Tag Archives: Japan

Financial Daily Dose 1.6.2020 | Top Story: Oil Futures Jump as Concerns Deepen Over Mideast Volatility

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 6, 2020

And we’re back at it in 2020. Let’s get caught up . . . Oil jumped for a second straight day, with futures near $70/barrel as fallout from the U.S.’s drone-strike assassination of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani continues to raise “the prospect of disruptions in the world’s most important oil-producing region” – Bloomberg and MarketWatch and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.06.2019 | Top Story: Aramco Prices Shares at High-end of Range That Would Value Company at $1.7 trillion

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 6, 2019

Saudi Aramco has priced its offering at the high end of its range, setting the company up to raise more than $25 billion and value the company at nearly $1.7 trillion—all part of what promises to make this the world’s biggest IPO ever  – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and Law360 Jobs Report Friday! Here’s … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.26.2019 | Top Story: Juul Labs and EBay join WeWork in Replacing CEOs This Week

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 26, 2019

This week’s CEO exodus continues, with Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns taking a hike in the midst of “public and regulatory outrage over the soaring use of teenage vaping.” Altria exec KC Crosthwaite will replace Burns. Altria, the “major tobacco company that owns a 35 percent stake in Juul,” revealed on this week that it … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.24.2019 | Top Story: UK High Court Rules PM’s Suspension of Parliament Illegal

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 24, 2019

Prorogate this, Boris. In an “unprecedented” ruling, the UK’s supreme court deemed the Prime Minister’s Brexit-driven suspension of Parliament “unlawful, void and of no effect” this morning and called on the body to reconvene “as soon as possible” – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ 178-year-old British travel company Thomas Cook went belly-up yesterday, stranding some … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.17.2019 | Top Story: WeWork to Delay Planned IPO Until at Least October

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 17, 2019

Shared office-space company WeWork, which had committed to moving forward with its planned IPO this week despite recent turmoil, appears likely to postpone the offering until at least October in an effort to shore up its sinking valuation – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ and Barron’s Additional reaction (market and otherwise) to Sunday’s attacks on … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.26.2019 | Top Story: Amgen to Pay More Than $13 Billion for Otezla

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 26, 2019

Amgen will pay $13.4 billion in cash to buy psoriasis treatment Otezla, a deal that will “pave the way for Bristol-Myers Squibb to complete its acquisition of Celgene” by addressing “regulatory concerns over their union” – WSJ Fed Chair Powell seemed to hit just about all the right notes in Jackson Hole on Friday (with … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.16.2019 | Top Story: Regulators Raise National Security Concerns About Facebook’s Libra Crypto

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 16, 2019

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is the latest prominent government official to express concerns about Facebook’s coming Libra launch. Speaking at a briefing yesterday, Mnuchin focused on national security issues related to the planned cryptocurrency – WSJ and Bloomberg and Law360 Facebook will have a chance to address those (and many other) matters during Senate Banking … Continue reading

Your daily dose of financial news

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 21, 2016

Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf admitted that the illegal sham-account-creation activity at the heart of its recent SEC fine may have begun earlier than first reported – NYTimes and WSJ The WF episode has also exposed gaps in the US regulatory teamwork—as best exemplified by the DOJ’s uber-late … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 11, 2015

Strong US retail numbers for May are in, marking the best 3-month streak of gains in years and helping to offset declines from December through February – WSJ Subprime auto lending has popped up as an area of concern frequently over the past year, and the CFPB is looking to address at least a portion … Continue reading