Fri.Jul 05, 2024

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European Competition Law Newsletter – July 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

European Commission Imposes Fine for Deletion of WhatsApp Messages During Dawn Raid - One of the basic lessons taught during competition law compliance training is that companies should never obstruct a dawn raid carried out to investigate anti-competitive behaviour. The European Commission (EC), along with national competition law regulators in the EU, UK and elsewhere, considers this a serious issue, and large fines on the company for a breach are inevitable.

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Antitrust: FTC Alums Push Back on “Drop a Dime on Roll-ups” Initiative

Deal Lawyers

Last week, I blogged about the FTC & DOJ’s “Request for Information” (RFI) asking the public to provide information to help the agencies “identify serial acquisitions and roll-up strategies throughout the economy that have led to consolidation that has harmed competition.

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Sustainability is in our DNA

World Finance

Discover how KBC Asset Management is leading the charge in sustainable investing, integrating ESG principles into its strategies, and pioneering responsible investment solutions for a better future

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These stocks are seeing big insider selling recently, including 2 major AI plays

CNBC: Investing

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang sold nearly $60 million in shares at the end of June and in early July.

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How to Avoid Getting "Ghosted": Top 3 Secrets to Staying Relevant with Gen Z

Speaker: Brian Muse-McKenney, Chief Revenue Officer & Matt Simester, Cards and Payments Expert

In today’s world of social media, dating apps, and remote work, businesses risk becoming irrelevant or getting "ghosted" if they fail to meet the evolving needs of Gen Z consumers. In this new webinar, Brian Muse-McKenney of Episode Six and Matt Simester of Payments Consultancy Limited will reveal key considerations banks should factor into their efforts to develop target products for the next generation of bank customers.

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Smart Home Market Set for 28.02% CAGR Surge, Reaching USD 734.75 Billion by 2031 | SkyQuest Technology

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Westford, USA, July 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SkyQuest projects that the smart home market will attain a value of USD 734.75 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 28.02% during the forecast period (2024-2031). Increasing adoptions of AI in all types of home appliances for smart features is more likely to drive the sales of the product. The latest features of these digital assistants, such as Bluetooth speakers and hands-free channel changing features, are driving the sales of these smart home app

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Empowering Employees with Data: The Key to Effective Business Decisions

Global Banking & Finance

In the modern business environment, data has become a crucial asset for empowering employees and optimizing organizational processes. From my perspective as an industrial engineer and consultant, I have observed firsthand how the integration of data into daily operations transforms various aspects of organizations.

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Wells Fargo gives its best tactical trades for the third quarter

CNBC: Investing

The bank offered up eight stocks that it said may see positive catalysts drive up their share prices.

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Fireside Friday with… Citi’s Chris Gooch

The TRADE

What role would you say active ETFs are playing in the progression of the asset class? Active is a game changer and it’s going to broaden the audience yet again for the product set. It’s going to disrupt the traditional mutual fund market and I truly believe it’s going to position ETFs as the wrapper of choice for managers. What’s particularly notable is the willingness of big asset managers to launch their latest active strategies in an ETF wrapper.

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Nvidia gets rare Wall Street downgrade on valuation concerns

CNBC: Investing

New Street is raising the alarm on shares of Nvidia after the AI chip giant's June rally.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Navigating Uncertainties: A Business Owner’s Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

Sun Acquisitions

In the ever-evolving business landscape, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become expected growth, expansion, and consolidation strategies. However, beneath the surface of these deals lies a complex web of uncertainties that can make or break the success of such endeavors. While M&A transactions offer promising opportunities, they also present significant risks and challenges that demand careful navigation.

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Inflation will be in focus in the week ahead as stocks attempt to sustain all-time highs

CNBC: Investing

A recently improving inflation picture has investors hopeful the Federal Reserve could start lowering rates as soon as September.

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BESTINVER sales trader joins MIT SIM

The TRADE

Brokerage business MIT SIM has appointed Neil Terence O’Connor as equity trader. MIT SIM carries out a range of brokerage activities, with a particular focus on supporting investors looking at small to medium sized enterprises. Milan-based O’Connor joins following almost 15 years at ACCIONA Group’s Spanish asset manager, BESTINVER. He most recently served as e quity sales trader, leveraging key knowledge of the Italian, Swiss, US and UK markets.

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From Failures to Success: Tackling UPI Payment Failures with Razorpay

Razorpay

Imagine you run a small retail store, and a customer is ready to make a purchase using UPI. You have a steady stream of customers, and UPI has made transactions quick and efficient – most of the time. As the customer attempts to pay using their UPI app, you both wait for the confirmation, but instead, a payment failure notification appears. Now you are wondering why the transaction was unsuccessful, making other customers wait longer.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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Convertible Bonds in Today’s Economy

MergersCorp M&A International

Convertible bonds are a type of security that offers a steady stream of income but also holds the potential for capital appreciation in the form of a stock. So basically, this instrument functions like a traditional bond by offering fixed interest payments at regular intervals but they also come with a conversion option and the number of shares is predetermined at a specific price.

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Relaxo’s success story: Repeat purchases unlocked with RazorpayBillme

Razorpay

RazorpayBillme Drives Relaxo’s retention Founded in 1984, Relaxo is India’s largest footwear manufacturer and has carved a niche for itself as a beacon of quality and affordability in the Indian footwear industry. Relaxo caters to a wide spectrum of consumers, and presently has over 400+ physical stores and a strong online presence. Stepping Over Hurdles: Relaxo’s Quest for a Seamless Billing Experience Relaxo was in search of a solution that would Fit seamlessly with their billing systems

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Semiconductor stocks just capped off a strong start to 2024. What to expect in the second half

CNBC: Investing

Wall Street isn't giving up on semiconductor stocks after another hot start to the year.

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Generative AI Market Projected to Surpass USD 521.51 Billion by 2031, Witnessing 46.45% CAGR Growth

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Westford, USA, July 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SkyQuest projects that Global Generative AI Market will attain a value of USD 521.51 Billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 46.45% over the forecast period (2024-2031). Continuous developments in AI technology are opening new avenues for producing high-caliber, human-like material in a variety of sectors. These include natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, and generative adversarial networks (GANs).

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Purbeck Insurance Services Responds to the outcome of the U.K. General Election

Global Banking & Finance

Purbeck Insurance Services Responds to the outcome of the U.K. General Election “Labour needs to prioritise small business growth and funding” 5th July 2024: Todd Davison, MD of Purbeck Insurance Services says: “We want to see Labour prioritising small business growth and funding.

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Liquid Biopsy Market to Surpass USD 24.14 Billion by 2031, Witnessing 11.21% CAGR Growth | SkyQuest Technology

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Westford, USA, July 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SkyQuest projects that the liquid biopsy market will attain a value of USD 24.14 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 11.21% during the forecast period (2024-2031). This market has received great momentum due to increased incidence of cancer on a global scale, alongside the greater need for fast and minimally invasive modalities of diagnosis.

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Unlocking the Potential: Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Thailand for Expats and Impact on Travel Trends

Global Banking & Finance

Thailand, a place with a lot of special matters to do, is an awesome place for expats to purchase property. Thailand has a lot to offer; from touring historical ruins to diving in coral reefs to taking cooking classes, there is something for everyone.

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Edge Computing Market to Reach USD 192.40 Billion by 2031, Growing at 37.09% CAGR | SkyQuest Technology

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Westford, USA, July 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SkyQuest projects that the edge computing market will attain a value of USD 192.40 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 37.09% during the forecast period (2024-2031). The widespread usage and adoption of IoT is leading to overload on cloud foundation is the driving factor of the edge computing market. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there is seen a surge in the adoption of edge computing and data centres.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Chery launches 28,000 euro crossover SUV in Italy as it plans Europe expansion

Global Banking & Finance

Chery launches 28,000 euro crossover SUV in Italy as it plans Europe expansion MILAN (Reuters) – China’s Chery Auto is starting sales in Italy with a petrol version of its Omoda 5 crossover SUV, priced from 27,900 euros ($30,182), as the automaker assesses its options to expand its manufacturing capacity and sales in Europe.

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AKVA group ASA: Acquisition of 100% ownership in Observe Technologies

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

AKVA group ASA (AKVA) is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Observe Technologies Limited (Observe) to further strengthen and complement its digital capabilities.

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UniCredit CEO says M&A is a possibility, not a must

Global Banking & Finance

UniCredit CEO says M&A is a possibility, not a must ROME (Reuters) – UniCredit is willing to consider M&A opportunities if financial conditions are right, but they are not a must, Chief Executive Andrea Orcel said in an interview published on Friday.

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Bank of America's global 'Best of Breed' portfolio is trouncing the market. Here's what's in it

CNBC: Investing

Of the more than 3,000 companies in the bank's coverage universe, just 26 qualified for the firm's list.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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North Sea oil producers urge Labour’s Starmer for tax clarity

Global Banking & Finance

North Sea oil producers urge Labour’s Starmer for tax clarity By Ron Bousso LONDON (Reuters) – North Sea oil and gas producers urged Britain’s incoming Prime Minister Keir Starmer to provide clarity on his election promise to increase tax on the sector, warning it could lead to a rapid decline in output and revenue.

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HSBC Bank Plc - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Wood Group (John) plc

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI) PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITYRule 8.5.

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A buying opportunity in a consumer stock with a long-term bullish trend, according to the charts

CNBC: Investing

David Keller breaks down the charts in Crocs.

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