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London Stock Exchange welcomes Imperial X Plc to the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Imperial X (“Imperial X” or the “Company”) as it begins trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CDL”. The Company will be changing its name to Cloudbreak Discovery Plc in due course and will update the market on its progress. In conjunction with the listing, Imperial X undertook a placing to raise £2 million at a placing price o

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Kitwave Group plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Kitwave Group plc to AIM under the ticker “KITW”, after it raised gross proceeds of £64.0m for the Company and a further £17.6m for the Selling Shareholders. The Placing Price was 150 pence per share resulting in a market capitalisation of £105m at Admission.

Founded in 1987, following the acquisition of a single-site confectionery wholesale busine

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London Stock Exchange welcomes HANetf celebrating the launch of the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF

HANetf are delighted to announce the launch of the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF (LSE ticker: IBUY) on London Stock Exchange platform today.

The fund seeks to provide exposure to the rapidly growing online e-commerce market as competitive pricing, shopping convenience, greater product

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Caerus Mineral Resources to the Main Market

This morning, London Stock Exchange is pleased to welcome Caerus Mineral Resources as it begins trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CMRS”, having completed a £2.25 million raise. 

Caerus is the first mining company to list on the Main Market this year and provides the Market with exposure to the burgeoning energy metals space in Europe.

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Launch of Solar Energy UCITS ETF on London Stock Exchange offers Europe’s first pure-play exposure to the global solar energy industry

The launch of Europe’s first Solar Energy UCITS ETF on the HANetf platform will deliver pure-play exposure to the rapidly-growing global solar industry as it builds to be the largest source of global energy capacity.  The Solar Energy UCITS ETF (LSE ticker: TANN) ‘TANN’ will list on London Stock Exchange in June and will be passported for sale across Europe.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes HANetf Celebrating the launch of the Airlines, Hotels and Cruise lines UCITS ETF

Launch of Europe’s first Airlines, Hotels and Cruise Lines ETF enables investors to participate in recovery of travel industry 

The launch of Europe’s first Airlines, Hotels and Cruise Lines ETF on the HANetf platform will deliver exposure to the travel industry as it tracks global airline companies, hotel businesses and cruise line operators. &nb

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Airtel Africa

Airtel Africa plc (“Airtel Africa“)  today opened the markets of the London Stock Exchange to Airtel Africa plc (“Airtel Africa“)  today opened the markets of the London Stock Exchange to mark the occasion of the pricing of its initial public offering on 28 June 2019. The Company intends to raise gross proceeds of £595 million from a mix of new institutional and existing Airtel Africa

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Argentex Group plc

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Argentex Group plc, the FCA regulated provider of foreign exchange services to institutions, corporates and high net worth private individuals, to trading on the AIM market of London Stock Exchange.  Argentex Group plc is the sixth new listing on the AIM market in 2019.

Argentex Group plc, trading under the ticker “AGFX”, has raised £14.0 million

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Trainline

On 21 June, London Stock Exchange welcomed Trainline, the world’s leading independent rail and coach travel platform, to its first day of trading on the Main Market of the LSE, trading under the ticker TRN.

The market capitalisation of the Company will be approximately £1,682 million at the commencement of conditional dealings.

Clare Gilmartin, CEO of Trainline, said:

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Resolute Mining to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Resolute Mining Limited (Resolute), (ASX/LSE: RSG), the mid-tier, Africa-focused gold producer, to trading on the Main Market. The Company’s shares were admitted to the Standard Segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority, at 8am on Thursday 20 June 2019. The Company will maintain a primary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange

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London Stock Exchange Group today welcomes Huatai Securities

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today welcomes Huatai Securities, the technology-enabled securities group in China, as the first issuer using Shanghai-London Stock Connect. Huatai Securities has been admitted to trading on the Shanghai Segment of the Main Market of London Stock Exchange. 

LSEG welcomed Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Hu Chunhua, Vice Premier of

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Africa Tech Summit

Africa Tech Summit is a leading tech series providing insight and networking with the African tech ecosystem globally, with summits in Africa, Europe and the US. Their mission is to connect African tech leaders, investors, corporates and key stakeholders to drive investment and business forward, while also supporting the next generation of African innovators.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Ecobank, the Pan African Bank

London Stock Exchange (LSE) has welcomed Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, (‘ETI’) - the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group - to a market opening ceremony to celebrate its inaugural bond issuance on the LSE main market.

The $500 million, five-year senior unsecured notes, which mature in April 2024, were launched with a coupon interest rate of 9.50 percent per annum

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Aquila European Renewables Income Fund plc

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Aquila European Renewables Income Fund plc, a new fund investing in a diversified portfolio of renewable energy infrastructure investments across continental Europe and Ireland, to the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

The fund, trading under the ticker “AERI,” has successfully raised €154.3 million which is to be invested in a diversified

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Watches of Switzerland Group to the Main Market

The market capitalisation of the Company will be approximately £647 million at the commencement of conditional dealings.

Brian Duffy, CEO of Watches of Switzerland Group said:

"Today’s listing marks the next phase in our growth story. I am delighted by the reaction we have received from the market to our business and the significant opportunities that lie ahead. I would like to

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London Stock Exchange today welcomed essensys plc to trading on AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomed essensys plc to trading on AIM.

essensys is the leading provider of mission-critical software-as-a-service platforms and on-demand cloud services to the high growth flexible workspace industry. Trading under the ticker “ESYS”, essensys successfully raised £28 million from leading investors, valuing the Company at £72.6 million on Admission. essensys

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Induction Healthcare Group plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Induction Healthcare Group PLC (“Induction”), marking the successful admission of its shares to trading on the AIM market of London Stock Exchange.

Induction is a leading healthcare technology company focused on helping healthcare professionals to streamline the delivery of patient care. The Company has developed a secure and impact focused app

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London Stock Exchange today welcomes Pure Gold Mining

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Pure Gold Mining (‘Pure Gold’ or the ‘Company’), (TSX-V: PGM / LSE: PUR) a Canadian focused gold development company that owns the high-grade Madsen Red Lake Gold Mine in Red Lake, Ontario, to celebrate its first day trading on the Main Market of the LSE. The Company’s shares were admitted to the Standard Segment of the Official List of the Financial

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London Stock Exchange welcomes KIIFB's debut Masala Bond

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board’s (KIIFB) debut Masala bond, the first sub-sovereign entity in India to tap the offshore rupee international bond market. The INR 21.5 billion ($312 million equivalent) senior secured fixed-rate bond has a five-year tenor with a 9.723% coupon. The bond has been admitted to London Stock Exchange’s International

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Kenya Sovereign Bond

London Stock Exchange welcomed the launch of Kenya’s $2.1 billion Eurobond today. This is the second Kenyan international bond transaction to list on London Stock Exchange since 2018. The dual-tranche bond raised $1.2 billion in 12-year notes at a yield of 8 percent and $900 million in seven-year notes at a yield of 7 percent. The bond was oversubscribed 4.5x and attracted a diverse investor

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London Stock Exchange Group congratulates KMEFIC and HANetf for the launch of the KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity UCITS ETF

London Stock Exchange has welcomed the listing of KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity UCITS ETF. 

KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity UCITS ETF has been issued via the HANetf white-label ETF platform with KMEFIC (Kuwait & Middle East Financial Investment Company) as main sponsor and advisor. KMEFIC are a provider of asset management, brokerage and wealth management services headquartered in Kuwait

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Distribution Finance Capital Holdings plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes DF Capital Holdings Plc, the niche lending business to trading on the AIM market.

DF Capital Holdings Plc joins the market today through the admission of its Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM.

DFC is a niche lender which builds relationships with manufacturers and then provides working capital solutions up and down their supply chains. In

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the listing of HSBC Global Asset Management’s MSCI Saudi Arabia 20/35 Capped UCITS ETF

London Stock Exchange has welcomed the listing of HSBC Global Asset Management’s new MSCI Saudi Arabia 20/35 Capped UCITS ETF. The ETF will track the performance of the MSCI Saudi Arabia 20/35 Capped index. This fund launch coincides with the inclusion of Saudi Arabia into MSCIs Emerging Markets index.

HSBCs latest ETF will give investors easy and cost efficient access to invest in

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

London Stock Exchange has welcomed the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to mark its inaugural bond issue. The USD 2.5 billion, 5-year transaction will drive AIIB’s priorities of developing cross border connectivity, investing in environmentally friendly infrastructure and promoting Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing in Asia.

The issuance is the latest

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