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Shell's 2017 profits more than double

Shell's 2017 profits more than double

Fiscal year revenue increased to $305.2 billion from $233.6 billion, previous year. For the final quarter of past year alone Shell's earnings reached $4.3bn, from less than $2bn in the fourth quarter of 2016. Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Shell, praised the "year of strong financial performance for Shell". Net profit in the fourth quarter leapt 147 percent to $3.8 billion compared with the same part of 2016. Consulte Mais Informação

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China factory activity slows to 8-month low

China factory activity slows to 8-month low

Individually, the quickened pace of output growth was underpinned by higher new orders. "The breakdown [of the numbers] shows a broad softening in demand", said Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics. Tensions over U.S. -China trade loom after President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on washing machines and solar cells aimed at cheap Asian imports. In an upbeat sign for the wider economy, China's services sector, meanwhile, regained momentum, according to the official non-manufacturing ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Woman tries to take 'emotional support peacock' on plane

Woman tries to take 'emotional support peacock' on plane

A United States of America based woman bought a ticket for her peacock named Dexter a ticket as well to join her in-flight to Los Angeles from Newark airport. There are all sorts of things that provide emotional support, from a cross hanging on a chain to a lap dog desperately barking whenever a stranger comes around, and it can be genuinely distressing when we have to part with them, even for a couple of hours. Consulte Mais Informação

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Newest Airbus aircraft completes maiden flight; planes to be built in Mobile

Newest Airbus aircraft completes maiden flight; planes to be built in Mobile

Undeterred by a persistent drizzle, the latest addition to the A320neo family completed its maiden flight from Airbus' facility in Hamburg, Germany on 31st January. The new A321neo variant is planned to enter into commercial service during Q4 2018, according to Airbus. "The new "short long-haul" aircraft available from 2019 fits really well with our global expansion plans and future long-haul network, both in terms of size, range and fuel efficiency". Consulte Mais Informação

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AMD 'ramping up production' to address graphics card shortages

AMD has published its fourth quarter and financial year 2017 report , and it appears that the company's fortunes are finally shifting with an impressive and above-projections $61 million net income for the quarter. The crypto miners are AMD's friends for now. Those chips are being used in everything from gaming PCs to high-end workstations, and AMD has plans to roll them out further in markets such as laptops. Consulte Mais Informação

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Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

The latest exchange of 0.61 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 369.07 Million shares. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Patterson-UTI Energy by 31.5% during the third quarter. Pacific Global Investment Management holds 0.86% or 84,760 shares in its portfolio. Bryn Mawr Tru has invested 0.11% in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). Cantab Prns Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.01% or 2,598 shares in its portfolio. Consulte Mais Informação

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STMicroelectronics NV (STM), Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight" on Wednesday, October 18. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) for 110,870 shares. After $0.76 actual earnings per share reported by LTC Properties, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.32% negative EPS growth. Consulte Mais Informação

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Fortis Inc (FTS) Receives C$49.11 Average Price Target from Brokerages

Edwards & Company Inc. bought a new stake in Fortis in the 4th quarter valued at $103,000. AMP Capital Investors Ltd raised its holdings in shares of Fortis by 2.6% in the 3rd quarter. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.55%. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the a year ago is C$49.13. Consulte Mais Informação

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Further job losses before Alberta's construction industry recovers

Further job losses before Alberta's construction industry recovers

BuildForce Canada's 2018-2027 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast shows construction employment is well into a pronounced down-cycle that extends into the mid 2000s. Non-residential employment remains 15 percent below 2017 levels until potential new resource projects start up later this decade. Non-residential employment is expected to decline by 1,900 jobs through to 2027. Consulte Mais Informação

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