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09/18/2020 | 07:16am EDT
China's Stock Bulls Spark a Decoupling in Market Prices 

Some mismatch between a company's shares listed on China's mainland and their counterparts in Hong Kong isn't unusual. But the growing gulf is creating a strange situation where companies can simultaneously have two radically different valuations.

SoftBank Sells Brightstar, Carrying On Its Divestiture Spree 

Japan's SoftBank continued a remarkable string of asset sales, saying it is selling U.S.-based wireless-services unit Brightstar to a private-equity firm founded by a former Brightstar executive.

CaixaBank, Bankia Agree Merger Terms 

The boards of CaixaBank and Bankia have approved a merger that will create a leading Spanish domestic lender with assets of more than EUR650 billion.

LSE in Borsa Italiana Talks with Euronext 

London Stock Exchange has entered into exclusive talks with Euronext for the sale of Borsa Italiana, having received and reviewed a number of proposals from interested parties for MTS and the Italian exchange.

Investec Warns on First-Half Outcome 

Investec said trading in the first five months of the year was impacted by volatile markets, caused by the coronavirus, and warned that it expects interim headline EPS to be 47%-57% below the prior year's levels.

Rocket Internet in Profit Warning 

Rocket Internet reported an underlying loss of EUR82.8 million in the first half as the coronavirus hit valuations of companies in its portfolio, and cautioned that Ebitda this year is unlikely to match last year's figure.

Fed Details New Round of Big-Bank Stress Tests 

The Federal Reserve will analyze large banks' ability to withstand two coronavirus-related recession scenarios as part of a second round of stress tests later this year, the central bank said.

Lawmakers Tangle Over Fed's Muni-Market Rescue 

The Fed stood ready to back the municipal market as a lender of last resort during the pandemic. So far, only two borrowers have tapped the facility for funding.

Calpers Moves to Enhance Control of Investment Oversight 

The overseers of the largest U.S. public pension system agreed late Wednesday to take a direct role in managing the retirement plan's chief investment officer.

Ex-GPB Capital Executive Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Theft 

Michael Cohn, a former Securities and Exchange Commission examiner who faced felony charges related to accessing information about a probe of private-equity firm GPB Capital Holdings, which he joined as compliance chief, has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of theft.


Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
BANKIA 2.65% 1.784 Delayed Quote.23.12%
CAIXABANK, S.A. -3.86% 2.591 Delayed Quote.23.32%
INVESTEC GROUP -1.31% 55.65 End-of-day quote.51.88%
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC -0.30% 7960 Delayed Quote.-11.57%
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP. -0.80% 7834 End-of-day quote.-2.78%
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