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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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FSE Listings: Go Public and list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange before it’s too difficult and too long!

The regulations within the Frankfurt Stock Exchange over the past several years have allowed for firms to deal directly through listing agents to list their UK and foreign companies as a primary listing and secondary listing. In 2004, the FSE lobbied to have the rules changed to abolish dual listing on the unregulated market. Thus foreign issuers were only capable of listing a primary listing.

Current changes are under discussion that will put an additional layer in listing on the unregulated market by adding the requirement of a position that acts like a Financial Advisor, which is what, is required to list on the Plus Markets. Foreign issuers and issuers looking to list on the unregulated market could therefore be looking at a review from an advisor prior to going to the listing agent. Thus the fees are expected to increase.

This means that anyone who has been thinking of listing a company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange should do so now!

It is expected that this fee with ongoing advisory services could be much higher.

A Frankfurt Stock Exchange Shell sells from 120k euro to 150k euro. It is expected that the value of the companies will drastically increase with the credibility of the unregulated market advisory process which is no doubt being put in place to mirror some of the UK principals. Companies could therefore sell for 300k euro to 400k euro like the OTCBB shells do.

However, unlike OTCBB companies, it only takes 3-6 weeks to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange now. With the new advisory coming on board, there are expected delays. You should take advantage of building a Frankfurt Stock Exchange company today!

The advantage of the FSE is that it is the third largest market group in the world, the volume and liquidity surpasses other European exchanges, and over 80% of the listings are foreign companies. SEO and IPO listings of companies in resources, technology, alternative energy, and manufacturing is well into the billions. Relatively new companies can expect to raise 1-10 million euro post listing with a proper IR budget and Banking buy in.

Contact info@fselistings.com to discuss how you can take advantage.

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Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 06:07 AM
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Listing Companies From India On The Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Activity of Indian companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange has been impressive to say the least. At Deutsche Börse, all Indian equity instruments are actively traded within the unregulated market. Deutsche Börse‘s Indian equity instruments are significantly more liquid compared to London SE and Luxembourg SE. Companies from almost all sizes are most liquid at Deutsche Börse.

In total about € 1.5 bn is invested in Indian companies by German investors. The biggest German investor is DWS.

IT / Telecom, Utilities / Energy, Financials, Automobile and Consumers are the major focus of German Investors. These hot topic sectors are the corner stone of the Indian economy and make for great IPO and listing candidates.

In February 2007 the Deutsche Borse AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange) purchased 5% of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) which led to the November 2008 cooperation agreement in which both partners agreed to simplify access to their stock exchanges for companies in their respective markets. 

A variety of events thereafter unfolded:

  • November 2008: India Forum at the German Equity Forum 2008 in Frankfurt

With presentations about the Indian economic, – business culture and commercial law, as well as sector and companies presentations together with Beiten Burkhardt

  • November 2008: Indian Securities Forum 2008

Participation as a sponsor and speaker at the Indian Securities Forum Meetings in Mumbai and Delhi with potential companies together with BSE

  • April 2009: Listing Seminar in Mumbai

With presentations concerning opportunities of a cross-boarder listing and legal requirements of a listing at Deutsche Börse.

  • November 2009: India Forum at the German Equity Forum 2009 in Frankfurt

With presentations of Indian companies to potential investors Meetings of Indian companies with Deutsche Börse Listing Partners

  • January 2010: Meetings with investment banks and advisors
  • June 2010: Listing Seminar in Mumbai

With presentations concerning opportunities of a cross-boarder listing and legal requirements of a listing at Deutsche Börse.

Reasons For Indian Companies to List:

The liquidity situation of the different international stock exchanges has shown that, in general, liquidity in stock trading in Frankfurt is significantly higher. Greater liquidity through higher trading volumes is a good basis for a fair valuation of a company on the capital markets. 

The approved indices of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange increase the visibility of Indian companies and attract the attention of Indian and European investors alike. In Germany, Indian companies come together with analysts with expertise in a specific sector, especially in those sectors where Germany is particularly strong. 

Companies can access investors all over the world through the Xetra trading platform of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Currently, a total of over 250 trading members are listed on XETRA. 

A range of market segments which allow issuers to choose the market segment that best suits them, taking into account access criteria, post-admission obligations and the objectives pursued by the listing. The listing procedure at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is one of the fastest in the world and the listing fees are highly attractive compared to other international Frankfurt Stock Exchange competitors. 

Particularities In Connection With Indian Issuers One specific concern for Indian issuers is that, according to Indian law, a direct listing of shares of an Indian company on a foreign stock exchange is not possible. A direct admission would be conceivable only via a holding structure if the holding (and issuer of the shares to be admitted) has its registered office outside of India and only the operational companies are located in India. Due to common language and laws, it is recommended this would be done via a UK Holding Company.

Choice Of Market Segments On The Frankfurt Stock Exchange Issuers at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange can choose between the Regulated Market (General Standard/ Prime Standard) and the stock exchange only-regulated Open Market (First/Second Quotation Board and Entry Standard).  In principle, access to the Regulated Market is only possible with a securities prospectus approved by the supervisory authority in the issuer’s home member state within the European Economic Area (EEA).  Moreover, issuers in the Regulated Market are subject to the post-admission obligations of the EU Transparency Directive as implemented in German law. As regards post-admission obligations, the Prime Standard offered by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to its issuers is a quality segment that imposes even stricter requirements on issuers than the EU Transparency Directive. 

Admission to the Open Market (First Quotation Board and Entry Standard segments) does not in require a securities prospectus. In this respect and in comparison to some European competitors requiring a document similar to a prospectus for admission to their stock exchange regulated market segments, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange provides easier, faster and less costly access to capital markets, especially as the drafting of a securities prospectus or comparable document is both time consuming and costly for the issuer. 

Whereas no post-listing obligations have to be observed for the First Quotation Board segment listing, issuers for the Entry Standard undertake to comply with certain post-listing reporting requirements.

Contact info@fselistings.com to choose a suitable structure for your company!

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Examples of Indian Listed Companies

AXIS BANK LTD

BAJAJ HLDG+INDV.GDR S IR10

CROMPTON GREAVES

DR REDDYS LABS

FINL TECHS I.GDR REG S/7

GAIL INDIA

GT EASTERN ENERGY

HDFC BANK LTD

ICICI BANK LTD ADR/2

INDIABULLS REAL

INFOSYS TECHS

LARSEN+TOUBRO

MAHANAGAR TELE NIG.

MAHINDRA+MAHIN.GDR/REG.S

PATNI COMP. SYS

RANBAXY LABORATORY

REDIFF.COM I.ADR0,5 IR-05

RELIANCE INFRASTRUCTURE

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES

SATYAM COMPUTER

SIFY TECHNOLOGIES LTD

STATE BANK OF INDIA

STEEL AUTH. OF. IND

STERLITE IND

SUZLON ENERGY LTD

TATA COMMUNICATIONS

TATA MOTORS

TATA STEEL

WIPRO LTD

Frankfurt Listing- No upfront fees

Our listings company, http://www.fselistings.com has had great success listing companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange within a 3-6 week window depending on jurisdiction and complexity. There is no upfront fees associated to the process, we charge the funds after the company is trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The company is only responsible for initial incorporation documents, and ensuring they qualify prior to being signed as a client.

While your currency is strong against the Euro, you should take advantage of this opportunity to list!

*Listing fees are reduced based upon upfront payments.

Our capital raising partners are interested in working with Oil and Gas, Resources, Technology, and Development companies. Once your firm is listed, we can assist in introducing 1-10 million euro of financing.

Contact for references and to see if you are qualified for this program: info@fselistings.com

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Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 06:07 AM
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List your Technology Company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

If you are a computer hardware, internet, telecommunication, computer services, software, or semiconductors business, take a look at FSE Listings Inc to list your company. Info@fselistings.com.

IPO volumes have also been impressive in the high technology sectors:

  • Computer Hardware- 943 million
  • Internet- 788.8 million
  • Telecommunication- 698 million
  • Computer Services- 305 million
  • Software- 246.3 million
  • Semiconductors- 82 million

The Deutsche Börse Group allows for companies to be in a good position in a competitive environment is the world’s largest stock exchange organization. Over 10,863 equities from 86 countries is listed, 90% of which are international companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The market has over 4600 traders, 254 international trading institutions from 19 countries.

Frankfurt Listing- No upfront fees

Our listings company, http://www.fselistings.com has had great success listing companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange within a 3-6 week window depending on jurisdiction and complexity. There is no upfront fees associated to the process, we charge the funds after the company is trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The company is only responsible for initial incorporation documents, and ensuring they qualify prior to being signed as a client.

While your currency is strong against the Euro, you should take advantage of this opportunity to list!

*Listing fees are reduced based upon upfront payments.

Our capital raising partners are interested in working with Oil and Gas, Resources, Technology, and Development companies. Once your firm is listed, we can assist in introducing 1-10 million euro of financing.

Contact for references and to see if you are qualified for this program: info@fselistings.com

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Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 06:07 AM
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List your Alternative Energy Company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

The Deutsche Börse Group allows for companies to be in a good position in a competitive environment is the world’s largest stock exchange organization. Over 10,863 equities from 86 countries is listed, 90% of which are international companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The market has over 4600 traders, 254 international trading institutions from 19 countries.

IPO volumes within the Alternative Fuels and Energies sectors is attractive with Fuels performing at 641,300,000 euro and renewable energy equipment trading at 886,000,000 euro.

The Deutsche Börse is Europe’s #1 listing venue for the Alternative Energy Sector.

The Greetech sector has raised over 10.7 billion euro in IPO’s and 8.0 billion euro in SEO’s.

Frankfurt Listing- No upfront fees

Our listings company, http://www.fselistings.com has had great success listing Greentech companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange within a 3-6 week window depending on jurisdiction and complexity. There is no upfront fees associated to the process, we charge the funds after the company is trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The company is only responsible for initial incorporation documents, and ensuring they qualify prior to being signed as a client.

While your currency is strong against the Euro, you should take advantage of this opportunity to list!

*Listing fees are reduced based upon upfront payments.

Our capital raising partners are interested in working with Oil and Gas, Resources, Greentech Technology, and Development companies. Once your firm is listed, we can assist in introducing 1-10 million euro of financing.

Contact for references and to see if you are qualified for this program: info@fselistings.com

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) – Belvedere Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BEL)(FRANKFURT:BD4) (“Belvedere”) is pleased to announce that it has been admitted to the Open Market on the Frankfurt Exchange and is trading under the symbol BD4.

If you are interested in listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange contact info@fselistings.com

About Belvedere:

Belvedere Resources Limited is a Canadian incorporated mining company with a primary focus on gold, nickel, copper and cobalt in Finland. Work is currently underway to recommence mining at the Hitura Nickel Mine, with production expected in August/September 2010. In addition, the company has a considerable portfolio of advanced gold properties in Finland and plans to use the extensive mining experience developed in the company to rapidly progress these towards production.

BELVEDERE RESOURCES LTD.

David Pym, CEO; Suite #404, Vancouver World Trade Centre, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver. BC. V6C 3E2, Canada

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Thursday, July 1, 2010 @ 05:07 AM
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FSE Listings: An African Manifesto For Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings

Africa as a continent has an impressive record of well over 2,000 companies listed on all of the combined exchanges. Some of these exchanges have under 100 listings, and others such as the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Altx, and other markets have several hundred.

Within Angola a new stock market is in the process of launching, Angolan Stock Exchange (BVA). The BVA will be located in Luanda, the political and economic capital of Angola.

Of the 14 countries that comprise the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Angola is one of only three countries that does not have an institutionalised stock market.

The local executives firmly believe that the stock market will attract foreign investment into the market in addition contribute a considerable amount of taxes for transactions within the region related to trading.

Many of the African countries, understandably so, initially started focusing on an upper tier of clientele and a large market cap per issuer. Thus creating more stable and viable indexes for international investment. In Nigeria, the offer to list for free large Oil and Telecommunications corporations is another example of the market catering to the large business ventures and established companies. For the most part, the impressive list of companies within the African Continent per region is still 80-90% large corporations and 10-20% venture.

In comparison to other markets such as the NASDAQ (which include the OTCBB) Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings, or TSX, this is a vast contrast where listings are 80% venture and development companies and 10-20% larger corporations. Of course this is all relative to the larger size of these three exchanges in comparison to any individual African exchange or the sum of all.

However, it is because of this Venture capacity that many African companies and assets do list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, TSX, and AIM. For the most part, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is the most affordable in listing fees, maintenance, and disclosure requirements and remains the most liquid European Exchange. The African Expert, FSE Listings Inc, www.fselistings.com specialises in listing companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange from African Countries. In the advent of Venture Capitalists, support from companies like FSE Listings Inc, OTCListings.com, and other outside market listing companies actually will attract foreign investment into the African countries, possibly more than the exchanges themselves. The venture oriented exchanges allow for African companies and assets to list with minimal cost and to be able to access multi-trillion euro and dollar market places.

It is actually popular opinion that it is still easier, cheaper, and more lucrative to list companies in Frankfurt with FSE Listings Inc than to utilize a domestic market that is targeting a larger tier client that can afford the exhausting cost of auditors, legal support, sponsors, and exchange fees. The weakness of most African exchanges is that they ONLY seem to cater to this audience and do not have low cost entry fees, quotation boards, and venture capital. African venture capital is a European word, and North American word for investing into emerging markets, for the most part it is not yet an African term, because true venture capital like what is seen in the Silicon Valley, the Toronto Stock Exchange, or in Frankfurt, just doesn’t exist yet on the Continent. Attempts have been made by exchanges like the Altx, however the desire to target larger firms and not to work the paperload of 500 – 1000 new listings a year like the OTCBB or Frankfurt Listings, hinders these venture upstart markets. Essentially they suffer from slow uptake and lack of listings in width and depth.

One of the most important initiatives any African Stock Exchange* could make would be to link their clearing system with Euroclear and Clearstream standards to ensure ease of access into the market. Currently, the easiest way from African companies to do this is to make a primary listing on the Frankfurt Exchange. However, venture exchanges within Africa with linkages for share settling will propel themselves and grow in the right direction.

FSE Listings Inc within the African continent is dedicated to empowering local companies and assets by listing them on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and assisting in introductions, road shows, and capital oriented meetings to attract foreign investment. With representatives within South Africa’s financial hub of Sandton Johannesburg, FSE caters to all African entrepreneurs. FSE also has representatives within the US, Canada, Belize, UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, the Philippines, Spain, Mozambique, and many others. We cater to those who have only 60,000 euro to build the public company, to firms that are worth several billion Rand.

FSE Listings is very interested in working within the African countries and catering to businesses who would like to raise capital easily without the costs of domestic exchanges, controls, and barriers in local markets presented by competitive relationships and positioning. What most companies don’t realize is the first step to going international is financing international. Your firm doesn’t have to be on an island of its own when electronically within this day and age, from Africa you can do business daily with Europe and beyond.

FSE strongly believes in the African market, especially for stock market investment. The indicator that most prominently supports this strong belief is the rising number of internet users across the continent. The internet fuelled the investment boom that helped make possible the NASDAQ clearing the 10,000 benchmark in the 90’s and early 2000 boom. The access to many more investors who can instantly trade shares and research companies changed the face of investment and stock markets permanently. The same is being achieved in Africa as more and more people come online. Online usage on the African continent has grown from 2000 to 2009 over 1800% with 86,217,900 internet users.** This is only 8.7% of the total market as well! For this reason, listing your company in Africa as an African company is a smart long term strategy. Africa is the fastest growing continent for internet usage growth. In order to attract your fellow African investors and European Foreign investment, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is the ideal market to list on. The African Listing Expert is www.fselistings.com, info@fselistings.com. Clients can either list their firms directly or possibly there are existing firms willing to merge with your African business.

Many African countries have been impoverished in Civil Wars, however, each individual economy is becoming more stable, growing rapidly, and becoming powerful. The Angolan market is another perfect example of growth, growing stability, and the right assets and initiative to drive forward. FSE Listings Inc is very interested in helping firms to advance within these types of emerging African markets that we know have high growth and visibility to foreign investors.

With the resources of a Country like Angola they will become the third largest African Stock Exchange next to the JSE and Nigeria, and we salute the effort. We also believe that there is a fantastic market of entrepreneurs, medium sized businesses that may not qualify for any of the three African Exchanges mentioned, who want to raise capital and grow… FSE Listings Inc fills that void.

It is true the financial crisis has hit European markets and African markets alike. However, the Deutsche Boerse in comparison is still out performing top exchanges in volume and capital, and remains a large market place and economy to work within. Where the economy has stunted many African exchanges growth, their companies financing, and the stability of their market, the German market has remained home to the euro and the most stable market within the Union giving it the financial backbone necessary to succeed. In any event, the lower euro price actually makes it cheaper for many of the African nations to list, where the currencies have grown in strength unless they are already a Euro country.

FSE Listings as an entrepreneurial catalyst within the African continent aims to diversify the African economy away from just Oil and Gas or Gold, however also lucrative listing markets, but we also embrace the tech market, green market, agro, transportation, medical, construction, entertainment, telecom, etc. Moving the Countries dependence from a local market to an international market will eventually stimulate the local economy from the influx of capital.

The potential goal is to make the Frankfurt Stock Exchange the largest African exchange with a wide and diverse scope of clients catering to entrepreneurship and not just a specific industry or size of company. You can be as big and powerful as you want to make yourself, the choice is on who and how you position yourself. List with FSE Listings Inc to succeed within the right posture and global position.

* African Stock Exchanges

Bolsa de Valores de Mozambique – Mozambique

Botswana Stock Exchange – Gaborone, Botswana

Bourse des Valeurs d’Abidjan – Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchanges – Cairo, Egypt

Dar-es-Salaam Stock Exchange – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ghana Stock Exchange – Accra, Ghana

JSE Limited – Sandown, South Africa

La Bourse de Casablanca (Management Company) – Casablanca, Morocco

Lusaka Stock Exchange – Lusaka, Zambia

Malawi Stock Exchange – Blantyre, Malawi

Nairobi Stock Exchange – Nairobi, Kenya

Namibian Stock Exchange – Windhoek, Namibia

Nigerian Stock Exchange – Lagos, Nigeria

Stock Exchange of Mauritius – Port Louis, Mauritius

Swaziland Stock Exchange – Mbabane, Swaziland

Uganda Securities Exchange Limited – Kampala, Uganda

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange – Harare, Zimbabwe

** http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm

World Regions Population
( 2009 Est.)
Internet Users
Dec. 31, 2000
Internet Users
Latest Data
Penetration
(% Population)
Growth
2000-2009
Users %
of Table
Africa 991,002,342 4,514,400 86,217,900 8.7 % 1,809.8 % 4.8 %
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