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In today's roundup, there's no let up for Chinese stocks, while the US watches how AI investment is driving big tech valuations. BlackRock is undergoing a major restructure, the videogame industry is struggling to adapt to new realities, and FTX's liquidators have been dumping huge holdings of GBTC.


China's Hang Seng Down Over 50% From Peak

The index of shares traded in Hong Kong is generally taken to be a better proxy of the health of the world's second-largest economy than the Shanghai index.

China’s Hang Seng Down Over 50% From Peak
The chart for the Hang Seng could reasonably be mistaken for that of bitcoin.

Big Tech's Earnings: AI Investment Payoff In Focus

Investors are closely watching the financial impact of AI investments by Big Tech firms like Apple, Microsoft, and Nvidia. With AI driving stock surges, the upcoming earnings season is crucial to gauge AI's contribution to revenue growth and market dynamics in the tech sector.

Big Tech’s Earnings: AI Investment Payoff In Focus
Investors focus on AI’s impact on Big Tech earnings, with Microsoft and Nvidia leading the AI revolution.

Redefining US Nuclear Strategy In The Wake Of Ukraine Conflict

The US is shifting its nuclear strategy due to the Ukraine conflict, focusing on reducing dependency on Russian enriched uranium. Amid rising global demand, the US aims to rebuild its nuclear supply chain, with efforts to ban imports from Rosatom and Tenex, and enhance domestic nuclear capabilities.

Redefining US Nuclear Strategy In The Wake Of Ukraine Conflict
In response to Ukraine’s ongoing conflict, the US strategizes to reduce reliance on Russian nuclear fuel.

Rethinking DEI Strategies In American Business

American companies, including PwC, are reassessing DEI initiatives in response to legal changes and increased scrutiny of their effectiveness. The trend is moving towards clear, quantifiable business outcomes, with a shift from performative measures to creating genuine opportunities for diverse talent.

Rethinking DEI Strategies In American Business
US companies are shifting their DEI strategies, focusing on measurable business outcomes and legal compliance.

BlackRock's Strategic Reorganization For New Investment Products

BlackRock is undergoing a major reorganization, acquiring Global Infrastructure Partners for $12.5 billion, as it aims to streamline product management. This strategy targets increasing investor demand for varied investment products and expands its global reach.

BlackRock’s Strategic Reorganization For New Investment Products
BlackRock reorganizes to unify product development, focusing on diverse investment strategies and global expansion.

Video Game Industry: Navigating Layoffs And AI Ethics

The Game Developers Conference report reveals layoffs in the video game industry, with over 10,000 developers affected in 2023. The rise of generative AI raises ethical concerns among developers, while adaptations into movies and TV shows are on the rise. Progress in game accessibility is also noted.

Video Game Industry: Navigating Layoffs And AI Ethics
The gaming industry faces layoffs and ethical AI challenges, while adapting to trends in accessibility and media.

FTX Dumps GBTC

While the new ETFs have been net buyers of BTC, Grayscale has seen huge outflows. Now, it transpires a large portion of that was down to FTX liquidating its considerable holdings.

FTX Dumps GBTC
FTX has been a major contributor to GBTC sales, but there is more to come.

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