Think Finance Hires Craig A. Nies as Chief Analytics Officer

Nies graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California San Diego. About Think Finance Think Finance develops online financial products that bridge the gap between payday loans and credit cards. Using our technology and analytics platform, Think Finance and the lenders we work with have provided over $3.5 billion in credit to 1.5 million consumers in the U.S. and abroad and have saved customers over $1 billion compared to payday loans. Think Finance is privately held and is backed by some of Silicon Valley’s most respected venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures.

Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

* A PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) pension fund is in talks to buy a stake in a German skyscraper, in what could be one of Europe’s biggest property deals this year, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters. * Citadel LLC, Virtu Financial, Two Sigma and RGM Advisors are among the companies bidding for E*Trade Financial Corp’s market-making unit in a deal expected to be worth $100 million to $200 million, several sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. * Institutional fixed-income trading platform providers Tradeweb and MarketAxess are among three bidders for BondDesk Group LLC in a deal that is expected to be valued up to $200 million, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week. * Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc have restarted talks over a possible buyout of the British firm’s stake in their U.S. wireless joint venture, the Wall Street Journal said, a deal that is expected to cost Verizon more than $100 billion.

Honda Canada Finance sells C$550 mln of notes – term sheet

The sale was a private placement. The issue included C$300 million ($286 million) of floating-rate notes due Dec. 3, 2015. The notes, which were priced at par, have a coupon rate of 42 basis points over the three-month Canadian Dealer Offered rate or CDOR.

Emirates Mulls Sukuk for $4.5 Billion in Planes: Islamic Finance

Cash raised for next year will finance the delivery of 21 aircraft including 10 Airbus SAS A380s, nine Boeing Co. 777-300 ER and two Boeing 777 freighters, Jeffery said. Emirates is established as a major global carrier, serving 134 destinations in 76 countries. Its fleet of Airbus A380 double-deckers has turned Dubai into an international aviation crossroads, stripping business from veteran carriers such as Air France-KLM Group and Deutsche Lufthansa AG of Germany .

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