Posts Tagged ‘FREEEUROPE’

Harvey’s Destroyed Cars Give Auto Industry Hope

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Why insurers’ losses from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could be Detroit car makers’ gains.

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Sell the Swiss Franc if You Think the World Is a Better Place

Friday, September 1st, 2017

The Swiss franc has been slow to react to the brighter picture for the eurozone economy.

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Why European Stocks Can Survive a Stronger Euro

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The rise of the euro is weighing on stocks, but it’s a sign of the eurozone recovery.

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Clouds Part for Europe This Year

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

As soon as the outlook improves in Europe, the worries start. The latest cloud on the horizon has been the rising euro, which has caused some jitters about the growth and inflation outlook, but the eurozone of 2017 appears to be proving a resilient place.

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Altice-Charter Chatter May Be Just Talk

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

How would European cable billionaire Patrick Drahi fund a bid for Charter Communications? It’s the obvious question — but perhaps it misses the point.

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Ten Years On, the Crisis Still Looms Large

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

The fear of renewed trouble has never been far away since August 2007. The prevailing tone is one of worry about the high level of asset prices, concern about the low level of volatility and a fear of complacency.

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Look Here, A Market Where Something Is Actually Happening

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

A strong Swiss franc, one of the landmark byproducts of the eurozone debt crisis, appears finally to be unwinding. It is more significant than just being a foreign-exchange trade.

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How Risky Loans Are Kept Afloat in Alphabet Soup

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Corporate borrowers are relying on credit products from pre-crisis days known as collateralized loan obligations, or CLOs, more than they realize.

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Europe’s Investment Banks Suffer American Envy

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Across the board, most European banks’ revenues are falling further behind.

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GM and PSA Geared Up for Auto Industry Tougher Times

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The car makers’ unwavering focus on costs and margins will offer protection in the coming downturn.

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A Hot Investment Too Popular for Its Own Good

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

It has proved startlingly easy for companies to cut the rates on their leveraged loans. Loan investors have little choice but to go along.

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Big Food’s Next Big Problem: Supermarket Brands

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Americans have been late to the game in adopting private-label supermarket products. That’s changing, leaving huge room for traditional brands to suffer.

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Corporate Bond Markets Asleep at the Wheel

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Even as government bonds have been roiled by central banks, corporate debt markets have been surprisingly calm.

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Why Is Everyone Making a Stink About Clearing?

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

A big fight is brewing over a key piece of pipework after Brexit: here’s what’s at stake.

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CEO-Worker Pay Ratio Generates Outrage—And Some Insight

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

A controversial new metric on executive pay is on Congress’s chopping block. Shareholders should want it to survive, even if it only provides a sliver of insight into the companies they own.

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How to Solve Problems of Misaligned Executive Pay

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Excessive, opaque pay packages for company bigwigs are a perennial problem for shareholders. A few U.K. companies are embracing a new approach: Scrap targets and make bosses long-term shareholders. U.S. boards should take note.

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Central Banks Give Sleepy Markets a Wake-Up Call

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The U-turn in bonds is a sign that investors haven’t been paying attention to what central banks have been saying.

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Consumer Credit Gone Wild, Bank of England Slaps It Down

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The Bank of England tightened the screws on bank lending to consumers, a key driver of the post-Brexit economy.

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Amazon Shops Locally, But Spreads Fear Globally

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The tech giant’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods has set alarm bells ringing around the world—perhaps prematurely.

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Investors Ignore Easy Money in Huntsman-Clariant Deal

Friday, June 16th, 2017

U.S. chemicals company is persistently trading at a puzzling discount to its value in the merger.

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Banco Popular Shows Europe Can Handle Failure

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Banco Popular’s failure, and Santander’s role in picking up the pieces, shows that Europe’s new regime for dealing with failing banks can function quickly and cleanly.

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What’s Missing Is What’s Good About European Growth

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Europe’s recovery hasn’t seen much bank lending. That may yet be a good thing.

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Growth but No Inflation Will Keep ECB Chugging Along

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The trend in eurozone inflation will underline the ECB’s caution about exiting from its ultraloose monetary policy.

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Smoky Diesel Cloud Hangs Over Auto Industry Profits

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Fiat Chrysler and GM may yet face their own diesel-emissions scandals, but the mounting indirect costs of diesel are more worrying.,

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For Sterling, the U.K. Election Is Just the Start of the Story

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Caution on the pound could be warranted, as minds focus on the Brexit negotiations after the U.K. vote.

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Car Makers Should Hitch Up at the Technological Frontier

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

With growth stalling, car makers like Ford and GM could save money by sharing the costs of developing driverless cars and mobility apps.

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Salvation Won’t Come Cheap for Spain’s Problem Bank

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

There may be buyers for Banco Popular Español, but valuation will be very low.

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Billionaire’s Offer for Christian Dior Needs a New Look

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Luxury tycoon Bernard Arnault wants to simplify his holdings of Dior and LVMH. But his proposal is looking shabby.

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Italy’s Battered Banks Find Some Love

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Investors moving from larger banks and reliable insurers to riskier plays.

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How GM Might Unlock a Tesla-Like Valuation

Friday, May 5th, 2017

An idea to separate GM’s future-technology projects from its core production business would help meet investor demand for car-tech plays

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