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Michael Dell Sees More Acquisitions, Investing After EMC Merger — Michael Dell, just weeks after finishing his company's massive merger with EMC Corp., said he plans to keep making acquisitions and investing, taking advantage of the freedom to make long-term bets as a closely held company. "We see plenty of opportunity organically to consolidate," Dell, chief executive officer of Dell Technologies Inc., said Wednesday in an interview on Bloomberg Television.

Brazil Pension Reform Will Be Approved by Mid-2017, Says Brazil's President — Brazil's President Michel Temer vowed to push ahead with unpopular measures to revive a troubled economy, saying his lack of electoral ambition gives him a free hand to act.

BP’s Dudley Favors Argentina Shale Over Costly Texas Permian — BP Plc would rather invest in Argentina's shale oil fields than in Texas' Permian Basin, the U.S. drilling hot spot, Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said. BP is seeking to buy more assets in Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale fields, which have "enormous potential," Dudley said in a Bloomberg Television interview Tuesday on the sidelines of the Argentina Business and Investment Forum in Buenos Aires.

Billionaire Tenaris owner sees oilfield supply M&A as prices recover — By R.T. Watson, Erik Schatzker on 9/13/2016 HOUSTON (Bloomberg) -- The billionaire owner of Tenaris sees scope for consolidation in the industry with drilling activity and oil prices set to recover.

BP seeking more investment opportunities in Argentina shale — By Joe Carroll and Erik Schatzker on 9/13/2016 CHICAGO (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc would rather invest in Argentina's shale oil fields than in Texas' Permian basin, the U.S. drilling hot spot, CEO Bob Dudley said.

ADM Evaluates Bids Received for U.S. Ethanol Mills, CEO Says — Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., the world's largest corn processor, is evaluating bids the company received for three ethanol plants it's reviewing in the U.S. as part of efforts to improve returns amid weak commodity markets. "There is a lot of interest," Chief Executive Officer Juan Luciano said Tuesday on Bloomberg Television from a conference in Buenos Aires.

Argentina’s Macri Expresses ‘Disgust’ With Venezuelan Government — Argentine President Mauricio Macri expressed his"disgust' with Venezuela's human rights record, adding to increasing criticism President Nicolas Maduro has received from once close regional allies. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Macri faulted his Venezuelan counterpart's refusal to let plans for a recall referendum against his rule to move forward expeditiously, indicating that the political gridlock is only furthering the ongoing crisis in the country.

Billionaire Rocca Sees Oilfield Supply M&A Amid Market Recovery — The billionaire owner of Tenaris SA, the world's biggest maker of seamless steel tubes for oil drillers, sees scope for consolidation in the industry with drilling activity and oil prices set to recover.

Argentina Eases Fiscal Target to Boost Growth, Macri Says — Argentine President Mauricio Macri is loosening fiscal discipline as he attempts to jolt South America's second largest economy out of protracted recession and encourage foreign investment. The government may cut its fiscal deficit target to 4 percent from an original 3.3 percent in the 2017 budget it will send to Congress this week as spending increases, the president said in an interview with Bloomberg.

Claims of St. Jude device hack risk may affect Abbott acquisition — Carson Block, the renowned short-seller and founder of research firm Muddy Waters LLC, has taken a short position in St. Jude Medical Inc., denouncing the security of its cardiac devices in an effort that could derail the company's purchase by Libertyville Township-based Abbott Laboratories.
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Oct 20, 2016

Watch my interview with @bofa CEO Brian Moynihan today on @BloombergTV at 12:40 p.m. ET.

Oct 19, 2016

Dell, the play? Michael Dell: Act I (go private), Act II (buy EMC), Act III ("you'll have to wait and see") 

Oct 19, 2016

@mcmichaelcpa Yessir. I love this town. Wish I could get here more often. Ate at Emmer & Rye last night. Outstanding.

Oct 12, 2016

Bondfire of the Vanities! The always provocative (and often prescient) @zervoscorfu considers Kuroda and draws this conclusion.

Oct 08, 2016

RT @MarkYusko: @ErikSchatzker great to get a tweet from you today as I thought about you while shopping for #SchatzkerSocks...

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