U.S. pension funds may pour $400 billion into stocks, lifting virus-hit markets: JP Morgan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. pension funds that delayed rebalancing their portfolios are likely to pump about $400 billion into stocks over the next two quarters, analysts at JP Morgan said, providing a potential boost to equity markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective Continue Reading

EU antitrust regulators to rule on $69 billion Aramco, SABIC deal by February 27

The logo of Aramco is seen as security personnel stand before the start of a press conference by Aramco at the Plaza Conference Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators will decide by Feb. 27 whether to clear state energy Continue Reading

Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson (ERICb.ST) has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes into corruption, including the bribing of government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: An Ericsson logo is pictured at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, China Continue Reading

AT&T to add directors, sell up to $10 billion in assets next year

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc on Monday unveiled a three-year strategic plan that included selling up to $10 billion worth of businesses next year, paying off all its debt from the purchase of Time Warner and adding two new board members, bowing to pressure from activist investor Elliott Management. The second-largest Continue Reading

Fallout from money manager Kenneth Fisher’s remarks tops $1 billion in lost assets

BOSTON (Reuters) – Fallout from Kenneth Fisher’s alleged insensitive remarks about women escalated on Friday when a large Iowa pension plan cut ties with the money manager, whose firm has lost more than $1 billion in assets under management in the last week. The Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System was Continue Reading

Hyundai Motor Group, Aptiv to set up $4 billion self-driving car venture

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Group will invest $1.6 billion in a joint venture to develop self-driving vehicle technologies with Aptiv (APTV.N), the biggest overseas investment by the South Korean carmaker to catch up to rivals in the autonomous car market. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motor is Continue Reading

London Stock Exchange in talks to buy Refinitiv for $27 billion

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE.L) said on Friday it was in discussions to acquire financial data analytics provider Refinitiv Holdings Ltd for $27 billion, including debt. FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for Refinitiv is seen on a screen in London’s Canary Wharf financial centre, London, Continue Reading

Investors pull $1.5 billion from India equities so far in July: IIF

  NEW YORK (Reuters) – Non-residents have pulled about $1.5 billion from Indian equities so far in July, reversing a strong trend of inflows in previous months, data from the Institute of International Finance showed on Wednesday. “Unlike other episodes, which mostly coincided with broader (emerging market) outflows such as Continue Reading