Tesco CEO says not currently working on a rights issue

LONDON, Oct 23 - Tesco Chief Executive Dave Lewis said the group was not working on a rights issue, although he could not rule one out, as a profit slump in the first half ramped up the pressures on the business.

MOVES-Barclays revamps FIG coverage following Appen departure

LONDON, Oct 23 (IFR) - Barclays is revamping its financial institutions group business for the second time in under two years, appointing Ben Davey as the sole head of financial institutions Europe, Middle East and Africa following the departure of Allen Appen earlier this month.

Financials, 5:00am EDT

Philippine retailer SSI prices $166 mln IPO at top end of guidance

MANILA, Oct 23 - Philippine specialty retailer SSI Group Inc priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the top end of its indicative range, allowing it to raise $166 million in the country's third and biggest maiden share sale this year.

Financials 22 Oct 2014

UPDATE 1-Private equity eyes $13 bln Bayer plastics business - sources

(Adds details throughout on planned listing and potential bidders and valuation)

REFILE-Private equity eyes $13 bln Bayer plastics business - sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, Oct 22 - Private equity firms are circling Bayer's 10 billion-euro ($12.7 billion) plastics business, hoping to divert the German drugmaker's plan to list the division, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

New Issue- Nationwide Building Society prices 1.0 bln euro 2021 bond

Underlying govt bond Over Mid-swaps, equivalent to 37.8bp

Financials, 22 Oct 2014

Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest - Oct 22

Oct 22 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

UPDATE 2-Britain closer to sale of RBS shares

* Says will consider sale of RBS shares to retail investors

Financials 21 Oct 2014

UKFI says closer to selling RBS shares, institutions interested

LONDON, Oct 21 - The body that manages Britain's bank stakes said it is closer to selling shares in Royal Bank of Scotland and has seen growing appetite from financial institutions interested in buying the shares.

Financials 21 Oct 2014

BRIEF-Purecircle places 2.5 mln shares, raises $22 mln

* Placing of 2.5 million new ordinary shares to existing shareholders and new investors at 5.50 stg each, raising $22 million

21 Oct 2014