As Leaders Await Full Offer, May Vows EU Citizens’ Rights In U.K.

A tepid reception from EU leaders was met, who stressed that many issues remain unresolved, to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal to safeguard residency rights of European Union citizens currently living in the U.K. Saying she wanted to offer them as much certainty as possible about their futures, almost all 3 million EU citizens…

UBS Says In Five Years, Japan’s Bond Market Would Be Surpassed By China’s To Become World’s Second Largest

UBS Asset Management said in a report that overtaking Japan’s to become the world’s second largest behind the United States’, China’s bond market will double in size from the current $9 trillion over the next five years. Local provinces and cities were prohibited from borrowing from banks in a law passed in 2015 and that is the underpinning…

Betting On Artificial Intelligence Is Tencent’s Social Network Group President

As companies big and small continue to invest in it and develop their expertise, artificial intelligence has a bright future ahead even though it may still be in its nascent stage, says a senior executive at Chinese tech giant Tencent. He was very bullish about A.I. and a big proponent of offering A.I. as a service,…

$100 Million Invested Into Cybersecurity Start-Up Cybereason By SoftBank Corp

A $100 million funding from Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank Corp — a subsidiary of SoftBank Group was secured by Cybereason, a Boston-based cybersecurity firm specializing in end-point detection and response to digital security breaches, the company announced on Wednesday. The backers of the start-up also include Charles River Ventures, Lockheed Martin and Spark Capital and the start-up has raised…

New Frontier For Shareholder Disruption Is Australia Where There Are No More Quiet Chats

A corporate culture that has long favored quiet chats over splashy headlines is being shaken up as activist funds are targeting other Australian firms and as BHP Billiton fends off the attention of Elliott Management. In an effort to improve returns, and in order to pressure corporate boards criticized as clubby and conservative, activist investors…

Former Luxembourg Fin Min Says ‘No Way’ UK Can Get Passporting Rights After Brexit

According to Luc Frieden, who has held several portfolios within the Luxembourg cabinet over the past few decades, U.K. financial services firms will definitely not be able to carry on business as normal within the European Union (EU) after it leaves the bloc. “We need a strong partnership with the United Kingdom, it’s our neighbor…