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Key Company News

Key Company News

(April 2014) We have another example of a Japanese company incompetently handling overseas dealing and on Monday Daiichi Sankyo announced that it was selling its stake in Ranbaxy, the Indian generic drugs manufacturer, that it had acquired in 2008, losing most of its investment of almost $5bn.
(April 2014) The economics of solar power are improving. It is a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking off, subsidies were generous, and investors were piling in. Consumption continued rising even as the MAC Global Solar Energy Index fell by 50% between 2011 and the end of 2013, a period when many solar companies went bankrupt, shut down, or changed hands at fire-sale prices.
(March 2014) "Candy Crush Saga" game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc's shares plunged in their trading debut, a relatively rare event for a high-profile initial public offering. The shares opened at $20.50 Wednesday, down 8.9% from the $22.50 price offered by investors in King's IPO late Tuesday. The fall on the opening trade was the third-steepest for a US-listed IPO this year, according to Dealogic. King is headquartered in Ireland for tax purposes but its operations are based in London. Last year, the company reported a $567.6m profit after its revenues rocketed 11-fold to nearly $1.9bn. However, investors and analysts expect the company's revenue to slow, raising questions about whether it can keep producing stunning winners like the Candy Crush mobile video game.
(March 2014) Profits at European listed companies are recovering from the recession at a slower rate than during any business cycle since 1970. US earnings are now 20% above their peak in 2007, while European earnings are 26% below. Meanwhile, Germany's outlook for 2015 is brightening with GDP (gross domestic product) upgraded to rise 2.0%, up from a previous forecast to rise of 1.4%. This is the result of somewhat more optimistic forecasts for private consumption and investment spending, but above all, a return to a sizeable growth contribution from net exports.
(March 2014) Emerging markets have been volatile in the past year and as in developed markets, there are the value effect (cheaper stocks outperform); the size effect (smaller stocks outperform); and the momentum effect (winners tend to keep beating losers). John Authers of the FT says the rules for extracting outperformance in the developed markets are now well-known and well tested. But while the same rules apply in emerging markets, they do so far more weakly.
(February 2014) Facebook's purchase of the 55-employee WhatsApp, the mobile messaging service, for $19bn has got a lot of attention. However, the telcos that provide the phone networks have lost much more from free or near free services.
(February 2014) The rise and rise of smartphones: Sales have reached a billion - - but with a new cast of companies.
(February 2014) Sujeet Indap, FT US Lex head, discusses what to expect from Satya Nadella as the new Microsoft chief executive, and the consequences of replacing Bill Gates as chairman with John Thompson.
(January 2014) With the economic recovery seen as strengthening in the developed world this year, investors are hoping that the 2013 momentum in the stock markets would be sustained by companies spending some of their cash hoards on capex - - capital expenditure investments. However, capital spending by US companies is expected to grow this year at its slowest pace for four years, in a sign that the corporate sector has doubts about the outlook for global demand. Meanwhile, gross capital investment by the US public sector dropped to just 3.6% of US economic output last year, the lowest since 1947, compared with a postwar average of 5%. Last month Standard & Poor's said global capital expenditure is shrinking with the fading of the commodity cycle and European companies remain relatively constrained by weak cash flow. "Hopes for an investment-led recovery are misplaced in our view. Our latest analysis suggests that global capex expenditure will fall by 5% and that in Europe by 3% in in 2014 (real terms)."
(January 2014) BlackRock, the world's largest money manager with $4.32tn in assets, has stepped up investments in technology startups in recent months, and is reported to have led a $250m investment in Dropbox, which values the cloud storage firm, at $10bn.