© AFP/File Justin TallisSquare, the mobile payments and financial services startup launched by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, pictured, has informed US regulators privately that it is exploring going public with a stock market debut, according to reportsSan Francisco (AFP) – Payments company Square has informed US regulators privately that it is exploring going public with a stock market debut, according […]
One investor shows the strain in a stock exchange hall in Nantong, Jiangsu province, during the recent week of turbulence. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty
The numbers are mind-boggling. Ten days of falls on the Shanghai stock exchange resulted in losses that exceeded the GDP of Mexico. And 12 million Chinese citizens who opened share-trading accounts in May were nursing potentially ruinous losses. Margin […]
Submitted by Lance Roberts via STA Wealth Management,This past week, Houston, where I live, was flooded by a torrential down pour. However, it was not the rain itself that was the problem, it was the surge in rivers that flow through Houston. As far away as Austin and Dallas, rainfall had already began to flow into the San Jacinto and […]
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Daily Intelligence Briefing – April 13, 2015
Today’s Issue Cluster: Latin America
As the democratic transition matures, more governments are adopting anti-corruption reforms
Roughly 2/3 still rank below the median on TI’s corruption perceptions index […]
Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,Is this the end of the last great run for the U.S. stock market? Are we witnessing classic “peaking behavior” that is similar to what occurred just before other major stock market crashes? Throughout 2014 and for the early stages of 2015, stocks have been on quite a tear. Even though the […]
By Michael Snyder, on March 9th, 2015Is this the end of the last great run for the U.S. stock market? Are we witnessing classic “peaking behavior” that is similar to what occurred just before other major stock market crashes? Throughout 2014 and for the early stages of 2015, stocks have been on quite a tear. Even though the overall […]
Devin Banerjee and David Carey of Bloomberg report,Oil Crash Wipes $11.7 Billion From Buyout Firms’ Holdings:
Oil’s plunge makes energy a great investment for the coming years, according to Blackstone Group LP (BX)’s Stephen Schwarzman and Carlyle (CG) Group LP’s David Rubenstein. For private equity firms, it’s also been painful.More than a dozen firms — including Apollo Global Management LLC (APO), […]
Established retail banks around the world have bit of a problem. There are a whole bunch of new banking players that want to disrupt parts of their business, such as Wonga, Lenddo, Kueski and many others. It’s like being eaten by piranhas. Now Kreditech is poised to be one of those players to really capitalise on this historic shift. Claiming […]
Adding to the sour mood was a sell off in emerging markets, with some impacted by the broader sell off, such as Mexico and Chile, and others reeling on their own stories, like Argentina, Turkey and Brazil. Brazil was impacted by China but also negative comments from Pimco on its finances. (Read more: Brazil’s Rousseff tries to woo […]
Hammered by weak economic data in Asia, South American turmoil and a stream of weak earnings reports from blue chips like IBM (IBM) and McDonalds (MCD), the S&P 500 (^GSPC) is down sharply for the weak and off more than 1% in 2014. The drop wouldn’t even be worth mentioning if not for the fact that it’s been well over […]