Tag: US

Blackstone to buy GLP’s US warehouse assets in largest real estate PE deal

Blackstone Group LP is buying U.S. industrial warehouse assets from Singapore-based logistics provider GLP for $18.7 billion, in what the companies said was the largest private real estate transaction. Blackstone, the world’s largest manager of alternative assets, said on Sunday the overall transaction totaled 179 million…

A day in the life of the top real-estate broker in the US, who sold $2.2 billion worth of homes in 2018, wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning, and works out with a personal trainer 3 times a week

Ben Caballero is the top real estate broker in the US, according to REAL Trends, a residential brokerage industry publication. He sold $2.2 billion worth of homes in 2018. The Texas-based broker has been ranked as the top real estate agent for nearly a decade by REAL Trends…

As I Lay Dying unveil dates for 2019 US tour

Following their controversial comeback last year, As I Lay Dying will continue to hit the road in 2019, having just announced a spring North American trek. The band’s reunion was met with a mixed reaction, with a number of fans expressing dismay at the metalcore act’s decision to…

Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal

The US Senate has voted to start debating a new Republican healthcare bill in a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s attempts to repeal his predecessor’s signature law. In a tight vote, several Republicans previously opposed to aspects of the plan changed their minds. Prior…

Android smartphones in US sending personal data to China: Report

Washington: US security firm Kryptowire has identified Android smartphones with a “backdoor” software in the country that collected sensitive personal data and transmitted this data to third-party servers in China without disclosure or the users’ consent. These devices were available through major US-based online retailers like…

At WTO, India loses the ‘solar battle’ against US

In a set back to India, World Trade Organisation’s appellate body has upheld the rulings of a panel which had stated that the government’s power purchase agreements with solar firms were “inconsistent” with international norms. “The appellate body (of the WTO) upheld each of these panel…