The Big hit: Less-than-stellar flotations
Sunday 12 September 1999
Computacenter. The computer services giant went off like a rocket at pounds 7.66 in May 1998 as part of the vogue for IT stocks - but then scared the punters by falling back to pounds 3.62. It's now at pounds 6.32 but it's been a roller-coaster ride for the ordinary shareholders.
Eurotunnel. The troubled tunnel operator lured investors with a warrants issue, but the share price was lower than the warrant exercise price by the time shares matured. Now it offers tasty perks for frequent travellers (30 per cent off all standard shuttle fares for an outlay of pounds 950). But its share price has been hammered: It's now 92.5p from 538p in September 1991.
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Isis releases first video showing the stoning of woman accused of committing adultery as her father shouts 'don't call me Dad'
FCKH8: Provocative anti-sexism video showing young girls swearing reinstated by YouTube
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Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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