Alibaba IPO may signal more Chinese companies in US

Alibaba’s alibabaIPO—almost certain to be one of history’s largest—could open the gates to other Chinese companies listing on U.S. exchanges—and, in the mid- to long-term, competing against U.S. companies eye-to-eye, say analysts.

However, don’t expect the next wave of companies to pack quite the punch that Alibaba’s expected to have—at least not at first.