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United Investors Aren't Pleased; Stock Falls as China Fumes Over Booted Passenger
Capital Markets
The man who wouldn’t leave the plane just won’t go away. Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE: UAL) were down more than 4 percent in early trading on Tuesday as outrage spread over the violent removal of a man identified as David Dao, a doctor, from a United jet preparing to depart Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Sunday. Video of
Crouching Donald, Paper Tiger
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BERKELEY – Donald Trump’s comments about China during the US presidential campaign didn’t exactly bolster high hopes for Sino-American relations once he was elected. Trump denounced China for “taking our jobs,” and “[stealing] hundreds of billions of dollars in our intellectual property.” He repeatedly accused China of manipulating its currency. The low point came last May, when Trump warned his
United Airlines Has Quite the PR Disaster on its Hands
Capital Markets
Just last week Pepsi endured an embarrassing backlash over an excessively tone-deaf commercial starring Kendall Jenner that tried to weave resistance movements like Black Lives Matters into a story about how a can of Pepsi can bridge the gap between protesters and police and bring all of America together in perfect harmony. It's hard to overstate how horribly Pepsi's commercial
Wall Street Knows What Teens Like
Capital Markets
If you’ve recently found yourself frustrated by trying to decipher the mind of an American teenager, Piper Jaffray has some good news. A recent survey of 5,500 teens revealed exactly what teens like, and the answer is simple: Chick-fil-A, Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). While marketers scramble to appeal to the maturing Millennial generation, the younger
Emerging Monetary Divergence
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SUMMARY Emerging Monetary Divergence When It Comes To Debt, How Long is Too Long? “Soft” Data versus “Hard” Data Over the last decade, a combination of unprecedented global financial integration and unconventional monetary policy in global financial centers created new challenges for central banks in emerging markets (EM). Faced with the ebbs and flows of capital that followed changes in
Standard Life Consolidates Greater China Units
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Edinburgh-based insurer Standard Life will sell its Hong Kong subsidiary to its mainland Chinese joint venture. Heng An Standard Life Insurance, the buyer, is a 50-50 joint venture set up by Standard Life in 2003 with Tianjin TEDA International. The purchase of Hong Kong-based Standard Life (Asia), set up in 1999, is subject to regulatory approval and may take up
Tesla Briefly Became the Most Valuable Auto Maker in the U.S on Monday
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A week after overtaking Ford as the second-most valuable auto maker in the U.S. according to stock value, Tesla briefly overtook General Motors on Monday for the top spot, the Wall Street Journal reports. As the Journal notes, shares in Tesla rose to $313.73 before noon, which pushed the company’s market capitalization to $51.17 billion and higher than GM's market cap of
Wells Fargo Docks an Extra $75M in Compensation From Two Execs at Center of Scandal
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Wells Fargo's board on Monday released a 113-page report on last year's massive banking scandal, laying the majority of the blame on two top former executives who will lose out on an additional $75 million in compensation for their roles in allowing the deceptive practices to occur. John Stumpf, the former chief executive, and Carrie Tolstedt, the former head of
China Debt Problem Is Massive at $35 Trillion, on Par With Greece
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Chinese debt collapse ahead? Watch out as the risks have not gone away warns one big bank. China is the key to the world economy, a Macquarie Research report points out. In fact, it is the only country that can reflate the world economy. With a debt to GDP pegged at near 300%, the report notes that China can do
A Look at Liquidity
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Liquidity is a hard-to-define concept that often only comes to the fore during challenging market environments. This makes it understandable that market participants may view issues of liquidity with some trepidation. As fundamental bottom-up stock pickers at Matthews Asia, we analyze businesses from across the liquidity spectrum. It is, therefore, important for us to consider and mitigate the associated risks