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Economics, Policy & Regulation

France: Macron Pushes Through Pension Overhaul

The 2023 Social Security Financing Adjustment Law raises the retirement age from 62 to 64, with a requirement that the retiree has worked at least 43 years; otherwise, workers must wait until they turn 67.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Toshiba Could Go Private To Heal

Toshibahas been in conflict with activist shareholders since a 2015 accounting scandal, followed by a massive write-down on its nuclear business the following year.


Sweden: A Rare Earth Discovery

According to Sweden’s state-owned mining company LKAB, more than one million tons of rare earth oxides—the largest deposit of its kind in Europe—was discovered near Kiruna, about 1,000 kilometers north of Stockholm.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Microsoft Seals LSE Cloud Deal

Microsoft’s investment in LSEG comes at a time when big tech names like Google, Amazon and IBM are increasingly engaged in an arms race to deepen relationships with financial firms.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

The UKs Second Big Bang

Britain repeals post-2008 banking reforms, including the cap on bonuses for bankers.