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Japan will hold the world's second largest IPO in 2016 - 09/15/2016

Government of Japan intends to earn 392 billion yen ($ 3.8 billion) on sale initial public offering (IPO) of railway company Kyushu Railway Co. Thus, this placement could become the second largest this year, reports Bloomberg. The Japanese government said is an official statement that the Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency y (JRTT), wholly owned by Kyushu Railway (JR...

Societe Generale: Place your stake on the US dollar - 09/09/2016

The US dollar will most likely strengthen of all G10 currencies, said analysts of Societe Generale. Analysts at Societe Generale believe that the dollar is most likely to strengthen among all G10 currencies. The hypothesis is based on a fact that too small volume of the USA Federal Reserve System’s possible policy tightening is now incorporated in the foreign exchange market quotations....

British industrialists are cutting investment - 09/05/2016

British manufacturers have changed their investment plans after seeing results of the Brexit referendum. The scandalous voting has not become a problem, but still it may add doubts about the long-term economic outlook, reports Reuters. During the three summer months to August, industrial production in Britain has deteriorated due to lower volumes of domestic orders. This reverted a trend to...

Global currency trading declined for the first time since 2001 - 09/05/2016

Average daily volume of transactions in the global currency market in April 2016 amounted to $ 5.1 trillion, according to triennial study of Bank for International Settlements (BIS). This is less than $ 5.4 trillion in April 2013, that is, the global volume of trade exchange decreased for the first time since 2001. The rate increased by 34.9% from nearly $ 4 trillion in the previous period from...

Bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping may disrupt global supply chains - 09/01/2016

Hanjin Shipping, the largest South Korean container carrier included in the top 10 world container shipping companies, filed a court petition for introduction of external control and freezing of assets. Imminent bankruptcy of Hanjin, the largest in the history of container traffic, may create a real risk of rupture of global supply chains. On Tuesday, a consortium of banks led by the Korea...

Bad weather cut down cocoa beans deliveries in 2016 - 08/31/2016

The largest exporters of cocoa beans are expecting production cuts this year. Harvest of cocoa beans in Côte d'Ivoire in this agricultural year, which runs until 30 September 2016, will be about 1.7 million tons, said the country’s Finance Minister Adama Kone. Thus, the production will decrease by 5.5% yoy. Quantity and quality of the crop depends on the weather: warm winds, which bring drought,...

Cheap gasoline encouraged American drivers to travel more - 08/26/2016

American drivers have travelled more miles that in the last summer travel season thanks to lower gasoline prices. During the first half of 2016, American cars travelled a total of 1.58 trillion miles (2.54 trillion kilometers), according to the US Department of Transportation. This is 3.3% higher than the same period last year. In addition, it is a record figure for the first half of the year...

Rise of online shopping threatens intermediaries - 08/25/2016

Rise of online shopping threatens intermediaries, writes The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper notes that retailers are taking steps to remain competitive, which, in turn, puts factories and intermediaries under pressure. Take, for example, a trading company Li & Fung, based in Hong Kong. It cooperates with 15 thousand clothing, toys and other goods factories throughout the world. Its core...

The corporate debt problem in China - 08/24/2016

Pace of China's economic growth slowed down, yet the performance is still growing, and the country accounts for about a third of global economic growth. In addition, the upturn is becoming more sustainable, since investment and exports are being replaced by domestic demand and services. Despite the stabilization, the country still has serious internal risks. Primarily, rates of domestic lending...

Generics do not disrupt sales performance of pharma companies - 08/23/2016

Large pharmaceutical companies are systematically criticized for too high drug prices. Corporations justify themselves by the fact that they need to compensate development, testing and product launch. According to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, this process can take up to 10 years, and costs an average of $ 2.6 billion for each drug. In addition, once the patent protection...
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