Tax bill lowered corporate tax rate, so why are some companies announcing charges? - MarketWatch

4h marketwatch
Most of the big U.S. banks announced multibillion-dollar charges instead of benefits from the new tax law—and here’s why (362-0)
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MetLife, U.S. regulators agree to set aside legal fight

1h reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government and MetLife Inc (MET.N) announced on Thursday they would jointly seek to dismiss an appeal over whether the insurance company should face stricter oversight as a key part of the financial system. (75-0)
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The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought - Bloomberg

7h bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (294-0)
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Business News Roundup, Jan. 19

2h sfgate
Wells Fargo said it has resolved issues related to double-billing that some customers using its online bill-pay service experienced Wednesday. The San Francisco company apologized and blamed an “internal processing error” for the “temporary double posting of some items.” (67-0)
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Apple Largess Would Come With Caveats - Bloomberg

8h bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (238-0)
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Most Asian markets carve out moderate gains despite softer US lead

51m moneycontrol
Major indexes in Asia were mostly higher on Friday although the Australian benchmark tracked lower. Wall Street, for its part, closed its Thursday session with slight losses amid political concerns. (40-0)
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Asia markets: US politics, dollar in focus

2h cnbc
Major indexes in Asia were mostly higher on Friday although the Australian benchmark tracked lower. Wall Street, for its part, closed its Thursday session with slight losses amid political concerns. (40-0)
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Morgan Stanley (MS) Beats Q4 Earnings Amid Trading Weakness

12h zacks
Amid trading slowdown, higher interest income and improvement in underwriting fees drove Morgan Stanley’s (MS - Free Report) fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings of 84 cents per share, which handily outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 77 cents. The reported figure was 14% above the prior-year quarter. Shares of Morgan Stanley have gained more than 1.5% in pre-market trading, largely driven by impressive investment banking performance. (175-0)
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SoftBank is now Uber’s largest shareholder as deal closes

7m livemint
San Francisco: A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp. closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber. (5-0)
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SoftBank is now Uber's largest shareholder; Kalanick's power nipped further

7m business-standard
A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber. (5-0)
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Morgan Stanley's (MS) CEO James Gorman on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

8h seekingalpha
Good morning. This is Sharon Yeshaya, Head of Investor Relations. During today's presentation, we will refer to our earnings release, strategic update and financial supplement, copies of which are available at morganstanley.com. (12-0)
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Auto Stock Roundup: General Motors, Ford Provide 2018 Outlook, Toyota Gears up for JV

11h zacks
The week saw a number of auto makers coming up with their 2018 outlook. General Motors Company (GM) expects 2017 earnings per share at the upper end of its guided range of $6-$6.5. Further for 2018, it expects the metric almost in line with the tally of 2017. The company expects that its performance in 2018 will be driven by its strengthening presence in the North American and Chinese markets as well as an improvement in the South American market. (19-0)
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Google, Temasek investing in Go-Jek as ride-hailing rivalry deepens-sources

14h thestar.com.my
A woman rides on the back of a motorbike, part of the Go-Jek ride-hailing service, on a busy street in central Jakarta. - Reuters (33-0)
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Google, Temasek investing in Indonesia's Go-Jek as ride-hailing rivalry deepens: sources - Channel NewsAsia

13h channelnewsasia
SINGAPORE: Google, Singapore investor Temasek and China's Meituan-Dianping are investing in Go-Jek as part of a US$1.2 billion fundraising round, bolstering the Indonesian ride-hailing firm in its battle with deep-pocketed rivals Grab and Uber, sources said. (18-0)
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Uber Completes Sale of $9.3 Billion in Stock Led by SoftBank - Bloomberg

7h bloomberg
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Nikkei edges up helped by financials; GMO soars

1h reuters
TOKYO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average edged up on Friday morning with financial stocks leading the gains after U.S. yields rose, while GMO Internet soared after an activist fund called on the company to abolish its takeover defences and reduce the power of its founder.
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Shinzo Abe's Party Wants Japan Ready for Video Games in Olympics - Bloomberg

1h bloomberg
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Boston Private Financial Holdings' (BPFH) CEO Clay Deutsch on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

10h seekingalpha
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFH) Q4 2017 Results Earnings Conference Call January 18, 2018 8:00 AM ET (7-0)
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China's Getting More Bang for its Credit Buck - Bloomberg

9h bloomberg
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Uber-SoftBank deal has closed, making SoftBank largest shareholder - Channel NewsAsia

6h channelnewsasia
SAN FRANCISCO: A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber. (2-0)
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SoftBank's acquisition of 15 percent of Uber closes

6h nzherald.co.nz
NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank says it has closed a deal to acquire 15 percent of Uber. (2-0)
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Uber-SoftBank deal has closed, making SoftBank largest shareholder

7h reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber. (2-0)
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Uber-SoftBank deal has closed, making SoftBank largest shareholder

7h in.reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber. (2-0)
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Lexus, Infiniti luxury car brands test ways to fight Tesla, German rivals - Channel NewsAsia

14h channelnewsasia
Japanese luxury auto brands Lexus and Infiniti are using the Detroit auto show to test new ways to regain momentum against Germany's prestige automakers and Silicon Valley's Tesla Inc . (9-0)
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Lexus, Infiniti luxury car brands test ways to fight Tesla, German rivals

14h reuters
DETROIT (Reuters) - Japanese luxury auto brands Lexus and Infiniti are using the Detroit auto show to test new ways to regain momentum against Germany’s prestige automakers and Silicon Valley’s Tesla Inc (TSLA.O). (9-0)
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U.S. senators question extent of Ford 'Do Not Drive' warning on airbags

5h reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senators asked the U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday to explain why a “do not drive” directive issued last week by Ford Motor Co (F.N) is limited to about 2,900 older pickup trucks and if other vehicles are potentially at risk from defective airbag inflators.
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How Has Fiat Chrysler Stock Fared in January 2018 So Far?

13h editors.aws.marketrealist
Italian-American auto giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) is set to release its 4Q17 earnings on January 25, 2018. According to its 2017 auto sales volumes, FCAU has continued to be the fourth-largest automaker in the US market after General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor Company (F).  (6-0)
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Lexus, Infiniti luxury car brands test ways to fight Tesla, German rivals

15h reuters
DETROIT, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Japanese luxury auto brands Lexus and Infiniti are using the Detroit auto show to test new ways to regain momentum against Germany’s prestige automakers and Silicon Valley’s Tesla Inc. (9-0)
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Xander’s co-working space venture The Hive planning to scale up, go pan-India

9h livemint
Bengaluru: After its first successful operational project in Bengaluru, The Hive, a co-working space venture backed by global investment firm The Xander Group Inc., is planning to scale up and go pan-India. (2-0)
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Bank of America's (BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2018-01-17 seekingalpha
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call January 17, 2018 8:30 AM ET (124-0)
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Lithium Investing: 2018 Key Trends In The Lithium Mining Markets

2018-01-17 seekingalpha
The global automotive industry continues to announce the release of new electric vehicle product offerings which is spurring investment into battery capacity. (99-1)
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Xerox-Fujifilm deal should have been changed long ago: Icahn - Channel NewsAsia

8h channelnewsasia
Hedge fund investor Carl Icahn called on Thursday for the termination or renegotiation of Xerox Corp's long-running joint venture with Fujifilm Holdings reiterating demands for a change of leadership at Xerox. (1-0)
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Carl Icahn Says Xerox Should Terminate or Revise Fuji Joint Venture - Bloomberg

8h bloomberg
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Japanese companies in driver’s seat for Indian bullet train deals

15h japantimes.co.jp
NEW DELHI – Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver’s seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion (around ¥1.8 trillion) Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policy — a push to “Make in India.” (4-0)
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Profit-taking pulls Tokyo stocks down further after Nikkei tests 24,000

15h japantimes.co.jp
Stocks lost further ground Thursday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as selling to lock in profits ensued after a morning surge pushed the benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average above 24,000 for the first time in more than 26 years. (4-0)
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Japan in driver’s seat for Indian bullet train deals

16h thehindubusinessline
Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver’s seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy—a push to ‘Make in India’. (5-0)
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Exclusive: Japan in driver's seat for Indian bullet train deals

17h in.reuters
NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver’s seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policy - a push to ‘Make in India’. (5-0)
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U.S. firm Cloud Peak to produce coal to new power plants in Fukushima

19h japantimes.co.jp
NEW YORK – Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will supply coal to two state-of-the-art thermal power plants being built in Fukushima Prefecture. (8-0)
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Deadly 2011 Tsunami Inspires One Man to Build Floating Electric Car - Bloomberg

16h bloomberg
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UPDATE 1-Carl Icahn seeks revision or termination of Xerox-Fujifilm deal

12h reuters
(Reuters) - Xerox Corp investor Carl Icahn on Thursday said he agreed with fellow stakeholder Darwin Deason that a joint venture between Xerox and Fujifilm Holdings should be revised or terminated, and reiterated a change in leadership.
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IBM, Maersk Partner to Bring Blockchain-Based Trade Platform

2018-01-17 zacks
To extend its primacy in blockchain technology, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM - Free Report) is joining forces with the largest container shipping firm in the world, A.P. Moller-Maersk. The partnership is intended to deliver a secure and efficient industry-wide trading platform using blockchain technology. (188-0)
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Nikkei ends lower after hitting new 26-year high

20h reuters
TOKYO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average ended lower on Thursday, pulling back from a new 26-year high as investors turned cautious, while real estate stocks and financial firms underperformed. (4-0)
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Market report: Imperial dips as deal talk stubbed out

2018-01-17 telegraph.co.uk
Imperial Brands slipped back towards multi-year lows after Japan Tobacco’s new boss poured cold water on hopes of a mega deal being struck by the two tobacco giants. (21-0)
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Nikkei soars helped by exporters; drugmakers fall

23h thehindubusinessline
Japan's Nikkei share average soared to a level not seen since November 1991 on Thursday morning after exporters such as electronics components manufacturers surged, tracking the strength on Wall Street overnight. The Nikkei rose 0.4 per cent to 23,962.11 in midmorning trade, after hitting 24,084.42, the highest level since November 1991. (6-0)
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MOVES-Union Bank adds executives in San Francisco office

2018-01-17 reuters
Jan 17 (Reuters) - MUFG Union Bank N.A., a unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, appointed Ann Hamilton as a fiduciary management executive, and Peter Bogardus as a private wealth adviser. (42-0)
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Nikkei soars helped by exporters; drugmakers fall

2018-01-18 reuters
TOKYO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average soared to a level not seen since November 1991 on Thursday morning after exporters such as electronics components manufacturers surged, tracking the strength on Wall Street overnight. (6-0)
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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

2018-01-17 reuters
Jan 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1100 GMT on Wednesday: (63-2)
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Japan in driver's seat for Indian bullet train deals - Channel NewsAsia

2018-01-18 channelnewsasia
NEW DELHI: Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver's seat to bag major supply contracts for a US$17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy: A push to "Make in India". (5-0)
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