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Plant closures and continued market decline worry producers

With two factories closing and cocooning them for the 2020/21 season, growers fear the remaining 12 sweets will struggle to successfully complete this season’s harvest, the South African Canegrowers’ Association said (SA Canegrowers ). Sugar giants Tongaat Hulett and Illovo Sugar South Africa announced this year their intention to put operations on hold at their […]

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Could the market decline force renegotiation of M&A prices? (Covea-PartnerRe, Aon-WTW)

With the pressures of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak causing increased market volatility and significant stock price declines, there could be a question mark over some of the biggest M&A deals (M&A) announced recently. For example, PartnerRe shares were valued at $27.20 per share on the New York Stock Exchange when Covea’s $9 billion acquisition of […]

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This is the fastest 30% drop in the stock market on record

Twenty-two days. That’s all it took for the S&P 500 to fall 30% from its all-time high, the fastest drop of this magnitude in history. The second, third, and fourth fastest 30% declines all occurred during the Great Depression in 1934, 1931, and 1929, respectively, according to data from Bank of America Securities. “This is […]

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[Updated] Bitcoin makes shock move against the market – prices climb 20% to over $ 6,000

Bitcoin suddenly started going against the larger markets, surging 20% ​​in the last 24 hours of trading and climbing to over $ 6,000 per bitcoin. [Updated at 1.14pm EDT]: Bitcoin peaked at $ 6,350 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange before falling back somewhat to around $ 6,200. The price of bitcoin, which fell below $ […]

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The fastest stock market decline on record (analysis and insights)

The fastest market correction on record has been replaced by the fastest bear market on record as many major stock markets broke the -20% decline threshold last week. Just over three weeks ago, North American markets were reaching all-time highs. On March 12, the TSX was down 12.3% and the S&P down 9.5%, the biggest […]

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From pandemic to recession: Chances of tech market decline in 2020 have dropped to 50%

Based on recent events related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, we are downgrading our technology market forecast for 2020. At best, we now see US and global technology market growth slowing to around 2% in 2020. This assumes that the United States and Other major economies experience economic decline in the first half of 2020 […]

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New York real estate hit by market decline, virus fears

Residential buildings Central Park Tower and 220 Central Park South (left) rise above Columbus Circle on December 26, 2018 in New York City. Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images Falling stocks and coronavirus fears are starting to hit the New York City real estate market. Forty-four open houses had no traffic last weekend, […]

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FAW’s premium brand Hongqi thwarts market downturn

An expanded product line allowed Hongqi, a premium brand of China FAW Group Corp., to maintain strong sales in February amid the viral outbreak. Hongqi’s shipments last month jumped 33% to 3,752, according to the brand. In the first two months, sales jumped 104% to 16,382. In 2019, Hongqi released three new gasoline models – […]