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    TerraForm Global Inc, formed by solar company SunEdison Inc (SUNE) to own and operate some of its power plants in emerging markets, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of its class A common shares. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company's IPO filing had a nominal fundraising target of $700 million.

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    India's biggest e-commerce firm Flipkart will remain private for the next three years at least, its chief financial officer said, nixing speculation that it would launch this year an IPO that some bankers had expected to raise a record $5 billion.

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    * IPO prices at 27 baht/share, low end of indicative range. * Sees strong response from retail investors. Global Power Synergy Co, the power unit of Thailand's top energy firm PTT Pcl (PUTRF), on Thursday set its IPO price at 27 baht a share in a bid to raise 10.1 billion baht to finance expansion across Southeast Asia.

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    (Adds company news, futures prices) LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) - European shares headed for a slightly weaker start on Thursday, mirroring losses on Wall Street and in Asia, with a stronger euro following a global bond rout and concerns about Greece's debt situation prompting investors to stay cautious. Britain's FTSE 100 index will also be in focus as voters in the country get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel it towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and Ed Miliband's opposition Labour Party have been neck and neck in opinion polls for months, indicating neither will win enough seats for an outright majority in the 650-seat parliament. At 0608 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX, France's CAC were down between 0.3 percent and 0.4 percent. Contracts on Britain's FTSE index were down 0.3 percent. Traders said the euro's resilience, partly due to a surge in Bund yields , was also weiging on sentiment. "The recent strength in the euro is likely to start taking some life out of equities given the inverse relationship the two have. Some traders are still hopeful the euro strength is only a flash in the pan but until we see a shift in trend, the near term momentum remains strong," IG analyst Stan Shamu said in a note. European equities were also expected to mirror U.S. stocks, which ended weaker on Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned of high valuations, adding to anxiety about future interest rates, and a following a bond rout. U.S. Treasuries fell, weighed down by a global slide in government bond markets that pushed yields to 2015 peaks and large bond sales by Apple and Royal Dutch Shell. Investors will keep a close eye on Greece. European lenders on Wednesday dashed Greece's hopes for a quick cash-for-reforms deal in the coming days, leaving Athens in an increasingly desperate financial position ahead of a major debt payment next week. COMPANY NEWS: SIEMENS German industrial group Siemens fell short of market expectations with a 5 percent drop in quarterly industrial profit as an unexpectedly weak result at its digital factory unit compounded problems at its energy operations. ROCHE Swiss drugmaker Roche said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough therapy designation for venetoclax for the treatment of people who have relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia with a genetic abnormality. E.ON Germany's largest utility E.ON posted another weak set of quarterly results, burdened by its ailing power plant business which it plans to spin off to focus on more promising areas such as renewables and power grids. COMMERZBANK Commerzbank's investment banking division saw a 40 increase in operating profit in the first quarter, driven primarily by a surge in debt and currency trading, the bank said on Thursday. ARCELORMITTAL Tthe world's largest steelmaker cut its forecast for the growth of global steel demand this year to between 0.5 and 1.5 percent after reducing its guidance for all regions except Europe. HEIDELBERGCEMENT Germany's HeidelbergCement posted a rise in core earnings by 29 percent in the first quarter as it benefited from a recovery of the construction industry in North America and the United Kingdom. ADECCO The company said its chief executive and chief financial officer would both leave the company, as it reported first-quarter profit that beat expectations. ACCIONA Spanish builder Acciona is considering listing its renewable energy arm, with 8,000 megawatt capacity, Expansion reported without citing sources. CELLNEX, TALGO Shares in Spanish telecoms group Cellnex and train manufacturer Talgo are set to start trading after the two firms' initial public offerings (IPO). ZURICH INSURANCE The company said first-quarter net income attributable to shareholders was $1.2 billion, 4 percent lower than in the prior year. RWE Norway's sovereign wealth fund, which owns almost 2 percent of RWE, has written to RWE's supervisory board demanding an exit from coal power, Manager Magazin reported, citing a spokeswoman for the fund. METRO Investment group Haniel plans to lower its stake in the retailer by almost a third as it is balancing its portfolio, though pledged to remain the largest shareholder in Metro. AREVA Struggling French nuclear power group Areva may sell mining assets and cut as many as 3,500 jobs, or 10 percent of its domestic workforce in a restructuring, newspaper Le Figaro said on Wednesday. GLAXOSMITHKLINE The company scrapped plans to float its HIV drug business on Wednesday and promised to pay a steady dividend for three years, setting out long-term growth targets after the biggest shake-up in its 15-year history. AXA AXAF.PA Europe's second-biggest insurer said on Wednesday its first-quarter revenue rose 10 percent, helped by the euro's weakness against other currencies. MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS (GMT) : DE Industrial Orders FR Industrial Output US Challenger Layoffs US Jobless Claims ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0535 GMT: LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 2,080.15 -0.45 % -9.31 NIKKEI 19274.9 -1.31 % -256.73 MSCI ASIA EX-JP 502.23 -1.24 % -6.3 EUR/USD 1.1364 0.11 % 0.0013 USD/JPY 119.50 0.06 % 0.0700 10-YR US TSY YLD 2.234 -- -0.01 10-YR BUND YLD 0.609 -- 0.02 SPOT GOLD $1,187.00 -0.36 % -$4.30 US CRUDE $60.59 -0.56 % -0.34 > Asia slides, euro at 2-mth peak as bond rout rattles markets > Wall St ends lower on global bond rout, Yellen warning > Nikkei falls to 1-month low, hit by worldwide drop in bond prices > rices slip as bond markets sell off; 30-year yield tops 3 percent > Dollar struggles on soft data, sterling awaits election > Gold slips, stays below $1,200 as bond yields jump > London copper hovers below 2015-peak, soft dollar supports > Oil falls after hitting 2015 highs, markets still well supplied (Reporting by Atul Prakash; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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    Restaurant chain operator Wingstop Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $86.25 million in an initial public offering of its common stock. The company, which claims to be the world's largest casual restaurant chain serving chicken wings, operates 712 restaurants across 36 U.S. states and 6 countries.

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    Marissa Mayer can't be pleased. Just a few months ago, the Yahoo CEO was being applauded by shareholders for her decision to spin off the company's remaining stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) later this year. At that time, Alibaba (BABA) was riding a wave of momentum following its initial public offering last September. It's now $80.

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    Bojangles' on Wednesday increased the size of its planned initial public offering, saying in a regulatory filing that it now plans to offer 8.9 million shares with a proposed maximum price of $19 each. The chicken-and-biscuit chain was planning to offer 7.2 million shares at $17 a share. The North Carolina-based company is planning to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "BOJA".

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    Chicken-and-biscuit chain has had the same menu since 1977. NEW YORK-- Chicken-and-biscuit restaurant chain Bojangles' Inc. said Wednesday it plans to offer 8.9 million shares at a range of $18 to $19 a pop in its initial public offering. The North Carolina-based company has tapped Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Securities, and Jefferies as lead book runners on the deal.

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    SunGard Data Systems Inc. is preparing for an initial public offering nearly a decade after a group of private-equity firms acquired it in the wave of megabuyouts that preceded the financial crisis, according to people familiar with the matter. The developer of software for banks, schools and governments tapped J.P. Morgan Chase& Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) to lead an IPO later this year, the people said.

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    * Chinese stocks drop 4 percent on day * EM currencies under pressure from advancing dollar * Eastern European bonds buffeted by euro zone selling * Pakistan has rating outlook upgraded to positive By Marc Jones LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - Emerging market currencies came under pressure from a rising dollar on Tuesday, while a 4 percent plunge in Chinese stocks - their biggest in nearly 4 months - sent a shiver through equities. Trading was still subdued in Europe after May day holidays in much of the region but the mood was cautious after some volatile moves in Asia overnight. China stocks had been dumped by investors ahead of a fresh wave of initial public offerings and on media reports that some of the country's top brokerages had tightened their financing rules in a bid to control risk. "A correction is long overdue," said Li Yang, analyst at Changjiang Securities in Shanghai, pointing out the 80 percent surge in Chinese stocks over the last six months. "But I don't think the correction would put an end to the bull run." The sell-off left MSCI's main emerging market stock index down 0.5 percent and in the red for a fourth session in the last five. Eastern European stocks bucked the trend and rose, but for the region's currencies and bonds it was a different story. Poland's zloty, the Czech crown, Hungary's forint to Romania's leu all sank against the rising dollar and their bonds continued to be buffeted by a sell-off in the euro zone's periphery markets. Fresh worries about a writedown of Greece's bailout loans saw its 2-year yields surge over 100 basis points on Tuesday. Focus was otherwise on the dollar's resurgence, which has ended a brief better spell of better performance for some of EM's most fragile currencies including Turkey's lira, Brazil's real and Nigeria's naira. Indonesia's rupiah hit a near five-week low overnight after economic growth slowed more than expected. Malaysia's riggit also tumbled, dropping 1.3 percent to 3.6100 per dollar as its markets reopened having been closed on Monday. Pakistan was one of the few in Asia to get a boost. Its credit rating outlook was upgraded to B- positive from B- stable by Standard and Poor's in a nod to the improved political stability in recent months. [ID: ] "They (S&P) have confirmed the B- so they probably need to see another six months or so of political stability before upgrading," said Jefferies economist Richard Segal. Emerging Markets Prices from Reuters Equities Latest Net Chg % Chg % Chg on year Morgan Stanley Emrg Mkt Indx 1043.76 -4.44 -0.42 +9.14 Czech Rep 1030.76 +1.74 +0.17 +8.88 Poland 2524.09 +1.00 +0.04 +8.99 Hungary 22786.16 +232.13 +1.03 +36.99 Romania 7645.16 +43.20 +0.57 +7.94 Greece 810.81 -15.23 -1.84 -1.86 Russia 1045.25 +15.94 +1.55 +32.19 South Africa 48459.08 +15.87 +0.03 +10.21 Turkey 84300.40 +281.48 +0.34 -1.66 China 4298.37 -182.10 -4.06 +32.88 India 27429.30 -61.29 -0.22 -0.25 For GRAPHIC on emerging market FX performance 2015, see http://link.reuters.com/jus35t For GRAPHIC on MSCI emerging index performance 2015, see http://link.reuters.com/weh36s For GRAPHIC on MSCI emerging Europe performance 2015, see http://link.reuters.com/jun28s For GRAPHIC on MSCI frontier index performance 2015, see http://link.reuters.com/zyh97s For CENTRAL EUROPE market report, see For TURKISH market report, see For RUSSIAN market report, see ) (Additional reporting by Samuel Shen in Shanghai; Editing by Tom Heneghan)

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    German e-commerce company Rocket Internet on Tuesday reported that the loan portfolio value of its investments has risen by 2.0 billion euros since its initial public offering last October due in part to its push into online takeaway delivery. Europe's biggest Internet company said full year 2014 sales of 104.0 million euros compared to 72.5 million euros in 2013.

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    Mexican construction conglomerate Elementia, part-owned by tycoon Carlos Slim, still expects to go public this year after market volatility caused it to miss a launch target, the company said on Monday. "We think that the volatility has diminished, which means that we'll probably be ready to do it in the next six months," said Fernando Ruiz, who became chief executive in February.

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    Mexican conglomerate Alfa has sought permission to launch an initial public offering for its auto parts unit Nemak, Mexico's stock exchange said in a statement on Monday. Monterrey-based Alfa said last year it was considering listing shares in Nemak, which produces aluminum parts for the car industry.