Chinese insurer PICC opens up 3.16% in Hong Kong debut
HONG KONG (AFP) - Chinese insurer PICC rose on its trading debut in Hong Kong on Friday, after making a lower-than-expected US$3.1 billion in the Asian financial hub's biggest share sale this year.
The state-owned company opened at HK$3.59, compared with an offer price of HK$3.48.
"This is a milestone development for PICC," its chairman Wu Yan said before hitting the gong to mark the beginning of the firm's trade.
"PICC is a pioneer in the Chinese insurance industry. It has become one of the fastest-growing insurance companies.