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MEF BUSINESS NEWS 17 MAY 2024 Federal Reserve officials Loretta Mester, John Williams, and Thomas Barkin, stated Thursday that high borrowing costs should be maintained longer as they await clearer evidence of easing inflation. They indicated no rush to cut interest rates, emphasizing that achieving the 2% inflation target will take more time. ———————— While European Central Bank Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel warned against consecutive interest rate cuts in June and July, citing insufficient data. Despite inflation nearing the 2% target, Schnabel highlighted concerns over rapid wage growth and geopolitical threats. Markets expect three rate cuts this year, but Schnabel advised a careful approach without pre-committing to a specific path. ———————— China’s economic recovery shows divergence as factory output surged 6.7% in April, beating expectations, while retail sales lagged with a modest 2.3% growth, missing forecasts. The mixed signals suggest that while industrial production is robust, weak consumer sentiment and a struggling property sector are hampering broader economic revival efforts. ———————— In the US, Walmart’s sales increased by 6.99%, driven by strong demand for affordable everyday items. Despite a slower growth rate in comparable sales, the company saw increased foot traffic and purchases, especially among higher-income households. Walmart raised its full-year sales and profit expectations. —————— Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems is going to lay off hundreds of employees. The jet-fuselage supplier said it is cutting 400-450 jobs in response to slowdown in production at Boeing, its main customer. Spirit has grappled with quality issues affecting 737 MAX jets. Boeing sees acquiring Spirit as crucial to addressing these problems. —————— In an interview with the Financial Times, Tesla Chair Robyn Denholm describes the company’s situation as akin to “climbing Mount Everest”. Tesla faces a pivotal shareholder vote on relocating to Texas and Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay deal. Denholm is working to secure investor support ahead of the June 13 meeting, which acts as a referendum on Musk’s leadership. The board aims to validate the controversial pay package that a Delaware court struck down in January, prompting Musk to propose moving Tesla’s incorporation to Texas. ———————— The world’s super-rich now includes 15 members with fortunes exceeding $100 billion, a record high driven by gains in artificial intelligence, luxury goods, and geopolitical shifts. Their combined net worth has surged 13% this year to $2.2 trillion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Recent additions include L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Dell Technologies founder Michael Dell, and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Bettencourt Meyers is the first woman to amass a 12-figure fortune, Leading the list is LVMH founder Bernard Arnault with $222 billion, followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos at $208 billion, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at $187 billion, despite a $40 billion drop this year. —— —— MEF MOBILE NEWS 17 MAY 2024 BT CEO Allison Kirkby aims to save £3 billion annually over five years, focusing on modernization and evaluating global business activities. The plan, including shutting down legacy services, is expected to cost £1 billion. In an investors call, Kirkby emphasizes UK market focus while exploring global optimization. Despite reaching previous savings targets early, the company aims to reduce headcount to 75,000-90,000 by 2029. In fiscal 2024, BT recorded a £488 million non-cash impairment for its Business division, resulting in a 55% profit decline to £855 million, despite flat revenue of £20.8 billion. Kirkby highlights BT’s transition beyond peak capex on fiber, with a nearly 4% dividend increase to drive growth. ———————— Veon CEO Kaan Terzioglu believes AI will redefine telecom services, aiming to create AI-based offerings over the next five to ten years. In an interview with Mobile World Live, Terzioglu said that he sees AI as integral to enhancing Veon’s digital apps across its six markets, including financial services, healthcare, and entertainment. Operating in very diverse regions like Ukraine, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, Veon’s digital applications attract over 111 million monthly active users, with 20 million non-telecom customers, showcasing their appeal. Terzioglu highlights examples like Tamasha in Pakistan and Toffee in Bangladesh as platforms poised for AI integration. ——————— Market research firm Dell’Oro described the Radio Access Network (RAN) market as a “disaster” after preliminary research showed a significant revenue decline of 15% to 30% year-on-year in Q1. Huawei leads the market, followed by Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE, and Samsung. Huawei gained market share while Nokia lost ground. This marks the largest revenue decline in 24 years of tracking, with concerns including coverage challenges in 5G markets and timing issues with capacity upgrades. RAN sales grew in the Middle East and Africa, remained flat in Latin America, and declined in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Dell’Oro revised its global growth forecast downward, expecting a 5% to 8% revenue decline for the year. ———————- EchoStar Corporation has secured an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract under the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Spiral 4 program. Through its subsidiaries Hughes Network Systems and Boost Mobile, EchoStar will provide 5G wireless services and devices to support Department of Defense operations across the United States and its territories, including temporary international travel. Administered by the U.S. Navy, the Spiral 4 program caters to Defense and federal agencies, offering mobile device delivery and service plans. The program’s estimated value, including yearly options, reaches up to $2.7 billion over a 10-year period. —— —— MEF TECH NEWS 17 MAY 2024 Reddit partnered with OpenAI, granting access to its data, joining previous agreements with Google and Cision. The deal will integrate Reddit’s content into OpenAI’s products, with OpenAI becoming an advertising partner. Reddit’s shares rose by 11% in after-hours trading, marking a new revenue stream for the company, which primarily relies on advertising. Despite its lack of profitability, Reddit, with 82.7 million daily active users, went public in March. ———————- In China, electric vehicles makers Li Auto and XPeng are set to report next week amidst disruptive moves by competitors in their home market. Tesla and Xiaomi have initiated price cuts and launched their own cars, respectively. Overseas, the US is quadrupling tariffs on China electric vehicles, posing challenges. XPeng’s collaboration with Volkswagen may offer a positive outlook. Additionally, the Chinese government announced one-time subsidies to incentivize owners of old cars to trade them in for newer models, potentially boosting sales momentum domestically. Li Auto’s first-quarter adjusted net income likely jumped more than 12% according to an analysts’ consensus. XPeng’s first-quarter gross margin is set for a recovery to almost 10%, with revenue up over 50%, estimates show. Adjusted net remained in negative territory, although the loss might have narrowed by more than 20% from a year earlier. ——————— Dolce & Gabbana faces a lawsuit from a customer who claims that the Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) he purchased for $6,000, which included outfits for the metaverse, lost 97% of their value due to delivery mishaps. The company sold NFTs promising digital, physical, and experiential benefits on the Ethereum blockchain. However, the delivery was delayed 20 days and only usable on a metaverse platform with limited users. And token holders couldn’t use them for another 11 days due to Dolce & Gabbana’s failure to obtain prior approval from the metaverse platform, the lawsuit reads. —— ——
MEF BUSINESS NEWS 17 MAY 2024 Federal Reserve officials Loretta Mester, John Williams, and Thomas Barkin, stated Thursday that high borrowing costs should be maintained longer as they await clearer evidence of easing inflation. They indicated no rush to cut interest rates, emphasizing that achieving the 2% inflation target will take more time. ———————— While European Central Bank Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel warned against consecutive interest rate cuts in June and July, citing insufficient data. Despite inflation nearing the 2% target, Schnabel highlighted concerns over rapid wage growth and geopolitical threats. Markets expect three rate cuts this year, but Schnabel advised a careful approach without pre-committing to a specific path. ———————— China’s economic recovery shows divergence as factory output surged 6.7% in April, beating expectations, while retail sales lagged with a modest 2.3% growth, missing forecasts. The mixed signals suggest that while industrial production is robust, weak consumer sentiment and a struggling property sector are hampering broader economic revival efforts. ———————— In the US, Walmart’s sales increased by 6.99%, driven by strong demand for affordable everyday items. Despite a slower growth rate in comparable sales, the company saw increased foot traffic and purchases, especially among higher-income households. Walmart raised its full-year sales and profit expectations. —————— Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems is going to lay off hundreds of employees. The jet-fuselage supplier said it is cutting 400-450 jobs in response to slowdown in production at Boeing, its main customer. Spirit has grappled with quality issues affecting 737 MAX jets. Boeing sees acquiring Spirit as crucial to addressing these problems. —————— In an interview with the Financial Times, Tesla Chair Robyn Denholm describes the company’s situation as akin to “climbing Mount Everest”. Tesla faces a pivotal shareholder vote on relocating to Texas and Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay deal. Denholm is working to secure investor support ahead of the June 13 meeting, which acts as a referendum on Musk’s leadership. The board aims to validate the controversial pay package that a Delaware court struck down in January, prompting Musk to propose moving Tesla’s incorporation to Texas. ———————— The world’s super-rich now includes 15 members with fortunes exceeding $100 billion, a record high driven by gains in artificial intelligence, luxury goods, and geopolitical shifts. Their combined net worth has surged 13% this year to $2.2 trillion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Recent additions include L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Dell Technologies founder Michael Dell, and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Bettencourt Meyers is the first woman to amass a 12-figure fortune, Leading the list is LVMH founder Bernard Arnault with $222 billion, followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos at $208 billion, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at $187 billion, despite a $40 billion drop this year. —— —— MEF MOBILE NEWS 17 MAY 2024 BT CEO Allison Kirkby aims to save £3 billion annually over five years, focusing on modernization and evaluating global business activities. The plan, including shutting down legacy services, is expected to cost £1 billion. In an investors call, Kirkby emphasizes UK market focus while exploring global optimization. Despite reaching previous savings targets early, the company aims to reduce headcount to 75,000-90,000 by 2029. In fiscal 2024, BT recorded a £488 million non-cash impairment for its Business division, resulting in a 55% profit decline to £855 million, despite flat revenue of £20.8 billion. Kirkby highlights BT’s transition beyond peak capex on fiber, with a nearly 4% dividend increase to drive growth. ———————— Veon CEO Kaan Terzioglu believes AI will redefine telecom services, aiming to create AI-based offerings over the next five to ten years. In an interview with Mobile World Live, Terzioglu said that he sees AI as integral to enhancing Veon’s digital apps across its six markets, including financial services, healthcare, and entertainment. Operating in very diverse regions like Ukraine, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, Veon’s digital applications attract over 111 million monthly active users, with 20 million non-telecom customers, showcasing their appeal. Terzioglu highlights examples like Tamasha in Pakistan and Toffee in Bangladesh as platforms poised for AI integration. ——————— Market research firm Dell’Oro described the Radio Access Network (RAN) market as a “disaster” after preliminary research showed a significant revenue decline of 15% to 30% year-on-year in Q1. Huawei leads the market, followed by Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE, and Samsung. Huawei gained market share while Nokia lost ground. This marks the largest revenue decline in 24 years of tracking, with concerns including coverage challenges in 5G markets and timing issues with capacity upgrades. RAN sales grew in the Middle East and Africa, remained flat in Latin America, and declined in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Dell’Oro revised its global growth forecast downward, expecting a 5% to 8% revenue decline for the year. ———————- EchoStar Corporation has secured an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract under the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Spiral 4 program. Through its subsidiaries Hughes Network Systems and Boost Mobile, EchoStar will provide 5G wireless services and devices to support Department of Defense operations across the United States and its territories, including temporary international travel. Administered by the U.S. Navy, the Spiral 4 program caters to Defense and federal agencies, offering mobile device delivery and service plans. The program’s estimated value, including yearly options, reaches up to $2.7 billion over a 10-year period. —— —— MEF TECH NEWS 17 MAY 2024 Reddit partnered with OpenAI, granting access to its data, joining previous agreements with Google and Cision. The deal will integrate Reddit’s content into OpenAI’s products, with OpenAI becoming an advertising partner. Reddit’s shares rose by 11% in after-hours trading, marking a new revenue stream for the company, which primarily relies on advertising. Despite its lack of profitability, Reddit, with 82.7 million daily active users, went public in March. ———————- In China, electric vehicles makers Li Auto and XPeng are set to report next week amidst disruptive moves by competitors in their home market. Tesla and Xiaomi have initiated price cuts and launched their own cars, respectively. Overseas, the US is quadrupling tariffs on China electric vehicles, posing challenges. XPeng’s collaboration with Volkswagen may offer a positive outlook. Additionally, the Chinese government announced one-time subsidies to incentivize owners of old cars to trade them in for newer models, potentially boosting sales momentum domestically. Li Auto’s first-quarter adjusted net income likely jumped more than 12% according to an analysts’ consensus. XPeng’s first-quarter gross margin is set for a recovery to almost 10%, with revenue up over 50%, estimates show. Adjusted net remained in negative territory, although the loss might have narrowed by more than 20% from a year earlier. ——————— Dolce & Gabbana faces a lawsuit from a customer who claims that the Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) he purchased for $6,000, which included outfits for the metaverse, lost 97% of their value due to delivery mishaps. The company sold NFTs promising digital, physical, and experiential benefits on the Ethereum blockchain. However, the delivery was delayed 20 days and only usable on a metaverse platform with limited users. And token holders couldn’t use them for another 11 days due to Dolce & Gabbana’s failure to obtain prior approval from the metaverse platform, the lawsuit reads. —— ——

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MEF CONNECTS Business Messaging 2024: Fortifying Digital Trust in Secure Business Messaging

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