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CNBC's Carl Quintanilla speaks to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, about user growth expectations. Costolo says the platform is already mainstream, it's just showing people the increased value they receive by using the service.
Emmett Kilduff, CEO and founder of Eagle Alpha, says that Alibaba could take on eBay and Amazon in the U.S. after its IPO.
BRUSSELS, April 30- Belgian diaper maker Ontex is set to list on the Brussels stock exchange, with the group's private equity owners planning to sell about half of the company, Belgian business daily De Tijd reported on Wednesday.
SHANGHAI, April 30- Chinese fund managers reduced their suggested equity allocation sharply for the next three months, hitting a 17- month low, amid fears that a flood of initial public offerings could soak up capital and dampen share prices, according to a Reuters poll.
*WH Group says "excessive market volatility" weighed on IPO. HONG KONG, April 30- China's WH Group Ltd, the world's biggest pork company, has cancelled its planned Hong Kong IPO as a downturn in equity markets weighed further on demand even after it cut the offer size by two-thirds.
HONG KONG, April 30- As Alibaba.com prepared for its Hong Kong IPO in late 2007, details of the deal emerged in local media, much to the frustration of Michael Yao, the company's top financial adviser.
Alan Schwartz, Guggenheim Partners executive chairman, shares his opinions on whether a credit bubble is brewing.
Charlie Clark, CEO of Rosslyn Data Technologies, says his firm helps companies to extract and analyze their own data, in order to increase sales, operating efficiency or manage risks.
*WH Group's decision comes after slashing planned offer size. HONG KONG, April 29- China's WH Group Ltd, the world's biggest pork company, has postponed its planned Hong Kong initial public offering due to weak demand for the deal even after it cut the offer size by two-thirds, sources said on Tuesday.
HONG KONG, April 29- China's WH Group Ltd, the world's biggest pork company, postponed its planned Hong Kong initial public offering, underscoring weak demand for the deal even after the company slashed the offer's size and reduced the valuation, people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
Discussing optimism among start-up companies in the U.S. and abroad, with Greg Becker, Silicon Valley Bank CEO.
Fantex offers a way for investors to buy shares of a pro athlete. Buck French, Fantex co-founder and CEO, discusses the IPO of Vernon Davis from the San Francisco 49ers.
*American Tower, Axiata, private equity could eye stake. April 28- Viom Networks Ltd, an Indian phone tower operator majority owned by the Tata Group, is looking to raise funds either through a stake sale or an overseas listing that could raise up to $350 million, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
MUMBAI, April 28- Viom Networks Ltd, an Indian phone tower operator majority owned by the Tata group, is looking to raise funds either through a stake sale or an overseas listing that could raise up to $350 million, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Scott Kessler, head of technology sector equity research at S&P Capital IQ, says the Alibaba IPO could be the largest ever company coming public.
CNBC's Bob Pisani reports the market has moved exactly in relation to the 10-year Treasury. A look at IPO stocks GrubHub, Coupons.com and others trading down from their first day pops.
Michael Bonte-Friedheim, CEO of NextEnergy Solar Fund, says the company did not raise as much as it aimed for because its IPO took place in a busy week for fundraising.
HONG KONG, April 25- On the face of it, an IPO for WH Group, the world's biggest pork company, should have been an easy sell.
*Sets price range for IPO at 13.25- 16.25 euros- sources. *Values firm at 2.4- 2.8 bln euros including debt- source. LONDON, April 24- Spanish testing company Applus is set to raise 1.1 billion euros in its Madrid stock market debut, after two sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday the firm had set the price range at 13.25- 16.25 euros a share.
TOKYO, April 23- Seibu Holdings Inc rose almost 11 percent on its first day of relisting on the Tokyo stock market, after its IPO price was slashed due to growing doubts over the strength of Japan's economic recovery.