Finance

Italy fines car finance cartel 678 million euros

Italy’s anti-trust authority said on January 9 it has fined a swathe of top car makers, including BMW, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford and Toyota, 678 million euros (USD 776 million) for operating a financing cartel. The car manufacturers and their respective banks which offer financing to customers purchasing vehicles were found guilty of running a cartel from 2003 to 2017, the AGCM ... Read More »

Don’t panic: Despite volatility, wealthy investors plan no money moves, CNBC survey says

It’s hard to avoid the allure of panicky headlines when the Dow is below 23,000 and the Nasdaq has entered a bear market, but for every “record” stampede of investors into bonds and sudden flood of money into cash tracked by a Wall Street firm, there’s a wealthy American making a money move that might seem even more shocking: not ... Read More »

A Cost-Saving Medical Revolution If We Can Finance It

  Getty Despite the constant barrage of negative news, this is an exciting time for patients. Truly innovative medicines and gene therapies are under development. New gene therapies are particularly exciting because these therapies do not just treat diseases – they often cure them by fixing underlying genetic defects, frequently with only one dose. There is great optimism that these ... Read More »

London to lose $900 billion to Frankfurt due to Brexit, German finance group claims

Boris Roessler | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The skyscrapers of Frankfurt’s banking metropolis. London is predicted to lose up to 800 billion euros ($909 billion) of assets by March next year, as banks move their business operations to other hubs before Brexit takes place. Lobby group Frankfurt Main Finance (FMF) released the figure last week, which it calculated based ... Read More »

Tesla shares crossed a key milestone, potentially saving the company a lot of money

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors, speaks during an event at the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Tesla’s shares hit a key milestone on Thursday that considerably eases pressure on the company. Shares closed around $363 on Thursday, higher than the conversion price of $359.88 per share ... Read More »

In a deepening crisis, Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament and called for fresh elections amid a deepening political crisis. An official notification signed by Sirisena announced the dissolution of Parliament effective midnight Friday. It said the names of candidates will be called before Nov. 26, and the election held on Jan. 5. The new Parliament is to be convened on Jan. 17. ... Read More »

Veritas Finance gets ₹200 crore funding from Norwest, others

Private equity (PE) firm Norwest Venture Partners has led the latest round of investment of ₹200 crore into non-banking financial company (NBFC) Veritas Finance Pvt. Ltd. Existing investors of Veritas—CDC Group Plc, UK’s Development Finance Institution and P. Surendra Pai, an anchor investor—also participated in the Series D investment, Veritas said in a statement on Thursday. Veritas lends to micro, ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia says kingdom to prosecute Khashoggi killers, lauds US ties

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that those behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in the kingdom and that the investigation would take time. Jubeir told a security summit in Bahrain that Riyadh’s relations with the United States were “ironclad” amid what he described as “media hysteria” over the killing of Khashoggi at ... Read More »

Australia warned China against ‘intimidation’ in the South China Sea after a tense standoff with a US destroyer

Australia is warning Beijing not to use “intimidation or ­aggressive tactics” after a Chinese destroyer challenged a US Navy warship during a tense standoff in the South China Sea. The Chinese ship faced off with the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Decatur on Sunday during a close encounter near Gaven Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands. US officials described the showdown as “unsafe,” claiming that the ... Read More »

Week ahead in business and finance

Monday Full-year results MJ Gleeson Trading update Dairy Crest Economics CPI (EZ) Tuesday The focus at Ocado is shifting from bagging overseas contracts to executing them. The FTSE 100 firm’s shares have surged after striking deals to supply its automated warehouses to companies in France, Canada, Sweden and the US. City analysts now expect the flow of deals to slow. ... Read More »