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World Bank prices Sustainable Development Bonds for investors

THE WORLD Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IRBD) recently priced two Sustainable Development Bonds – a $3bn, two-year bond maturing in April...
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Coinbase reaches for the sky as cryptocurrency surges

CRYPTOCURRENCY firm Coinbase has reached a market value of nearly £72.5bn ($100bn) in its stock market listing. The US-based firm has clung onto the crypto...
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Suited and booted: Dr Martens laces-up for 2021 IPO

ICON of the boot-making universe, Dr Martens, has confirmed an IPO will be floated on the London Stock Exchange in February. Initial notification of the...
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ESG integration boost for Blackrock’s DC strategy

US INVESTMENT company BlackRock’s UK Defined Contribution (DC) default strategy, LifePath, is moving to the next phase of ESG integration. The move will increase LifePath UK’s ESG exposure,...
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Investors give a huge $100m vote of confidence in Airbnb flotation

IN THE biggest US listing of 2020, Airbnb’s first day of public trading has secured a valuation of more than $100bn, with more than...
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Beijing slams the brakes on Ma’s ‘record’ Ant Group market debut

THE HONG Kong stock exchange has announced that the market debut by Jack Ma’s tech giant Ant Group has been suspended. The Ant Group listings...
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Jack Ma’s Ant Group goes for the world’s biggest IPO

ANT GROUP, Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s mobile payment and tech firm, hopes to raise more than $34bn in the world’s biggest IPO. That would break...
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Job-loss fears as UK’s Arm Holdings is sold to Nvidia

JAPAN’S Softbank is selling the UK’s Arm Holdings, whose technology powers most smartphones, to American chip company Nvidia. The California-headquartered firm, known for its gaming...
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Holdun Family Office finds serenity and growth amid pandemic chaos —...

Holdun’s uncorrelated Alternative Investment Funds provide shelter from the oscillations of the volatile equity market. MICHAEL O’CONNOR reports. THE FIRST half of 2020 has been...
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New tech index is launched on Hong Kong stock market

A SHARE INDEX for Chinese technology giants, the Hang Seng Tech, has been launched on Hong Kong's stock market. Companies on the list include internet...