Asset Managers Highlights
The biggest mall owner in the US could be the one to save retailers on the cusp of going out of business   
(Thursday - August 01, 2019)
Source: CNBC - The biggest mall owner in the U.S., Simon Property Group, on Wednesday said it’s considering more opportunities where it would invest in a retailer to help keep it afloat.
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What you need to know about Goldman Sachs’ new sustainable finance group   
(Thursday - August 01, 2019)
Source: efinancial careers - While impact investing has been talked about for some time, the most recent push across the industry has been helped by growing client interest and, more importantly, strong returns.
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Asian markets fall after Fed rate cut, end of U.S.-China trade talks   
(Thursday - August 01, 2019)
Source: MarketWatch - Asian markets fell in early trading Thursday, following the Fed’s first interest-rate cut in more than a decade.
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Markets ‘need to chill’ because the Fed may not be done with rate cuts, says economist   
(Thursday - August 01, 2019)
Source: CNBC - The underlying message by the Federal Reserve — after it cut interest rates on Wednesday — may not be as hawkish as many investors had interpreted it to be, according to the chief economist of Institute of International Finance.
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Merck smashes Wall Street earnings and revenue estimates   
(Wednesday - July 31, 2019)
Source: CNBC - Merck on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings and revenue that easily beat Wall Street’s expectations and narrowed its earnings and revenue forecast for the year.
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Samsung’s profit cut in half on slow sales of memory and flagship phones   
(Wednesday - July 31, 2019)
Source: The Verge - Samsung Electronics has released second-quarter earnings results in line with its prior guidance, which is to say that they are not great. Operating profit fell 56 percent year-on-year to 6.6 trillion won — the lowest since the...
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Asian stocks fall as trade worries linger before Fed's rate decision   
(Wednesday - July 31, 2019)
Source: CNN - Hong Kong - Asian markets dropped on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump criticized China in a series of tweets, adding to worries over trade negotiations that resumed recently in Shanghai.
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With Fed sure to cut rates, Powell on hook to flag next steps   
(Wednesday - July 31, 2019)
Source: Reuters - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Reserve is almost certain to cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade on Wednesday, delivering a mild jolt to an economy that is facing headwinds from trade disputes and a global...
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How negative interest rates helped turn Deutsche Bank into a disaster   
(Tuesday - July 30, 2019)
Source: CNN - Many of Deutsche Bank's problems are self-inflicted. It's been badly mismanaged. Deutsche Bank (DB) never fully cleaned up its crisis-era balance sheet. Restructuring efforts fell short. And its countless legal black eyes haven't...
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Pfizer's Viagra-maker unit combining with EpiPen-maker Mylan: What to know   
(Tuesday - July 30, 2019)
Source: Fox Business - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc agreed Monday to spin off its generic drugs business Opens a New Window. and combine it with generic drug maker Mylan Opens a New Window. , a move that brings blockbuster treatments Viagra, EpiPen and...
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