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China's European Acquisitions Multiply
Capital Markets
Chinese buyers tripled their acquisitions of companies in both the UK and Germany between 2014 and last year, according to new data. As a result, Asian investors accounted for 14% of inbound merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in both countries in 2016, said Livingstone Partners, an M&A and debt advisory firm. However, fears about ceding control of key industries to
Why Would President Trump Leak His Own Tax Return?
Capital Markets
Last night’s overhyped reveal of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns last night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show raised more questions than it answered. Sure, we now know that he paid $38 million in taxes on earnings of $153 million that year. But overall it was not at all embarrassing for the president, and it didn’t expose any of
Big Winner of Intel-Mobileye Deal: Blackberry?
Capital Markets
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC)'s surprising $15.3 billion buyout of Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY) was good news for Mobileye shareholders. However, the deal immediately sparked market speculation that it could also be a major positive for Blackberry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY). While most traders associate Blackberry with smartphones, the company’s rebranding efforts in recent years have focused on security and software. One
The Fed Raises Rates Again
Capital Markets
As expected, the Federal Reserve has decided to raise interest rates by .25 percentage points, Chairwoman Janet Yellen announced in a press conference on Wednesday. This marks the third time that the Fed has raised rates since the financial crisis, bringing the benchmark rate between 0.75 percent and 1 percent. "The economy continues to expand at a moderate pace. Solid income gains
Yext Joins Select Group of New York Startups to File an IPO
Capital Markets
After a moribund IPO market in 2016, many investors and analysts saw Snap Inc.'s buzzworthy public offering as the kind of jolt that could jumpstart the market in 2017. And now, less than two weeks after Snap made its trading debut, another startup has filed an IPO, but this time the offering is coming from Silicon Alley. Yext, a New York City-based
How to Pick the Right Marijuana Stocks
Capital Markets
Benzinga recently spoke with investment banker and President of cannabis advisory firm Electrum Partners, Leslie Bocskor, about how CEOs in the marijuana industry could navigate market volatility in times of regulatory uncertainty. The key to succeeding in such an enterprise is that execs stick to their focus and their business, do their research, “get engaged in government relations” and find
Asian Markets in Front This Year
Capital Markets
Korea and China are the world's top-performing markets so far this year, according to index provider MSCI. The company's single-country index for Korea returned 11% in the first two months of the year, while the China index returned 10.6%. In contrast, the MSCI All World Country Index returned 5.7% in the same period. The Korean index is notable for also
Intel Inherits Mobileye's Problems
Capital Markets
Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research was likely very surprised to learn of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC)'s $15 billion acquisition of Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY) - a company he previously referred to as a "hyper-inflated" stock that shouldn't be worth more than $10 a share. Intel disagrees with Chowdhry's assessment and is willing to pay north of $60 per share
Marissa Mayer Will Soon Get $23 Million to No Longer Be CEO of Yahoo
Capital Markets
When Verizon finalizes its deal to acquire Yahoo - which, honestly, seems like it will always be about to happen without ever happening - Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's perpetually beleaguered CEO, will receive a $23-million golden parachute upon her exit, according to the company's latest regulatory filing. The filing also confirmed what everyone suspected: Mayer will only stay on as CEO until the Verizon
Elon Musk Promises to Solve Australia's Energy Crisis in 100 Days With a Money-Back Guarantee
Capital Markets
Australia is months away from a major energy crisis. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, there may not be enough electricity to power every home and business in South Australia next summer. Cue Elon Musk, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA)'s eccentric CEO and visionary, to the rescue. Musk, along with his cousin Lyndon Rive — who was the CEO of Tesla's