Tag Archives: UK

Financial Daily Dose 2.13.2020 | Top Story: Britain Investigates Ties Between Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Staley

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 13, 2020

UK regulators are probing ties between disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Jes Staley. The bank’s board is so far standing 100% with Staley, who has expressed “regret” over his relationship with Epstein – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ Meanwhile, in an effort to push Facebook and other social media giants toward self-policing, a … 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 2.5.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Joins Trillion-Dollar Market Cap Club

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 5, 2020

Amazon closed out the trading day yesterday as an official member of the $1 trillion club for the first time. Because Jeff really needed a win, folks. The company joins Microsoft, Alphabet, and Apple in that rarified “four-comma club” – Bloomberg and MarketWatch NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange has submitted a takeover offer for eBay Inc. … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.27.2020 | Top Story: Apple Stock Has Surged Over 2019, Consumers Divided on Future

BY: Juvian Hernandez | January 27, 2020

Apple stock has surged over the past year, but consumers are divided over the stock price’s future. Apple’s software services and hardware products create an identity crisis that impacts the company’s future valuations. – WSJ and Bloomberg Under Armour finds itself behind its competitors as consumers move toward athleisure. – NYT Attorneys general and the Justice Department are … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.19.2019 | Top Story: Uber Settles With EEOC Over “Culture of Sexual Harassment” Allegations

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 19, 2019

So . . . financial news.  Amiright? Ride-hailing company Uber has resolved EEOC charges related to its alleged “culture of sexual harassment” and will “start a $4.4 million class fund to compensate victims of sexual harassment or retaliation from as early as Jan. 1, 2014” – WSJ and MarketWatch and Law360 and NYTimes A hacked … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.18.2019 | Top Story: Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot Boards Agree to $50 Billion Merger

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 18, 2019

Fiat Chrysler and rival Peugeot have agreed to binding merger terms that, if approved by US and European regulators, would create a “$50 billion auto giant that would rank among the world’s largest car companies by sales” – WSJ and MarketWatch Freshly emboldened by a sizeable win in last week’s general election, UK PM Boris … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.13.2019 | Top Story: US Announces Phase One Trade Agreement With China, But No Confirmation From Chinese

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 13, 2019

The US and China have reportedly reached an initial agreement on the “final terms of a phase one trade deal, moving both countries closer to signing a pact that” the White House originally announced in October and averting new December tariffs. Under those terms, the U.S. would “slash the overall rate on the tariffs . … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.12.2019 | Top Story: Fed Holds Rates Steady And Looks to Stay There

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 12, 2019

As expected, the Fed kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday while also signaling that “they would wait to see how the economy fared before making another move” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch Aramco shares surged upon hitting markets on Wednesday, but “the stock offering fell short of the royal family’s goal of … 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 11.06.2019 | Top Story: Walgreens Boots Working With PE Firms to Go Private

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 6, 2019

Bloomberg is reporting that Walgreens Boots is weighing a potential deal “to take the company private in what could become the largest leveraged buyout in history.” PE firms like KKR are apparently in the mix to assist in the funding – Bloomberg and MarketWatch Meanwhile, Xerox is mulling over a “cash-stock offer for the $27 … Continue reading