Blinken calls on Southeast Asian nations to take action on Myanmar

Blinken calls on Southeast Asian nations to take action on Myanmar
HANOI (Reuters) -The United States rejects China’s “unlawful” maritime claims in the South China Sea and stands with Southeast Asian nations faced with Beijing’s “coercion”, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.Addressing a video conference with foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN), Blinken also said the United States has “deep concerns”… Read More

UK calls for progress on climate finance after G7 meeting

UK calls for progress on climate finance after G7 meeting
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) Rishi Sunak attends a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London, Britain March 3, 2021. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoBritish finance minister Rishi Sunak called for more progress on ensuring financial markets support lower greenhouse gas emissions, after meeting on Friday with other finance ministers… Read More

Capital Calls: LionTree on the prowl

Capital Calls: LionTree on the prowl
A young lion is seen at Woburn Safari park before its opening as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, in Woburn, Britain, April 11, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew BoyersConcise insights on global finance.-----------------------------------------------LIONTREE KING. A noted media M&A adviser has traded places with his former employer. Aryeh Bourkoff’s boutique firm LionTree has zipped up the ranks of the… Read More

Capital Calls: Hindsight comes quickly to SPAC projections

Capital Calls: Hindsight comes quickly to SPAC projections
A electric taxi car drives past a crossing in Shanghai, China March 9, 2021. REUTERS/Aly SongConcise insights on global finance.-----------------------------------------------2020 HINDSIGHT. Flattering projections from special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, need to be taken with a large grain of salt. Lordstown Motors (RIDE.O) is the latest example. The company said on Tuesday that it needs more… Read More

Capital Calls: LionTree on the prowl

Capital Calls: LionTree on the prowl
A young lion is seen at Woburn Safari park before its opening as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, in Woburn, Britain, April 11, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew BoyersConcise insights on global finance.-----------------------------------------------LIONTREE KING. A noted media M&A adviser has traded places with his former employer. Aryeh Bourkoff’s boutique firm LionTree has zipped up the ranks of the… Read More

Capital Calls: Samsung heir has malformed pile of freedom chips

Capital Calls: Samsung heir has malformed pile of freedom chips
Concise insights on global finance.-----------------------------------------------PRISON BREAK. A global semiconductor shortage is a flimsy ticket to freedom for Jay Y. Lee. Business groups, including the American Chamber of Commerce in South Korea, are calling for President Moon Jae-in to release the heir of the country’s most powerful conglomerate. The Samsung scion is currently serving out a… Read More

Capital Calls: South Korean deals tell tall tales

Capital Calls: South Korean deals tell tall tales
(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are their own.)New co-CEOs of Kakao Corp Yeo Min-soo and Joh Su-yong attend a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Concise insights on global finance.-----------------------------------------------SERIAL ACQUIRERS. Two South Korean web giants are embarking on their… Read More