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New Unilever CEO Inherits Disappointing Sales Performance

New Unilever CEO Inherits Disappointing Sales Performance

Full year results from Unilever , which last year capitulated to shareholder pressure and scrapped plans to shift its headquarters to the Netherlands, are solid rather than spectacular. Analysts had expected better sales figures and Unilever shares were down 1.85 percent to 46.48 euros near the close of trade on Thursday. However, sales fell 5.1 percent to 51 billion euros ($58.5 billion) due to the divestment of the spreads division and exchange rate fluctuations, the company said. Consulte Mais Informação

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As US questions free trade, European Union and Japan usher in new deal

As US questions free trade, European Union and Japan usher in new deal

It will have a big impact on Japanese exports of cars to Europe and European Union exports of agricultural products like cheese to Japan. The EU will eliminate tariffs on 99 percent of imports from Japan. The agreement that comes into effect Friday will scrap almost all tariffs on products both sides trade in. Trade groups also welcomed the move. The Japanese government estimates these two trade deals will lift the nation's real gross domestic product by about 2.5 percent (about ¥13 ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Airbus A380 future in the air as Emirates reconsiders

Airbus A380 future in the air as Emirates reconsiders

More than 50 orders are still outstanding. It is becoming clear that at these rates the A380 program is not viable and an Emirates re-commitment again to the A350 would be a major boost for that program. Airbus said Thursday it was in discussion with Emirates over a deal for 36 of its A380 jets made previous year, amid reports the Gulf carrier is considering converting some or all of the order to the smaller A350, potentially casting doubt on the future of Europe's superjumbo. Consulte Mais Informação

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Total Announces New Major Discovery in the North Sea

Total Announces New Major Discovery in the North Sea

Total owns a 25% stake in the Glengorm field. The latest news comes after Total announced a major gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect on the west of Shetland in September past year. According to the press release issued by Total, the company's production in the United Kingdom comes primarily from the fields located offshore in three key zones, the Laggan-Tormore hub in the West of Shetland area where the Glendronach discovery was revealed a year ago, the Elgin/Franklin area in the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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U.S. adds 304,000 jobs in January, almost doubling economists' expectations

U.S. adds 304,000 jobs in January, almost doubling economists' expectations

The American economy added 304,000 jobs in January. In January the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4% and is now close to lows unseen since the 1960s. Job creation has been a particularly strong suit for the economy. Gus Faucher, PNC bank's chief economist, said it was a "great" report . "Don't be surprised if we see something less robust". Consulte Mais Informação

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Recall of infant ibuprofen expanded

Recall of infant ibuprofen expanded

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its recall on children's ibuprofen over worries that the medication may contain dangerously high drug concentrations, which could cause permanent kidney damage, among other symptoms. These products, typically intended for infants, are used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. At Family Dollar, it's sold under the "Family Wellness" label with the NCD 55319-250-23 and lot number 00717024A. Consulte Mais Informação

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Govt declines extension to new e-commerce FDI norms

Govt declines extension to new e-commerce FDI norms

But the group wants the government to go further by forming a new regulatory authority and a "special investigation team" to look into the business models of major e-commerce players. The e-commerce firms would not be able to have a select few sellers on the platform in which they have stakes in, directly or indirectly. Moreover, delayed deliveries as a result of fewer vendors for the same product can impact customer experience significantly, pointed out K Vaitheeswaran, co-founder of ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Amazon Stock Fell Because Record Profits Aren’t Enough

Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of close to $61.2 billion. Amazon stock was up almost 3 per cent Thursday evening and closed for the day at US$1,718.73 per share. In the fourth quarter, overall losses from global operations widened to $642 million, reversing a trend of improving profitability. Amazon posted another record profit last night as it beat Wall Street's fourth-quarter forecasts but gave investors cause for concern with a disappointing outlook. Consulte Mais Informação

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AMD Stock Surges on Solid Full-Year Sales Guidance

AMD Stock Surges on Solid Full-Year Sales Guidance

The company said despite near-term graphic headwinds and revenue falling short of analysts' estimates for the fourth and current quarters, it is banking on its newest graphics and data center chips to bolster growth for the year. Q3 has always been the largest quarter for console sales, not Q4. Leading computer chip manufacturer, AMD recently announced its "highest profitability" in the past seven years. Consulte Mais Informação

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Apple engineer accused of attempting to leak confidential information to China

Apple engineer accused of attempting to leak confidential information to China

Chen was caught red-handed taking photos inside a secure area of the Apple facilites and thousands of documents - including manuals and schematics - were found on his personal hard drive. Apple said in a statement that it took the protection of its technology "very seriously" and was cooperating with law enforcement, although it pointed all questions to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Consulte Mais Informação

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Facebook sales beat estimates as advertisers ignore scandals

Facebook sales beat estimates as advertisers ignore scandals

Zuckerberg also provided a few examples as to why users would want a combined service, highlighting awkward cases where someone might use the marketplace feature on Facebook , but then have to jump over to WhatsApp for messaging. The company instead reported $16.9 billion in revenue and a $2.38 per share profit. Shares of the social media network rose almost 12 percent to $168 in trading before the bell on Thursday, with at least 17 analysts raising their price targets on the stock. Consulte Mais Informação

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