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Emission-Free Friday: Here are the Latest Funds to Push for Carbon Neutral

Carbon emissions dominated the headlines this week. The European Commission has announced an ambitious plan to shift toward a green economy and make the EU carbon-neutral in the year ahead. The plan will cost at least one trillion euros over the next decade, require 25% of the EU budget, and involve a mix of private and public funds. EU chief Ursula von der Leyen called the project unprecedented.

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WSJ: Libra May Lose Key Partners over Regulatory Scrutiny
October 3, 2019

The Facebook Libra cryptocurrency project could lose key partners, according to the Wall Street Journal. However, the report did generate a response from David Marcus and Facebook.

Goldman Shakes Up Asia M&A Team after John Kim Leaves (And Other People on the Move)
October 3, 2019

Bank splits M&A leadership role between two rising stars Goldman Sachs has hired two new leaders to operate the company’s M&A group in Asia ex-Japan. The firm has appointed co-heads…

Scared Of Falling Into Student Loan Debt? Try Cleo To Help Yourself Budget
October 3, 2019

Cleo is the fastest-growing fintech app in history. It’s a money management tool with a sense of humor and “zero-tolerance policy for bullsh*t.” Barnaby Hussey-Yeo, a data scientist, founded AI-powered…

Real Estate Economic Forecast is Rather “Meh” About Real Estate
October 2, 2019

The Real Estate Economic Forecast – authored by Urban Land institute – hit the street today. It’s not as bad as we might have expected. The survey offers a consensus…

Blackstone Continues Real Estate Buying Spree
October 2, 2019

The Blackstone real estate buying spree continues. The private equity firm has continued its rapid deployment of funds into real estate with another purchase. On Tuesday, the firm announced it would…

RRJ Capital: There’s Gold In Those Eastern Roads
October 2, 2019

RRJ Capital isn’t a household name to most Western investors. But the Asian private equity firm is tapping into an asset class that often goes ignored: Toll roads.

Why McAfee Expects Bitcoin to Touch $1 Million by 2020
October 2, 2019

John McAfee explains in a Forbes interview why he thinks Bitcoin will climb to $1 million by 2020. McAfee’s bitcoin prediction, famously made in 2017, is still alive and kicking…

Mapletree Commercial Buys Google’s HQ in Singapore
October 2, 2019

Mapletree Commercial Trust has purchased Google’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The acquisition is part of an S$1.55 billion ($1.14 billion) deal for four buildings in Pasir Panjang.

Natwest Will Use AI To Predict Financial Market Patterns
October 2, 2019

NatWest will collaborate with Microsoft and DreamQuark to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to simulate financial markets. NatWest, Microsoft, and DreamQuark will develop a new platform called Next…

Can Apollo Get a Win with ADT after Canadian Services Sale
October 2, 2019

ADT announced is selling ADT Security Services Canada to TELUS Corporation. Terms of the deal are CAD 700 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.