Britain’s tech sector got a welcome boost this morning after it was revealed that SoftBank plans to list part of its stake in chip designer Arm in London.
The Japanese conglomerate had been preparing for an IPO in New York after a $40bn (£30bn) sale to Nvidia was blocked on national security grounds.
But it is now considering listing part of its stake in London, Bloomberg reports. This follows pressure from Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s campaign to keep the British tech giant in the UK.
It could be a major coup for the government, which has been pressured to prevent the Cambridge-based arm from falling victim to a foreign takeover.
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4) More holiday misery on the horizon as airlines have been ordered to cancel summer flights The industry has been pushing to cut flights it cannot deliver due to severe staff shortages
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what happened overnight
Tokyo stocks opened in cautious trading ahead of a key Federal Reserve decision.
The reference index Nikkei 225 fell by 0.2 percent. Hong Kong stocks started with small gains. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.2 percent.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2 percent, while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China’s second stock exchange also rose 0.2 percent.
- Company: Whitbread, WHSmith (trade statement)
- Business: Fed rate decision (US)retail sales (US, China)industrial production (EU, China)
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/06/15/ftse-100-markets-live-news-pound-crypto-interest-rate-brexit/ British tech giant Arm to list in London after sale blocked over national security