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The year-on-year percentage increase in identity fraud in the United States in 2017, due to cyber criminals’ increasing proficiency at cracking into mobile-phones and email accounts, reported The Wall Street Journal.


The year-on-year percentage decrease in the total value of merger and acquisition activity by Chinese companies in 2017, according to PwC’s M&A 2017 Review and 2018 Outlook . “While deals are down by both value and volume compared to a bumper 2016, the trend is still strongly upward on a five-year view,” said PwC China and Hong Kong Transaction Services Leader David Brown.

US$67 billion

The amount in foreign cash repatriated to the United States by Cisco Systems Inc. after the new law to reduce the corporatetax rate took effect in December 2017. Cisco has announced plans to spend much of the newly repatriated cash on share buybacks and dividends, reported The Wall Street Journal.

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