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US tech drop fires warning shot at Europe ECM


The resilience of capital markets in the face of the coronavirus pandemic has encouraged equity issuers and sellers to bring an abundance of IPOs, rights issues and block trades this autumn. Indices have bounced since their March nadir but their vulnerability — and that of ECM activity — to the tech stocks that have driven the rebound was made stark this week when the Nasdaq index fell more than 10% in two days, write Sam Kerr and Aidan Gregory.

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