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International Monetary Fund raises Japan's growth forecast to 1.2% on broad-based global recovery International Monetary Fund raises Japan's growth forecast to 1.2% on broad-based global recovery
- January 22, 2018

Donald Trump's U.S. tax cuts will help lift global growth further over the next few years though the United Kingdom looks set to trail behind, according to latest forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The effect on US growth is estimated to be positive through 2020, cumulating to 1.2 percent through that year, with a range of uncertainty around this central scenario. (more...)
Dixons Carphone posts strong trading update for Christmas period Dixons Carphone posts strong trading update for Christmas period
- January 22, 2018

Dixons Carphone PLC on Monday appointed Alex Baldock as its new chief executive, following the departure of Sebastian James, and said that profit for 2018 financial year is anticipated to be lower than last year. As well as operating under the Carphone Warehouse name, Dixons Carphone also owns brands including Curry's, PC World and Team Knowhow. Dixons Carphone Ireland enjoyed record growth of more than 12 per cent in sales over the Christmas and New Year period. (more...)
Saudis Push for OPEC Oil Efforts Into 2019 Saudis Push for OPEC Oil Efforts Into 2019
- January 22, 2018

However, worries of dip in revenue by Nigeria could be mitigated by an oil rally that has seen oil prices rise from around $45 a barrel in June to over $70 a barrel this month in part because of the group's agreement to reduce the world's oil production by about 1.8 million barrels a day, or almost 2% of global output. (more...)
Julia accepts record-breaking SAG Award from home Julia accepts record-breaking SAG Award from home
- January 22, 2018

Presented by host Kristen Bell , this award marked his third win for the category, and all was from his role as Frank Gallagher on the Showtime comedy. As previously reported , the production of " Veep " was put on hold while the 56-year-old star underwent treatment. Her prospectives have remained excellent throughout. (more...)
Oxfam highlights sharp inequality as Davos elite gathers Oxfam highlights sharp inequality as Davos elite gathers
- January 22, 2018

A United States study in 2013 found fewer than half of families own shares, and the vast majority are owned by a tiny fraction of people. The rich becoming richer continues to be the picture not just in Indian but across the world. Le Mesurier said trickle-down economics - a theory that benefits for the wealthy such as tax cuts trickle down to everyone else - weren't working. "Working people can't get fair pay rises because workers rights no longer balance the power of employers, and as a ... (more...)
Hotel bans 'social media influencers' after woman asks for free stay Hotel bans 'social media influencers' after woman asks for free stay
- January 22, 2018

After highlighting her social media reach, she revealed plans to visit Dublin just ahead of Valentine's Day and hit the hotel up for a barter arrangement, not uncommon in the influencer industry. "I think businesses are starting to understand the importance of strategy, but the amount of time and energy it takes to manage it", she says. "The business might be perfectly within it's right to say no, or "we're sick and exhausted of this", but you can end up in a situation of "who can be ... (more...)
Saudi Arabia Calls For Extending Non-OPEC Cooperation Saudi Arabia Calls For Extending Non-OPEC Cooperation
- January 22, 2018

However, the bulls that are riding heavily on this recovery have strong reasons to stick to their stance. We now forecast Brent oil prices to average at around $65 per barrel in 2018. As Warner points out, around $55 a barrel is the breakeven point for United States shale-oil production, and it is coming back with a vengeance. At the moment, Russia's output is cut by 300,000 bpd. (more...)
SNL revisits Trump's cognitive test results and asks, 'How broke that brain?' SNL revisits Trump's cognitive test results and asks, 'How broke that brain?'
- January 21, 2018

The doctor deemed Trump in " excellent health" last Friday and provided details of the President's medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday. Trump's predecessors, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican George W Bush, were fitness enthusiasts, but Trump has no daily workout routine. (more...)
President Ram Nath Kovind disqualifies 20 AAP MLAs President Ram Nath Kovind disqualifies 20 AAP MLAs
- January 21, 2018

Now we received this news. "AAP will knock the doors of HC and even SC if the need be", said Gopal Rai to ANI. Later, the AAP government tried to push a Bill through Delhi Assembly, giving protection to parliamentary secretaries under Office of Profit law. (more...)
'Serial stowaway' arrested again after flying to London, police say 'Serial stowaway' arrested again after flying to London, police say
- January 21, 2018

She then boarded a flight to the United Kingdom and was detained by British Customs Officials at Heathrow International Airport in London on January 15, police said. "We are working with our law enforcement partners to support a comprehensive and thorough investigation, while continuing to maintain the highest levels of security at O'Hare Airport", the statement said. (more...)
N Korea will send 22 athletes to Olympics N Korea will send 22 athletes to Olympics
- January 21, 2018

Following the meeting between the IOC and delegations from the NOC of the DPRK , the NOC of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee at the IOC headquarters today, President Bach presented the decisions of the "Olympic Korean Peninsula Declaration". (more...)
Desjardins Comments on Manulife Financial Corp.'s Q4 2017 Earnings (MFC)
- January 20, 2018

The company has market cap of $50.87 billion. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $43.99. About 2.82 million shares traded or 1.26% up from the average. The Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.07% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). (NYSE:NKE). Inv House Limited Liability Com accumulated 97,751 shares. (more...)
Edison International (EIX) Analysts See $0.93 EPS
- January 20, 2018

The stock has a market capitalization of $40,480.00, a PE ratio of 36.68, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.22. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $3.23. Hemenway Tru Lc owns 1,750 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Hldgs Sa invested 0.06% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). (more...)
What exactly this shutdown means, agency by agency What exactly this shutdown means, agency by agency
- January 20, 2018

President Cox also urged Congress to provide equal increases in spending for defense and non-defense programs. He said they worry Congress will not ensure that they are paid after a shutdown ends, even though Congress has voted to pay them after previous shutdowns. (more...)
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research
- January 20, 2018

Dundee Securities maintained it with "Buy" rating and $78 target in Wednesday, September 21 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of BNS in report on Wednesday, May 31 with "Outperform" rating. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $55.27. Shares of Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) have a 7-day moving average of 65.74. (more...)
Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on HCA Healthcare (HCA)
- January 20, 2018

Hca Healthcare Inc now has $32.69 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.80% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $5.04. Ameriprise Financial Inc. Bank of America maintained HCA Healthcare, Inc . After $1.21 actual EPS reported by HCA Healthcare, Inc . for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 54.55% EPS growth. (more...)
Analysts Ratings on: Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI)
- January 20, 2018

The stock traded with the average Volume of 649.22 Million at the end of last session. California State Teachers Retirement System owned 0.16% of Inphi worth $2,671,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. PiperJaffray maintained Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:MAN) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Loop Capital Markets has "Sell" rating and $800 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 11 with "Buy". (more...)
McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC) Stake Lowered by AMI Asset Management Corp
- January 20, 2018

The stock increased 1.33% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $66.34. About 259,152 shares traded. It has outperformed by 11.54% the S&P500. Credit Suisse has "Buy" rating and $108.0 target. The stock has "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, June 30. (NYSE:LUV) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 28. (more...)
UBM (UBM) Price Target Raised to GBX 810
- January 20, 2018

THULIN INGE G sold $1.59M worth of stock or 6,823 shares. Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTA) has risen 54.42% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. Research professionals at Canaccord Genuity now has a GBX 450.00 target price on Ashmore Group (LON:ASHM). On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with "Buy". (more...)
Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) Short Interest Update
- January 20, 2018

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 49.9 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 30.4 percent. It provides its services to individuals including high net worth individuals, corporate pension and profit-sharing plans, foundations, endowments, jointly trust plans, municipalities, and investment companies. (more...)
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) Shares Bought by Norinchukin Bank The
- January 20, 2018

The stock increased 5.03% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $3.34. Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE:CLH) has risen 18.53% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending. Dt Investment Prns Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.06% or 343 shares. First National Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services, which manages about $203.33 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) by 5,275 shares to 79,350 shares, valued at $5.08 million in 2017Q3, according ... (more...)
Notable Runner: Pandora Media Inc (P)
- January 20, 2018

About 2.89M shares traded. The company's beta value stood at -0.51. Slate Path Capital Lp who had been investing in Pandora Media Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.12 billion market cap company. It fall, as 47 investors sold P shares while 59 reduced holdings. Credit Suisse Ag owns 11.87M shares or 0.09% of their USA portfolio. Kornitzer Mngmt Inc Ks reported 1.93M shares. (more...)
Bitcoin price plummets to 11900 United States dollars per BTC Bitcoin price plummets to 11900 United States dollars per BTC
- January 20, 2018

Over the past week, investors in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have seen quite the dramatic dip, watching the world's largest cryptocurrency lose approximately 50% of its value from a peak seen just a month earlier when Bitcoin ( BTC ) prices hit $20,000 U.S. (more...)
Accenture Plc (ACN) Insider Sells $696718.75 in Stock
- January 20, 2018

Amg Funds Llc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $211.76B market cap company. Carroll Fin Associate invested in 0% or 411 shares. Punch & Assoc Invest Mgmt has 0.44% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 36,565 shares. Renaissance Techs Limited Liability Company owns 6.73M shares or 0.31% of their U.S. (more...)
Trade Kemba Walker? Don't be ridiculous, Charlotte Hornets Trade Kemba Walker? Don't be ridiculous, Charlotte Hornets
- January 20, 2018

The former University of CT standout is the only player Charlotte has drafted to make an All-Star team since Baron Davis (2002) despite the franchise having 12 top-14 picks since 2004. While Walker didn't say for certain whether he thought the team was throwing his name out there in potential trades, his teammate was quick to agree with their head coach that it's something they don't believe. (more...)

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