Here is what you need to know.
Disney is reportedly nearing a deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s TV business. Disney and 21st Century Fox are closing in on a deal that could come as quickly as next week and would involve Disney acquiring Fox’s studio and television production assets – a portion of the business with an enterprise value of more than $US60 billion, CNBC’s sources say.
Xiaomi is looking for a bank to help launch what could be the world’s largest tech IPO. The Chinese smartphone maker will receive bank pitches next Friday for what is likely to be the world’s largest tech initial public offering ever. Xiaomi was valued at $US46 billion in 2014.
Home Depot is buying back a bunch of stock. The home-improvement chain announced a $US15 billion share-buyback program and said it’s targeting annual sales of $US114.7 billion to $US119.8 billion by the year ending January 2021, Reuters reports.
Bitcoin blows past $US12,000 and is getting close to $US13,000.The cryptocurrency trades up 8.93%, or $US1,047, at 12,776 a coin, according to Markets Insider data.
A hedge fund star who retired at 41 is eyeing a comeback. Greg Coffey, who previously ran emerging market funds at GLG Partners and Moore Capital, is considering launching a new fund with James Saltissi, people familiar with the matter told Business Insider.
Australian GDP misses. Australia’s economy grew at a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in the third quarter, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, missing the 0.7% growth that economists were expecting.
India’s central bank holds. The Reserve Bank of India kept its key interest rate at 6.00% and said it saw recent reforms boosting growth.
Stock markets around the world are lower. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (-2.14%) was hit hard in Asia, and Germany’s DAX (-0.98%) trails in Europe. The S&P 500 is set to open down 0.20% near 2,623.
Earnings reports keep coming. American Eagle Outfitters reports ahead of the opening bell, while Broadcom and Lululemon release their quarterly results after markets close.
US economic data is light. ADP Employment Change will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET, and productivity will cross the wires at 8:30 a.m. ET. The US 10-year yield is down 1 basis point at 2.34%.