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November 19, 2012
06:08 EDTGS, NOK, HBC, TOTOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: U.S. companies are cutting back investment plans at the fastest rate since the recession, a sign of more trouble for the economic recovery, the Wall Street Journal reports...HSBC Holdings (HBC) is negotiating with an unnamed potential buyer for its 15.6% stake in Ping An Insurance Co. of China. The stake would be worth $9.17B at current prices, the Wall Street Journal reports.. REUTERS: Goldman Sachs (GS) bought warrants worth $40M in Dubai's Drake & Scull International less than a week after helping arrange a loan facility for the contracting firm, Reuters reports...The French power group EDF is part of a consortium in talks with Total (TOT) to buy its gas network and storage business, TIGF, according to Les Echos, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: The shadow banking industry has grown to about $67T, $6T higher than previously thought, leading global regulators to seek more oversight of financial transactions that fall outside traditional oversight, Bloomberg reports...Shares of Nokia (NOK) increased as much as 5.5%, the most in a month, after the company said it received reports that its new Lumia 920 smartphone had sold out in Germany, Bloomberg reports.
News For HBC;GS;TOT;NOK From The Last 14 Days
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March 26, 2015
08:17 EDTGSSEC Chairwoman proposes new 'dark pool' regulation, NY Post says
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White proposed new regulation Wednesday that would require high-frequency traders to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and provide the agency with a daily paper trail, reports the New York Post. The Post notes that there is a 60-day comment period before any SEC rule is finalized. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citi (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:36 EDTTOTOil surges after Saudis attack Yemen rebels, Reuters reports
The price of West Texas Intermediate oil was up about 4% after Saudi Arabia and other countries bombed Iranian-backed rebel forces in Yemen, according to Reuters. OVerseas stocks fell signficantly following the attacks, the news service noted. Publicly traded oil companies include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
March 24, 2015
07:45 EDTGSMetLife CEO letter may be early sign of bank earnings headwinds, WSJ says
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March 23, 2015
06:39 EDTTOTTotal CEO seeking $10B-$15B in financing for Russian expansion, WSJ says
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March 22, 2015
17:59 EDTTOTOPEC will not take sole responsibility for supporting oil price, Reuters says
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March 20, 2015
10:09 EDTGSAllstate enters accelerated share repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs
Allstate (ALL) said in a filing that on March 19, the Registrant entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS), to purchase $500M of its outstanding common stock. The majority of the shares to be repurchased under this agreement will be received by the Registrant at the agreementís inception. It is expected that Goldman will purchase the shares that it delivers under the agreement in the market within a timeframe not to exceed three months. The final purchase price per share and number of shares to be delivered by Goldman will be determined at the conclusion of the agreement and settlement will consist of the Registrant receiving shares based on the average of the daily volume weighted average prices of the Registrantís common stock during the period of Goldman purchases. If the Registrant is required to pay a settlement amount, the Registrant may elect to settle in cash or shares of its common stock. The agreement is part of the Registrantís repurchase program totaling $3B that was announced on February 4, 2015. All of the shares acquired by the Registrant under the agreement will be placed into its treasury.
07:19 EDTTOTWhite House expected to unveil fracking rules today, WSJ says
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06:37 EDTTOTOil prices fall again, Reuters reports
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March 19, 2015
11:53 EDTGSU.S. banks face headwinds in unloading oil loans, WSJ says
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07:19 EDTTOTKuwaiti minister says OPEC can't cut oil production, Bloomberg reports
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06:42 EDTGSAllianz hedges stake in China Pacific Insurance, Reuters says
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06:06 EDTGSSunrun powers up for IPO later this year, WSJ reports
Sunrun, a solar-energy company, is said to be working with Credit Suisse (CS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) on a potential IPO for later this year, sources tell The Wall Street Journal, which adds that the company was valued at $1.3B as of March 2014. Other solar companies that have gone public in recent years include residential solar installers like Vivint Solar (VSLR), backed by Blackstone (BX), and SolarCity (SCTY), backed by Tesla's (TSLA) Elon Musk. Reference Link
March 18, 2015
07:27 EDTGSFreeport seeks funding from Blackstone, Apollo, Reuters says
Freeport McMoRan (FCX) has hired Goldman Sachs (GS) and Barclays (BCS) to find private equity firms willing to finance certain of its energy projects and asset developments, reports Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Freeport is in talks with Blackstone (BX), Apollo (APO), and Warburg Pincus about a potential partnership. The sources say the firm may be seeking "several billion dollars," though discussions are in "very early" stages. Reference Link
06:09 EDTGSGoldman Sachs prices 6M shares of specialty lending arm, WSJ reports
According to a source, late yesterday, Goldman Sachs priced 6M shares of Goldman Sachs BDC, its specialty lending arm, at $20 per share with the shares set to begin trading today, The Wall Street Journal reports. Shares of Goldman Sachs BDC will trade under the ticker symbol "GSBD." Reference Link
March 16, 2015
11:11 EDTTOTOPEC sees oil prices to hit U.S. oil output by late 2015, Reuters says
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05:56 EDTTOTTotal looking to sell 20% stake in North Sea gasfield, Financial Times reports
Total is auctioning a stake in a North Sea gasfield, reports the Financial Times. The company is looking to sell a 20% stake in Laggan-Tormore, a deepwater project considered to be a prime asset in the energy group's portfolio. Total would continue to operate the field, with peak production expanded to be 500m cubic feet a day. Reference Link
March 13, 2015
06:32 EDTTOTIEA says oil price pressure likely to resume, Reuters reports
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06:29 EDTTOTOil companies reach tentative agreement with union, WSJ says
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March 12, 2015
13:14 EDTTOTShell, BP, Total oil trading divisions may yield profit boost, Bloomberg says
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06:58 EDTGSSoulCycle working with Goldman to examine options, mulling IPO, Reuters says
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