Yieldcos: creating a monster

An accident waiting to happen has spooked shareholders

Hong Kong city skyline
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Why IPOs ‘pop’ in New York but not HK

Flotation battle highlights the very different characteristics of the two markets

Instability in China and low commodities prices have hit emerging markets; could these in turn weaken the US and developed world?
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EM recovery set to gather pace in 2016

Structural frailties of many economies remain largely unrepaired

RBC loses Delaware Supreme Court M&A case

Decision likely to have far-reaching consequences for dealmakers

Emperador to buy Beam Suntory unit

Philippines-based group continues overseas push

Baby bottle and picture on desk

Credit Suisse boosts US parental leave

Bank wants to attract and retain staff in a world of long hours

BTG Pactual: run for its money

Crises in confidence and a reliance on short-term funding do not play well together

A trader looks at his screen as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell, in the Manhattan borough of New York January 24, 2014
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BATS gearing up for second try at IPO

US-based exchange could be worth $2bn including debt

Traffic defies doubts about Cyber Monday

Peak US online shopping day to see spending hit a record $3bn

Ore play: Aussie rules

Rio Tinto shares shrug off market decline

Ball to raise €1.5bn to fund Rexam deal

Acquisition of UK group will create biggest drinks cans manufacturer

Swatch takes on Apple with Visa payments

Swiss watchmaker launches contactless services

Fed limits emergency lending powers

Revised rules aim to subdue lawmakers’ criticism of over-reach

Policy outlook to shape markets into 2016

European Central Bank expected to extend QE at December meeting

US debate over solar tax credits heats up

Renewable energy industry faces tough times if key support is reduced as scheduled at end of 2016

Online surge as US eyes Cyber Monday

Smartphones and tablets help weekend spending soar to $6.1bn

Amazon shows new Prime Air drone

Clarkson video highlights footage of part helicopter, part plane

Sunnova urges end to US solar tax break

Houston-based power group breaks ranks with rivals

Private equity drawn to hedge funds

Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs are the latest to look for stakes

Mobile sales spike on mixed Black Friday

US stores see healthy traffic as online discounts resemble 2014


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