When it comes to stock exchanges, size really does matter. The logic of the LSE-Deutsche Börse “merger of equals” seems compelling. But are new technologies and regulation also fundamentally changing capital markets? Grant Murgatroyd reports.
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An IPO is one giant step for a growing company. Rick Thompson explains how non-executives help make the move a bit easier for entrepreneurs.
A century ago, there were more than 20 stock exchanges across the UK. Today, the London Stock Exchange competes for investors and companies on a world stage.
The creative industries are the heart (and soul) of the UK’s culture, its international reputation and some of its most exciting businesses, says Shaun Beaney. They are the subject of a new guide by ICAEW and the Creative Industries Federation.
An IPO without publicity’s glare has advantages. Investec’s Andrew Pinder takes us through the ‘stealth IPO’ of financial services outsourcer, Sanne.
Alibaba’s eye-catching $25bn IPO in September took tech IPOs to a new level. And new data from PwC has confirmed that global technology IPOs are booming. Jason Sinclair looks behind the numbers.
We are (finally) into the last month of campaigning for the UK general election. I think it is fair to say that the protracted 100-day battle for the keys to 10 Downing Street has failed to shed any greater light on what can be expected of the potential residents.
In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard chums had the idea people might want to share life's big moments - and the completely inane - with friends, real and virtual.
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In July, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its Q2 estimate for GDP growth. At 0.8% it meant annual growth was 3.1% - the highest year-on-year increase since 2007.
Well the Scots not-so-narrowly voted no. I always thought it would be a good plan to get the desired result to be no, as in my experience a Scot’s first reaction to any form of change is usually a very firm no.