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ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Update – unspeakable in pursuit of inedible edition

Published 1 day 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.

AIM still shrinking as another two bite the dust and more to come this week

Published 3 days ago

As at the end of February the number of companies listed on AIM had fallen to 973 – down from 982 at the end of 2016. Having seen 7 new admissions in the first two months of this year, that means that 16 companies disappeared off into the ether during the same period and the world’s most successful growth market has shrunk back to levels not seen since 2004 in terms of the number of companies listed. This morning saw the demise of Rapidcloud (RCI) and North RiverResources (NRRP).

Filthy Forty – Ouzo on ice as it’s eyes down for the next AIM-China execution.

Published 5 days ago

AIM Death Row long-termer and ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Asian Citrus (ACHL) was suspended pending accounts way back on 28 September last year after its auditor demanded further testing, including visits to the company’s banks to see the bank statements first hand in the wake of allegations that the books had a few, ahem, “anomalies”.

Filthy Forty MoneySwap – another own-goal from Team Stuttard

Published 9 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play and yet another Lin brothers AIM disaster story MoneySwap (SWAP) has finally released its outstanding FY numbers to March of last year and interims to last September. The shares have been suspended pending results since 21 September last year and under AIM Rule 41 the company had until today to get the suspension lifted or get booted off the Casino. But today we learn that the shares are to remain suspended, yet there is no mention of an impending execution. This is a regulatory shambles – especially when we consider the apparent reasoning.

China FRAUD Aquatic Foods Q4 update: drowning in a sea of Red Flags

Published 11 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of all things fishy, Aquatic Foods (AFG), has updated on 2016 Q4 trading this morning. In a statement plastered with Red Flags it would appear that the company is nearing the final chapter of the China Norfolk playbook as we are warned that there has been a spot of bother getting cash out of China. Is it bye-bye to the dividend? 

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus: Bullsh** RNS, it’s AIM execution ahoy - TW senior’s ouzo lined up for another hit

Published 15 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Asian Citrus (ACHL) has offered yet another update on its delayed (due to allegations which looks like accusations of fraud) FY16 results. Having tried ever so hard to obtain relevant information and to facilitate additional audit procedures (ie visits to the banks in person) the company has announced that it has initiated legal proceedings to remove relevant senior management members of the relevant subsidiaries. With the shares having been suspended since 28 September execution after six months as long-termers on AIM’s Death Row is scheduled for 29 March. The company cheerfully tells us that the implementation of such changes may take time – ShareProphets RNS Translation Service: it’s delisting ahoy.

Filthy Forty MoneySwap – new rescue deal in the offing but time running out

Published 18 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) announced last week that it was in discussions with a new potential white knight saviour in the form of Wraith Holding BV, a Netherlands-based vehicle of a Mr Gilbert Armenta which has been incorporated for the purpose of investing into the company. But time is running out: having been suspended pending accounts since 21 September last year the company only has until a week on Tuesday to get both Finals to March 2016 and interims to September released or its AIM-listing is toast.

Is Filthy Forty MoneySwap another AIM-China FRAUD set to depart the Casino?

Published 27 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) has been taking up a cell in the Casino’s Death Row since its shares were suspended pending accounts on 21 September 2016. Under AIM Rule 41 it has just days to release numbers or become the 25th departure from the Filthy Forty. Whatever happened to the links to Unionpay? The e-wallet? The software? And is Interim CEO Craig Niven again about to preside over the collapse and disappearance into the ether of a Lin brothers fiasco? 

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus – now interims delayed as Casino eviction draws ever closer

Published 27 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy Asian Citrus (ACHL) updated the market yesterday that in the light of ongoing allegations of fraud which have thus far prevented release of audited accounts for the year to June 2016, it has now concluded that it won’t get its interims to December out on time either. The shares have been suspended since September 28 last year and now with two sets of numbers outstanding and a deadline under AIM Rules of the 28th of this month to meet or face expulsion from the Casino the fat lady is already humming  a merry tune as she gets the lethal injection ready.

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – good riddance Jiasen edition

Published 29 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...

Filthy Forty victim #24 Jiasen – ouzo time as voluntary euthanasia sees shares delisted

Published 31 days ago

And so ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen’s (JSI) AIM listing is no more. It has become the 24th delisting from our original forty, after its shareholders voted (having been told it would make a fat-track application to NEX) to leave the Casino on the recommendation of the board. The NEX application didn’t happen, with the company claiming that it was now considering listing in Hong Kong. I’ll believe that when I see it.

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus – (lack of) progress on fraud allegations as Aim execution looms in four weeks

Published 31 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty carcass number 24 was taken away from Paternoster (death) Row last night in the form of Jiasen International (JSI). But yesterday the race to become number 25 hotted up as Asian Citrus Holdings (ACHL) gave an update on the lack of progress made in resolving allegations of fraud which its auditor wants to look in to before signing off overdue accounts. With four weeks to go before a one-way trip to the lethal injection room is triggered by reaching the maximum six month suspension period, progress in resolving matters seems to have been non-existent.

Jiasen - less than 3 hours to get out, bid price now just 0.25p

Published 31 days ago

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-Chnia Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) have now slipped to just 0.25p on the bid. Our advice is still to get out while you still can, but time is running out.

Red Flags at Night – NED-share-pledge-for-loan at Lobster-pot China play MiLoc and the read-across to F40 Jiasen

Published 34 days ago

5.34pm on a Friday – truly no-one-is-watching o’clock – and up pops an RNS from NEX- (the lobster-pot formerly known as ISDX) listed MiLoc Group Limited (ML.P) detailing the dealings of a NED in the company’s shares: he pledged a bunch of shares in return for a loan back in September and has now released the stock to the lender. Sound familiar? Are we thinking Equities First? So where is the RNS from September? And then there are the other companies on that NED’s CV – which include AIM-China Filthy Forty plays Jiasen (JSI), delisting on Tuesday, and already delisted (no accounts) LED Holdings (LED) as well as PAQ International (PAQ) which quietly disappeared from the Casino back in 2010.

Filthy Forty Jiasen – oh dear, now just 1p to sell, less than 2 days to get out

Published 35 days ago

It is a busy day at the Sheriff’s office with CloudTag (CTAG) and Servision (SEV) dominating, but it would be remiss of us to allow the burial of bad news for shareholders in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) to go unnoticed. With delisting scheduled on Tuesday (and thus Monday is the last chance to get out) the bid price has now dropped to just 1p last seen. One penny! 

SCANDAL? Filthy Forty Taihua – Tender Offer at 3.28p sees Chairman dump the lot - at 200p?

Published 36 days ago

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) are unchanged this morning on news of the result of its Tender Offer at 3.28p - paid for from the Open Offer last summer and conducted through the good offices of former Casino poster-boy and former Nomad Daniel Stewart (DAN). But we also see that company chairman Nicholas Lyth has dumped his entire holding. That’s already a bit of a concern, but then so is the statement that his disposal was not at the 3.28p everybody else got, but at 200p per share. What????

Filthy Forty Jiasen – tick-tock, tick-tock, it really is bag of Walkers o’clock

Published 37 days ago

The 24th delisting from the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty is almost upon us, for shareholders in Fujian Province-based Jiasen (JSI) voted through proposals to depart the Casino at a General Meeting on the 15th of this month, with the company’s exit scheduled for next Tuesday. Anyone still holding has less than four trading sessions left to get out.

Filthy Forty Jiasen – EGM passes delisting motion, no NEX application filed, might go for HK instead (or not….)

Published 43 days ago

That’s it then, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) is to leave the Casino, with the last day of dealings on the 27th of this month. If you still hold, you know the deadline for claiming your bag of Tesco value crisps. But the statement is a hoot. A listing on the Hong Kong exchange? You’re ‘avin’ a bubble.

Filthy Forty Jiasen – AIM cancellation imminent, NEX application still not made. Timberrrrrr……

Published 45 days ago

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) have collapsed by another 38% today (last seen) after admitting this morning that having called an EGM proposing to cancel its shares from trading on AIM and move to NEX (the lobster-pot formerly known as ISDX) the application has still not been made. This morning’s RNS makes clear that there is a deadline of tomorrow. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Surely it could not be that NEX, which even found African Potash (AFPO) acceptable, has indicated that it doesn’t want the last remaining listed member of the Fujian Four gracing its exchange, could it? Or is it that the company never had any intention of getting onto NEX?

Filthy Forty Taihua – at last that pesky buy-back is announced, but where has Daniel Stewart popped up from?

Published 52 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has finally announced the long-awaited buy-back first announced way back last August when launching an Open Offer to pay for it. Hurrah! So it wasn’t a massive spoof to get a fundraising away after all, although the net result of the exercise appears to be a lot more shares in issue and a net inflow of well over half the funds raised. 

Filthy Forty Jiasen – And now the reason for proposing the AIM delisting

Published 58 days ago

Yesterday we noted the announcement from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play - and one of the Fujian Four – Jiasen (JSI) that it was proposing to delist from the Casino. Having listed at 82p per share in 2014, the current 3.125p (mid, last seen) seems a trifle disappointing. Today the company has given its reasons for the proposal. Try not to laugh….

FRAUD Jiasen - ouzo time as Filthy Forty AIM departure #24 is booked, NED walks

Published 60 days ago

Did it jump or was it pushed? ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty posterboy Jiasen (JSI), one of the Fujian four, has announced this morning that it is proposing to delist from AIM and move instead to NEX (the lobster-pot formerly known as ISDX) - just when we thought that the race to AIM departure #24 from the Filthy Forty was down to a two-horse race between Asian Citrus (ACHL)and MoneySwap (SWAP). Jiasen also announced the departure of a NED with effect from the end of February.

Filthy Forty – the race to execution #24 hots up

Published 62 days ago

That the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty is already down to just 17 members is, of course, a shocking indictment. 23 AIM departures later, we have been waiting for number 24 for quite some while but it looks as though the two front runners are battling it out to the finish line. Not to be outdone by MoneySwap (SWAP) and its Tuesday suspension update, Asian Citrus (ACHL) followed suit yesterday. Both are overdue with accounts, one perhaps to do with solvency and the other over allegations made which read to me like allegations of fraud.

China fraud MoneySwap – another short term bailout loan means the parrot can rest a little longer

Published 65 days ago

Yesterday ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) updated on its parlous financial position and the long-promised recapitalisation rescue. It has borrowed a bit more urgent financing, but warned investors that it’s suspension from trading on AIM (since 21 September last year) now has less than two months to run before the company is led to the AIM execution chamber.

Filthy Forty Taihua – rum’n’coke RNS re AIM Rule 26: Bargepole

Published 77 days ago

And so after its website disappeared at least as early as late November last year and two failed efforts at getting a replacement available so as to comply with AIM Rule 26, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has finally issued some Jackanory of a statement saying it now won’t be complying until Monday next week. The explanation may seem reasonable, but in context they’re ‘avin’ a bubble.

FARCE!! Filthy Forty Taihua – second new website blocked, another missive to AIM Regulation

Published 78 days ago

This is descending into farce: almost seven weeks ago we noted that the company website of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) had disappeared. Following two missives to AIM Regulation, finally a new website was notified by RNS on Wednesday but it lasted less than 24 hours before being blocked – one assumes by the Chinese authorities, since the notification was in Chinese. Not to worry, yesterday the company notified another web address for its website but this morning that too has been blocked.

Filthy Forty Taihua – London Busses time as another new website is announced

Published 78 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear. Having been banging on about the disappearance of the company website of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Taihua (TAIH) and being pleased to note the announcement yesterday of a nice shiny new site, this morning it seems as though it too is not working. But lo and behold, at 11am up pops the company with another RNS, announcing that it is all change again, and that the new site is to be found at www.thuaplc.com. Nothing for six weeks, and then two come together!

Filthy Forty PCGE Entertainment: it is hats off to Saint Richard Poulden as rescue deal revealed

Published 78 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play PCG Entertainment (PCGE) has announced a rescue deal. It is great news for shareholders and a stunning coup for head honcho Richard Poulden, the Chairman, who stepped up to the plate following the shocking emergence of difficulties involving previous top dog Mr Kung Min Lin and a deal to buy Centre Point Development Corp (CPDC). The deal announced today looks to be a full lancing of the boil.

UPDATE: Filthy Forty Taihua - Company Website news at long last

Published 79 days ago

Well there you go: two letters to AIM Regulation and half an hour after the second one is published ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Taihua (TAIH) releases an RNS saying it has a new website: www.taihplc.cn. Amen to that - and a rare well done to the oxymorons. A dot.com becomes a dot.cn - was that really so hard to explain to the market in an RNS, that it has taken over six weeks to update investors since the demise of the company's previous pages?

Filthy Forty Taihua – Another letter to AIM Regulation: still no website, still no buy-back, still no update on related party receivables.

Published 79 days ago

ShareProphets Aim-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) is having a giraffe. The buy-back announced last August, to be paid for from an Open Offer long since completed hasn’t happened. There has been no update on the matter since the end of September. The accounting matters over related party receivables which the company, in its FY15 Annual Report promised an update on has seen no further comment. The website has disappeared, meaning that the company is in breach of AIM Rule 26 – a matter I raised with AIM Regulation on 29 December last year.

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus – still no progress on fraud allegations as AIM execution beckons

Published 83 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of biblical plagues Asian Citrus Holdings (ACHL) has updated on the long saga of its audit investigation into allegations which suggest fraud. It seems there is little progress, if any, to report as the company hurtles towards the six month mark in suspension from trading, and execution under AIM Rules 41.

ShareProphets share tips of the year Number 19: Sell Taihua says Nigel Somerville

Published 89 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) is, in my view, a screaming sell in view of the Red Flags highlighted on this site for months. I doubt very much whether a short position is possible with this stock, but if I were a holder I’d be running for the hills.

Open Letter to AIM Regulation: Does AIM Rule 26 count for anything? (ref F40 Taihua)

Published 92 days ago

The broken record is still going with regard to ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) and its missing website, the share buy-back promised back in August (and funded from an Open Offer) and, of course, the update over related party receivables which the auditor wouldn’t sign off in last year’s accounts. Now, in the season of goodwill, it is time for one last missive for 2016 to the oxymorons at AIM Regulation with regard to compliance with AIM Rule 26. We just such nice guys here at ShareProphets, we just want to help.

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus: pole position for the next AIM-China execution?

Published 96 days ago

There are a few contenders for this title, but an update this morning from ShareProphets Aim-China Filthy Forty purveyor of biblical plagues and (apparently, now) not-quite-failed-yet property deals suggests to me that Asian Citrus Holdings (ACHL) might be booking its place in the Filthy Forty AIM departure lounge.

China Norfolk MoneySwap – refinancing delays but the parrot is just resting. Honest, guv’

Published 105 days ago

Well I guess it is not dead yet, but ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy MoneySwap (SWAP) sure is pushing the line. Having bundled through shareholder authorities to get enough headroom available for a rescue bail-out at its last AGM even without a firm proposal on the table last June, apparently due to the urgency of the situation, here we are six months on and still there is no deal – and the company is running on the fumes of a series of emergency loans. What’s the point?!

Filthy 40 Asian Citrus updates on (lack of) progress re fraud allegations

Published 112 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of biblical plagues, rotten oranges and failed property deals Asian Citrus Holdings Ltd (ACHL) has updated the market on how the investigations into the allegations of fraud are going. After two and a bit months (at least) of reinforced audit procedures, it seems that little progress has been made and the company has no idea when it will ever get its FY16 accounts out. This one is looking a nailed-on certainty for being given the heave-ho from the Casino in due course, with just the mechanics to be sorted.

Filthy 40 All Asia Asset Capital – keeps the lights on with a new contender for most expensive loan in AIM history

Published 113 days ago

At the new no-one-is-watching o’clock of lunch-time yesterday, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play All Asia Asset Capital (AAA) announced that it had received £100,000 in the form of a convertible keep-the-lights-on loan from an entity controlled by an un-named shareholder. One assumes that it must be a very small shareholder as there was no Related Party Transaction statement, but the terms suggest that the company is in a spot of bother. Er, actually a serious spot of bother.

Filthy 40 Origo borrows $2.5m at min 50% cost to keep the lights on

Published 116 days ago

You may have thought that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty investment company Origo (OPP) had put its troubles behind in and was heading for calmer waters. Having finally resolved its ongoing troubles over payouts on its preference shares, reaching a deal with Brooks Macdonald, and just a couple of weeks ago given a positive update on the progress of its portfolio and realisations, this morning the company announced that it had borrowed $2.5 million with repayment terms the higher of 50% or 12% a year (non-compounded) to discharging Origo liabilities to professional advisors (excluding those of Origo Advisors Limited) existing as at 19 August 2016.

China fraud Taihua – where is the buy-back? Where is the website? Where is the update on RMB 10 million of Related Party receivables (which the FY15 audit could not confirm)?

Published 116 days ago

I keep on asking, and still there is silence: where is that buy-back that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy Taihua (TAIH) has been promising since announcing an Open Offer to pay for it back in August? And where is the company website? And what about those Related Party receivables which were subject to an audit qualification of opinion?

Stuttard’s Septic Seven Update #2 - four weeks is a long time on AIM

Published 123 days ago

It is four weeks since the last update on the fortunes of our specially selected and diversified portfolio of AIM stocks which we think that the sham sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard, should invest his own cash into as a way of demonstrating his faith in the market he runs and the competence of his team of oxymorons at AIM Regulation. We have Red Flagged them all, but naturally we must be wrong because this is the world’s most successful growth market. And so in month two our index has gone from a 4.5% gain to……

China fraud Taihua: where, oh where, oh where, oh where is the share buy-back (and what has happened to the company website)?

Published 124 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has been promising a share buy-back since the launch of an Open Offer back in August which was apparently being conducted to pay for it. The last update from the company - on 30 September (interims, released on deadline day) - told shareholders that the company expected to announce the mechanics of this Godot-esque buy-back “shortly”. That was more than eight weeks ago. We are now heading towards the very end of November. While we are at it, what has happened to the company website? 

China fraud Asian Citrus – treating AIM shareholders as second class citizens

Published 126 days ago

The Red Flags plastered all over the currently suspended pending accounts ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Asian Citrus Holdings (ACHL) can all be found HERE and the latest development is that it has now called its AGM – still with no accounts published – on 28 December, right in the middle of the Christmas and New Year break. I guess the board is saving precious shareholder cash in that it will be able to book a very small room.

Another day on the Casino: Filthy 40 China Africa yesterday “knows of no specific reason” for share price move; today restructuring and discounted placing ahoy

Published 134 days ago

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China Africa (CAF) suddenly had a rocket under them late on Monday. Having been bumping along the bottom at around 4p for months on end, all of a sudden they shot up on Monday to 7.5p and a “know-of-no-reason” RNS duly followed at midday yesterday. This morning they have shot higher again clocking up a peak of 16p. But now, less than 24 hours after knowing of no specific reason for the share price move, the company has ‘fessed up that a restructuring and placing are on the way. 

Filthy 40 Aquatic Foods – Q3 trading update

Published 137 days ago

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) put on 35% on Friday, following release of a third quarter trading update. Drilling through some of the numbers they seem to be impressive, begging the question of why an apparently profitable and cash-generative company which is drowning in cash worth about three times its market capitalisation would be considering its dividend policy, having chopped the half-year payment by 71%.

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus – update on Fraud allegations. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear….

Published 142 days ago

Back on 29 September ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of Biblical plagues and rotten oranges Asian Citrus (ACHL) announced that its shares were being suspended pending an audit investigation of allegations which appeared to amount to potential fraud. This morning we had an update: it does not look good.

Filthy 40 Taihua – where, oh where, oh where is that share buy-back?

Published 144 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has been promising a share buy-back since the launch of an Open Offer to shareholders which was being conducted, apparently, in order to pay for it. Sorry to sound like a broken record, but the buy-back was first promised on 25 August and we are now well into November. The last update from the company was on 30 September (interims, released on deadline day) when shareholders were told that the company expected to announce the mechanics of this Godot-esque buy-back “shortly”. That was more than five weeks ago.

Stuttard’s Septic Seven update: off to a flier!

Published 152 days ago

If Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff of AIM, really believes that the Casino is properly regulated, we think he should put some of his own money where his complacent mouth is by investing in a portfolio of companies which would demonstrate his confidence in his team of Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. We are such nice guys here at ShareProphets that we have helpfully compiled a beautifully diversified portfolio for him. We, ahem, AIM to please. With the original list having been complied on 29 Sept 2016, here is our first update, one month on – and it is off to a flier!

Filthy Forty Taihua – where, oh where, is that share buy-back?

Published 155 days ago

At risk of sounding like a broken clock, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) announced a comical open offer which, apart from a bit of working capital, was to fund a share buy-back. That was back on 25 August – more than two months ago. So where is it?

China fraud Taihua – where is the buy-back? A case-study in procrastination.

Published 165 days ago

Back on 25 August this year ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) issued a comedy RNS announcing an Open Offer which was to be used in part for working capital and in part to fund a share buy-back. The working capital we can all understand, given the audit qualifications in its FY15 results and the content of its recent interims. But what about the share buy-back?

F40 Asian Citrus: acquisition circular delayed (well I never!) How long until Nomad walks?

Published 167 days ago

Already suspended ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Asian Citrus (ACHL) announced this morning that there has been a bit of a delay in getting its circular together in relation to a property acquisition first announced back in August which seemed riddled with related party issues. Since then the company’s shares have been suspended from trading on the Casino amid allegations of accounting irregularities which have led to a delay in releasing its FY16 accounts. 

BREAKING: Eastbridge Investments - now officially tits up: questions for Greg Collier?

Published 178 days ago

Another filthy forty company has officially gone bust. Eastbridge Investments (EBIV), a company that was promising an RTO until just a couple of months ago has gone tits up. Its official. But will anybody ask any questions of those responsible. Let's name the guilty men. First the news of corporate death.

Filthy Forty – Taihua Interims and two rather large RED FLAGs

Published 180 days ago

Well, all of the remaining ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty got their numbers out yesterday - with the exception, of course, of the now suspended MoneySwap (SWAP) and Asian Citrus (ACHL) whose auditor is taking a rather close look at the bank accounts. The ouzo will have to wait, but the pop-corn went down well anyway. Included in the last-minute Charlies was Taihua (TAIH) and a rather large looking Red Flag is to be found here. Let me explain….

Filthy Forty Reporting Season Update: two down (suspended), six still to report as the clock runs down.

Published 182 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?

Marcus Stuttard, Sham Sheriff of AIM: here is your specially selected AIM Portfolio. Good luck, pal.

Published 182 days ago

If Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff of AIM, really believes that the Casino is properly regulated, we think he should put some of his own money where his complacent mouth is by investing in a portfolio of companies which would demonstrate his confidence in his team of Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. We are such nice guys here at ShareProphets that we have helpfully compiled a beautifully diversified portfolio for him. We, ahem, AIM to please.

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus – a FRAUD as shares are suspended?

Published 182 days ago

Strike two. The September reporting season has just taken its second victim of the 17 remaining members of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. Asian Citrus (ACHL) has announced that it can’t get its numbers out by tomorrow’s deadline for the HK Stock Exchange in the wake of allegations over conflicting bank statements and books which have triggered further audit work so as to get to the bottom of it. Thus the shares are to remain suspended over here (having had the plug pulled yesterday lunch time, “pending an announcement”). Oh dear Mr Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff of AIM, surely this could not be yet another China FRAUD on the Filthy Forty coming to light, could it? But I thought there was no problem of fraud on AIM….

Game, set, match. Mr Stuttard: two case studies proving the regulation of AIM is not fit for purpose

Published 183 days ago

In the wake of the Radio Four broadcast regarding AIM fraud on Tuesday, and as we approach the climax of the September reporting season, two companies on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty which have now reported prove beyond doubt that the regulation of Sham Sheriff Marcus Stuttard’s beloved world’s most successful growth market is completely unfit for purpose. Those two companies are Jiasen (JSI) and Aquatic Foods (AFG). Mr Stuttard and his team of Oxymorons at AIM Regulation may protest that they are doing a good job and that there is no problem. The facts clearly demonstrate otherwise.

Filthy Forty Haike Chemical – first out of the traps this week with interims. Red Flags for breakfast?

Published 184 days ago

Well done to ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Haike Chemical (HAIK) for being first to stick its head above the parapet this week with the release of its interims to June. One down, nine to go. The PR reads well enough: profitable for the half, lots of cash in the bank. That’s the spin – but what about the Red Flags – such as negative net current assets?

Vote Now in the Filthy Forty Pongy Poll! Which will be the next F40 casualty of the Sept 2016 reporting season?

Published 187 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?

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – further more than half our index not 'Geong, Geong', but Gone…

Published 188 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...

Filthy 40 Origo Partners: "Notice of Results" = profit warning

Published 189 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP) issued a notice of results RNS on Wednesday, telling us that its interims to June 2016 will be released on reporting deadline day of Sept 30th. But the statement also had a massaging down of expectations slipped into it. Oh, alright, let’s call it a profit warning – but how bad?

Filthy Forty MoneySwap – shares suspended: more ouzo at ShareProphets Towers

Published 190 days ago

Well that didn’t take long: at 9.53 up goes our piece (HERE) pointing to the possibility that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) could find itself suspended out of the blue with no warning (apart from HERE) and lo and behold the shares are suspended 37 minutes later (see HERE) because the company can’t get its accounts to March out on time. In view of this and in honour of the disappearance of QE Mr Stewart Dickson (formerly Dick) from Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald in the wake of the African Potash (AFPO) scandal (see HERE) I have changed my name to Mystic Meg.

Filthy Forty MoneySwap – share price falls below proposed bailout

Published 191 days ago

I wondered HERE whether the proposed rescue refinancing of stricken ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) could get into a spot of bother as the shares were sliding. Now they have slipped below the mooted bail-out price of 0.2c per share.

Filthy Forty – interims deadline looms: yet more executions afoot?

Published 193 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?

Filthy 40 Taihua – Open Offer (to fund share buy-back) result: it’s a rum’n’coke

Published 193 days ago

In the curious world of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) we have now had the result of the Open Offer which was announced in order to raise funds to pay for a share buy-back. I’ve got a great idea to get Jeremy Corbyn elected into Downing Street: let’s raise the basic rate of income tax in order to fund a cut in the basic rate of tax. I digress….This is, of course, all from a company which saw its Auditor issue a going concern emphasis of matter and a qualified opinion on its FY15 accounts in relation to trade receivables.

Filthy 40 Origo Partners – still a bargepole ahead of EGM

Published 194 days ago

A week on Monday sees ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP) put a series of proposals to its shareholders which it hopes will finally draw to an end the ongoing dispute with Brooks Macdonald in relation to the non-redemption of a tranche of its zeros dividend convertible preference shares. The last effort at this ended up with shareholders defeating proposals aimed at a resolution, but perhaps this time – with the threat of an orderly wind-up under the watchful eye of the Isle of Man Court in mind – perhaps it will be different this time. But the shares remain a bargepole in my view.

Filthy 40 MoneySwap – death postponed (again)

Published 205 days ago

It was announced on Monday afternoon that stricken ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) has drawn down another additional £147,000 under a keep-the-lights-on bridging facility whilst it tries to get a refinancing together. It has now borrowed $395,000 of a $200,000 facility, plus three extensions. Oh, and its CEO walked last week, with (apparently) non-Exec Chairman Craig Niven stepping in as interim CEO. Except on Monday he was still being noted as non-Exec in the RNS.

Filthy 40 Haike Chemical – yet more Red Flags as it admits 50% overstatement in trading update

Published 205 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Haike Chemical (HAIK) took the biscuit this morning with an update that its last trading statement was just sheer hogwash. If it was uninvestable before, finding out that an “administrative oversight” led to a 50% overstatement of revenue which has taken almost seven weeks to come to light ought to have investors shying away from their bargepoles even if wearing asbestos gloves.

Origo from the Filthy Forty – Execution No. 24 pencilled in for a week on Monday as photos arrive at ShareProphets Towers

Published 209 days ago

It rather looks as though the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty is set for its twenty-fourth execution, in the form of Origo Partners (OPP) which has now been suspended pending financial clarification for just under the six month period which triggers automatic delisting under AIM Rule 41 (if, that is, the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation bother to enforce it). The ouzo is on ice.

China Fraud MoneySwap – CEO walks at no-one-is-watching o’clock. Is it bust yet?

Published 211 days ago

Last night at no-one-is-watching o’clock (5.30pm) ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Moneyswap (SWAP) announced that its CEO, Ms Sunny Yu had walked the plank with immediate effect. Has the cash run out yet, and will Nomad Allenby follow suit?

Filthy 40 Asian Citrus moves into property. How much cash is left?

Published 211 days ago

My thanks go to Cynical Bear for spotting the latest missive from the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of biblical plagues, Asian Citrus (ACHL). Having seen a pretty complete disaster unfold over the last few years, the company has decided to make a move into the property game in order to broaden the sources of income and to boost the business performance of the group. Call me a cynic: given the history of natural disasters, plague, locusts and invasions by Martians, how long will it be before the buildings in question are found to be suffering from concrete cancer?

Filthy Forty – Univision prepares for court where there is only ever one winner

Published 215 days ago

The last time we covered ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Univision Engineering (UVEL) is was in the wake of a profit warning regarding the trading performance of a unit it owned 52.25% of and was trying to sell. But there was also the threat of m’learned friends taking a slice as the jilted bride involved in the sale of a tranche of the company rattled the sabre. On Wednesday came this:

ACEEEEEED!! Filthy 40 Taihua – on drugs as it announces Open Offer to pay for share buy-back.

Published 218 days ago

Well this is a most bizarre situation. ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has announced an underwritten one-for-three Open Offer at a 134% premium so that it can fund a share buy-back (and keep back a few quid for working capital). Has the company been taking too many doses of its own medicine?

Filthy Forty – Yet another AIM execution as number 23, LED, finally bites the dust two month late

Published 221 days ago

They are still dropping like flies. This morning the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty saw its 23rd victim as LED International Holdings (LED) had its one-way trip from AIM’s Death Row to the lethal injection room. There are now just 17 of the original forty remaining, of which one is currently suspended. This is an incredible indictment of AIM, and the recent history of LED is the sour cherry on the rancid icing on the mouldy cake.

Filthy 40 Origo Partners – settlement deal on the table (again)

Published 221 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP) has had its shares suspended from trading pending clarification of its financial position since 11 March this year, and with a six-month timetable to AIM execution due to expire next month things were looking dire until a no-one-is-watching o’clock RNS at 4.50pm yesterday. It seems as though there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Has the Filthy Forty turned up some good news? I rather suspect the answer to that may just be yes.

Filthy 40 GTS Chemical – delisting number 22, more to follow

Published 241 days ago

As expected it was announced this morning that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play GTS Chemical (GTS) has had its listing on AIM cancelled after its shareholders passed a resolution to depart the Casino. This was always a foregone conclusion as there was a (vast) majority shareholder calling the shots, but it marks the twenty-second Filthy Forty departure from the world’s most successful growth market out of our original cohort. Shocking.

Filthy 40 MoneySwap – heads you lose, tails er….

Published 243 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) has made no secret lately of its dire financial predicament. The investment case appears to be that it either gets a refinancing (with a new board) and survives – but with the new money coming in at a significant discount, or it does not in which case it is bust.

Filthy 40 China Africa down 36% today: how long until it is bust?

Published 246 days ago

Leading the losers board today currently is ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China Africa Resources (CAF) with (last seen) a stonking drop of 36%. There is no news today, but yesterday’s interims, released at lunchtime, might provide the clue: it’s not pretty – the company needs to raise cash.

China New – tardy Zambia RNS, shocking. When’s the placing?

Published 247 days ago

If you ever wanted a case-study in Red Flags then look no further than the FY15 results of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy China New Energy (CNEL). This is a company festooned in them. Just for starters, let’s take a look at yesterday morning’s RNS and the involvement of its “independent” NED. It just stinks. Never mind about AIM Rules, let’s get the share price up so that we can get more confetti issued.

Filthy 40 GTS Chemical: delisting as from 1 Aug close confirmed by AGM vote

Published 248 days ago

As previously noted HERE, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty constituent GTS Chemical (GTS) was proposing to delist from the Casino (which was why it cancelled its previously promised dividend despite a growing cash-pile, er…) and today’s AGM statement confirmed that this will take place at the close of play on 1 August. 

Hooray!! Deputy Sheriff 1, Oxymorons 0 as F40 LED International heads to Death Row

Published 253 days ago

Marcus Stuttard, head of AIM! Xavier Rolet, head of the LSE. Oxymorons of AIM Regulation! Your boys took one hell of a beating, one hell of a beating!! Yes folks, it is game, set and match to the Deputy Sheriff as the immediate resignation of both the Nomad and the Chairman of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play LED International Holdings (LED) was announced today at eighteen minutes past midday.

China fraud: Haike Chemical loses CFO. Uh Oh…..are we on a familiar path to oblivion?

Published 254 days ago

Oh dear. One of the traits of the China Frauds is that so often the precursor to the wheels coming off the subterfuge is the resignation of the finance director. And so this morning’s announcement from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Haike Chemical (HAIK) that its Chief Financial Officer stepped down on Monday with immediate effect “for personal reasons” is a stand-out Red Flag. So is the tardy announcement.

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – now more than half our index not 'Geong, Geong', but Gone…

Published 258 days ago

Approaching two months on since our last update and another ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' company has followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone - and another has announced its proposed departure...

China FRAUD LED, useless AIM Regulation and AIM Rule 41: I despair. And where are the Interims?

Published 259 days ago

The clock is ticking for ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play LED International Holdings (LED). Actually, the clock ran down to zero last month but still AIM Rule 41 has not been invoked. AIM Regulation is well aware of the situation and has elected to do nothing: the chocolate teapots appear to be happy to flout their own rulebook in blatant fashion.

China fraud Aquatic Foods – shares roofing it: surely a statement required?

Published 262 days ago

There are so many Red Flags surrounding ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Aquatic Foods (AFG) that it is hard to know quite where to start. One could consider the discount to cash, to profits, to assets and wonder why there have been no buy-backs announced just for starters, but there are plenty more to be found HERE. So why have the shares been roofing it?

Eastbridge Investments executed as the Filthy 40 Death Toll hits 21

Published 262 days ago

As predicted HERE ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Eastbridge Investments (EBIV) had its one-way trip to the AIM execution chamber last night. It becomes the twenty-first AIM Casino departure on the Filthy Forty. There are more to come, it is just a matter of time.

China fraud LED International Holdings and AIM Rule 41: when a rule isn’t a rule at all

Published 265 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member LED International Holdings (LED) has been suspended from trading since 22 Dec 2015 – we are well into month seven of suspension, then. AIM Rule 41 says: “The Exchange will cancel the admission of AIM securities where these have been suspended from trading for six months”. Yet LED has still not been given the order of the boot by AIM Regulation. I dropped our friendly Oxymorons a line….

Filthy 40 AIM Casino Elimination Stakes – you were right! (so far…)

Published 271 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.

Filthy 40 MoneySwap refinancing proposals as equity faces big dilution

Published 271 days ago

Friday after-hours saw a no-one-is-watching o’clock proposal released by ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Moneyswap (SWAP). IF all goes according to plan then existing shareholders will be diluted very heavily as the bailout money gets most of the equity (at quite a discount to Friday’s closing price). If not then the company goes bust. But you can’t say you were not warned.

China FRAUD Taihua - another stinker of a set of results from the Filthy 40

Published 272 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) released its FY15 numbers on Thursday – deadline day to avoid suspension under AIM Rules. But they were released after-hours at 4.52pm: talk about last-minute. The numbers are a horror, but then so is the Auditor’s Qualified opinion, and the material uncertainty warning in the Going Concern Statement.

Filthy 40 – China New Energy FY15 results: a stinking POS festooned in Red Flags

Published 272 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China New Energy (CNEL) has seen us hoist the Red Flag on several occasions before (see HERE) but its FT15 results, released on deadline day (Thursday) take the biscuit. The company is, quite simply, a disgrace and its advisers (Nomad Cairn and disgraced Broker Daniel Stewart) should be ashamed.

China fraud 40 Jiasen – drowning is cash, generating cash, profitable, PE<1, cancels dividend. Why might that be?

Published 272 days ago

Having traded as high as 6.25p just six weeks ago, shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Jiasen International (JSI) have collapsed down to just 3p after it scraped over the line to release its calendar FY15 numbers on deadline day yesterday. The numbers are, of course, wonderful…which is why the company which is drowning in Red Flags (oops) cash has cancelled the full year dividend.

China fraud LED International Holdings and AIM Rule 41: is AIM Regulation asleep at the wheel (again?)

Published 273 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play LED International Holdings (LED) finally got around to releasing its FY numbers to June 2015 just a few days ago - almost six months late. As discussed HERE the Red Flags are horrific: the auditor (BDO) issued a Disclaimer of Opinion, as well as raising a material uncertiainty in the going concern statement. Quite why the Nomad, Allenby, did not quit on the spot is a mystery to me. But the shares are still suspended as the interims to Dec 2015 are now three months overdue. And that brings me to AIM Rule 41:

Filthy 40: Hooray! ANOTHER Nomad resignation as Eastbridge joins Death Row

Published 273 days ago

Three strikes and you’re out: ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Eastbridge Investments (EBIV) – the former China Wonder and then Quihang – announced the resignation this morning of its Nomad, Northland Capital Partners, with immediate effect. The shares are consequently suspended, and if no replacement is found within a month then it is lethal injection time. Mind you, there is a rather more pressing deadline in ten days, in that Eastbridge will be given the boot anyway if it can’t fulfil its investing policy as an AIM investment company by then. Since that was reliant on some hare-brained plan to raise more cash, that surely will now not happen. In short, Eastbridge is toast.

Filthy Forty AIM Casino Elimination Stakes: now in the final furlong but a loose horse has already crossed the line!

Published 274 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.

NorthWest Investment Group – FY15 numbers from the Filthy 40 Investment company which doesn’t invest

Published 274 days ago

I kid you not: this company has been on the Casino since joining in June 2010 as an investment company with assets of about £3 million and has never invested a cent. Yesterday, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty company Northwest Investment Group (NWIG) released results for calendar FY15: it still hasn’t invested a cent. But the money is disappearing.

China fraud GTS Chemical to delist and so cancels dividend (obviously). 21 down.

Published 274 days ago

And so the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty is to be reduced by yet another company to just nineteen as GTS Chemical (GTS) has decided to up sticks in the best interests of its shareholders. For some reason this, apparently, serves as a perfectly valid reason for the company to bin the full year dividend which had previously been earmarked for an increase.

F40 Aquatic Foods FY15 results. You’re ‘avin a giraffe, right? And a message for AIM Regulation.

Published 274 days ago

This morning ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods Group (AFG) released its calendar FY15 results. This is a complete farce and AIM Regulation should be ashamed, for that is where the real scandal lies.

Filthy Forty AIM Casino Elimination Stakes – update as the race enters the final stages

Published 275 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?

China Fraud LED International Holdings – FY15 (to June!) numbers but Audit comments suggest they are not worth a candle. Nomad Allenby MUST resign NOW!!

Published 281 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play LED Holdings (LED) has finally got around to releasing its full year results to June of last year. They are audited numbers, but the Red Flags in the audit report are so shocking that surely the Nomad to this company, Allenby, has to resign on the spot. Is it really good enough for an AIM-listed company to produce numbers against which the auditor issues a disclaimer of opinion?

Filthy Forty Fraud, China New Energy – so much for the institutional placing!

Published 281 days ago

On 9 June 2016 ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China New energy (CNEL) announced that it had raised £750,000 from a subscription by funds managed by an institutional fund manager at a price of 2p (a 25% discount to the prevailing price). Ah, so the big boys had invested? Er….

China FRAUD AIM Casino Elimination Stakes – Poll Result: two or three more casualties on the way

Published 283 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. 

Reader Poll: Hooray, it’s Royal Ascot! Place your bets for the Filthy Forty AIM Casino Elimination Stakes

Published 287 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?

China FRAUD? MoneySwap, PCG Entertainment former chairman – a look back in history: the post-match analysis

Published 291 days ago

Kung Min Lin is the former chairman of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty MoneySwap (SWAP) and PCG Entertainment (PCGE) – having stepped down from both in the last six months or so.  We have been taking a look at the history of Sportswinbet (SWB) which joined the Casino in 2005 – with Kung Min Lin as Exec Director – which went on to become Power Capital Global (PCGB), with Kung Min Lin moving up to the role of Chairman. The history of both is riddled with related party transactions involving his brother, Heng Jui Lin, and his Kolarmy vehicle, and things came to a sorry end last December. Continuing with Cynical Bear’s football theme (it is, after all, the Euros!), it is time for the post-match analysis.

FRAUD EXPOSE: MoneySwap and PCG Entertainment – a look back in history at the former chairman and his brother. All to play for as the second half really gets going….

Published 293 days ago

Mr Kung Min Lin served as Chairman of Filthy 40 MoneySwap (SWAP) and PCG Entertainment (PCGE). But before that he served as Exec Director of AIM investing company Sportswinbet (SWB) from the 2005 IPO, which went on to become Power Capital Global (PCGB) with Mr Lin as Chairman. You can follow the progress of the first incarnation HERE. But we’re back from the break and with what's left of the £3 million raised in 2005 it’s now time for the second half: Mr Kung Min Lin’s brother comes to the fore.

F40 MoneySwap and PCG Entertainment – a look back in history at the former chairman and his brother. It’s a game of two halves….

Published 294 days ago

Picking up on Cynical Bear’s footballing analogy and having previously wondered whether there might be a skeleton in the cupboard of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty MoneySwap (SWAP) in the light of last week’s ‘fessing up by fellow Filthy Forty PCG Entertainment (PCGE), further digging reveals a festival of Red Flags. Look no further than the previous stamping ground of MoneySwap and PCG Entertainment (PCGE) former chairman, Mr Kung Min Lin, at Power Capital Global Limited (PCGB), which started life as Sportswinbet (SWB) in 2005. Here are the first half highlights.

Filthy 40 China New Energy – placing and rampfest, BARGEPOLE!!

Published 295 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China New Energy (CNEL) has seen its shares heading higher in the last few sessions on the back of expectations of contract developments in Zambia. It is all still yet to be confirmed, of course, and in any case the mooted deal seems a tad incestuous to me. Oh, and it involves an Investment and Protection Agreement (IPPA) – whatever that may be (but I fancy that an IPPA is a different thing to a contract!) Well blow me down with a feather: this morning we had a placing announced – at a very healthy 25% discount to yesterday’s close.

Filthy 40 MoneySwap – loan drawdown and a nasty read-across from PCG Entertainment which needs a full Steward’s

Published 303 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear. I have the utmost respect for Richard Poulden who had the grim task of overseeing today’s awful trading update from AIM-China play PCG Entertainment (PCGE) and like Tom Winnifrith I had hoped that his outfit might prove to be a rare winner on the Filthy Forty. My experience of him has been one of immense integrity a very sharp mind so it is with considerable sadness that I am writing this. But a bit more digging later, it looks just awful – although, I must stress, not on Mr Poulden - and there is a worrying implication on fellow Filthy Forty play MoneySwap which is already is considerable trouble. Sadly, I fear that AIM Regulation needs to do a full steward’s here.

Filthy 40 Univision – profit warning

Published 303 days ago

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Univision Engineering (UVEL) are currently trading 17% lower after the company announced a profit warning in relation to the poor trading performance of its 52%-owned Taiwanese subsidiary T-Com Technology Co. Ltd. This is not the only issue facing the company, however.

Filthy Forty – news from the Norfolk Province of AIM as reporting deadline looms

Published 310 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!

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – half our index now not 'Geong, Geong', but Gone…

Published 314 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...

Opera Investments – yet another disappointment on the (Sub) Standard List.

Published 324 days ago

Following on from my recent piece on Toople (TOOP) being its newest member and the almost predictable, disappointing news relating to Opera Investments (OPRA) earlier in the week, the time has come for a call to arms. There must be change to the rules governing the clearly Sub-Standard Listing segment of the Official List as it is not fit for purpose. I need your assistance.

Filthy Forty – MoneySwap enters the last chance saloon

Published 324 days ago

Yesterday we had a funding update from cash-strapped ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP). It seems that there are negotiations going on, with hopes that a funding deal worth $4.5 million (call that £3.125 million) can be closed. Meanwhile we are told that some keep-the-lights-on short term funding has been arranged. 

Filthy 40 Jiasen – the silence is deafening.

Published 326 days ago

Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff and head of AIM told The Times a week ago that he thought he had got the regulatory framework of AIM absolutely right and that people wouldn’t invest if they felt there was any kind of problem with the regulation... So I thought it was time to take another look at Jiasen (JSI) of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. After all, the derisory rating suggests the market is less than happy with this stock and its results for FY14 were released in mid-April last year: we are now well into May 2016 and thus far there is no sign of FY15 numbers. I wonder why….

Filthy 40 Walcom FY15 numbers: Red Flags abound - but who for, Mr Stuttard?

Published 329 days ago

Despite being part of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty, Walcom (WALG) has rather slipped under the radar. Our apologies for this oversight are due. Yesterday the company released FY15 results. I have no idea what the company does, but the numbers presented seem to raise rather a lot of Red Flags. But are they fluttering for the company or for the Sham Sheriff and head of the oxymorons at AIM Regulation, Mr Marcus Stuttard?

Marcus Stuttard, head of AIM: look in the mirror, old boy, look in the mirror.

Published 332 days ago

Last week’s AGM held by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) saw some biting criticism of AIM from our very own Tom Winnifrith and also from Mark Bentley of ShareSoc. What better way to counter the barrage than for the  Sham Sheriff, Mr Marcus Stuttard, to get a soft interview in The Times (see HERE)? But in the article Mr Stuttard reveals that he simply has no idea at  all. Unless, of course, there is a completely different AIM market on Planet Zarg…..

Red Flags at Night: F40 MoneySwap – signs of a cash crisis?

Published 339 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member MoneySwap (SWAP) issued an after-hours RNS last night which looks to suggest that the cash is fast running out. As one of my seven stocks to get suspended where shareholders could lose 100% from last November, might it be that kill number three (and F40 kill number 21) is not far off?

Revisited: Seven Stocks to get suspended where shareholders could lose 100%

Published 347 days ago

For the November issue of the UK Investor magazine (latest issue HERE) I was asked to name seven stocks which could get suspended and where shareholders could lose everything. I thought I’d take a look back over the seven: Jiasen (JSI), JQW (JQW), Auhua (ACE), MoneySwap (SWAP), Rurelec (RUR), Golden Saint (GSR) - all on AIM - and main market listed Kenmare (KMR).

AIM-China Red Flags at Night: Grand Group boardroom departures

Published 350 days ago

Hmmm, a Chinese company domiciled in the Cayman Islands lists on the Casino and less than sixteen months on there appears to be a bit of a procession going on, with two directors walking the plank with immediate effect in consecutive days. Sound familiar? 

F40 Origo Partners set to remain suspended until (at least) late July

Published 354 days ago

On Friday at 5.36pm, no-one-is-watching o’clock, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Origo Partners (OPP) updated on court proceedings in the Isle of Man with regard to the winding-up petition presented last month.  The trial date is set for Friday 22 and Monday 25 July, which means that shares in Origo will remain suspended pending financial clarification until then. Unless, of course, Nomad Smith & Williamson decides enough is enough and resigns.

China Norfolk Asian Citrus profits warning – how long until the corporate undertakers are called?

Published 366 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of Biblical plagues, Asian Citrus Holdings (ACHL) has updated the market on its latest calamity. Apparently it grows oranges too, but its main product these days does seem to be natural disasters that prompt ( lack of) profits warnings.

How to spot a China Fraud – China Law Blog

Published 366 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.

Another Filthy Forty AIM execution as Asia Ceramics is given the boot

Published 366 days ago

Another day, another one-way trip to the chamber of no return. Asia Ceramics Holdings plc was formally given the heave-ho this morning to make it the nineteenth member of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty to leave the Casino. Tomorrow we hit twenty – the half way mark – as it is the turn of Auhua (ACE) to join leave the world’s most successful growth market.

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty': Easter 2016 update - more 'Geong, Geong' & set to be 'Gone'…

Published 371 days ago

Another month, more ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies set to follow Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone...

China Daily: London bidding to lure more Chinese companies? My heart sinks.

Published 375 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. 

China fraud GTS Chemical – clarification required: has the CEO been offloading shares?

Published 377 days ago

This morning saw a most interesting “Holding(s) in Company” RNS from Red Flag strewn ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play GTS Chemical. Now perhaps all is completely above board and we are looking at an unfortunate coincidence. Or perhaps the company has just announced that its CEO has been offloading shares. A clarification is surely needed.

China fraud Jiasen – oops, another NED walks

Published 380 days ago

Our sincere apologies for missing the fact that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) slipped out a board change RNS at lunchtime on Friday last week. I guess we were all in the Punter's Return at the time. It seems that Mr Curt Riley has resigned as a NED as from the end of May.

F40 Origo – a history lesson in reading Admission Documents

Published 381 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP) remains suspended pending financial clarification as shareholders face a grim high noon in the Isle of Man courts when the majority holder of (now defaulting) zeros looks set to get the company forced into wind-up.

Filthy Forty Origo suspended pending clarification: Kill number 23 out of 40, 17 to go.

Published 384 days ago

Well you can’t say you weren’t warned: ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP) was finally suspended pending clarification of its financial position this morning. It was blindingly obvious that this - or a Nomad resignation - was inevitable. I hope anyone unlucky enough to hold this POS managed to get out even if only with a bag of Tesco Value crisps. Perhaps I should head to Bristol and claim a glass (or two) of Ouzo to toast the Filthy Forty’s 23rd suspension/delisting.

F40 Origo faces winding up order. Why are the shares still trading?

Published 385 days ago

It comes as no surprise at all. ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP) had already made no secret that it would be in no position to meet a required $12 million redemption on its Zeros by Tuesday's deadline, which would constitute a default. Why the shares are still trading is beyond me. Surely if Nomad Smith Williamson cannot secure a suspension pending financial clarification it could just resign in order to force the issue. But it gets worse.

F40 Origo - last chance for the Walkers?

Published 389 days ago

Tomorrow is an important deadline for ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP). It has a $12 million bill to pay and the company has already warned that it hasn't got the cash. The payment was due to be made to satisfy a planned partial redemption of Zeros. Suspension pending financial clarification, anyone?

F40 Asian Growth Properties – proposed disposal triggers big re-rating but Red Flags are too big to ignore

Published 392 days ago

Some good news from the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty in the form of a proposed disposal by Asian Growth Properties (AGP) was detailed on Tuesday. At its last set of numbers interims to June 2015 the company stated NAV per share at 125p and until recently the shares had been trading at a fraction of that (sub-20p). The news saw the shares race away to close at 46.5p mid, although they gave some back on Thursday. 

China fraud Aquatic Foods Trading Update: drip, drip, drip - the water torture continues in a sea of Red Flags

Published 393 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) released a trading statement yesterday for its full year to Dec 2015. I commented that the last trading statement had more holes than a fish-net and yesterday’s serving of fishiness lowers none of the Red Flags previously raised. 

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty': End Feb 2016 update - yet more companies Geong, Geong, Gone…

Published 394 days ago

The following updates our China AIM 'Filthy Forty' table as at the end of February. Despite the utterings of the London Stock Exchange and George Osborne, more of the companies Geong, Geong, Gone? You bet…

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty – the City’s roll-call of shame. Time for a full inquiry.

Published 396 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).

Asia Ceramics heads for AIM’s Death Row as yet ANOTHER Filthy Forty Nomad resigns

Published 398 days ago

It is hard to keep up. We called Auhua “Clean is my middle name” Energy (ACE) as the 21st AIM delisting/suspension on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty as its Nomad steps down effective first thing on Monday, but at no-one-is-watching o’clock last night up popped Asia Ceramics (ACHP) to say that its Nomad had resigned. So Auhua will have to settle for 22nd place.

F40 Origo - Trading Statement: how long until suspension pending clarification, or will Nomad walk first??

Published 398 days ago

At 12.41pm today ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty commodity investment company Origo Partners (OPP) issued a trading statement which reads like a suicide note. One wonders how long this one has left on the Casino: will it be suspended pending clarification, or might we see the Nomad, Smith & Williamson, walk the plank first?

China fraud Auhua becomes suspension/delisting number 21: full inquiry into systemic regulatory failure needed NOW!

Published 399 days ago

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty stock Auhua "Clean is my middle name" Energy (ACE) are down another 28% this morning after the company confirmed that it has not yet been able to sign up a new Nomad to replace Grant Thornton which steps down with effect from Monday morning. As such Auhua will become the twenty-first company of our Filthy Forty to have left the Casino or be suspended.

China AIM Frauds A problem of Regulation – Reader Comment

Published 401 days ago

ShareProphets has been following the fortunes of forty companies on AIM which had China connections of one form or another – so far eighteen have departed (most of those because the Nomad resigned, others for failing to publish accounts and a small number just decided to delist). It is a shocking record, as is the aggregate share price performance of those 40. I am drawn to a reader comment from Andy (referring to one F40 member) which, I think, sums up the problem now facing the regulators.

China fraud Auhua - circling the plug-hole

Published 402 days ago

Aside from the imminent suspension of AIM-listed DQ Entertainment (DQE) as its Nomad resigns today, shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Auhua "Clean is my middle name" Energy (ACE) shares are also on the slide once again.

China Fraud JQW – GM boots out NEDs but when were UK Investors told?

Published 402 days ago

Already booted off the Casino after is all became too much for poor old Cairn Financial to continue as Nomad and Broker to ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play JQW (JQW), it seems that the company called a General Meeting to dump three NEDs. An announcement on the JQW investor relations website  details the passing of the resolutions, but what about the Notice of General Meeting? When did investors find out about it?

China AIM fraud Auhua Clean Energy – a last chance to escape as the fat lady warms up in the wings?

Published 408 days ago

Time is running out for ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) to find a new Nomad. It was announced on 29 Jan 2016 that the current incumbent, Grant Thornton, had given notice that it was to quit the post with effect from 29 Feb 2016 (a week on Monday). Barring a miracle (and we know that AIM Regulation has been keen to discourage Nomads from taking on China plays where the previous Nomad has resigned) then shareholders have until Friday of next week to get out or face being lobster-potted.

F40 Origo Partners: The Noose Tightens

Published 408 days ago

I previously commented (HERE) in the wake of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP) seeing shareholders reject proposals aimed at settling a dispute with the majority holder of its Zeros, Brooks Macdonald, that the company seemed to have a bit of a problem. In particular, one might note that the company had already ‘fessed up that it would not be able to meet scheduled redemptions next month. Now Brooks has made a move as the noose tightens.

China Fraud Aquatic Foods - drip, drip, drip the torture continues

Published 408 days ago

Following on from yesterday's piece on ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods Group (AFG) we see that the shares are still sliding. Drip, drip, drip - the Chinese water torture continues. 

AIM China Fraud Aquatic Foods: Chinese water torture

Published 409 days ago

Tom Winnifrith has already done an open-top bus ride around all the Red Flags flapping away at ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods Group (AFG). But if the Red Flags are enough to drive you towards the sell button there is another problem: the spread is now so wide that it is equal to the bid price. Talk about being lobster-potted.

F40 LED International Toasts Chinese New Year with a Rum’n’Coke of an RNS

Published 414 days ago

Already suspended for failing to produce its accounts to June 2015, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play LED International Holdings (LED) gave out a Chinese new year update on Monday which covered a number of matters – not least of which is the overdue accounts. And the binning of a JV which started life as a proposed RTO. And the non-completion of an acquisition first announced back in March 2013. And a warning that its working capital position is constrained because its customers are not paying their bills. And the company needs to raise cash or restructure debts. Apart from that everything’s fine!

F40 Origo Partners – is it bag of crisps time? 0p ahoy?

Published 420 days ago

This surely is terrible news for shareholders in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP): an RNS shortly before close of play yesterday saw the announcement of the results of a series of meetings which had been called to consider the restructuring of a series of debts (or, rather, convertible zero dividend preference shares). The holders of the zeros voted it through but, oh dear, those pesky ordinary shareholders did not. The result: Origo could be toast.

China fraud Auhua – heading for Death Row, but what about the Broker situation?

Published 425 days ago

Eighteen Filthy Forty members have already gone and they are still queuing up. Jiasen (JSI) took the heat earlier in the week (and there is more to come on that one) and we already have LED Holdings suspended for failing to release its accounts. Then there is Asian Citrus (ACHL) which looks set to run out of cash – or orange trees – before long. But at the back end of the week came a late surge from Auhua (ACE) to claim pole position for the next expulsion of a China fraud from the AIM Casino.

FRAUD Jiasen - cratering again. What happened to your 1500 employees?

Published 428 days ago

Ok this is an easy question. In the RNSs released by ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member, Jiasen (JSI) the 'Notes to Editors' has helpfully told us the number of workers employed at its factory in Nan'an City, Fujian Provice (AIM-China Fraud central), China. For what it is worth I do not believe a word it says on this matter for reasons explained HERE but maybe Jiasen can guide us all?

Jiasen – down another 23%. Is the end nigh?

Published 428 days ago

I note that in the wake of our recent coverage (HERE), shares in AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) have cratered another 23% today (last seen) to 2.875p. There has been no news (so far) today, but one senses a bit of a rush for the exit going on.

China FRAUD Jiasen – GOTCHA! The LIE in its Interims

Published 430 days ago

We shall, for a moment, suspend our disbelief over the stated cash position of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Jiasen (JSI). Let us, for a moment, simply take the company at its word. Deeper analysis of yesterdays trading statement numbers shows a horror story unfolding, and casts a strange light on previous statements from the company. I suggest that what follows shows that Jiasen is toast, and uninvestable.

China fraud Jiasen – profit warning, where has all the cash gone?

Published 430 days ago

An RNS is meant to inform. Of course, if you are delivering bad news you might not be so keen to inform the market quite as fully as you could and that brings us to a profit warning from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Jiasen (JSI). Tom Winnifrith commented after its Interims to June 2015 that it was either a fraud or he was a banana. And so today Jiasen produced a very uninformative trading statement which looks for all the world to be designed to mislead.

F40 Taihua – Oh Dear: time for the Walkers?

Published 433 days ago

Tom Winnifrith has already raised a few awkward questions about ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) HERE when he discussed how a profitable company (from China) with net cash of £2.5 million (as at June 2015, so we are told in the Interims) is only valued by the market at about £1 million. Yesterday saw a statement which brought to mind the now executed F40 company JQW. It all rather suggests that there is no earnings visibility and as such I would suggest that the stock could well be worthless.

F40 Northwest Investment Group parts with its Mr Wong and thanks him sincerely. What for?

Published 436 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Northwest Investment Group (NWIG) announced the departure of a NED, Mr Ka Ming Wong, yesterday afternoon. The thanks were effusive, but some shareholders might take a different view, given the lamentable record of this investment company which doesn't invest. It simply pisses the cash away on plc costs and administration.

F40 Univision Engineering - Chairman sells stake (again), but about the cashflow....

Published 437 days ago

I was overly rude about AIM-China play Univision Engineering (UVEL) the last time I wrote about it. With the Filthy Forty it has tended to prove a prudent policy of being uber-sceptical. I pointed to a big slide in earnings which was in fact due to the previous year seeing a large debt being forgiven. The shares are up on the 0.65p at the time, closing last week at 0.8p (mid) on the back of an 18.5% gain on Friday, triggered by news on Thursday (after-hours, natch) that the Chairman is selling 41.5% of the company for a total of about £3.69 million from his interests which previously totalled 72.9%.

F40 China New Energy on the slide as the Red Flags pile up

Published 437 days ago

Just three weeks ago, during the no-one-is-watching fortnight of Christmas and New Year, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China New Energy (CNEL) completed a keep-the-lights-on placing in what I wondered was the fastest pump and dump in history. It was, in my view, a disgraceful affair: announce what appears to be a significant contract to send the shares rocketing higher (it did) and then 39 minutes later announce a massively discounted placing into the rise. The grateful company brought in some meter money (just £200,000 before expenses) but the new shares issued represented 3.28% of the enlarged capital. Surely that is a notifiable holding?

A lesson for Inspirit from the Filthy Forty

Published 448 days ago

Just to be helpful to AIM-listed Inspirit Energy (INSP), here is how ShareProphets Filthy Forty member Asian Citrus (ACH) announced a change of Auditor earlier today:

China AIM 'Filthy Forty': End 2015 Performance Update (more Geong, Geong, Gone)...

Published 449 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...

LED International Holdings – yet another Filthy Forty suspension

Published 454 days ago

Our apologies are due for overlooking one of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty companies. The RNS released by LED International (LED) three days before Christmas (HERE) almost passed us by: the company announced early in the no-one-is-watching o’clock holiday period that its shares were being suspended because it had become apparent that the Company [would] not be in a position to publish its audited report and accounts for the year ended 30 June 2015 by the deadline of 31 December.

JQW - its Happy New Year to our shareholders, we're being booted off the Casino on Monday

Published 455 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play JQW (JQW) has served up a new year message for its now lobster-potted shareholders. It's goodbye, so long, farewell as its AIM execution beckons first thing on Monday morning. 

ShareProphets RNS Translation Service: Eastbridge keep-the-lights-on warrant package

Published 465 days ago

This morning saw a total bullshit announcement from AIM-listed (and F40 member) Eastbridge Investments (EBIV). The ShareProphets RNS Translation Service explains all (original text in bold).....

ShareProphets RNS Translation Service: Asian Citrus “Winter Orange Crop” update

Published 468 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Asian Citrus (ACHL) has had a history of suffering biblical-style plague and misfortune. Maybe insurance is difficult to get, but yesterday saw the latest in the line of disaster updates from this bargepole stock. The RNS was masterful, so we have wheeled out the ShareProphets RNS Translation Service to assist our understanding of this latest catastrophic release. Original is in bold italics.

China New Energy - some answers, but questions remain

Published 478 days ago

Following THIS PIECE at the weekend we have had a communication from Mr Richard Bennett, the independent NED at ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member China New Energy (CNEL). To remind readers, we were wondering who or what was Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited - the outfit with which China New announced a MOU had been signed last week regarding projects in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

F40 China New Energy – MOUs with Sunbird, but who/what is it, and is it Placing ahoy?

Published 480 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty outfit China New Energy (CNEL) announced a memorandum of understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited on Friday, in relation to projects in Zimbabwe and Zambia. It also announced that the signing of any binding agreement would be treated as a Related Party Transaction since Mr Richard Bennett, China New’s sole independent NED (see HERE) is a director of Sunbird. I’ve already discussed the potential corporate governance Red Flag that I see from that (HERE) but what or who is “Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited”? 

F40 China New Energy – “important projects” in the offing, what about corporate governance?

Published 482 days ago

Shares in the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty outfit China New Energy (CNEL) have been on the up lately, rising from around 0.65p in mid-October to peak yesterday at over 5p a share, before closing at 3.7p. Quite a ride! This appears to have been on the back of indications that a deal was in the offing and yesterday some flesh was put on the bone.

JQW suspended - Nomad/Broker resigns - another China FRAUD bites the AIM dust

Published 485 days ago

Well, well, well. Blow me down with a feather - the shares saw a 25% drop yesterday on the biggest volume for six months and lo and behold, today the Nomad has resigned. Obviously nobody bailed it yesterday knew that this was coming. Obviously. ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty company JQW (JQW) is now on Death Row, pending a one-way journey to becoming the eighteenth of the forty to depart AIM. It is also the twelfth Nomad resignation this calenday year on the Filthy Forty.

JQW - staring into the abyss as it dives 25% on no news to new low

Published 485 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member JQW (JQW) saw a big 25% nose-dive in its share price today, on high volume. In the process it recorded a new end-of-day low, yet there is no news from the company. Are we witnessing the final death throes?

F40 Aquatic Foods – Trading statement with more holes than a fish-net

Published 499 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) released a trading statement this morning. All going well despite the slow-down in China – turnover up, big cash-pile, shares at a big discount to cash etc etc. So the shares are down 15%. What?

JobSwap at MoneySwap, but what about the cash position?

Published 501 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member MoneySwap (SWAP) has announced some boardroom musical chairs. In comes Ms. Yu Shu Fen as an executive director looking after business development. The (now ex-) CEO, Mr Richard Proksa has been replaced by the Chairman, Mr Kung Min Lin who appears to be doubling up as both Chairman and CEO - a busy chap, as he is also non-exec chairman at AIM-listed PCG Entertainment (PCGE). Mr Proksa will, however, continue as a director. But what about the (lack of) cash position? 

JQW – filthy forty profit warning as operations remain suspended

Published 508 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy JQW (JQW) has this morning issued a profit warning as the suspension of operations imposed by the Chinese authorities over advertising and pyramid-selling rule-breaches continues. Surely it is only a matter of time before the shares are suspended.

Who's next to be Geong, Geong, Gone? - China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update...

Published 514 days ago

Who's next to be Geong, Geong, Gone? - China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update. So far 15 down and 2 on the way out. Only 23 left standing. The average loss since IPO is a mere 46.4%. Strip out the two best performerers and two worst and the average loss is 82.5%. Shocking. So who is next for the high jump?

F40 Origo finally corrects over currency (a week after we did)

Published 516 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Origo Partners (OPP) announced last week that it had rolled over a loan to $2.5 million loan to TSX-listed Kincora Copper Ltd, but it got the currency wrong (it was CAD$, not US$ as stated). We pointed this out a week ago and yesterday the company (and its Nomad, Smith & Williamson, which no doubt checked and verified last week's foul-up of an RNS very carefully) has finally 'fessed up to the error. Seven days later.

Camkids - Filthy Forty execution 14 with 3 more on death row. Who's next?

Published 518 days ago

AIM has this morning announced the quiet execution of the fourteenth member of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty, Camkids (CAMK). Still on Death Row we have Geong (GNG) which tomorrow will have been without a Nomad for a month so we expect another execution at 7am on Monday. Also scheduled for lethal injection shortly is China Rereun (CHRR) which lost its Nomad 24 days ago, and Vmoto (VMT) is going for a "best interests" delisting. This reads terribly badly for the LSE - and not a single one of the Nomad resignations has been explained.

Filthy Forty - GTS Chemical Trading Update

Published 518 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play GTS Chemical (GTS) has released a Q3 trading update which is full of unmitigated good news. Revenues up 34% on the same period last year, margins steady, new plant on-stream and more on the way, capacity up, distributors up: the good news is unrelenting. What's not to like?

Filthy Forty (and others) - who is passing these as fit for UK markets? Part 4. Yup, losses again

Published 518 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.

Filthy Forty (and others) - who is passing these as fit for UK markets? Part 3, more losses

Published 520 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.

Filthy Forty (and others) - who is passing these as fit for UK markets? Part 2, a shocker!

Published 520 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.

Geong – all over bar the shouting

Published 520 days ago

In what is clearly a sign that AIM-China Filthy Forty play Geong (GNG) is headed from its cell on Death Row to the execution chamber, it has been announced that it has been deleted from the FTSE AIM All-Share Index effective Friday 30 October.

Filthy Forty (and others) - who is passing these as fit for UK markets? Part 1

Published 521 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…..

Auhua – receivables at 177% of turnover in H1 2015, er.Red Flag for breakfast?

Published 522 days ago

I’ve been looking again at the interims from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty constituent Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) and its growth in receivables since FY14 of 60% since FY14 and of 92% since the first half last year – as against pretty flat turnover and margins. As at June this year we see that trade and other receivables of RMB 200.4 million as noted under current assets sit at 177% of (slightly falling) turnover of RMB 112.8 million. That looks just a tad on the high side.

More on that Filthy Forty Origo loan of US$2.5m. Or CAD$2.5m. Can it ever get repaid?

Published 524 days ago

I’ve already covered the Filthy Forty AIM-China Origo Partners (OPP) RNS yesterday regarding the rolling over of a loan to Kincora Copper Ltd and whether it is US$ or CAD$. But there is more to this. For a start, Kincora announced to the market that it intended to settle the loan (and interest thereon) in shares! Except that it then retracted that statement. The question is why Origo did not convert the loan into shares, and why it went for the roll-over option instead. Is it anything to do with the likelihood of it ever getting repayment?

Filthy Forty Origo Partners updates on US$2.5m loan. Or is it Canadian $?

Published 524 days ago

There seems to be a spot of confusion at ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Origo Partners plc (OPP).  Today it updated the market on an outstanding loan of US$2.5 million to investee company Kincora Copper Ltd which due for repayment on 19 July. It has been replaced by a new loan of US$ 2.5 million. The confusion is that in its interims statement, the loan was described as being CAD$2.5 million. There’s a bit of a difference (about 30% at today’s exchange rates, source: Google).

Auhua you kidding?

Published 525 days ago

AIM-China Filthy Forty member Auhua (ACE) issued a statement re share price movement yesterday afternoon. Come off it chaps, this just isn’t good enough. The statement reads:

Updated: Has Galasys just stepped on to the China Norfolk conveyor belt to oblivion?

Published 525 days ago

Update: AIM-listed Galasys is not one of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty although it should be. Registered in Jersey but operating in Jiangsu Province (as per JQW) Galasys (GLS) looks to be an AIM-China stock to have slipped our net. Thank you to Prophet Yomo for pointing out the small slip-up. This morning it announced the departure of its Chief Financial Officer, who is stepping down from the board and leaving the company. A non-board interim CFO is being appointed. We are also told that a NED has already left the board. No explanation is offered for either departure and, indeed, we are not even told the effective date on which the CFO goes. Oh dear – is this the first step on the China-Norfolk path to oblivion being taken by Galasys?

Caption Competition result - in honour of Xavier "L'Autruche" Rolet

Published 529 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.

Filthy Forty: China New Energy “independent” NED Related Party deal in the offing?

Published 532 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member China New Energy (CNEL) has announced a Statement re Press Comment which appears to raise a number of corporate governance issues. I wonder how the Nomad, Cairn, will react. The shares are flying – up by a whopping 186% last seen. Mind you, at 1.35p there is an awfully long way to go before the shares get back to the IPO price of 7p. But what is really going on here?

Caption Competition result and a new one, in honour of Xavier "L'Autruche" Rolet of the LSE

Published 532 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).

ARC Capital – Filthy Forty execution thirteen, over half a billion wiped out. Auhua next?

Published 532 days ago

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Vmoto is to delist from AIM, ARC Capital (ARCH) has announced that it has failed to find a replacement Nomad and will be booted off the Casino as of 7am this morning. Execution number 13 (and Vmoto is number 14). There are still another three on death row following Nomad resignations to make a total of 17. Are you watching this Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff?

Caption Competition - AIM Regulation gets a phone call

Published 534 days ago

With the Financial Reporting Council now having written to Tom Winnifrith to thank him formally for his work in exposing the multiple frauds at Quindell (QPP), the question arises as to how the oxymorons at AIM Regulation managed to ignore all the evidence they too were sent. Add to that the ongoing fiasco that is the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty (number 13 due to be booted off the Casino on Thursday) and there is surely a king-sized omlette on their collective faces.

Filthy Forty: Auhua Clean Energy – Chairman walks.

Published 535 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) reported this morning that its Non-Eec Chairman, Mr David Sumner, has walked. His replacement, Mr Raphael Tham seems to have already stepped into the role.  Oh dear.

AIM-China Filthy Forty: (yet) another bites the dust. How many before Marcus Stuttard is forced out?

Published 535 days ago

China Chaintek (CTEK) was formally expelled from the AIM Casino this morning, making it the twelfth company on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty to leave the Casino. This followed the resignation last month of the now saintly Ray Zimmerman at ZAI Corporate Finance as Nomad. Forty companies, twelve down and four more on death row. Is it not clear as day that there has been the most inexcusable failure by Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff, and his oxymorons at AIM Regulation? If he has a shred of decency he will now resign.

Filthy Forty Northwest Investment Group – a reader writes…..

Published 537 days ago

We have already pointed out how AIM-China Filthy Forty member, Northwest Investment Group (NWIG) – the investment company which doesn’t invest – has frittered away stacks of cash on plc costs and achieved precisely nothing by way of meeting its investment goals so far see HERE and HERE . But one eagle-eyed reader has spotted a few more things which merit a wider audience. Yes, ‘David’ is back with another down and dirty look at the details given in accounts. Oh dear. He writes….

Sorbic International – a lesson in corporate governance risk on the Filthy Forty

Published 539 days ago

I was taking a look at what happened to ex-AIM listed and Filthy Forty constituent Sorbic International (SORB) after it was booted off the AIM Casino earlier this year. Can we draw some lessons? Are there some clues as to why so many of the Filthy Forty have shown that they should never have been allowed near the world’s most successful growth market? We need look no further than its interims, released on 30 June 2015 where all is laid bare, plain for all to see. It is utterly shocking. It shows that there can be no corporate governance which can be relied upon.

AIM Awards – how much cash has been wiped out so far on the Filthy Forty in 2015?

Published 539 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.

AIM-China Filthy Forty: fourth Nomad resignation in four weeks. Which will be next?

Published 541 days ago

The spread betters could be having a field day. Four more of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty now on Death Row following Nomad resignations in just four weeks. Three in the past week: if this continues the whole lot will have gone by Christmas. But back to the question – which will be next? For some clues, we just have to look at what happened yesterday. Anyone still holding Jiasen (JSI) or JQW  (JQW) is, in my view, certifiable.

China ReRun – Yet Another Filthy Forty China AIM casino stock onto Death Row – shares suspended

Published 541 days ago

Oh dear. This reads badly for the LSE which reckons that Chinese stocks on the AIM Casino are as good as any other. Nomad Cairn has quit the China ReRun (CHRR) account and after less than two years on the Casino, its shares have been suspended. They will be booted off in a month when no other Nomad volunteers to take this on. No Nomad will touch this with a bargepole following this statement:

Results round-up a festival of AIM-China Red Flags at the end a festy fortnight on the Filthy Forty.

Published 545 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 regulations before releasing less than convincing interims. This week saw fourteen of the Filthy Forty racing to the line to get results filed by close of play Wednesday so as to avoid automatic suspension, two of which added to the overcrowding problem on AIM’s Death Row as their Nomad quit. Here is the ShareProphets  round-up of AIM-China Red Flags served up this past week.

Filthy Forty Asian Growth Properties to sell assets for £119m, profit of £39m. Dividend? Er...

Published 545 days ago

Asian Growth Properties (AGP), a member of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty (updated today), has seen trading in its shares on AIM resumed after a deal was announced to sell a large portion of its property assets for a gross consideration of £119 million, and achieve a gain on disposal for the company of £39 million before expenses. The recent interims showed net assets of HK$13 billion (call that about a billion pounds) which we were told represented about 125p per share, so just the profit on disposal should come in at something in the region of 4p per share. The total disposal should realise around 13p a share. It is a great piece of news for shareholders and with the shares trading at 17p (down from 36.75p at IPO) might now look forward at long last to a dividend. Or not:

China AIM Casino Filthy Forty Update - 15 down, 25 to go average loss 50%

Published 546 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.

Asian Growth Properties Ltd – ANOTHER Filthy Forty suspension, at 13.5p vs NAV 125p!

Published 547 days ago

Not content with seeing Geong (GNG) suspended because its Nomad resigned on Tuesday, or that Camkids (CAMK) suffered the same fate on Monday, we find that a third ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty suspension slipped by: Asian Growth Properties (AGP) - which was suspended in an RNS released by AIM itself, “pending an announcement”. That was at 10.55am, and there has been not a dickie bird since from the company. I note carefully that the AIM RNS did not say “at the request of the Company”. Oo-er missus.

Geong, Geong GONE! - Another China fraud goes onto AIM casino Death Row

Published 547 days ago

Oh dear. It could not get its accounts out on tme - given that they were total fiction that would have been hard - and at 4.05 PM today, shares in Geong (GNG) were suspended as Nomad and broker Finncap quit with immediate effect. I've wanted to use the phrase Geong, geong gone! in a headline for years and now I can. If no Nomad signs up for reputational hara-kiri within a month Geong will be booted off AIM. Pro tem it goes onto the casino death row. Boy the cells there are getting crowded.

ShareProphets ID Parade: companies still to report numbers on deadline day as suspension looms.

Published 548 days ago

We started the week awaiting interims and FY results from 14 of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. Following this morning’s round of 7am RNSs, who is still to report? And there is one other we await with considerable interest – the FY results from Daniel Stewart (DAN). Any of the companies which fails to report by the end of the day will be suspended from trading on the Casino.

Filthy Forty MoneySwap FY Results: placing ahoy!

Published 548 days ago

Another set of numbers from the 14 ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty which were due to report by Wednesday of this week has been chalked up. MoneySwap plc (SWAP) reports a full year (to end Mar 2015) loss of $3.2 million. Against a market capitalisation of £11.1 million (source: ADVFN) that doesn’t look too clever. But it gets worse, because there is an audit Emphasis of matter with regard to sign-off of the company as a going concern: the company will be required to raise funds. Neon signs: placing ahoy!

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty: who will be next to join the AIM-Casino Death Row?

Published 548 days ago

As flagged up at the weekend HERE there were fourteen AIM-China stocks still to report by the deadline of tomorrow (Weds). It is now Tuesday and we have had just three so far- China New Energy (CNEL), GTS Chemical (GTS) and Asia Ceramics (ACHP). More on those to follow. But already we have had another one join Sino-Casino Death Row in the form of Camkids (CAMK) (see HERE).

Geong – Audit update leaves the company hanging by a thread

Published 549 days ago

Fourteen sets of Filthy Forty numbers to come in by Wednesday to avoid suspension, but AIM-China play Geong (GNG) still, from this morning’s RNS, seems to be wrangling with its auditors over its FY numbers to the end of March this year. There is just so much to go wrong here: will a convertible debt of £1 million get rolled over for another year as hoped? Will Geong get passed as a going concern? Will it get audit sign-off? Will Geong get the numbers out? And then there are the write-offs. It looks grim. Bag of Walkers, anyone?

Filthy Forty – more fun and games to come this week as 14 reporting deadlines loom

Published 550 days ago

It was a storming week last week on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. But there is more to come, for Wednesday sees the end of the month and the reporting deadline for any company with a half year to the end of June, or a full year to the end of March. So what is there to look forward to?

Asian Citrus – FY15 results delay

Published 551 days ago

Just when we thought the whiffy week on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty had served up the final course of the abominable banquet, up popped Asian Citrus Holdings Ltd (ACHL) with the petits fours. Its final results for the year to June 2015 – due to have been released yesterday – have been delayed. Uh oh….

Haike Chemical – another AIM-China Filthy Forty member releases Interims

Published 553 days ago

The ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty is having an amazing week. We’ve had all manner of nonsense, from AIM failing to boot off Global Market Group (GMC) after being without a Nomad for a month until three days late, Geong (GNG) shares collapsing after a (derisory) take-over fell apart, a fantasy world presented by Vmoto (VMT) as it sold off a division on a PE of about 1 to the same people it bought it from and joke interims from JQW (cash pile mounting but dividend binned) and this morning Jiasen (cash pile mounting, dividend chopped by two thirds). And we have also had interims from Haike Chemical (HAIK). 

George Osborne, what planet are you on? Ref AIM China FRAUD

Published 553 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?

Global Market Group: finally the undead corpse is put out of its misery

Published 554 days ago

Finally at 5.34pm tonight came the announcement that a wooden stake had been driven through the heart of the undead corpse that was AIM-China play Global Market Group (GMC). Having been without a Nomad for a month and two days, AIM Rules demanded that the shares be cancelled from trading after a month. So I guess the formal announcement that Global Market is off the Casino is only two days late. That’ll be the tenth delisting from the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty.

Global Market Group - Letter to AIM Regulation: Are you asleep at the wheel?

Published 556 days ago

Further to Tom Winnifrith's piece HERE which highlights that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Global Market Group (GMC) has now been without a Nomad for a month and a day, yet there has been no announcement that it has been formally booted off the Casino I have dropped a line to AIM Regulation. Is it the case that ShareProphets is now the regulator? The letter reads:

JQW supposedly suspends operations (or not): another kill pending for the Filthy Forty?

Published 556 days ago

It is London Buses time once again here on ShareProphets.com. A quiet few days on the AIM-China Filthy Forty and then all of a sudden three dreadful RNSs all come at once. Nine Filthy Forty members have already departed stage left. Three more are on death row following Nomad resignations – China Chaintek (CTEK), ARC Capital (ARC) and Global Market Group (GMC) which receives its last rites today. And now today two further China plays announced dire news, JQW (JQW) and Vmoto (VMT) as well as a potential bidder walking out on Geong (GNG) in the wake of a few issues with revenue recognition. No doubt the auditors there (UHY Hacker Young) will be shown to have acted with all due care.

Global Markets Group is on the AIM casino Death Row – it is now time for its last meal, execution is tonight

Published 556 days ago

Of the Filthy 40 China stocks listed on AIM on June 1 2014 or listed since, ten have already been booted off the Casino while shares in four are suspended. Of those three are suspended as the Nomad has quit. They sit on Death Row and the first execution, expulsion from AIM, is scheduled for tonight.

Reader Poll - how many China Fraud Filthy Forty shares will be Dead by December 31 2015?

Published 566 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).

Daily Telegraph’s top 10 Aim stocks to buy – its ‘avin’ a bubble!

Published 566 days ago

The Daily Telegraph has a cunning wheeze for its readers to avoid Inheritance Tax – buy AIM stocks. In fact this is a double wheeze. Not only are these IHT free assets but the Torygraph has selected a top 10 which seems guaranteed to smash the value of your estate. It is ‘avin’ a bubble with its top 10 dogs, oops I meant AIM Casino shares to buy. 

Update: China Chaintek - Nomad has quit - shares now suspended

Published 567 days ago

UPDATED: Oh dear, it looks as if another China AIM stock is set to lose its AIM casino listing. AIM regulation has just now suspended trading in shares in China Chaintek (CTEK). Market sources say that Big Ray Zimmerman of ZAI Corporate Finance had enough and quit as Nomad to the Norfolk China Chaintek (CTEK) with immediate effect. The company has made no statement.

AIM-China Filthy40 member Aquatic Foods Interims fail to reassure

Published 567 days ago

One of the problems that AIM-listed China stocks have at the moment is that nobody believes them. Nobody believes the claimed cash-piles or profits. This is amply demonstrated by the stock-market histoire of Aquatic Foods (AFG), a member of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. To remind you, it listed in just February of this year at 70p per share, to give it a market capitalisation of £79.3 million. Yet the shares fell steadily to the current 29p. Today saw Interims to the end of June 2015. Scratch the surface, and the Red Flags are all too apparent.

ShareProphets Filthy Forty: Asia Ceramics and its bizarre lending arrangements with the boss

Published 581 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member and Jersey-registered Asia Ceramics Holdings (ACHP) recently featured HERE in the wake of its after-hours (and Red Flag riddled) full year 2014 results. What emerged was a large market capitalisation relative to (almost) non-existent earnings. But there was also a long string of related party transactions, and a CEO who appeared to be running businesses in China doing the same thing as Asia Ceramics does…in China. But what catches the eye now is an RNS on Tuesday of this week which describes a very peculiar set of loan agreements between CEO Dr Pu and the company.

Camkids: we knew the balance sheet was a fraud now here is why the reported profits are also bogus

Published 581 days ago

AIM listed China fraud Camkids (CAMK) effectively admitted that its stated cash was not really there with its ludicrous explanation of how it was set to disappear (HERE) but now let me show you why its reported profits are also 100% made up.

ShareProphets Filthy Forty – ARC Capital heads for the exit as Nomad Grant Thornton throws in the towel, but why?

Published 582 days ago

Forty AIM-China companies: ten down, three more in the queue to leave by the back door. This time we bring you Cayman Islands registered investment company, ARC Capital Holdings Limited (ARCH), which announced on 14 August that its Nomad, Grant Thornton, had given notice of its intention to step down on 15 September 2015. If no replacement is found by 15 October then shares in ARC will be booted off the Casino.

ShareProphets Filthy Forty – Dr Johnny Hon comes out of the shadows as Executive Chairman of Gate Ventures

Published 590 days ago

Lucian Miers did a superb piece HERE which looked at some of the people involved in the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster boy, Gate Ventures (GATE). Gate, you may remember, had an extraordinarily short-lived existence on AIM in that it was given the order of the boot after even Beaumont Cornish found it all too much to represent this outfit as Nomad, and no-one else would either.

ShareProphets Filthy Forty – Which national regulator has the most egg on its face re China frauds

Published 592 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. 

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