Finance/Venture

Virgin Money

Virgin Money eyes 2 billion pound stock market listing

Virgin Money [NRTRK.UL], the British financial services company partly owned by Sir Richard Branson, is in talks over a possible 2 billion pound ($3.32 billion) stock market listing as early as next month, Sky News reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Australia says to sell Medibank in December listing

Australia said on Friday it will sell health insurer Medibank Private in an initial public offering in December, in a sale expected to fetch about A$4 billion ($3.74 billion) and make 2014 the country's biggest year of new listings.

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New York Stock Exchange

National Australia Bank subsidiary files for U.S. IPO

Great Western Bancorp Inc, the U.S. subsidiary of National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB.AX), filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday for an initial public offering.

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Beijing, China

China Huarong says Goldman, Warburg, others to buy $2.4 billion stake

China Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd, the country's biggest bad-debt manager, said on Thursday regulators have approved a deal for it to sell a 20.98 percent stake to a consortium of eight investors for 14.5 billion yuan ($2.4 billion).

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Group of Twenty

Funds could face market curbs after lobbying backfires

Fund managers may face tougher scrutiny by global regulators than planned after their intense lobbying against a first proposal backfired, industry sources and G20 officials said.

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stock market

Futures point to flat Wall St. open; S&P 500 near record

U.S. stock index futures pointed to very slight gains at the open on Tuesday, with investors finding few reasons to buy after a rally in the previous session that took the S&P 500 index above 2,000 for the first time.

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Nikkei Index

Asian shares firm, euro wilts as ECB seen on cusp of QE

Asian shares held firm while the euro hit one-year lows on Tuesday as investors increasingly expect the European Central Bank to expand liquidity as soon as next week to boost the sagging euro zone economy.

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Wall Street

U.S. S&P 500 stock index hits 2,000 milestone

The U.S. S&P 500 stock .SPX index broke through the landmark 2,000 level on Monday, marking a six year rally which has benefitted many Americans from Wall Street to Main Street.

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CME Group Weighs Keeping Illinois Headquarters

CME Group resumes electronic trading after glitch delays open

CME Group delayed the start of trade on its electronic platform by four hours on Monday due to technical problems, the latest glitch to hit the world's largest futures market operator.

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Euro  Notes

Euro hovers near one-year low on Draghi's comments, eyes IFO

The euro fell to its lowest in nearly a year against a firmer dollar on Monday after the head of the European Central Bank said he was prepared to take action if inflation dropped further, raising expectations of quantitative easing.

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Wall Street

Market leaders seen taking S&P 500 to 2,000

U.S. stocks have been on a roll of late, with the S&P 500 hitting the latest in a series of records on Thursday, and investors expect the index's momentum to soon carry it to - if not far past - the 2,000 milestone.

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Goldman Sachs

Foresight wins Goldman big role in China's preferred shares deals

As Chinese banks prepare to raise $55 billion in the country's first preferred share offers, foreign investment banks with experience in structuring such deals are ready to pounce on a potential $275 million in underwriting fees.

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Kleiner Perkins

U.S. venture firm Kleiner Perkins suffers security breach

California detectives are investigating a July computer theft at storied venture capital-firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a spokeswoman for the Menlo Park police said on Thursday. The theft may put Kleiner in jeopardy of losing valuable financial data and making the firm the latest in a long list of businesses that have lost sensitive information to thieves. In this case, the information was taken by physical, not electronic, means.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co

JPMorgan customers targeted in email phishing campaign

Fraudsters are targeting JPMorgan Chase & Co customers in an email "phishing" campaign that is unusual because it attempts to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus that steals passwords from other institutions.

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Asian Stock market

Asian shares hitch a ride on Wall Street's record

An index of Asian shares neared a six-and-half-year peak on Friday and was poised for a weekly gain, after upbeat U.S. economic data sparked another record close on Wall Street.

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