* Questions on whether 2014 can match expected $40 bln spree
NEW YORK, April 18 - High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc, which has been pursuing an initial public offering, has received a letter of inquiry from the New York attorney general amid a wider probe of the industry, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.
LJUBLJANA, April 18 - Slovenia's finance ministry said on Friday that Pimco, which runs the world's largest bond fund, bought its closed November bond issue worth 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion).
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April 17 - High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc has indefinitely postponed its initial public offering plans, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
April 17 - U.S. municipal bond sales will increase to $8 billion next week, led by a $1.16 billion deal from New Jersey's Economic Development Authority that will help the recently-downgraded state save money on its strained budget.
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April 17 - Companies looking to go public in the United States will have to temper their expectations as investors begin to question valuations in a crowded market.
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