Finance


US Fed holds interest rates steady: 5 key takeaways US Fed holds interest rates steady: 5 key takeaways
- May 03, 2018

Sluggish inflation stood in the way of quicker rate rises a year ago, but headline inflation has recently returned to the Fed's target of 2 per cent, leaving policymakers better placed to forge ahead with their rate-lifting plans. This assessment was supported by this week's Personal Consumption Expenditures Index which rose to 1.9 percent in March, the highest since February 2017. (more...)
Singapore factory growth slows in April, electronics cool: PMI Index Singapore factory growth slows in April, electronics cool: PMI Index
- May 03, 2018

The UK construction sector has bounced back to a five-month high, led by a strong performance in house building, according to the latest IHS/Markit purchasing managers' survey. Business confidence eased for the third straight month but remained largely positive, with respondents expecting sales to improve thanks to new product launches and continued global economic growth. (more...)
Download the Windows 10 April Update ISO files Download the Windows 10 April Update ISO files
- May 02, 2018

With the new Windows 10 release, "we want to give you back some of your greatest currency, your time", wrote Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president for the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, in a blog post . Amazon and Microsoft had planned to enable their voice assistants to talk to each other in a move created to bridge Amazon's dominance in the home with Microsoft's popularity in the office, although it is understood this project has faced delays. (more...)
Mueller gives list of questions to Trump's lawyers Mueller gives list of questions to Trump's lawyers
- May 02, 2018

It's unclear to whom Trump was referring about the leak. According to the newspaper, numerous questions centre on the obstruction issue, including Trump's reaction to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation, a decision Trump has angrily criticised. (more...)
Sainsbury and Asda to merge, reacting to market competition Sainsbury and Asda to merge, reacting to market competition
- May 01, 2018

It's a £7 billion which could create a super-supermarket. Sainsbury is picking up Asda to create a market-leading alliance, according to Wall Street Journal . Sainsbury's is valued at around £5.9 billion. "It's a proud Yorkshire business and I'm a proud Yorkshire man so Asda, I'm delighted to say, will remain in Yorkshire with its headquarters in Yorkshire because this proposal is about a twin brand strategy with Asda and Sainsbury's remaining very much separate brands". (more...)
Cloud, Office growth helps Microsoft log $36.8bn in revenue Cloud, Office growth helps Microsoft log $36.8bn in revenue
- April 27, 2018

At LinkedIn , revenues climbed 37 percent. The company notched wins across the board. Windows commercial products and cloud services increased by 21% (17% CC), and that's from a greater volume of products that "carry higher in-quarter revenue recognition". (more...)
"Customs Union not enough to deliver frictionless trade" — FTA
- April 27, 2018

The vote is non-binding and May has made no pledge to resign over it, but the pressure will be ratcheted up should she lose. After defeats in the House of Lords on the customs union over the past week, the important votes in the Commons on the customs union will come next month when the EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns from the Lords. (more...)
Oil rises as concern heats up over Iran sanctions, Venezuelan output Oil rises as concern heats up over Iran sanctions, Venezuelan output
- April 27, 2018

Despite putting a proposal forward for an enhanced Iran nuclear deal, French President Macron said he expected President Trump to pull out of the deal. The EIA reported that US crude oil refinery inputs averaged over 16.6 million barrels per day during the week ending April 20, 2018, 328,000 barrels per day less than the previous week's average. (more...)
Rightmove PLC (LON:RMV) Rating Kept by Deutsche Bank Today
- April 25, 2018

ESNT underperformed the S&P500 by 11.55%. In Monday, April 9 report Peel Hunt maintained the stock with "Hold" rating. This rating was revealed to investors in analysts note on 24 April. A total of 8 analysts rate Oxford Instruments PLC ( LON:OXIG ) as follows: 5 "Buy", 3 "Hold" and 0 "Sell". Therefore 43% are positive. Rightmove PLC has GBX 5305 highest and GBX 47 lowest target. (more...)
Commodity prices fall on softened Treasury message on Russia's Rusal Commodity prices fall on softened Treasury message on Russia's Rusal
- April 24, 2018

Indian automobile industry will be impacted in terms of profitability in the near term due to rise in aluminium prices following United States sanctions against Russian producer Rusal , according to rating agency Icra . European leaders have worked to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to ease sanctions on Russia, including measures against Russian aluminum producers, with the presidents of France and Russia poised to visit the White House this week. (more...)
Mossad accused of assassinating rocket scientist in Malaysia Mossad accused of assassinating rocket scientist in Malaysia
- April 23, 2018

Gaza protesters remain within Gaza : they have not been able to cross the fence. Mr Lieberman told Israeli radio that the scientist was a rocket expert and "no saint". In addition to the drone downed a year ago, Israel's army has said that it intercepted a drone off Gaza's coast in 2015. Israeli media reported that he was also deeply involved in the Hamas drone development project. (more...)
Weekly Renishaw plc (LON:RSW) Ratings
- April 22, 2018

Therefore 52% are positive. Game Digital had 6 analyst reports since November 15, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. In Monday, February 26 report Liberum Capital maintained it with "Hold" rating and GBX 2400 target. The company reported GBX 2.80 ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of GBX 3.60 ($0.05) by GBX (0.80) (($0.01)), Digital Look Earnings reports. (more...)
European agency orders expanded Boeing 737 engine checks after accidents European agency orders expanded Boeing 737 engine checks after accidents
- April 22, 2018

As a result, FAA is ordering airlines use ultrasonic detection devices to inspect all 24 fan blades on older CFM56-7B engines for cracks. "Also, it recommends inspections by the end of August for fan blades with 20,000 cycles, and inspections to all other fan blades when they reach 20,000 cycles". (more...)
Haley says of sanctions, 'I don't get confused' Haley says of sanctions, 'I don't get confused'
- April 21, 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied the accusation, telling BBC he can "guarantee that Russia has not tampered with the site". Macron cited all those "who are outraged each time by images we've seen of children, women who died of a chlorine attack". (more...)
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani joins Trump's legal team Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani joins Trump's legal team
- April 21, 2018

He hopes to conclude the investigation in the coming months. After the 2016 election Giuliani was reportedly a serious candidate for U.S. Attorney General , but he reportedly was mostly interested in becoming Secretary of State . Experts claimed Trump seemed like a tough client who does not pay heed to his lawyers' advice and some may fear potential conflict of interests , thus avoiding the job altogether. (more...)
Commodities rollercoaster on $100 United States oil talk, sanctions stress Commodities rollercoaster on $100 United States oil talk, sanctions stress
- April 20, 2018

West Texas Intermediate rose about 1% to $69.56 at session highs around 7 a.m. ET. US crude oil inventories fell 1.071 million barrels to 427.567 million barrels for the week ended April 13, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration on Wednesday. (more...)
Cadillac Boss Johan de Nysschen Abruptly Exits Cadillac Boss Johan de Nysschen Abruptly Exits
- April 19, 2018

Nysschen leaves after a almost four-year stint at the company. "This move will further accelerate our efforts in that regard". But Cadillac has been far behind luxury market leaders Mercedes, BMW and Audi to catch the rising shift to crossovers from sedans. (more...)
High court hears internet tax collection case High court hears internet tax collection case
- April 18, 2018

States say that as a result of the rule and the growth of internet shopping, they're losing billions of dollars in tax revenue every year. Enzi joined U.S. He jumped in near the end, however, to press an attorney for several online retailers on why the court should leave Congress to write laws that rest on flawed precedent. (more...)
A Good Time to Consider Flex Ltd. (FLEX), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) A Good Time to Consider Flex Ltd. (FLEX), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)
- April 17, 2018

That was an impressive 50% increase. The decline primarily stemmed from discounts that Spotify gave for its family packages and students, helping to increase its paid subscribers from 28 million in 2015 to 71 million at the end of a year ago - almost twice as many as Apple Music, its biggest rival. (more...)
Moscow: Priority in Syria to avert US-Russia conflict Moscow: Priority in Syria to avert US-Russia conflict
- April 16, 2018

She said Russian Federation would ensure the monitors' security. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences". An aide to Iran's supreme leader says he hopes Syrian forces will "expel the American occupiers" in the country's northeast after they retake other areas of the country from insurgents. (more...)