28 Jun. 2017
Hong Kong, China
Investors queue up at HSBC bank in Hong Kong to apply to buy shares in tom.com, a new startup controlled by billionaire tycoon Li Ka-shing, February 23, 2000. Conceived during the dot.com craze as a pure Internet portal firm, tom.com raised nearly $100 million in a hugely oversubscribed initial public offering in early 2000 Ð just as the Internet bubble was about to burst. The firm would go on an acquisition spree and later change its name to TOM Group. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File photo SEARCH "HONGKONG TIMELINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.