Has the automotive industry reached its bottom?

The EU new passenger car market fell by more than half in March, by three quarters in April and by half again in May. Despite the terrible situation, at least the results of new vehicle registrations, which fell by almost 42% and 2.3 million vehicles in the first five months of this year, are at […]

Rise of stocks after expect downtrend

Global stocks earned rise on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve said it would begin buying US companies’ debt. Overnight, US stocks reversed steep losses early in the session after the central bank said it would start buying the debt of US companies as part of efforts to support the economic recovery. The S&P 500 closed […]

SoftBank’s new investment

SoftBank invested in the Swiss bank’s $7.5bn range of supply-chain finance funds. SoftBank has quietly poured more than $500m into Credit Suisse investment funds for exchange of big bets on the debt of struggling start-ups backed by the Japanese technology conglomerate’s Vision Fund. The arrangement has allowed SoftBank effectively to provide financial assistance to other […]

Does the collapse of the markets foreshadow the onset of the second wave of coronavirus?

The impression that can be observed in the financial markets, massive sell-offs of risky assets and the performance of ten- and thirty-year government bonds. Covid-19 cases have also been increased in several US states. The decline in stocks held by households speaks to the reality that a pandemic is currently the most powerful driver of […]

Will a monopoly be created in the food supply market?

World leader in online delivery can be created by Just Eat Takeaway acquiring Chicago-based Grubhub for $7.3bn in stock in a deal. Just Eat Takeaway beat out Uber and Germany’s Delivery Hero was also considering a bid. Just Eat Takeaway beat out Uber, which had put Grubhub in play by approaching its US rival in early […]

Zara for the first time at a loss

The Spanish clothing retailer Inditex, which also owns the Zara brand, fell into a loss for the first time in the first quarter. The reason was the current crisis caused by a coronavirus pandemic, which forced the company to close thousands of stores around the world. The net loss for February to April was 409 […]

How high will be the final debt of the eurozone countries?

The immediate trigger for change is the coronavirus pandemic, which is expected to plunge the EU into the sharpest decline in its history, fundamentally changing Germany’s fiscal and European policies. The new Finnish Finance Minister, Matti Vanhanen, called for coordination of economic recovery measures at EU level in order to alleviate the long-term costs of […]

Will BNP Paribas displace Goldman Sacks?

Goldman Sachs is currently one of the top three global prime brokers to hedge funds, after surpassing Barclays as the dominant European player after acquiring Deutsche Bank’s business last year. France’s largest investment bank swooped on the German lender’s global prime finance unit and electronic equities business last summer as Deutsche scaled back its ambitions. […]

The ECB will increase the purchase of bonds

After Thursday, the European Central Bank raised hopes for a relatively rapid recovery thanks to another large number of incentives, virtually doubling its planned bond purchases to 1.35 trillion euros. The increase in purchases by 600 billion euros was significantly above the consensus of analysts, who expected growth in purchases by 500 billion euros. For […]

Can we expect further cuts from OPEC+ ?

OPEC and Russia-OPEC + are discussing extending the current mining cuts by one to two months. Informal OPEC leader Saudi Arabia does not expect the agreed measure to be released in July but extends it until the end of the year. However, according to these sources, Riyadh has so far failed to win over Russia. […]

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