Archive for August, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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How and why South Africa and South African companies can benefit from joining the international financial market through the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for the advancement of SMEs within South Africa is an easy argument for one to make. Even recently the only firm actively listing firms in South Africa, www.fselistings.com, informed our publication that even Sponsor brokers for the Altx and JSE have started referring business to FSE Listings due to the ease of entry into the market, access to capital, and the lack of both in South African financial markets.

Unlike the Altx and the JSE, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is an unlisted financial exchange first, which caters to the smaller international companies that could not even be considered for the domestic exchanges, followed by a fully-fledged international financial exchange offering a full range of products and services under the Deutsche Group umbrella which is the third largest stock exchange group in the world and completes over Euro 5.2 trillion in transactions per annum.

The rationale of South African companies listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange would be to take advantage of the international competitiveness of the FSE financial market which is not available within South Africa. South African’s are well aware of the challenges which include:

  • the lack of a formalised Over the Counter (OTC) market, or an unlisted market;
  • the illiquid monopolistic market and lack of venture capital within South Africa as a whole; and
  • the Reserve Bank and Clearing System challenges that don’t allow for South African Companies to list and compete at a global scale  for

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is smart to capitalize on the JSE’s lagging behind in launching an OTC market, as Frankfurt has done so in India and China, running roadshows and marketing to local companies to list where an unlisted market doesn’t exist.

South Africa is one of the richest African countries and is ideal for listing companies on an international stock exchange that invests heavily in areas such as financial services, mining and exploration, oil and gas, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, energy, green technology, technology and communication, telecommunications, land development, automotive, and industrial or advanced manufacturing outlets.

South Africa currently has a monopolistic exchange environment, therefore there is clearly an opportunity for a competitor to enter this space and bring out products that will service the South African financial environment with access to an international exchange, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The JSE is recognised as one of the most expensive exchanges in the world and this is compounded by the fact that it has a 44% shareholding in STRATE Limited and thus has some level of control over the cost of clearing and settling in South Africa.

Globally, capital markets development has been fostered by the establishment of competing financial market platforms such as NASDAQ, AIM, FSE-Xetra and PLUS, towards the objectives of greater access to capital for growth companies, and more efficient and cost-effective product delivery to the investing public. FSE Listings is proposing to market the listings into the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for unlisted companies within South Africa who would like to take advantage of an existing successful global market platform, growing South African companies and African companies into one of the top regions in the world for German and European investors to consider taking a stake in. The initiative is focussed on South Africa to assist in a market which has a developed and educated financial market but lack of access, we alleviate that pain by helping companies list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The process takes only 5-6 weeks for South African’s to go public, which can often take years within the current domestic stock market.

The integration of capital markets with Europe through the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will also help spur accelerated economic growth and the creation of SME’s which create larger regional and financial capital markets, and have international reach both for capital and for marketing their products and services.

Taking advantage of the existing market efficiency of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the potential to speed up the process of financial innovation, liquidity, and facilitate increased foreign capital inevitably will help the South African economy and their growing SMEs.

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is widely traded by foreign investors globally with 89% of their listed companies coming from outside of Germany, of which more than half are outside of Europe. One can try to develop an integrated market or they can list their company within 5-6 weeks on one of the most integrated stock exchanges in the world. The choice for companies should be simple, list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The model that the SADC has adopted for the past 15 years has not facilitated the desired growth and FSE Listings has taken all these factors into account and, based on international best-practice for developing economies, believes the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is the solution for South African companies, the SADC, and the African continent of businesses in general as one of the premier investment destinations worldwide.

Fee comparisons of the JSE Main Board, AltX, AIM and Frankfurt

  JSE Main AltX AIM FSE
Listing Cost R1.5m – R3.5m R1.5m – R3.5m R50 000 R50,000
Annual Fees 4 bp market cap R30 000 R50 000 R50,000
Advisory Sponsor (Variable) R90 000 Nomad (R1m+) FSE Listings (R600,000)

This table clearly shows that it is twice to 4 times the cost of listing on the Altx as it is to list on the AIM, and 5-6 times the cost of listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange when considering the Advisory fee of the Nomad and or Advisory`s associated with the foreign markets. The reality is however, that the investment in listing on the foreign market and benefits associated to listing in Frankfurt or the UK far outweigh any benefit that can be offered from listing on an illiquid, undercapitalized domestic market such as the Altx.

Contact info@fselistings.com today to discuss with a Frankfurt Stock Exchange specialist for listing South African companies.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010 @ 01:08 PM
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Frankfurt Listed Company For Sale

We have a brand new Frankfurt Shell Company that was originally created for a client in Oil and Gas who’s project dematerialized. The company is ideal for an Oil and Gas project for listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The company is a UK corporation, it currently has a symbol on the exchange registered within Xetra, and has met all requirements. The particulars will only be divulged to real potential clients who can show proof of funds of at least 150,000 euro.

Full availability of the company common shares from the current shareholder base.

Contact info@otclistings.com, Subject: Frankfurt Shell

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Saturday, August 7, 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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About the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Frankfurt, one of the world’s first stock exchanges, became a leader among eight German stock exchanges already in the middle of the 20th century by serving 90% of the German market today. From 1993, the blue-chip company Deutsche Borse AG is an operator of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE).

With more than 77,000 securities listed and 260,000 trades processed daily, Frankfurt Stock Exchange takes the position of the world’s third largest stock market and the world’s sixth largest by market capitalization. It has a total turnover of 5.2 Trillion � per year.

Although FSE exercises some traditional broker-supported floor trading, most of the trading is done via the fully electronic trading system Xetra that enables 15 countries trading on a single platform. With the location-independent system, even 47% of the FSE’s market participants come from abroad.

Currently about 6823 companies are quoted on the FSE. Based on stock market newcomers’ needs and requirements, they can enter the market in 3 alternative ways: Prime, General, or Entry Standard. Companies going public by Prime and General Standards are regulated by the EU rules. Whereas companies choosing the Entry Standard, which is one of the easiest ways to enter the capital market, are supervised by the stock exchange itself.

With current 79 index funds, FSE has the largest range of exchange traded funds in Europe. An investor has a choice of 55 passively managed index funds and 24 actively managed funds to trade in. Unlike classical funds, the prices of the FSE’s exchange traded funds are determined every minute in continuous trading and orders are exercised immediately.

Listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange can be completed within 3-6 weeks for under $100,000 which makes it the most accessible stock exchange of its size in the world. If you want to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, contact info@fselistings.com today!

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Saturday, August 7, 2010 @ 07:08 AM
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The Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Xetra Listings

Our specialty is assisting non-EU companies for Primary Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings

We are the premiere listing consultant for companies looking to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Our success is based on years of experience, personal relationships, and a professional team who have been partners of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Our partner firms have listed over 1500 companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, of which we have participated in.

We Are Your Frankfurt Listing Consultant

If you are interested in taking a company public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, a listing consultant needs to help you accomplish this task. FSE Listings Inc is the quickest, most affordable listing consortium, with the ability to work end to end with relationships with Frankfurt Stock Exchange designated sponsors, Frankfurt Stock Exchange listing partners, and Listing agents, Banks, and Registrars for Electronic Trading.

The team behind FSE Listings Inc have direct experience as partners of the exchange for over 12 years, we are not just a team of lawyers and accountants, we complete every step of the process at a reduced rate than if you were to try to do it yourself or use any other go public process.

Our proprietary process has allowed for primary listing of German, UK, Chinese, Indian, South African, Australia, US, Canadian, Vietnamese, Philippines, Malaysian, and many other jurisdictions assets on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Foreign Corporations making a primary listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange require the assistance of professionals who know how to build a company and list that company within 3-6 weeks. No other consultancy can compete.

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Friday, August 6, 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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(AFP) – 1 hour ago

FRANKFURT — Chinese fashion designer Kinghero launched on Friday its first international listing of shares in Frankfurt, a European stock market that is actively courting companies from the far East.

Kinghero placed one million shares and raised 15 million euros (20 million dollars) in the operation, the second by a Chinese firm here this year and the 23rd overall, market officials said.

“We are delighted that so many investors found our story convincing,” chief executive Yu Zhang said in a statement.

“As a fast growing company, the successful IPO (initial public offering) on the Frankfurt stock exchange gives us access to various financing options in the future,” he added.

Kinghero reported 2009 sales of 48.9 million euros, a gain of more than 50 percent. The firm forecasts double-digit sales growth this year.

At the value of the shares placed on Friday, Kinghero estimates its total market capitalisation at around 91.9 million euros.

The shares will trade on Deutsche Boerse’s Xetra electronic trading system.

Kinghero spokeswoman Zhao-Moll Xiaoping told AFP the company had chosen to list in Germany “because the Deutsche Boerse is very efficient, offers very quick access to the capital markets and is particularly well suited to fast-growing” small- and mid-sized companies.

“We could of course have registered in Hong Kong or on the Chinese mainland but that would take longer and cost more,” she said.

In addition, “an entry into the German market offers a very good reputation for our brand in China,” Zhao-Moll noted.

Christian von Dreising, executive director at the investment bank Silvia Quant, said the German stock market has actively courted Chinese companies which can find it hard to list on oversubscribed markets in their own country.

“Deutsche Boerse has done a first-class marketing job to attract Chinese companies,” von Dreising said.

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

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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August 5th 2010, Franfurt, Germany, FSE Listings Inc (www.fselistings.com) has listed three companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange over the past 4 weeks. FSE Listings Inc remains ahead of any other firm in listing companies as a professional consortiumon the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Unregulated Listings. FSE Listings Inc is the only firm to their knowledge who can list a company in 3-6 weeks successfully without taking payment until after the success of the listing.

“One of the clients is in Oil and Gas Exploration, one of the companies is in Minieral exploration, and the third firm is an IT Company listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.” Says Mark Bragg, Director of Business Development. “It is our 14th client of the year for listing on a stock exchange via direct listing, it appears more companies are listing directly on the Frankfurt stock exchange than buying shells because it is quicker and cheaper to start from scratch with FSE Listings. It’s better for the market to have real companies listing the real way.” Says Bragg

Its not unusual for FSE Listings Inc to list more than one company a month, but it appears they have been getting accelerated interest in listing on the Frankfurt Exchange due to the ease of listing, access to european capital, and lower costs.

FSE Listings Inc has been operating as the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings Consortium since 2000, listing companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and US OTCBB. With several hundred firms listed within the professional consortium of Listing Partners, Lawyers, Accountants, and Partners, FSE Listings remains one of the most successful and industry relied upon professional groups.

If you are interested in listing a company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 3-6 weeks, contact info@fselistings.com.

In addition, if you are interested in becoming a partner and part of the global consortium representing FSE Listings, please contact FSE Listings at info@fselistings.com.

Current Partnership Countries:

  • Thailand Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • US Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • Malaysia Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • Australia Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • South Africa Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • Canada Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • Australia Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings

We are actively looking for Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listing partners within:

Asia Stock market:

  • China Stock Market
  • Japan Stock Market
  • Philippines Stock Market
  • Vietnam Stock Market
  • Singapore Stock Market

East Asia Stock Market:

  • India Stock Market
  • Indonesia Stock Market

Middle East:

  • Dubai Stock Market
  • United Arab Emirates Stock Market
  • Kuwait Stock Market
  • Iran Stock Market
  • Iraq Stock Market
  • Afghanistan Stock Market
  • Saudi Arabia Stock Market

Europe Stock Market:

  • Russia Stock Market
  • France Stock Market
  • Italy Stock Market
  • Ireland Stock Market
  • Norway Stock Market
  • Sweden Stock Market
  • Netherlands Stock Market
  • German Stock Market
  • UK Stock Market
  • London Stock Market
  • Spain Stock Market
  • Portugal Stock Market
  • Greece Stock Market
  • Poland Stock Market
  • Romania Stock Market
  • Bulgaria Stock Market
  • Finland Stock Market
  • Iceland Stock Market

Americas Stock Market

  • Mexico Stock Market
  • Canada Stock Market
  • Peru Stock Market
  • Chile Stock Market
  • Brazil Stock Market

Contact info@fselistings.com today!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 @ 12:08 PM
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Firstly Prepare the documentation for your team of FSE Listings Consortium Consultants:

List of Required Documents and Information

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum
  • Articles of Association
  • Number of shares outstanding (as per incorporation documents) and par-value per share (also as per incorporation documents)
  • Certified Copies of ID’s of the directors and supporting documents (please look at appendix A)
  • Business Plan
  • Financials (Opening Balance Sheet etc)
  • Letter from Auditor with regards to paid in capital or a Solicitor who is holding the funds
  • Letter from the CEO Certifying the paid in capital and number of shareholders within the company
  • ISIN documentation completed and applied for by FSE Listings Inc

Second Step Documents

  • Frankfurt Application Document Signed with above documents.
  • Engagement Letter with the Registrar for Electronic Trading within your jurisdiction, For example CREST
  1. Upon receipt of registration details create the register of members of ordinary shareholders.
  2. Produce and issue the initial ordinary share certificates of entitlement.
  3. Liaise with Euroclear UK & Ireland Limited (“EUI”) to ensure all procedures and documentation is in place to enable CREST eligibility of the issued ordinary shares.
  4. Issue for signing and return by your firm both the CREST Security Application Form and CREST Enablement Letter.
  5. Submit to EUI both the signed CREST Security Application Form and CREST Enablement Letter.

Secondly, ensure you have a consultant from FSE Listings Inc who can perform the following tasks with the documentation supplied:

Consulting Services:

  • Initial due diligence
  • Prepare and coordinate drafting of a Company securities prospectus/expose for admission to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for IPO
  • Liaising with company management for all due diligence documentation required in respect of the IPO listing
  • Preparation of all other documents required for admission to trading and commencement of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Appoint and work with Share Registrar of Company to have shares registered
  • Activate electronic share registration system with Share Registrar and share clearing system in Germany
  • Joint presentation of the application for the listing of new shares for IPO by Company
  • Liaison with Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Drafting and coordinating publication of any mandatory announcements
  • Application for the start of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for the Company’s IPO.
  • Assist in transfer of shares via CREST/CLEARSTREAM into the electronic trading system.

Services include the cost of the Sponsor, Listing, Filings, Incorporation, and documentation preparation.

Contact info@fselistings.com today if you are interested in listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 @ 10:08 AM
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FSE Listings Inc lists three companies in July on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

August 5th 2010, Franfurt, Germany, FSE Listings Inc (www.fselistings.com) has listed three companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange over the past 4 weeks. FSE Listings Inc remains ahead of any other firm in listing companies as a professional consortiumon the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Unregulated Listings. FSE Listings Inc is the only firm to their knowledge who can list a company in 3-6 weeks successfully without taking payment until after the success of the listing.

“One of the clients is in Oil and Gas Exploration, one of the companies is in Minieral exploration, and the third firm is an IT Company listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.” Says Mark Bragg, Director of Business Development. “It is our 14th client of the year for listing on a stock exchange via direct listing, it appears more companies are listing directly on the Frankfurt stock exchange than buying shells because it is quicker and cheaper to start from scratch with FSE Listings. It’s better for the market to have real companies listing the real way.” Says Bragg

Its not unusual for FSE Listings Inc to list more than one company a month, but it appears they have been getting accelerated interest in listing on the Frankfurt Exchange due to the ease of listing, access to european capital, and lower costs.

FSE Listings Inc has been operating as the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings Consortium since 2000, listing companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and US OTCBB. With several hundred firms listed within the professional consortium of Listing Partners, Lawyers, Accountants, and Partners, FSE Listings remains one of the most successful and industry relied upon professional groups.

If you are interested in listing a company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 3-6 weeks, contact info@fselistings.com.

In addition, if you are interested in becoming a partner and part of the global consortium representing FSE Listings, please contact FSE Listings at info@fselistings.com.

Current Partnership Countries:

  • Thailand Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • US Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • Malaysia Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • Australia Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • South Africa Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • Canada Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings
  • Australia Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings

We are actively looking for Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listing partners within:

Asia Stock market:

  • China Stock Market
  • Japan Stock Market
  • Philippines Stock Market
  • Vietnam Stock Market
  • Singapore Stock Market

East Asia Stock Market:

  • India Stock Market
  • Indonesia Stock Market

Middle East:

  • Dubai Stock Market
  • United Arab Emirates Stock Market
  • Kuwait Stock Market
  • Iran Stock Market
  • Iraq Stock Market
  • Afghanistan Stock Market
  • Saudi Arabia Stock Market

Europe Stock Market:

  • Russia Stock Market
  • France Stock Market
  • Italy Stock Market
  • Ireland Stock Market
  • Norway Stock Market
  • Sweden Stock Market
  • Netherlands Stock Market
  • German Stock Market
  • UK Stock Market
  • London Stock Market
  • Spain Stock Market
  • Portugal Stock Market
  • Greece Stock Market
  • Poland Stock Market
  • Romania Stock Market
  • Bulgaria Stock Market
  • Finland Stock Market
  • Iceland Stock Market

Americas Stock Market

  • Mexico Stock Market
  • Canada Stock Market
  • Peru Stock Market
  • Chile Stock Market
  • Brazil Stock Market

Contact info@fselistings.com today!

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