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....However, WPP’s Sorrell recently countered this view, arguing companies with dominant shareholders or owners – such as Snap, Facebook and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and Fox – that “offend” good corporate governance practices can take more risks and tend to perform better financially. Snapchat’s $22bn market capitalisation is already double that of Twitter ($11bn), but it remains a minnow compared with Facebook ($393bn) and Google ($596bn). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Snapchat 'will be bigger than Twitter, Yahoo and AOL with advertisers' image
....However, WPP’s Sorrell recently countered this view, arguing companies with dominant shareholders or owners – such as Snap, Facebook and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and Fox – that “offend” good corporate governance practices can take more risks and tend to perform better financially. Snapchat’s $22bn market capitalisation is already double that of Twitter ($11bn), but it remains a minnow compared with Facebook ($393bn) and Google ($596bn). ...
Standard Life and Aberdeen in talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:42:59 PM
Sky takeover: Minister 'minded' to examine Fox takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:54:43 PM
Dixons and Capita to drop out of FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:06:23 PM
....Their places will be taken by Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and Rentokil. The companies included in the UK's top tier index are reviewed every quarter and reshuffled according to their market capitalisation. ...
Utopian thinking: the eclipse of neoliberalism heralds a new dawn of sharing | Minna Salami image
.... And so people are increasingly being thrust into the greedy hands of private firms for their basic needs. As a result of this fragile social contract between the neoliberal state and its citizens, the same electoral coalition that voted for free-market capitalism in the first place is now voting to escape it. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....Eight years after the financial crisis, Davos recognises that stronger economic growth alone isn’t enough to fix the world’s problems. WEF’s global risks report, released last week, argues that a “growing mood of anti-establishment populism” means market capitalism must now be reformed, and several panels will examine how this could happen. ...
Natarajan Chandrasekaran: Who is new Tata Group chairman? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 10:28:22 AM
...."I spotted him way back in 1996, and knew that he had the potential," S Ramadorai, the former chief executive of TCS and his first boss, said in 2009. And it was his performance over the last eight years, during which TCS expanded its global footprint and became India's most valuable company with a market capitalisation of nearly $70bn, that put him in a different league. ...
Tata Sons names Natarajan Chandrasekaran new chairman image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 02:31:56 PM
....Tata Sons is the holding company for a business empire ranging from Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Steel to aviation and salt pans. IT outsourcing giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is India's most-valuable company with a market capitalisation of $67bn (£55bn). ...
Parody-defying World Economic Forum must do better image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:33:53 PM
....This year they have noticed “the growing mood of anti-establishment populism” and judge that reviving economic growth, which has been their cure-all for as long as anyone can remember, may no longer be enough to “remedy fractures in society. ” That is why “reforming market capitalism must also be added to the agenda”. ...
Rising inequality threatens world economy, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:26:38 AM
....“The threat of a less cooperative, more inward-looking world also creates the opportunity to address global risks and the trends that drive them,” he said. The WEF said the growing mood of anti-establishment populism meant economic growth was no longer enough to mend fractured societies and that “fundamental reforms of market capitalism” would now be needed. ...
Monte dei Paschi sees funding gap grow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:24:18 AM
....". Dr Andreas Hoepner, associate professor at the Henley Business School, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that trust in the bank, which now has a market capitalisation of less than €500m, had "deteriorated significantly". ...
Under pressure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 10:58:59 PM
....Deutsche, which now employs roughly 100,000 people across more than 70 countries, is paying a heavy price for those risks - in fact the second biggest since the financial crisis. A whopping $14bn fine from the US Department of Justice for mis-selling mortgage backed securities, which isn't much less than the size of Deutsche's current market capitalisation, is just the latest penalty for a litany of misdeeds, including manipulating Libor rates and fixing gold prices. ...
Trinity Mirror profits surge after buying Local World image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 07:06:35 AM
.... The takeover means that Trinity Mirror now publishes more than 200 titles. In its results statement, the company unveiled a £10m share buyback, equivalent to about 5% of its market capitalisation. ...
Softbank shares slide 10% after ARM takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of July 2016 01:19:01 AM
....4% and saw trading volumes hit a new high on the success of its new augmented reality game Pokemon Go, which has proved to be a big hit globally. Nintendo now has a bigger market capitalisation than Sony and luxury fashion house Hermes following its gains over the last week, according to Bloomberg data. ...
Uber lands $3.5bn investment from Saudi Arabia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 11:09:01 PM
....The company remains valued at $62. 5bn, more than the market capitalization of FedEx, General Motors and Ford Motor Co each. ...
Yanis Varoufakis: Australia's negative gearing is 'scandalous' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 06:22:53 AM
.... What is happening is capitalism is failing to produce the number of good-quality jobs that are needed to absorb the youngsters who are coming through the ranks, who are getting heavily indebted to get a good education, and who are expecting to be able to land decent jobs. These jobs are not being generated by free-market capitalism. ...
US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of May 2016 11:04:26 PM
.... A mere half of Americans believe in the system of capitalism as practised today in the US, which is quite something for a nation that brought us the “greed is good” culture. In some ways that is no surprise because, as I explore in my new book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, the system of market capitalism as envisioned by Adam Smith is broken – the markets no longer support the economy, as a wealth of academic research shows. ...
Moss Bros lifted by positive update image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of May 2016 10:48:14 AM
.... First, earnings, which after doubling in the last three years, are forecast to grow by between 15% and 20% per annum. Second, the company has a strong balance sheet with cash reported at £17m at January 2016 (18% of the market capitalisation). ...
Nearly 400 LSE-listed companies based in tax havens linked to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 02:34:05 PM
. Almost 400 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), with a collective market capitalisation of £225bn, are based in offshore havens connected to the UK. ...
Hedge funds have a lot to answer for, no wonder they're paid so well image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 06:44:41 PM
.... But, blimey, that’s one hell of a valuation for the stock market’s newest arrival. The shares closed their first day of trading at 190p, versus a float price of 148p, giving a market capitalisation of £214m. ...
Apple CEO vows after company loses over $40bn in value: 'This too shall pass' image
....The shares opened at $95. 98 and made small gains throughout the morning; the hit initially knocked nearly $50bn off Apple’s market capitalization. ...
TTIP is a very bad excuse to vote for Brexit | Nick Dearden image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 12:04:36 PM
.... High-profile supporters of the Brexit campaign have repeatedly said that they believe the UK would be able to realise a more “ambitious” and faster free trade deal if we stood alone. There’s every reason to think that Brexit will turn the UK into a paradise for free market capitalism: a TTIP on steroids. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell: I'm worth every penny I'm paid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of April 2016 06:19:34 PM
.... “In the last five years the share price has grown from 665p to 1645p. If there is a problem it is that the market capitalisation has grown from £8bn to £20bn. ...
World's biggest wealth fund excludes 52 coal-related groups image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 09:15:15 AM
....Controlling 1. 3% of the world’s market capitalisation, the fund is intended to finance Norway’s generous welfare state indefinitely. ...
Daily Mail publisher in talks with companies over Yahoo takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 11:08:55 PM
....The publisher of the Daily Mail has confirmed it is in talks with private equity companies about a takeover of Yahoo. Ailing tech firm Yahoo, which has a market capitalisation of $38bn (£27bn), put its core business up for sale in February with bids due by 18 April. ...
Aim minnow Cyan doubles in value after £10m Iranian deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 10:48:13 AM
.... Its shares have jumped 115% to 0. 28p, with its market capitalisation soaring from £9. ...
Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets: study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 03:00:08 PM
.... Scientists have shown that most of the coal, oil and gas reserves such companies own will have stay in the ground if the global rise in temperature is to be kept under 2C. The total stock market capitalisation of fossil fuel companies today is about $5tn. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 12:23:37 PM
....The FTSE is particularly sensitive to the China worries, which have hit commodity prices due to the country's role as a leading consumer of metals and oil. The shares of oil companies and mining companies account for around 20 percent of the FTSE's overall market capitalisation. ...
AO World sees strong revenue growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 08:05:17 AM
....AO World floated on the stock exchange in February last year. Its valuation at the time - a market capitalisation of £1. ...
Burberry shares rise on bid speculation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of March 2016 12:59:24 PM
....According to the FT, rival luxury groups such as LVMH or private equity investors could be behind the stake. Burberry's market capitalisation has fallen in the past year to around £6bn amid concerns about falling demand from its key markets in Asia, particularly China and Hong Kong. ...
FTSE slips back but Old Mutual soars on £9bn break-up talk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 09:44:13 AM
....With a fair wind this business could be worth around 15 times 2015 full year earnings which would imply a figure of around £3bn, equivalent to around 3% of funds. The group’s current market capitalisation of £8. ...
The fund management fees you have to pay even if you lose money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of February 2016 07:00:02 AM
.... And people are saying they can’t find investable ideas? That’s mad. The country is already 12%-13% of the world’s GDP but it’s just 3% of world stock market capitalisation. ...
Buy IHG on cash returns image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 07:01:31 PM
.... Credit Suisse analysts estimate IHG could return $4. 5bn to shareholders between now and 2020, the equivalent of 57pc of its market capitalisation. ...
Sweett Group to pay £2.25m over Middle East bribery  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 07:18:39 PM
.... The sentence is a heavy financial blow to the company, which was founded in 1928. It has market capitalisation of only £13. ...
William Hill teams up with NYX for OpenBet bid image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 08:07:11 PM
.... . NYX only has a market capitalisation of about £65m, however, meaning a partner the size of William Hill will significantly strengthen a bid. ...
BAE brings in Charles Woodburn as heir apparent to chief executive Ian King image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 02:20:35 PM
....5pc, to 467. 1p, giving BAE a market capitalisation of £14. ...
Pinewood Studios considers £250m sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 10:54:56 AM
....". The company has a market capitalisation of £250m and its statement says a sale is one of the options - but some kind of other change to its structure might be the solution. ...
Pinewood studios considers £250m sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 07:26:09 AM
....The company’s share price rocketed by up to 18% in trading on Wednesday as investors enthused about the prospect of a potential sale of the business. The company, which is chaired by former ITV executive chairman Michael Grade, has a market capitalisation of £250m. ...
Fears over new financial crisis come back to haunt global markets as trading turmoil hits image
.... Germany's largest lender, which posted a record loss in 2015, closed down 9. 5pc on the day, and has seen 40pc of its market capitalisation wiped off since the start of the year. ...
What's holding back the world economy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 04:14:31 PM
.... But, rather than investing, they used the borrowed money to buy back their own equities or purchase other financial assets. QE thus stimulated sharp increases in leverage, market capitalization, and financial-sector profitability. ...
The week ahead in business and finance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 08:59:06 PM
.... Milan Radia, of Jefferies, said: “Monitise appears to be in a sorry state. ” The group’s market capitalisation has crashed to around £44m, after key management figures departed and costs are being slashed in the face of a major revenue shortfall this year, Radia warned. ...
Picking stocks? Sometimes the decision is a no-brainer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of February 2016 04:19:08 PM
.... I was reminded of this free-ride by Yahoo’s announcement this week that it is looking at options to realise value, under pressure by activist shareholders who have done the sums. They have worked out that Yahoo’s market capitalisation of $26bn is pretty much exactly the value of the company’s stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. ...
Mattel shares jump on merger report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 07:57:41 PM
....Hasbro, the maker of My Little Pony, approached Mattel about a deal late last year, according to Bloomberg news. The combination of the two toy-makers would produce a company with a $20bn market capitalization as of Wednesday. ...
Can Amazon's new 'dream team' fix the company's sustainability reputation? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 02:08:00 PM
....Related: US companies with the worst holiday policies for employees include Dish Network and Rite Aid. All of this might have been understandable during Amazon’s startup days, but the company is now 20 years old and – at last count – the seventh largest US company by market capitalization, just ahead of Johnson & Johnson and GE. ...
How did Google get so big? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 10:30:16 PM
.... . Yet now, after its latest earnings report, Google's parent company Alphabet has a market capitalisation larger than Apple's, as shares rose sharply in after-hours trading. ...
Decision on new nuclear plant 'delayed' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 02:41:42 AM
....It's facing a costly refurbishment programme to extend the life of its French nuclear plants. And in Hinkley Point C, it would be committing to a project that will cost more than its current market capitalisation. ...
End of an era for Apple as it predicts first revenue decline in 13 years image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 09:39:50 PM
.... Shares were down almost 2pc in after-hours trading after the results were released. Apple's position as the world's biggest company is at risk from Alphabet, Google's parent company, whose market capitalisation is around 10pc smaller. ...
Apple set to report flatlining iPhone sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of January 2016 07:29:46 PM
.... . Apple’s position as the world’s biggest listed company, which it has held for more than two years, is under threat: its shares have fallen by 23pc since its summer peak, and its market capitalisation is just 10pc higher than Alphabet, Google’s parent company. ...
Unilever CEO Paul Polman – the optimistic pessimist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of January 2016 02:00:34 PM
....”. He adds that investors are aware of companies that behave responsibly and those that do not, noting that nearly half of Volkswagen’s market capitalisation has been wiped out in the wake of the emissions scandal. ...
Davos: There’s a real risk of talking ourselves into a downturn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 09:20:59 PM
.... Talking to major institutional investors both here in Davos and beyond, many clearly have the ability to invest. The same is true with private equity funds, who are sitting on heaps of “dry powder” and are likely to see benefits from the current correction due to lower stock market capitalisations. ...
From GoPro to oh no! Investors reeling from stock price plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 06:28:01 PM
....Alphabet, the company created last year to become the parent for Google’s search engine and several other companies it owns, is also seeing some weakness, with its shares trading at just under $700 after being around $750 towards the end of last year. Its market capitalisation, though, at $482bn, is fast catching up with Apple. ...
Questor share tip: Slowing Primark sales make Associated British Foods a sell image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 08:06:52 PM
.... . ABF’s current market capitalisation is £24bn, and analysts estimate that Primark makes up about 80pc, or £19bn, of that total. ...
....1 billion globally in 2014, according to Henderson Global Investors. However, a near 75 percent slump in Brent crude prices since mid-2014 has shrunk the market capitalisations of oil companies, putting cashflow under pressure. ...
How the 'scrabble index' beat the stock market  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 06:23:28 AM
....” . It then compared the performance of the scrabble index versus a market-cap weighted index - one based on market capitalisations or the value of companies - of the same 500 US shares. ...
Company reputation worth £1.7 trillion to the UK but quarter of firms ignore it image
.... . The average market capitalisation of an Aim-listed company is £66m, which means that a firm stands to lose up to £19m of their market value if they do not actively manage their corporate reputation. ...
Five global forces that will shape the year ahead image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 08:26:01 PM
.... The US elections will cast a gloomy shadow over the world economy. Donald Trump, a nasty populist who is no friend of free trade or of genuine, free market capitalism, continues to do dangerously well in the Republican party’s nomination context. ...
Shire nears $32bn takeover of Baxalta as pharma deal frenzy tips into 2016 image
....2bn. But an agreement with Baxalta would mark by far his biggest deal, with the $32bn representing more than three quarters of Shire’s market capitalisation based on the closing price on December 31. ...
How the Aim market managed to outperform the FTSE 100 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 06:15:46 AM
.... The market for growth companies was launched in 1995 with just 10 companies that had an aggregate value of £82m. Twenty years on, it boasts more than 1,000 businesses with a combined market capitalisation of £75bn. ...
FTSE crawls higher after Christmas close image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 10:30:50 AM
.... . Oil and gas firms made up more than 12pc of the FTSE 100 by market capitalisation at the end of November, and more than 10pc of the broader FTSE All-Share. ...
FTSE climbs for second day ahead of Fed but Arm falls on iPhone concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 05:06:17 PM
....We argue that GVC’s reverse take-over of bwin. party should drive multiple upsides: substantial value creation from the €125m cost savings; a broader spread of geographic, regulatory and product risk; around 11% free cash flow yield and around 8% dividend yield in 2017; a more than £1bn proforma market capitalisation and move to the main market (with FTSE 250 inclusion targeted in mid-2016). ...
Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer vows not to step down despite Alibaba U-turn image
....” . Meanwhile, activist investor Starboard Value has pushed for Yahoo to sell its core business, which has a market capitalisation of more than $30bn. ...
Yahoo 'abandons plan to spin off $32bn Alibaba stake' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 11:44:03 PM
.... . This could include a radical move to sell off most of Yahoo, which has a market capitalisation of more than $30bn and is best known for its search engine. ...
Anglo American defies 'value that lasts' motto in drift to foot of FTSE 100 image
....The shares, down 12% on Tuesday, have fallen 90% since high points in 2008 and 2011 and are now cheaper than when the 98-year-old mining company arrived on the London stock market in 1999. By market capitalisation, Anglo – extraordinarily – has drifted to the bottom end of the FTSE 100 index. ...
Investors got ECB odds wrong but Draghi could pay hefty price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of December 2015 08:02:25 PM
....At first glance, a £240m valuation for Purplebricks, one of the new breed of online estate agents, is ludicrous. The business launched in April last year and is already being valued at half debt-free Foxtons’ market capitalisation (£500m), or more than a quarter of the giant Countrywide’s (£900m). ...
Morrisons falls out of FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 09:23:15 AM

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