Deutsche Bank made a hasty weekend CEO switch that signalled a future as a smaller, less ambitious lender reined in by regulators and pressured by investors who lost patience with the bank’s grim financial performance under CEO John Cryan. S.-based gene-therapy company Ave Xis for .7 billion, marking the first big bet by the Swiss drug giant’s new chief as he looks to deals to refresh his drug-development pipeline.Economic optimism, ultralow interest rates and fierce banking competition have pushed private-sector lending to its highest level since the financial crisis. At least two people were killed and six were seriously injured after a man drove a van into a group of people in the center of the western German city of Münster, police said. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s long-sought goal of overhauling welfare programs will get a kick-start when Congress returns to Washington this week, as Republicans prepare to release a new, five-year farm bill that would impose tougher work requirements to get food stamps.Golden Visa programs intended to lure foreign investors to Bulgaria have had mixed results, reporters for OCCRP partner Bivol have discovered.One appears to be a flop, and both are vulnerable to a technicality that could enrich bankers, and not the country.
Eight of the best female tennis players in the world under intense pressure. Two one-of-a-kind Freak Vision timepieces have swum out of the depths of Ulysse Nardin’s unique nautical universe.And how did his killers know that he was working on a story about them?Read more: Freedom of Information Law: Reporter’s Best Friend or Killer?That would be good news if it wasn’t for the region’s already high debt. Despite the recent rout in technology heavyweights like Facebook, and Alphabet, investors appear to be riding out the market turmoil, citing a belief that the stars in the sector will weather controversies. that Kim Jong Un is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, clearing the way for a summit meeting between the North Korean leader and President Trump, U. Footage released by Douma Revolution show patients being treated at a hospital in Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack. PHOTO: SYRIA CIVIL DEFENCE/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES After courting Hollywood and Silicon Valley, a Saudi delegation led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman capped a nearly three-week American tour by touting potential petrochemical investments totaling billions of dollars along the U. BSG Resources, the mining company formerly controlled by Israeli tycoon Beny Steinmetz, has suffered a legal setback in its efforts to win compensation for being stripped of the rights to one of the world’s richest iron-ore deposits in Guinea. Read more: Bulgaria’s Golden Visas: Missed Targets and a Banking Loophole The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project condemns a raid at the offices of Botswana’s Center for Investigative Journalism (INK) and the harassment of Joel Konopo, a founding and managing partner of the center.