Tesco Thai property float soars

The property fund of Tesco's Thai unit jumped nearly 10 per cent in its trading debut yesterday as investors who were shut out of Thailand's largest IPO in six years scrambled to get a piece of the high-yielding security. The IPO raised about £378.8m, the biggest in Thailand since 2006, but the supply of units fell far short of the demand, according to bankers involved in the transaction.