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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...

6 most expected IPOs of 2019 - 12/17/2018

The current year has brought quite a few large primary placements, but the next one promises to be fruitful in this regard. Now investors are most interested in what companies have the best chances to become the favorites of the market. Among the most anticipated are IPOs of Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. The rival companies engaged in similar activities will compete to receive money from...

BHP Billiton finishes buyback for $ 5.2 bln - 12/17/2018

Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd announced completion of a $ 5.2 billion OTC repurchase of shares. On November 1, 2018, the company announced plans to return $ 10.4 billion to its shareholders via buy back and pay special dividends. As a result, the mining giant bought out about $ 265.8 million shares (8.3% of the share capital of BHP Group Limited) for $ 5.2 billion. The buyback...

LVMH to buy hotel operator Belmond for $ 2.6 billion - 12/14/2018

French luxury goods manufacturer LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE reached an agreement to acquire the operator of hotels Belmond Ltd for $ 2.6 billion ($ 3.2 billion including debt). According to a press release from LVMH, the company offered $ 25 per share to Belmont, which is 42% higher on Thursday close. It is expected that the transaction will be closed in the first half of 2019....

The best and worst S&P 500 sectors in 2018 - 12/13/2018

Despite vivid media headlines about strengthening the US economy, increasing demand for labor, tax cuts and growing incomes of American corporations, 2018 as a whole was a failure for the stock market. Many investors do not expect to see favorable changes in the near future. 2018 is nearing its end, so it's time to find out which companies showed the best results and which remained among the...
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