(Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N) priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut.
Bankers, traders and the technocrats at the Bank of England and the Treasury are gearing up for the busiest day since the heights of the global financial crisis as the market awaits the Scottish referendum result in the early hours of tomorrow.
The two have very different histories. Catz, trained in finance and law, was a Wall Street banker from 1986 until she joined Oracle in 1999, and has been a central figure in Oracle's many acquisitions.
Merlin Entertainments 350.6p+10.1p. Questor says SELL. MERLIN Entertainments [LON:MERL], the owner of Alton Towers and Madame Tussauds, said yesterday that it had enjoyed like-for-like revenue growth of 6.7pc during the third quarter.
Friday 06:00 BST. Sterling is rallying and the London stockmarket is expected to post strong gains after polls were on course to show a majority of Scots voted to stay in the UK.