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AT&T and Activist Elliott Management Said to Be in Talks

According to the sources, AT&T and Elliott Management have held discussions, and there is an ongoing dialogue. The two parties may likely agree as early as this month, the Wall Street Journal said. However, there is still a risk that talks could break down.

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AT&T and Activist Elliott Management Said to Be in Talks
October 18, 2019

According to the sources, AT&T and Elliott Management have held discussions, and there is an ongoing dialogue. The two parties may likely agree as early as this month, the Wall…

Nearly 770,000 Indexes Scrapped In 2019, Most from Equities
October 18, 2019

A survey of the global index universe by the Index Industry Association (IIA) shows the count of indexes declined by 20% in 2019 from 2018. The total number of indexes…

Ex-CFTC Heads Warn of Digital Challengers; Propose A Blockchain Dollar
October 17, 2019

Could a new-fangled digital currency move the US dollar’s cheese? “Complacency in the face of this threat risks lasting damage to the U.S. economy,” warn the former CFTC officials. In…

Peter Thiel and Others Pony Up $50M for Wind and Solar Powered Crypto Mining in Texas
October 16, 2019

Layer1 is building a chips-to-substation crypto mining facility in Texas that will run on renewable energy. Never mind that crypto mining is best undertaken in cool climes – Iceland, for…

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…

French Pension Fund Dodges U.S. Treasury Market
October 15, 2019

ESG Concerns Shun the World’s Most Liquid Market A French pension fund and several other ESG funds are shunning the U.S. Treasury market. The funds found fault this week with…

JP Morgan: Fund Flows May Point to Higher Recession Risk
October 14, 2019

JP Morgan suggests that retail investors and consumers are losing confidence in the U.S. economy. The bank cited the outflows of capital from the equity markets and the rush of…

Libra Association Dealt A One-Two-Punch: Defections, And Now, The G7
October 14, 2019

Last week, eBay, Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe followed PayPal out of the Libra Association; now, the G7 warns against digital currencies. Last week, fears of regulatory uncertainty (and repercussions) probably…

Nubank, the Brazilian Fintech, Hits a Purple Patch
October 14, 2019

Brazilian fintech startup Nubank has added three million users since August this year. Speaking at the Brazil Investment Forum in Sao Paulo, Nubank founder and CEO David Vélez said the…

Temasek Will Sit Out the Saudi Aramco IPO on Environmental Concerns
October 12, 2019

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings will not invest in Saudi Aramco’s mega-IPO, sources said, according to Bloomberg. Temasek, which focuses on sustainability and environmental, social and governance principles, will, therefore, be unable…