Last December, German factory orders dropped worse than what experts had forecasted. There was a weaker growth in the local demand, and the overseas market was not so much helping eventhough there was a slightly slow increase.
The UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services ties up with world’s largest asset manager BlackRock to purchase GLID Wind Farms. The farms located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and Lincolnshire are capable of producing 220 MW clean powers. With the acquisition, GIBF will produce 3,970 GWh of clean power each year. Meanwhile, BlackRock will own and manage 66 wind and solar projects in Europe and North America on behalf of its clients.
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.
The UK house prices rose for the consecutive second month in January 2016. The UK property market demand is growing in the wake of lower interest rates and encouraging job growth rate. The average cost of a house in the UK was up 1.7 percent in January.
Investors are concerned as the US stock index futures turned weaker. The marginal recovery in oil price amid drop in the US dollar puts the Wall Street on cautious note. On the other hand, Asian and European stocks were trading marginally higher on oil price recovery and drop in US dollar.
BEHL is going to purchase the leading German waste to energy recycler EEW for €1.44 Billion. The deal appears to be the largest ever Chinese direct investment in Germany. Following legal obligation, the transaction will be cleared under the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance.
The Dutch banking major ING Groep's revenues for the fourth quarter were above the analysts' forecasts. ING's exposure to the oil companies is putting pressure on its stock, which suffered 20 percent drop. However, ING is also receiving indirect benefits from lower oil prices.
The Pentagon on Tuesday unveiled its plan to boost spending in defense mechanism in 2017, aiming to increase its military capability to back its European NATO allies. The US Defense Department requested a budget seeking 7.5 billion US dollar for operations in Syria and Iraq for the year 2017.
Venture capital and private equity that sprung from California Bay Area in 1960's has been a global phenomenon. A Canadian reseach institute publish a report about venture capital investment in tech startups around the world.
Reports show that 73 percent women were joining the workforce in 2014, compared to 63 percent in 2005. The rise has also pulled the overall employment rates up for Germany at 78 percent. German's employment rate is growing faster than any other EU country, although the record remains to be held by Sweden.
Rolls has defeated joint venturing General Electric and Pratt & Whitney while being awarded a £6.1billion deal with Emirates during April last year. Now the British car manufacturer again succeeds in snatching another deal worth $2.7billion with airline company Norwegian. The recent achievement is believed to accelerate Rolls CEO’s ongoing overhauling efforts aiming to establish transparency and cost cut of $200 million a year by 2017.
Russian's Gazprom planned to meet investors in New York and London this week. The company plan to increase its gas supplies to European countries.
Credit Suisse Group AG and Barclays Plc will pay combined $154.3 million to settle regulatory investigations into their 'dark pools.' The New York Attorney General said that the fight against the fraud and rigging in the trading mechanism would continue further. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) observed that Barclays and credit Suisse have misled their investors by providing inaccurate information.
As an investment bank, a problem in investment-banking operation will damage the overall performance. Deutsche Bank suffered its first annual loss since 2008, followed by drastic drop of its shares.
The British Pound strengthened against major global currencies after a report on UK's GDP growth. The report said that UK's economy speeded up during the fourth quarter of 2015. The rise in consumer demand helped the economy expansion. The British Pound recovered from the two-week low of 1.4338 against the US dollar to at $1.4314.
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