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(December 2013) Yearly R&D spending among the world’s 1,000 largest public corporate R&D spenders has hit a record high of US$638bn. However, despite the sustained overall increase in R&D budgets over the last decade, once again higher spending doesn’t guarantee bigger payoffs.
(November 2013) The revealing tale of one of retail's biggest success stories and most secret companies has been awarded Business Book of the Year 2013. Brad Stone, author of 'The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon', talks about cracking the corporation's culture and where he sees the company headed.
(November 2013) Increased collaboration with third parties and outsourcing are the two business trends that executives believe are doing most to increase risks to their organisation’s information - - more  than cloud computing, big data or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) - - according to a recent report..
(November 2013) The world’s 13 biggest investment banks, which in 2012 represented 54% of industry revenues, are less efficient and less profitable than the next 200 - - and the situation is set to sharply worsen over the next five years, according to a new report. The banks will have to cut costs by another 25% - - amounting to $2.5bn per firm, on average - - while also boosting revenue by about $1bn each, to get profit margins higher. In addition, they will have to reduce risk-weighted assets by another 15%, or $60bn per firm, on average, to boost returns to at least 12%.
(November 2013) The IPO (initial public offering) of Twitter, the social messaging site, dominated market news in the US last week and the debut went well on the New York Stock Exchange as the demand for shares pushed up the price from the $26 opening level to $45 and the share price closed on Friday at $41.65 giving the firm at valuation of $19.7bn. Süddeutsche Zeitung, the German newspaper, warned that despite the initial bounce, it could end in a flop: "The investment bankers who earn huge sums with IPOs had come up with a share price that puts the company's worth at thirty times its turnover. When trading started in New York the buyers paid even more. Pure madness. As a comparison: the software company SAP is valued at 4.5 times its turnover on the stock markets. Only twelve years after the Internet bubble burst banks and investors alike seem to be tossing all precautions to the wind. ... Facebook's IPO was initially the big flop of 2012. ... But all it took was one quarterly report with good figures and a rosy outlook to drive the share price up by 50 percent. Ever since, Facebook has been regarded as a successful flotation. But if one quarterly report can boost the share price to such an extent, the next can send it plunging." Being a tech company, Twitter is currently making a loss but it could also be making a profit.
(November 2013) Evidence that foreign expansion by US firms is associated with increases in the domestic activities by those same firms, suggesting that policies penalizing firms for investing abroad will hurt, rather than help, the US economy.
(October 2013) Amazon reported strong third-quarter results on Thursday. Gross profit margin jumped 2.4 percentage points to 27.7% in the period, compared to a year earlier while revenue was $17.09bn, the company said on Thursday, up 24%. The e-commerce giant reported a $41m loss as Jeff Bezos, the founder, again put investment spending ahead of profits. Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital Market, lifted his price target on Amazon shares to $425 from $330 based on re-acceleration in revenue growth and gross profit margin expansion - - reviving memories of a famous prediction in 1998 that Henry Blodget, then a technology analyst, who predicted that Amazon shares would top a pre-stock-split price of $400 in October 1998. The shares more than doubled to meet the prediction one month later. In the interval, Amazon has expanded far beyond being 'Earth's biggest bookstore,' Jeff Bezos is the owner of The Washington Post and an investor in www.businessinsider.com, that was co-founded by Henry Blodget. In this post, we focus mainly on books -- ones selected by the founder for Amazon executives and his own personal choices.
(October 2013) Google's increasing success with the mobile Internet pushed its share price up 13.8% on Friday following its late Thursday third quarter results. The shares closed at $1,011.41, up from $84 at its IPO (initial public offering) in August 2004. A $1,000 investment in the IPO would now be worth $11,899.
(October 2013) The number of large companies in emerging markets will surge in coming years, and they will become competitors but also customers for rich-country firms. By 2025, seven out of 10 of large companies, that would qualify for inclusion in the Fortune Global 500 companies, will be based in emerging economies - - more than 40% of the 150 Western European companies in last year’s Fortune Global 500 had been founded before 1900.
(October 2013) Twitter Inc. on Thursday announced plans to raise up to $1bn in an initial public offering (IPO), despite big losses and the challenges of attracting new users and selling advertising given the restrictions of the format. Meanwhile, the UK government is offering shares of Royal Mail Group Ltd. at a price of 300 pence to 330 pence apiece amid strong demand for the initial public offering, two people familiar with the matter said.