Twitter and Musk – possible deal in sight?

According to some sources, the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk is closer than ever. Some even believe that it can happen today. Elon Musk would potentially purchase the company for 43 billion dollars, which would become one of the largest leveraged buyouts of a listed company.

More market movers from category

Virgin Orbit ceases operations

Virgin Orbit Holdings closed indefinitely due to cash-crunch concerns that have crippled many other tech businesses. Due to its inability to get funding, the company announced it was reducing 85% of its personnel as well. The stock (VORB) fell 42% as a result, down 98% from its peak of $10.

EU stock indices near March highs πŸ“ˆ

Thursday saw an almost 1% increase in European stock indices on hopes that central banks will soon halt their tightening cycle. Global risk sentiment improved as worries about the recent banking turmoil subsided. The STOXX 600 jumped to 455 while DAX 40 surged to 15,500.

Alibaba soars 13% after announcement

The announcement of Alibaba’s plan to divide itself into six distinct businesses boosted the stock by 13%. This reorganization may result in many IPOs down the road. The segments would be cloud, e-commerce, global e-commerce, digital mapping, logistics, and a media arm.

The EU stock market in red due to banks

The European stock market was brought down by the banking sector. DAX fell 2% due to ongoing fears that another bank will crash. Deutsche Bank is down 15%, while UBS along with Credit Suisse both lost around 6%. Other notable industry players like BNP Paribas and Commerzbank suffered losses as well.

Hermes stock at new all-time high

Hermes International (RMS) jumped to a new all-time high of over 1,806 per stock. The company is up 24% so far in 2023 and up 49.5% in the last 12 months. Hermes is currently valued at 188 billion euros.

FRC gains 30% amid banking mayhem

After a banking bloodbath for the past few weeks, First Republic Bank (FRC) gained 30%. The stock jumped from $12 to $16, but is still down from $120 three weeks ago.

More market movers

Virgin Orbit ceases operations

Virgin Orbit Holdings closed indefinitely due to cash-crunch concerns that have crippled many other tech businesses. Due to its inability to get funding, the company announced it was reducing 85% of its personnel as well. The stock (VORB) fell 42% as a result, down 98% from its peak of $10.

Boerse Stuttgart gains crypto license

Boerse Stuttgart, one of the largest German stock exchanges, entered the crypto world. It has received a license as a crypto custodian from Germany’s financial regulator (BaFin). This license allows the exchange of custody and trading of digital assets for its clients.

EU inflation levels update

The annual inflation rate in Euro Area fell from 8.5% in February to 6.9% in March. Netherlands’s inflation tumbled from 8% to 4.4%. French inflation eased from 6.3% to 5.6%. Poland’s inflation dropped from 18.4% to 16.2%. Austria’s inflation fell from 10.9% to 9.1%.

Ledger raises $109 million from VCs

Crypto company Ledger has raised $109 million in the Series C round. This funding round put the company’s valuation at $1.4 billion. Some of the investors in the round included Cathay Innovation, True Global Ventures, Digital Finance Group and VaynerFund.

UBS CEO steps down

UBS CEO, Ralph Hamers. is stepping down on April 5th after the company acquired financially troubled Credit Suisse. Sergio Ermotti is about to succeed Hamers, who was UBS’ CEO from 2011 to 2020.Β 

Inflation levels in EU mostly drop

The result of the annual inflation rate in Spain surprised, dropping from 6% in February to 3.3% in March. This is very close to the central bank’s goal. Germany’s inflation also fell, from 8.7% to 7.4%, a little above the estimated 7.3%. Belgium’s inflation held steady at 6.6%.

News

Nasdaq jumps to 7-mth highs – begins new bull market

A new bull market in stocks is born - how long will it last?

BRICS to create their own currency – get ready for a new age

BRICS is developing a new currency. August's summit may bring a turning point, as several nations want to decrease their reliance on the US dollar.
GBP/USD approaches critical resistance ahead of US inflation update
GBPUSD
0.59%

GBP/USD approaches critical resistance ahead of US inflation update

It looks like the Pound could start a significant uptrend if bulls win the battle for 1.2440.
Market continues to impress with big tech rally
SP500
0.57%

Market continues to impress with big tech rally

The US dollar struggles again as inflation is easing in Europe seems to be slowing down. Will ECB hike less?