Owen Wild is Deputy Editor of International Financing Review based in London and also has global responsibility for equity capital markets coverage. Prior to 2010 he was associate editor for equities and structured equity. Owen joined IFR in 2004 as a reporter and has since worked across Equities, Structured Equity and Derivatives sections as both reporter and editor. Before joining IFR, Owen covered foreign exchange markets. Follow Owen on Twitter @IFR_Owen
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Four years after Saudi Arabia opened up its stock exchange to international investors, mall operator Arabian Centres Company has launched the first IPO to seek international backing.
Pre-marketing began on Tuesday for the IPO of payments and foreign exchange company Finablr on the London Stock Exchange.
The UK still does not know how – or even whether – it will leave the European Union in three week’s time, yet Vodafone was able to issue the largest equity-linked deal ever seen in the UK to raise £3.44bn.