Indonesia's Lippo appoints banks for initial $200 mln e-commerce funding

JAKARTA, April 20 - Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group has appointed Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to lead its first round of funding, worth $200 million, for its e-commerce push.

UPDATE 1-UK Conservatives aim to sell Lloyds shares to small investors

LONDON, April 19 - British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday that he intends to sell billions of pounds of government shares in Lloyds Banking Group to small investors if his Conservative Party wins the May 7 election.

18 Apr 2015

UK Conservatives plan to sell Lloyds shares to small investors - Sunday Telegraph

LONDON, April 18 - British finance minister George Osborne plans to sell government shares in Lloyds Banking Group to small investors at a discount of at least 5 percent if his Conservative Party win the May 7 election, The Sunday Telegraph reported on Saturday.

Stocks, M&A, Bonds, Markets, Financials 18 Apr 2015

BRIEF-AA announces results of placing

* Valid acceptances have been received in respect of 42,116,210 new ordinary shares

Financials 17 Apr 2015

BUZZ-European markets showing signs of placement fatigue

** Price action in Q2 equity placements suggests oversupply becoming an issue after rush of offerings in Q1

New Issue- Anglian Water (Osprey) prices 210 mln stg 2023 bond

Underlying govt bond Over the UKT 2.250 pct September 2023

Financials 17 Apr 2015

New Issue- Transport for London prices 400 mln stg 2025 bond

Notes Launched under issuer's EMTN programme

17 Apr 2015

BRIEF-Serco Group rights issue fully subscribed

* Company confirms that Merrill Lynch International and J.P. Morgan Securities Plc, on behalf of underwriters, have procured subscribers for 29,009,130 new ordinary shares

17 Apr 2015

BRIEF-Optimal Payments to admit 272,495,506 new shares on AIM

* 272,495,506 new ordinary shares of 0.01 pence each will be admitted, nil paid, to trading on AIM market of London Stock Exchange Plc at 8.00 a.m. Today Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Fortescue reassures as iron-ore crisis hits Australia

SYDNEY, April 16 (IFR) - Iron-ore giant Fortescue Metals Group lifted confidence in Australia's struggling mining sector on Thursday, when it revealed a stronger cash position and lower operating costs than analysts had expected.

16 Apr 2015