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British fund manager abrdn's CEO Stephen Bird to step down
  + stars: | 2024-05-24 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +1 min
British fund manager abrdn said on Friday CEO Stephen Bird will step down after four years in the role, and finance chief Jason Windsor will take the helm on an interim basis. The Edinburgh-based company had named Windsor as the CFO last July. Bird, a former Citigroup executive who took over as chief executive in 2020, has sought to drive a turnaround by shedding jobs, reducing its range of funds and expanding into mass-market investing, following the takeover of online platform interactive investor in 2022. Trading and net flows so far in the second quarter have shown similar trends to the previous three-month period, abrdn said. Last month, it had reported 0.8 billion pounds ($1.02 billion) of net inflows over the January-March period, while its assets under management increased 3% to 507.7 billion pounds.
Persons: abrdn, Stephen Bird, Jason Windsor, Bird Organizations: Citigroup Locations: Edinburgh, Windsor
US-provided glide bombs are struggling against Russian electronic jamming in Ukraine. Ukraine received the Boeing-made bombs in February in the hopes of hitting longer-range targets. But Russian electronic warfare has blunted the effectiveness of the US-supplied munitions. AdvertisementUS-provided glide bombs are struggling against sophisticated Russian electronic jamming in Ukraine, Reuters reported. Ukraine received the bombs in early February after months of requesting long-range munitions and in the hopes of striking distant, strategic targets in places like Crimea.
Persons: Organizations: Boeing, Service, Reuters, Business Locations: Ukraine, Crimea
In today's big story, we're looking at the push for WFH Fridays and how that plays into the "quiet vacationing" phenomenon . The big storyAnti-office FridaysHector Roquet Rivero/Getty Images; Jenny Chang-Rodriguez/BIWith all due respect to summer Fridays, we've found a year-round replacement: WFH Fridays. But WFH Fridays' staying power remains to be seen. Which brings us back to WFH Fridays. The end result could be employers saying abuse of WFH Fridays means they need you back in the office… for good.
Persons: , Hector Roquet Rivero, Jenny Chang, Rodriguez, we've, Insider's Juliana Kaplan, Noah Sheidlower, It's, Taiyou Nomachi, millennials, they've, BI's Kelsey Vlamis, haven't, it's, Momo Takahashi, Goldman Sachs, SEB Research, That's, Andrew Caballero, Reynolds, Isabel Fernandez, OpenAI, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Altman, Y Combinator, Tyler Le, Mark Cuban, Vivek Ramaswamy, Burger King, Dan DeFrancesco, Hallam Bullock, George Glover, Grace Lett, Laine Napoli Organizations: Service, Business, Workers, Companies, RBC Capital, Pujol, BI, Microsoft, Google, Bloomberg, Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors Locations: Dublin, Germany, Meta, BuzzFeed, New York, London, Chicago
Road trips, in particular, are expected to set a record, which could send gas prices higher. But, just as a US president cannot solely take the blame for surging oil prices, nor can he or she, in most cases, be entirely credited for steadying prices. “This is a non-starter and won’t do much to lower gas prices,” GasBuddy’s Patrick DeHaan said. In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Biden attempted to stem rising oil prices by authorizing the release of 180 million barrels of oil in coordination with US allies overseas. Gas prices have remained steady in recent weeks after rising sharply at the end of winter.
Persons: Biden, Jennifer Granholm, , ” GasBuddy’s Patrick DeHaan, Obama’s, Sandy, Tom Kloza, , Kloza, Matt Egan Organizations: CNN, AAA, Federal Aviation Administration, Gasoline Supply, , Congress, US Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy, Oil Price Information Service Locations: New York, Maine, Ukraine
Read previewThe loss of a B-2 Spirit bomber due to fire and its subsequent retirement highlights the fragility of the US Air Force's bomber fleet. A US Air Force airman poses in front of a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base Missouri. Pictures From History/Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesThe B-21 Raider bomber is criticalThere is a silver lining to America's bomber fleet decline in the B-21 Raider. US Air Force photoWashington must recognize the strategic failure of a small and antiquated bomber fleet. Facilitating the on-time deployment of the next generation bomber cannot come too soon in order to restore the size and strength of America's bomber fleet.
Persons: , Sheila deVera, Sadie Colbert, Austin McIntosh, America's Organizations: Service, US Air Force's, Raider, Business, Joint Base Elmendorf, Richardson , Alaska . US Air Force, Pentagon, Air Force's, US Air Force, Whiteman Air Force Base Missouri, Staff, Air Force, Air, Ship Missiles, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Senior, US Air Force Boeing, Getty, White, Congress Locations: Richardson , Alaska, United States, South Dakota, Vietnam, Palmdale , California
New York CNN —Buying or selling a stock is about to get a lot snappier starting next Tuesday. But that doesn’t mean it’ll get smoother, at least right away — and some financial firms are preparing to handle any possible bumpiness. Clearinghouses, which sit between buyers and sellers, collect margins from traders as evidence that they can afford to make the transaction. Baird has had a T+1 committee in place since last summer to ensure such hiccups don’t happen, Lee said. “The existing two-day period to settle trades exposes investors and the industry to unnecessary risk and is ripe for change,” Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev said in a February 2021 release.
Persons: , That’s, ” Gary Gensler, , Rich Lee, Baird, Lee, Reddit, Vlad Tenev, Max, Gregory Wallace, Brian West, Mike Whitaker, ” “, ” Whitaker, Read, Meta, that’s, Clare Duffy, Patrick Collison, Nat Friedman, Tobi Lütke, Charlie Songhurst, White, OpenAI Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, New York CNN, Securities and Exchange Commission, Employees, GameStop, AMC Entertainment, AMC, Robinhood, Investors, Boeing, FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, Wolfe Research, ABC, Microsoft, Meta Locations: New York, OpenAI
A $25 billion market Meanwhile, RBC Capital Markets sees a $25 billion market opportunity for the space. A name Jones likes is Perspective Therapeutics , which he rates outperform. CATX 1Y mountain Perspective Therapeutics year to date Cantor Fitzgerald is also bullish on the name. So it's really an ideal profile," said Piper Sandler analyst Edward Tenthoff, who doesn't cover Perspective Therapeutics. Then there is Lantheus Holdings , which calls itself a radiopharmaceutical-focused company and has a $5.6 billion market cap.
Persons: There's, Eli Lilly, Myers, Jefferies, Andrew Tsai, radiopharma, Oppenheimer, Jeff Jones, FactSet, William Blair, Read, — it's, Andy Hsieh, Gregory Renza, Jones, Cantor Fitzgerald, Louise Chen, it's, Piper Sandler, Edward Tenthoff, Dan Lyons, Janus Henderson, Lantheus, Roanna Ruiz Organizations: Novartis, pharma, Mariana Oncology, Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Fusion Pharmaceuticals, RBC Capital Markets, TRT, Therapeutics, Alpha, Janus, Janus Henderson Investors, Lantheus Holdings, Lantheus, Leerink, ~$ Locations: Biopharma, Bristol, Mariana, radiopharma, New Jersey
Unlike previous Iranian presidents, Raisi seemed content to serve as an empty vessel that carried out the reactionary policies of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the final arbiter on policymaking. So, when foreign dignitaries from a whopping 68 countries gathered for Raisi’s funeral on Thursday, they may not have been preoccupied with thoughts of the late president. Iranians follow a truck carrying the coffins of the late President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran. “This (funeral) is a way for countries to show the progress they have made in repairing relations with Iran,” said Parsi. He could also decide to change tack, opening it up so that Iran’s next president enjoys broad popular support.
Persons: Ebrahim Raisi’s, Raisi, Ali Khamenei, Hassan Rouhani, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad –, Qassem Soleimani, Quincy Institute Trita Parsi, , Ismail Haniyeh, Ebrahim Raisi, Majid Saeedi, Donald Trump, , Khamenei, , ” Mohammad Ali Shabani, Amwaj.media, CNN’s Becky Anderson, that’s Organizations: CNN, Quincy Institute Trita, United Arab, Getty, Obama, country’s Guardian Council, Supreme Locations: East, Iran, ” Washington, Gaza, Tehran, Israel, Damascus, Turkey, India, China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Kuwait, Europe, Islamic Republic, country’s
President Biden will designate Kenya on Thursday as a “major non-NATO ally,” according to a U.S. official, a move that reflects the president’s determination to deepen relations with the East African nation even as other countries — including Russia and China — are racing to do the same. Mr. Biden will inform Congress of his intention, as required by law, as he hosts President William Ruto of Kenya with a formal state dinner at the White House on Thursday, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to allow Mr. Biden to make the announcement. The designation is given to countries whose militaries have a strategic working relationship with the United States, though not necessarily a mutual defense pact. Kenya would be the first sub-Saharan African country to be so designated. As he greeted Mr. Ruto upon his arrival in Washington on Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Biden officially reneged on that promise, telling him that he intended to visit the continent “in February, after I am re-elected.” For months, Mr. Biden’s aides had ducked questions about whether he would travel to Africa during a busy election year.
Persons: Biden, , William Ruto of, Ruto, Biden’s Organizations: Kenya, U.S, East, White, U.S . Locations: NATO, Russia, China, William Ruto of Kenya, United States, Kenya, U.S, Africa, Washington
Among the goals of his three-day state visit in October: securing another $1 billion in loans from China to help complete infrastructure projects. On Wednesday, when he arrived at Joint Base Andrews to begin another state visit – this time to Washington – he again found a red carpet and troops. Senior administration officials acknowledge a central factor in scheduling a state visit with Kenya was the desire to counter China’s influence and financial leverage on the African continent, which has outpaced the United States in direct investment. One of the goals of Thursday’s state visit is to demonstrate the ability of democracies – like Kenya’s – to deliver for their people. “I plan on going in February,” Biden told reporters.
Persons: Washington CNN —, William Ruto, Joint Base Andrews, Washington –, Jill Biden, Joe Biden, , Kenya –, , , Biden, Ruto, ” Ruto, he’s, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, Jake Sullivan, ” Biden, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump –, ” Sullivan, Ariel Henry Organizations: Washington CNN, Kenyan, Joint Base, East, Kenya, NATO, Africa –, White, Initiative, Loans, Washington, World Bank, Group, European Union, Democratic, White House, Angolan, Advisers, CNN, Haitian Locations: Beijing, China, Africa, Kenya, United States, China’s, Nairobi, Mombasa, Boston, US, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Washington, East, Ukraine, , Russia, , combatting al, Shabab, Somalia, Yemen, Haiti
CNN —A panel of New York State appellate judges denied Donald Trump’s appeal to move his criminal trial — which has been going on for six weeks — out of Manhattan to another county. All of Trump’s emergency appellate requests to delay the trial were denied at the time, and since then, the court has denied Trump’s motions on the underlying issues. Five days before the trial got underway, Trump’s lawyers had asked the appeals court to delay the trial pending an appellate ruling on these issues. That request was denied after an emergency hearing on April 10, and the order issued on Thursday now dismisses the petition. Trump can ask the appeals court to consider the issues in a direct appeal after a final judgment in the trial, the ruling says.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Cliff Robert, , ” Trump, Judge Juan Merchan’s, Trump Organizations: CNN, New, Trump, Manhattan District Locations: New York State, Manhattan
Read previewRussian President Vladimir Putin is targeting a strategic Swedish island that offers mastery over the Baltic Sea, the commander-in-chief of Sweden's army warned this week. Putin's goal is to gain control of the Baltic Sea," Micael Bydén told German news outlets, according to Politico's translation of his remarks. Sweden joined NATO in early March, and the alliance is now the dominant force in the Baltic Sea, thanks in large part to its control of Gotland. Advertisement"If Russia takes control and seals off the Baltic Sea, it would have an enormous impact on our lives — in Sweden and all other countries bordering the Baltic Sea," Bydén said. Swedish military officials watch a Swedish C-130H take off from a non-traditional runway on Gotland Island on October 23, 2021.
Persons: , Vladimir Putin, Putin, Micael Bydén, Bydén, Patrik Orcutt, Ulf Kristersson Organizations: Service, Business, NATO, Nordic, Russia's Ministry of Defence, Moscow Times, US Army, Politico, Sweden's, Financial Times, Gotland Regiment, US Locations: Swedish, Baltic, Gotland, Putin's, Sweden, Russian, Kaliningrad, It's, Rhode, Russia, Bydén, Moscow, Lithuania, Finland, Latvia, Ukraine
The Navy's Virginia-Class: The best submarine of all timeThe Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia returns to Naval Submarine Base New London after her maiden six-month deployment. Given these and other variables, Virginia-class submarines are becoming increasingly critical to clandestine "intel" missions in high-risk areas. Virginia-class vs. Kilo-class submarinesFuture Virginia-class attack submarine PCU Idaho during a christening ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Connecticut. Attack submarines as "intel spy" submarinesThe Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Indiana surfaces in the Beaufort Sea during Operation Ice Camp. This can increase the speed of maneuverability and an attack submarine's ability to quickly shift course, change speed, or alter depth positioning when faced with an attack.
Persons: , Steven Myers, John Narewski Block, Foster, Alexander Yachanin Organizations: Service, Pentagon, US Navy, Business, Naval Submarine Base, intel, General Dynamics Electric, Intelligence, Camp, Stanford University, Nuclear, Electronics, Brandon Holland, United States Submarine Force, Special Operations Forces, Tomahawk, Forces Locations: Navy's Virginia, Virginia, London, South Dakota, Idaho, Groton , Connecticut, Indiana, Beaufort, Los Angeles, The Virginia, Mississippi, Yokosuka
AI is not a net threat to our business: Xero CEO
  + stars: | 2024-05-23 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailAI is not a net threat to our business: Xero CEOSukhinder Singh Cassidy, CEO of Xero, says the business is "macro resilient," adding that the U.S. remains one of the company's "long-term, strategic markets."
Persons: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy Locations: U.S
New York CNN —Meta this week appointed a group of outside advisors to provide guidance on its artificial intelligence strategy. The four-person advisory group is composed entirely of White men. The situation mirrors an incident last year at OpenAI when, in the wake of a leadership shakeup, it came under fire for appointing a board composed entirely of White men. The large language models that underpin AI systems are trained on vast troves of data, often written by humans and coming from the internet. Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the council’s lack of diversity.
Persons: Patrick Collison, Nat Friedman, Tobi Lütke, Charlie Songhurst, White, OpenAI, ” Joy Buolamwini, Meta Organizations: New, New York CNN, Microsoft, Meta, League, CNN Locations: New York, OpenAI
CNN —Tensions are once again ratcheting up in the Taiwan Strait, with China launching military drills encircling Taiwan just days after the democracy swore in a new leader long loathed by Beijing. The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said it launched joint military drills involving the army, navy, air force and rocket force in areas around Taiwan early Thursday morning. The drills are being conducted in the Taiwan Strait – a narrow body of water separating the self-ruling island with mainland China – as well as north, south and east of Taiwan. The Chinese guided missile frigate Nantong, one of the vessels in the series of military drills around Taiwan. The defeated Nationalist Party fled to Taiwan, moving the seat of their Republic of China (ROC) government from the mainland to Taipei.
Persons: , Lai Ching, China’s, Xi Jinping, Li Xi, Lai, Wu Mei, Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Tsai Ing, Tsai –, Mike Gallagher Organizations: CNN, Communist Party, Eastern Theater Command, People’s Liberation Army, PLA, People's Liberation Army, Weibo, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry, Democratic Progressive Party, DPP, Chinese Communist Party, CCP, Nationalist Party, US, Communist, Beijing, Tuesday Locations: Taiwan, China, Beijing, Kinmen, Taipei, People’s Republic of China, Republic of China, Xi, Washington
CNN —A doping case involving 23 Chinese swimmers took a diplomatic twist on Wednesday after US lawmakers called on the US Department of Justice and the International Olympic Committee to launch inquiries into the controversy. The Chinese swimmers tested positive for trimetazidine, a banned performance-enhancing substance, several months before the Tokyo Olympics – a tournament at which they were allowed to compete in, and went on to win medals at, according to a report from the New York Times released in coordination with German public broadcaster ARD. In a statement released Wednesday, the lawmakers called for an assessment as to whether the alleged doping was “state-sponsored,” adding that could warrant further diplomatic measures by the United States and the international community. CNN has reached out to the Department of Justice, the IOC and WADA for comment. Trimetazidine has the potential to boost endurance and has been banned by WADA since 2014.
Persons: , Raja Krishnamoorthi, John Moolenaar, WADA, , ” WADA, Sarah Hirshland, Witold Banka, , Trimetazidine, CHINADA Organizations: CNN, US Department of Justice, International Olympic Committee, Tokyo, New York Times, ARD, Olympic, Chinese Communist Party, Doping Agency, Department of Justice, IOC, European Medicines Agency, EMA, Canadian Olympic Committee, Paralympic, , CHINADA, Xinhua Locations: People’s Republic of China, Russia, United States, Paris, China, , trimetazidine
Read previewThe Chinese armed forces began conducting large-scale military exercises around Taiwan on Thursday, just days after the island's newly elected president Lai Ching-te took office. Taiwan's defense ministry posted a video condemning Chinese actions, as well as showing the various locations around it where Chinese forces are operating. The CCP’s military exercises, which highlight its hegemony mindset, have undermined regional peace and stability. An outdoor screen shows a news coverage of China's military drills around Taiwan, in Beijing on May 23, 2024. Taiwanese soldiers stand guard as flares are fired during a Taiwanese military live-fire drill, after Beijing increased its military exercises near Taiwan, in Pingtung, Taiwan, 6 September 2022.
Persons: , Lai Ching, It's Organizations: Service, Business, Coast Guard, Navy, ROC Armed Forces, 國防部 Ministry of National Defense Locations: Taiwan, China, Beijing, Taiwan's
Former GOP presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy has an 8% stake in BuzzFeed and is seeking to effect a "shift" in the media firm's strategy, the investor said Tuesday in a filing. "Stay tuned," Ramaswamy told CNBC via a spokesperson. Companies should "do whatever allows them to be most successful over the long run without regard to political, social, cultural or environmental agendas," Ramaswamy told CNBC in a 2023 interview. Ramaswamy has remained close to the Mar-a-Lago circuit after throwing his support behind former President and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. It's unlikely, however, that he will be Trump's vice-presidential pick, given that several GOP operatives and donors have expressed deep opposition.
Persons: Donald Trump, Vivek Ramaswamy, Ramaswamy, BuzzFeed, Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed, — CNBC's Alex Sherman, Brian Schwartz Organizations: U.S, Republican, Trump, New, GOP, CNBC, Management, Roivant Sciences, Inc Locations: New Hampshire, Laconia , New Hampshire, U.S, BuzzFeed
Appen, the embattled artificial intelligence firm that once helped train AI models for tech giants including Microsoft , Nvidia and Google , has lost its executives in charge of revenue and marketing. The departures follow Alphabet 's announcement in January that it was cutting all contractual ties with Appen, which once helped train Google's chatbot and other AI products. Two weeks after that decision, Appen CEO Armughan Ahmad left after just 12 months on the job. After a "strategic review process," Alphabet notified Appen in January of the termination, which went into effect March 19, according to a filing from Appen. Companies are spending far more on processors from Nvidia and less on external AI training from companies like Appen.
Persons: Andrew Ettinger, Alicia Hale, Ryan Kolln, Google's, Armughan Ahmad, Appen's, Kolln, OpenAI's ChatGPT, Appen didn't Organizations: Microsoft, Nvidia, Google, CNBC, Apple, Amazon, Appen, Australian Securities Exchange Locations: Australian
Russia's latest non-strategic nuclear weapons drills are being watched closely by Ukraine and the West, coming at a time when Moscow is warning Kyiv's Western allies against any direct involvement in the war in Ukraine. Russian soldiers patrol a street on April 11, 2022, in Volnovakha in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine. Announcing the exercises earlier in May, Russia's Ministry of Defense directly linked the exercises to "provocative statements and threats of individual Western officials against the Russian Federation." Earlier this week, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on allies to get more directly involved in the war, such as by helping to intercept Russian missiles. The Kremlin accused Zelenskyy of "hysterics" and said Kyiv's request was due to "unfavorable conditions" for Ukraine on the battlefield.
Persons: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Zelenskyy Organizations: Russia's Ministry of Defense, Russian Federation, Kremlin Locations: Ukraine, Moscow, Volnovakha, Donetsk People's Republic, Russian
Analyst Ronald Epstein downgraded the electronics maker to underperform from neutral and slashed $15 off his price target to $150. Analyst Rupesh Parikh reiterated his outperform rating on the wholesaler, while lifting his price target by $45 to $850. Analyst Tal Liani reiterated his buy rating on the software stock and price target of $315. Analyst Gabriela Borges upgraded the retail software stock to buy from neutral and raised her price target by $7 to $74. He also slapped a $42 price target on the stock, implying upside of nearly 17%.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Piper Sandler, Kraft Heinz, Ronald Epstein, Epstein, — Alex Harring, Oppenheimer, Rupesh Parikh, Parikh, Alex Harring, Daniel Grosslight, Grosslight, HIMS, he's, Tal Liani, Liani, CORA, it's, Morgan Stanley, Josh Baer, Baer, Box's, there's, Goldman, Gabriela Borges, Borges, Shopify, Michael Lavery, Lavery, KHC, Fred Imbert Organizations: CNBC, Garmin Garmin, Bank of America, Garmin, Costco, Citi, Kraft, ~$ Locations: Tuesday's, Swiss, Shopify
This led to me making and selling icons and wallpapers, which was my first experience making money online. I decided not to go to university and instead make money onlineDespite my parents' typical concerns about formal education, I convinced them to give me a year to try making money online before considering university. AdvertisementMy themes became popular, and in 2014, I was approved to sell them on Tumblr's official online store, which significantly increased my income. I expanded my income streams after leaving the startupI started an online store called ULX Store in 2018 to sell my designs and other products. My approach to online business emphasizes starting with one main income stream and then using the earnings from that to diversify into other areas.
Persons: , Oliur Rahman, wouldn't, Plasso, I'm Organizations: Service, Business, XDA Developers, GoDaddy, YouTube Locations: Dubai
Launched in 2017 by founder and CEO Jaroslaw "Jarek" Kutylowski, DeepL is a competitor to Google Translate. At $2 billion, DeepL is now worth double what it was in its previous round in January 2023, when it raised $100 million from investors at a $1 billion valuation. ICONIQ Growth and Teachers' Venture Growth came on board as new investors, while existing investors IVP, Atomico and WiL also participated. "We're really expanding our product toward being able to support these bigger enterprise customers," Kutylowski said. The company has ramped up its focus on selling into enterprise over the past few years and now counts customers including Zendesk, Nikkei, Coursera and Deutsche Bahn.
Persons: Kutylowski, Jaroslaw, WiL, PARIS —, I'm, DeepL Organizations: CNBC, Google, Venture, PARIS, Zendesk, Nikkei, Coursera, Deutsche Bahn Locations: Atomico, Swiss, U.S, Asia
FRANKFURT - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that the United States and Europe needed to respond to China's industrial policies in a "strategic and united way" to keep manufacturers viable on both sides of the Atlantic. In remarks on the importance of the U.S.-European alliance in Frankfurt, Yellen said China's excess industrial capacity threatened both American and European firms as well as the industrial development of emerging market countries. "China's industrial policy may seem remote as we sit here in this room, but if we do not respond strategically and in a united way, the viability of businesses in both our countries and around the world could be at risk," she said. Yellen also called for Europe and the U.S. to stand together against Russian aggression and Iranian "support for terrorism", including agreeing on a way to unlock the value of some $300 billion worth of frozen Russian sovereign assets to aid Ukraine. "That's why I believe it's vital and urgent that we collectively find a way forward to unlock the value of Russian sovereign assets immobilized in our jurisdictions for the benefit of Ukraine," Yellen said.
Persons: Janet Yellen, Yellen, Biden Organizations: U.S . Treasury, Frankfurt School of Finance, Management, European Union, Finance Locations: FRANKFURT, U.S, United States, Europe, Frankfurt, Ukraine, Stresa, Italy
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