Risk of No-Deal Brexit Is at All-Time High, Says Aviva Investors

Jun.03 — “People should be very concerned,” says Peter Fitzgerald, chief investment officer of multi-assets and macro at Aviva Investors. “The risks of a no-deal Brexit are probably higher now than they have been at any other point,” he says on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

Donald Trump threatens to send military to ‘dominate’ nationwide protests | ABC News

US President Donald Trump spoke to the media in Washington DC amid violent protests and unrest in the city. Taking no questions from reporters, Mr. Trump said he urged state governors to deploy the entirety of the national guard to ‘dominate’ protests raging throughout the United States, saying if they refused, he would deploy ‘civilian … Read more Donald Trump threatens to send military to ‘dominate’ nationwide protests | ABC News

Is Assad turning on his cronies? I Inside Story

The inner circle of Syria’s president Bashar Al Assad has always been tight, any disputes within the ruling family were kept strictly behind closed doors. Until recently. There’s a rift between the president’s cousin Rami Makhlouf and the Syrian government, and it’s very public. Makhlouf has long been considered untouchable, but now he’s accused of … Read more Is Assad turning on his cronies? I Inside Story

Vanguard’s Wright-Casparius Found Opportunities in Less-Traded Treasuries

May.21 — Gemma Wright-Casparius, Vanguard Group’s Inc. fixed-income portfolio manager who heads four actively managed mutual funds with combined assets of about $50 billion, says she found investment opportunities in older, less-traded Treasuries as liquidity disappeared amid the pandemic in March. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu and Romaine Bostick on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.”

This is Joe Biden’s best path to win in 2020

In 2016, Donald Trump won Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, three states Republican’s hadn’t won in years. While many believe Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s likeliest win would come from taking back the midwest, Chris Cillizza explains why that conventional wisdom may not be Biden’s best bet. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Why the Midwest is not *the* … Read more This is Joe Biden’s best path to win in 2020

Josh Williams: Opportunities for Crypto in Gaming

Forte cofounder and CEO Josh Williams does a deep dive on “Opportunities for Crypto and Gaming.” Williams explains that blockchain technology could have an even bigger impact on gaming than the internet because it’s not just connecting people, but potentially changing business models by aligning the incentives of developers and players. It can do this … Read more Josh Williams: Opportunities for Crypto in Gaming

FBI Seizes Sen. Richard Burr’s Phone in Investigation Over Stock Sales: Report

FBI agents seized the mobile phone of Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, as part of an investigation into stock sales, according to a published report. Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and three other senators sold holdings after receiving closed-door briefings on Capitol Hill early this year about the emerging threat … Read more FBI Seizes Sen. Richard Burr’s Phone in Investigation Over Stock Sales: Report

Commerzbank ‘Confident’ Will See Recovery in Valuation Results: CFO

May.13 — Commerzbank AG Chief Financial Officer Bettina Orlopp talks about the company’s financial results, outlook and strategy. The Frankfurt-based lender took a 479 million-euro ($520 million) hit to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis, joining peers in marking down assets and boosting reserves to deal with bad loans. Orlopp speaks with Matt … Read more Commerzbank ‘Confident’ Will See Recovery in Valuation Results: CFO

Luanda leaks: Angola’s Isobel Dos Santos calls for assets to be unfrozen

In tonight’s edition: Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angola’s ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, accuses the government of resorting to forgery to freeze her assets last year. In Ethiopia the only ventilator specialist rushes to train staff amid the spread of Covid 19 and finally in Ivory Coast, students turn to ditance learning to keep … Read more Luanda leaks: Angola’s Isobel Dos Santos calls for assets to be unfrozen