Market Recap 08/03/2020

Download as PDF US US market ended another wild trading week with a slight gain after last Friday substantive losses. S&P500 closed at 2,972.37, with a weekly gain of 0.61%. Dow-Jones Industrial Average Index (DJIA) was up 1.79% reaching 25,864.78. The demand for haven assets is rising and the bets Read more…

Market Recap 01/03/2020

Download as PDF United States The US markets experienced the worst week since 2008 due to a massive sell off caused by coronavirus uncertainty. S&P500 closed at 2954.22 with a weekly loss of a staggering 11.50% whilst the Dow-Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Index finished the week at 25.409, down 12.00% Read more…

Market Recap 17/11/2019

US The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 28k mark with a close at 28,004.89 on Friday, recording a weekly gain of 1.2%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,120.46 up 0.9% w-o-w. These numbers outline a 6th consecutive week of gains for the index – for the first time in Read more…

Market Recap 06/10/2019

US The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,573.72 on Friday recording a weekly loss of 0.9%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,952.01 down 0.3% w-o-w. These numbers outline a 3rd straight week of negative returns for US equities. The US market was primarily impacted by 3 key data releases Read more…

Market Recap 29/09/2019

US On Monday, the US registered stronger than expected manufacturing and composite PMIs while a weak service PMI. In the same day, the FED injected about 50bn $ in the financial system through REPOs following last week spike in short-term borrowing costs. The FED continued its intervention in the REPO Read more…

Market Recap 22/09/2019

US Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are once again back in the spotlight, with American treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin proposing to reform and recapitalized these government enterprises. The Fed has cut rates by 25 bps to a range of 1.75% – 2%, in line with market expectations while resisting the Read more…

When “subject to regulatory approval” means troubles: forms of government intervention in M&A transactions

Introduction A persistent financial crisis, the rising of regional tensions, the concerns of a trade war and many other facts have recently been catching up with the M&A-friendly international environment. Protectionism seems now to pervade the new world order. Rising economic nationalism is threatening to impact M&A activity across all Read more…