Sluggish sales and the new regulatory bill in India's real estate sector have turned to be favorable for Godrej Properties which is now making heavy investments to cash in on available opportunities in an otherwise sluggish real estate market.
Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) has beaten analysts' forecasts for the first quarter earnings. HPE has posted earnings per share (EPS) of 41 cents a share for first quarter as against the 40 cents per share of average forecast made by analysts. Hewlett Packard Enterprises is expected close Tsinghua deal by end of May as soon as it gets Chinese regulatory approval.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV has reported a10 percent drop in profit for fourth quarter of 2015. The brewer is suffering from sluggish market in the US. As a result, revenues for fourth quarter fell to $3.23 billion from $3.33 billion.
China’s leading developer and operator of integrated casinos in Macau, Sands China, anticipate the casino industry recovery after a prolonged decline in revenues. The company is also preparing to finish its newest project, The Parisian Macao, to be launched later this year.
Soundcloud's financial report revealed that the company is experiencing significant loss in 2014, and the losses had started from several years before. The 2014 loss was due to large expenses, even though Soundcloud's revenue actually experienced a growth. The company expects to face losses for the next three years, but they are striving to plan strategies to increase income.
Microsoft announced that now the company has partnership with 74 Android device makers in 2015. The agreement says that the OEMs will have to pre-install Microsoft apps on their devices. Lately, Microsoft have been doing more to embrace Android with various ways.
The deal was a huge move forward for both Veolia and Kurion. Veoila is determined to expand its business to nuclear waste management and believes that Kurion is the perfect partner to achieve that goal. Kurion itself is a successful startup focusing in nuclear waste involved in the Fukushima nuclear incident clean-up in 2011.
International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has announced more than projected fall in revenues as the stronger US currency put pressure on demand from China and other emerging economies. As a result, IBM has lowered its profit forecast for the full year. The revenues were down 13.9 percent to $19.28billion for the quarter ending September as against the forecast of $19.62bn. The latest drop in revenues marks the continuous fall for 14 quarters in a row.
Distancing from the impact of financial crisis, Bank of America (BoA) has posted positive numbers for the third quarter making its fourth consecutive quarter with profits. The Charlotte-based bank posted a net profit of $4.07bn for the third quarter. Despite its pedestrian performance in the third quarter ending September 2015, the bank has been able to post profits for the last four quarters. This is considered to be encouraging for the shareholders of $2.2trillion bank. The North America's second largest bank by assets suffered a drop of 2.5 percent in revenues owing lower interest rates. This resulted in 6.9 percent drop in net interest income.
Global shares prices came under pressure on Monday as oil prices briefly sank to fresh 5-1/2 year lows in choppy trade, doing little to allay concerns that some energy producers and exporters could find themselves in dire straits as revenues slump.
Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) expects international sales to reach a target of 20 percent of revenues by the end of this year, and growing further in coming years, Bruce Tanner, the company's chief financial officer, told reporters on Tuesday.
Banks should defer bonus payments for 10 years and tap the bonus pool to pay any regulatory fines, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday, taking aim at continued lapses across the industry even after the 2007-9 financial crisis.
Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told investors that its television business sold more than $1 billion TV set-top boxes last year, the Financial Times reported.
Iconic five star hotel The Savoy would be in danger of defaulting on its loan obligations should its business revenues do not improve.
In a meeting with analysts, HP CEO Meg Whitman said she is confident of the firm's direction with an expectation that revenues would stabilize in the long run.
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