The weakening Rupee against the US dollar and downfall on financial markets are not exceptional. The Indian currency is doing well as it's strengthening against other global currencies. Indian markets tumbled on Thursday as key indices Sensex and Nifty fell over three percent led by banking stocks.
India seeks investments from United Arab Emirates (UAE) in oil, aviation and infrastructure segments. Abu Dhabi is also keen on developing projects in India. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, is on an official tour in India.
The UK stocks, after suffering losses for three sessions in a row, rebounded. Barclays and other financial companies led the gains. After suspension of trading for a day, the trading in Barclays stock resume on Monday. The FTSE 100 index dropped 9.2 percent in 2016 so far.
Danish brewer Carlsberg A/S is hoping for higher earnings supported by Asian markets. Though eased marginally, the fourth quarter earnings were above analysts' forecasts. The world's fourth biggest brewer Carlsberg is slashing jobs and closing down breweries.
Analysts have updated their outlooks towards SoftBank, majority of whom have put a ‘Outperform’ tag for the embattled Japanese concern. Meanwhile, SoftBank’s stock has witnessed a fall of 27.60% since July 2, 2015 ahead of releasing earning figures. The stock price fall is due to its $22 billion investment in Sprint which has turned to be bad debt.
For seven sessions in a row, European stocks suffered losses amid growing concerns about the global economy growth. The lower oil prices, disappointing quarterly results and sluggish global markets are also taking a toll on European stocks. Indicating the alarming situation in the European financial sector, the cost insuring debt against default reached its peak since 2013.
Samsung is probably going to unveil Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as its new flagship smart phones in the WMC to be held within February 22 to 25. Introduction of Galaxy S6 variants hasn’t become much fruitful for Samsung. But the new S7 variants are widely assumed to bring fortune for Samsung since incorporation of mass desired features.
Reeling under pressure, the hedge fund segment is facing talent crunch to render its services more qualitatively. Considering the need of the hour, billionaire Steve Cohen-owned hedge fund Point72 Asset Management is investing in grooming the talent pool. It's offering two programs to train young graduates.
The bonds are gaining momentum amid sluggish financial markets and uncertainty about the global economy. Majority of hedge funds are betting on the $4.5 trillion market as the safest for US corporate debt. Some hedge funds forecast the concerns may go beyond energy and junk bonds.
The suspected Pakistani hackers have allegedly taken down the official website of Indian Revenue Service (IRS). The website of Income-Tax (I-T) Department, a part of IRS, was down on early Saturday (6 February) and the site is still offline.
Volkswagen's heavy truck division is exploring several options for enhancing business growth. The trucks division is studying initial public offer (IPO) plan and acquisition route to achieve higher growth rate. Trucks division is keen on expanding in the US and Chinese markets.
As part of reducing costs, the Japanese government is seeking lower drug prices by moving towards more generics. The ageing population and rising debt are taking a toll on the Shinzo Abe's government. The Japanese government is aiming to reduce prices of branded drugs.
Messaging app Wiper has raised a total of $4.5 million seed funding from its investor Michael Choupak adding $2 million dollars. The service launced $4.99 monthly subscription fee to preview and watch thousands of original short and long, inexpensive indie films that can be compared to expensive Hollywood movies.
Reorient Group Ltd. has reportedly formed a $3 billion yuan ($457 million) joint venture with partners. The Shanghai based proposed Joint Venture (JV) firm, Yunfeng Securities Co., will have a registered capital of 1 billion yuan. The JV entity will go operative subject to receipt of approval from China Securities Regulatory Commission.
Malysia has been witnessed to rock heavily centering 1MDB scandal. Both Malaysian currency and stock have been nose-dived over the past year and capital outflow taken place more frequently. The existing economic turmoil has led Moody’s to change Malaysia’s economic outlook from positive to stable citing 1MDB related economic turmoil as the reason.
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