— This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on July 1, Tuesday.
Welcome to the CNBC Business Daily.
The U.S. IPO market is on fire - on track to lock down the busiest year since 2000.
But will the second half be just as busy?
Seema Mody has more.
You could call it an IPO frenzy. So far 145 companies have gone pubilc in 2014 here in the United States. That according to Renaissance capital, the highest number of deals since the year 2000. Now the jobs act an improving economy and rising stock market have all contributed in the surge in initial public offerings. Plus, several high profile companies that have gone public this year have received a warm debut on Wall Street.
GoPro, the most recent example surging on its first day of trade, and the stock continues to rise higher. Some of the other standouts including Cheetah Mobile, Zoe's Kitchen and GrubHub. As well as Chinese Internet player JD.Com , in fact the biggest Chinese-based IPO in over 8 decades.
Now looking to the second half of the year. Experts forcast the IPO deal flow to continue.
[Bob McCooey, SVP Nasdaq] "I think the market in the second half of the year will continue to be very strong. We would hope it to be as strong as the 99 IPOs we've seen on NASDAQ so far this year. But we would certainly see a large number of companies in healthcare, in financials and in technology that will list with us through the balance of 2014."
And international companies are expected to continue to raise capital here in the US as well.
[Bob McCooey, SVP Nasdaq] "Let's say that the overall global IPO market is very strong. Companies from Spain like Abengoa, we're seeing more technology-based companies. We're starting to see an increase in the number of shipping companies that are coming. And then when you begin talking about technology from Europe, you start to begin to think about Israel. And we've been blessed with a large number of Israeli companies, about 75 that list with us today. And more of them that should be joining us in the next few months."
In terms of companies to keep an eye on, Good Technology, Box and Alibaba will be the IPO that investors will be focused on in the second half of 2014. Alibaba the internet giant is expected to go public in early August on the New York Stock Exchange. Analysts at Morningstar recently said it sees a 220 billion dollar market value for Alibaba.
That wraps up this edition of the Business Daily.
I'm Sri Jegarajah, reporting from CNBC's Asian headquarters.