Posts from Monday Sep 2 2013

Vodazon, and tax: can’t… get… outraged…

Financial maze du jour — can you get tens of billions of pounds in cash through this corporate structure to a big, tax-free investor payout? Start from the bottom, find your way to the top. Read more

Calling all fraudulent hedgie bounty hunters

We missed this interesting idea on Friday. From the SEC…

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that three whistleblowers have been awarded more than $25,000 combined for tips and information they provided to help the SEC and Justice Department stop a sham hedge fund. Read more

A financial vulnerability heat map, Asia edition

Courtesy of Ajay Singh Kapur and team at Merrill Lynch. Click to enlarge.

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Markets Live: Monday, 2nd September, 2013

Live markets commentary from FT.com 

Markets Live — we’re back…

They’re back. They’re rested. Bryce probably has something to say about Vodafone-Verizon

Join Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder at 11 AM London time on Monday for the return of Markets Live’s regular chats, after its summer hiatus… See you at the usual place.

The (early) Lunch Wrap

Vodafone and Verizon set to approve $130bn deal || Kerry says US tests prove sarin used in Syria attacks || More expansionary Chinese manufacturing PMIs || Renault COO quits || India’s growth is at its slowest rate since 2009 || Joseph Ackermann quits Zurich Insurance Group || Four new radiation hotspots discovered at Fukushima || Trouble brews for tea growers in wake of Egypt crisis || Markets Read more

Peripherally, yours

An interesting pair of charts to juxtapose on a Monday morning, and a PMI day… courtesy of Societe Generale. They point out that the eurozone is straggling to recovery, though apparently in spite of the ECB failing to shore up money growth: Read more

Further reading

Elsewhere on Monday,

- Labor Day: “…all the days in the year are now, unofficially, Capital Days.”

- Voda/Verizon and CGT: “I have learned that the British taxman will not get a penny”

- The ‘premium for boring’.

- Will the wrong kind of inflation stop Abenomics? Read more

The 6am Cut London

Asian stocks higher, crude falls as imminent Syria strike fears fade || Verizon and Vodafone agree $130bn deal || Official China PMI at 16-month high || India’s growth slows to 2009 low || Microsoft to appoint activist to board || For new radiation hotspots at Fukushima || Everbright Securities fined Rmb523m Read more