As SVB Financial Group wrestled with a capital shortfall and the prospect of a downgrade to its credit rating last week, it went to Goldman Sachs Group Inc and worked out an unusual two-part plan, according to people familiar with the discussions. The investment bank would buy a $21.5 billion bond portfolio from SVB to […]<
Shares of listed Chinese companies that count Ant Group as a major shareholder rose on Monday after announcements that Ant founder Jack Ma is giving up control of the fintech giant following an overhaul. Hong Kong-listed shares of Ma’s Alibaba jumped 7 percent. Shares of Longshine Technology Group Co Ltd, Jilin Zhengyuan, Shanghai Golden Bridge […]
Taiwan’s exports in December likely dropped from a year earlier for the fourth month in a row amid fears of a global recession, uncertainties due to the war in Ukraine, and COVID-19 controls in China, according to a Reuters poll. Taiwan, a global hub for chip production and a key supplier to Apple Inc, is […]
The telecoms industry has been one of the most profitable for centuries. In some corners of the world, there are ongoing battles over the markets, such as Verizon vs AT&T. In the U.S., only a handful of telcos have decent coverage. As a result, these companies have almost monopolized the markets and set the most […]
Canada’s main stock index slumped to a five-week low on Thursday, with the technology and materials groups leading broad-based declines, as investors were unable to see a clear endpoint for Federal Reserve interest rate hikes. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index ended down 291.02 points, or 1.5 percent, at 19,600.63, its lowest closing level […]
Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its losing streak to four sessions, as skittish investors fretted over Federal Reserve rate hikes and further talk of a looming recession. Meta Platforms Inc dragged down markets, with its shares sliding 6.8 percent following reports that European Union regulators have ruled the company […]
People worry that the ‘tech bubble‘ will likely burst right in front of them. Rightfully so. This year, tech shares are down more than 30 percent, and private firms are experiencing confidence-shattering down rounds. In contrast, cryptocurrency exchanges like Celsius declare bankruptcy as prices of cryptocurrencies plummet. And FTX is taking the whole crypto market […]
African e-commerce firm Jumia Technologies said on Wednesday it was past peak losses and would focus on promotions, marketing and cost cutting in its quest towards profitability, driving its shares up 16 percent despite a wider quarterly loss. Jumia is an online marketplace for vendors and food sellers, with associated services including logistics and payments. […]
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