M&A lending to U.S. blue-chip firms on summer hiatus

August 17, 2018@9:03 AM TFP Editor 0

NEW YORK (LPC) – Bank lending to high-quality US companies to fund acquisitions has slowed due to concern over government policies amid the summer doldrums, but is expected to pick up after the Labor Day holiday, bankers said. Read on Reuters

US threatens new Turkey sanctions over Christian pastor

August 17, 2018@4:31 AM TFP Editor 0

The United States is threatening new sanctions against Turkey if it continues to detain an American evangelical pastor. President Trump tweeted on Friday (August 17) that the US “will pay nothing” for Andrew Brunson’s release, “but we are cutting back on Turkey!” US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Trump on Thursday (August 16) that he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had put sanctions on several Turkish ministers and “have more [they] are planning to do” if Brunson isn’t released soon. Turkish officials say the [Read More]