Markets reaction over Covid-19 outbreak – Insight on pandemic and corona bonds

The world economy is falling into recession as the virus outbreak involves more countries, but as the IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath points out, this is not like a normal recession. This health system crisis and the drastic governments’ actions as the self-isolation and forced quarantine are strongly affecting the global real economy. These actionsContinue reading “Markets reaction over Covid-19 outbreak – Insight on pandemic and corona bonds”

Leveraged Buy-Outs: Why do some of them fail?

In 2007, at the peak of the real estate bubble, Blackstone Group invested $6.5bn equity in Hilton Worldwide. Soon after the transaction, the economy plummeted, and it seemed as the group could not have chosen worse time, especially when Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns – Blackstone’s partners – fell apart. The story took a significantContinue reading “Leveraged Buy-Outs: Why do some of them fail?”

The birth of a true Apple Watch competitor

Google has struck a $2.1bn deal to buy fitness-tracking pioneer Fitbit, in order to team up to take on Apple’s fast-growing wearable-tech business. Google announced the acquisition in November 2019, and the deal is expected to go through in early 2020 following the Fitbit shareholders’ approval of the third of January. Could this mean we’llContinue reading “The birth of a true Apple Watch competitor”

TESLA REACHES A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH. IS THIS FINALLY GOING TO BE ITS TURNING POINT?

Wall Street, New York. On February 19, at the closure of the stock market, Tesla has reached the highest valuation since the company’s listing in 2010:  $917.42 per share. A new outstanding record for Elon Musk’s creature, a company that has a tormented and turbulent history, but which, in good or bad times, has alwaysContinue reading “TESLA REACHES A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH. IS THIS FINALLY GOING TO BE ITS TURNING POINT?”

REPO RATE SPIKE AND FEDERAL RESERVE INTERVENTION

These last months have been characterized by an increasing importance of the role of the Repurchase Agreements in the financial markets. The rate linked to it has never been this fundamental thus attracting the attention of the entire financial world. Much attention was attributed to the unprecedented spike of Repo rates in September. Market participantsContinue reading “REPO RATE SPIKE AND FEDERAL RESERVE INTERVENTION”

The EU setting the pace for sustainable finance across the world

During 2019, issues related to sustainable finance have gained momentum throughout the world (Goldman Sachs pledging to invest more than $750 billon in ESGs by 2030 in December 2019) but especially in Europe and more precisely in the EU. This issue has indeed become the cornerstone of EU policy. The EU Green Deal demonstrates theContinue reading “The EU setting the pace for sustainable finance across the world”

Analysing the DAX in Germany’s economy

The link between a country’s economic health and the behaviour of its stock index, specifically the performance of the index during periods of decreasing economic growth has always been an intriguing topic. Accordingly, the aim of this article is to illustrate the role of the DAX in the German economy and how the index movedContinue reading “Analysing the DAX in Germany’s economy”

LVMH’s breakfast at Tiffany’s with the bill of $16.2 billion

LVMH Group will acquire Tiffany & Co, an American jeweler known for engagement rings and white diamond necklaces, for $ 16.2 billion with $135 per share, the biggest deal in luxury industry.  About the Buyer: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton The buyer of this deal is LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading high-qualityContinue reading “LVMH’s breakfast at Tiffany’s with the bill of $16.2 billion”

Silicon Valley Meets Sports: Silver Lake takes a Stake in Champions League Football Club Manchester City

Silver Lake Partners just bought a $500 million stake (10% of the equity shares) in the owner of Manchester City, at a valuation that makes the English football team one of the most expensive sports franchises on the planet. Silver Lake is one of the world’s largest tech investors with over $43 billion in assetsContinue reading “Silicon Valley Meets Sports: Silver Lake takes a Stake in Champions League Football Club Manchester City”