Antony Currie has more than a decade of experience as a financial journalist, having worked with Euromoney since 1996, most recently as a US editor. He has worked on assignments in the major financial centres of Europe and the US and written stories on capital markets, global economies and the investment banking industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in German language and literature and a master's degree in politics and international relations from the University of Bristol. Follow Antony on Twitter @AntonyMCurrie
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His investment firm now owns 1 pct of the slimmed-down $266 bln U.S. conglomerate. But the usually forceful activist is playing nice. That’s because CEO Jeff Immelt’s plan to ditch most of GE’s finance unit should work. Any fumbling, though, will create an easy target for Peltz.
U.N. goals, a U.S.-China pact and papal concern are all fine ways to highlight global development issues. The problem is financing the $4 trln a year needed to solve the issues. The BoE governor’s idea to make companies lay out climate-change risks is one promising approach.
The Fed took three years to OK the $16 bln M&T’s takeover of smaller Hudson City, having demanded fixes to the buyer’s back office. CEO Bob Wilmers now looks like he’s paying over the odds for a struggling rival. Others in the industry with problems won’t find M&A a quick fix.
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