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Lloyds killed plan for £300bn Standard Life insurance merger

Lloyds killed plan for £300bn Standard Life insurance merger Talks reportedly broke down in mid-December after the Edinburgh rivals could not agree on the venture's ownership structure. However, as the dominant partner owning roughly 60%, Lloyds demanded full control and insisted the new Standard Widows business become a subsidiary of the bank. Continua a leggere...

German composite index continues growth but at a slower pace

German composite index continues growth but at a slower pace The composite purchasing managers' index (PMI), which combines survey data from both services and manufacturing, has shown an easing in the pace of growth. Growth is still robust but there are signs that a stronger euro might be acting as a brake on new business, as new orders in exports for manufacturers hit a 12-month low in Germany this month. Continua a leggere...

Walmart 4Q profit misses, e-commerce cools

Walmart 4Q profit misses, e-commerce cools Earnings per share ($1.33) also fell short of the average Wall Street estimates surveyed by Thomson Reuters. Walmart Inc . reported profit-margin pressure and a sharp slowdown in e-commerce sales in the holiday season following three quarters of booming growth, a stumble that pushed the stock down more than 9% and chipped off some $29 billion in market capitalization. Continua a leggere...

Bonduelle To Acquire Del Monte's Canada Business From Conagra

Bonduelle To Acquire Del Monte's Canada Business From Conagra Krilogy Financial LLC boosted its stake in Conagra Brands by 7.7% during the 2nd quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Conagra Brands in the fourth quarter worth about $161,000. Sanford C. Bernstein raised Conagra Brands from an "underperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Among 11 analysts covering Cott Corporation... Continua a leggere...

The Jefferies Group Reiterates Buy Rating for Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

The Jefferies Group Reiterates Buy Rating for Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 18,079 shares of the retailer's stock worth $1,368,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares during the period. The mixed results raise concerns that Walmart's push to narrow the gap between Amazon.com Inc. and itself may be losing steam, even as it makes huge investments in both its digital business and stores like low... Continua a leggere...

Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank

Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank The Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp holds 237,500 shares with $35.37 million value, up from 212,500 last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of OH boosted its stake in shares of Wynn Resorts by 28.6% in the 2nd quarter. The insider LIDGARD GRAHAM PETER sold $1.90M. Wynn Resorts, Limited is maintained at an average outperform rating by 18 stock analysts, and there are at least 5.... Continua a leggere...

Watch Boston Dynamics' robot shake off an aggressive human

Watch Boston Dynamics' robot shake off an aggressive human However, this time the firm had deployed a robot bothering human. Or rather, they'll find the company's designated robot abuser and punish him for stopping poor robots from doing what they have been told to do. A person (not shown) drives the robot up to the door, points the hand at the door handle, then gives the "GO" command, both at the beginning of the video and again at 42 seconds. Continua a leggere...

United Kingdom jobless rate unexpectedly rises to 4.4% in Q4; productivity up again

United Kingdom jobless rate unexpectedly rises to 4.4% in Q4; productivity up again But the BoE expects pay to pick up soon, a big reason why it says interest rates are likely to rise faster and to a greater extent than it thought until recently. The claimant count fell by a seasonally adjusted 7,200 in January, compared to expectations for a gain of 2,300 people, following an increase of 6,200 a month earlier. Continua a leggere...

State investigated after Flordia school shooting suspect cut himself

Noting that many are now pointing out accused shooter Nikolas Cruz was ostracized by classmates and the other mental health red flags raised by his prior behavior and actions, Gonzalez exclaimed that even with those warning signs Cruz couldn't have done as much damage without a gun. Continua a leggere...

Buys 1912 Shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ:WBA)

Comparatively, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc . posted earnings of $1.43 per share in the same quarter past year. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 1,494,171 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $108,507,000 after purchasing an additional 92,616 shares during the last quarter. Continua a leggere...

Top City regulator Charles Randell used tax avoidance film scheme

Top City regulator Charles Randell used tax avoidance film scheme It used tax breaks created to encourage films to be made in the UK. The investors each paid a minimum of £100,000 into the scheme, which offered tax breaks in return for helping fund box office hits. 'I also explained that I had fully settled my tax affairs in relation to the partnership, by repaying as requested by HMRC an amount of tax relief originally granted by them'. Continua a leggere...

Modi inaugurates Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit, top business leaders pledge investments

Modi inaugurates Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit, top business leaders pledge investments Speaking about Uttar Pradesh's one district, one product policy, PM Modi said that the move combined with various pro-MSMEs policies would help the sector flourish. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said his government has signed 1045 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with a total investment of around Rs 4.28-lakh-crore. Continua a leggere...

Lloyds Banking FY17 Profit Up, Sees Margin Growth; Announces Strategic Update

Lloyds Banking FY17 Profit Up, Sees Margin Growth; Announces Strategic Update Lloyds Banking Group marked 2017 as the year it returned to full private ownership on Wednesday by treating its shareholders to a £ 1bn share buyback after announcing a 24% rise in full-year profit before tax. Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, commented: "There's a lot to like in Lloyds' numbers, with profits rising, costs under control, and prodigious amounts of cash being t... Continua a leggere...

UK Police Are Telling People Not To Call Them About Closed KFCs

UK Police Are Telling People Not To Call Them About Closed KFCs A KFC spokesman the restaurant anticipated "the number of closures will reduce today and over the coming days as our teams work flat out all hours to clear the backlog". "Some chickens have now crossed the road", the company said in a statement on Twitter, providing devotees with a link to a list of restaurants that are open. Continua a leggere...

USA short-term borrowing costs rise to highest since 2008

The dollar has been in a steep decline since the start of 2017, with any positive impetus from rising USA interest rates offset by a barrage of bearish factors in recent months, including worries about the deficit, concerns the US government is pursuing a weak dollar strategy, and moves by other central banks to tighten monetary policy. Continua a leggere...

Carnival Cruise Line's Fascination Set to Resume San Juan Service

Carnival Cruise Line's Fascination Set to Resume San Juan Service The ship will now sail week-long cruises out of San Juan to St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. The newly-added concepts include Guy's Burger Joint , a poolside venue developed with celebrity chef Guy Fieri; the RedFrog Rum Bar , the Mexican eatery BlueIguana Cantina and the vintage-themed Alchemy Bar . Continua a leggere...

BHP Billiton (BLT) Downgraded by Citigroup

BHP Billiton (BLT) Downgraded by Citigroup Polaris Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Bhp Billiton Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $108.29 billion market cap company. Chilton Mgmt Lc owns 10,573 shares. Federated Pa owns 141,209 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board holds 0.06% in Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) or 339,127 shares. Continua a leggere...

Airbus delivers wide body airliner A350-1000 to Qatar Airways

Airbus delivers wide body airliner A350-1000 to Qatar Airways At a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France, Qatar Airlines showcased the delivery of the first A350-1000 widebody aircraft. "We are excited to see the latest version of the Trent XWB entering service with Qatar Airways and look forward to this engine continuing to provide outstanding levels of reliability". Continua a leggere...

Walmart drags on Dow, S&P but tech lifts Nasdaq

The company is battling for sales in a rapidly shifting retail landscape. Its decline was a big factor in a drop of 1 percent by the Dow Jones industrial average . "It's possible we may choose to lose a little more in e-commerce this year than we did last year, but generally speaking, we think it'd be about the same level of losses", Walmart CEO Doug McMillon answered. Continua a leggere...

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL), Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) — Hot Trending Stocks

Rhumbline Advisers now owns 1,871,868 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $119,856,000 after purchasing an additional 21,337 shares during the period. The business had revenue of $3.74 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.64 billion. (NASDAQ:PYPL) has positive 13.70% profit margin that indicates every dollar of sales a firm actually keeps in earnin... Continua a leggere...


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