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Ardagh plans IPO in New York this quarter -chairman

DUBLIN, Feb 23 Packaging conglomerate Ardagh Group is well advanced with plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) and intends to float on the New York Stock Exchange later this quarter, chairman Paul Coulson said on Thursday.

AO World founder steps down as CEO

LONDON, Feb 22 AO World, the British online electricals retailer, said on Wednesday its founder John Roberts had stepped down as chief executive but would remain on the board in a new executive role.

Technology, Feb 22 2017

UPDATE 4-Saudi Aramco recruits JPMorgan, M.Stanley for IPO, HSBC a contender -source

* Saudi authorities aiming to list up to 5 pct of Aramco (Adds China's ICBCI, CICC pitching for deal)

Saudi Aramco selects lead underwriters for $100 bln IPO -WSJ

Feb 21 Oil giant Saudi Aramco has selected JPMorgan Chase & Co, Morgan Stanley, and HSBC Holdings Plc as lead underwriters on the firm's planned initial public share offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. (http://on.wsj.com/2lkNzAA)

Deutsche Boerse, LSE plan further concession for EU merger approval - sources

Feb 21 Deutsche Boerse AG and the London Stock Exchange Group Plc are planning further concessions to satisfy the European Commission's concerns about their planned merger, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Financials, Feb 21 2017

UPDATE 1-UK sells inflation-linked bond at record-low yield via syndication

(Adds reaction, market moves) By Andy Bruce LONDON, Feb 21 Britain raised 4.5 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) on Tuesday through the sale of a 50-year inflation-linked bond that offered the lowest-ever inflation-adjusted return for a British government bond sold via a syndicate of banks. British financial markets' inflation expectations hit their highest level in several years at the start of the month, and although they are now off their peak, investors are still willing

Financials Feb 21 2017

UK DMO says 2065 linker sale via syndication well-received by investors

LONDON, Feb 21 The head of Britain's Debt Management Office said Tuesday's sale via syndication of a 2065 index-linked gilt was well-received by investors, with domestic buyers accounting for around 90 percent of demand.

Financials Feb 21 2017

Bank of England hires lead managers for 2017's 3-year USD bond

LONDON, Feb 21 The Bank of England said on Tuesday that it had hired Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Merrill Lynch to act as lead managers for a three-year U.S. dollar bond issue.

Financials, Feb 21 2017

UK sells 2.0 bln stg of 2065 linker via syndication - bookrunner

LONDON, Feb 21 Britain has sold 2 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) of an inflation-linked government bond maturing in 2065 after attracting orders of more than 11.9 billion pounds in a syndicated sale, a bookrunner on the deal said on Tuesday.

Financials, Feb 21 2017

CORRECTED-Snap arrives in London to woo sceptical investors ahead of IPO

LONDON, Feb 20 Snap Inc, owner of popular messaging app Snapchat, kicked off its first investor roadshow on Monday, looking to persuade London money managers to back its initial public offering in the face of concerns about its growth prospects, valuation and corporate governance.