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The Time for the Virtual AGM Is Now. Here’s Why Your Company Should Consider Taking It Online
The Month the World Stood Still – A Novice Small Business Guide to Avoiding a Long Recession
As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, several governments find themselves at a crossroads, having to weigh between public health and the economic costs of a total shutdown.
Coronavirus: Crisis and Opportunity in China’s Economy
How the South Korea-Japan Summit Could Ease Market Tensions in the Region
At South Korea-Japan summit in Chengdu, China in December, President Moon will sit down with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the two sides will try and heal the rift between them. What comes out of the summit is anyone’s guess at this point.
Elon Musk Is a Fan of the GPIF’s Decision to Curb Short Selling. Others, Not so Much
When Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) announced the suspension of lending foreign shares this past week, people who dislike short selling rejoiced. None more so than Elon Musk, which is not hard to imagine; Tesla has been the target of short sellers for almost as long as it’s been public.
The New Year’s Message for Corporate IR Engaging the Buy-Side: Keep Talking
Corporate access has come a long way in the last decade, especially after sweeping changes brought about by regulations like MiFID II.
Singles’ Day Isn’t the Only Reason Why Alibaba’s Hong Kong Listing Is Timely
This latest Single’s Day was no exception, drawing in a record US$38 billion worth of sales – although the day’s annual sales growth continued slowing as it has done for the past years and disappointed co-founder Jack Ma.On the back of (a still pretty successful) Singles’ Day, NYSE-listed Alibaba has moved closer to its long-awaited secondary listing in Hong Kong. The company is now set to start trading in Hong Kong on 26 November, to raise US$13.4 billion.
Brief M&A: TOTAL to Take a Stake in Adani Gas and More
TikTok Creator ByteDance Defies China Tech Slowdown as It Goes After Facebook’s Crown
A big part of Facebook’s current troubles has to do with the company’s dominant position in the social networking space. In fact, until ByteDance and its strange little app, TikTok, came along, it was hard to find a crack in Facebook’s armour.
What Companies Going Public Can Learn from WeWork’s IPO Disaster
Depending on how you look at it, WeWork’s botched IPO was a brutal failure… and a resounding success. No, it’s not some quantum paradox nor a case of Schrödinger’s Listing. There’s no question that WeWork should never have tried going public in its current state.