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An entrance to a closed McDonald’s Corp. restaurant is barricaded near the famous West Lake, usually a popular tourist attraction, in Hangzhou, China, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING – Two weeks after the Lunar New Year holiday was originally supposed to end, Chinese businesses are still getting
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Monzo co-founder and CEO Tom Blomfield. Monzo Tom Blomfield doesn’t think big banks will ever undergo a digital transformation. The British fintech CEO says banking behemoths like Barclays and HSBC are saddled with outdated technology and a risk-averse culture to respond to the challenge that upstarts like his digital bank, Monzo, present. “The banks really
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India’s finance minister said there are signs pointing to a turnaround in Asia’s third-largest economy, and the government’s growth targets for 2021 are within reach. “I say it is realistic because we’ve taken various factors on board, and expect the (government’s) revenue generation to improve, which it’s already showing signs of,” Nirmala Sitharaman told CNBC’s
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Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Katherine Taylor | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Amazon – The e-commerce giant’s stock surged more than 10% in extended trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter. Amazon reported earnings of $6.47 per share on revenue of $87.44 billion, while analysts
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U.S. Treasury yields are sliding, and that could negatively impact financial institutions, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. “Worries about a worldwide slowdown mean people will buy [U.S.] Treasurys, and when people buy Treasurys, interest rates go down,” the “Mad Money” host said. “Lower long-term rates translate to lower earnings for the banks, which is why
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Mike Rasnic sits on the front porch of his home which is surrounded by floodwater on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Missouri. Scott Olson | Getty Images The risks of climate change are already impacting investors, with increasingly frequent climate disasters like wildfires, drought, flooding and heatwaves threatening business operations and properties across the world.
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Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase.  Adam Jeffery | CNBC J.P. Morgan Chase announced the creation of a new business called the Development Finance Institution to boost private investment in emerging-market development projects. The lender said it can finance more than $100 billion annually from its investment bank and created a formal
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Nestle Health Lab Imagine receiving customized nutrition advice based on your personal biologic or genetic profile. That’s the “future of food,” according to a UBS analyst, who sees diet personalization as the next plant-based meat. Personalized nutrition could generate annual revenues as high as $64 billion by 2040, the firm said. Plus, big-name companies such
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