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Rupert Murdoch's flagship media business, the TV and film giant 21st Century Fox, plans to cut its links with his native land by delisting from the Australian stock market.

Zuckerberg threatens to leave Nasdaq and key lieutenant quits

Facebook has suffered the first resignation of a top-flight executive since last month's controversial stock market flotation, adding to the headaches facing Mark Zuckerberg, who has seen the company's shares plummet since their debut.

Stephen Foley: Nasdaq in line of fire over the Facebook float fallout

US Outlook Bob Greifeld, the chief executive of Nasdaq, says the exchange has no legal obligation to compensate brokers who lost money because of software glitches that marred Facebook's flotation three weeks ago. But it says it will distribute $40m (£26m) to those who lost money when their trades didn't go through as requested.

Stephen Foley: Why can’t exchanges stay open all night?

US Outlook It is time to mothball the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. That ring-a-ling-a-ding might be iconic of American capitalism, but the opening hours of US exchanges are starting to look anachronistic in an age of 24-hour connectivity.

Facebook shares tumble to record low

Facebook shares slid below $30 to a new low yesterday as nervous investors fled the company's shares, concerned about the social network's long-term growth prospects and an initial offering price that in retrospect may have been too rich.

Facebook shares tumble again

Shares of Facebook took another tumble today, continuing a downward spiral that began at the start of the week.

Facebook's shares slump 11 per cent in frenzy

Facebook shares slumped to more than 10 per cent below their float price on their second day trading as a public company.

Nasdaq chief embarrassed by Facebook glitch

The chief executive of Nasdaq said the stock exchange is “humbly embarrassed” by its bungling of Facebook's hugely anticipated debut as a public company on Friday.

Facebook ready for sell-off with a $104bn price tag

Facebook is officially the biggest internet flotation of all time, after the social network priced its shares last night at the top of its expected range and set a value for the company of $104bn (£66bn).

Facebook soothes privacy fears on eve of flotation

Facebook is bracing for increased scrutiny of its privacy policies and the way it makes money from data on its 900 million users, now that it is finally making its debut as a public company.

Float values Facebook as high as $96bn

Mark Zuckerberg last night set out Facebook's plan for world domination, in a web video to promote the forthcoming share sale that could value the social network at up to $96bn (£60bn).

Zynga's shares fall on its Nasdaq debut

Shares in Zynga, the online games company behind the Facebook favourite Farmville, fell 5 per cent on their first day of trading on Friday.

Investment Column: Shareholders won't let LSE go for a song

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Takeover fever at the London Stock Exchange after TMX embarrassment

Shares in the London Stock Exchange surged yesterday in the wake of the dramatic collapse on Wednesday of its merger with Canada's TMX on expectations that it would become a takeover target.

LSE humbled as it is forced to abandon TMX merger

Canadian borse fails to win over investors for deal with London Stock Exchange

Nigerian Stock Exchange in tie-up talks with London

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has discussed a possible tie-up with London, according to the head of the country's capital markets regulator.

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