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    Zynga IPO prices at US$10 a share, top end of range

    Ticker | 15 December 2011

    Social gaming company Zynga has priced its 100m share IPO at US$10 a share, the top end of its marketed US$8.50-$10 range, according to a source close to the process.

  • Peters with border.bmp

    Zen and the art of market maintenance

    People & Markets | 17 February 2012

    ARE DEBT AUCTIONS really still the way forward for sovereign borrowers or are we beginning to see something of a revisionist approach to the way governments fund themselves?

  • Yelp

    Yelp beats Facebook to market

    Capital City | 17 February 2012

    Local review website Yelp expects to price its US$100.1m IPO on March 1 after setting deal terms late Thursday. At the top end of the US$12–$14 marketing range, and based on 59.9m outstanding Class A and Class B shares, Yelp is being valued at $838.6m, or about 10 times 2011 revenues.

  • Xtrata

    Xstrata drills for US$6bn loan waiver

    Top News | 18 February 2012

    Xstrata has asked its banks to allow US$6bn of existing syndicated loans to stay in place as it waits for approval of its US$90bn merger with Glencore, bankers said. Lenders are expected to agree to waive change of control provisions that will be triggered when Xstrata’s merger with Glencore completes and tha

  • Anthony Peters, Swiss Invest Strategist

    Wroclaw, the West and the jibbering recessional wreck

    Ticker | 19 September 2011

    European and American markets may have spent the latter part of last week on the rise but this morning Asia has shown the way back down again. They seem to have been mightily unimpressed with

  • IFR Editor-at-large Keith Mullin

    Wrangling over eurobonds: The two sides take shape

    Ticker | 23 August 2011

    For something that’s supposedly not going to happen, the issue of whether or not the Eurozone can and/or will issue joint and several eurobonds refuses to go away. Financial markets were greeted to an array of conflicting statements

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    World Bank drives by; EIB under pressure

    Bonds | 21 November 2011

    The International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD), rated Aaa/AAA, priced a sized-to-demand tap of a November 2013 dollar issue on Monday, showing how much appetite there is for the safest triple A names. The borrower raised US$2.25bn via BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Daiwa CM and RBC CM, attracting a book just a fraction over US$2.3bn in short order. Having opened books at 8am London time, the deal was priced in the early afternoon.

  • Anthony Peters Orig - Aug 2011

    With all eyes on Rome, remember Dublin and Athens and Tokyo and ...

    Ticker | 05 December 2011

    So, this is yet another “crunch week” for the eurozone. To say that there have been more crunch weeks and decisive summits than I have had hot meals would, just for once, not be an exaggeration.

  • Keith Mullin

    Will the market drink Staley's Kool-Aid?

    Blogs | 02 March 2016

    Did investors overdo the gloom on Barclays on Tuesday? The 10% drop in the wake of Jes Staley’s narrative was surely a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. Sure, the dividend cuts in 2016 and 2017 were a bit of a kick in the nads for the income junkies, but still …

  • Bills for a new one-off income tax are placed in front of protesters

    Will the centurion bond save Greece?

    Ticker | 28 September 2011

    Greece may be looking into kicking the can into the next century. One of the options the sovereign is looking at is offering a 100-year bond in return for outstanding short-term debt, said a banker at one of the institutions advising Greece who said he saw the plans being studied.

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