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170% in two days. Planned or Improvised? - 10/22/2015

Almost everyone wants to get rich quickly, especially if engaged in trade in the financial markets. One can spend years, not having caught the right trend, yet there are individuals lucky enough, who manage to get rich in a few days. The examples are around us. Such an incident has occurred just this week. Stocks of a little-known company, which is also in a deep crisis, have suddenly shot up....

Once Again, Nestlé Failed to Reach the Sales Target - 10/19/2015

Nestle, the world's largest company for the production of food and beverages, has reduced the forecast on sales growth for the current year due to the slowdown in the Chinese economy and the ban on its Maggi noodles in India, which occurred to be more painful than expected. It is the third year in a row when Nestlé has not reached its long-term growth targets of 5-6% per year (the so-called...

Uber Gets an Unexpected Ally - 10/16/2015

Uber taxi service has got an unexpected and unusually influential ally. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, speaking in Tokyo with a lecture about startups, urged his colleagues around the world to stop fight as it is doomed to failure, and do create a rule under which taxi services and a traditional taxi would function equally. - If the pasta has already squeezed from a tube, consider that this is...

Lamborghini Gets Involved in the Diesel-Gate Scandal - 10/15/2015

Italian financial police raided the headquarters of the sports car manufacturer Lamborghini as part of investigations on the Volkswagen case. The Italian company, according to the investigation, may be implicated in the scandal that erupted around the software Volkswagen installed in vehicles with diesel engines. It makes possible to bypass the eco test for emissions. According to Reuters’...

Tesla Batteries Will Deliver Energy into Office Buildings - 10/14/2015

Accumulator batteries, made by the automaker Tesla, will be first used in buildings: a Californian real estate developer Irvine Company announced plans for the construction of 24 office buildings, equipped with Tesla batteries. The developer hopes that the batteries will help to reduce power consumption during peak loads and reduce electricity consumption by 25%. One of the oldest real estate...

Is Alibaba Deserting the Sinking Chinese Ship? - 10/13/2015

The largest Chinese online retailer Alibaba intends to open its first European offices in Italy, France and Germany in the next few months. This was aired by the president of Alibaba Group, Michael Evans, writes The Wall Street Journal. According to Evans, the decision on opening the agencies abroad - another Alibaba’s step to expand its presence in foreign markets. As pointed out by WSJ, this...

Foxconn is Feasting Thanks to Apple - 10/12/2015

The world's largest electronics manufactory contractor Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, shows record revenues in the III quarter thanks to orders from Apple. In the previous reporting quarter, Foxconn’s sales reached 1.07 trillion Taiwan dollars (about $ 33 billion). This is the highest result of the company for the period July-September. Compared to the previous quarter and the...

Valentino Goes for IPO - 10/09/2015

Qatari owners of the Italian fashion house Valentino Fashion Group SpA are considering an initial public offering (IPO) of the bags manufacturer’s shares for $ 3000, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. Mayhoola For Investments SPC’s investment company is working on a potential IPO with Rothschild. According to the agency, the company can pre-assess Valentino in amount of 2 billion euros (about $...

Deutsche Bank To Lose € 6 Billion Within Three Months - 10/08/2015

The European largest investment bank Deutsche Bank yesterday warned loss of € 6,2 bln. in its third quarter. Such record losses have been caused by the write-off of assets and increased costs for litigation. The statement by Deutsche Bank came out late last night, after the close of trading on the stock exchange. There, the bank warned about the costs and write-offs that has "significantly"...

AB InBev Continues Wooing SABMiller: A New Beer Market Leader is Around the Corner - 10/07/2015

After the British brewer SABMiller twice rejected proposals for a takeover by Anheuser-Bush InBev, the latter is once again ready to improve the conditions on the deal, bringing the ransom to $ 104 billion. In the case of the successful merger, the world will get a truly global player with a market share more than 35%. The world's largest brewer Anheuser-Bush InBev prepares the third in a row bid...
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