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UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia sells $2.5 billion sukuk, gets hefty demand

DUBAI, Oct 22 Saudi Arabia sold sukuk, or Islamic bonds, worth $2.5 billion on Tuesday after receiving large demand for its first international debt sale since an assault on its oil facilities last month.

Saudi Arabia hires JPMorgan, Standard Chartered for $2.5 bln sukuk

DUBAI, Oct 22 Saudi Arabia has hired banks, including JPMorgan and Standard Chartered, to manage a $2.5 billion issuance of sukuk, or Islamic bonds, a document by one of the banks leading the deal showed.

REFILE-Blackstone's financing for Merlin deal unsettles bond market

LONDON, Oct 17 A buyout consortium led by Blackstone sent a frisson through debt markets this week as it took advantage of a booming appetite for bonds to push through aggressive terms on financing for its leveraged buyout of Merlin Entertainments.

UPDATE 1-Emirate of Sharjah to raise $750 mln in sukuk

DUBAI, Oct 16 Sharjah, the third-largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates, is set to raise on Wednesday $750 million in 10-year sukuk, or Islamic bonds, a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal showed.

Financials Oct 16 2019

African mast operator Helios Towers' IPO to be priced at bottom of guided range

Oct 14 African mobile networks operator Helios Towers Ltd is expected to price its initial public offering (IPO) at the bottom of a revised price range, the latest company to struggle on its debut in international markets.

Basic Materials Oct 14 2019

UPDATE 1-Italy's Ferretti IPO postponed to Oct. 15 due to weak demand

MILAN, Oct 10 Italian yacht maker Ferretti said on Thursday it had postponed the deadline for its initial public offering (IPO) to Oct. 15, with the first day of trading now expected on Oct. 21.

Saudi developer Dar Al Arkan sells $600 mln in Islamic bonds

DUBAI, Oct 9 Saudi Arabian real estate developer Dar Al Arkan is set to raise $600 million through an issuance of sukuk, or Islamic bonds, a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal showed on Wednesday.

Financials, Oct 09 2019

UPDATE 2-Spain's Cellnex to buy Arqiva's telecoms division in $2.5 bln deal

* Arqiva to focus on broadcast infrastructure business (Adds detail, Arqiva statement)

RPT-UPDATE 1-Spain's Cellnex to buy Arqiva's telecoms division in $2.5 bln deal

Oct 8 Spanish wireless infrastructure operator Cellnex said on Tuesday it had reached a deal to buy the telecoms division of Britain's Arqiva for 2.0 billion pounds ($2.5 billion).

UPDATE 3-Metro Bank shares up more than 30% on new bond deal, chairman's exit

* Metro's rapid growth since 2010 follows U.S. blueprint (Recasts, adds share price recovery, bond success)