Frontrunning: July 28

Frontrunning: July 28

Fed Officials May Offer More Clarity on Rates (WSJ)
Stocks rebound, shrugging off volatile and weak China (Reuters)
Three-Day Selloff Knocks 11% From China Shares (WSJ)
China shares fall again as Beijing scrambles to calm markets (Reuters)
VAT hikes to make Greek destination less popular (Kathimerini)
Varoufakis – Something is rotten with the eurozone’s hideous restrictions on sovereignty (FT)
EU denies Varoufakis ‘tax control’ claims (FT)
Allergan signals appetite for new mega deal after $41bn disposal (FT)
Heta Law Wiping Out Junior Debt Declared Unconstitutional (BBG)
NATO backs Turkey’s fight against Islamic State (Reuters)
Pell Grants to Be Restored for Prisoners (WSJ)
Japan Banks May Lend $810 Million to Nikkei to Buy FT (BBG)
Clock Is Ticking for Time Inc.’s CEO (WSJ)
Hedge-Fund Billionaires Bet on London as Revival Gathers Pace (BBG)
BP Has Worst Profit in 10 Years on Libya Write-Off, Trading (BBG)
A World Where Man Beats Machine (BBG)
DuPont profit falls 12 pct, cuts full-year outlook on weak farm sales (Reuters)
Husky Energy, Canada’s No.3 integrated oil company, reported 81% fall in profit (Reuters)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

* The Obama administration plans to restore federal funding for prison inmates to take college courses, a potentially controversial move that comes amid a broader push to overhaul the criminal justice system. (http://on.wsj.com/1IDgh7h)

* The National Security Agency will destroy the telephone records of millions of Americans it has collected over almost 10 years once it has resolved pending litigation and implemented a new surveillance law. (http://on.wsj.com/1Kv0jcK)

* When Mylan NV moved its legal home to the Netherlands it gained not just tax savings, but a Dutch corporate rule book that gave it more levers to resist takeovers, such as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ $40 billion proposal. (http://on.wsj.com/1IpYKxp)

* Procter & Gamble Co is expected to soon name David Taylor as CEO, succeeding A.G. Lafley, who came out of retirement to take a second stint running the company. (http://on.wsj.com/1I5Yekt)

* With its decision to end auto production in the United States, Mitsubishi Motors Corp has become the latest second-tier car maker to shift its focus away from crowded, mature markets to smaller emerging economies. (http://on.wsj.com/1Ku8ZD9)

FT

Online gambling firm GVC Holdings returned on Monday with a new 1 billion-pound ($1.56 billion) bid for rival Bwin.party Digital Entertainment, looking to trump a recently accepted offer from 888 Holdings Plc.

Marwyn Value Investors Ltd, the group that brought companies including Peppa Pig rights owner Entertainment One to the public markets, is launching an Aim-listed acquisition vehicle called Gloo Networks to buy media companies valued at up to 1 billion pounds ($1.56 billion).

Deliveroo, an early-stage UK start-up that delivers takeaways from high-end restaurants, has raised $70 million to expand internationally, valuing the London-based company at $315m, according to one person familiar with the matter.

NYT

* Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has found a neat exit from its Mylan NV mess. Teva, an Israeli pharmaceutical firm, had been locked in a bitter battle to take over Mylan. Now it has agreed to buy the generic business from Allergan Plc for $40.5 billion. (http://nyti.ms/1evy6Hb)

* Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could pay up to $105 million in addition to giving authority to an independent monitor to oversee safety operations, buying back defective vehicles and paying consumers to participate in a Jeep recall. (http://nyti.ms/1Jr8qIO)

* Comcast Corp and Discovery Communications Inc announced Monday that they had reached a multiyear agreement over the fees Comcast pays to carry Discovery networks. (http://nyti.ms/1I61Xyh)

* McGraw Hill Financial Inc, the owner of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and S&P Capital IQ, said on Monday that it had agreed to buy the financial data and information provider SNL Financial for $2.2 billion in cash. (http://nyti.ms/1JMTYq9)

Canada

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

** Veteran corporate director James Baillie has resigned from the board of Home Capital Group Inc, just days before the company is expected to shed light on the sudden drop in its new mortgage business in the second quarter of the year. The company said it plans to announce a new director in the third quarter of the year. (http://bit.ly/1ewg0EZ)

** TransAlta Corp deliberately timed outages at power plants in Alberta at peak times in order to drive up electricity prices, the province’s utilities commission said in a ruling on Monday. The Alberta Utilities Commission launched an investigation after the market surveillance administrator alleged that the company manipulated the electricity market. (http://bit.ly/1GXCzct)

** Flight simulator manufacturer CAE Inc is selling its mining division, the Montreal-based company said on Monday. It said Constellation Software Inc has acquired its CAE Mining unit for an undisclosed amount. (http://bit.ly/1h29rMc)

NATIONAL POST

** Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp announced changes on Monday that will make it easier for homeowners to rent out their residences and qualify for a loan. The Crown corporation, which controls a majority of the mortgage default insurance market, says that starting Sept. 28 homeowners will able to count all the income from rental units when qualifying for a loan. (http://bit.ly/1h2auvx)

** Despite weak oil prices and a slowdown in oilfield activity, PrairieSky Royalty Ltd was able to grow its revenue by 31 percent between the first and the second quarter. PrairieSky, which recently marked a year since being spun out from Encana Corp in a massive initial public offering, reported revenue of C$71.8 million ($55.2 million) for the second quarter on Monday. (http://bit.ly/1h2aUSD)

Hong Kong

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

– A breakthrough study by the University of Hong Kong has found two existing drugs, which are being used to treat HIV and sclerosis, offer the best hope of beating the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus that has claimed hundreds of lives globally since its emergence three years ago. (bit.ly/1S9Z6hO)

– Chinese venture firm GSR Capital has launched a $5 billion fund devoted to buying up Western technology, internet and biotech firms that are looking to enter the Chinese market. Its chairman Sunny Wu Shen Chun said the new fund will either buy-out or acquire a minority stake in target enterprises through a combination of equity and leveraged debt. (bit.ly/1Ktsk4w)

THE STANDARD

– There will be no reshuffling of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s Cabinet in the last two years of his term, a source said. This comes after the shock departure of Tsang Tak-sing, the former home affairs secretary, and Paul Tang Kwok-wai, who resigned as secretary for the civil service last week. (bit.ly/1MSPzFl)

– One in every six housewives will gladly swap brooms and cooking pots for a desk, a government survey has found. Hong Kong women spend 2.7 hours daily taking care of the family while only 10 percent of men do housework. (bit.ly/1D7bBUy)

MING PAO DAILY

– DBS Hong Kong posted an 11 percent rise in first-half net profit thanks to growth in brokerage and wealth management businesses, but investors’ cautious approach on investment is set to affect its business in the third quarter, according to Chief Financial Officer Chan Nap-shan.

Britain

The Times

FACTORIES STRUGGLE TO SHAKE OFF BURDEN OF STRONG POUND

Order books for British manufacturers grew at their slowest rate in two years this month as exports continued to struggle in the face of the strong pound, according to a key industry survey. (http://thetim.es/1Io33Vq)

The Guardian

NORTHERN IRELAND DENIED EXTRA WELFARE AID AHEAD OF US STORMONT TALKS

Northern Ireland will not receive any extra finance to cushion the impact of welfare reforms that could destabilise power sharing in the region, cabinet minister Theresa Villiers warned, ahead of separate trips to Washington this week for two politicians with opposing views on the province’s economic future. (http://bit.ly/1Io3fUB)

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TURNING TO MORE PRIVATE MONEY FOR PUBLIC PROJECTS

The Scottish government is turning to increased private-sector funding to pay for a multi-billion-pound spending programme after a Brussels ruling that has delayed major public projects in Scotland. (http://bit.ly/1Io3rDo)

The Telegraph

ECB WARNED TO PUMP MORE MONEY TO SAVE EURO ZONE AS VAROUFAKIS DENIES HACKING INTO GREEK TAX SYSTEM

The European Central Bank should stand ready to use the full force of its financial fire power to stop the euro zone from falling into renewed turmoil in the wake of the Greek crisis, according to the International Monetary Fund. (http://bit.ly/1Io47ss)

BARCLAYS ‘MAY HAVE TO RAISE 5 BLN STG TO KEEP UP WITH RIVALS’

Barclays Plc may have to ask investors for more money to bolster its capital levels, just two years after last tapping shareholders for funds. The bank could need as much as 5 billion pounds ($7.78 billion), analysts at Bernstein Research said, as it has fallen behind rivals. (http://bit.ly/1Io4d3g)

Sky News

HSBC FACES THREAT OF FTSE EXIT OVER HQ REVIEW

Sky News has learnt that HSBC Holdings Plc, which announced in April that it was launching a formal review of its domicile, has been discussing with its advisers the implications of an enforced ejection from the FTSE-100. (http://bit.ly/1MvUPBE)

MERS FEARS CLOSE MANCHESTER A&E DEPARTMENT

Two suspected cases of the respiratory virus MERS have forced A&E at Manchester Royal Infirmary to close for several hours. The patients were isolated for tests and treatment before the department reopened. (http://bit.ly/1Io3MWM)

The Independent

GOOGLE VENTURES GIVES 39 MLN STG BACKING TO LONDON’S SECRET ESCAPES

Secret Escapes, the London-based travel website, has won backing from Google’s venture capital arm, which has jointly led a 38.7 million pounds ($60.22 million) fundraising for the flash sales site. (http://ind.pn/1Io3S0r)

BUSINESSES IN KENT COUNT THE COST AFTER M20 WAS TURNED INTO GIANT LORRY PARK

Businesses across Kent are counting the cost of the disruption by Operation Stack – which saw stretches of the M20 turned into a giant lorry park for most of last week – and demanding the Government prevent a repeat of the gridlock. (http://ind.pn/1Io3YVS)

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