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Pakistan legislators to meet as protesters call for reform

Pakistan legislators to meet as protesters call for reform

Wed, 20 August 2014

Led by former cricket player Imran Khan, protesters in Pakistan's capital Islamabad marched in their thousands on the country's parliament in a plea for a government reform. Pakistan's political lead... [more]

Ilika wins contract with a new EU-based client

Ilika wins contract with a new EU-based client

Thu, 14 August 2014

Materials innovation firm Ilika has landed a contract with a new and unnamed EU-based company to develop battery materials. The contract, which is expected to last six months, increases committed reve... [more]

Alba Minerals shares rocket on Horse Hill Development investment

Alba Minerals shares rocket on Horse Hill Development investment

Fri, 11 July 2014

Alba Mineral’s shares more than doubled after it announced it will be acquiring a 5% stake in the Horse Hill Development (HHDL) near Gatwick Airport. The group has signed an agreement which will see ... [more]

SSP shares begin trading after IPO

SSP shares begin trading after IPO

Thu, 10 July 2014

Shares in train station food outlet operator SSP Group received a lukewarm welcome as unconditional dealings began on Thursday, having raised almost £0.5bn for the company to pay down debt and around ... [more]

Matomy Media confirms pricing of IPO

Matomy Media confirms pricing of IPO

Tue, 08 July 2014

Matomy Media Group has confirmed the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) at 227p per ordinary share, having shelved plans to float in April. The online and mobile advertising company said ba... [more]

Spotify to make market debut in 2015, according to report

Mon, 07 July 2014

Spotify is said to be seeking an initial public offering in 2015 as the online music streaming company increases in popularity, according to a report. The group has hired financial advisers to prepar... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Shire, Mothercare, Blinkx, Barclays

Sun, 06 July 2014

AbbVie is expected to make an improved offer for Shire in the next few days after its Chief Executive Rick Gonzalez visited Shire’s biggest investors in London, The Sunday Times said. Gonzalez is back... [more]

Urban Exposure Real Estate plots London IPO

Wed, 02 July 2014

Urban Exposure Real Estate (UERE), a company that will lend to residential property developers in London and the South East, has unveiled plans for a £500m fundraising as part of its proposed London i... [more]

TSB falls on first day of unconditional trading

Wed, 25 June 2014

Shares in TSB Banking began their first day of open trading on the stock market on Wednesday, retreating more than 2% in the first few hours of dealing after they had risen from their offer price in c... [more]

easyHotel raises £30m to roll out 'super budget' concept

Wed, 25 June 2014

Hotel operator easyHotel, the budget chain owned by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou's easyGroup, has only raised half the £60m it was aiming for as it priced its initial public offer (IPO) on AIM... [more]

Hospital chain Spire Healthcare to float on stock market

Wed, 25 June 2014

Spire Healthcare, the UK's second largest private hospital chain, announced its intention to list on the London Stock Exchange in a flotation expected to be worth around £1bn. Spire, which operates 3... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: Tesco, AstraZeneca, Asos

Sun, 22 June 2014

Some of Tesco’s biggest shareholders have complained to the retailer’s senior independent director (Sid) about its strategy and management, the Sunday Times said. An unidentified top 10 shareholder sa... [more]

TSB shares surge on stock-market debut

Fri, 20 June 2014

TSB's shares raced ahead on their first day of conditional dealings on the London Stock Exchange on Friday, with parent group Lloyds hailing it an "important further step" to meeting its commitments o... [more]

Lloyds to sell 35% of TSB in flotation

Fri, 20 June 2014

Lloyds Banking Group is to sell off a bigger stake in TSB than expected in response to "significant investor demand". Lloyds, which is 25%-owned by the taxpayer, is now planning to offload 175m share... [more]

Lloyds may sell larger stake in TSB IPO - UPDATE

Thu, 19 June 2014

Lloyds Banking Group is reportedly looking to sell a bigger stake in TSB than previously expected when the high street banking arm floats on the stock market on Friday. Lloyds, which is disposing of ... [more]

DMGT, Countrywide and LSL to cash in on Zoopla IPO at 220p

Wed, 18 June 2014

Countrywide and LSL Property Services are set to raise nearly £20m each from the sale of shares in Zoopla's initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday, while Daily Mail & General Trust could make as m... [more]

TSB narrows price range for IPO, lifts mid-point

Tue, 17 June 2014

TSB has narrowed the price range for its upcoming flotation to between 250p and 270p per share, valuing the challenger bank at 1.3bn pounds or more, according to sources familiar with the matter cited... [more]

SSP to raise £500m at flotation

Tue, 17 June 2014

Fast food operator SSP has announced plans to raise £500m from its flotation on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The company, which is led by Kate Swann, the former head of WH Smith, run... [more]

Biotech company Abzena announces plans to float

Mon, 16 June 2014

Biotech company Abzena has announced plans to float on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. The company, which helps drug makers refine the molecules which are then developed into medicines, plans... [more]

Wizz Air drops flotation plans

Mon, 16 June 2014

Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has become the latest private company to pull plans to float on the stock market. Wizz Air, which flies from Luton airport north of London to a range of centr... [more]

Volution Group announces plans for IPO on LSE

Wed, 11 June 2014

Volution Group, which supplies ventilation products to the residential construction market, has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange. The company, which offers its products t... [more]

US Medicare marketer e-Telequote to float on AIM

Wed, 11 June 2014

Florida-based e-TeleQuote, a company that markets private sector health insurance related to Medicare, has unveiled plans for an initial public offering on London's AIM. The company, which is an inde... [more]

SSP Group poised for London IPO launch next week

Wed, 11 June 2014

Food outlet operator SSP Group, which operates outlets for M&S Simply Food, Starbucks and Burger King, is expected to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in London next week. The company's Swedis... [more]

Imperial confirms Logista IPO in Madrid

Tue, 10 June 2014

Imperial Tobacco will float logistics business Logista on the Spanish stock exchange, but will retain the majority of shares in the subsidiary. FTSE 100 cigarette maker Imperial's indirectly wholly o... [more]

Sunday newspaper round-up: TSB float, Barclays, Carphone Warehouse

Sun, 08 June 2014

Lloyds Banking Group will price TSB at up to £1.44bn when it floats the new bank on the stock market – 10% below the new bank’s book value, the Sunday Telegraph said. The valuation is designed to ensu... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
3i Group 398.90 3.29 17:11
St James's Place 721.00 3.00 17:13
Direct Line Insurance Group 300.00 2.74 17:11
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 366.00 2.46 17:13
Babcock International Group 1,091.00 2.44 17:11

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,355.00 -1.69 17:13
Rio Tinto 3,179.00 -1.56 17:13
Wolseley 3,315.00 -1.40 17:15
BHP Billiton 1,793.50 -1.27 17:11
Anglo American 1,472.00 -1.17 17:11