FRANKFURT Nov 23 German software group SAP
is considering a listing in China to give the world's
biggest business software firm the option of tapping financial
resources in one of its fastest growing markets.
"We are looking into the possibility of a third listing," a
SAP will have to wait until China has finalised plans to set
up an international board in Shanghai to attract foreign
China has been talking about the launch of an international
board on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. It was about to kick off
the new board in the second half of last year but the move was
delayed by the euro zone debt crisis.
SAP is already listed in Germany and New York.
The group, which competes with Oracle, IBM
and Microsoft, wants to invest $2 billion in China by
It also has a mid-term sales target of 1 billion euros
($1.29 billion) for China, which in the third quarter showed a
40 percent growth in software sales, making it SAP's