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22.08.2017

FBI says insider trading is working with encrypted app

The sharing of sensitive information has been at the root of many of the scandals facing the financial services industry recently, for example the LIBOR and FX rigging episodes. However, the US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now marked Wall Street traders as a potential area of focus, given the use of encrypted apps to hide illicit communications. According to reports emerging in the Financial Times, the FBI is becoming increasingly concerned that Wall Street traders have found a way to turn encryption to their advantage when it comes to illegally exchanging insider information.

 
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22.08.2017

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in lawsuit over talc cancer risks

A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The lawsuit was brought by a California woman, Eva Echeverria, who alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about the potential cancer risks of talcum powder.

 
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22.08.2017

Ray Dalio worried the US is the most divided since 1937

Bridgewater Associates founder and co-CIO Ray Dalio thinks that democracy is being threatened. In a LinkedIn post published Monday, Dalio said that democracies are healthy when the principles "that bind people are stronger than those that divide them." In turn, "democracies are threatened when the principles that divide people are more strongly held than those that bind them and when divided people are more inclined to fight than work to resolve their differences."

 
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21.08.2017

Flash Crash Ahead

About 60% of stock market transactions are now coming from computers fed with algorithms based on great quantities of data. That may account for the extremely low volatility registered recently as competing algorithms buy and sell, trying to eke out profits from minimum movements in prices. Another factor is the policy of many companies implementing stock buyback programmes that benefit shareholders and reward executives by keeping the shares of the company at ever higher prices even though earnings do not justify the rise in the stock price.

 
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21.08.2017

Novartis starts the fight against malaria

Novartis and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have launched a patient trial for KAF156, a next-generation antimalarial compound with the potential to treat drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite. The trial will test the efficacy of KAF156 in combination with a new, improved formulation of the existing antimalarial lumefantrine. The first trial center is operational in Mali and will be followed by sixteen additional centers across a total of nine countries in Africa and Asia over the next few months.  

 
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21.08.2017

HSBC and IBM work together to develop cognitive trade finance tool

IBM and HSBC are developing cognitive intelligence technology that can be used to boost the success of financial services, freeing up staff time and allowing for more innovation. The solution, which is already in use in Hong Kong and the UAE, uses IBM robotics technology to analyse documents, digitising and extracting the relevant data before feeding it into HSBC’s transaction processing systems.

 
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21.08.2017

UK: competition authority gives thumbs up for Heineken's takeover

Heineken’s £403million takeover of Punch Taverns received the grreen light by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after the competition watchdog accepted plans to sell off some the almost 1,900 newly-acquired pubs to allay fears it could reduce competition. Heineken announced last December that it was teaming up with Patron Capital, the private equity firm, to buy Punch for £409m (€305m), or £1.78bn once Punch’s debt is taken into account.

 
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21.08.2017

US: Credit Suisse, UBS sued by three pension funds

Three public pension funds, including the Orange County Employees Retirement System, have sued a half-dozen Wall Street banks, alleging they illegally conspired to control a corner of the stock market, leading to higher charges for the funds and thus less money for retirees.

 
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18.08.2017

Addressing the funding gap in post-Brexit Britain

Craig Reeves, CEO and founder of Prestige Asset Management wrote the following article. Thursday the 24th of August 2017, Craig is visiting Zurich. If you are a qualified investor and would like to meet him, please let us know and send us a message.

 
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17.08.2017

Brexit: UK plans to allow EU citizens to be visa-free

The U.K. will allow visa-free travel for EU citizens entering the country post Brexit, the Times reported Thursday, but would impose restrictions on their employment. According to the report, an anticipated plan by the Home Office on post-Brexit migration will add that there will be no extra curbs on EU citizens travelling to Britain through airports and ports.  But prospective employers will have to sponsor EU applicants by applying for permits issued by the government. The number of available permits will vary according to the sector, and the government may charge companies a fee to issue them.

 
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