Olivia Harris | Reuters Authorities around the world, including the United States, Switzerland and Singapore have looked into anti-money laundering breaches relating to 1MDB. The financial scandal — one of the world’s biggest — has rocked Malaysian politics and involves players as diverse as Goldman Sachs and Hollywood. The state of 1MDB’s finances has been
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Adam Dell grew up in Houston, the son of a dentist and a stockbroker. His older brother Michael was a big deal in computing. After a career in venture capital brought him some fame and fortune of his own, he had a child with Padma Lakshmi, a model and movie star. Now he is settling
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Pier 1 Imports‘ stock plummeted more than 20 percent Thursday morning after the company reported sales that missed analysts’ expectations, also ceasing its dividend payouts. The home furnishings retailer said halting its dividend payments to investors “will enable the company to allocate greater resources toward implementing its three-year strategic plan to drive sales and earnings
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When planning for health-care costs in retirement, it pays to factor in a particular worst-case scenario: An earlier-than-anticipated workforce exit. A new analysis from Fidelity Investments estimates that a healthy, 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $280,000 to cover their health care costs in retirement. For individuals, the projection is $133,000 for a man
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Bank of New York Mellon reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit on Thursday, as surging equity markets and a weaker dollar helped drive double-digit growth in its assets servicing and management businesses. Shares of the world’s largest custodian bank rose 3.3 percent at $54 in premarket trading. Asset servicing revenue surged 13 percent to $1.52 billion,
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Procter & Gamble – Procter & Gamble earned an adjusted $1 per share for its third quarter, 2 cents a share above estimates. Revenue also exceeded forecasts. Its beauty and homecare businesses were among the units that did well during the quarter. Separately, the consumer products
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TSMC is the world’s largest semiconductor foundry company, manufacturing chips for leading technology firms including Apple and Nvidia. Morgan Stanley said Apple’s iPhone was a big reason for TSMC’s poor guidance. “Smartphone semi weakness [is] the main reason for the revenue shortfall,” analyst Charlie Chan wrote in a note to clients Thursday. “Beside the order
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High-testosterone managers “trade more frequently, have a stronger preference for lottery-like stocks and are more likely to succumb to the disposition effect,” the report said, referring to the tendency of investors to sell assets at higher prices and holding onto those that have dropped in value. The researchers also found that hedge-fund investors — specifically,
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G-20 countries are “weak” and have moved “too slowly” in improving transparency over financial secrecy two years after the Panama Papers revealed how wealthy individuals hide their money, an international corruption watchdog said Thursday. Transparency International warned that 10 G-20 nations have “very weak” legal frameworks that do little to help law enforcement officials and
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Shares of aluminum producer Alcoa jumped almost four percent in after-hours trade after the company reported first quarter earnings that beat expectations. Here’s how the company did compared with what Wall Street expected: EPS: 0.77 vs. 0.70 cents. Revenue: $3.09 billion vs. $3.08 billion. In its earnings release, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company is projecting global
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AmEx has spent heavily on rewards to lure customers as it faces more competition from banks like J.P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup. Here are the results: —EPS: $1.86, compared to an estimate of $1.71 from Thomson Reuters —Revenue: $9.72 billion, compared to an estimate of $9.46 billion, according to Thomson Reuters In January, former CEO
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that he is investigating at least 13 cryptocurrency exchanges, including the popular platform Coinbase. “Too often, consumers don’t have the basic facts they need to assess the fairness, integrity, and security of these trading platforms,” Schneiderman said in a statement. Schneiderman said he hopes to make
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