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President-elect Donald Trump continues to dominate the headlines. Here are the top stories from the past 24 hours:
- TRUMP: “We have to look” at trade “almost as a war”
- CEO of Japanese telecom SoftBank says company will bring $50 billion and 50,000 jobs to US after meeting with Trump
- Here’s what we know about Trump’s $50 billion deal
- Trump says he dumped all of his stocks in June
- TRUMP: “I’m going to bring down drug prices”
- Trump explains why he went after Boeing over Air Force One
- TRUMP: “Sometimes you have to prime the pump”
- SCHWARZMAN: Donald Trump is going to change the “architecture of the world”
- Goldman Sachs is responsible for a massive chunk of the “Trump rally”
- A condo for sale in Trump Tower is touting the Secret Service as a new amenity
In Wall Street news, a Deutsche Bank rates trader has been suspended after asking a trading counterparty to join a WhatsApp group. Citigroup is reportedly being investigated for its role in the pound’s “flash crash.” And one brutal table from McKinsey shows how miserable banking is right now.
A small and highly-profitable dealmaking firm just claimed bragging rights in the most Wall Street way possible.
Moody’s slashed its outlook for the global asset management industry. Elizabeth Warren is backing a hot investing startup that’s taking on Wall Street. Another hedge fund backed by investing legend Julian Robertson is shutting.
And a financier left Wall Street to start a marijuana chocolate company.
Business Insider is currently hosting its annual IGNITION event in New York. You can watch the event live here. Here are a couple headlines from the event so far:
- Here’s where Amazon’s next multi-billion dollar business will come from
- How Cisco’s CEO plans to convince Trump to import more immigrants for US tech jobs
- GENE MUNSTER: What to expect from Apple “the fortress” in 2017
- HENRY BLODGET: This is the future of digital
- You can catch up with all of our coverage from the event
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Here are the top Wall Street headlines at midday
Bank of Canada holds, says “economic slack remains” — The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate at 0.50%, as expected, at Wednesday’s policy meeting.
China’s FX reserves tumble to their lowest level since 2011 — China’s foreign exchange reserves fell far more than expected in November to the lowest level in nearly six years, as authorities struggled to stem capital outflows and shore up the sliding yuan in the face of the relentlessly rising dollar.
Apple supplier Foxconn is in preliminary discussions to expand its US operations — Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple supplier, said on Wednesday that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the United States.
Mexico just one-upped Canada — Mexico is now exporting more to the US than Canada.
15 of the best watches to give and get for under $300 right now — An attractive timepiece is an essential part of the modern gentleman’s style, whether you’re dressed for a busy day of work or a weekend of leisure and levity.