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Oberthur Fiduciaire growing in Europe - 10/20/2017

Oberthur Fiduciaire, one of the main secure printers in charge of printing banknotes for central banks, is consolidating its position in Europe, in a steady streak of growth. Lately, two strategic moves have shaped its ambitions toward ever-closer control of quality management and security processes. In February of 2017, the Sequana group announced its intention to sell its Banknote paper company...

Catalans decide to punish banks leaving Catalonia - 10/20/2017

As tension in Spain is intensifying, the Catalan separatists are finding new opportunities for the struggle for independence that could strike Madrid. Civil society organizations in Catalonia are requiring a massive withdrawal of money from bank ATMs to put pressure on the Spanish government. At the same time, the organizers have no clear idea how much money it takes and what to do with them...

Five S&P 500 stocks that annually grow by 20% and above - 10/19/2017

If shares of a company have been growing steadily over a couple of months, this is certainly good. But such a result can hardly be compared with a consistent growth over several years. Nowadays, the S&P 500 index has five stocks, which grew by more than 20% in 2015, 2016 and 2017 (from the beginning of the year to the present day). Some of these actions are familiar to you, and you may hear about...

China offers to buy 5% stake in Saudi Aramco - 10/17/2017

State Petroleum Corporation of China PetroChina and Sinopec offered to buy 5% of Saudi Aramco’s shares directly from Saudi Arabia, without waiting for their planned initial public offering. This was reported by the Reuters agency with reference to a number of unnamed sources in the oil industry. As noted, the state-owned companies of China sent letters to Saudi Aramco’s managers, expressing...

Bombardier to hold a sale - 10/17/2017

Bloomberg reports that Bombardier’s management is now looking for investors ready to buy back part of the company's assets. According to sources, the case in hand is Bombardier Q400 and CRJ regional planes. The Canadian manufacturer is forced to sell the assets to cover the costs associated with the possible introduction by the US administration of a 300% duty on Bombardier CSeries aircraft. The...

Experts calculate the market value of SpaceX - 10/13/2017

Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 with the ambitious goal to colonize Mars someday. Yet, traveling to the Red Planet is still far away, so now the company develops reusable missiles and is currently trying to improve their safe landing. Meanwhile, its value is growing rapidly. SpaceX is a private company, unlike Tesla, which entered the stock exchange in 2010 and is now estimated at about $ 59.3...

Munich prosecutor's office to charge Airbus with bribery - 10/09/2017

German magazine Der Spiegel reports that the prosecutor's office in Munich is preparing a charge against European aircraft company Airbus. The company may be accused in using the system of "black cash registers" and alleged bribes, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources. Using corruption schemes, the concern managed to sell aircraft to a number of countries in 2016, including Kazakhstan,...

Amazon to launch its own delivery system - 10/06/2017

The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com, is testing its own delivery service, which may become a serious competitor to FedEx and UPS. The American company plans to reduce the time for free delivery for many products to two days. In addition, Amazon.com will be able to unload overcrowded warehouses, Bloomberg reports with reference to the company’s sources. The American online retailer...

Siemens to get rid of Osram - 10/05/2017

Siemens is getting rid of all shares of high-tech German lighting manufacturer Osram. The remaining stake of 17.5% (18 million shares) will be sold to investors for 1.2 billion euros, Der Spiegel reports. "We chose the right date to sell the rest of the company's shares, and now Osram is on its own," said a representative of Siemens. High-tech German lighting company Osram was a subsidiary of...

North Korea-US tension brings profit for American defense companies - 10/05/2017

The committees of the US Congress on Defense approved allocation of more than $ 400 million to strengthen the country's anti-missile defense in connection with the increased threat from North Korea. Among the companies that will receive part of these funds are Boeing, Raytheon, Orbital ATK. Speaking in the Senate yesterday at a hearing on Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that...
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