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Why private equity firms are eyeing up PayPal

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Features, Comment, Blog, Analysis, Private Equity  /  No Comments

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A worldwide brand like PayPal Inc is always likely to attract investors but those in the private equity game are seeing very serious competition, from other investment vehicles, for the company‚Äôs attention. It is thought this attention could well push the asset over $35 billion and therefore out of the range of most private equity […]

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Italy Struggles On, For Now

By   /  July 13, 2012  /  Blog, Markets, Analysis  /  No Comments

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Moody’s recent downgrade of Italy’s credit rating, to just two levels above the dreaded ‘junk’ status, has put the jitters back into Italy’s bond market. Economists are divided as to what bond-yields are unsustainable in the long term, but most put the level at around 6-7% for 10 year paper. Italy’s 10 year bond yields […]

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To Tax or To Cut?

By   /  July 4, 2012  /  Features, Blog  /  No Comments

The debate has long been raging – in times of need, should governments cut spending or increase taxes? Of course, there is no easy answer. Invariably, both should be attempted to some extent if the government is attempting to address a budget deficit. Such a scenario is omnipresent across European nations at the moment, and […]

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