Tag Archives: China

Financial Daily Dose 3.23.2020 | Top Story: The Fallout of COVID-19 Continues

BY: Juvian Hernandez | March 23, 2020

The fallout of COVID-19 continues: “S&P 500 futures fell nearly 4%;” the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes fell to 0.788%; Brent crude fell by 4.6%; the stimulus and fiscal relief package hit a roadblock in the Senate; and the US’s COVID-19 infections jumped 10x from just a week ago. – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes For more on oil … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.5.2020 | Top Story: HP Rejects Xerox’s Hostile Takeover Bid

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 5, 2020

HP has officially rejected Xerox’s enhanced takeover bid, again calling the offer “too low” and decrying its “disproportionate[] benefit” for Xerox shareholders – WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch A new House of Representatives report reveals that in 2018, a top-ranking CFPB official “privately offered reassurances” to interim Wells Fargo CEO C. Allen Parker that there … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.24.2020 | Top Story: Wells Fargo to Pay $3 Billion to Resolve DOJ and SEC Investigations

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 24, 2020

Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay a total of $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil investigations by the DOJ and SEC. Wells Fargo admitted “that it took millions in wrongful fees and interest, misused customer information and damaged customer credit ratings” in pursuit of sales growth. – Law360 U.S. equity futures slip as coronavirus … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.20.2020 | Top Story: Fed Minutes Show Central Bank Happy With Economy, Worried About Coronavirus

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 20, 2020

Newly released minutes from the Fed’s January meeting show central bankers preoccupied with global risks, including the still-growing economic impact of the coronavirus, while still taking a wait-and-see approach to any deviation from its current rate stasis – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch In other virus-related news, the SEC is urging US-listed companies with operations … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.19.2020 | Top Story: Arguments Begin Regarding Facebook’s 2010 Tax Bill

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 19, 2020

On Tuesday, a U.S. federal tax court began hearing arguments regarding Facebook’s 2010 tax bill. The IRS valued Facebook at $13.8 billion, while Facebook reported only $6.5 billion. The final tally could potentially cost Zuck’s baby between $5-9 billion, depending on the ruling’s impact on future tax calculations and penalties. – Law 360 The U.S. District … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.18.2020 | Top Story: Apple Cuts Revenue Expectations and HSBC Axes Jobs as Coronavirus Infects Business Outlook

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 18, 2020

Apple announced that the coronavirus outbreak that’s brought Chinese manufacturing to a near-standstill and continues to spread around the world will affect its quarterly sales expectations.  The news makes Apple “one of the first companies to publicly disclose the extent of the chain effect from China and the virus on the business world” – NYTimes … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.14.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Wins Injunction of JEDI Cloud-Computing Contract

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 14, 2020

In a massive win for Amazon (because, again, Jeff NEEDS it), Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith has granted the company’s motion for an injunction halting Microsoft’s work on the $10 billion cloud-computing JEDI contract for the Pentagon that it beat out Amazon for during the pendency of AWS’s challenge to the awarding of … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.12.2020 | Top Story: Big Tech Antitrust Update

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 12, 2020

Big-Tech/Antitrust Update: the FTC has demanded information from Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Alphabet Inc. regarding acquisitions of small firms over the past 10 years that may have been too small to trigger antitrust review. This analysis of Big Tech’s “kill zones” may lead to future changes in how the FTC … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.11.2020 | Top Story: DOJ Indicts Four from Chinese Army Over 2017 Equifax Cyberattack

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 11, 2020

The DOJ has announced charges against four members of China’s military related to the 2017 cyberattack on credit-reporting agency Equifax, the breach that revealed “trade secrets and the personal data of about 145 million Americans.”  The indictment places the Equifax episode in a broader scheme by the Chinese army and intelligence services to steal data … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.7.2020 | Top Story: Credit Suisse CEO Tiam Out in Wake of Corporate Spying Scandal

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 7, 2020

Credit Suisse’s CEO Tidjane Thiam is out, to be succeeded next week by longtime company vet Thomas Gottstein. Thaim appeared to have ridden out the corporate spying scandal involving a former employee last year, and he had delivered relatively solid results as the Swiss bank moved away from investment banking and more into wealth management. … Continue reading