Concise views on global finance: The U.S. added 850,000 jobs in June but the recovery isn't happening everywhere. Meanwhile, Didi is hit with an investigation by a Chinese regulator days after its U.S. listing, and a pharma buyout by EQT and Goldman is a game of hot potato.
Sales of new collateralised loan obligations are taking off in Europe for the first time since the financial crisis. These packages of high-yield debt were a major culprit behind the last credit bubble. But this time round, lower leverage has made CLOs safer. They even have a useful role to play in refinancing.