Market electrified as RBS fails to deny rumours of rights issue

  • 18 Apr 2008

Speculation was rife last night that Royal Bank of Scotland was preparing to launch a very large rights issue to strengthen its strained balance sheet.

RBS did not deny the reports, but would only give this official statement: "RBS notes recent speculation about a possible rights issue. RBS confirms ...

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5 BNP Paribas 1,742.18 7 4.38%

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