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  • Breakingviews TV: Makeup exam

    Model Kylie Jenner agreed to sell half her eponymous cosmetics line to Coty for $600 mln on the same day Estée Lauder unveiled plans to buy the South Korean maker of Dr. Jart at a $1.7 bln valuation. Sharon Lam and Jeffrey Goldfarb judge the M&A beauty contest. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Honey trap

    PayPal’s $4 billion acquisition of Honey Science, an online rewards company, may snare customers who would otherwise end up with payment rivals like Apple and Square. That sounds enticing enough, but it’s a lot to spend on an uncertain result, Robert Cyran explains. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Aramco’s IPO

    The world’s biggest oil company has fixed on a $1.7 trillion valuation – less than it wanted but probably more than it merited. Getting that number means pulling out all the stops, including loans to Saudi citizens to help them buy the stock. George Hay explains what’s at stake. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Burning Kohl’s

    The U.S. discount retailer is struggling despite extending a partnership with Amazon to all its almost 1,200 stores. Meanwhile, larger rival TJX is prospering. Amanda Gomez explains why – and how an inventory backlog means that’s unlikely to change for some time. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Copier jam

    HP has rejected Xerox’s $33.5 billion offer, but left the door open to talks. That paves the way for a more sensible deal – say, one where HP is the acquirer but Xerox boss John Visentin calls the shots. Activist investor Carl Icahn ought to be amenable too, John Foley explains. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Wrong Kong

    Unrest in Hong Kong intensified as protesters blocked roads and trains during the workweek while police fired teargas at lunch hour in the central business district. Jeffrey Goldfarb and Robyn Mak discuss renewed concerns about the financial hub’s economic future. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Xerox this

    Carl Icahn, already an investor in Xerox, has now bought a stake in HP – which the much smaller Xerox last week offered to buy for more than $30 billion. With scope to merge the printing businesses somehow, the activist could win either way, as Richard Beales explains. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Car alarm

    Peugeot’s shares slipped and Fiat Chrysler’s soared since the two automakers announced their merger of equals. The reason: It’s not so equal after all. But with big shareholders and CEO Carlos Tavares on board, Peugeot is probably on a path of no return. Lisa Jucca explains. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Buyout band

    Could KKR and Walgreens chief Stefano Pessina reunite to take the $55 bln retailer private? They’ve got prior: Boots was Europe’s biggest leveraged buyout over a decade ago. Once again, the LBO supergroup would need friendly markets and cash-rich allies, Robert Cyran explains. […]

  • Breakingviews TV: Morales hazard

    Bolivia’s three-term president, Evo Morales, resigned amidst protests about possible vote-rigging following October’s election. He helped foster a Bolivian middle class, then outstayed his welcome with them, as Anna Szymanski explains. The immediate question is what happens next. […]