UPDATE 1-SoftBank-backed BigCommerce shares jump nearly three-fold in Nasdaq debut

Aug 5 SoftBank-backed BigCommerce Holdings Inc's shares jumped nearly three-fold on their blockbuster debut on Nasdaq on Wednesday, as the IPO market surges ahead after the COVID-19 pandemic placed many debuts on hold earlier this year.

UPDATE 1-CEE MARKETS-Romania central bank cuts rates, stocks rise on stimulus hopes

(Updates with surprise rate cut in Romania) By Anita Komuves BUDAPEST, Aug 5 Romania's central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.50% on Wednesday and pledged to continue providing liquidity as the economy reels under the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Analysts in a Reuters poll had expected the bank to hold fire this month. The Romanian central bank has so far delivered three rate cuts worth 1 percentage point overall since

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SoftBank-backed BigCommerce shares jump nearly 3-fold in blockbuster Nasdaq debut

Aug 5 SoftBank-backed BigCommerce Holdings Inc's shares jumped nearly three-fold in their Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, after the e-commerce platform provider sold shares to investors in its $216.5-million initial public offering (IPO).

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CEE MARKETS-Currencies stable, stocks rise as stimulus hopes lift sentiment

By Anita Komuves BUDAPEST, Aug 5 Central European currencies held stable and stock indices gained on Wednesday as global markets looked forward to further stimulus measures in the United States and better-than-expected European earnings reports lifted investor sentiment. Budapest's stock index gained 1% and Prague's equities rose 0.53%. Warsaw's assets led gains in the region, rising 1.15% by 0845 GMT. Poland's two biggest banks, PKO BP and Bank Pekao , both reported

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Chinese developers issue $6 bln in offshore dollar bonds in July

HONG KONG, Aug 5 Chinese property developers sold 33% more offshore dollar bonds in July than a year earlier, as the debt-laden industry seized a window of robust investor demand ahead of increasing market uncertainty to raise capital.

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UPDATE 2-Rackspace IPO prices at bottom of target range to raise about $703 mln

Aug 4 Cloud services firm Rackspace Technology Inc sold shares in its initial public offering (IPO) on Tuesday at $21 per share, the bottom end of its target range, to raise $703.5 million, the company said.

UPDATE 1-Software firm Clearwater Analytics explores $2 billion sale -sources

NEW YORK, Aug 4 Clearwater Analytics is exploring a sale that could value the private equity-owned investment management software firm at around $2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

CORRECTED-Google owner Alphabet issues record $10 billion bond at lowest-ever price

NEW YORK, Aug 3 Alphabet Inc borrowed $10 billion in the investment-grade corporate debt market on Monday, the Google parent's largest ever bond issue, which it secured at its lowest-ever cost of financing.

Regulatory News, 04 Aug 2020

UPDATE 2-Sibur may tap Russian wealth fund to build Amur gas complex

MOSCOW, Aug 4 Sibur may turn to Russia's National Wealth Fund to help finance its planned Amur Gas Chemical Complex, a manager at the country's largest petrochemicals producer said on Tuesday.

Regulatory News 04 Aug 2020

China will encourage integrated circuit and software firms to list at home and abroad

BEIJING, Aug 4 China will encourage qualified integrated circuit and software firms to list and raise money at home and abroad, and speed up the domestic listing review process, the state council said on Tuesday.

04 Aug 2020