And Now for Something Completely Different

27 Aug 2015 @ 06:12
Thank you, Monty Python, for the title – one that is sorely needed at the moment. People need to think about something other than the market correction set off by concerns out of and about China. We can’t afford to all be in a dither. It has been exciting for the global economy to seem […]

Obama Healthcare Driving More Major M&A

25 Jul 2015 @ 01:40
It has been only 18 days since ADVFN published “The Obamacare Effect Starts U.S. Merger Frenzy” on 06 July, in which we reported that U.S.-based healthcare insurer, Aetna (NYSE:AET), announced that it would be acquiring all outstanding shares in Humana (NYSE:HUM). At that time,  the New York Times and others had forecasted that that acquisition would be merely the first ripple...

SCOTUS Turns Deaf Ear to BP and Anadarko

30 Jun 2015 @ 04:10
The Supreme Court of the United States makes major headlines only a few times a year, but when it does, it usually makes enough to stir up enough controversy to last well into its next session. In the past week alone the justices, in their infinite wisdom, have ruled against individual states rights with respect […]

McDonald's Not as American as Apple Pie

19 Jun 2015 @ 03:04
Nothing in the food industry has ever been as American as McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), but the company has been losing its grip on the restaurant sector or its appeal to American customers for several years. MCD’s share price has been in decline since 19 May. It’s current share price is 96.32, up 1.16 in intraday trading, […]

CVS Set to Acquire Target In-store Pharmacies

17 Jun 2015 @ 07:01
The share price of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) was up by 0.53% to $103.12 today, one day after it announced that it was entering into a deal to acquire Target Corporations’ in-store clinic and pharmacy operations. Target shares (NYSE:TGT) were trading up by 0.65% today at $80.97. Target shares were off slightly after the announcement […]

FTSE Almost Reaches 7,000 - I Told You So!

20 Mar 2015 @ 06:21
In the waning trading hours yesterday I wrote “I, for one, believe that there may be adequate activity and the right atmosphere to make this the week that the FTSE reaches 7,000.00.” That’s a pretty bold statement to make on a Wednesday afternoon. Lot’s of pundits might dare to say something like that before a […]

Markets Not Concerned About Obama

22 Jan 2015 @ 04:28
The man who would like to think that he is the most influential person in the world gave a speech last night. It seems as though no one from the financial world listened to it, but that’s not really the case. The fact is that the financial world has bigger fish to fry and whole […]

State of the Union Preview

21 Jan 2015 @ 07:13
This evening the Orator in Chief of the United States will walk into a hostile, bicameral Congress for the first time in his presidency. What he says tonight, regardless of its measure of truth, will have an impact on markets tomorrow, not only in the U.S., but in the UK and around the world. Since […]

First oil from Lundin's Bøyla field

20 Jan 2015 @ 07:28
Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) has achieved first oil from the Bøyla field has been achieved. The Bøyla field commenced production on 19 January 2015. The Bøyla field, located on PL340 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, is a subsea tie-back to the Alvheim field where Lundin Petroleum has a 15 percent non-operated […]

BP talk Gulf Oil Spill Trail

17 Jan 2015 @ 05:42
BP has respondedon to the Phase 2 Decision in Gulf Oil Spill Trial Their statement in full: “Today the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on the issues raised in the Phase 2 trial of the Deepwater Horizon case: the quantification of oil spilled and BP’s source control efforts following […]
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