Month: July 2021

Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend have sold an 8,520-square-foot home in Beverly Hills for $16.8 million. The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion has been on the market for a year. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen sell their Beverly Hills home for $16.8 million Credit: Anthony Barcelo/Douglas Elliman Listing agent Marshall Peck of Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills,
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Triple-A benchmarks were little changed on Friday while U.S. Treasuries ended the week stronger amid mixed economic data. Muni participants await a new month with growing issuance, but perhaps not quite enough as issuers are hesitant to add more debt before final word from Washington on infrastructure. The net negative supply likely will keep interest
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China-based companies will have to disclose more about their structure and contacts with the Chinese government before listing in the US, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday. Gary Gensler, the chair of the US corporate and markets regulator, has asked staff to ensure greater transparency from Chinese companies following the controversy surrounding the
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This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   It was a tumultuous week in China outside the financial world with severe flooding hitting Zhengzhou and typhoon In-Fa lashing into cities around
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Municipal bond market participants got little of what they hoped for fromf the slimmed-down bipartisan infrastructure agreement the Senate advanced this week. That raises the market’s stake in the outcome of Senate Democrats’ plan to move a massive social spending plan along party lines later this year. Despite the inclusion of a few provisions applauded
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US economic growth rose slightly in the second quarter to 6.5 per cent on an annualised basis, a weaker-than-expected increase as strong consumption was offset by lagging private investment. The data from the US commerce department on Thursday fell short of economists’ forecasts of 8.5 per cent growth on an annualised basis, and compared with
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Real estate agents perform a critical function in the American housing landscape, bringing buyers and sellers together and making certain each side is responsibly represented. Recently, however, a number of class-action lawsuits and a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation have been initiated against all the largest national real estate brokerages. These attacks contend that, because
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The Federal Reserve has toyed for years with opening something called a standing repo facility to prevent short-term rates markets from blowing up. Following a 2019 disruption and another early in the pandemic, the central bank finally took that step. The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building Bloomberg News The permanent repurchase-agreement facility, one for
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The South Korean government has proposed an amendment to the tax code to allow the country’s tax authority to seize and sell cryptocurrencies belonging to delinquent taxpayers. “The revision will allow direct seizing without court-approved change in ownership records. Assets held by tax dodgers in the form of digital coins will no longer evade seizure
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The $22tn market for US government debt risks being rattled by frequent bouts of dysfunction that threaten global financial stability unless urgent reforms are made to enhance liquidity, according to a group of heavyweight former policymakers. A consortium that includes former US Treasury secretaries Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers as well as retired central bankers
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