Green light for AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner
On June 12, a federal judge approved telecommunications giant AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner in a rebuke to the US Justice Department.  The deal, worth $85bn, has sparked fears of a frenzy of media acquisitions that would make the market less competitive. The Department of Justice’s attempt to block the merger drew suspicions of political […]

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Bayer to retire Monsanto’s name upon completion of merger
On June 4, German drugmaker Bayer announced it would retire the Monsanto name upon closing its acquisition of the company, taking its products under Bayer’s portfolio. The merger, which received regulatory approval on May 29, is set to close on June 7 and will be the biggest outbound merger by a German company since Daimler-Benz bought […]

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Federal Reserve announces proposed changes to Volcker Rule
On May 30, the US Federal Reserve unveiled proposed changes to the compliance requirements of the Volcker Rule, one of the foundational pillars of the Dodd-Frank Act that was put in place in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Critics see the move as a continuation of the Trump administration’s undoing of measures put in place […]

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Promoting diversity within a corporate world
April 2018 saw the deadline for the new gender pay reporting regulations pass, and it is clear that there is still some way to go before there is pay parity between the genders. In 2010, the European Commission officially named gender balance as a priority on its political agenda. Yet, eight years on, it is questionable […]

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E USDJPY Turning Bearish
USDJPY is moving nicely to the downside, now 90 pips from the highs so it appears that top has been formed. We also see current reaction acting impulsively so more downside can be seen as larger three wave decline is likely here that can continue through 108.95 and possibly down to 108.50/108.00 area. USDJPY, 1h

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Green light for AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner

Green light for AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner

On June 12, a federal judge approved telecommunications giant AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner in a rebuke to the US Justice Department.  The deal, worth $85bn, has sparked fears of a frenzy of media acquisitions that would make the market less competitive. The Department of Justice’s attempt to block the merger drew suspicions of political […]
Bayer to retire Monsanto’s name upon completion of merger

Bayer to retire Monsanto’s name upon completion of merger

On June 4, German drugmaker Bayer announced it would retire the Monsanto name upon closing its acquisition of the company, taking its products under Bayer’s portfolio. The merger, which received regulatory approval on May 29, is set to close on June 7 and will be the biggest outbound merger by a German company since Daimler-Benz bought […]
Federal Reserve announces proposed changes to Volcker Rule

Federal Reserve announces proposed changes to Volcker Rule

On May 30, the US Federal Reserve unveiled proposed changes to the compliance requirements of the Volcker Rule, one of the foundational pillars of the Dodd-Frank Act that was put in place in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Critics see the move as a continuation of the Trump administration’s undoing of measures put in place […]
Promoting diversity within a corporate world

Promoting diversity within a corporate world

April 2018 saw the deadline for the new gender pay reporting regulations pass, and it is clear that there is still some way to go before there is pay parity between the genders. In 2010, the European Commission officially named gender balance as a priority on its political agenda. Yet, eight years on, it is questionable […]
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                        USDJPY Turning Bearish

E USDJPY Turning Bearish

USDJPY is moving nicely to the downside, now 90 pips from the highs so it appears that top has been formed. We also see current reaction acting impulsively so more downside can be seen as larger three wave decline is likely here that can continue through 108.95 and possibly down to 108.50/108.00 area. USDJPY, 1h
Tesla’s Bizarre Conference Call: Musk Went After Analysts And His Own Execs

Tesla’s Bizarre Conference Call: Musk Went After Analysts And His Own Execs

Tesla’s conference call on Wednesday gets a 10-bowl popcorn rating. 10-Bowl Rating Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s performance on Wednesday’s earnings call was bizarre and contentious. Musk attacked after everyone. After hours, shares of Tesla took a hit: Elon Musk acted like a jerk, and Tesla stock paid the price. Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk held […]
US Trade Deficit Plunges Most Since The Financial Crisis

US Trade Deficit Plunges Most Since The Financial Crisis

What a difference a month makes: just 30 days after the US posted the biggest trade deficit since the financial crisis, when the US trade balance was some $57.6BN against the US, moments ago the BEA reported that the US trade deficit plunged by a whopping $8.7 billion, dropping to $49BN, better than then $50BN expected, and […]
Unilever Indonesia Has Averaged 130% ROE Over The Past Five Years

Unilever Indonesia Has Averaged 130% ROE Over The Past Five Years

Background PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk is engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of consumer goods including soaps, detergents, margarine, dairy-based foods, ice cream, cosmetics, tea, other beverages and fruit juice. It is the market leader in Home and Personal Care contributing 68% of revenues while 32% is from Food and Refreshments. Business Description UNVR […]
BTC/USD Forex Signal – Thursday, May 3

BTC/USD Forex Signal – Thursday, May 3

Yesterday’s signals produced a short trade from the break of the bearish engulfing candlestick which rejected the bearish trend line (shown in the price chart below) late in the Asian session. The trade would still be open at present and its outcome uncertain as there is some intraday momentum against the Dollar. Today’s BTC/USD Signals Risk […]
Weekly Unemployment Claims: Up 2K, Better Than Forecast

Weekly Unemployment Claims: Up 2K, Better Than Forecast

Here is the opening statement from the Department of Labor: In the week ending April 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 211,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 209,000. The 4-week moving average was 221,500, a decrease of 7,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average of […]