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UK Parliament bans branding in cigarettes - 03/12/2015

The British parliament has approved a legislation aiming to standardize cigarette branding in the country, which drew protests from the tobacco industry. The MPs passed the law to ban specific branding and thus improve public health and cut down early smokers even while the tobacco industry noted that the move would cut into their profits. A significant part of the passing of the law is the...

Aldermore group puts a good show at IPO - 03/12/2015

Aldermore Group, the newest entrant in Britain's banking sector, has made a good stock market debut. The company’s stocks were up 12% to 215p. The impressive rally which started at 10:00 GMT made the stocks go well above its initial public offer price of 192p per share. The company founded by former Barclays executive Phillip Monks in 2009 with backing from private equity firm AnaCap...

Lawsuits Against Toyota, GM And Ford - Seek Damages Over Hacking Risks - 03/11/2015

A Senate report claims that automakers have not addressed security flaws. A class action lawsuit filed against Toyota, General Motors and Ford, claims that the automakers have intentionally put consumers at high risk by selling cars that are susceptible to hacking. The lawsuit filed in the US District Court of California alleging that the major carmakers did not disclosed to the consumers about...

Obamacare – Hurting Tax Payers - 03/11/2015

About 6.4 million consumers purchase Obamacare health insurance in 2015. According to the Congressional Budget Office, Obamacare will increase the fiscal deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Now, this is being publicized as a success, the reason being that it was supposed to be a bigger financial drag. The latest projections show that the fiscal deficit will be $142 billion lower than...

Morgan Stanley lauds UK Telecom market - 03/11/2015

American investment firm Morgan Stanley has lauded the UK Telecom market in its new report which pinpoints the five pertinent changes in the status quo which propelled the market outlook to be more bullish. According to the report, the investment firm identifies Spain's TEF, Vodafone-ONO and Orange-Jazztel; German Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone-KDG and Telefonica Deutschland; and Orange,...

Vibe’s Mobile Technologies to Incorporate Adobe’s Digital Cloud Marketing - 03/10/2015

Vibe has announced its new integration with Adobe’s cloud marketing wherein the future of mobile promotion is expected to provide an integral experience to the consumers in the quality and the functionality of the products. Chicago- 10 March 2015- Riding the tide of change through innovation, technology and cloud marketing resulting in instant and easy information exchange, the leading mobile...

Will the bull run in Stoxx Euro 600 continue? - 03/10/2015

Is the bull-run that is taking the Euro Stoxx 600 index by storm, sustainable or it is only market forces at play? As per available data from leading sources, this optimism in the financial market can be boiled down to essentially three factors. The available economic data certainly looks promising. Judging by the balance sheets of European companies as a whole, it appears that the fall in crude...

China's Economic Growth Slowdown - 03/09/2015

The deceleration in Chinese growth is a sign of worry for global economy. Despite sharp decline in crude oil prices and sound recovery by the US, IMF revised the worldwide economic projections downward. China’s slow growth played a vital role in for downgrading IMF’s outlook for world economic growth. A deceleration in China’s economy amidst global economic uncertainty particularly in the...

Volkswagen Investing $ 1 Billion for Next-Gen Car - 03/09/2015

German carmaker Audi AG (Volkswagen concern) will increase investment in new models, technologies and production sites in the next five years (2015-2019) up to 24 billion euros what is 2 billion euros more than the number of 2014-2018 period. According to Die Welt, investment growth Audi, which is the second largest producer of premium cars in the world, surpassed the similar figure of all the...
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