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UK IPOs surge in best post-crisis performance

Thumbs Up At Desk

The number of U.K. companies opting to float on the stock market has risen this year to its highest volume since 2007, according to new research, marking an improvement in funding conditions as the economy recovers.

RBS carve up latest

Chisel Split Ice

The UK Treasury is set to unveil its verdict on a break-up of Royal Bank of Scotland shortly after the Tory Party conference, The Independent on Sunday has revealed.

Ernst & Young on recruitment drive

For Hire

Ernst & Young, one of the 'Big Four' accountancy firms, is set to hire 3,700 people in Britain alone by the end of June 2014 to satisfy growing demand for business advice, the Times reported on Sunday



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Blackstone charged by SEC for failure to disclosure adviser benefits

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that three private equity fund advisers within The Blackstone Group have agreed to pay nearly $39m to settle charges that they failed to fully inform investors about benefits that the advisers obtained from accelerated monitoring fees and discounts on legal fees.


China fears spook would-be investors in IPOs

Potential investors in companies hoping to raise funds on European markets through stock market flotations have been “spooked” by fears over slowing growth in China, according to PwC, one of the largest professional services firms in the world.