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Hotel Chocolat float values group at £167m

Founders Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris to share £43m chunk

JPMorgan Securities on HK ‘name and shame’ list

Latest blow to US bank in Asia after princelings scandal

Many eurozone IPOs below listing price

Companies suffer as broader equity market falls

Philips plans to spin off lighting unit

IPO should involve a minority stake in maker of LEDs and bulbs

Saudi Aramco’s oil facility in Dammam
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Saudi opens door to short sellers

Regulator looks to sharpen appeal of $400bn bourse

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Post-crisis investing, online brokers, Go-anywhere, alternatives, team thinking

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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

Retailer Joules plans to float on Aim

Valuation of £140m expected for seller of wellingtons and raincoats

Czech coal group in possible bankruptcy

Owner New World Resources appeals to Prague government

Scepticism over Saudi sell-offs

Scope of transformation massive for cradle-to-grave society

Facebook’s special shares are a mistake

Locking up control indefinitely is bad for the health of companies

PayPal: fuddy goody

Turning emojis into cash can give the payments processor another boost

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Facebook: Gentleman’s C

The most common form of shareholder franchise is still available at the social network

Dong Energy IPO proposals gain a tailwind

Danish utility and green energy pioneer boosted by results

Red Rock raises $531m in public offering

Casino operator’s deal is sign of cautious reopening in US market

China’s Ant Financial raises $4.5bn

Funding round values Alibaba’s finance affiliate at $60bn

Sweeping Saudi plan set to rattle kingdom

Prince’s ambition will test social fabric of conservative state

Philips likely to list lighting business

Spin-off highlights efforts to simplify the Dutch conglomerate

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Tech stocks: fangs for nothing

The outsized premium enjoyed by a handful of internet stocks is rightly narrowing

Dell computer cyber security

SecureWorks fizzles on US market debut

Tech group spun out of Dell cuts IPO price and size of share sale

Property problems about more than Brexit

Pessimists worry that this springtime slowdown is something deeper, more structural and troublesome

Oil bulls unfazed despite output angst

Hopes of a sustained price rebound buoys equities

Vodafone invites bankers on possible India IPO

Telecoms group moves closer to long-anticipated float of business

Goldman Sachs: primary challenge

Will the Wall Street company’s business strategy be voted down?

Atlas/UniCredit: who rescues the rescuers?

Atlas has a lot on its shoulders

Mothercare unlikely to have growth spurt

Babywear and buggy retailer will struggle to throw off image of its ‘failure to thrive’

Pot company faces tough road after US IPO

MassRoots, a social media site for marijuana, seeks Nasdaq listing

City rainmakers unfazed by FCA report

Bankers say if FCA frees up competition, winners would be smaller boutiques and specialist brokers

Swiss group shares jump 15% on debut

VAT expected to be Europe’s largest float of 2016 to date

Rocket Internet: prove it

Successful exits are much more satisfying than grand entrances

Firmer FCA line is better late than never

Investors deserve an earlier sight of London listings

Dell computer cyber security

Dell-SecureWorks: hacked back

Cyber security group’s valuation is modest and with reason

UK’s muddled IPO market faces scrutiny

Regulator unveils reforms amid concerns over conflicts of interest and biased information

Cofco Agri eyes market listing by 2020

New chief looks to build business in North America

FCA takes on London’s IPO muddle

The response to the watchdog’s reform proposals is likely to be pretty furious, writes Paul Murphy

FCA dares to tackle outdated IPO ritual

Regulator casts a critical eye on the asymmetries riddling flotations

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UK regulator calls for IPO reform

FCA aims to tackle ‘anti-competitive practices’ in listing process

FCA proposes changes to IPO process

Regulator studying cross-subsidisation in capital markets and M&A

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Accel raises $500m for European start-ups

VC firm among leading investors in continent’s digital companies

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Dell to float SecureWorks

Cyber security division seeks market valuation of up to $1.4bn

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Kartell steps up expansion drive

Italian design group to open outlets in Accra, Miami and Tokyo

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GE to float Czech banking business

IPO would be biggest in central Europe since 2011

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