Deals wrap: Taking AgBank’s temperature

July 14, 2010

It is going to be tough for Agricultural Bank of China’s (AgBank) IPO to match the first-day jump in share price enjoyed by its rivals, analysts say. Institutions are expected help stabilize the stock price of the politically sensitive IPO but liquidity, the economy’s health and a flood of new share issues are seen as action against the company. *View article *More coverage *Asia’s top IPOs graphic

Shares in cellphone maker Nokia edged lower as analysts questioned the wisdom of its possible purchase of Motorola’s network equipment unit to boost its weak North American position. *View article

The board of American International Group is expected to meet to consider the future of its AIA unit, with a public float seen as the most likely outcome, sources say. *View article

When is General Motors going public? CEO Ed Whitacre says “soon” but aside from the pressure to show success emanating from the November elections, now may not be the time. *View WSJ article

Four out of five Americans are not convinced the Wall Street reform bill will protect their finances and help avoid another crisis, according to a poll. *View Bloomberg article *More coverage

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