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Bill Ackman Says Hindenburg’s Adani Report ‘Highly Credible’

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Billionaire U.S. investor Bill Ackman said on Thursday that he found short-seller Hindenburg Research’s report on India’s Adani Group “highly credible and extremely well researched.”

Shares in seven listed group companies of Adani lost $10.73 billion in market capitalization in India on Wednesday after the U.S. short-seller released the report, which accused the conglomerate of improper use of offshore tax havens.

Full coverage: REUTERS

Tata’s Air India To Seal Half Of Jumbo Plane Order – Sources

NEW DELHI, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Air India will on Friday seal half of an order for some 495 jets with Boeing (BA.N) and engine suppliers General Electric (GE.N) and CFM International, industry sources said, as its new owner seeks to revive the airline and compete with larger rivals.

After months of closely guarded, tough negotiations, Air India is set to place an order for 190 Boeing 737 MAX narrowbody planes as well as some 20 Boeing 787s and 10 Boeing 777X on a day marking one year since Tata Group took control of the former state-run carrier, two sources told Reuters.

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Rising Interest Rates Have A Sting In The Tail For Europe’s Banks

LONDON/FRANKFURT, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Rising borrowing costs are giving a long-awaited lift to Europe’s beleaguered banks, but they come with a sting in the tail.

Last year central banks ended a decade of rock-bottom interest rates as the U.S. Federal Reserve and then the European Central Bank moved towards tightening.

Two of Europe’s big corporate and mortgage lenders, Sweden’s SEB and Spain’s Sabadell, recently unveiled strong profits for 2022 as that trend helped lending lift earnings.

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Oil Prices Advance On U.S. Growth, Chinese Recovery Hope

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Oil prices edged ahead for a second session on Friday, buoyed by stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth and hopes of a rapid recovery in Chinese demand as COVID-19 cases and deaths plunged from last month’s peak levels.

Brent futures gained 18 cents, or 0.2%, to $87.65 a barrel by 0724 GMT, while U.S. crude rose 22 cents to $81.23 per barrel, a 0.4% gain. Both benchmarks had gained more than 1% on Thursday.

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Morning Bid: Stumbling Away

A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Ankur Banerjee

Chip giant Intel’s (INTC.O) grim earnings report along with mixed U.S data that showed a resilient economy but a labour market that remains tight will likely dominate investors’ minds and dictate Friday’s trading.

The U.S. chip bellwether expects to lose money in the current quarter as two pillars of its success in the past few years — the PC and data centre businesses — face slowing demand.

Full coverage: REUTERS

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Barclay Family Regains Telegraph Ownership Amidst U.K. Probe

Today’s News  The Barclay family has regained temporary ownership of the Telegraph newspaper as the prospective Abu Dhabi-backed owner awaits the U.K. government’s probe results regarding its takeover. Following six months under the control of its lender, Lloyds Banking Group, the media group emerged from financial receivership. The family settled its outstanding debts using funds […]

2023-12-5 | Industry Dynamics

Japanese Developers Seek U.S. Mergers And Acquisition 

Today’s News  Three major Japanese developers are actively pursuing opportunities to acquire housebuilders in the United States, seeking growth outside their shrinking domestic market.   Daiwa House, Sekisui House, and Sumitomo Forestry are aggressively exploring potential targets, with intentions of possible acquisitions in the U.S. market. Four M&A bankers and lawyers familiar with the matter […]

2023-12-4 | Industry Dynamics

Weekly Economic Calendar For December 4th, 2023 – December 9th, 2023

Weekly Economic Calendar For December 4th, 2023 – December 9th, 2023.

2023-12-1 | Industry Dynamics