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  • FOMC Meeting Highlight of Week Ahead - 19 September 2011
  • Recent developments on Wall Street included increased initial purchase offer activity with LinkedIn becoming the first tech company since Google to file an IPO. A follow-up analysis of current IPOs by analytics company, Dealogic, noted that 146 companies have filed with regulators waiting for approval to sell shares in the United States in an effort to raise $28.4 billion. However, it has also been revealed that 215 companies have either withdrawn or postponed IPOs to the value of $44.1 billion – going down in US stock market history as being the highest year-to-date figure since 2008, and the highest figure for September in twenty years or more. Social network games maker, Zynga, and online coupon company, Groupon, are among companies delaying the IPOs which investors were anticipating would take place after Labor Day weekend earlier this month, with market volatility playing a part in this decision.

  • Stock Exchanges – Linking Investors and Public Companies - 9 may 2011
  • The manner in which stock exchanges conduct business continues to evolve, with rapid advances in technology making today's exciting discovery yesterday's old news, and mergers and buyouts narrowing the competition. However, the importance of stock exchanges has not diminished as they fulfill a number of roles in big business, which in turn affects the economy, and ultimately the man on the street.

  • Nasdaq/ICE Bid for NYSE Fails - 11 April 2011
  • The New York Stock Exchange board of directors has rejected the merger bid by Nasdaq/ICE in favor of the deal with Deutsche Börse, expressing the belief that the influential German exchange is offering what it termed as "substantially more long-term value for shareholders". However, while expressing disappointment in the decision, spokesperson for Nasdaq, Frank De Maria noted that it is their belief that this response by NYSE "clearly does not reflect the best interest of their shareholders".

  • When Does a Dead Cat Bounce? - 29 August 2008
  • Stock exchange traders have developed a vocabulary that is very often only understood within the finance industry. Talk of bulls and bears and dead cats bouncing can be mystifying to outsiders. While a bull and bear market is fairly readily understood, what does “dead cat bounce” mean?

  • NASDAQ Issues Non-Compliance Warnings - 18 August 2008
  • During the past week a number of companies received notifications from NASDAQ’s Listing Qualifications division relating to various aspects of non-compliance with regard to minimum stock exchange listing requirements. Failure to fall back into line with listing requirements would result in the company being de-listed from the NASDAQ stock exchange.

  • Olympic Games Fail to Boost China’s Embattled Stock Market - 15 August 2008
  • In 2001 when Beijing was awarded the privilege of hosting the Olympic Games there was no doubt in anyone’s minds that, with the eyes of the world upon them, China’s authorities would go to great lengths over the following years in order to boost its economy and strengthen its infrastructure. With the games in full swing, clearly China has achieved its objective of presenting a world-class event. The upbeat and optimistic mood surrounding the Olympic Games has, however, not carried over to China’s stock market, which is continuing in its downward trend since it reached a peak in October 2007.

  • KKR Aims for Listing on NYSE - 28 July 2008
  • New York City-based private equity investment firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co (KKR), has announced that an agreement has been concluded for the acquisition of all of the assets, as well as the assumption of all liabilities, of KKR Private Equity Investors (KPE). Moreover, KKR aims to become a listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by the end of the year.

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