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Aberdeen sees biggest office investment ...

The Class A office building at 16 North Esplanade West – leased in its entirety to a subsidiary of Neptune Energy Group, the exploration and production company – was sold by a limited partnership managed by Tritax to Glade Capital. The property has been marketed with an asking price of £15.25million. Register to our daily […]

European Parliament votes to ‘freeze’ in

MEPs voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to freeze the legislative process to ratify the EU’s investment pact with China until Beijing lifts punishments against European lawmakers. The motion was passed by 599 MPs, with 30 votes against and 58 abstentions, dealing a blow to the fate of the pact, officially known as the Comprehensive Agreement on […]

European Commission fines three investme...

Seven banks have been named as having breached EU antitrust rules by participating together in a trading cartel covering the primary and secondary market for European government bonds, the European Commission revealed in a statement on May 20. These were Bank of America, Natixis, Nomura, RBS (now NatWest), UBS, UniCredit and WestLB (now Portigon). But […]

EU threatens to freeze huge investment d...

The European Parliament warned China on Thursday that it would not ratify a long-awaited investment deal as long as sanctions against European Union lawmakers remain in place. European lawmakers passed a resolution in which they condemned “the baseless and arbitrary sanctions” imposed by Beijing on individuals and European institutions in March. The European Parliament’s criticism […]

European Parliament freezes controversia...

FIDH welcomes the decision taken on May 20 by the European Parliament to freeze the ratification of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). Adopted by an overwhelming majority, the resolution uncompromisingly denounces China for the violations committed against the Uyghur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region which could “constitute crimes against humanity under international […]

Hope the EU realizes the value of the in...

As China-EU relations are strained due to the European Union’s interference in China’s internal affairs in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, many wonder if the EU will delay ratification of the Comprehensive Agreement on China-EU investment because EU politicians have sent mixed signals. EU business circles are understandably more worried than their Chinese counterparts about the […]

Local tech leader closes investment deal...

The country’s leading IT systems integrator, Micro-D International Inc. (MDI), along with its wholly-owned subsidiary Novare Technologies, recently entered into a multibillion-peso investment deal with the Japanese private equity firm ( PE) Advantage Partners (AP) as it prepares for global expansion. Technology pioneer and digital maven Myla Villanueva, Founder of MDI and Novare Technologies, said […]

Volatility traders hired by Wall Street ...

Wall Street equity derivatives traders have become a rare commodity Hedge funds and investment banks have struggled to hire or retain star volatility traders. Insider tracks hires and departures. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Equity derivatives traders have become one of the hottest commodities on Wall Street. After record trade in 2020 – […]

Chinese sanctions jeopardize the ratific...

Last week, members of the European Parliament debated newly imposed Chinese sanctions as tensions between the two powers continue to escalate. The latest move came after Beijing imposed sanctions targeting European lawmakers, ambassadors and academics on March 22 in retaliation for travel bans and asset freezes imposed by the EU on several Chinese officials for […]

EU Efforts to Ratify Investment Agreemen...

The European Commission said efforts to ratify a massive investment deal with China were put on hold after tit-for-tat sanctions were imposed on China’s treatment of its Uyghur population in March. “We have now, in a sense, suspended (…) political awareness activities on the side of the European Commission,” Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said […]