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In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit and Johnny Hon of Global Group discuss: Is China a Fraud-ridden bubble? And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.
7 days ago
With the demise of the twenty-fifth Filthy Forty listing, Asian Citrus (ACHL), as of this morning there are just 15 of our motley crew remaining listed on the Casino – and one of those, MoneySwap (SWAP), has now been suspended for more than six months, but it seems the Oxymorons have decided not to apply AIM Rule 41.
32 days ago
I reckon China is a debt time-bomb waiting to go off and burst the bubble. Andrew Monk of VSA Resources is a China bull but he addresses this issue in a fascinating note emailed to his clients this morning. Over to the Monkey...
59 days ago
Since our 24th September previous update, another ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' company has followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone - and another has been suspended...
60 days ago
Did you lose money on any of the Fujian Four? We hope that you took our warnings seriously and did not but now there is hope if you ignored us and lost out. Or is there? I refer you to the website of China Resolutions which claims that it may get your money back.
166 days ago
Ten days ago we identified ten of the (only) seventeen still-listed members of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty which had a results reporting deadline of tomorrow (Fri 30 Sept) to meet. Actually, it was eleven as although Asian Citrus (ACHL) has a year-end of March it is dual listed in Hong Kong and only gets three months to report its finals there. But it won’t make it and has been suspended – as has MoneySwap (SWAP) which can’t get its accounts out on time. Which of the Filthy Forty are still to report, with just one day to go?
213 days ago
Last year’s Sept reporting season saw a raft of casualties as members of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty either failed to release numbers on time and/or saw the Nomad quit. With less than one week to go until deadline day for interims to June 2016 (or finals to March 2016) there are ten of the remaining 17 members of our iffy index still to report (or announce that they won’t). Which will be the next to get suspended?
218 days ago
Just over two months on since our previous update and two more ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies have followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone - and another has been suspended...
218 days ago
Of the original 40 AIM-China companies we identified as our ShareProphets Filthy Forty, the steady attrition has seen that number whittled down to just 17 companies. The period either side of the reporting deadline for calendar 2015 numbers (30 June) saw further departures, but last year’s interims deadline saw a queue for AIM’s Death Row develop. How are we looking this time?
223 days ago
It seems that Yougov, Mori and whatever else the pollster are called these days have a thing or two to learn from ShareProphets polling. They keep on getting it wrong, but our readers responded to the question of how many delistings and suspensions were coming on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty over four weeks from 17 June and half of respondents said two or three. So far, it is bang on. Mind you, there are still a few days to go.
301 days ago
The race to see which of the twenty remaining ShareProphets AIM China Filthy Forty companies clocks up a suspension/delisting is hotting up as we enter the final furlong. Yesterday saw the loose horse of Grand Group (GIPO) – a non filthy forty runner but an otherwise well qualified AIM-China play nonetheless – cross the line first with a suspension as it can’t get its accounts out on time. But with a surprise late run GTS Chemical (GTS) now looks clear of the field as they head for the line after announcing plans to delist in August, subject to the forgone conclusion of a vote at its AGM.
304 days ago
I previously highlighted that a good few of the twenty remaining ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty faced a reporting deadline of Thursday this week, 30 June. In honour of Royal Ascot we ran a poll which showed that readers of ShareProphets reckoned on two or three suspensions/delistings to come over the next (now) just under three weeks. The race has now entered the final three furlongs…how are the runners and riders looking?
306 days ago
There are just twenty of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty still listed – and three of those are currently suspended from trading. In honour of Royal Ascot we asked readers how many suspensions/Nomad resignations/AIM expulsions we would see from those remaining twenty over the next four weeks.
314 days ago
ShareProphets is delighted to bring you the Filthy Forty Casino Elimination Stakes in celebration of Royal Ascot - it is time to place your bets! Which of the twenty remaining members of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty will be suspended, head over to AIM’s Death Row following a Nomad resignation or be executed over the coming four weeks?
317 days ago
The ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty is already down to just 20 AIM-listed companies, with a further three currently suspended. The calendar FY2015 reporting deadline is now looming (30 June), which last year saw a splurge of suspensions and Nomad resignations as companies either failed to report or their advisers decided enough was enough. But we’ve had a good few RNSs in the last few days, so it is time for a rancid round-up!
341 days ago
There is a growing fear in financial and monetary circles that there is something deeply wrong with the global economy. Publicly, officials and professional investors alike have become confused by policy failures, and privately, occasionally even downright pessimistic, at a loss to see an easy solution.It is hardly exaggerating to say there is a growing feeling of impending doom. The reason this has happened is due to today’s Central Bankers and their very failure on the one subject about which they profess to be experts: economics.
342 days ago
A couple of months on since our last update and more ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies have followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone...
344 days ago
In this interview I put controversial Mr Hon of Gate Ventures (GATE) fame on the spot about the Gate fiasco on AIM, the Chinese economy ( a bubble?) and about China fraud on AIM. Enjoy
349 days ago
Now there are some definite bearish thoughts and views running around at the moment so I feel this morning we should explore a little bit. The first big worry is Chinese debt – has it got out of control or can the Party control it ?There is an article in the Economist last week discussing this which gives a very good summary and you should all read it,
355 days ago
I do not think that China is recovering. Andrew Monk of VSA does. Whatever. In the interests of balance here are a few words from the broker today:
380 days ago
The ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty is today officially reduced to just 20 companies remaining listed on the Casino (Auhua, ACE, being the latest dispatch following a Nomad resignation and no replacement being found). But is it a problem specific to the Casino? It seems not, according to an interesting post by Steve Dickinson in China Law Blog (see HERE), but there are some simple tests which can be applied – take note AIM Nomads – which gives a very good indication of whether you are looking at a fraud or not.
396 days ago
According to a report in China Daily Europe a new wave of Chinese company listings are [sic] expected in London as the London Stock Exchange ramps up its efforts to attract Chinese firms. With the stench of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty in full nauseating flow, seemingly unaddressed, my heart sinks.
406 days ago
Do you believe official Chinese data on economic growth? No, neither do I. But you are seeking a reliable indicator well here it is - growth in the sale of lavatory seats. I kid you not. A leading broker explains.
412 days ago
We have today penned an open letter to George Osborne regarding the ever-growing scandal of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. Mr Osborne, you will remember, is keen to see greater links forged between the London and Chinese markets. Under the circumstances we are deeply concerned about this and call for a full investigation.
427 days ago
The ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty was launched on 15 August 2015, just 197 days ago, as a way of tracking what a concentrated stinking cesspit this mini-sector of the Casino was. At the time, already ten of the forty had left world’s most successful growth market for a variety of reasons: two had been booted off the Casino for failing to publish accounts, a further five had been booted off after a Nomad resignation and no replacement appointment, and three had delisted in, cough, the best interests of shareholders. One further company was, at the time, suspended as its Nomad had quit but the one month grace period to find a new one had not yet expired. (That duly became the next AIM-China execution).
427 days ago
With our previous China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update, to mark the cancellation of Geong International, we asked 'Who's next to be Geong, Geong, Gone?' The answer has been...
480 days ago
With a hat-tip to Graham Chester for spotting it, I bring you a wonderful tale from the Hong Kong stock exchange. Out with the frilly frocks, cross-dressed hero and wicked step-mother, and let’s get the boos and hisses going in the audience. For some time we have, on ShareProphets, been calling for full forensic audits (oh no you haven’t! oh yes we have!) of all the remaining companies from the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty which have not yet been booted off the Casino (boo, hiss!). It seems that our sentiments are perhaps not falling completely on deaf ears, for in Hong Kong we have seen exactly that taking place with a company (currently suspended) called China Animal Healthcare. But there appears to have been a bit of a snag…..
486 days ago
In this presentation I explained how an AIM Casino China fraud was created and how the fraudsters made their cash. I named the useful Western firms who assist with the frauds and then named three Companies still on AIM on 28 November (although one has since gone onto death row) which are frauds. Enjoy...
504 days ago
In Part 8 Graham Chester examines how the advantages of gaining an AIM listing are marketed to Chinese companies, and the help they are offered to get to market. The marketing material contains a few case studies: oh dear…..look at them now!
544 days ago
In Part 7 Graham Chester looks at the city’s cut when it comes to listing a China play on AIM and wonders whether it is good value for money – or, indeed, whether the financial due diligence process is protecting investors or just part the City’s stock promotion machinery.
546 days ago
In part 6 of this series, Graham Chester takes a look at the share-price performance of the remaining AIM-China companies which have listed in the last five years, and who has been doing the financial due diligence. And remember, these are just the ones which are still listed. Does any of the four Reporting Accountancy ‘teams’ come out of this well, and who is cornering the market now?
547 days ago
Graham Chester continues his stinking series on Reporting Accountants to UK-listed China plays with a look at Team Quigley at Smith & Williamson – the one-stop shop for Chinese companies coming to the UK. How do their clients fare? Er….
548 days ago
Having examined Team Stevens and Team Lau, Graham Chester moves on to take a look at Team Wilson/Sacker at UHY Hacker Young in his continuing horror story. Once again, watch as the losses pile up.
549 days ago
In Part 3 of this series about Reporting Accountants and Auditors of companies coming to AIM and ISDX from China Graham Chester looks at the record of Team Lau and its current firm of Moore Stephens. As with Team Stevens in Part 2, watch the scores-on-the-doors here as the losses pile up.
550 days ago
In Part 1 Graham Chester examined the role of the Reporting Accountant when bringing a China play to the Casino. In Part 2 it is time to look at some of the players involved. What better place to start than at Team Stevens, now at the fine firm of Crowe Clark Whitehill – auditor to quite a portfolio of Filthy Forty companies, and a few more besides. Watch the scores-on-the-doors here in terms of share price performance: it is shocking stuff.
550 days ago
In this first part of his look at the audit and accounting of China companies on AIM (and ISDX), Graham Chester discusses the process of bringing them to the UK markets. This involves the use of Reporting Accountants…..
551 days ago
Howdy Share Bunnies. It’s not easy competing against the hugely entertaining and sensational revelations which appear daily on this hallowed website. But one has a duty to present the very broad economic picture from time to time to help make the right general decisions in the ancient art of share picking.
557 days ago
On Friday captions were invited for the following picture, in honour of Xavier L'Autruche Rolet in the wake of yet another departure from the Casino by one of the Shareprophets AIM-China Filthy Forty.
560 days ago
Entries in Wednesday's caption competition were entertaining as readers poked fun at AIM Regulation's ineptitude over the Quindell (QPP) and the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty scandals. We have a winner - and a new contest in honour of Xavier "L'Atruche" Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group as we celebrate AIM-China execution number 13, ARC Capital (ARCH).
562 days ago
As the crony capitalists enjoyed their Black Tie dinner tonight to celebrate the world’s most successful growth market, might they have paused for a moment to reflect on the horrific losses which have been seen this year on AIM? Fat chance. One number ought to have had the champagne going down the wrong way, and that is how much capital has been wiped out on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty so far this year from delistings and suspensions caused by Nomad resignations. I promise you that number is a horror.
569 days ago
The smug froggie cannot bury his head in the sand anymore. Another China fraud on AIM bit the dust today. I suggest that Mr Rolet accept that this is a scandal, apologise to the retail investors who have lost millions and then take 2 urgent steps to clean up this mess.
572 days ago
Phew, what a scorcher! The heat really was turned up on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty over the past two weeks. Last week we had one AIM-execution, a suspension (and subsequent restoration) as Vmoto (VMT) announced a transaction which we find less than credible (HERE) and results from Jiasen (JSI) which prompted Tom Winnifrith to present us with a choice that he was a banana or Jiasen is a fraud. And JQW (JQW) had its operations suspended by the Chinese authorities for contraventions of advertising and pyramid-selling regulatio
575 days ago
Of the 40 China stocks listed on AIM on June 1 2014 or listed since only 25 are still trading. 11 have been booted off and 4 are on death row awaiting expulsion following the loss of their Nomad. The returns from this portfolio of doom now average MINUS 50.125%. But actually it is worse.
576 days ago
This week George Osborne was merrily tweeting away that he was Delighted we have agreed with China to look into benefits of connecting UK and China stock markets. He’s clearly had a whale of a time in China, but I fancy he’s got no idea of the dangers of what he’s doing. With the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty turning up scandal after scandal, what on earth does he think he is doing?
583 days ago
Last month we launched the ShareProphets Filthy Forty – companies with their main operations in China, registered overseas (apart from a handful in Hong Kong) and listed on AIM on June 1 2014. We noted that the overall performance was astounding: average loss from IPO was 43%, and nine had already been booted off the exchange. An attrition rate of 22.5%. The reasons varied between Nomad resignations (5), being booted off for failing to publish accounts (2) and voluntary delistings (2).
596 days ago
Let’s have another look at China. I was talking at length the other day with an economist from Shanghai. It was not a vital meeting between high power financiers, like myself, and a top moneyman from the Communist party.
613 days ago
The ShareProphets China-AIM Filthy Forty reveals the most shocking statistics of losses for investors, demonstrable frauds and companies being booted off the Casino – see HERE. But which country of incorporation lost investors the most money? Which national regulator has the most egg on its face? Our table has thrown up some surprising statistics.
623 days ago
We today launch the China AIM Casino Filthy 40 – a way of tracking what a fraud ridden mini cesspit this is. The findings and the tables below will truly shock you and shows what fantasists the idiots running the London Stock Exchange are.
624 days ago
Jersey Finance is terribly keen to get Chinese companies to register in Jersey and list their shares on the London Stock Exchange, notable on the AIM casino. What a marvellous set-up they offer: it is the jurisdiction of choice for corporate entities seeking to list, one fifth of Chinese companies listed in London are registered in Jersey, there is political and economic stability, a sound regulatory reputation and, of course, Jersey Finance has a representative office in Hong Kong (since 2009) just to ease things along. What’s not to like?
624 days ago
Crowe Clark Whitehill is the UK auditor of a number on AIM casino china frauds and its associate in Fujian, Crowe Horwarth Associates really gets fingers dirty. We know that the blatant long term fraud at Sorbic (booted off the casino), Naibu (booted off the casino) and Camkids (soon to be booted off the casino) as well as at Jiasen and JQW totally escaped its attention. In light of that we bring you the latest Financial Reporting Council review of Crowe.
625 days ago
Tinci listed on the AIM casino back in 2006 raising £2.1 million at 70p. It delisted with the shares at 4.375p on January 2015. Now you see it, now you see new it. This is quite amazing.
625 days ago
Auditors Crowe Horwath Associates have performed the local audit for five China AIM casino companies and at three we have already seen wholesale fraud as purported cash balances either were made to disappear or never existed at all. The Financial Reporting Council, FCA and the oxymoron that is AIM Regulation need to act NOW and shares in Camkids (CAMK), Jiasen (JSI), and Asia Ceramics (ACHP) must be suspended at once.
627 days ago
I warned folks about Zedex on 16 September 2014 – it is the unregulated boutique that specialises in floating frauds and investment car crashes from China on the AIM Casino. I now update that piece in light of recent events at Camkids and Naibu, both proven Norfolks. I warn you, next up for share price evaporation is China Chaintek (CTEK).
627 days ago
The sabbatical can be broken for one of three events: the arrest of Rob Terry, suspension of trading in shares in Daniel Stewart and big China fraud news. Sadly Terry has not yet been lead away in cuffs but it will happen. But I sat down with my lefty father pleasing him as I discussed crooked capitalists (the deluded old boy reckons all capitalists are crooks) with reference to China macro-economics and China fraud on AIM in light of today’s news from Geong and Gate Ventures.
648 days ago
Hello Share Snappers. You may remember that, in the film China Syndrome, with Jack Lemmon, a nuclear power plant in America starts to disappear into the earth. There is a fear that it will get a long way down, hence the title.
650 days ago
Just now and again readers on ShareProphets post utter gems which merit a wider audience. Reader its me is a City insider and knows how the system works or rather does not. Commenting on the latest China fraud revelations (Global Lock) he explains a real failing in the Nomad system. It is a very instructive comment and something the LSE should - but won't - take on board. Over to its me:
651 days ago
Global Lock and Safety (GLOK) was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands in December 2009 and listed 250 million shares on AIM on 21st October 2010, with Allenby Capital Limited as the nominated adviser and broker. The future looked bright with the then CEO claiming, "We are already one of the leading security providers in China and we know of no other providers of this type of comprehensive integrated security service in the Peoples Republic of China.”
652 days ago
In the past seven days, 48,645 unique readers read 87,657 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again. And this is what you are reading with Greece & Quindell at the fore
658 days ago
China is opening down another 2% today. Almost half the stocks out East are still halted or suspended so what is today’s (failing) panic reaction from the Authorities? Yes – arrest the bears, putt the pandas in cuffs because as we all know, the only reason shares fall is because of evil bears. Rob Terry really should list his latest fraud Quob Park in China.
661 days ago
The growing scandal of blatant China frauds on AIM continues. What have the authorities done about it? Certainly, nothing to reassure. As I shall discuss, the London Stock Exchange is playing with fire.
667 days ago
Mr head in the sand, I see no China frauds on AIM, Mr Xaviet Rolet is today crowned Bulletin Moron of the week Despite fierce competition from the LSE Asylum. Nigel Somerville spotted this classic statement of denial from Mr Rolet:
699 days ago
The Chinese stockmarket is a crazy bubble right now. Hat tip to John Meyer of SP Angel for a set of crazy stats, Maybe it is time for the Bear Community to head out East?
719 days ago
We have news today from both Naibu and from gate Ventures, two of the numerous China frauds listed on AIM. In this bonus podcast I translate for you what they are actually saying, point out the chinks in their statements and explain why both frauds will unravel.
731 days ago
I mentioned this in BearCast and it is just a bit of fun. Shares in Naibu remain suspended as the CEO of that fraud Mr Houyan Lin languishes in a China gaol cell. So which will the be the next China AIM stock to be suspended for whatever reason - natch fraud is the most likely reason, Vote now, results tomorrow
767 days ago
I revealed yesterday how Houyan Lin of Naibu (NBU) has been rotting in prison since November 2014 yet his AIM casino shares carried on trading till January 9 2015 and there has been no RNS. Despite this – as I revealed a week or two back, AIM is working to get more China companies to list on the casino. Think again fools, now I can tell you about a second AIM CEO from China who has been arrested.
790 days ago
Today’s news that China cut interest rates has been well received by the stock market. The FTSE 100 rally continues, the UK index has now retraced 80% of its previous decline and has regained the levels above the 200-day moving average.
891 days ago
I have noted before the remarkable take of Ultrasonic a China shoe fraud from Fujian listed in Frankfurt. It is of note of you are stupid enough to own shares in AIM Casino listed Naibu (NBU) and Camkids (CAMK) which are also shoe plays from Fujian and also frauds.
917 days ago
Today Camkids (CAMK) has followed its fellow AIM casino Fujian shoe related China POS heroes Naibu (NBU) and China Chaintek (CTEK) in cutting their dividends despite claiming to be hugely cash generative and drowning in cash. As such we bring you the Monday Caption Contest. Please post your captions in the comments section below:
944 days ago
Last week we asked you for your thoughts on Alibaba, the world’s biggest ever IPO. It seems that 7% of you already hold the stock and 24% would buy at a lower price but that seven tenths of ShareProphets readers are bearish r not interested. And the results show why. We asked would you buy shares in Alibaba. And you said:
947 days ago
You think that the odd China fraud in Germany or the UK is just a case of a few bad apples? Think again. I bring you today an article from Chinafraud.blogspot.ca which lists all the frauds inflicted on American investor in recent years. And also details the nature of the scams. The list is incredibly long and demonstrates quite frankly that there is industrial scale fraud underway. No sane individual would own a single share in any Chinese company listed in AIM – read this and realise why.
952 days ago
Shares in Alibaba have raced ahead since its IPO and the Chinese internet giant ( which could not get a HK listing away so is US listed is now valued at more than Wal-Mart. Are you temped or compelled to get on board? Personally I think the valuation is insane and am not wild about Chinese stocks in general. But what do you think? The deadline for voting is midnight Sunday and you can vote only once unless you are from Glasgow where it appears multiple voting is par for the course.
953 days ago
The recent passing of its interim dividend by Naibu (NBU), which would have involved an outlay of £600,000 against claimed profits of £20 million and claimed net cash of £30 million has prompted accusations of fraud and skull doggery at the Chinese sports shoemaker and put the spotlight on other China frauds that might be lurking on AIM.
956 days ago
I think that it is now 100% clear that Naibu (NBU) is a fraud. It is only a matter of time before it goes to 0p or is booted off the AIM Casino. But where did it come from and is it unique? Meet Zedex Capital. What follows will shock you. It says so much about how corrupt AIM and the City advisors working on it have become. It is a scandal.
957 days ago
Yesterday I attempted to contact Abchurch Communications which acts as PR spinners for most of the China frauds on AIM and even to those Chinese Companies so bogus that they could not quite make it onto the AIM casino - see HERE. Lead toff spinner Henry Harrison-Topham was already away from his desk but another upper class twit took my call but refused to answer any questions. He had so many silver spoons in his mouth that I could barely understand a word he said. But it seems that the Abchurch Team were heading off for an away day, after spinning for the fraud Naibu (NBU) to prepare for the next China fraud to float. And we have obtained secret footage of that Abchurch away day...
957 days ago
Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant, is set to go public. Supporters say that it is like Amazon, eBay, PayPal and Google all rolled into one and could be the most profitable company in the world. Does that sound too good to be true?
1000 days ago
At the end of 2013, I wrote in the Black Swan newsletter “Gold has looked weak through the year, but guess who has been buying: China”.
1114 days ago
Just when you thought, yet again, that digital technology had delivered the perfection of a perfect market, we find that a giant aircraft filled with humanity has apparently disappeared from all view and knowledge. It’s a bit like an Agatha Christie story on a non domestic scale; or rather more like Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘The Lady Vanishes’ with the stunning tweed suited Dame May Witty - remember her? - playing the part of the vanished lady; and Naughton and Wayne as those none demonstrative civil service types whose only wish is to get back for the Test at the Oval.
1140 days ago
David Franklin, the chief strategist of the world’s leading resource investment group Sprott argues that PGM prices – right now in the doldrums – could be set to soar and that investors should position themselves accordingly. The key? China.
1276 days ago
Hello share Fiends: I am absolutely convinced (always a bad sign, don't you think?) that UK shares will go into a tasty flight upward between here and the Cool Yule.
1290 days ago
Lunatics in popular fable are often spoken of as having taken over the lunatic asylum. It has probably never happened in what we like to call real life. But it has happened when the lunatic asylum is, by way of metaphor, the United States Congress and its moon struck inmates, the Tea Party and their fellow travellers in chaos.
1306 days ago
I have long regarded China as a bubble. I have expect it to burst in spectacular fashion for quite some time. But that is the nature of bubbles: they keep expanding more and more and then day “pop” – it is all over. As such I bring you a fascinating piece out overnight from David Franklin, the market strategist at the world’s best known resource investment company Sprott. It is fascinating.
1354 days ago