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European Central Bank won't call time on stimulus just yet

Gold prices suffered a sharp decline on Thursday, erasing a gain for the week as the euro weakened, providing support for the dollar, in the wake of the European Central Bank's monetary-policy meeting. The ECB cut its inflation outlook for each year through 2019 because of weaker energy costs, while raising its forecasts for economic growth. In the year to May it was 1.4 percent and the Europe... [Full Article...]

Amazon buys United States supermarket chain Whole Foods for $13.4bn

Whole Foods Market started in 1978, and employees about 87000 people in its roughly 460 stores across the US, UK and Canada . It could have built up its groceries business without acquisitions, said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, but that would have been costly and time-consuming. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt returning to Jerusalem this week

Kushner and Greenblatt helped orchestrate Trump's May 22-23 visit to Jerusalem, where he met with Netayahu, and to Bethlehem in the West Bank, where he met with Abbas. Jared Kushner spoke at a press conference kicking off the White House's "Technology Week", breaking a public silence that has stretched for years. [Full Article...]

Toshiba Agrees To Talk With Western Digital Over Disputed Chip Deal

Toshiba Agrees To Talk With Western Digital Over Disputed Chip Deal It sorely needs to cash to survive. But prospects for a clean early resolution to the sale of the world's No. 2 producer of NAND flash chips remain unclear as Western Digital Corp , Toshiba's chips business partner , has launched legal action to prevent a deal without its consent. [Full Article...]

Ivass, in Italia 4 milioni di polizze dormienti: valgono almeno 4 miliardi

Ivass, in Italia 4 milioni di polizze dormienti: valgono almeno 4 miliardi Il calo dei premi si è concentrato soprattutto sulle polizze più finanziarie che hanno un maggiore grado di correlazione con l'andamento dei mercati finanziari. "Questa concentrazione espone le nostre compagnie, più di quelle di altri paesi europei, al rischio di repentini innalzamenti dei tassi di interesse sui titoli posseduti, con conseguente abbattimento del loro valore di mercato". [Full Article...]

Warning to parents: Snapchat now shares your child's exact locat

Warning to parents: Snapchat now shares your child's exact locat The idea is, with Snapchat , you can easily meet up with friends in real life. Snap Map , as the company is calling it, can be activated by pinching your fingers together on the camera view when you first start the app. Zenly allowed users to locate on maps where their friends were. However, those who turn on ghost mode can still track others and see their location. [Full Article...]

Is United States Steel Corp. (X) a good buy?

AK Steel Holding is trading at price to earnings (PE) ratio of 24.4x and this tells us the stock is undervalued based on the latest annual earnings update compared to the Materials average of 28.6x and overvalued when compared to the United States market average of 23.6x. [Full Article...]

Trump Furious at White House Counsel for Not Killing Russia Probe

Some conservative media voices dismissed it as a stunt, but CNN argued that the sketch session did serve a journalistic goal, in the same way that courtroom sketches do. Of course, Trump could simply record conversations with his mobile phone or a small recorder, but White House officials have also cast doubt on the likelihood that he would do that. [Full Article...]

US releases photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

US releases photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept On Wednesday, Sweden summoned Russia's ambassador after another SU-27 jet flew close to a Swedish Gulfstream reconnaissance plane over the Baltic. Earlier this month, Russian Federation scrambled a fighter jet to intercept a nuclear-capable U.S. [Full Article...]

Mumbai is India's most expensive city, says Cost of Living Survey

Mumbai is India's most expensive city, says Cost of Living Survey Other African cities that ranked high reflected high living costs and prices of goods for expatriate employees. "However, the majority of Chinese cities fell in the ranking, due to the weakening of the Chinese yuan against the U.S. dollar". Vienna (78) and Rome (80) fell in the ranking by 24 and 22 spots, respectively. The German cities of Munich (No. 98), Frankfurt (No. 117), and Berlin (No. [Full Article...]

New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May

New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales, which make up about10 percent of all home sales, rising 5.4 percent to a pace of 597,000 units last month from the previously reported rate of 569,000 units. "As home sales continue to pick up, that's further evidence that we have a supply problem, not a demand problem". The median sales price of a new home also rose 11.5 percent over t... [Full Article...]

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses A special election run-off for a suburban Atlanta seat in Congress looked set for a tight finish on Tuesday, with polls showing a very narrow lead for the Democratic candidate seeking to take a district held by Republicans since the 1970s. [Full Article...]

Amazon buying Whole Foods in $13.7 billion deal; grocery stocks tumble

Kroger , which was rumored to be considering takeover of Whole Foods as well past year, was down 9%. Mr Bezos is known for making unconventional decisions and having big ambitions, and this could mean a more frontal assault on Walmart - a face-off between the old and the new dominant forces in the retail world. [Full Article...]

Whole Foods CEO suggests grocer could spin off new brand under Amazon

Whole Foods CEO suggests grocer could spin off new brand under Amazon In his address, Mackey hinted at his answer to one of the big questions hanging over the Amazon-Whole Foods merger. "They're not stupid enough to go change that", Whole Foods Chief Executive John Mackey said in a Friday town hall, according to the filing. [Full Article...]

SEBI plans stricter separation on mutual funds, investment products

SEBI plans stricter separation on mutual funds, investment products Sebi also tightened the norms for issue of participatory notes (P-Notes) by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs). "We recognise that some foreign investors would like to test the market through P-Notes before they decide to get registered in India ". [Full Article...]

SEBI allows hedge funds to invest in commodity derivatives

SEBI allows hedge funds to invest in commodity derivatives Besides, they should make disclosure in private placement memorandum issued to investors about investment in commodity derivatives and should take consent of the existing investors if such AIFs intend to invest in such derivatives. It will also improve the quality of price discovery, lending it a degree of depth and vibrancy that matches the global standards and incentivise hedging interest in the... [Full Article...]

Home Capital to end HOOPP financing after new deal with Warren Buffett

Home Capital to end HOOPP financing after new deal with Warren Buffett Despite the large discount that Berkshire Hathaway is receiving for its shares, Home Capital director Alan Hibben said the board believes it is in the best interests of the company and is recommending shareholders support the agreement. [Full Article...]

Sears Canada says it is seeking court protection

Sears Canada says it is seeking court protection But like Eaton's and Simpsons before it, Sears has encountered a litany of problems. Last month, Evercore ISI analyst Matt McGinley said Sears's "shrink-to-survive mode" leaves little room for optimism about a turnaround. Existing lenders have agreed to provide up to $450 million (US$340 million) in interim financing to help the company controlled by USA billionaire hedge-fund investor Eddie La... [Full Article...]

Andrew Briggs Acquires 28 Shares of Aviva plc (AV) Stock

British Columbia Inv has invested 0.16% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Asset One Communication Ltd invested in 100 shares or 0% of the stock. HSBC's target is 4.29% from AHT's last price. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Mkt Perform" rating in Wednesday, November 4 report. The company was maintained on Monday, April 11 by Liberum Capital. [Full Article...]

How Amazon's Deal Will Affect the Grocery Segment

How Amazon's Deal Will Affect the Grocery Segment The acquisition could have a big impact on e-commerce as well as brick-and-mortar retailers. "Wal-Mart's grocery business is relatively well-differentiated vs. Amazon killed the bookstore, and its next prey could be the food store. Online grocery spending represented only 4.3% of US food and beverage sales in 2016, but could potentially grow to 20% by 2025, according to a report from Food Ma... [Full Article...]


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