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  • Vodafone India mandates for up to US$3bn IPO Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    By Anuradha Subramanyan April 29 - UK telecom giant Vodafone has mandated Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Kotak and UBS as joint global coordinators for the IPO of its Indian unit, according to two sources. ...

  • (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was down in afternoon trading on Friday, as investors picked their way through a raft of corporate earnings and as data showed the eurozone fell further into deflation in ...

  • FTSE 250 movers: Tullow and Weir limit losses Sharecast - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 16:52 BST

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 pared earlier losses by Thursday afternoon, as a strong showing from Tullow Oil, Weir and other resources-related groups overcame the effect of ex-dividend day.

  • 5 Things to Know About China's Ant Financial The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Apr 26, 2016 14:26 BST

    China’s most valuable financial technology company, Ant Financial Services Group, just completed a fresh $4.5 billion funding round from new and existing investors--giving it a valuation of roughly $60 billion. The new round being raised by the financial services affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. …

  • Saudi Aramco eyes $2trn IPO valuation Sharecast - Mon, Apr 25, 2016 14:36 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Saudi Arabia will float less than 5% of state oil giant Saudi Aramco, crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman has confirmed after approval by the kingdom's cabinet.

  • Vodafone invites banks to pitch for $2-2.5 bln Indian IPO - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 21, 2016 14:15 BST

    Vodafone Group (NasdaqGS: VOD - news) has set the ball rolling for the long-awaited initial public offer of shares in its Indian subsidiary by inviting banks, including Citigroup (NYSE: C - news) , Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS-PB - news) and Morgan Stanley (Xetra: 885836 - news) , to make pitches to manage it, people with …

  • India's HDFC to list up to 10 pct stake in life insurance JV Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 19, 2016 19:28 BST

    Indian mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp said on Tuesday it plans to list up to 10 percent of its life insurance joint venture with Britain's Standard Life Plc in an initial public offering ...

  • US STOCKS-Apple, energy shares weigh on Wall St, but week shows gains Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 15, 2016 21:26 BST

    Wall Street dipped on Friday as oil price declines weighed on energy shares and Apple dragged on the market, but major indexes still posted gains for the week. Energy was the worst performing sector, ending ...

  • US STOCKS-Energy shares, Apple weigh on Wall Street Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 15, 2016 19:39 BST

    Wall Street slipped on Friday as oil price declines weighed on energy shares and Apple dragged on the market, but major indexes were still poised to post weekly gains. Apple shares dropped 1.8 percent, the biggest drag on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Citigroup (NYSE: C - news) shares edged down 0.6 percent after the company …

  • (ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 index was down 0.5% to 16,915.80 in afternoon trade, with housebuilders and energy stocks under pressure.

  • Bats Global Markets prices IPO at top end of range Sharecast - Fri, Apr 15, 2016 12:28 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Bats Global Markets, an operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, has priced its initial public offering at $19.00 per share - the higher end of the $17.00 to $19.00 ...

  • (ShareCast News) - Smaller brokers and investors could all find it easier to compete in the UK's initial public offer (IPO) market in future, according to new investment banking proposals put forward by ...

  • Getting the Right Information to Clear Up IPOs The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Apr 13, 2016 11:23 BST

    A U.K. regulator wants to try to ensure a fair playing field in initial public offerings, by tackling some of the cozier arrangements between banks and their clients.

  • GE plans IPO for Czech banking business AFP - Mon, Apr 11, 2016 21:11 BST
    GE plans IPO for Czech banking business

    GE Capital plans to sell a majority of shares in GE Money Bank to institutional investors. The move is part of GE's efforts to streamline GE Capital and focus on industrial operations

  • FTSE 250 movers: Subsiding house builders undermine index Sharecast - Mon, Apr 11, 2016 18:20 BST

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 could not match the small rise of its blue chip neighbour index, falling 0.26% on Monday as its property and housebuilding stocks cast a shadow across the mid caps.

  • FTSE 100 movers: Miners rally but housebuilders slump Sharecast - Mon, Apr 11, 2016 17:06 BST

    (ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was flat at 6,202.58 in afternoon trading, with gains in the mining sector offset by weakness in housebuilders.

  • London midday: Stocks fall as investors weigh Chinese CPI Sharecast - Mon, Apr 11, 2016 12:55 BST

    (ShareCast News) - London stocks were slightly lower on Monday amid a lack of economic data to drive the market.

  • Broker tips: Direct Line, Dunelm, Aggreko Sharecast - Mon, Apr 11, 2016 12:48 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Barclays downgraded Direct Line Insurance to 'equalweight' from 'overweight' and cut the price target to 369p from 443p as it took a look at UK motor insurers.

  • Barclays downgrades Direct Line to 'equalweight' Sharecast - Mon, Apr 11, 2016 11:51 BST

    (ShareCast News) - Barclays downgraded Direct Line Insurance to 'equalweight' from 'overweight' and cut the price target to 369p from 443p as it took a look at UK motor insurers.

  • London close: Mining and energy stocks lead gains Sharecast - Fri, Apr 8, 2016 18:00 BST

    (ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 closed higher on Friday as mining and energy shares rallied.

  • (ShareCast News) - Glencore is nearing an agreement to sell a large chunk of its $6bn Viterra agriculture unit to the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, according to reports.

  • (ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index was down 1.2% to 6,091.00 at 1437 BST, after data indicated a slowdown in UK economic growth in the first quarter.

  • (ShareCast News) - London stocks edged higher after a better-than-anticipated UK construction survey offset weak US data and a decline in oil prices.

  • Bats Global Markets, Inc. (“Bats”), a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, today announced the launch of its initial public offering of 11,200,000 shares of its common stock by certain Bats stockholders. The initial public offering price per share is expected to be between $17.00 …

  • Parques Reunidos says plans to list in Spain in May Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Apr 4, 2016 07:49 BST

    Theme park operator Parques Reunidos said on Monday it aimed to list in Spain's main stock markets in May to raise around 525 million euros through an offer of new shares in the initial public offering ...

  • Market volatility pummels equity deals to lowest in seven years -data Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Apr 1, 2016 00:01 BST

    LONDON/HONG KONG, April 1 (Reuters) - Worldwide share issues slumped to a seven-year low in the first quarter of the year, as market volatility claimed the hopes of companies seeking to list their stock, Thomson Reuters (Dusseldorf: TOC.DU - news) data showed on Friday. Markets have been roiled by fears of slow economic …

  • Fashion group SMCP plots IPO as Chinese deal hopes fade Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 8, 2016 15:18 GMT

    PARIS/LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) - SMCP, the French company behind fashion brands Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot, is aiming to list shares in Paris by the summer after buyout talks with Chinese textile group Shandong Ruyi failed to come to fruition, sources told Reuters. Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot, which sell dresses …

  • Metro Bank completes £400m fundraising ahead of flotation Sharecast - Fri, Mar 4, 2016 17:31 GMT

    (ShareCast News) - Metro Bank has completed a £400m equity capital fundraise ahead of an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

  • AIB CEO says a Brexit vote could affect IPO plans Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 3, 2016 12:55 GMT

    Allied Irish Banks' potential return to the stockmarket later this year could be affected if Britain decides to leave the European Union in a referendum in June, the bank's chief executive said on Thursday. ...

  • Shell's Philippine unit to delay IPO further if market remains volatile Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 3, 2016 11:23 GMT

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc (Xetra: R6C1.DE - news) 's Philippine unit said on Thursday it would not hesitate to postpone its planned initial public offering this year if market conditions remain volatile, even if compliance with the listing requirement is long overdue. "If the market is down, even if we are ready, we will …

  • Allied Irish almost doubles 2015 profits, election impacts IPO Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 3, 2016 08:41 GMT

    Allied Irish Banks (Berlin: 30544177.BE - news) ' (AIB) stock market return may be delayed by a political stalemate after an inconclusive election, the state-owned bank's financial chief said on Thursday, after announcing an almost doubling of 2015 profits. "Clearly if there's a long period where there's no government, …

  • Flotations pulled as market chaos trashes listing hopes Telegraph - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 14:58 GMT

    Twenty stock market flotations have been cancelled so far this year in Europe and the US

  • Japan shares plunge almost 5 percent, while European markets bounce back from two-year lows as oil and bank stocks rally.

  • Companies are struggling to raise money from either debt or shares in today's choppy markets, and investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and Barclays are nervously hoping conditions improve soon

  • Jessica Alba's online retailer 'working on IPO' Telegraph - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 19:09 GMT

    Honest, co-founded by the Hollywood actress, is valued at $1.7bn

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