China leads the world in economic growth – and it was also tops in initial public offerings during the third quarter.
According to accounting firm Ernst & Young, Chinese companies raised $40.1 billion through IPOs between July and September. That's 76 percent of the planet's third-quarter IPO proceeds.
With new offerings pricing nearly every day – or so it seems – the explosive growth in China's IPO market shouldn't cool anytime soon.
One firm that expects to have an IPO in the Chinese market is Yashili Group, a Chinese producer of food products for infants; the company expects to go public in Hong Kong in the near future, Reuters reports. Another is the iron-ore arm of a Russian mining firm, Petropavlovsk. That company, IRC, sold more than a billion shares in a recent Hong Kong offering, according to Bloomberg News.
With investors eager to park money in Chinese-traded companies, young investors in the U.S. may want to consider Chinese investments, too. Some firms – like Chinese solar firms Suntech Power and JA Solar Holdings – trade American Depositary Receipts on American exchanges; ADRs are a smart way to buy into foreign companies. Exchange-traded funds are also a good option.