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With a spate of high-profile arrests of suspected Chinese and Russian spies in recent days, Germany’s counter-intelligence agents, once criticised for their lack of mettle, may have come in from the cold.  On Tuesday morning, German police swooped on Jian Guo, a staffer working in the European parliament, accused by prosecutors of spying for China.
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Rockefeller Asset Management added three new portfolio managers to bolster its municipal investment strategies within in its fixed income division, the firm announced Monday. Scott Cottier, Mark DeMitry and Michael Camarella will join Rockefeller from Invesco, where they managed the California Value Municipal Income Trust and the Trust for Investment Grade New York Municipals. They
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The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block US luxury goods group Tapestry’s $8.5bn acquisition of Capri Holdings, a move that threatens a bid to create a US rival to European giants LVMH and Kering. The antitrust regulator on Monday alleged that the acquisition would eliminate “head-to-head” competition among the groups’ brands, including Capri’s Michael
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Healthy reserves and plans to increase permanent funds to mitigate revenue fluctuations earned Wyoming a positive outlook from S&P Global Ratings. S&P affirmed the state’s AA issuer credit rating, which now has a one-in-three chance of being upgraded over the next two years, as a result of the the positive outlook being elevated from stable,
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Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the Geopolitics myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. After many months of argument and hesitation, the House of Representatives has finally acted. The vote in Washington to provide $61bn in new military aid for Ukraine may be a turning point in the war with
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After Iran fired a barrage of drones and missiles towards Israel a week ago, 70-year-old Hengameh removed the mirrors from her walls and urged family members to stay away from windows for fear of retaliatory strikes. The Tehran resident, who lived through her country’s 1980s war with Iraq, said: “I am haunted by thoughts of
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A contentious rule proposal has a host of broker-dealer and investment firms calling for a rewrite as the effects on the municipal bond market portend calamity.  “Overall, we recommend that the rules in general be reconsidered and ideally rewritten,” said Susan Joyce, head of muni trading & FI market structure, AllianceBernstein. “We definitely see a
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. The writer is president of Queens’ College, Cambridge, and an adviser to Allianz and Gramercy National security experts and financial market traders seem to disagree on what will follow the recent escalation of tensions between
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The Inflation Reduction Act has paved the way for broader participation in affordable housing and a renewed focus by developers on sustainability, panelists at Baker Tilly’s 2024 DevelUP conference said this week. One panelist called the 2022 law “the largest opportunity to build foundational generational wealth that you will experience,” and others praised the tax
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Iran has activated air defence systems across several provinces, according to official news agency IRNA, after reports that an explosion was heard near the city of Isfahan. Tasnim news agency, which is close to Iran’s
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On Tuesday, global law firm Nixon Peabody LLP released the names of newly minted partners and counsels who have arrived at the next level in their public finance career.  According to the firm, “Nearly 80% of the new partners are members of historically underrepresented groups at the partnership level in the legal profession, which aligns
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