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Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction is a possible warning sign for markets

Analysis: Blackstone REIT restriction is a possible warning sign for markets

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – While there have been few larger repercussions from the spike in redemption requests this week at an unlisted Blackstone real estate income trust (REIT), some see it as a sign of Warning. Blackstone (BX.N) limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted REIT on Thursday after redemption requests hit pre-set limits …

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Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

Column: Dodging the Recession Could Whip the Markets: Mike Dolan

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – A recession of sorts next year is quickly becoming a consensus – so much so that financial markets could find themselves whipped if they don’t materialize. The crux of most outlooks for 2023 is a year of contraction in activity at some point, disinflation and interest rate spikes. The result …

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Blackstone's $69bn REIT stifles takeovers in blow to real estate empire

Blackstone’s $69bn REIT stifles takeovers in blow to real estate empire

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Blackstone Inc (BX.N) on Thursday limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted real estate income trust (REIT) after a spike in redemption requests, an unprecedented blow to a franchise that helped it become an asset management giant. The brakes came because redemptions hit pre-set limits, rather than Blackstone setting …

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Sam Bankman-Fried says he 'never tried to commit fraud'

Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘never tried to commit fraud’

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and former CEO of now bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, tried to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since the collapse of his business. losses totaling billions of dollars. Speaking via video link at The New York Times Dealbook Summit with Andrew …

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HSBC considers windfall dividend from $10 billion sale of Canadian unit to RBC

HSBC considers windfall dividend from $10 billion sale of Canadian unit to RBC

Deal comes under pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sense’ deal The bank could return the proceeds of the transaction to the shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its Canadian business to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion). dollars) in cash, thus paving the …

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Chevron expects Venezuelan oil shipments, but PDVSA wants payments

Chevron expects Venezuelan oil shipments, but PDVSA wants payments

HOUSTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp (CVX.N) aims to start receiving shipments of Venezuelan oil as early as December after the oil company last week received a U.S. license to do so, but Caracas is unable to -be not as impatient as the United States. the sanctions restrict payments, people familiar with the matter …

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Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX ripple effect spreads

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX ripple effect spreads

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s #2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it said on Monday, the latest crypto casualty after the exchange’s dramatic collapse FTX earlier this month. The New Jersey court filing comes …

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Investors hope Beijing lifts COVID curbs faster as protests stifle markets

Investors hope Beijing lifts COVID curbs faster as protests stifle markets

Dozens of campus protesters parade civil disobedience No sign of new protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday Chinese bonds and equities suffered strong outflows in 2023 LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Rare protests spreading across China against Beijing’s zero COVID-19 policy may have sparked a fresh wave of political uncertainty, but could also hasten …

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Global oil market signals near-term weakness ahead of EU embargo on Russian oil

Global oil market signals near-term weakness ahead of EU embargo on Russian oil

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The global oil market is signaling a potential shift as traders and analysts worry about falling demand for crude and a surplus market in the coming months. After months of strength, crude futures are flirting with all-year lows as major oil consumer China enters additional COVID-19-related lockdowns while central …

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