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Reality dawns for Facebook investors

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Facebook's valuation at 25-times revenues was asking for trouble and it's good it has arrived sooner rather than laterWe will only know what the market thinks Facebook is really worth when the IPO dust has settled, which will take several weeks or months. But Monday's 11% fall in morning trading...
Reality dawns for Facebook investors

Russian mobile operator MegaFon limps over line at London listing | Nils Pratley

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UK investors still have good reasons to be nervous about being minority shareholders in an oligarch-dominated ventureIt was the largest capital raising in London by a telecoms company since 2001 and the first big Russian arrival since 2007. But MegaFon hardly sprinted over the line.The shares, which the company hoped...
Russian mobile operator MegaFon limps over line at London listing | Nils Pratley

Michael Dell still holds strongest cards in battle against Blackstone and Icahn | Nils Pratley

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Blackstone and Carl Icahn might appear to offer more - but the clarity of Michael Dell's 100% takeover is worth somethingMichael Dell, founder and chief executive of Dell, looked to have a clear path to take the company private when he made his $24.4bn (£16.1bn) offer last month. Other shareholders...
Michael Dell still holds strongest cards in battle against Blackstone and Icahn | Nils Pratley

Why doesn't the UK have more companies like ARM? | Nils Pratley

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Warren East is bowing out as chief executive after 12 years because ARM is already planning for 2020 and beyondLong-term planning, almost everybody agrees, is a key to success, especially in the technology business. Even so, ARM Holdings is taking things to extremes. Warren East, at the age of 51,...
Why doesn't the UK have more companies like ARM? | Nils Pratley
Meeting in Seattle, translation technology experts take aim at language barriers

Has Apple really started to rot? | Nils Pratley on Saturday

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• Too early to write off Apple• Growth, not EU membership is the real problem• Tax transparency• Kate Swann's exit at WH SmithA little sympathy for Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, is in order. Following Steve Jobs was never going to be easy, but he has hardly been helped...
Has Apple really started to rot? | Nils Pratley on Saturday

Online shopping, gilt yields and Goldman | Nils Pratley on Saturday

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• Morrisons' wariness about taking the online plunge is understandable• Why are UK gilt yields rising?• Goldman Sachs sees the fiscal cliff comingIt was an online Christmas, it seems. John Lewis says it conducted a quarter of its trade over the internet, a remarkable statistic even if it is inflated...
Online shopping, gilt yields and Goldman | Nils Pratley on Saturday
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