Thursday, May 4, 2017

UK banks set for MREL guidance from regulator

LONDON, May 4 (IFR) - The Bank of England will soon publish

final guidance for how much loss-absorbing debt Britain's major

banks will each need to hold, as part of plans to better protect

savers and taxpayers.

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HSBC posts strong Q1, scales back expected TLAC issuance

LONDON, May 4 (IFR) - HSBC expects to issue less

loss-absorbing debt than it forecast this year and sees overall

issuance at the low end of previous guidance, helped by new

guidance from the UK regulator on what is required.

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Olayan family plans to list its Saudi business - sources

RIYADH, May 3 (Reuters) - The Olayan family, which controls

one of Saudi Arabia's largest conglomerates, is considering

listing at least 30 percent of its Saudi business in a sale that

could value the company at several billion dollars, banking

sources say.

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BRIEF-Impact Healthcare completes acquisitions and presses ahead with IPO plans

* Has completed acquisition of core seed portfolio and

Mulberry portfolio for a total consideration of £148,754,000

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kuwait Energy seeks premium listing on LSE

LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) - Oil and gas firm Kuwait Energy

said on Wednesday it is seeking a premium listing on

the London Stock Exchange in a bid to fund growth across the

Middle East and North Africa.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Saudi British Bank could issue dollar bond this month - sources

RIYADH, May 2 (Reuters) - HSBC-controlled Saudi British Bank

(SABB) is in discussions with lenders over a U.S.

dollar-denominated bond issue that could come as early as this

month, banking sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-Pret A Manger seeks more British baristas to balance Brexit risk

LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Coffee and sandwich chain Pret

A Manger wants to increase the number of Britons working in its

UK shops to cushion it from potential damage if European Union

workers stay away after Brexit, its boss said on Thursday.

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