It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to ask for a $5 million discount — but then again, folks who can afford to pay for something expensive enough to be discounted millions are typically powerful, larger-than-life business moguls. Among their ranks is Wes Edens, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team and a majority share-holder of English Premier League club Aston Villa, who was able to knock $5 million off the listing price of a futuristic Manhattan condo.

The sleek, glassy home, listed for just under $25 million at the time of sale, overlooks the trendy High-Line pedestrian path in Chelsea and sits atop an eye-catching building crafted by the late, award-winning architect Zaha Hadid. In fact, it was one of the last developments to be blessed with her signature chic and curvy aesthetic before she died at 65 in 2016. Despite the oceans of media attention the unconventional building

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(Bloomberg) — Deutsche Bank AG plans to boost lending to commodity traders in the Middle East, even as other banks back away after a spate of defaults in the industry, to help double the size of its regional business.

The German lender, which on Monday appointed Loic Voide and Kees Hoving as co-chief executive officers for the Middle East and Africa, is also targeting bond markets for growth in the region.

“In the next five to six years, we would like to double the size of the revenues from what we have today,” Voide said in an interview. “The old Deutsche Bank wanted to be everything to everybody, and we realized in the past few years that’s not sustainable.”

Voide, formerly the head of wealth management for the Middle East and Africa, will now also oversee Deutsche’s private bank for the region. Hoving, who previously ran the Netherlands business, will

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IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Acorns, the country’s fastest growing financial wellness system helping over 8 million Americans save and invest for the future, announced that Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia have become strategic investors in Acorns. Acorns also announced, “It begins with $7 bucks,” an exciting partnership with Johnson featuring several programs that encourage families to start early and invest in the next generation. To kick off “It begins with $7 bucks,” each new Acorns Early family will receive $7 bucks invested into their Acorns Early account. 

Photo credits: Kevin Mazur and Erik Umphrey

Johnson and Garcia are co-founders of Seven Bucks Companies, a multiplatform enterprise founded with the mentality that success comes through passion and hard work. In 1995 at just 22 years old, Johnson had been cut from the Canadian Football League and had just $7 bucks in his pocket. It was

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