Monthly Archives:  August 2011

  • BHP Full-Year Profit Climbs to Record

    Full Story | 24th August 2011
    BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP), the world’s biggest mining company, said second-half profit climbed to a record, beating analyst estimates, after prices of copper, iron ore and coal reached all-time highs because of demand from China. .
  • Heineken Shares Plunge on Stagnant Profit

    Full Story | 24th August 2011
    Heineken NV (HEIA), the world’s third-largest brewer by volume, said full-year profit is unlikely to grow, sending the shares down the most on record. So-called organic adjusted net income for 2011 will be “broadly in .
  • U.S. Stock Futures Retreat

    Full Story | 24th August 2011
    U.S. stock-index futures slipped, indicating the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will pare its biggest advance in a week, as investors considered what the Federal Reserve may do to support the economic recovery. Bank .
  • Japan Rating Downgraded by Moody’s

    Full Story | 24th August 2011
    Japan unveiled a $100 billion effort to help companies cope with a surging yen, signaling that officials may be resigned to the currency remaining high. The government will release foreign-exchange reserves to the state-run Japan .
  • Market News

    Full Story | 24th August 2011
    European Markets European markets are called to open positive this morning.   Asian Markets Asian shares snapped their biggest rally in five months and U.S. stock futures declined amid weaker earnings and before data that .
  • Samsung joins Apple in emerging markets smartphone push

    Full Story | 24th August 2011
    Samsung Electronics unveiled four new smartphone models under its flagship Galaxy line on Wednesday, expanding its offerings of cheaper phones to tap growth in emerging markets. Samsung will enter a lower-end market ripe with cut-throat .
  • MSI – Mandatory Bid Price Set at 96.5c per share

    Full Story | 24th August 2011
    Mapfre International SA published its Offer Document in terms of Chapter 11 of the Listing Rules in relation to the Mandatory Bid to the shareholders of Middlesea Insurance plc following the acquisition of a controlling .
  • Market News

    Full Story | 23rd August 2011
    European Markets European markets are called to open flat this morning. Asian Markets Asian stocks are trading higher in today’ session. US Markets U.S. stocks rose modestly on Monday as investors grappled with an uncertain .