Clara ferreira marques
Clara ferreira marques works from Singapore. Columnist for Reuters Breakingviews in Singapore. All things commodities, SE Asia and more. Previously London, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai. Comments are my own. Clara ferreira marques has over 855 followers on Twitter.
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/ 2 March 2008

Credit crunch fuels investor thirst for art, wine

Rollercoaster markets may have cooled investor appetites for shares or property, but interest in offbeat investments is booming as a growing number of art and wine funds compete to combine passion with high returns. Downturns typically mean a slowdown in investments, but industry watchers say the credit crunch has left the appeal of ”investments of passion” largely untarnished.

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/ 25 April 2007

RBS group unveils $98bn rival ABN Amro bid plan

A trio of banks led by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has proposed a €72-billion (-billion) bid for ABN Amro, threatening to thwart an agreed takeover of the Dutch bank by Britain’s Barclays. The RBS group, which also includes Spain’s Santander and Dutch-Belgian bank Fortis, said on Wednesday it planned to offer €39 a share for ABN Amro.