LONDON, March 11 - Nigerian oil company Seplat plans to raise at least $500 million by floating shares on the London and Nigerian stock exchanges to pay down debt and fund acquisitions, it said on Tuesday.
March 11 - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* Taber says retail offer not fair relative to the institutional offer
LONDON, March 10 (IFR) - The Bank of England, rated Aa1/AAA/AA+, has sold a new USD2bn 0.875% three-year US dollar bond issue to finance its foreign currency reserves, it said on Monday.
Underlying govt bond Through Mid-Swaps, equivalent to 12.25 bp
DUBLIN, March 10 - U.S. fruit firm Chiquita Brands and Irish rival Fyffes, Europe's largest distributor, have struck an all-stock deal to create the world's biggest banana supplier.
LONDON, March 10 (IFR) - The Bank of England, rated Aa1/AAA/AA+, has opened order books on a new three-year US dollar bond issue with guidance at mid-swaps minus 1bp area, a source close to the discussions said on Monday.
March 10 - U.S. fruit distributor Chiquita Brands International Inc will buy Irish fruit firm Fyffes Plc in an all-stock deal valuing Fyffes at about $526 million to create the world's largest banana supplier.
March 10 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported on Monday by media:
LONDON, March 7 - British engineering company Rolls-Royce said on Friday it would fund the purchase of German carmaker Daimler's 50 percent stake of a jointly owned power systems company using cash and some borrowing.
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