Posts Tagged ‘Markets’

S.F. Express Needs UPS Tie-Up to Deliver

Monday, May 29th, 2017

S.F. Express needs a tie-up with UPS to go very well to justify its sky-high valuation.

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Japan’s Banks Could Benefit From Riskier Lending

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Major Japanese banks have been issuing more subordinated loans. That could raise their income and speed up reform in Japan.

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The Surprising Source of U.S. Profit Growth

Friday, May 26th, 2017

It isn’t America, but the rest of the world, that is driving corporate earnings growth.

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Why Americans Aren’t Hitting the Road This Summer

Friday, May 26th, 2017

This weekend marks the beginning of summer driving season, and Americans should be packing up and hitting the road. Why aren’t they? Americans are driving less than expected and economists are struggling to explain why.

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Japan’s Good Times Can’t Lift Dour Mind-Set

Friday, May 26th, 2017

The nascent comeback of inflation in Japan looks to be gaining steam—but most Japanese, including its central bankers, seem unconvinced.

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Flailing OPEC Leaves Western Oil Majors Holding the Bag

Friday, May 26th, 2017

OPEC’s spell over oil markets has been broken. That’s bad news for Western heavyweights like Shell and BHP who made big bets on expensive oil and gas at the top of the last cycle.

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The Fragile Truce Between Bonds and Stocks

Friday, May 26th, 2017

This year has been good for both bond and stock investors. To rely on that benign picture lasting looks risky.

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Canada’s Banks Can’t Dodge Housing Risks Forever

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Risks to Canadian banks from the country’s housing bubble should not be overstated, but are very real.

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The Latest Drug Pricing Threat: The FDA

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is the latest public official to signal a tougher environment for drug pricing.

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Tighter Global Banking Rules Tilt Against Europe’s Lenders

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Long battle over update to Basel capital rules is finishing closer to U.S. demands.

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Where the China Credit Crunch Could Really Bite

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

What Moody’s didn’t say this week is that China’s sovereign bailout of troubled state companies is in fact already well under way, with a little help from provincial governments.

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When $43 Billion Isn’t Reward Enough for Success

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

A revised compensation plan for Patrick Drahi, founder of Cablevision-owner Altice, offers stock options that could make him one of the world’s best-rewarded bosses.

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How HP Stole Lenovo’s Computer Crown

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Lenovo needs to focus on its premium segment to regain its position as world’s biggest computer maker from HP Inc.

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What You Still Don’t Know About Health Law Can Hurt You

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Uncertainty for Obamacare replacement doesn’t mean smooth sailing for stocks.

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HP’s Ink Starts Flowing Again

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Printer supply segment sees first growth in four years.

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Drone Wars Shoot Down Profits

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Consumer drone sales are taking off, but profits for most in the business have been grounded.

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Glencore’s Bunge Jump Only Makes One-Sided Sense

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Moving into U.S. agriculture while grain prices—and shares—are depressed might be a good move for Glencore. But unless the firm offers a nice premium, Bunge might be better off waiting.

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China’s Downgrade: It’s Not Just About the Government

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Moody’s decision to cut China’s credit rating could make it more costly for Chinese companies and banks to issue bonds.

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Fannie and Freddie Endgame Takes Shape

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

A consensus is starting to emerge between lawmakers and the Trump administration on how to reform the U.S. housing finance market.

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Investors’ Faith in Michelin Looks Over-Inflated

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The tire maker’s stock is trading at peak multiples even as higher rubber prices and a weakening car market threaten its margins.

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Xilinx: A Cloudier Chip Play

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Xilinx chips are in demand among cloud-service providers, but the outlook is still subdued.

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Nokia Uses Lawsuit To Make Apple Its Friend

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The Finnish technology group has signed a novel legal settlement with Apple that involves business collaboration as well as royalties.

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Noble Has One Option Left

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The battered commodities trader may soon have no choice but to restructure its debts.

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Why European Companies Could Really Miss London

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Most industries need access to raw materials: In finance and markets that raw material is savings.

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Europe’s Economy Keeps Running With the Bulls

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

A rush of eurozone survey data points to continued growth momentum. Europe is still beating expectations

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Why Donald Trump Doesn’t Scare the Market

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The VIX has stayed low not because the market isn’t worried, it is because the market doesn’t know exactly what to worry about.

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Another Gloomy Day for Amgen

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Nothing is going right for Amgen these days. It now says its experimental osteoporosis treatment, Evenity, is unlikely to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration this year.

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Ford’s New Boss Won’t Bring Quick Fixes

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Ford’s new boss comes from the future side of the business. That implies more long-term investment, not a quick profit fix for suffering shareholders.

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Huntsman-Clariant: A Chemical Experiment Worth Pursuing

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Huntsman and Clariant think they offer the perfect mix: a $14 billion merger of equals without overlapping businesses or rivalries but with hugely valuable cost savings.

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Reform Can’t Come Soon Enough for China’s Oil Giants

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

China’s state oil firms have long labored under high labor costs and price controls that depress returns. A new reform plan could change that—but only if China makes some tough choices, and quickly.

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