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Bankman-Fried and Ellison seek attorneys as FTX probes escalate

Bankman-Fried and Ellison seek attorneys as FTX probes escalate

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – FTX founder and former chief executive Sam Bankman-Fried and Caroline Ellison, head of his now-defunct trading subsidiary, called in defense attorneys as authorities Americans are investigating the collapse of the crypto exchange, according to a Bankman-Fried spokesperson and a source familiar with Ellison’s selection. Bankman-Fried has retained Mark S. …

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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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Unlikely bets on breaking the Hong Kong dollar peg add up

Unlikely bets on breaking the Hong Kong dollar peg add up

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, Dec 5 (Reuters) – This is what markets call “tail risk”: a highly unlikely scenario in which Hong Kong’s currency peg suddenly collapses. Still, market prices suggest betting on such a shock is building in the hedge fund world, and some traders say that makes a lot of sense. Billionaire fund manager Bill …

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Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction is a possible warning sign for markets

Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction is a possible warning sign for markets

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – While there have been few larger repercussions from the spike in redemption requests this week at an unlisted Blackstone real estate income trust (REIT), some see it as a sign of Warning. Blackstone (BX.N) limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted REIT on Thursday after redemption requests hit pre-set limits …

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Blackstone's $69bn REIT stifles takeovers in blow to real estate empire

Blackstone’s $69bn REIT stifles takeovers in blow to real estate empire

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Blackstone Inc (BX.N) on Thursday limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted real estate income trust (REIT) after a spike in redemption requests, an unprecedented blow to a franchise that helped it become an asset management giant. The brakes came because redemptions hit pre-set limits, rather than Blackstone setting …

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Sam Bankman-Fried says he 'never tried to commit fraud'

Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘never tried to commit fraud’

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and former CEO of now bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, tried to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since the collapse of his business. losses totaling billions of dollars. Speaking via video link at The New York Times Dealbook Summit with Andrew …

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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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Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy, cites exposure to FTX

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy, cites exposure to FTX

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s #2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it said on Monday, the industry’s latest casualty after the company was hit by the exposure to the dramatic collapse of the FTX …

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Investors hope Beijing lifts COVID curbs faster as protests stifle markets

Investors hope Beijing lifts COVID curbs faster as protests stifle markets

Dozens of campus protesters parade civil disobedience No sign of new protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday Chinese bonds and equities suffered strong outflows in 2023 LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Rare protests spreading across China against Beijing’s zero COVID-19 policy may have sparked a fresh wave of political uncertainty, but could also hasten …

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