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Venture Capital: Call for UK Government to Support Startups During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Save Our Startups (SOS) campaign launched in the UK on Sunday. It aims to mobilize financial support for the 30,000 startups and high-growth businesses in the country, many of whom may not be covered by the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). (Sifted) The CBILS will provide financial support to small and medium-sized business firms (SMBs) during the pandemic. However, a large number of startups may not qualify as they have not yet reached the stage of profitability. A large number of prominent tech personalities vouched for the campaign.

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Australian Watchdog Orders Audit of Paypal for Lapses in Money Transfers
September 25, 2019

Austrac suspects that Paypal had not met reporting obligations regarding anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. An external auditor will conduct Austrac’s audit of Paypal and report to Austrac within…

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As Losses Pile Up, Woodford Fund Suspension Extended By 28 Days
September 25, 2019

The Woodford Equity Income Fund is bleeding but remains suspended. Fund administrator Link Fund Solutions confirmed the Woodford fund suspension would continue for another 28 days regardless of losses. After…

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Activist Investors Push Out eBay CEO Devin Wenig
September 25, 2019

CEO cites disagreements with his board as activist pressures intensify Activist investors have pushed out CEO Devin Wenig. In a Tweet marked Wednesday, Wenig cited disagreements with fellow board members…

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Deutsche Bank will transfer prime broking and electronic equities to BNP Paribas
September 24, 2019

Deutsche Bank has agreed to migrate key clients, human resources, and technology in prime broking and electronic equities to BNP Paribas. Deutsche Bank prime brokerage clients, primarily hedge funds, are…

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Some Hedge Funds and Airlines to Gain from Thomas Cook’s Collapse
September 23, 2019

Hedge funds that used credit default swaps to bet on Thomas Cook’s collapse will make a lot of money. The 178-year old travel operator, Thomas Cook’s collapse, will lead to…

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WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Steps Down; Company May Cut 5,000 Jobs
September 23, 2019

WeWork’s founder and chief executive officer has stepped down as CEO but will continue as non-executive chairman. WeWork’s Adam Neumann said he had decided it was in the best interest…

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WeWork CEO Neumann facing boardroom coup?
September 23, 2019

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann may be forced out if some members of his company’s board have their way, reports Bloomberg. According to unnamed sources, SoftBank Group head honcho Masayoshi Son…

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Elliott Management Bulking Up on Cash
September 22, 2019

Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, fearing a market meltdown, is raising fresh money from investors. The activist investor could raise a war chest of $5 billion, according to an investor.

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New Law Requires California Pensions to Divest all Turkish Assets
September 21, 2019

New legislation bars California pensions funds from investing in Turkish assets. Turkish assets are now barred at California pensions. This is because of Turkey’s refusal to acknowledge responsibility for the…

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Stripe Valued at $35 billion in Latest Funding Round
September 20, 2019

Payments start-up Stripe raised $250 million in additional funding at a new pre-money valuation of $35 billion. Investors in the latest funding round of payments start-up Stripe included General Catalyst,…

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