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the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)

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financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares

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It is interesting to note that a strong impression was created at the time of the two floatations that the PTC proceeds would not be used to meet the budgetary deficits of the government.
But in a country where the stock ownership spread is very small and the people are not used to massive capital floatations, the poor response was understandable.
Empirical evidence of this paucity of knowledge was the bungle bearer certificate floatation advertised in the US a few years ago which brought a great embarrassment for the government.
The basic issue was whether h was an appropriate time to go for floatation in the international market.
Its initial public offering - IPO - hailed by bankers as the deal of the year - comes after a flurry of eleventh hour decisions to axe floatations, with Moneybookers.