Construction bank seeks listing by year-end
China Construction Bank (CCB) is bracing to get itself listed on the stock market by the end of 2005, said Guo Shuqing, head of the CCB board of directors.
Guo said in Beijing Thursday that go listing is of positive and profound significance for his bank. Employing the fund-raising function of the capital market, supervision and restraint function, introducing competition and supervision mechanism, and alluring managerial experience and talents from overseas will be crucial for modernizing commercial banks like CCB or is the only option for the bank to transform.
The bank, currently contacting with potential strategic foreign investors, is expected to carry out relevant probes, he noted.
Guo went on to say that his bank pledged to go in for in-depth reform, including further improving company structure, establishing employees' incentive system and promoting company's management level.
The bank reaped 17.29 billion yuan (US$2 billion) worth of pre-tax profits in the first quarter of 2005, 8.64 billion yuan (US$1 billion) more than in the same period last year.
1.brace v.i.：to get ready; make preparations.
2.employ:to devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose:
employed much time and energy to the hobby.
3.restraint n. the act of restraining or the condition of being restrained.
4.al.lure v.t.to attract with something desirable; entice:
Promises of quick profits allure the unwary investor.
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例：a congressional probe into price fixing.
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