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Li Ka-shing's HK Electric Investments falls on Hong Kong debut

Published on Jan 29, 2014 12:23 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - The stock market debut of a utilty trust owned by Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing went with a whimper not a bang in early trade on Wednesday, despite being Hong Kong's biggest IPO of the year.

Shares in HK Electric Investments - carved out from Li's Hong Kong-listed utilities firm Power Assets - dropped 4.04 per cent to a low of HK$5.23 (S$0.85) in morning trade, after raising US$3.11 billion earlier this month ahead of the initial public offering.

The company sold 4.43 billion units at the low end of its HK$5.45 to HK$6.30 indicative price range.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index went up 0.94 per cent in morning trade Wednesday.

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