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China approves 3 IPO applications

Updated: Jan 27,2018 4:41 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s securities regulator approved three new IPO applications on Jan 26, which will raise up to 4.9 billion yuan ($767 million) in the A-share market.

Two companies will be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and one will on the ChiNext, a Nasdaq-style board, according to the China Securities Regulatory Commission.

The firms and their underwriters will confirm dates and publish prospectuses following discussions with the exchanges.

China has sought to normalize IPOs to improve financing efficiency and direct more money into the real economy since it suspended IPOs between July and November 2015.

New shares are subject to official approval under the current IPO system, which is moving to a more market-oriented system.