Month: June 2020

EY has told its partners how to prepare for difficult conversations with clients about its audits of Wirecard, the German payments company that has filed for insolvency after admitting that €1.9bn of cash probably never existed. In an internal note to senior partners on Friday, EY advised them to tell clients that the “objective” of
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Rising home prices and a strong dollar can make it difficult for non-U.S. citizens to pay cash for homes in once-favored cities such as New York, Miami, and San Francisco. As a result, more foreign buyers are financing residential real estate. However, non-U.S. citizens must consider a number of factors when applying for a mortgage as well as distinct disadvantages, including additional lender requirements, higher
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Carnival – Carnival’s debt rating was cut to “junk” by Standard & Poor’s, which is forecasting continued weak demand for the cruise industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dell Technologies – Dell is exploring options for its $50 billion stake in cloud computing company VMWare, according
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The number of new daily coronavirus cases hit records in several US states on Saturday, as officials started closing venues they had recently reopened and workers demanded new safety protections. Florida’s cases increased by 9,636 to 132,545, the state’s health department said Saturday. The state, the third-largest in the US, reported 8,942 new cases on
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Getty Images Banks have pulled back from a popular credit card promotion on concerns that borrowers struggling during the coronavirus crisis may leave them with defaulting loans. Balance transfer offers, which typically entice borrowers to move their debt to a new lender in exchange for a temporary 0% interest rate, have been sharply reduced at banks
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The stock market rally after the novel coronavirus selloff has been stellar. Besides expansionary monetary policies, strong fundamentals have triggered the rally for several stocks and industries. And in particular, tech stocks have been on fire. In fact, it’s the big names in the technology sector that have continued to deliver strong numbers. Innovation-driven business
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