Snap expected to lead wave of 2017 tech IPOs – Article – BNN

More than a dozen expected stock offerings of relatively obscure software firms targeting business customers – little-known names such as Apttus, Tintri and Okta – could be essential to potentially raising billions in a long-frozen IPO market.

Source: Snap expected to lead wave of 2017 tech IPOs – Article – BNN

Italy criticizes ECB over Monte Paschi capital decision – Article – BNN

The European Central Bank should have explained more clearly why it nearly doubled its estimated capital shortfall for the ailing Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank, which is being bailed out by the state, Italy’s economy minister said.

Source: Italy criticizes ECB over Monte Paschi capital decision – Article – BNN

Why housing pessimism is hurting the Canadian dollar – Article – BNN

“The Great Canadian Short – short the banks, short the housing-related stocks – that may be slipping into the dollar as well but I think we are putting a lot of long-term economic hopes on short-term phenomenon,” Lyle Stein, senior portfolio manager at Vestcap Investment Management, told BNN early Wednesday.

Source: Why housing pessimism is hurting the Canadian dollar – Article – BNN