Toshiba, unplug and restart

On Monday November the 9th, Toshiba Corp. shares shrank by 7.5% (Chart 1) after the Japanese company reported unexpectedly scanty financial results and sued former executives in connection with an accounting scandal, thus raising the presumption of lengthy legal uncertainties. Its stock has now decreased by 40% since the beginning of the year. The manufacturing and electronics […]

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Poste Italiane IPO

    On Tuesday the 27th  of October, Poste Italiane S.p.A, Italy’s national post office, listed about 35% of its shares on Borsa Italiana, the Italian Stock Exchange, thus opening a new round of privatizations in Italy. Indeed, the long awaited IPO is either the biggest country’s privatization in 16 years or a part of the plan of the Italian […]

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Volkswagen: the scandal explained

  On Sunday 20th of September, the world’ second largest carmaker Volkswagen admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in the US: indeed, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), several cars sold in America were equipped with software in diesel engines that could detect if tests on the implicated vehicles were being run, adjusting gas emission […]

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