Now that the hotly debated tax reform bill is a reality, potential winners of a corporate tax move to 21% from 35% are starting to emerge, but exactly how long those benefits will last is being questioned.
After the election of President Trump in November 2016, earnings estimates for U.S. corporations began to steadily creep up for 2017 and 2018 in anticipation of a corporate tax cut that would bring rates to as low as 15% from the current 35%. The S&P 500 is now expected to show yearly earnings growth of 10% and revenue growth of 6% — the highest numbers seen since 2011.
Big global banks, including Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Goldman Sachs Group Inc are bracing for potential tumult on financial markets after Tuesday's U.S. election. As the outcome of the most bitterly fought U.S. presidential elections starts to roll out by Wednesday in Asia, the regional markets will be the first to trade on the results.
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena has asked at least eight banks to guarantee a five billion euro ($5.49 billion) cash call as Italy's third-largest bank races against the clock to comply with regulators' demands to strengthen its balance sheet, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.