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Ant Financial, a subsidiary of Jack Ma’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, is using some of the $14 billion treasure chest it just raised to invest in blockchain. Ant Financial owns and operates China’s largest online and mobile payments network Alipay. The company, carved out from Alibaba Group seven years ago, is now worth a reported $150
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The “Fast Money” traders shared their first moves for the market open. Pete Najarian was a buyer of Target. Tim Seymour was a buyer of Yandex. David Seaburg was a buyer of Advanced Micro Devices. Guy Adami was a buyer of Transocean. Trader disclosure: On June 7, 2018, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or
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Emerging market stocks are sinking, and one portfolio manager is urging more caution. Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Washington Crossing Advisors, told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” that emerging markets could fall further. Here’s why. • One large emerging markets-tracking ETF, the EEM, has fallen 1.5 percent this year amid a gradually strengthening U.S. dollar and concerns
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Allianz Technology Trust (ATT) doesn’t hold heavy positions in many FAANG stocks, senior portfolio manager Walter Price told CNBC on Friday, partly because he prefers opportunities elsewhere, but also because he doesn’t see massive growth ahead. FAANG refers to a basket of high-technology growth stocks — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google — that have
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Israeli investor Yossi Vardi has a knack for identifying top tech companies. Over his five-decade career, the 76-year-old has earned a multi-million-dollar fortune and the unofficial title of Israel’s hi-tech ‘godfather’ after investing in almost 90 IT companies, including the world’s first instant messaging platform, ICQ. So what is his winning formula? CNBC Make It
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Shares of Procter & Gamble rose Thursday after Trian Partners’ Nelson Peltz indicated his proposal for reorganizing the company was gaining traction. “It’s really under very serious consideration,” Peltz said of Trian’s white paper, which describes how P&G could improve its business with measures such as reorganizing the company into three autonomous units, developing local
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Trian Partners’ Nelson Peltz praised President Donald Trump on Thursday for his tough stance on trade. “The president is doing some really brave things,” Peltz said at The Deal conference in New York City, run by CNBC’s “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer. The Trump administration is pushing several countries on trade, including China, where it
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What’s the job outlook like these days? James Sagar, CEO of The Tailored Group, says he’s “recruiting like crazy right now.” The Atlanta-based event marketing company has openings for customer service representatives, sales representatives and marketing agents. Company officials recruit heavily in the summer to appeal to new college graduates, yet they say they are
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Shares of Cloudera and MongoDB dropped in extended trading even after the two developers of open-source data software reported better-than-expected first-quarter financials. Cloudera fell as much as 10 percent to $15.50 after hours, while MongoDB declined as much as 5.6 percent to $48.41. The two companies were part of a crop of software vendors founded
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As Robert Mueller looks ever more closely at President Donald Trump‘s foreign business ties, one former associate has remained outside the spotlight despite playing a key role in Trump’s quest for real estate deals in former Soviet lands. Architect John Fotiadis designed some of Trump’s most ambitious luxury developments there. A master of glass-encased towers
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Some of the planet’s most powerful people will take part in the infamously secretive Bilderberg meeting that begins Thursday to discuss their most pressing concerns, including Russia, free trade and the “post-truth” world. Political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media will take part in the annual conference, taking place this year
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