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  • Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; dollar near 22-month high

    Asian shares fall despite strong Wall Street; dollar near 22-month highEquity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday, amid losses in South Korea and worries that China has put any further stimulus on hold as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.5 percent lower, erasing early gains in the wake of record closing highs on Wall Street overnight. The biggest regional loser was South Korea's KOSPI, which was down 1.3 percent.


  • China Finance Online Co., Ltd. (JRJC) Q4 2018 Earnings Call Transcript

    China Finance Online Co., Ltd. (JRJC) Q4 2018 Earnings Call TranscriptJRJC earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018.


  • Samsung Electronics to invest $9.6 billion annually in logic chips until 2030

    Samsung Electronics to invest $9.6 billion annually in logic chips until 2030SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday that it would invest 11 trillion won ($9.57 billion) annually through 2030 in logic chip businesses, including its foundry business. The investment until 2030, worth 133 trillion won in total, comes as the world's top memory chip maker strengthens non-memory semiconductor businesses such as contract chip manufacturing, known as foundry, and mobile processors. "The investment plan is expected to help the company to reach its goal of becoming the world leader in not only memory semiconductors but also logic chips by 2030," Samsung said. ...


  • North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

    North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia before summit with PutinSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia by train on Wednesday, state media reported, a day before his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked diplomacy on his nuclear program.


  • Asian Stocks Slide Even With U.S. at Record Highs: Markets Wrap

    Asian Stocks Slide Even With U.S. at Record Highs: Markets WrapThe weaker tone in Asian equities contrasts with the overnight move in the U.S., which was bolstered by the fact that almost 80 percent of S&P 500 companies have reported results that exceeded estimates. European bank earnings kick into full gear with reports from Deutsche Bank, UBS, Barclays and Swedbank.The Bank of Japan, Bank of Canada, Bank of Russia, Sweden’s Riksbank and Bank of Indonesia set monetary policy.Germany’s IFO data is released Wednesday.Japan’s Shinzo Abe meets leaders of the European Union Thursday before flying to the U.S. for a summit with President Donald Trump.The initial print on first-quarter U.S. GDP Friday will be closely watched for clues as to how the economy responded to the government shutdown and fallout from the fourth-quarter market rout.


  • How Much Of Top Standard Corporation (HKG:8510) Do Insiders Own?

    How Much Of Top Standard Corporation (HKG:8510) Do Insiders Own?If you want to know who really controls Top Standard Corporation (HKG:8510), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Converse...


  • Total System Services Inc (TSS) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    Total System Services Inc (TSS) Q1 2019 Earnings Call TranscriptTSS earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.


  • Wall Street Returns to Saudi Arabia as Biggest Deals Entice CEOs

    Wall Street Returns to Saudi Arabia as Biggest Deals Entice CEOsThe arrival of top banking executives in Riyadh puts the finishing touches on a six-month charm offensive after their initial protests over the murder of government critic Jamal Khashoggi. HSBC Holdings Plc’s Chief Executive Officer John Flint and BlackRock Inc.’s Larry Fink, who skipped a gathering of elites in the Saudi capital in the aftermath of the killing, are among speakers at a two-day financial conference starting Wednesday. “The pressures not to attend seem to be a lot less this year,” said Paul Sullivan, a Middle East expert at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies.


  • A Closer Look At Wine's Link International Holdings Limited's (HKG:8509) Impressive ROE

    A Closer Look At Wine's Link International Holdings Limited's (HKG:8509) Impressive ROEMany investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE). By way of learning-by-doing, we'll look at ROE...


  • Do A2B Australia Limited’s (ASX:A2B) Returns On Capital Employed Make The Cut?

    Do A2B Australia Limited’s (ASX:A2B) Returns On Capital Employed Make The Cut?Today we are going to look at A2B Australia Limited (ASX:A2B) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality...


  • Is There More To D-Link (India) Limited (NSE:DLINKINDIA) Than Its 9.1% Returns On Capital?

    Is There More To D-Link (India) Limited (NSE:DLINKINDIA) Than Its 9.1% Returns On Capital?Today we'll evaluate D-Link (India) Limited (NSE:DLINKINDIA) to determine whether it could have potential as an investment idea. To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the qu...


  • Adding to Ghosn woes, Nissan set to further slash profit outlook: report

    Adding to Ghosn woes, Nissan set to further slash profit outlook: reportNissan Motor Co Ltd could be heading for a bigger-than-expected earnings drop due to weakness in its top markets, just as it adjusts to a future without Carlos Ghosn and grapples with the outlook of its alliance with France's Renault SA. The Japanese automaker, which already flagged its lowest profit in six years, is preparing to announce on Wednesday another cut to its earnings outlook for the fiscal year ended March due to falling sales in North America and China, broadcaster TV Tokyo reported, citing unidentified sources. The report knocked Nissan shares 3 percent lower.


  • Didi-SoftBank taxi-hailing JV expands to 13 cities across Japan

    Didi-SoftBank taxi-hailing JV expands to 13 cities across JapanThe app was first rolled out in September in Osaka, a popular destination for Chinese tourists, where it has tied up with 40 taxi firms in an increasingly crowded market for such apps that includes rivals backed by Sony Corp and Toyota Motor Corp. It is expanding into Tokyo and Kyoto from Wednesday, with a further 10 locations to follow in the current financial year. Despite SoftBank's oversized presence in the global ride-hailing industry, such services are effectively banned in Japan, leaving SoftBank portfolio companies like Didi and Uber limited to offering services that match taxis with customers. Didi is among a growing number of SoftBank Group Corp-backed companies launching JVs with SoftBank's domestic telco.


  • Bad air days on the rise: The nation's most polluted city is ...

    Bad air days on the rise: The nation's most polluted city is ...Though California cities have the nation's worst air quality, as usual, a new report finds that smog and soot pollution is increasing in other U.S. cities as well.


  • Does E2E Networks Limited's (NSE:E2E) P/E Ratio Signal A Buying Opportunity?

    Does E2E Networks Limited's (NSE:E2E) P/E Ratio Signal A Buying Opportunity?This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll apply a basic P/E ratio analysis to E2E Networks Limited's (NSE:E2E), to help you decide if the stock is wo...


  • Trump's ‘Zero’ Pledge on Iran Oil Sales Tests Key Relationships

    Trump's ‘Zero’ Pledge on Iran Oil Sales Tests Key RelationshipsThe move puts the administration in direct conflict with Iran oil customers that are important to the U.S. in different ways, and it risks hampering important initiatives on trade and security, from China to South Korea, India and Turkey. A central question for oil traders -- and political analysts -- is just how willing the U.S. is to test those relationships for the sake of choking off Iran’s economy and just how likely the administration is to take advantage of some potential loopholes.


  • Poloz Poised to Put Bank of Canada on Pause: Decision Day Guide

    Poloz Poised to Put Bank of Canada on Pause: Decision Day GuideIt would mark a fourth straight hold by the Ottawa-based central bank. The more important question is whether a run of disappointing Canadian economic data, coupled with slowing global growth and concerns about a U.S.-China trade war, prompts Poloz to formally put an end to his rate hiking cycle, after five increases since the middle of 2017. “The Bank of Canada is still one of the most hawkish central banks globally, and I expect Governor Poloz is going to want to maintain some optionality” to raise rates, according to Frances Donald, head of macroeconomic strategy at Manulife Asset Management LLC. “Full capitulation like we’ve seen from the Federal Reserve or the European Central Bank in my view is unlikely,” she said.


  • Debt Ghosts Return to Rattle Argentina Push for Shale Greatness

    Debt Ghosts Return to Rattle Argentina Push for Shale GreatnessProduction is creeping up in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta formation, where about 1,000 wells have been drilled since development started more than six years ago. “With yields that Argentine bonds have today it’s very difficult to justify any project, even if the quality of the resource is very good,” Lopetegui, a former airline chief executive officer who took over the energy portfolio in January, said in a Bloomberg Television interview in Buenos Aires.


  • May Considers Latest Gamble to Get Brexit Done Within Next Month

    May Considers Latest Gamble to Get Brexit Done Within Next MonthThe prime minister’s deal has been rejected three times by Parliament, and if she doesn’t get it done within a month she’ll have to fight European elections that will be punishing for her party. The only reason for May to hope that the Withdrawal Bill could have a better chance is that its passage would allow different parliamentary factions the chance to amend it to include their preferred Brexit outcomes.


  • Is Spring FG Limited's (ASX:SFL) CEO Overpaid Relative To Its Peers?

    Is Spring FG Limited's (ASX:SFL) CEO Overpaid Relative To Its Peers?The CEO of Spring FG Limited (ASX:SFL) is Keith Cullen. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. Next, we'll consider growth that the business de...


  • Introducing TOMO Holdings (HKG:8463), The Stock That Dropped 45% In The Last Year

    Introducing TOMO Holdings (HKG:8463), The Stock That Dropped 45% In The Last YearThe simplest way to benefit from a rising market is to buy an index fund. Active investors aim to buy stocks that vastly outperform the market - but in the process, they risk under-performance. Unfortunately the TOMO Holdings...


  • Tesla Model S and Model X ranges get big upgrades

    Tesla Model S and Model X ranges get big upgradesTesla is giving its Model S and Model X cars much-needed boosts -- just as its older offerings have seen sales languish.Range and charging capabilities will be upgraded in both, the carmaker announced in a blog post Tuesday. Tesla is also bringing back a cheaper version of the cars that don't have as much range.The new Model S can now get 370 miles on a single charge, while the Model X steps up to 325 miles thanks to an all-new drivetrain design. Previously, these cars got 335 miles and 295 miles out of their batteries, respectively. (To help you picture all that, the shortest route from LA to San Francisco is about 380 miles.) The cars will be slightly less-expensive than what used to be Tesla's longest-range options: starting at $88,000 for the S and $93,000 for the X. These upgrades come with no changes to the cars' 100 kWh battery packs. The improvements will start at its Fremont factory this week.  Read more...More about Tech, Transportation, Tesla, Model X, and Model S


  • Behind The Scoop: DTCC and the opportunities for DLT within post-trade settlement

    Behind The Scoop: DTCC and the opportunities for DLT within post-trade settlementWe summarize what we learned from our latest episode of The Scoop with Mike Bodson, CEO of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), and profile some of the research the firm has done exploring DLT powered post-trade settlement and digital securities.The post Behind The Scoop: DTCC and the opportunities for DLT within post-trade settlement appeared first on The Block.


  • Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Euro Multivision Limited (NSE:EUROMULTI)?

    Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Euro Multivision Limited (NSE:EUROMULTI)?Every investor in Euro Multivision Limited (NSE:EUROMULTI) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit...


  • Did Changing Sentiment Drive BCI Group Holdings's (HKG:8412) Share Price Down A Worrying 53%?

    Did Changing Sentiment Drive BCI Group Holdings's (HKG:8412) Share Price Down A Worrying 53%?Taking the occasional loss comes part and parcel with investing on the stock market. And unfortunately for BCI Group Holdings Limited (HKG:8412) shareholders, the stock is a lot lower today than it was a year ago. To wit the...


  • ISIS claims Sri Lanka attacks; official says bombings were retaliation for Christchurch assault on Muslims

    ISIS claims Sri Lanka attacks; official says bombings were retaliation for Christchurch assault on MuslimsThe Islamic State claimed responsibility for bombings at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that killed 359 and injured 500.


  • Manhattan Associates (MANH) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    Manhattan Associates (MANH) Q1 2019 Earnings Call TranscriptMANH earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.


  • Chalice Gold Mines (ASX:CHN) Shares Have Generated A Total Return Of 2.1% In The Last Year

    Chalice Gold Mines (ASX:CHN) Shares Have Generated A Total Return Of 2.1% In The Last YearIt's easy to match the overall market return by buying an index fund. Active investors aim to buy stocks that vastly outperform the market - but in the process, they risk under-performance. Unfortunately the Chalice Gold Mine...


  • China to recalibrate Belt and Road, defend scheme against criticism

    China to recalibrate Belt and Road, defend scheme against criticismProjects that have been shelved for financial reasons include a power plant in Pakistan and an airport in Sierra Leone, and Beijing has in recent months had to rebuff critics by saying that not one country has been burdened with so-called "debt traps". Xi launched the Belt and Road initiative in 2013, and according to data from Refinitiv https://apac1.apps.cp.extranet.thomsonreuters.biz/Apps/BRI, the total value of projects in the scheme is at $3.67 trillion, spanning countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Visiting leaders will be headlined by Russia's Vladimir Putin, as well as Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan, a close China ally and among the biggest recipients of Belt and Road investment, and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy, which recently became the first G7 country to sign on to the initiative.


  • What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of Filatex India Limited (NSE:FILATEX)?

    What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of Filatex India Limited (NSE:FILATEX)?A look at the shareholders of Filatex India Limited (NSE:FILATEX) can tell us which group is most powerful. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as sharehold...


  • CDC confirms Delaware girl was bitten on the face by a treacherous 'kissing bug'

    CDC confirms Delaware girl was bitten on the face by a treacherous 'kissing bug'The "kissing bug," which bites people around their mouths, can pass along the fatal disease Chagas.


  • U.S., China Plan Trade Talks Next Week in Push for May Agreement

    U.S., China Plan Trade Talks Next Week in Push for May AgreementTalks starting next Tuesday “will cover trade issues including intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, purchases and enforcement,” the White House said in a statement. Chinese officials led by Vice Premier Liu He planned to then head to Washington for discussions starting on May 8, the White House said.


  • Do Insiders Own Shares In Fourth Dimension Solutions Limited (NSE:FOURTHDIM)?

    Do Insiders Own Shares In Fourth Dimension Solutions Limited (NSE:FOURTHDIM)?The big shareholder groups in Fourth Dimension Solutions Limited (NSE:FOURTHDIM) have power over the company. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease t...


  • What Should We Expect From NZME Limited's (NZSE:NZM) Earnings In The Years Ahead?

    What Should We Expect From NZME Limited's (NZSE:NZM) Earnings In The Years Ahead?In December 2018, NZME Limited (NZSE:NZM) released its most recent earnings announcement, which revealed that the company faced a immense headwind with earnings...


  • Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At HangKan Group Limited (HKG:8331)?

    Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At HangKan Group Limited (HKG:8331)?We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. On the other hand, we'd be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a busine...


  • Did You Miss Gangotri Textiles's (NSE:GANGOTRI) Magnificent 2400% Share Price Gain?

    Did You Miss Gangotri Textiles's (NSE:GANGOTRI) Magnificent 2400% Share Price Gain?The last three months have been tough on Gangotri Textiles Limited (NSE:GANGOTRI) shareholders, who have seen the share price decline a rather worrying 31%. But over the last year the share price has taken off like one of...


  • North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia for summit with Putin

    North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia for summit with PutinNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia Wednesday for a first summit with Vladimir Putin, as Pyongyang seeks closer ties with its traditional ally amid a nuclear deadlock with the United States. The meeting on Thursday in the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok will be Kim's first face-to-face talks with another head of state since returning from talks with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi that collapsed in February.


  • Tesla upgrades Model S, X cars, brings backs cheaper variants

    Tesla upgrades Model S, X cars, brings backs cheaper variantsTesla has since said it will keep higher-volume stores open, while announcing a 3 percent price increase on some models. The upgrades include a new drivetrain design and a new adaptive suspension system, increasing each vehicle's driving range, the company said in a blog post https://www.tesla.com/blog/longest-range-electric-vehicle-now-goes-even-farther ahead of its first-quarter results on Wednesday. The lower-priced options, or the 'standard range' versions, of Model X and Model S were available for purchase on Tesla's website after Tuesday's announcement for $83,000 and $78,000, respectively.


  • Investors Who Bought Sequoia Financial Group (ASX:SEQ) Shares A Year Ago Are Now Down 29%

    Investors Who Bought Sequoia Financial Group (ASX:SEQ) Shares A Year Ago Are Now Down 29%Investors can approximate the average market return by buying an index fund. Active investors aim to buy stocks that vastly outperform the market - but in the process, they risk under-performance. Investors in Sequoia Financi...


  • Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raid

    Migrants fearful after hundreds arrested in Mexico raidTONALA, Mexico (AP) — Central American migrants traveling through southern Mexico toward the U.S. on Tuesday fearfully recalled their frantic escape from police the previous day, scuttling under barbed wire fences into pastures and then spending the night in the woods after hundreds were detained in a raid.


  • Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW) Q1 2019 Earnings Call TranscriptEW earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.


  • California's CROWN Act seeks to end racial discrimination based on hairstyles

    California's CROWN Act seeks to end racial discrimination based on hairstylesCalifornia legislators moved forward a bill that would prohibit discrimination based on natural hairstyles associated with race such as afros.


  • Hanmi Financial Corp (HAFC) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    Hanmi Financial Corp (HAFC) Q1 2019 Earnings Call TranscriptHAFC earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.


  • 70-year-old woman falls to her death from Grand Canyon's South Rim

    70-year-old woman falls to her death from Grand Canyon's South RimThe woman's death is the latest in string of recent deaths recorded at the Grand Canyon.


  • FGV, Pilgrims Fund Mull Up to $1 Billion Indonesia Sale

    FGV, Pilgrims Fund Mull Up to $1 Billion Indonesia SaleFGV and Lembaga Tabung Haji are working with an adviser to gauge potential buyer interest in Trurich Resources Sdn., which controls 42,000 hectares (103,800 acres) of oil palm estates in Kalimantan, according to the people. Shares of FGV rose as much as 4.8 percent Wednesday, the biggest intraday gain in two weeks. Trurich said in December it filed a police report alleging that former senior management of the pilgrims fund misled the company into overpaying for Indonesia land purchases between 2008 and 2009.


  • Illegal logging in Brazil turns Amazon into a powder keg

    Illegal logging in Brazil turns Amazon into a powder kegA rifle resting on his shoulder, Tatji Arara looks despondent as he steps over the trunks of huge trees felled by timber traffickers in the heart of Brazil's Amazon rainforest, now the scene of numerous land conflicts. Bolsonaro, a far-right champion of agribusiness, vowed during last year's election campaign that he would not give up "one centimeter more" of land to indigenous communities in Brazil, home to around 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest.


  • Harley-Davidson (HOG) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    Harley-Davidson (HOG) Q1 2019 Earnings Call TranscriptHOG earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.


  • What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Connected IO Limited's (ASX:CIO) Shareholder Register?

    What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Connected IO Limited's (ASX:CIO) Shareholder Register?A look at the shareholders of Connected IO Limited (ASX:CIO) can tell us which group is most powerful. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders...


  • Brazil Flagship Reform Backed in First Vote After Tense Debate

    Brazil Flagship Reform Backed in First Vote After Tense DebateAfter a sometimes tense debate that lasted more than eight hours, the Lower House Constitution and Justice Committee voted 48 against 18 that the bill is constitutional and can proceed in Congress. As a constitutional amendment, the pension bill will eventually need the support of 308 of the country’s 513 deputies in two separate floor votes and then 49 of its 81 Senators in two additional votes.


  • Mexico sends home more migrants as Trump ramps up pressure

    Mexico sends home more migrants as Trump ramps up pressureSpeaking at a news conference, Tonatiuh Guillen, head of the National Migration Institute, did not say where those people were returned to, but the majority of migrants moving through Mexico are from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Guillen said that 11,800 people had been returned in the first 22 days of April. A third of all migrants currently arriving in Mexico are minors and there are also now more than 1,000 Cuban migrants in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and another 2,000 in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Guillen told reporters.