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Heineken's takeover of Punch Taverns gets green light from CMA

Heineken's takeover of Punch Taverns gets green light from CMA Heineken's proposed takeover of part of Punch Taverns has been given the green light, after the beer giant offered to sell 33 pubs across the UK. But following the brewer's offer to sell pubs in the affected areas the CMA said it was satisfied its concerns had been addressed. [Full Article...]

Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a 'public and personal attack'

Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a 'public and personal attack' Founder, board member and former CEO of Uber Travis Kalanick has fired back at a lawsuit filed against him by venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, saying that it is "part of its public and personal attack" on his reputation. Benchmark has asked the court to bar Kalanick from tinkering with the Uber board in any way, arguing that the former CEO was trying to pack the board with loyalists to ... [Full Article...]

Dollar slides to ¥109 on Trump woes, terror attacks in Barcelona

One White House official told Politico that "Nothing has changed" for Cohn. A senior administration official who is weighing the option of resigning said he made a decision to join the administration believing he could contribute his quota by bringing in his expertise and experience that the President was lacking in his business career, and to encourage him to be mindful of what he says public... [Full Article...]

Estee Lauder beats forecasts on booming cosmetics demand

Banco Santander S.A. raised its position in Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. Falcon Edge Capital Lp increased Yum Brands Inc (YUM) stake by 64.22% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The institutional investor owned 73,618 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. This dividend represents a yeild of $1.34 which is the dividend as a percentage of the current ... [Full Article...]

Earnings On Deck For The Estee Lauder Companies Inc

It has outperformed by 451.97% the S&P500. Brown Advisory Securities Llc decreased Lauder Estee Cos Inc (EL) stake by 57.88% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Chesley Taft Assoc Ltd Co reported 3,618 shares. It also upped Ishares Tr (DVY) stake by 9,353 shares and now owns 48,502 shares. United Contl Hldgs Inc (NYSE:UAL) was reduced too. [Full Article...]

Moon says North Korea developing nuclear-armed missile would be "red line"

Moon says North Korea developing nuclear-armed missile would be Kim Dong-yeon, deputy prime minister and finance minister, and Lee Ju-yeol, governor of the Bank of Korea, met on Wednesday on signs of capital flight from Korean markets amid violent exchange of war talks between U.S. "These exercises are necessary to maintain readiness in the face of provocative acts threatening the (Republic of Korea) and the U.S. Our job is provide our leadership with viable m... [Full Article...]

Green Investment Bank sell-off completes as Macquarie sets sights on projects overseas

Green Investment Bank sell-off completes as Macquarie sets sights on projects overseas In order to build on the company's success within the private sector, Macquarie and GIB have announced today that the company will now be known as the Green Investment Group (GIG) so that it will be able to make overseas investments. The share will be held by Green Purposes Company Limited, which now comes into force, with five independent trustees retaining the right to approve or reject any prop... [Full Article...]

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL)

Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) Waverton Investment Management Ltd acquired 5,970 shares as Foot Locker Inc Com Us$0.01 (FL)'s stock declined 17.30%. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 2,630 shares of the athletic footwear retailer's stock worth $197,000 after buying an additional 88 shares in the last quarter. [Full Article...]

Merck, Intel CEOs quit Trump's council

Merck, Intel CEOs quit Trump's council Before that, Frazier was joined Monday by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich , and earlier Tuesday by Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. The president added that he believes economic growth in the US will heal its racial divide. Representatives for at least five other companies - Dow Chemical, Whirlpool, Campbell Soup, International Paper and Nucor... [Full Article...]

CEOs leaving advisory council 'out of embarrassment'

CEOs leaving advisory council 'out of embarrassment' Frazier, who is African-American, made it clear he was leaving the council because Trump was slow to condemn the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville. With the barb, Trump appeared to attack an industry executive who has tried to make drug pricing somewhat more transparent by revealing his company's overall drug price changes. [Full Article...]

Under Armour CEO resigns from Trump's manufacturing council

Under Armour CEO resigns from Trump's manufacturing council After that, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined the CEOs of Merck , Under Armour , Intel and the Alliance for American Manufacturing in leaving the council. Later Monday, Trump gave a follow-up statement in which he explicitly condemned the "KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans". [Full Article...]

N Korea, US Should Step Up Efforts to Settle Korean Crisis - Beijing

N Korea, US Should Step Up Efforts to Settle Korean Crisis - Beijing The South Korean president has repeatedly expressed his strong opposition to any military action on the Korean Peninsula, saying there can never be another war. The ministry quoted Lavrov as saying tensions could rise again with the US and South Korea set to launch large-scale military exercises on August 21. [Full Article...]

Trump's pro-business image tarnished as CEOs abandon him

Trump's pro-business image tarnished as CEOs abandon him On June 1, Tesla Inc ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk dropped out following Trump's decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate accord. On Wednesday afternoon, both the Strategic and Policy Forum and a manufacturing jobs council were dissolved. Mr Trump responded to the exodus on Tuesday in his defiant way. [Full Article...]

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Resigns; Names Pravin Rao Interim CEO

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Resigns; Names Pravin Rao Interim CEO India's second largest IT services major Infosys on Friday morning said Vishal Sikka , CEO and managing director of the company has resigned. Sikka, the first non-founder CEO of the Bengaluru-based company, took charge in 2014 and he will now be succeeded by chief operating officer Pravin Rao , who will be interim-MD and CEO. [Full Article...]

Police kill 'terrorists' in Cambrils, near Barcelona

Police kill 'terrorists' in Cambrils, near Barcelona Police secure the area close to the scene after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district of Barcelona , Spain, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists Thursday, Aug. "People were shouting and we heard a bang and someone cried that it was a gunshot". "At first people were going insane in there, lots of people crying, including a little girl around three... [Full Article...]

Four killed in counter-terror raid in Cambrils after Barcelona attacks

Four killed in counter-terror raid in Cambrils after Barcelona attacks Police raised the possibility that an explosion at a home earlier on Thursday that killed one person and brought down a building may be connected to the attack. Two of the injured remain in a serious condition. The Sunni terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack. [Full Article...]

Nuclear missiles aren't the only weapons North Korea is stockpiling

More concerning, the tweet hints at Trump's possible belief that Kim's "well reasoned" decision was a result of successful deterrence by the United States - presumably borne of Trump's own threats of " fire and fury " last week for continued threats from North Korea. [Full Article...]

US, Japan step up defence cooperation to counter North Korea

US, Japan step up defence cooperation to counter North Korea In a conversation published Wednesday by the American Prospect , Bannon undercut President Donald Trump's threat to deliver "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it threatened the United States. Japan has remained a loyal sidekick to the USA on North Korea, exhibiting no dismay about Mr Trump's "fire and fury" comments, even as other other world leaders balked at the warlike rhetoric. [Full Article...]

Is Stock's Performance Impressive? - Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB)

It has underperformed by 12.01% the S&P500. Consulta Ltd increased Starbucks Corp (SBUX) stake by 60% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. M&R Capital Management Inc sold 3,720 shares as Shire Plc Sponsored Adr (SHPG)'s stock rose 4.45%. (NYSE:SLB). Liberty Management holds 1.07% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited. Oxbow Ltd Liability Com has 49,698 shares. (NYSE:SLB). Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc ... [Full Article...]

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) Growth & Stock Target in Focus

State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust by 2.6% in the first quarter. Insider Trades for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust show that the latest trade was made on 18 Jun 2017 where McCadden (Robert F), the Chief Financial Officer completed a transaction type "Buy" in which 10000 shares were traded at a price of $10.88. [Full Article...]


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