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ESG: Lately-turned Tesla Bull Jim Cramer Adds Fink To The Mix

Larry Fink’s emotionally charged plug for ESG ticks all the investment boxes for Tesla. According to Cramer, electric car maker Tesla could be a beneficiary of BlackRock’s new-found love for everything ESG.

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Jeremy Corbyn Takes Shot at Crispin Odey
November 1, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn has launched his campaign for Prime Minister ahead of a December 12 snap election. The British Labour leader used his campaign launch to take shots at Crispin Odey….

After Bulgari And Dior, Arnault Wants to Add Jeweller Tiffany to the LVMH Luxury Crown
October 30, 2019

Tiffany & Co., the iconic US jeweler that featured in the Audrey Hepburn starrer Breakfast at Tiffany’s, has received a takeover offer from LVMH. LVMH is the owner of the…

The Cost of Fisher’s Foot-in-Mouth: $2.6 Billion
October 25, 2019

Investors in Fisher Investments are heading for the exits after Ken Fisher’s lewd comments at a conference earlier this month. The Employees Retirement System of Texas became the latest in…

Big Reveal by Dallas Fed President: Fed “Actively Looking at and Debating” a Digital Currency
October 17, 2019

In a significant disclosure, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Rob Kaplan said the Fed is “actively looking at and debating” issuance of a US digital currency. The Fed could…

Is a WeWork Bailout on Tap?
October 16, 2019

A WeWork bailout could be coming from JPMorgan or Softbank. Two weeks after the office-sharing giant pulled its IPO, its cash position has deteriorated. CNBC reports that the two banks…

Hilton Grand Vacations Might Experience a Bidding War
October 15, 2019

Hilton Grand Vacations may soon experience a bidding war from two private equity titans. Apollo Management has reportedly made an offer for the Orlando0based timeshare company. Early reports suggest a…

KKR & Co Cuts IPO Price for Latitude Financial
October 15, 2019

KKR & Co and its investment partners will lower the IPO price for their Australian non-bank lender Latitude Financial. A Reuters report indicates that the private equity giant could drop…

Climate Change Protests in London: Activists Glue Themselves to BlackRock’s Doors
October 14, 2019

Climate change activists took on the world’s biggest financial institutions today, specifically BlackRock and the Bank of England, in London. They demanded the cessation of funding of a looming environmental…

Ripple’s Blockchain to Support Finastra’s Cross-Border Payments
October 11, 2019

Enterprise blockchain provider and payment network Ripple has tied-up with giant fintech Finastra. The latter’s users can utilize Ripple’s blockchain based network and its RippleNet partners for cross-border payments. RippleNet,…

Senators strong-arm Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe on Libra: “…expect a high level of scrutiny.”
October 10, 2019

Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project received another jolt when US Senators wrote an “or…else” letter to certain Libra Association members. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote to the…