Tag Archives: Deutsche Bank

Financial Daily Dose 7.11.2019 | Top Story: Fed Chair Primes Markets for July Rate Cut

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 11, 2019

The big takeaway from Day 1 of Fed Chair Powell’s Congressional testimony is that a July rate cut is still definitely on the table, despite last week’s strong US jobs numbers.  As the Times puts it, “That the Fed is considering a rate cut a moment when the United States economy is strong and job … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.9.2019 | Top Story: Deutsche Bank Cuts 18,000 Jobs Globally

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 9, 2019

Lots more details on what turned out to be something of a bloodbath for Deutsche Bank employees around the world, with the bank starting to make good yesterday on its plans to cut nearly 18,000 employees worldwide – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and Marketplace and Law360 All of which is really a Deutsche Bank … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.8.2019 | Top Story: Friday’s Solid Jobs Report Prompts Rate-Cut Concerns

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 8, 2019

We managed to miss Jobs Report Friday because of the holiday break, so here’s the lowdown on a very strong set of numbers—224,000 jobs added—and the seemingly incongruous market reaction to the good news (it’s all about the Fed and interest rates, my friends) – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Marketplace Turkey’s … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.1.2019 | Top Story: US and China Pledge to Resume Trade Talks

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 1, 2019

The US and China agreed to resume trade talks after a  7-week hiatus, “averting for now an escalation of their multibillion-dollar tariff war that has roiled global markets and threatened the future of the world’s two largest economies.” An easing of the White House’s Huawei restrictions and China’s agreement to “buy a ‘tremendous amount’ of … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.25.2019 | Top Story: Allergan and AbbVie Combine Forces in $63 Billion Deal

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 25, 2019

Massive pharma news to start the day, with AbbVie announcing that it’s reached a deal to buy Allergan for roughly $63 billion. The tie-up is seen as giving AbbVie a “dominant position in the $8 billion-plus market for Botox and other beauty drugs” is it “braces for the end of patent protection for the world’s … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.11.2019 | Top Story: Opioid Maker Insys Files for Chapter 11 Protection

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 11, 2019

Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, which just last week agreed to pay $225 million to “settle a federal investigation into the marketing practices for its powerful fentanyl painkiller,” has filed for bankruptcy protection, announcing that it will continue operating while putting together a plan to pay its creditors – NYTimes and WSJ and Law360 More details … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 25, 2019

Facebook revealed on Wednesday that it’s expecting a one-time $3 to 5 billion FTC fine over privacy violations, an amount that would be a “record penalty for a technology company by the agency.” In preparation, Zuck & co. have set aside $3 billion for the charge while announcing north of $15 billion in Q1 revenue … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 31, 2019

The Fed wrapped its January meetings yesterday with the expected news that it would leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged and the less-guaranteed report that it was hitting the pause button on future rate hikes (aka, it’s taking a “patient stance” on rates) – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes and MarketWatch The latest on the … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 29, 2018

Unbowed by personal attacks from the White House, Fed Chair Jerome Powell delivered remarks to the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday that markets used as an excuse to jump nearly 600 points by the closing bell.  The thrilling language from Mr. Powell? The benchmark rate is “just below” a neutral level (in contrast … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 1, 2018

Jobs Friday again. Here’s what to look for in the numbers – WSJ An early look at the reaction from allies Canada, Mexico, and the EU to this week’s announcement from the White House that it was moving forward with steel and aluminum tariffs against these US trading partners – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg … Continue reading