The newly formed U.S. Space Force is deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula.
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(Bloomberg) -- Zeta made landfall along the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, where it slowed but is forecast to pick up strength again as it heads to the U.S. Gulf.Hurricane warnings have been issued for the northern Gulf Coast, according to a 5 a.m. New York time advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The area suffered widespread flooding from Hurricane Delta only weeks ago. Zeta’s maximum sustained winds slowed to 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour, putting it just below Category 1 level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. It had earlier hit hurricane strength.Zeta is the 27th named storm in a supercharged Atlantic hurricane season, just one short of the record reached in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. So many storms have formed this year that the hurricane center has run out of official names and is using Greek letters to designate systems.A storm surge, which happens when a system pushes the ocean higher as it comes ashore, could wash over coastal areas from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. Hurricane-strength winds may affect a smaller area from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Mississippi state line, the center said.In addition, Zeta is expected to bring heavy rain from the northern Gulf Coast into the Appalachian Mountains and mid-Atlantic states through Thursday.The U.S. has been particularly hard hit, with Hurricanes Isaias, Laura, Hanna, Sally and Delta all hammering the coastline, causing billions of dollars in damage. A handful of tropical storms have struck the U.S. as well. Zeta would be the record 11th storm to come ashore in the contiguous U.S. this year, and if it makes landfall in Louisiana, it will be the fifth time that state has been hit this season.Chevron Corp. and BHP Group have already begun pulling non-essential personnel off oil and gas platforms in the Gulf. Noble Corp. moved its Globetrotter II rig out of the way, while Equinor ASA plans to shut production at its Titan platform.Nearly 16% of oil production and 6% of natural gas has been shut in across the Gulf, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.The disruptions will likely be short lived because Zeta is moving quickly, said Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group LLC.Closer to the U.S. coast, Zeta will encounter cooler water and wind shear that will tear at its structure, likely keeping it from strengthening and perhaps even weakening it, said Elizabeth Palumbi, a meteorologist with commercial forecaster Maxar.While some storms, including Isaias and Fay, hit the East Coast, the majority of this season’s systems struck the Gulf Coast between Texas and Florida. That includes Laura and Delta, which both came ashore near Cameron, Louisiana, providing a double-dose of misery for residents in the western part of the state.A typical Atlantic hurricane season only spins up 12 storms. The six-month season theoretically ends on Nov. 30, but a number of storms formed before its official start date of June 1 this year, and some meteorologists think they could keep coming into December.Environmental indications point to the potential for a few more storms to develop in the Atlantic during November, which would push 2020 over the 2005 record, said Jim Rouiller, lead meteorologist at the Energy Weather Group.“It is not over,” Rouiller said. “Zeta is not going to be the end.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Japan's biggest airline ANA Holdings on Tuesday forecast a record $4.87 billion net loss for this financial year and announced a major restructuring as the pandemic hammers the global aviation industry.
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(Bloomberg) -- Chinese brokerages are having a bumper year for equity dealmaking, with Ant Group’s multi-billion-dollar initial public offering poised to boost their showing in the global ranking to the best in at least two decades.China International Capital Corp. is leading the push thanks to a bevy of Chinese deals, an economy that’s shrugging off the pandemic and a liberalization of local capital markets. CICC is set this year to vault above U.S. stalwarts Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley once Ant completes what’s set to be a record $34.5 billion IPO in Hong Kong and Shanghai, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.As a group Chinese securities firms will take up nearly half of the top 50 underwriting spots as they’re enlisted by local companies seeking to capitalize on the nation’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. A flaring up of tensions between the world’s two superpowers that’s increased scrutiny of Chinese names in the U.S. has also prompted a wave of additional listings in Hong Kong by firms including Netease Inc. and JD.com.“The robust pipeline in China compared to elsewhere in the world has sent leading Chinese brokers to the top of the charts,” said Wang Jiyue, a former banker and the author of The Star Market Way, a chronicle of China’s new Nasdaq-like trading venue.Twenty-four of the world’s top 50 underwriters this year are from China, up from 15 in 2019. Together they held a combined market share of about 31%, compared with 18.5% last year. That’s the biggest share in records going back two decades.CICC has a prominent role in Ant’s offerings on the mainland and in Hong Kong. It along with Chinese rival CSC Financial Co. are jointly leading in Shanghai, while a number of U.S. investment banks are on the Hong Kong deal, including Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley.Chinese brokerages will continue to raise their profile, said Stephanie Tang, head of private equity for Greater China at law firm Hogan Lovells. “Some of the banks see themselves as quite important bridges between the Chinese market and the international market.”Bouncing BackChina has firmly beaten back the spread of the coronavirus, with the economy rebounding by 4.9% in the third quarter and its stock market recently topping $10 trillion in value. Business in the financial hub in Shanghai is largely back to normal, with traders and bankers in the office and traveling to see clients as Europe and the U.S. still struggle.Authorities have also relaxed regulations for the onshore market since last year, including extending an IPO registration system from Shanghai’s STAR board to Shenzhen, waiving limits on valuations, and removing quotas for foreign investors.IPO deals in the Asian nation jumped about 60% this year, double the rise seen in the U.S., according data compiled by Bloomberg. Chinese companies have raised more than $98 billion from first-time share sales at home and offshore this year, on pace to exceed the 2010 record after Ant completes its IPO, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.At the same time, more Chinese companies are bringing back listings to Hong Kong, giving brokerages from the mainland a better chance to compete with well-entrenched global banks in the Asian financial center.“Many IPOs in Hong Kong are from mainland Chinese companies in which Chinese brokers have more participation,” said Shen Meng, director of Beijing-based boutique investment bank Chanson & Co. “American brokers, which dominated the Hong Kong IPO market previously, are only taking part in a few ultra-big deals now.”Despite their showing on the league tables, China’s brokerages are still minnows compared with their Wall Street peers. The 131 registered firms in the nation have the combined assets of Goldman Sachs.Zou Yingguang, a managing director at Citic Securities, said at a conference last week that China must set up its own top investment bank to enhance its competitiveness and clout in global markets. Goldman Sachs derived 40% of its revenue from overseas markets, while China’s top five brokerages only got an average 10% from their international operations, he said.“While Chinese brokers have made progress, they still lag far behind in asset scale and innovation ability,” he said.Chinese regulators have called for the creation of an “aircraft carrier-sized” brokerage to take on the foreign competition expected with the opening up of the nation’s financial markets. The state owners of the country’s two biggest securities firms, Citic Securities Co. and CSC Financial, have held talks on a potential merger, which would create a $100 billion firm.In the meantime, continuing reform of the local market may extend the nation’s IPO boom and further boost local brokerages. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said this month it plans to expand the registration-based IPO mechanism to all first-time offerings “at an appropriate time.”“The registration-based IPO reform has galvanized the market,” said Dong Chen, deputy president of Changchun-based Northeast Securities Co. “In the domestic market, foreign banks are no match for Chinese brokers in winning mandates.”(Adds data on IPOs in 10th paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Stronger India-US ties are aimed at countering China's influence in the region, experts say.
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Sterling was neutral on Tuesday and analysts believe that it won't change by much even if Britain and the European Union clinch a Brexit trade deal. "We are becoming increasingly confident that the lift the pound would derive from a Brexit deal being confirmed is likely to be modest," said Derek Halpenny, head of research at MUFG. "Yesterday was a good example of some good news failing to provide much lift at all for sterling," Halpenny said.
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Turkey's lira hit a record low on Tuesday and most other emerging market currencies in Europe, Middle East and Africa fell as a rise in coronavirus infections and little progress in U.S. stimulus talks dampened demand for risk-linked assets. Strains in Turkey's ties with the United States, a row with France, a dispute with Greece over maritime rights and middling monetary policy support from the central bank have weighed on the lira, making it one of the worst performing EMEA currencies this year.