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Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise in debut

(Reuters) - Shares of Sabre Corp <SABR.O>, the airline ticketing technology provider that also owns online travel agency Travelocity, rose as much as 7 percent in their market debut after the company sold fewer shares than expected in its initial public offering and priced them below the targeted range. China's Weibo Corp <WB.O>, which is set to start trading later on Thursday, has also cut the size of its IPO and priced shares at the lower end of the expected range.

Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings. Week of April 21-25: There are no new IPOs scheduled this week. Those listed were previously scheduled and did not price.

European stocks dip after surging

Europe's main stock markets fell slightly on Thursday following the previous day's strong gains, with investors taking profits before earnings updates from US heavyweights. London's FTSE 100 dipped 0.12 percent to stand at 6,576.42 points in late morning deals. Frankfurt's DAX 30 fell 0.26 percent to 9,293.69 points and the CAC 40 in Paris retreated also by 0.26 percent to 4,394.14 compared with Wednesday's closing values.

Asian stock markets struggle to match Wall Street gains

HONG KONG - Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally. Profit taking set in following a sharp rise in Tokyo the day before and as comments from the country's central bank governor left investors unimpressed. Other regional benchmarks were unable to find direction in spite of optimism in the U.S., where major benchmarks closed at least 1 per cent higher, and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank would continue to provide stimulus for the job market.

European stocks rebound to end higher

Europe's main stock market indices rebounded to close higher on Wednesday, shrugging off concerns about Ukraine on the back of positive earnings and a rise in Wall Street. London's FTSE 100 ended up 0.65 percent compared to Tuesday's closing level, at 6,584.17 points. Germany's DAX 30 rose 1.56 percent to finish the day at 9,316.99 points and the CAC-40 in Paris gained 1.39 percent to close on 4,405.66 points. cah/arp

European stocks rebound, despite Ukraine crisis

European stock markets rallied on Wednesday despite high tension over the Ukraine crisis, but heartened by strong company earnings, Chinese growth data and a positive start on Wall Street. Shares had ended sharply lower on Tuesday as the escalating military crisis in Ukraine spooked investors, traders said. In mid-afternoon trading, London's FTSE 100 climbed 0.44 percent to stand at 6,570.25 points compared with Tuesday's closing level, as the benchmark shares index benefited also from official data showing British unemployment had reached a five-year low point.

China IPOs may restart earlier than expected - sources

By David Lin and Gabriel Wildau SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's securities regulator has ordered underwriters to update application materials for firms waiting to list, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, raising hopes that an eight-week stall in initial public offerings on mainland China stock exchanges will end soon.

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index closes 3.01% higher

Tokyo's Nikkei stock index jumped 3.01 percent Wednesday as bargain-buying and a weaker yen lifted the Japanese market, following a rise on Wall Street bolstered by strong US corporate earnings. The benchmark Nikkei 225, which tumbled 7.3 percent last week, added 420.87 points to finish at 14,417.68, while the Topix index of all first-section shares tacked on 2.68 percent, or 30.46 points, to 1,166.55. Bargain-hunting helped drive Tokyo's strong gains, while shares of market heavyweight SoftBank soared 8.50 percent to 7,604 yen.

China IPOs may restart earlier than expected: paper

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Initial public offerings (IPO) on China's mainland stock exchanges may restart sooner than expected, state media reported on Wednesday, after the securities regulator ordered underwriters to update application material for firms waiting to list. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRSC) has told underwriters to complete their submissions of revised disclosure materials as early as the end of this week, the official Shanghai Securities News reported, citing multiple unnamed investment bankers.

Lumenpulse shares close 15 per cent higher after $100M initial public offering

MONTREAL - Shares in Lumenpulse Inc. (TSX:LMP) climbed about 15 per cent in their first trading following the Montreal lighting company's public debut Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company, which designs, manufactures and sells LED lighting solutions, set an IPO price of $16 a share. Lumenpulse shares closed up $2.35 at $18.35 after rising as high as $18.90 earlier in the day. Lumenpulse's public offering included 6.25 million shares, plus up to 937,500 additional shares if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment options in full.
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