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U.K. Election – What’s Best For Business?

George Magnus, Senior Economic Advisor at UBS, outlines what impact the upcoming election may have on business… and how uncertainty in the markets could cause shorting in Sterling.

Aberdeen Asset Management Earnings

Aberdeen Asset Management CEO Martin Gilbert speaks to Countdown’s Mark Barton about his company’s first half revenue rises and underlying pretax profits.

A Conservative Vote Is Slightly Safer: Lichfield

Eurasia Group Europe Researcher Charles Lichfield discusses the U.K. elections as the Labour and Conservatives battle for last minute support needed to build a majority. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Mark Barton and Caroline Hyde on “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

GBP Volatility Jumps to Multi-Year Highs

In today’s “Bart Chart,” Bloomberg’s Mark Barton takes a look at the implied volatility of the British pound vs. the U.S. dollar on “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Adidas 1Q Revenue Up 17%

Sportswear maker Adidas posts earnings for the first quarter. Bloomberg’s Caroline Hyde reports on “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

U.K. Election Campaigns Stepped Up as Vote Approaches

The battle rages in the U.K. as the clock winds down to Election Day. Both the Labour party and the Conservatives are hoping for a last minute surge in support. Bloomberg’s Anna Edwards reports on “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Pacquiao May Face Disciplinary Action

Manny Pacquiao may face disciplinary action over his bout with Floyd Mayweather on Saturday. Pacquiao suffered from a shoulder injury which he did not report to officials before the match. Bloomberg’s David Ingles reports on “Asia Edge.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Luxury

Inside the Grey Market for the Apple Watch in Hong Kong

There’s brisk business literally ON the streets of Hong Kong for the new Apple Watch. The scarcity, and huge demand in China, is driving a thriving secondary market for Apple’s latest must-have gadget. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle went out on the watch for grey market watches. (Source: Bloomberg)

Meet Tapit, America's New Big Stud

May 1 -- If the thoroughbred breeding industry is back in the U.S. following the collapse triggered by the global financial crisis, then a striking ghost-white specimen named Tapit is the symbol — and more importantly, the DNA — of that rebound. Bloomberg's Mason Levinson has more on "Bottom Line."

Bloomberg Surveillance

Icahn: Fink Protects Underperforming Executives

BlackRock’s Larry Fink is protecting underperforming executives with his campaign against activist investors, according to billionaire Carl Icahn. Columbia University’s Fabio Savoldelli weighs in on the allegations on “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

What’s The Special Sauce for McDonald’s?

Bloomberg’s Tom Keene and Olivia Sterns look at the Twitter question of the day. BNP Paribas Managing Director Tim Bitsberger also speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Bloomberg West

Remembering SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg

SurveyMonkey.com Chief Executive Officer David Goldberg died May 1 after collapsing and hitting his head while exercising, according to people briefed on the matter. Bloomberg's Emily Chang takes a moment to remember him on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Bill Ackman Would Think ‘Very Hard’ Before Next Short Bet

Bill Ackman, chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Management LP, talks about the value of shareholder activism, the restaurant franchise and pharamaceutical industries, investment strategy and his position on short selling after his campaign with Herbalife Ltd. Ackman also discusses the outlook for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He speaks with Stephanie Ruhle on the sidelines of Sohn Foundation Conference in New York on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Equities Can Be `Great Way to Short Credit,' Meister Says

Keith Meister, founder of Corvex Management, talks about the performance of Yum! Brands Inc., investor activism in real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the outlook for equities as an asset class. Meister speaks with Stephanie Ruhle on the sidelines of Sohn Foundation Conference in New York on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman Triggers CSX Slide

CSX quickly dropped to a session low after Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman told CNBC he won’t talk about CSX at the 20th Annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York. She speaks on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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