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  • Breakingviews TV: Soaring drones
    on March 23, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    DJI, the Shenzhen-based maker of recreational unmanned aircraft, is raising up to $800 mln at a $15 bln valuation ahead of a possible IPO. Robyn Mak and Jeffrey Goldfarb discuss how big a risk its plans are for investors amid a U.S. backlash against nearly all things Chinese. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Death toll
    on March 22, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    After a pedestrian fatality involving an Uber driverless car, Antony Currie and Robert Cyran explain how the pharma industry offers a lesson in how to balance legal redress and societal benefits from new tech: ban lawsuits and have industry finance a compensation fund. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Taxing tech
    on March 21, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Liam Proud and Richard Beales discuss the EU’s idea of taxing the revenue of digital businesses like Alphabet and Facebook, because profit made in the virtual world is hard to map to specific jurisdictions in the real world. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: LBO dangers
    on March 20, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    The bankruptcies of Toys R Us, Claire’s and iHeartMedia underscore the potential pitfalls of high-priced leveraged buyouts. Richard Beales and Tom Buerkle discuss how private equity’s record capital and lofty purchase multiples risk a repeat of those pre-crisis deals. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Faceplant
    on March 19, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Robert Cyran and Jennifer Saba explain why Facebook’s lame response to a data breach shows Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg failing to grasp the depth of the firm’s problems. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: BX minus CIC
    on March 16, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    March 16- China's sovereign wealth fund CIC has sold its $3 billion stake in Blackstone, the private equity firm run by Steve Schwarzman. Alec Macfarlane and Jeffrey Goldfarb discuss who got the better end of the decade-long deal. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Toys RIP
    on March 15, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Toy store chain Toys ‘R’ Us is going out of business, with 30,000 jobs at stake in the U.S. The misery is partly self inflicted, but the whole retail sector has become a plaything for destructive competitive forces. Jen Saba explains. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Bearing up
    on March 14, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    It’s a decade since Bear Stearns took a slug of money from the U.S. government. What followed was collapse and crisis. Lessons have been learned, but banks and their watchdogs are getting too cozy for comfort. Antony Currie explains. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Chip chopped
    on March 13, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Politics may explain the White House’s block on Broadcom’s $117 bln bid for Qualcomm – but that doesn’t mean future deal-doers can’t avoid some of the acquisitive chipmaker’s gaffes, as Robert Cyran tells John Foley. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Goldman’s CEO
    on March 12, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    John Foley and Antony Currie explain why investment banker David Solomon is the favorite to take over from Lloyd Blankfein – and what his elevation to the top says about the problems Goldman has had with its trading division. […]