Blocked M&A in the publishing industry | 232

Dez Morgan reports to Skip Montreux on the Merger and Acquisition between Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster that was recently blocked by a US court.

  1. Why were the two publishers trying to merge?
  2. Why did a US court prohibit the merger?
  3. Will the companies appeal the decision?

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The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party | 229

President Xi Jinping addressing the 20th NCCCP

Dez Morgan reports to Skip Montreux on the NCCCP that took place in Beijing, China in October.

  1. How often does this meeting take place?
  2. What happens during this congress?
  3. What did President Xi Jinping say, and NOT say, in his opening speech?

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The Brazilian Presidential Election  | 228 

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The UK’s new Prime Minster and her mini-budget | 227

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss

Dez Morgan makes a big announcement! After that, he gives Skip Montreux a rundown on what is happening in UK politics.

  1. Who is the Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss?
  2. What policies did she announce in her mini-budget?
  3. Why have the banks, the currency markets, and the public reacted so negatively to her polices?

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Economic crisis in Sri Lanka | 218

In this podcast episode, Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan look at the causes of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka.

  • What caused this crisis?
  • How are international organizations trying to help?
  • Will the country be able to recover from this turmoil?

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