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Pfizer to close two Indian plants Analyses & Assessments

Pfizer to close two Indian plants

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc said it was shutting down two manufacturing plants in India that make generic injectables like penicillin in response to...

Musk unveils new China Gigafactory Analyses & Assessments

Musk unveils new China Gigafactory

After four years of planning, Tesla Inc. finally broke ground on its planned $5 billion factory in the world’s biggest auto market. Tesla, Inc....

Qatar Airways buys stake in China Southern Airlines Analyses & Assessments

Qatar Airways buys stake in China Southern Airlines

Qatar Airways has acquired 5 per cent of China Southern Airlines as part of the carrier’s strategy to invest in robust airlines around the world. The...

Apple announces decline in sales Analyses & Assessments

Apple announces decline in sales

Apple has rattled investors with news that its sales have been slowing, blaming economic weakness in China arising from the ongoing trade war. This...

Carlos Ghosn re- arrested Analyses & Assessments

Carlos Ghosn re- arrested

Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan chief has been rearrested by special investigation squad of Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office for alleged...

Lion Air and Boeing: a $22 Billion Feud Analyses & Assessments

Lion Air and Boeing: a $22 Billion Feud

The crash of a Boeing Co. plane, that killed 189 people in Indonesia, is spiralling into a $22 billion feud between the aircraft maker and one of...

Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada Analyses & Assessments

Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of the company’s founder was arrested in Canada at the request of US authorities. She...

Maersk pledges to cut emissions Analyses & Assessments

Maersk pledges to cut emissions

The world’s largest container shipping company has pledged to cut net carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Maersk’s decision will drastically change an...

Thomson Reuters to axe 12% of workforce Analyses & Assessments

Thomson Reuters to axe 12% of workforce

According the reports, Thomson Reuters is in the process of cutting 3,200 jobs or 12 per cent of its workforce, to scale down costs over the next two...

Microsoft, the most valuable company Analyses & Assessments

Microsoft, the most valuable company

Microsoft briefly reclaimed its title as the world’s most valuable company from its longstanding rival Apple, almost two decades after it sat atop...

Big Four Breakup Op-Eds

Big Four Breakup

After much speculation, the Big Four Accounting firms - Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst and Young, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers – are finally being investigated...

Elon Musk to step down as Chairman Analyses & Assessments

Elon Musk to step down as Chairman

Elon Musk has agreed to step down as chairman of Tesla’s board for three years as part of an agreement with the SEC to resolve a securities fraud...

Singapore Fines Uber and Grab Analyses & Assessments

Singapore Fines Uber and Grab

Uber and Grab reached an agreement to allow Uber’s share of Southeast Asia to be acquired by Grab, resulting in increased market share for the latter...

Fintech: for Millennials Only? Analyses & Assessments

Fintech: for Millennials Only?

Fintech is widely seen as a disruptor of the traditional asset management industry with their heavy use of technology, low overhead and their...

Impact Investing brings Money Managers and Charities Together   Analyses & Assessments

Impact Investing brings Money Managers and Charities Together

Money managers are realizing the benefits of consulting charitable organizations for specialized knowledge regarding the social aspects of their...

S&P 500 Reclassifies Technology Sector  Analyses & Assessments

S&P 500 Reclassifies Technology Sector

The impending reclassification of S&P 500 sectors will cause upheaval among tech companies like Facebook and Alphabet, and impact investor...

Big 4 Under Global Pressure Analyses & Assessments

Big 4 Under Global Pressure

The Big Four Accounting firms - Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst and Young, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers - are increasingly under pressure to split off their...

Jack Ma to step down as Alibaba CEO Analyses & Assessments

Jack Ma to step down as Alibaba CEO

Daniel Zhang will replace founder Jack Ma as chairman of Alibaba in September 2019, adding the role to his job as chief executive of China’s most...

Amazon pips US$ 1 Trillion Analyses & Assessments

Amazon pips US$ 1 Trillion

Amazon has briefly become the second US-listed firm to have a market value of more than $1 trillion (£779bn). Bezos is now worth over $165 billion,...

Toyota to invest in Uber Analyses & Assessments

Toyota to invest in Uber

Japanese carmaker Toyota has said it's pumping a half-billion dollars into US ride-hailing company Uber to develop self-driving vehicles. The...