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Analysts gear up for another heady year of IPOs

They cite deep pipeline of securities filings and note that global events failed to disrupt US IPO applecart in 2014

Chinese Internet marketplace Alibaba emerged as a key player behind New York's banner year after the company in September became the biggest IPO in history, raising US$22 billion.

New York

WALL Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings (IPOs) since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.

Activity was "uninterrupted" and proved largely immune to forces that at times...

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