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The OPEN: Rescue bets

Good Morning investors and partners. Here is today's global market briefing

🎮 Tencent Developing "Elden Ring" Mobile Game: Tencent is venturing into developing a mobile version of the popular game "Elden Ring", aiming to create an open-world, in-app purchase online game similar to "Genshin Impact". This move could significantly influence the mobile gaming industry and Tencent's market positioning.

🇨🇳 Anticipation for Chinese Government's Stock Market Intervention: There is growing anticipation for more assertive measures by the Chinese government to halt the stock market plunge. Regulatory authorities plan to brief President Xi Jinping, offering a momentary respite for plummeting stocks.

🇺🇸 Unexpected Move by New York City Bank: In a surprising move, following pressure from top U.S. regulatory bodies, New York City Bank significantly cuts dividends and cash reserves, shocking the market. This development reflects the tightening financial regulations and their impact on major financial institutions.

🇺🇦 Stalemate in U.S. Senate: A bipartisan agreement on implementing new U.S. border restrictions and unlocking aid for the Ukraine war is teetering on the verge of collapse in the Senate. This situation indicates ongoing challenges in U.S. domestic and foreign policy.

🇨🇳🇺🇸 Continued Political Focus: Observing from Donald Trump's favored metrics, Joe Biden appears to be winning the trade war with China. However, this measure is increasingly seen as flawed. The evolving U.S.-China relations continue to be a crucial aspect for global markets.

🇮🇳 Gold Rush in India: Wall Street is betting on India as an alternative to the Chinese market. Institutions like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are recognizing this rapidly growing major economy as a key investment destination for the next decade. Even traditionally conservative Japanese retail investors are embracing this South Asian country, despite ongoing concerns like market overvaluation and the ruling party's social agenda.

✈️ Boeing's Next Crisis: The company's largest union is demanding a 40% pay rise over three to four years to counter near-catastrophic manufacturing errors. This demand highlights the ongoing challenges in the aviation industry, especially for Boeing.

🎈 #Amundi Warning: Global stock markets are overvalued by about 20% due to misplaced optimism in major tech companies and overconfidence in the deflationary trend, according to Amundi. Citibank suggests that any sell-off in tech stocks could trigger a broader collapse.

🇨🇭 UBS Expanding Trading Division: UBS is adding 400 bankers from Credit Suisse to its trading division. It also plans to sell up to $2 billion in AT1 bonds and resume stock buybacks this year.

🪨 Blackstone Group's New Venture: Blackstone Group is backing a new Asia-focused hedge fund led by a former Millennium co-CEO, indicating a strategic shift and interest in the Asian market.

This briefing provides a snapshot of the dynamic global market environment, crucial for informed decision-making in today's fast-paced financial landscape.


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