1. When the Alibaba Group starts trading on the New York
Stock Exchange as "BABA" on Friday, many ATCA 5000 distinguished
members may ask: “Ali who?”
How many chief executives would dress up in leather, a Mohican wig,
put on lipstick and a nose ring and sing Elton John's "Can you Feel the
Love Tonight?" to their employees?
2. The world's largest Initial Public Offering (IPO) on
Thursday, valued Alibaba at USD 168 billion and raised nearly USD 22
billion. Can one imagine the enormous quantum of wealth that is being
generated via this IPO?
3. In a time of economic rebalancing, when few big
companies are growing strongly, a Chinese business like Alibaba -- named
after a fabled, poor woodsman who discovers a thieves' den full of
treasures -- stands out brightly; More...