20 Apr '11, 6am

New China Life IPO to raise up to US$4b: HONG KONG: One of China's biggest life insurers is set to raise as much...

New China Life IPO to raise up to US$4b: HONG KONG: One of China's biggest life insurers is set to raise as much...

HONG KONG: One of China's biggest life insurers is set to raise as much as US$4 billion in a dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai, marking one of the region's biggest initial public offerings so far this year. New China Life Insurance filed a request for the listing with the mainland's insurance regulator last week and plans to submit a request to Hong Kong's bourse by the end of May at the earliest, Dow Jones Newswires reported, citing a person familiar with the planned offering. Hong Kong's exchange would then hold hearings to approve the insurer's listing. The US$5.4 billion listing last month by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing's Singapore Hutchison Port Holdings Trust, which owns deep-water ports in Hong Kong and China, is Asia's biggest IPO so far in 2011. Last week, Swiss commodities giant Glencore announced the world's biggest initial public offering so far this year...

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