Hennes & Mauritz to lay off 1,500 workers, book restructuring charge of around $75.6 million

Hennes & Mauritz to lay off 1,500 workers, book restructuring charge of around .6 million

STOCKHOLM–Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz AB said Wednesday that it expects to book a restructuring charge of just over 800 million Swedish kronor ($75.6 million) in the fourth quarter related to its cost-cutting program. The fashion retailer HM.B, +0.49% has previously outlined plans to reduce annual administrative and overhead costs by around SEK2 billion in a … Read more

Fed’s shrinking of balance sheet via quantitative tightening is ‘a complete mistake,’ says Mizuho

Fed’s shrinking of balance sheet via quantitative tightening is ‘a complete mistake,’ says Mizuho

The Federal Reserve’s attempt at shrinking its balance sheet through so-called quantitative tightening, or QT,  is “a complete mistake,” according to Mizuho’s chief economist for the U.S. “There is a nontrivial probability that market liquidity will be adversely affected well before the targeted $2 trillion has been rolled off, preventing the Fed from accomplishing its … Read more

Central banks must buy bitcoin to hedge against sanctions: Harvard Ph.D. candidate

Central banks must buy bitcoin to hedge against sanctions: Harvard Ph.D. candidate

A research paper published at Harvard University is advocating that central banks should buy bitcoin BTCUSD, +2.56% as a hedge against sanctions by other countries. The paper, titled “Hedging Sanctions Risk: Cryptocurrency in Central Bank Reserves,” was authored by Ph.D. candidate Matthew Ferranti from Harvard’s economics department, and likens central banks’ gold reserves to potential … Read more

Tribe Property Technologies to Buy Strata Management Assets in Vancouver

Tribe Property Technologies to Buy Strata Management Assets in Vancouver

By Adriano Marchese Tribe Property Technologies Inc. has expanded its service delivery in British Columbia with the acquisition of a portfolio of assets from Warrington PCI Management. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based digital marketplace for community living said Tuesday that it has agreed to pay 375,000 Canadian dollars (US$278,758) for a portfolio of strata property management … Read more

Opinion: This record number in Nvidia earnings is a scary sight

Opinion: This record number in Nvidia earnings is a scary sight

Nvidia Corp.’s financial results had a bit of a surprise for investors, and not on the good side — product inventories doubled to a record high as the chip company gears up for a questionable holiday season. Nvidia reported fiscal third-quarter revenue that was slightly better than analysts’ reduced expectations Wednesday, but the numbers weren’t … Read more

Michael Lewis to write new book on Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX collapse: report

Michael Lewis to write new book on Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX collapse: report

Author Michael Lewis has been following former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried around for the past six months and will write a book about the crypto maven known as “SBF,” a new report says. News that the author who wrote “The Big Short” and “Moneyball” was writing about FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried was first reported by … Read more

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s art collection sells for an unprecedented $1.5 billion

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s art collection sells for an unprecedented .5 billion

The unprecedented $1.5 billion sale of the late Microsoft MSFT, +1.70% co-founder Paul Allen’s masterpiece collection Wednesday evening at Christie’s — followed by strong results for the sale of 95 more works on Thursday — is giving a boost of adrenaline to the art market.  The results appear to point to continued strength for art sales, although … Read more

FTX bankruptcy is ‘somebody running a company that’s just dumb-as-f___ing greedy,’ says Mark Cuban

FTX bankruptcy is ‘somebody running a company that’s just dumb-as-f___ing greedy,’ says Mark Cuban

Billionaire Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban recently offered his perspective on the implosion of crypto platform FTX late this week. “‘That’s somebody running a company that’s just dumb-as-fucking greedy.’” — Mark Cuban Cuban, speaking on Friday at a conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by Sports Business Journal, shared the view that avarice was at the … Read more

Citi says investors have up to six weeks to keep squeezing the bears after the inflation surprise

Citi says investors have up to six weeks to keep squeezing the bears after the inflation surprise

Well, that was something. Inflation came in a bit below forecast, and then the rockets came out — the best one-day percentage rise for the S&P 500 SPX, +5.54% since April 6, 2020, and the best one-day percentage rise for the Nasdaq Composite since March 24, 2020. If inflation has truly peaked, there’s really just … Read more

‘Bedazzled by money’: Democratic ties to Sam Bankman-Fried under scrutiny after FTX collapse

‘Bedazzled by money’: Democratic ties to Sam Bankman-Fried under scrutiny after FTX collapse

Sam Bankman-Fried’s fall from grace has dealt an unprecedented blow to the crypto industry’s reputation — and some of this infamy may rub off on politicians who took his money, as well as on former regulators and Capitol Hill staffers who took well-paying jobs representing digital-asset companies before Congress. Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of the … Read more