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Pentagon and Microsoft sign $ 1.76 billion worth contract - 01/16/2019

In January 2019, Microsoft signed another contract with the US Department of Defense. This time it is about providing the Pentagon with corporate services for five years (until January 10, 2024) in the amount of $ 1.76 billion. Microsoft has entered into a major contract with the US Department of Defense, reports Reuters. The contract provides for the delivery of corporate services to the...

Will Bezos' divorce affect Amazon? - 01/16/2019

Divorce of the richest couple in the world is not an event that investors can miss. Can the already highly acclaimed split ultimately affect shares of the e-commerce giant, which is currently the most valuable publicly traded company in the world? Amazon investors don't seem to be too concerned about the news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife Mackenzie are planning to divorce. Despite the...

China keeps Visa and MasterCard away despite of WTO rules - 01/15/2019

Payment companies Visa and MasterCard applied for a license to work in China as early as mid-2017. However, as sources of the Financial Times (FT) say, they have not yet been considered. This way, the Chinese authorities are bypassing rules adopted in 2017 under the pressure of the World Trade Organization (WTO): they do not prohibit foreign companies to operate independently in the Chinese...

France thinks over re-investigation of the Danske Bank case - 01/14/2019

A French court is considering the possibility of re-investigating the case of Danske Bank A/S, the largest bank in Denmark, about money laundering through its Estonian unit. As stated in a press release from Danske Bank, in January of this year, it received a call for questioning by a judge of the Paris Tribunal in order to discuss the current state of affairs. About a year ago, the French...

Oracle’s founder reveals amount of investment in Tesla - 01/09/2019

Larry Ellison, one of the founders of Oracle Corp., unveiled data on investments in Tesla Inc. He stated that he owns 3 million shares of the American manufacturer of electric vehicles, estimated at $ 1 billion. Thus, Ellison owns a 1.75% stake in Tesla, and he ranks second among the largest individual investors of the company after its founder Elon Musk (owns about 20% of Tesla). Ellison owns...

JD.com announces buyback up to $1 bln - 12/28/2018

Board of Directors of Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc. approved the company's share buyback program for up to $ 1 billion. The buyback is planned to be funded by free cash that is available on the company's balance sheet. ADR JD.com during pre-bidding in New York on Wednesday went up by 2.9%. Meanwhile, since the beginning of this year, their price fell by 52.3%, while the American Standard...

Shell to increase investment in green energy - 12/27/2018

Shell, an energy company that earlier promised to invest $ 1–2 billion a year in green energy, announced plans to increase this amount to $ 4 billion. Head of the gas and new energy division, Maarten Wetselaar, said this, also telling about Shell’s plans to more actively enter the electricity market. Maarten Wetselaar, head of the gas and new energy division of the British-Netherlands energy...

Huawei delivers record number of smartphones - 12/25/2018

Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies announced that in 2018 it supplied more than 200 million smartphones — more than ever before — despite pressure from the United States and other countries, The Washington Post reports. Huawei, the world's second-largest smartphone maker, said its phone shipments grew by more than 30% over last year. The record deliveries are largely due to the high...

Facebook or Netflix: Investor's choice - 12/24/2018

The famous FAANG stocks are gradually losing their former strength, while the first and third members of the group are taking the hardest blows. Facebook and Netflix have fallen by 34% and 36%, respectively, since they hit record highs this summer. Nevertheless, both giants of the high-tech sector still occupy a leading position in their respective industries. Facebook is still the leading...

Chinese steel giant invests $ 4.4 billion in Philippines - 12/18/2018

The Chinese metallurgical conglomerate Hesteel Group will invest $ 4.4 billion in the Philippines to create a joint venture, reports The Paper. The second largest steelmaking company in China plans to set up a joint venture with Steel Asia Manufacturing Corporation, which combines iron, steel, steel rolling and deep processing. The construction of a plant in the city of Cagayan de Oro on the...
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