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  • LONDON/HONG KONG, March 31 (Reuters) - Global equity issuance rose by a fifth to $231.5 billion in the three months through March, a record high for a first quarter, as a sharp rise in secondary share sales outweighed a drop in company flotations, Thomson Reuters data showed on Tuesday. Fewer companies came to market, …

  • 5 Things to Know About Pre-IPO Stocks The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 21:09 GMT

    The so-called secondary market for shares of private companies held by employees and other investors is booming because of the runaway popularity of up-and-comers like Uber Technologies. Participants in pre-IPO trading estimate that $10 billion to $30 billion in stock changed hands last year.

  • Privately held agricultural commodities trader Louis Dreyfus Commodities has no plans for an initial public offering (IPO), according to its largest stakeholder.

  • Rio Tinto moved by call for iron ore cap Telegraph - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 20:14 GMT

    Market report: FTSE slips while Rio Tinto's iron ore production policy back in the spotlight

  • Card Factory said it continued to perform well as it neared the end of its financial year, though shares dropped sharply on Thursday as investors took profits following a steady rise in the stock since ...

  • Irish life sciences firm Malin rises 5 percent in debut Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 08:36 GMT

    Shares in Ireland's Malin rose 5 percent on its stock market debut on Tuesday after it raised 330 million euros in one of Europe's biggest life science initial public offerings . Malin, set up by a number ...

  • RBS announces further share sale in US arm Citizens Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 11:17 GMT

    Royal Bank of Scotland is to sell up to another 132 million shares in its U.S. bank Citizens to cut its stake to less than half. RBS said on Monday it will sell 115 million shares of Citizens' common stock ...

  • UK tax-payer owned bank Royal Bank of Scotland on Monday announced through its American bank Citizens Financial that it plans to slash its stake in the US business after its initial public offering.

  • Ireland's Malin raises up to 330 million euros in IPO Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 08:32 GMT

    Malin has raised up to 330 million euros in one of Europe's biggest life science IPOs, the Irish company said on Friday, surpassing its target range of 275 to 325 million euros as it prepares to invest the cash in smaller, pre-IPO companies. It added that up to a further 28 million euros had been committed subject to certain …

  • Ireland's Malin raises 330 mln euros in biotech IPO -source Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 23:30 GMT

    Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) 's Malin Corp (IPO-MALI.L) has raised 330 million euros ($352 million) in one of Europe's biggest biotechnology IPOs, a source close to the life sciences company said on Thursday, surpassing its target range of 275 million to 325 million euros. Malin, set up by a number of ex-Elan executives …

  • Pharma and Biotech M&A Deals Reached Record $212 Billion in 2014 Business Wire - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 14:00 GMT

    LONDON & BOSTON & TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- EP Vantage 2014 in Review report shows sector eclipsed $152 billion raised in 2009, the year of the mega merger Despite a slight wobble in the spring, the pharma ...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St poised for slightly lower open Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 13:07 GMT

    U.S. stock index futures were down slightly on Thursday implying a lower opening for stocks after the Federal Reserve cut economic growth and inflation projections and indicated it was in no rush to hike interest rates. U.S. stocks had ended up higher on Wednesday as investors, who had sold equities ahead of the meeting, …

  • US STOCKS-U.S. futures flat after Fed cuts growth, inflation projections Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 11:58 GMT

    U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday removed a reference to being "patient" on interest rates out of its policy statement but indicated that it was in no rush to hike borrowing costs. * Fed officials also slashed their median estimate for the federal funds rate …

  • Auto Trader shares leap in UK's biggest private equity-backed listing Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 11:49 GMT

    Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in online car marketplace Auto Trader Group rose more than 16 percent after their debut in London on Thursday in Britain's largest ever private equity-backed listing. The flotation gave the company a market value of 2.35 billion pounds ($3.5 billion), making it also Britain's biggest listing …

  • Auto Trader prices London listing at 235 pence per share Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 08:22 GMT

    Auto Trader Group's listing on the London Stock Exchange has been priced at 235 pence per share, the company said in a statement on Thursday. At that price, the initial public offering would raise about ...

  • Auto Trader prices IPO at 235p per share Sharecast - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 08:10 GMT

    The price for UK classified website Auto Trader Group's initial public offering has been set at 235p per share, giving the company a market capitalisation of £2.35bn at the start of conditional dealings ...

  • Mainstay Medical Announces 2014 Financial Results Business Wire - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 07:00 GMT

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Mainstay Medical International plc (“ Mainstay ” or the “ Company ” listed on Euronext Paris: MSTY.PA and ESM of the Irish Stock Exchange: MSTY.IE) announces its results for the ...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St surges as Fed statement relieves rate worries Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 20:29 GMT

    U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve suggested a less aggressive timeline for raising interest rates even as it opened the door for the first hike in almost a decade. The Fed dropped its pledge to be "patient" in deciding when to begin raising rates, but it cut its interest-rate projections over the …

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street falls ahead of Fed statement, Yellen comments Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 16:28 GMT

    U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated statement and news conference by the Federal Reserve later in the session, with the Fed seen giving clearer clues on how soon it plans to tighten monetary policy. Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) were off their lows as utilities, expected to suffer if interest …

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls with eyes on Fed statement Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 14:12 GMT

    U.S. stocks fell in early trading on Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated statement and news conference by the Federal Reserve later in the session, with the Fed expected to give clearer clues on how soon it plans to tighten monetary policy. The Fed is assessing if the U.S. economic recovery can hold up against collapsing …

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open lower ahead of Fed statement Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:59 GMT

    U.S. stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated statement and news conference by the Federal Reserve later in the session, with the Fed expected to give clearer clues on how soon it plans to tighten monetary policy. The U.S. dollar has strengthened against most major currencies as central …

  • US STOCKS-Futures slip ahead of Fed statement Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 11:44 GMT

    U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated statement and news conference by the Federal Reserve later in the session, with the Fed expected to give clearer clues on how soon ...

  • BUZZ-Just Eat: stockholders' appetite for shares wanes Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 09:22 GMT

    ** Online takeaway co Just Eat, within grasp of a record on Tues after robust FY, drops 5 pct after shareholders offload c.120.8 mln pounds of stock ** Sale priced at 345p/share - 5.5 pct below Tuesday's ...

  • Australia shares rally 1 pct, dovish RBA helps Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 02:52 GMT

    SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - Australian shares rallied 1 percent on Tuesday, after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the door wide open for another cut, encouraging investment in shares. Energy stocks enjoyed a relief rally with Karoon Gas up 11 percent, while Santos and Origin rose more than 2 per …

  • MEDIA-Gala Coral prepares for IPO following general election- FT Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Mar 16, 2015 13:36 GMT

    -- Source link: -- Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy

  • Options trading firm bets on £18m Aim float Telegraph - Mon, Mar 16, 2015 10:01 GMT

    TechFinancials, a binary options trading firm, makes at its stock market debut at 27p a share

  • BUZZ-AO World: chairman sells 10 mln pound stake Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Mar 16, 2015 09:52 GMT

    ** AO World, under pressure since shock profit warning last mth, among top FTSE 250 fallers as chairman sells a 1.3 pct stake in co ** Non-exec chairman Richard Rose sold 5.58 mln shares at 1.80p/share ...

  • AO World shares slide 9pc after chairman sells down stake Telegraph - Mon, Mar 16, 2015 07:55 GMT

    Richard Rose made £10m from share sale

  • AO World chairman sells down stake Telegraph - Mon, Mar 16, 2015 07:55 GMT

    Richard rose made £10m from share sale

  • Sinking euro keeps Europe stock rally alive Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 13, 2015 17:54 GMT

    European stocks pared losses in late trade on Friday and ended higher, keeping their strong rally alive as investors bet that a renewed drop in the euro would boost the region's economy and lift exporter earnings. The euro has tumbled 3 percent this week against the dollar, hitting 12-year lows below $1.05 on Friday, as …

  • Europe's stock rally pauses as euro steadies Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 13, 2015 14:56 GMT

    Now (NYSE: DNOW - news) investors are wary of a technical bounce in the euro in the coming days that could trigger a bout of profit-taking in equities. "European stocks are driven by the forex market, big time," said Nicolas Cheron, market analyst at FXCM (NYSE: FXCM - news) in Paris.

  • Australia shares down, but NZ stocks sets record peak Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Mar 13, 2015 03:18 GMT

    Australian shares fell on Friday as declining commodity prices sapped appetite across the board, putting shares on track to end the week sharply lower - in contrast with New Zealand stocks which scaled ...

  • Hedge funds face losses after TSB shares soar on Sabadell bid Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 16:55 GMT

    Hedge funds that took "short" positions betting on a drop in British bank TSB face possible losses as the stock surged more than 20 percent after a takeover bid from Spain's Banco Sabadell on Thursday. Around 4 percent of TSB's shares were out on loan to investors betting the stock would fall - otherwise known as short …

  • US STOCKS-Futures edge up after recent declines; data on tap Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:05 GMT

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, suggesting a partial rebound following a string of declines, as investors looked ahead to data for indications of how soon the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates. * Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK - news) late Wednesday reported revenue growth of 51.5 percent, …

  • BUZZ-TSB: best ever 1-day move on offer from Spain's Sabadell Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 09:48 GMT

    ** TSB, which was carved out of Lloyds, enjoys biggest one-day pct move since listing following preliminary offer from Spain's Banco Sabadell ** Stock jumps almost 27 pct, adding some $534 mln to TSB's ...

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