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APAC stocks were mixed and indecisively capped off this month's notable gains as the Israel-Hamas truce hung in the balance before the announcement of a last-minute one-day extension.The overnight session saw a slew of key data releases including disappointing Chinese official PMI figures which showed a steeper contraction in China's factory activity.OPEC+ reportedly mulls new oil production cuts amid the Middle East conflict with Saudi Arabia favouring a curb of up to 1mln BPD, while other members oppose downgrading quotas.German Finance Minister Lindner said Germany faces a EUR 17bln gap in the 2024 budget.Looking ahead, highlights include German Trade, Retail Sales, French GDP (Final), CPI, Produce Prices, German Unemployment, EZ CPI, Italian CPI, US Personal Consumption, PCE Price Index, IJC, Dallas Fed PCE, Canadian GDP, Average Weekly Earnings, Australian PMI (Final), Japanese Unemployment Rate, BoE's Monthly Decision Panel, OPEC+ Meeting, Speeches from Fed's Williams, BoE's Greene & ECB's Lagarde.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
APAC stocks were mixed after the choppy performance on Wall St where stocks wavered, Treasuries rallied, and the Dollar dipped on dovish Fed rhetoric.DXY was rangebound and traded on both sides of the 102.50 level overnight after declining yesterday on dovish comments from Fed hawk Waller; 10-year UST futures remained underpinned after the prior day's bull-steepening.RBNZ opted for a hawkish hold where it kept rates unchanged but slightly raised its OCR forecasts from March 2024 to March 2025.Israeli negotiators are offering Hamas a further three days of ceasefire through to Sunday morning if the group releases all the remaining women and children they believe it is holding, according to sources close to talks in Qatar cited by The Times.Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger passed away peacefully at the age of 99, according to a statement.Looking ahead, highlights include German Prelim. CPI, German Import Prices, Spanish CPI, Italian Consumer Confidence, UK Mortgage Lending, EZ Economic Sentiment, US MBA's, GDP Estimates, PCE Prices, Advance Goods Trade Balance, Japanese Industrial Production, Fed Beige Book, Speeches from BoE's Bailey & Fed's Mester, Supply from UK, Germany & Italy.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
APAC stocks traded mixed amid the lower yield environment and after the lacklustre performance of US counterparts.DXY traded flat and was confined to within a tight range, USD/JPY tested 148.00 to the downside, Antipodeans were marginally firmer.10-year UST futures marginally eased back from the 109.00 level after rallying on the back of soft US housing data and a strong 5yr auction, while a weak 2yr offering failed to derail the momentum.European equity futures are indicative of a slightly lower open with Euro Stoxx 50 -0.1% after the cash market closed down 0.4% yesterday.Looking ahead, highlights include German GfK Consumer Sentiment, French Consumer Confidence, Italian Producer Prices, Italian Trade Balance, US Consumer Confidence, Richmond Fed Index, Fed Discount Rate Minutes, Speeches from BoE's Ramsden & Haskel, ECB's Lane, Fed's Goolsbee, Waller, Bowman & Barr, Supply from UK & US.Click here for the Newsquawk Week Ahead.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
Welcome to What's Up in Business Travel for Week 47 of 2023. This is a weekly podcast from BusinessTravel360, where we update you on what's up this week in the world of business travel. This podcast is great for those who need to know what's happening all in less than 15 minutes.Topics covered during this podcast -Senate panel investigates US airline feesAmerican Airlines flight attendants to strikeHotel pipeline growth in APAC remains steadyAmerican Airlines cuts London routeWyndham Board rebuffs Choice acquisition bidNavan and Lufthansa partnerGrazzy partners with Hyatt HotelsAlaska Airlines relishes its Condor connectionKayak partners with TravalaAmerican Airlines adds flights for Super Bowl 58 Jetstar to fly from Sydney to OsakaAlaska Airlines launches 2 new destinationsAirPlus automates emissions compensationUK government hands out £53 millionEmirates is first to operate A380 with 100% SAFAlaska Airlines partners with Chooose Tune in every Monday morning to get your weekly update. We hope you will make this a regular part of your week and listen in while you on the move or sitting back and sipping your coffee.You can subscribe to this podcast by searching 'BusinessTravel360' on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360. Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
APAC stocks declined heading into month-end and after newsflow over the weekend was mainly dominated by geopolitical headlines with a question mark hanging over whether the Israel-Hamas truce will be extended beyond the initial four-day agreement.Israeli PM Netanyahu said Israel will resume the Gaza operation in full force at the end of the truce but would welcome extending the truce if it facilitated the release of ten additional hostages daily.Hamas announced in a statement on Sunday that it is seeking to extend the truce with Israel if there are serious efforts made to increase the number of Palestinian detainees released from Israel.UK PM Sunak reportedly eyes more tax cuts in spring as he weighs the UK election date, while he also stated in an interview that claims the UK is headed for austerity are unfounded, according to Bloomberg.Black Friday US online sales rose 7.5% Y/Y to USD 9.8bln, while shopper traffic to physical stores rose 2%-5% Y/Y, according to Analytics. Online sales boosted by demand for electronics, smartwatches, TVs and audio equipment.Looking ahead, highlights include US Building Permits, Dallas Fed Manufacturing Business Index & Supply from the US.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
APAC stocks traded mixed in the absence of a lead from Wall St and as markets headed into the start of the Israel-Hamas truce.DXY traded rangebound amid a lack of drivers and in holiday conditions with many in the US likely to stay away for Black Friday.10-year UST futures trickled further below 109.00 as yields edged higher and with demand hampered by thinned conditions.A four-day truce in the Israel-Hamas war took effect at 7:00 am local time (05:00 GMT) on Friday, with hostages held in the Gaza Strip set to be released later in the day in exchange for Palestinian prisoners.OPEC+ is moving closer toward a compromise with African oil producers, according to Reuters citing two OPEC+ sources.Looking ahead, highlights include German GDP & Ifo, Canadian Retail Sales, US PMI (Flash), Speeches from ECB's Lagarde, de Cos & de Guindos, Early Market Closures in the US Post-Thanksgiving.The Newsquawk desk will operate a normal service today until 18:15GMT/13:15EST, upon which the desk will close.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
APAC stocks were subdued for most of the session before edging higher in holiday-quietened conditions owing to market closures in the US and Japan.DXY marginally softened, EUR/USD nursed the prior day's losses, and Antipodeans were firmer with NZD/USD the outperformer.Israel's military said they do not know when the ceasefire will take effect; Iran's Foreign Minister said if the truce between Hamas and Israel does not continue, the war will spread.German Federal government decided to discontinue the programme for inflation-linked bonds with no further inflation-linked Federal securities to be issued from 2024Looking ahead, highlights include French, German, EZ & UK PMI (Flash), Japanese CPI, Riksbank, SARB & CBRT Policy Announcements, ECB Minutes & Banxico Minutes, Speeches from Riksbank Thedeen, ECB's Schnabel & Cipollone, US Thanksgiving Holiday.The Newsquawk desk will operate a normal service on Thursday 23rd November until 18:00GMT/13:00EST, upon which the desk will close and then re-open later at 22:00GMT/17:00EST for the beginning of the Asia-Pacific session.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
APAC stocks traded mixed following the weak handover from the US where sentiment was dampened amid soft data and pre-Thanksgiving positioning.FOMC minutes stated the FOMC saw rates remaining restrictive for some time; the minutes were uneventful and had little effect on price action.Hamas confirmed an agreement with Israel for a four-day pause in Gaza hostilities and agreed to release around 50 women and children hostages from Gaza in exchange for Israel releasing 150 Palestinian women and children from Israeli jails.Chinese government advisers are to recommend a 4.5%-5.5% growth target for 2024, while they noted that maintaining China's growth pace next year requires more fiscal stimulus,UK Chancellor Hunt is to reveal an annual GBP 9bln permanent tax break for businesses. Hunt is also expected to cut national insurance for employees and self-employed in the Autumn Statement.Binance founder Changpeng Zhao agreed to step down and plead guilty to violating money laundering rules.Looking ahead, highlights include UK CBI Trends, US Durable Goods, IJC, EZ Consumer Confidence (Flash), UoM Inflation Expectations (Final), UK Autumn Statement, ECB FSR, Speeches from RBA''s Bullock, ECB's Elderson & BoC's Macklem, Supply from Germany & US. Earnings from Thyssenkrupp, Severn Trent, Kingfisher, Deere & Co.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
For this session, we're going to talk about how artificial intelligence is influencing the way investment firms shape their business decisions. Founded in 1992, our guest Saxo is an international investment firm for investors and traders under the supervision of the Danish FSA, with a reach of over 2,500 professionals around the world including in key financial hubs such as Singapore. Touted as one of the earliest fintech in the world, the firm's platforms provide users access to global capital markets across asset classes, while its open banking technology powers over 200 financial institutions to enhance their investment experience. With the AI fever pushing US equities to new extremes this year, what will this mean for Saxo in terms of the range of investment options it provides to users, and the companies it brings on board its platform? For one thing, the firm partnered with Jaaims Technologies in 2020 to facilitate investors to automate the management of their portfolios. But what are the reasons behind the move? What role will wealth advisors play in the age of Generative AI then? In this Singapore Fintech Festival edition of Under the Radar, The Evening Runway's finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Adam Reynolds, APAC CEO, Saxo.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Michael Heller, VP, Head of Financial Crime Proposition at Dow Jones Risk & ResearchBased in Los Angeles and having been with Dow Jones for a decade, Michael Heller is currently responsible for corporate strategy and go-to-market, globally, for the Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) business. He draws from a background as an entrepreneur, attorney, sales executive, and advisor to ensure clients building efficient compliance and risk management programs leverage the right data and technology. Michael's career has been focused on bringing transparency to global business. After law school, he worked as a consultant with the Business Intelligence Group and later, the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Group at Goldman Sachs in New York. Admitted to practice law in California, he has also served as chief compliance officer and counsel at Abacus Wealth Partners in Los Angeles. Financial institutions and multinationals rely on data and technology to prevent and detect financial crime. Recent geopolitical developments have made it even more critical for those participating in the globalised economy to embrace innovation for managing downside risks related to money-laundering, corruption, and sanctions evasion. Navigating the risk landscape in APAC, for example, presents formidable challenges as organisations must be well-prepared to address myriad regulatory requirements in jurisdictions with vastly different levels of development and financial and legal sophistication. Financial crime in the region also exhibits a high degree of complexity due to factors such as rapid economic growth, the embrace of digital payments and crypto to move stored value across borders, and diverse cultural and governmental approaches to corruption and AML. It is in that spirit that Michael chats with Regulatory Ramblings host Ajay Shamdasani about the challenges of addressing money-laundering in Asia with an emphasis on the importance of adverse media screening to ensure FCC programs are keeping pace with regulatory expectations. They also discuss the potential positives and negatives of Artificial Intelligence for financial crime and third-party risk management. Michael stresses the ultimate aim of embracing new technology is to bring greater transparency to risk management workflows, enabling institutions and corporates alike to screen customers and third parties at speed and scale.Indeed, as their discussion highlights, AI is poised to emerge as a game changing solution for compliance professionals; from reducing false matches to identifying patterns that could indicate suspicious activity. They also talk about noteworthy trends Michael has observed across the region concerning the development of disruptive technologies and the associated risks they pose. He also shares his views on the efficacy of initiatives by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to encourage and support the local financial sector's adoption of AML and CFT RegTech, of which natural language processing for news monitoring is a key part (Linked at: www.hkufintech.com/regulatoryramblings ). The conversation ends with Michael providing tangible examples of how such capabilities can be effectively utilised to fill gaps in the current regulatory compliance landscape. He concludes with his predictions of the most pressing financial crime and technology-related challenges that institutions are likely to face in the next 12 months. More info at: www.hkufintech.comHKU FinTech is the leading fintech research and education in Asia. Learn more at www.hkufintech.com.
APAC stocks traded mostly higher following the tech-led gains in the US where Microsoft shares climbed to a record high in otherwise quiet trade and with Chinese markets underpinned by property sector support.USD/JPY continued to trickle lower and breached the 148.00 level to the downside despite softening JGB yields; DXY remained pressured firmly beneath the 104.00 level and Antipodeans were underpinned.RBA November Minutes stated that staff projections for inflation at the meeting assumed one or two more rate hikes and the Board noted the Cash Rate remained below rates in many other countries, while rising house prices could indicate that policy was not especially restrictive.BoE Governor Bailey said it is far too early to be thinking about rate cuts and that returning inflation to the target is an "absolute priority", while he said they will take no chances when inflation is high.Hamas chief said that they are close to reaching an agreement on a temporary ceasefire, arrangements for entry of aid into Gaza and a hostages-prisoners swap deal.Looking ahead, highlights include UK PSNB, US National Activity Index, US Fed Non-Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey, Canadian CPI, NBH Policy Announcement, Fed Minutes, Canadian Fall Economic Update, BoE Treasury Select Hearing, Speeches from ECB's Lagarde & Schnabel, Supply from Germany & US, Earnings from Lowe's, NVIDIA Corp, Analog Devices, Best Buy & Autodesk.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
European bourses are near unchanged with specifics light but the DAX 40 & Healthcare lagging amid marked Bayer pressureStateside, futures are slightly firmer in-fitting with the APAC bias but with action contained into a holiday-thinned weekDXY pressured attempting to convincingly re-claim 103.50 with Yen & Yuan the main beneficiariesCore fixed benchmarks pressured but off lows ahead of US 20yr, BTPs outperform post-Moody'sCrude benchmarks continue Friday's rebound as participants digest OPEC+ reports, spot gold soft but base metals bidLooking ahead, highlights include US Leading Index Change, New Zealand Trade, Speeches from ECB's de Cos, BoE's Bailey, RBA's Bullock & Schwartz, Supply from the US, and Earnings from Zoom Video CommunicationsRead the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
Troops killed a terror cell that opened fire at Israeli forces from Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City. Elon Musk endorses an antisemitic post on X. Media Matters created accounts and gamed the X server to create false impressions for their article. Argentina elects a new conservative president. More free COVID-19 tests are available to order. Dana previews her Thanksgiving spread. Dana revisits the story of her Breitbart days when they confronted Media Matters. New footage shows Israel blowing up Hamas' tunnels in Gaza. Foreign policy expert Stephen Yates joins us to break down APAC and Biden's meeting with Xi.Please visit our great sponsors:All Family Pharmacyhttps://allfamilypharma.com/danaSave 10% with code DANA10 when you order today at https://allfamilypharma.com/danaHeadrest Safehttps://theheadrestsafe.comUse code DANA for an exclusive $50 off. Nimi Skincarehttps://nimiskincare.comDon't compromise. Use promo code DANA for 10% your order.Patriot Mobilehttps://patriotmobile.com/danaGet FREE activation with the offer code DANA. Wise Food Storagehttps://preparewithdana.comSave $50 on your 4-Week Survival Food Kit plus free shipping when you order today!
APAC stocks were mostly positive albeit with gains capped amid the lack of fresh catalysts from over the weekend and as participants await this week's key events including tomorrow's FOMC minutes release.DXY was pressured and trickled further beneath the 104.00 level amid gains in its major peers; PBoC maintained LPRs as expected.European equity futures are indicative of a flat open after the cash market closed +0.9% on Friday.Yemen's Houthis said they will target all ships owned and operated by Israeli companies or carrying the Israeli flag, while the Houthis later announced that they seized an Israeli ship and took it to a Yemeni port.Energy Intel's Bakr said she hasn't heard of any ‘additional' OPEC+ cuts being discussed at this time.Looking ahead, highlights include German Producer Prices, US Leading Index Change, New Zealand Trade, Speeches from ECB's Lane, de Cos, BoE's Bailey, RBA's Bullock & Schwartz, Supply from the US, and Earnings from Zoom Video Communications.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
Employers have become a lot more open to the idea of growth and upskilling has become a lot more accessible to employers. But the shift is not coming fast enough. Howie Lim speaks to vice president, business development, APAC at Randstad, Mark Li for more insights. Synopsis: The Business Times Branded Podcasts; finely curated, intelligent, thought provoking content for decision-makers. Inspired by the newsroom of your trusted partner. Follow on audio apps Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts, or Google Home smart speaker devices. Produced by The Business Times, SPH Media. Highlights: 00:47 Fostering culture of employee development 03:10 Employers to support staff in continuous learning 04:56 Skills-based hiring's impact on perception of degrees 06:35 Employee-employer expectations gap 09:40 Difference between job redesign and upskilling Written and hosted by Howie Lim (email@example.com) With Mark Li, vice president, business development, APAC, Randstad Edited by: Howie Lim & Claressa Monteiro Recording engineer: Joann Chai Pei Chieh Produced by: BT Podcasts, The Business Times, SPH Media --- Follow Hired: Channel: bt.sg/btbrpod Apple Podcasts: bt.sg/bpap Spotify: bt.sg/bpsp Google Podcasts: bt.sg/bpgo Website: bt.sg/brpod Feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org Do note: This podcast is meant to provide general information only. SPH Media accepts no liability for loss arising from any reliance on the podcast or use of third party's products and services. Please consult professional advisors for independent advice. --- Discover more BT podcast series: BT Money Hacks: bt.sg/btmoneyhacks BT Mark To Market: bt.sg/btmark2mkt WealthBT: bt.sg/btwealthbt PropertyBT: bt.sg/btpropertybt BT Market Focus: bt.sg/btmktfocus BT Podcasts: bt.sg/pcOM BT Lens On: bt.sg/btlensonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“Don't look for conflicts — look for issues. Because every issue or problem is an opportunity to learn and grow.” Kshitij Mulay is currently Sephora's Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Asia - enabling the prestige beauty retailer win in digital, eCommerce and data in the omni channel world. Kshitij is a commercial tech leader with over 20 years experience across APAC in local, regional & global capacity. Prior to joining Sephora, Kshitij was the Global CIO for SK-II and has also served as P&G India CIO and Shared Services Leader. At P&G, Kshitij was a master trainer for the “Corporate Athlete” and “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” training programs in the company. An engineer & MBA by qualification, Kshitij is married with 1 daughter residing in Singapore. You'll enjoy this candid conversation about the need for passion, honesty and a growth mindset - all in service of growing as a leader and finding purpose at work.
Marcus and Atrax have the privilege of sitting down with Executive Producer of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Keith Kanneg! This week the SWTOR team released a brand new Asia/Pacific (APAC) server. Some are calling it a fresh start server as character transfers are not allowed. We talk about its launch and the goals for the server! We also had our FAVORITE community manager Jackie on the show with us! Download SWTOR: https://www.swtor.com/game/downloadMarcusB814:Kick.com/marcusb814Twitch.tv/marcusb814Atrax: Twitch.tv/A_atrax
Alan Wong is the Founder of ToAsia.biz and a startup mentor for German Accelerator with over 20 years of professional experience managing software, Saas and consulting services MNCs and my guest on this episode of the Moving Beyond Being Good Podcast.Alan specialises in helping foreign Saas companies expand into Asia, typically starting in Hong Kong, then Singapore, China, Australia, and India. He provides business consulting, go-to-market strategies, and founder mentoring to help them achieve profitability and growth in the region.As a former regional director and vice president at US and EU startup companies, Alan has built and led successful sales teams and built regional offices in APAC. He typically achieves profitability within 18-24 months and creating over 1 billion USD in shareholder value along the way. Luckily for all the founders and shareholders he has worked for they have successfully exited and cashed in during Alan's tenure.In this episode you will learn:What ToAsia.biz doesAbout Alan's journey from Hong Kong to Australia and back to Hong KongHow Alan has enabled foreign Saas companies to expand into AsiaWhy brands have 'failed' in AsiaAlan's 'formula' for successAbout the first step if you want to expand into AsiaAlan's tips for effective networking (which are useful for anyone wanting to get better at this skill)And much more!Watch this episode on YouTube here.Connect with Alan Wong on LinkedIn here.Follow ToAsia.biz on LinkedIn here. Connect with Gary Ryan on LinkedIn here. Contact Gary Ryan here. Download Gary Ryan's #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller in AudioBook and eBook formats for FREE here. Purchase Gary Ryan's new book, Yes For Success - How to Achieve Life Harmony and Fulfillment here (there is a massive opportunity to access too!).Purchase Yes For Success - How to Achieve Life Harmony and Fulfillment Kindle Edition (physical editions are coming soon to Amazon) on Amazon here.Find out more about Organisations That Matter here. If you would like support in creating a high-performance culture based on treating people as human beings, please click here to contact Gary Ryan
APAC stocks traded mixed with sentiment clouded after the recent soft US data and tumble in oil prices.European equity futures are indicative of a higher open with the Euro Stoxx 50 +0.4% after the cash market closed -0.3% yesterday.DXY is contained within a tight range, EUR/USD oscillates around 1.0850, USD/JPY slipped further below 151.Bunds pulled back from recent highs, crude is contained following yesterday's heavy selling.Looking ahead, highlights include UK Retail Sales, EZ CPI (Final), US Housing Starts, Speeches from ECB's Lagarde, BoE's Ramsden, Fed's Collins, Barr, Goolsbee & Daly.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
Host Ryan Lufkin pulls in Instructure's VP of International Strategy, Sidharth Oberoi for a more global perspective on the results from the annual State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education. While some of the responses from EMEA and APAC regions echo those from North America, there were several areas, such as generative AI and the desire for apprenticeships, where regional results differed. To dig even deeper into the results, you can find the different reports here: EMEA State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education APAC State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/instructurecast/message
APAC stocks were mostly negative as the recent data-driven momentum eventually lost steam.US Senate voted to pass the stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown, as expected.European equity futures are indicative of a slightly softer open with the Euro Stoxx 50 -0.1% after the cash market closed +0.6% yesterday.Biden-Xi meeting was said to be constructive and productive as they agreed to restart cooperation on counter-narcotics and create forums for military-to-military contact.DXY has continued to grind higher to circa 104.50, USD/JPY remains on a 151 handle, antipodeans lag peers.Looking ahead, highlights include US IJC, BoE's Ramsden, ECB's Lagarde & de Guindos, Fed's Barr, Waller, Cook, Mester & Williams, Supply from Spain, France & US, Earnings from Alibaba & Walmart.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
M&A refers to the phrase mergers and acquisitions, a term used when one company merges with or buys another and covers the whole process from beginning to end. Today our host, Stuart Elliott, is joined by HR M&A Lead, Graham Poole to speak about why the role of HR is so critical to this process.During their conversation, Stuart and Graham discuss the role of HR in the M&A process, the aligning of workforce and culture of the two merging entities, the best practice for a smooth transition and some key considerations for companies during the due diligence phase of the merge. They also touch on the challenges HR teams can face during the integration process and tips for HR professionals embarking on an M&A journey. Graham is an experienced international HR Director with a global track record in successful HR M&A and change projects. He provides HR support to organisations undergoing the M&A process and offers executive coaching for leaders going through change. His expertise includes full-scope HR M&A programmes, organisation design and global transformation initiatives. Previously, Graham has lived and worked in multiple regions including APAC, LATAM, Northern Europe & Russia and Africa. Key Timestamps:1:24 – An introduction to Graham Poole 6:06 – Graham's early career7:55 – Why the role of HR is so critical in the M&A process 12:27 – HR's role in aligning the workforce and culture of the two merging entities18:10 – Cost elevation and organisation design process20:25 – The due diligence phase27:04 – Challenges and successes when going through the M&A process35:30 – Why Graham likes working within the M&A space38:29 – Tips for HR professionals embarking on an M&A journeyYou can listen to and download HR Insights from Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and most popular podcast apps, subscribe so the latest episodes are directly available! You can also join our HR Community and follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram. Thank you so much for listening and please rate and review!
APAC stocks followed suit to the global risk-on mood after softer-than-expected US CPI, while the region also digested better-than-expected Chinese activity data.US House voted 336-95 to pass a temporary spending bill that would avert a government shutdown; bill now goes to the Senate.European equity futures are indicative of a slightly firmer open with the Euro Stoxx 50 +0.2% after the cash market closed +0.8% yesterday.DXY is stuck just above the 104 mark, USD/JPY is sub-151, whilst other majors hold onto gains vs. the greenback.Looking ahead, highlights include French Unemployment, UK CPI & RPI, French & Italian CPI (Final), EZ Trade Balance & Industrial Production, US Retail Sales, Japanese Trade, Fed's Barr & Barkin, Biden-Xi Meeting, Supply from GermanyRead the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
This episode explores:How supply chain operations in Asia/Pacific (APAC) countries have evolved in recent years. (1:16) How organizations are reoptimizing their supply chain networks in Asia/Pacific regions. (3:27)How supply chain leaders are responding to the challenge of upskilling the talent needed for moving into new markets in Asia/Pacific. (6:14)The key logistics challenges businesses need to tackle as supply chains shift toward deglobalization. (9:37) Guidance for supply chain leaders with operations in Asia/Pacific regions over the next three to five years. (12:07)In this podcast, host Thomas O'Connor and guest Teh Leng Tan, a Gartner analyst focusing on Asia/Pacific supply chain trends, discuss how supply chain operations in that region are rapidly evolving as businesses explore new manufacturing and distribution network strategies. At the same time, supply chain organizations are also tackling talent and logistics challenges in that part of the world.As disruptions in APAC have increased and tensions between the United States and China have intensified over the last five years, supply chain operations have been exploring such strategies as regionalization, localization and deglobalization. Prior to this time, China was viewed as a low-cost, fast-paced manufacturing hub. But more recently, those geopolitical tensions, along with a declining population in China coupled with increasing wages, have forced companies to think outside the box. For example, some organizations are looking toward expanding operations in markets such as India or Vietnam, and are rethinking talent acquisition and logistics strategies. Tan offers his observations and advice to supply chain leaders on how to advance and enhance their operations in the region.
APAC stocks traded somewhat mixed with gains capped as markets await incoming US CPI data.US House Speaker Johnson's plan to prevent a government shutdown will be considered by the House on Tuesday, according to CBS.Hamas armed wing spokesperson said they told mediators they are ready to release up to 70 children and women in a five-day truce.European equity futures are indicative of a relatively flat open with the Euro Stoxx 50 -0.1% after the cash market closed +0.8% yesterday.DXY is steady, EUR/USD eyes 1.07 to the upside, USD/JPY is flat after recent jawboning.Looking ahead, highlights include UK Jobs Data, Spanish CPI (Final), Employment, GDP, German ZEW, US CPI, Cleveland Fed CPI, Japanese GDP, Speeches from Fed's Jefferson, Mester, Goolsbee, Williams & Barr, ECB's Lane, Centeno & Elderson, German SupplyRead the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
In this episode, we sat down with Rachel Yee, Pre-sales Director, APAC, and Marion McCann, Vice President of Regional Growth, both from Hexagon's Asset Lifecycle Intelligence division, who share insights on their career journeys, their perspectives on leadership, the importance of continuous learning, and the value of collaborative teamwork in achieving success.
APAC stocks were mostly subdued and failed to sustain the early momentum from last Friday's rally on Wall St.US House Speaker Johnson unveiled a GOP stopgap funding bill which includes January and February end dates; proposal was criticised by the White House.Moody's affirmed US at AAA; Outlook Cut to Negative from Stable on Friday.DXY is steady on a 105 handle, JPY lags G10 FX, most other majors are broadly stable.Hamas suspended hostage negotiations over Israeli forces' handling of the Al-Shifa Hospital.European equity futures are indicative of a marginally higher open with the Euro Stoxx 50 +0.2% after the cash market closed -0.8% on Friday.Looking ahead, highlights include US NY Fed Survey of Consumer Expectations, Speeches from ECB's de Guindos & BoE's Mann.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
In this episode, brought to you by BNP Paribas Asset Management, we'll be talking about stewardship and how issues that are specific to the APAC region impact on investment considerations.Joining us for this conversation is BNP Paribas Asset Management head of stewardship, Asia Pacific, Jane Ho. Jane discusses how she implements the global aims of energy transition, environmental sustainability and equality and inclusive growth in the APAC region and why stewardship is not only a fiduciary obligation but also an investment opportunity.Marketing Communication – For Wholesale Investors Only
APAC stocks traded lower across the board as the downbeat sentiment from Wall Street reverberated to the region following the poor 30-year US auction coupled with Powell's hawkish lean, whilst the APAC region itself digested earnings and China's ongoing woes.Fed Chair Powell leant hawkish following the dovish repricing seen last week in the wake of the FOMC and NFP jobs report. Powell did not comment on the NFP report specifically, but maintained his view the labour market remains tight but is coming into better balance.A ransomware attack on the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has disrupted the US Treasury market by stopping China's largest bank from settling Treasury trades, according to market participants cited by FT; ICBC Financial Services confirmed they experienced a ransomware attack.European equity futures are indicative of a lower open as the region played catch-up to the Wall Street losses, with the Euro Stoxx 50 -0.7% after cash markets closed +1.2% the day before.Looking ahead, Highlights include UK GDP Estimate, Services, Trade Balance, US UoM, Chinese M2 Money Supply, BoC SLOOS, Fed's Logan, Bostic; ECB's Lagarde, and supply from Italy. Earnings: Allianz, Richemont, GN Store NordRead the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
This week WARC's Rica Facundo talks about the state of media quality in APAC with Wei Tuck NG, senior manager client analytics APAC, Double Verify and Veneeta Ranjan, head of media, Ferrero. We discuss why the region is lagging behind, how to raise the bar of media quality in high growth digital markets in the region. For more insights, check out WARC's media quality report in collaboration with Double Verify. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
Jacob Cooke is the Co-founder and CEO of WPIC Marketing + Technologies, a leading eCommerce and technology consultancy driving growth for global brands in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Under his leadership, the firm has built an expansive solution set in data analytics, eCommerce activations and store management, brand strategy, creative campaigns, merchandising, and more. Having lived in Beijing since 2003, Jacob frequently contributes to Bloomberg on eCommerce, retail, and technology trends in China. In this episode… As sales growth in the US declines, brands are launching in the China and APAC markets to drive additional sales. eCommerce is a profitable market in China, with 50% of retail sales occurring online and 80% influenced by social platforms. What should you know about China's eCommerce market, and how can you launch products there? As consumers focus more on health and wellness, categories like supplements, outdoor wear, and appliances have expanded significantly in Asian markets. With deep expertise in China market trends, Jacob Cooke emphasizes launching with an exclusive online strategy and innovating in these categories to demonstrate value to consumers. Partner with experienced agencies, leverage influencers, and live stream videos on Chinese platforms like Douyin to develop a widespread presence in these markets. Join Aaron Conant for another episode of The Digital Deep Dive as he interviews Jacob Cooke, the Co-founder and CEO of WPIC Marketing + Technologies, about breaking into the China eCommerce market. Jacob explains how to drive sales and target consumer demographics, the costs of launching in the market, and the difference between China, Japan, and South Korean markets.
APAC stocks traded mostly firmer following a similar lead from Wall Street; Chinese markets saw more of a muted performance.DXY traded flat within a tight range on either side of 105.50, USD/JPY remained just under 151.00, and Antipodeans outperformed.European equity futures are indicative of a contained open with the Eurostoxx 50 -0.1% after the cash market closed +0.6% yesterday.US military forces confirm it conducted a self-defence strike on a facility in eastern Syria, according to the Pentagon; the strike was a response to attacks against US personnel in Iraq and Syria by IRGC-Quds Force affiliates.Highlights include US IJC, NZ Manufacturing PMI, Speeches from Fed's Powell, Barkin, Bostic, ECB's Lagarde, BoJ's Ueda, ECB's Lane, Banxico Policy Announcement, Supply from US.Earnings: Deutsche Telekom, Hannover Re, AstraZeneca, Taylor Wimpey, National GridRead the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
APAC stocks traded mixed/mostly firmer following a similar lead from Wall Street, with the breadth of markets in APAC hours particularly narrow.DXY held a modest upward bias with G10s mostly subdued in what was a contained session for FX.European equity futures are indicative of a subdued open with Euro Stoxx 50 future -0.3% after cash markets closed -0.1% yesterday.US Treasury said no trade partners manipulated currencies; China remains on the monitoring list due to a lack of transparency for its foreign exchange practices.Looking ahead, highlights include German CPI (Final), NBP Policy Announcement; Norges Bank FSR, ECB Consumer Expectations Survey, BoC Minutes, Speeches from Fed's Cook, Powell, Williams, Barr & Jefferson; BoE's Bailey; ECB's Lane & Makhlouf, Supply from UK, Germany & US.Earnings: Adidas, Airbus, Bayer, Telecom Italia, Ralph Lauren, Kellogg, Disney, BlackRock, Warner Bros DiscoveryRead the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
APAC stocks were softer across the board following the prior day's gains and the choppy/mixed lead from Wall Street.DXY gradually inched higher towards the top end of a 105.25-42 APAC range with G10s softer against the Buck to varying degrees.RBA hiked its Cash Rate by 25bps as expected to 4.35% from 4.10%, while forward guidance saw a dovish tweak.European equity futures are indicative of a softer open with the Eurostoxx 50 -0.3% after cash markets closed -0.4% yesterday.Israeli PM Netanyahu says Israel is open to "short pauses" in Gaza, but ruled out a ceasefire.Looking ahead, highlights include EZ, German, French & Italian Construction PMI, US International Trade, IBD/TIPP, Manheim Index, NY Fed Q3 Household Debt & Credit Report, UK King's Speech, Speeches from ECB's de Guindos; Fed's Schmid, Williams, Logan, Barr & Waller, supply from UK.Earnings: Capgemini, CNH Industrial, Daimler Truck, Persimmon, Watches of Switzerland, UBS, eBay, Occidental Petroleum Corp, Datadog.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
APAC stocks traded higher across the board following the post-NFP tailwinds from Wall Street on Friday; South Korea outperformed after a stock short-selling ban.DXY had a softer bias throughout the session, while G10s were largely flat; UST and Bund futures were subdued and JGB futures gapped higher.European equity futures are indicative of a flat open, with the Euro Stoxx 50 future -0.1% after cash markets closed +0.2% on Friday.Israeli PM Netanyahu said there will be no ceasefire until hostages are returned, according to Reuters.Looking ahead, highlights include German Industrial Orders, EZ & UK Final Services and Composite PMIs, EZ Sentix Index, Canadian PMI, FOMC Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey & BoC Market Participants Survey, Speech from BoE's Pill.US clocks moved back an hour on Sunday to EST, as such the London-New York time gap is back to five hours. Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
Apple was seen lower by 3.4% in after-hours trade amid declining product revenues and soft Chinese performance.APAC stocks traded higher as regional bourses tracked the advances in global peers, while disappointing Caixin Services PMI did little to derail the momentum.European equity futures are indicative of a higher open with the Euro Stoxx 50 +0.5% after cash market closed up by 1.9% yesterday.DXY is softer and just above the 106 mark, EUR/USD has extended gains further above 1.0600.Looking ahead, highlights include German Trade Balance, EZ Unemployment, US NFP & ISM Services, Canadian Employment, Speeches from Fed's Barr & Kashkari, Earnings from BMW, Intesa Sanpaolo, Maersk & QSR.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
FOMC kept rates unchanged as expected and Chair Powell downplayed the September dot plots.APAC stocks mostly followed suit to the gains on Wall St which were spurred by soft data and Powell comments.European equity futures are indicative of a higher open with the Euro Stoxx 50 +0.7% after cash market closed up by 0.8% yesterday.DXY remains softer post-FOMC, EUR/USD pivots around the 1.06 mark, USD/JPY continues to pull back from 151.Looking ahead, highlights include US IJC, Factory Orders, BoE & Norges Bank Policy Announcements, Speeches from BoE's Pill, ECB's Lane & Schnabel, Supply from Spain & FranceEarnings from Fresenius, Hugo Boss, ING, Lufthansa, BT, Sainsbury's, Shell, Apple.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
APAC Frontier Markets continue to face external financing challenges - join Thomas Rookmaaker, Head of APAC Sovereigns, and Sovereign Directors Sagarika Chandra and Krisjanis Krustins, for a discussion of what to expect in these markets in 2024.
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