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Australia's Consumer Watch Dog Is Biting at Visa's Heels

05 Feb 2013 @ 04:48
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking Visa to court, alleging that the credit card company has intentionally and effectively prevented the expansion of Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) services throughout the Australian retail industry.  Visa has confirmed that it will vigorously defend allegations that it has “misused its market power.” Dynamic...

X marked a bad spot on Ibovespa

31 Jan 2013 @ 22:46
X marked a bad spot this week for companies with an X in their name..! Companies X stock plummet! After a more positive start to the year, the Ibovespa (BOV:IBOV) index takes a dive and one of the biggest recorded for the Ibovespa index (BOV:IBOV).  OGX Petróleo (OGXP3)  fell 8%,  MPX Energia (BOV:MPXE3) down 8.3%,  […]

Boeing Still Flying Despite 787's on the Ground

31 Jan 2013 @ 09:56
The share price of Boeing (NYSE:BA) rose $0.94 today to $74.59, a change of 1.28%, on news of the company’s 14% increase in revenue for 2012. The company turned a profit of $978 million, which is lower than 2011’s earnings by $412 million.  The profit numbers are somewhat misleading and not at all unexpected as […]

Is the market heading for all-time highs?

30 Jan 2013 @ 20:27
The market is hesitating at these high levels. Investors are thinking, can it make new all-time highs in the middle of the never-ending recession? I think so. Reflections on illiquid stocks and how to avoid poisoning  your investing in the premium blog. Subscribe to Clem’s Premium Newsletter: Value Investing – How To Get Rich Slow.

Brazilian Research

29 Jan 2013 @ 23:33
Brazilian Research   I get sent all kinds of research and documents from all over Brazil.  I recently received this which was produced by BTG Pactual which you might find interesting: Stick with the quality names, even if they aren’t a bargain. Switch to cheap/out-of-favor plays or stick with good/expensive ones? The dilemma most investors […]

ECB Predicts Eurozone Growth for 2013

28 Jan 2013 @ 07:23
The President of the European Central Bank predicts economic recovery in the third and fourth quarters of 2012. Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has argued that he foresees economic recovery for Europe “in the second part” of 2013 as a result of national government’s “extraordinary” fiscal consolidation efforts. In December the […]

Marcopolo and New Flyer Industries Inc

25 Jan 2013 @ 22:19
Marcopolo and New Flyer Industries Inc Marcopolo (BOV:POMO3) has agreed to a strategic investment of C $116,4 million (Canadian dollars) in New Flyer Industries Inc.,(TSX:NFI)  Marcopolo (BOV:POMO3) will subscribe to 11,087,834 new shares to be issued by New Flyer Industries Inc., representing 19.99% of the share capital of the company. The common shares will be […]

Surge in Chinese Business Confidence

24 Jan 2013 @ 02:36
With the United States dividing over the debt ceiling and the UK starting a five year debate on the future of its position in Europe, political divides look set to be a defining factor for western economies. During this period of uncertainty the one-party state, that is soon to become the world’s richest nation in […]

Strong Santa rally boosts portfolio

24 Dec 2012 @ 22:36
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World Bank Raises Growth Forecast for China

19 Dec 2012 @ 23:34
The World Bank has raised its growth forecast for China, as a result of stimulus measures and approval of infrastructure projects which will boost growth. The bank has revised its GDP growth target for China to 8.4% in 2013, up from an earlier forecast of 8.1%. The World Bank’s upward revision of China’s growth prospects […]
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