Goldman Sachs was one of the first to spot the potential in China for preferred shares, a form of hybrid security which listed companies can sell to raise capital with minimal dilution in the value of shares held by existing stakeholders.» Read More
BEIJING, April 25- China shares dropped 1 percent on Friday and suffered their worst week since early January, as concerns about market liquidity hurt investor sentiment after Guanghui Energy became the first mainland firm to announce plans to issue preferred shares.
*Alibaba's US IPO move could be a blow to Hong Kong stock exchange. Alibaba's planned U.S. listing is the most anticipated IPO since Facebook Inc raised $16 billion in 2012. Alibaba's decision to go to the United States is a blow to the Hong Kong stock exchange, which was initially the company's preferred venue for the IPO.
BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, March 12- The China Securities Regulatory Commission is ready to launch a long-awaited pilot programme allowing listed companies to issue preferred shares, three sources with direct knowledge of the policy told Reuters, and could officially announce the new policy as soon as this weekend.
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