U.S. futures are fractionally higher, following European shares in the green as Asian equities retreated ahead of today's historic Trump-Putin summit and the first big week of earnings for US corporations.
Takeda Pharmaceutical agreed to buy London-listed Shire for 45.3 billion pounds ($61.50 billion) on Tuesday after the Japanese company raised the amount of cash in its offer to secure a recommendation.
"Hacked emails released by the group Anonymous indicated that Palantir...pitched outside lawyers... on a plan to snoop on the families of progressive activists, create fake identities to infiltrate left-leaning groups, scrape social media with bots, and plant false information with liberal groups to subsequently discredit them..."
Japan's $40BN Takeda Pharmaceutical is considering its biggest takeover ever, a bid for Shire Plc that could top $50 billion, boost the Japanese company’s growth position in drugs for cancer, gastrointestinal diseases and nervous-system ailments.
The recent frantic moves in Treasurys and the dollar continued on Monday, and while the dollar collapse seems to have slowed for now, this is as a result of an acceleration in the Treasury selloff, with 10Y yields blowing out.
It's deja vu all over again as the dollar resumes its decline against all major peers on Friday as equity markets from Asia to Europe, and US futures, are a sea of green as the market meltup continues at an unprecedented pace.