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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs on the hunt for cheap crypto firms after FTX fiasco

Exclusive: Goldman Sachs on the hunt for cheap crypto firms after FTX fiasco

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs (GS.N) plans to spend tens of millions of dollars buying or investing in crypto companies after the FTX stock market crash hit valuations and chilled the market. interest of investors. The FTX implosion has increased the need for more trusted and regulated cryptocurrency players, and big banks see …

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Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says 'blind spot'

Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says ‘blind spot’

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Pension funds and other “non-bank” financial firms hold more than $80 trillion in hidden off-balance sheet dollar debt in foreign exchange swaps, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said. ). The BIS, dubbed the central bank of central banks around the world, also said in its latest quarterly report that …

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Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – A recession of sorts next year is quickly becoming a consensus – so much so that financial markets could find themselves whipped if they don’t materialize. The crux of most outlooks for 2023 is a year of contraction in activity at some point, disinflation and interest rate spikes. The result …

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HSBC considers windfall dividend from $10 billion sale of Canadian unit to RBC

HSBC considers windfall dividend from $10 billion sale of Canadian unit to RBC

Deal comes under pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sense’ deal The bank could return the proceeds of the transaction to the shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its Canadian business to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion). dollars) in cash, thus paving the …

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Chevron expects Venezuelan oil shipments, but PDVSA wants payments

Chevron expects Venezuelan oil shipments, but PDVSA wants payments

HOUSTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp (CVX.N) aims to start receiving shipments of Venezuelan oil as early as December after the oil company last week received a U.S. license to do so, but Caracas is unable to -be not as impatient as the United States. the sanctions restrict payments, people familiar with the matter …

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Asia shares gain despite rise in Chinese COVID cases

Asia shares gain despite rise in Chinese COVID cases

SYDNEY, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Asian stock markets were mostly in positive territory on Wednesday despite rising COVID-19 cases in mainland China, leaving investors uncertain about how much new outbreaks could slow the reopening of the world’s second largest economy. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) rose 0.3%, after US stocks ended …

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Rise in Indian corporate lending signals new round of investment

Rise in Indian corporate lending signals new round of investment

MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Indian lenders are expanding lending to local businesses at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign of a new round of private investment beginning in the world’s fifth-largest economy even as growing major developed economies and China is slowing down. This international slowdown will limit the strength …

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Exclusive: Germany steps up emergency cash plans to deal with blackout

Exclusive: Germany steps up emergency cash plans to deal with blackout

FRANKFURT, Nov 15 (Reuters) – German authorities are stepping up preparations for emergency cash deliveries in the event of a power outage to keep the economy going, four people involved said, as the country prepares for possible power cuts resulting from the war in Ukraine. Plans include the Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, hoarding additional billions …

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Lula's honeymoon with Brazilian markets ends amid spending plan fears

Lula’s honeymoon with Brazilian markets ends amid spending plan fears

BRASILIA, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s brief honeymoon with financial markets appeared to be over on Thursday, as investors grew impatient with his desire to increase social spending without establishing long-term fiscal rules or name its economic leader. policy makers. Brazil’s currency and benchmark Bovespa stock index (.BVSP), which …

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