(BI) Deutsche Bank is reportedly paying ‘danger money’ to hire bankers worried about joining the troubled bank (DB)

(BI) Sean Gallup/Getty Images Deutsche Bank is paying “danger money” to lure a team of bankers from Credit Suisse to boost its wealth management business, according to a Financial Times report. The struggling lender reportedly offered the bankers pay raises of up to 40% and to match their 2018 bonuses, the report said. In early July, the … Continue reading (BI) Deutsche Bank is reportedly paying ‘danger money’ to hire bankers worried about joining the troubled bank (DB)

(AJ) Iran seizes British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

(AJ) Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps says tanker was captured ‘for failing to respect international maritime rules’. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said its forces have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for allegedly violating international laws, amid rising tensions in the Gulf.  The Stena Impero tanker “was confiscated by the Revolutionary Guards at … Continue reading (AJ) Iran seizes British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

(TSF) “Para os judeus sefarditas, a terra prometida nunca foi Israel. É Portugal e Espanha”

(TSF) Da passagem medieval por Castelo de Vide à sinagoga do Porto criada no século XX. Do imaginário literário à materialidade da saudade. A TSF seguiu a rota da memória sefardita por Portugal e nela encontrou a terra prometida. Michael Rothwell leva o livro sagrado até à linha dos olhos e abre-o com reverência, diante … Continue reading (TSF) “Para os judeus sefarditas, a terra prometida nunca foi Israel. É Portugal e Espanha”

(GUA) Jewish leaders accuse Labour of ‘letting off’ antisemites

(GUA) Party says it is taking ‘decisive action’ after leaked draft of disciplinary process sparks further anger Labour has been accused by the Board of Deputies of British Jews of “letting off” people accused of antisemitism without sanction, after a leaked draft of the party’s disciplinary process showed that some members can avoid punishment in serious … Continue reading (GUA) Jewish leaders accuse Labour of ‘letting off’ antisemites

(JP) PORTUGAL OKS 10,000 CITIZENSHIP REQUESTS BY DESCENDANTS OF SEPHARDIC JEWS

(JP) Portugal has approved about a third of approximately 33,000 applications for citizenship under its 2015 law for descendants of Sephardic Jews View of Lisbon, Portugal.. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)  Portugal has approved about a third of approximately 33,000 applications for citizenship under its 2015 law for descendants of Sephardic Jews, according to official data.Applications … Continue reading (JP) PORTUGAL OKS 10,000 CITIZENSHIP REQUESTS BY DESCENDANTS OF SEPHARDIC JEWS

(TNW) NSO Group’s WhatsApp spyware can now snoop on your Facebook, Google, and iCloud data too

(TNW) The Israeli company behind WhatsApp hack earlier this May has developed new technology that can clandestinely steal a user’s data from Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. According to The Financial Times — which reported the development — NSO Group’s Pegasus malware “has now evolved to capture the much greater trove of information stored beyond the phone … Continue reading (TNW) NSO Group’s WhatsApp spyware can now snoop on your Facebook, Google, and iCloud data too

(Reuters) Bidders line up offers for Portugal’s largest motorway operator Brisa: sources

(Reuters) LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) – At least three infrastructure funds and a Spanish toll road operator are lining up offers for a stake in Portugal’s largest motorway manager Brisa, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. The deal could value the company at between 4 to 5 billion euros including debt, the sources said on … Continue reading (Reuters) Bidders line up offers for Portugal’s largest motorway operator Brisa: sources

(DN) Mário Centeno entre os favoritos para suceder a Lagarde no FMI

(DN) Além do ministro das Finanças português, estão também na shortlist o ex-presidente do Eurogrupo, Jeroën Dijsselbloem, o finlandês Olli Rehn e a espanhola Nadia Calviño O governador do Banco de Inglaterra liderava a lista de nomes prováveis para suceder a Christine Lagarde quando esta deixar a cadeira de diretora-geral do FMI (que já suspendeu), … Continue reading (DN) Mário Centeno entre os favoritos para suceder a Lagarde no FMI

(PUB) Funcionário da embaixada em Teerão atingido a tiro levou a suspensão de vistos

(PUB) Funcionário iraniano da embaixada portuguesa foi atingido a tiro em Março nos arredores da instalação diplomática. Incidente foi considerado como uma quebra de segurança. O facto de um funcionário iraniano da embaixada portuguesa em Teerão ter sido atingido a tiro nos arredores da instalação diplomática em Março foi a razão que levou à suspensão … Continue reading (PUB) Funcionário da embaixada em Teerão atingido a tiro levou a suspensão de vistos

(BI) Russia is joining forces with Europe to rescue the Iran nuclear deal that Trump abandoned

(BI) Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin The Financial Times reported that Russia has signaled it wants  join an EU payments channel designed to go around Trump’s sanctions on Iran and boost oil exports.  The channel, known as Instex, would be a huge step in rescuing the 2015 … Continue reading (BI) Russia is joining forces with Europe to rescue the Iran nuclear deal that Trump abandoned

(BBG) Banned Chinese Security Cameras Are Almost Impossible to Remove

(BBG) An August deadline to remove them from federal agencies likely won’t be met as many departments don’t even know what cameras they’re using. Thousands of Banned Chinese Surveillance Cameras Remain in U.S. U.S. federal agencies have five weeks to rip out Chinese-made surveillance cameras in order to comply with a ban imposed by Congress last year in an … Continue reading (BBG) Banned Chinese Security Cameras Are Almost Impossible to Remove

(ZH) Bank Run: Deutsche Bank Clients Are Pulling $1 Billion A Day

(ZH) There is a reason James Simons’ RenTec is the world’s best performing hedge fund – it spots trends (even if they are glaringly obvious) well ahead of almost everyone else, and certainly long before the consensus. That’s what happened with Deutsche Bank, when as we reported two weeks ago, the quant fund pulled its cash … Continue reading (ZH) Bank Run: Deutsche Bank Clients Are Pulling $1 Billion A Day

(GUA) Hong Kong showed China is a threat to democracy. Now Europe must defend Taiwan

(GUA) Beijing is bullying another democratic neighbour. The EU must stop ignoring authoritarianism for the sake of stability and cash Hong Kong’s administration has backed down over the controversial extradition bill, but the canary in the coalmine of China’s tacit acceptance of democracy is already dead. Under China’s “one country, two systems” model, Hong Kong was … Continue reading (GUA) Hong Kong showed China is a threat to democracy. Now Europe must defend Taiwan

(EUobserver) EU selling more goods to US despite Trump tariffs

(EUobserver) The EU’s goods trade surplus with the US for the first five months of 2019 rose to €62.1bn from €55.4bn in the same period last year. The increase could stoke tensions after the US already imposed tariffs on some EU exports to get the numbers down. At the same time, Europe’s trade deficit with … Continue reading (EUobserver) EU selling more goods to US despite Trump tariffs