“Britain plans to make it easier for technology firms to list their shares in London, the government said on Thursday, in an attempt to stem the flow of high-growth companies heading across the Atlantic in search of capital.”
Interesting. Countries in a competition to keep their tech wizards at home. But how important are stock markets for innovation? And nation-states?
via Diigo http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/09/20/uk-ipo-tech-idUKBRE88J0AP20120920
While I’m writing this, we’re covering a 1.96 billion euro ($2.56 billion) bid by US-based cable operator Liberty Global for the shares in Belgian peer Telenet it did not already own. There is quite some discussion here in Belgium about the transfer of important corporate decision centers to other countries such as the US. Globalization and nation-states, it remains an interesting combination.