Finance/Venture

Standard Chartered

StanChart in advanced talks to sell HK consumer unit to Australia's Pepper

Standard Chartered (STAN.L) is in advanced talks to sell its Hong Kong consumer finance business to finance firm Pepper Australia Pty Ltd in a deal that could fetch between $500 million to $700 million, people familiar with the deal said.

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Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX

The Trendlines Group Ltd. Files Final Prospectus and Announces Pricing for Initial Public Offering of Ordinary Shares

The Trendlines Group Ltd. ("Trendlines" or the "Company") has filed a final prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia in connection with the initial public offering (the "Offering") of its ordinary shares. A copy of the final prospectus is available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

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US Oil Drill

Turquoise Capital Corp. Announces Proposed Qualifying Transaction

Vigil was incorporated in British Columbia on June 4th 2010 and is a Burnaby BC based research and development company specializing in the development of wireless sensor networks.

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Royal Bank of Scotland

RBS set to raise $4 billion from U.S. listing of Citizens

State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) plans to raise up to $4 billion from the share flotation of its U.S. bank Citizens Financial Group this month, putting it on track to be the biggest U.S. share offering by a bank this year.

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Nasdaq MarketSite

Fifth Street Asset Management files for IPO

Alternative asset manager Fifth Street Asset Management Inc filed with the U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of Class A common stock. Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs were among the major underwriters for the IPO, the Greenwich

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin promoter pleads guilty to unlicensed use of currency

A man who helped to promote bitcoin wants to remain in the business despite pleading guilty Thursday to indirectly helping send more than $1 million in the digital currency to users of the illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his lawyer said.

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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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Australian Securities Exchange Screen.

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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