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Goldman's purchase of securities, also known as " Hunger Bonds " because of the country's extreme poverty, were for $2.8 billion in bonds from the state-run oil company PDVSA for only $ 865 million . But some analysts suggest the government may be able to raise new money through private transactions, like the one with Goldman, that rely on selling existing bonds through the secondary market.
  • Crude oil prices plunge sharply on Thursday

    Economy

    It's believed that this will be more than sufficient to bring the oil market back into balance, by which they mean bring oil stocks back down to their five year average. He said: "The market is now under downwards stress because of U.S. shale where production has come up significantly". One supportive factor for oil prices have been U.S.
  • Liberum Capital Increases Man Group Plc (EMG) Price Target to GBX 177

    Economy

    As per Monday, November 21, the company rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas. Barclays Capital maintained Intertek Group plc (LON:ITRK) rating on Thursday, June 23. WS Atkins PLC (LON:ATK) insider Heath Drewett purchased 7 shares of WS Atkins PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. On Tuesday, December 13 Kizilbash Imran sold $6.71M worth of Schlumberger Limited.
  • Sell-side Review on Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM)

    Economy

    The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $20.21. About 128,216 shares traded. British American Tobacco PLC (ADR) (NYSEMKT:BTI) has risen 17.78% since May 31, 2016 and is uptrending. (NYSE:PDM) for 4,649 shares. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, April 11 by Canaccord Genuity. Barclays Capital initiated Equinix, Inc. The company was initiated on Friday, September 23 by CapitalOne.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) SVP Sells $577799.85 in Stock

    Economy

    Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky now owns 793,637 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $18,809,000 after buying an additional 3,800 shares during the period. Ricci sold 6,460 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 25th. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 3.40 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).
  • Ohio Sues Five Drug Firms, Saying They Fueled Opioid Crisis

    Ohio Sues Five Drug Firms, Saying They Fueled Opioid Crisis

    Economy

    The drugmakers sued by DeWine are Purdue Pharma; Endo Health Solutions; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and its subsidiary, Cephalon; Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals; and Allergan . Nearly 2 million Americans either abused or were dependent on prescription opioid painkillers in 2014, according to the CDC. Teva Pharmaceuticals says it's still reviewing the lawsuit and is unable to comment.
  • US pending home sales fell again in April

    US pending home sales fell again in April

    Economy

    But the association says its Realtor members report foot traffic that is higher than it was last April. Mortgage applications fell 3.4 percent last week as rates remained steady but the housing inventory stayed lean. Yun, NAR's 2017 President William E. Brown and Berkeley Hass Real Estate Group Chair Ken Rosen are among the prominent experts scheduled to speak. First-time buyers were 34 percent of sales in April, which was the highest since last September and July 2012.
  • Greek govt official describes blast as attack

    Economy

    Former prime minister Costas Simitis and George Papandreou also visited the hospital along government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos and the Governor of the central Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, has been informed of the incident, ANA said.
  • Merkel says Germany can't rely on USA or Trump

    Economy

    President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, two senior US officials familiar with his plans said Wednesday. "If Mr. "This would be a colossal mistake", said Nick Burns, who served as under secretary of state during George W. Bush's administration. There have been influential voices urging Trump not to ditch the Paris accord.
  • JPMorgan, BofA Trading Revenue on Pace to Drop at Least 10%

    Economy

    About 5,551 shares traded. ( NYSE : JPM ). Delta Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp Tn stated it has 15,109 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. It has underperformed by 8.24% the S&P500. (NYSE:JPM). George Kaiser Family Foundation reported 1.11% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Agricole on Tuesday, August 25.
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant Faces Premature Retirement

    Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant Faces Premature Retirement

    Economy

    Three Mile Island isn't alone: FirstEnergy Corp. has said it could decide next year to sell or close its three nuclear plants - Davis-Besse and Perry in OH and Beaver Valley in Pennsylvania . Power demand in the US has been flat for almost a decade, creating a battle for market share between different generation sources. Exelon employs 675 people at the plant.