Month: December 2020

During 2020, our society has been faced with an economic crisis, health crisis, social justice crisis and environmental crisis. The pandemic has rapidly changed how banks engage with customers and employees; accelerating the shift from in-person interactions to digital engagements. Successfully leading a digital transformation requires much more than smart technology choices, culture is key.
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Heading into the New Year, weak oil prices and production declines will continue to strain several North Dakota cities dependent on oil-related revenue. A prolonged period of production declines will hit the state’s Bakken Shale hub cities of Williston, Minot and Dickinson the hardest, according to a Moody’s Investors Service comment. Moody’s rates Williston Ba2
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Municipal bonds were stable on Wednesday as the market remained mostly unchanged on the last full trading day of 2020. Thursday will see an early close with a full close on Friday. Trading will resume on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Residual position-squaring is about all that is happening this week — and much of last
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The EU and China have announced a long-awaited deal on an investment treaty, in a move that is aimed at opening up lucrative new corporate opportunities but risks antagonising president-elect Joe Biden’s incoming US administration.  The accord was confirmed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and EU leaders including European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen
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Investment banks across the world have generated a record $124.5bn in fees this year as companies raced to raise cash to outlast the pandemic. The windfall came as lenders earned all-time high fees underwriting debt and equity offerings for clients like aeroplane maker Boeing, property rental site Airbnb and telecoms group SoftBank, according to data
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Julie Faupel, REALM founder and CEO Courtesy of REALM REALM™ the first collaborative global real estate collective launched during the Pandemic delivers $5.4 Billion in inventory in nine months. When I wrote about REALM’s launch last April the pandemic was hitting the country hard. Julie Faupel, REALM founder and CEO and owner of Jackson Hole Real
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Sheila Patel, chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s asset-management unit, is leaving the $1.8 trillion division after almost two decades at the firm. Patel, 51, is among the company’s most senior women and shepherded some of Goldman’s highest-profile relationships with investors around the world. She will step down from the partnership and become an advisory
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The EU and China are close to reaching a long-awaited business investment deal as Brussels seeks to level the playing field for European companies operating in the Chinese market.  During a meeting with national ambassadors in Brussels on Monday, the European Commission reported progress on talks with Beijing, including on the core remaining issue of
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Tesla’s stock is stupidly expensive. It may go higher and shareholders may be rewarded, or it may languish or fall. There is no law prohibiting stupidly expensive from becoming moronically expensive. Moreover, speculative companies that actually achieve explosive sales and profit growth for a number of years can actually make outlandish valuations seem justified for
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Most-loved home gifts you can give yourself after the holiday. getty Did you receive a wellness-inspired Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah gift this year? According to Amazon’s most-loved home product selections this week, many of you did. For those who didn’t get health-enhancing gifts for your home, here are five of the popular site’s page one
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