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Top finance stories from the week of October 5

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Just six days after Morgan Stanley closed on its all-stock E-Trade acquisition, the Wall Street bank said this week that it will buy asset manager Eaton Vance in a deal valued at $7 billion. 

Rebecca Ungarino took a look at why Morgan Stanley’s bid for the storied asset manager gives it a leg up on rivals and signals more deals to come across the industry. She and Bradley Saacks also mapped out 4 asset-management firms that could be the next target as consolidation pressures mount and other banks likewise look for steady businesses to counterbalance more volatile activities like trading. 

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IDLC Finance to issue Tk500C zero-coupon bonds

The bond issuance is also subject to the approval of the regulatory authorities — the Bangladesh Bank and Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC)

IDLC Finance Limited, a publicly traded company, on Sunday decided to issue unsecured non-convertible zero-coupon bonds worth Tk500 crore with four-years tenure.

According to an official disclosure posted by the company on Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) website on the day, the non-banking financial institution will issue the bond only through private placement.

The bond issuance is also subject to the approval of the regulatory authorities — the Bangladesh Bank and Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC).

The share price of IDLC closed at Tk56.60 each on Sunday with a loss of 1.22% on the Dhaka bourse.

The company’s sponsor-directors hold 56.66% shares, institutes 21.24%, foreign shareholders 11.34% and general shareholders 10.76% as of August 31, 2020.

The company was listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange in

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