The London property market is witnessing soaring buying activity for rental apartments ahead of new tax on home coming into effect from April 2016. The latest rush for buying is also pushing prices up.
Smart gardening startup Edyn announced today that it raises a $2 million seed round. The investment, led by Fenox Venture Capital, followed by other firm such as Ideabulb Ventures and also some angel investors
A startup focusing in the student accommodation markets just received $60 million from high-profile firms and individuals, led by VY Capital. Student.com will use the funds to expand its presence and service in the promising markets of international students accommodation. For now, most of Student.com's bookings came from Asia-based students.
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.
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.
The British company formed a partnership worth $7.6 million to develop hydrogen fuel cell technology for smartphones. The technology would create a need to modify the hardware of the smartphone to manage the chemical reaction waste. Intelligent Energy stated that if all goes well, the new technology could hit the market in two years.
Two of the many energy related shares in Carl Icahn portfolio's plunged on Monday trade causing the activist investors a paper loss of $90 million. The two companies are Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Transocean Ltd.
Xignite said that it has raised 20.5 million US dollar in Series C Funding. The company will utilize the capital from the fund to gauge its marketing and sales efforts as well as to widen its product portfolio.
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.
One of China’s biggest venture capital firm, Qiming, secured its fifth US dollar venture capital fund in total of $648 million. The fund will help expand the firm’s investments in Chinese top startups in various sectors such as internet, consumer, technology, healthcare, as well as cleantech.
The company announced that it had broken even in India and six other foreign countries, making the Indian e-commerce the first to achieve that milestone. Zomato, valued at over $1 billion, is going to start another funding round before becoming profitable by mid-2016.
The Norwegian government is reeling under pressure owing to oil price drop. The lower oil price is eroding revenues for the government. The Norwegian government is counting on state's dividends from Statoil ASA.
Private equity firm Silver Lake will invest $500 million in cyber security company, Symantec. The money from the investment will be used by the company to buy back shares and issue a $4 dividend to shareholders.
Contrary to earlier bullish predictions for 2016, several Wall Street strategists have started lowering their forecasts on S&P 500 stocks. The Chinese economy slowdown, volatile oil prices and interest rates are the major reasons for drop in forecast. The gap between highest and lowest forecast has been widening.
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