MetLife has announced in January planning for selling large portion of its US insurance unit. But the move has been suspended following imposition of designation as SIFI by FSOC. However, the FSOC move has been declared unlawful by a Washington court which paves the way for MetLife to go with its breakup planning.
GE will sell its U.S. hotel franchise for $1.4 billion and its other business that finances Canadian hospitality and restaurant industries, separately. The completion of the transaction is expected to close by the second quarter of this year.
GE acknowledges 2015 as one of the most successful business years in its history while recognizing CEO’s leadership contribution. Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE, has received $33 million compensation in total for 2015 which is 11.5% lower than the previous year. The compensation package has been disclosed through a regulatory filing with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
GE Oil & Gas CEO Lorenzo Simonelli's visit to Iran has started speculations regarding the American company seeking opportunities in the rapidly improving Iranian oil and gas sector. Simonelli is among the first few Americans to step into this country after its international sanctions over nuclear programs were finally lifted. Iran is now focused on sweetening the oil development contracts to attract foreign investors.
General Electric Co. has been intending to sell its electrical appliance chapter prior to initiation of global economic debacle. The Federal Justice Department has foiled its earlier bid to sell its century old electrical appliance portfolio. Finally, it has reached a consensus to sale the business unit to Chinese electrical equipments maker Haier for more than $4 billion.
General Electric Co. terminated the agreed $3.3 billion acquisition of Sweden's Electrolux AB on its appliance business. According to The Wall Street Journal, GE was under pressure by the U.S. Justice Department, which was blocking the sale due to antitrust issues.
General Electric Co. and Alstom have won contracts from India's state owned rail company worth a combined of $5.6 billion to supply and service diesel locomotives as the country works to modernise its infrastructure. The contracts are also the biggest deal to be awarded by India to foreign firms.
Comcast Corp. is getting a 51% stake in Universal Studios Japan Co. The US cable company has announced its NBCUniversal unit will pay Goldman Sachs and other owners of USJ Co. $1.5 billion for the majority stake.
General Electric Co. puts together a digital unit to catapult itself to the top of the world of software. The unit will comprise of GE's Silicon Valley software center, its global IT and commercial software teams, and its industrial security operations.
As the company enjoys a rapidly growing subscribers for its content-sharing platform, Box Inc, the cloud storage provider, raised its full-year forecast. Share value of the company increased by 8.7 per cent in the extended trading on Wednesday.
General Electric Co is nearing an agreement to sell its private equity lending unit to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Canada's biggest pension fund, according to a source familiar with the matter.
General Electric Co is in early-stage talks with Wells Fargo & Co about selling its entire $74 billion U.S. commercial lending and leasing (CLL) portfolio to the bank, according to a source familiar with the situation.
U.S. banks are finding that "co-branded" credit cards they offer with retailers, airlines, hotels and other consumer companies are increasingly a lousy business, one not likely to get better soon, industry executives said.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) (BRKb.N) on Friday said third-quarter profit fell 9 percent as it took a large writeoff on one of its investments, but operating results easily topped forecasts amid improvement in its insurance, energy and railroad operations.
Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd (0001.HK), owned by Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing, said it had agreed to buy stakes worth $2.02 billion in about 60 aircraft as part of the property firm's push into airplane leasing.