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Favoring small caps, financials, and consumer staples - Mercadien's Ken Kamen

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0400

Small caps and consumer staples are a good place to be as consumers spend more, says Ken Kamen, managing director at Mercadien Asset Management. He is cautiously optimistic about financials. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

Investors like Wells Fargo, says Catalyst Funds' David Miller

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0400

Wells Fargo might be doing better than everyone thinks, says David Miller, chief investment officer officer at Catalyst Funds. Investors are buying into the stock after it got depressed by the unauthorized accounts scandal. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

Stocks still like French vote outcome - Pictet's Luca Paolini

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0400

Diversifying away from U.S. stocks and investing in European stocks and emerging Asian stocks is a more promising bet, says Luca Paolini chief strategist at Pictet Asset Management. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

Earnings power Wall Street

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:47:00 -0400

Nasdaq hit a record high, while the Dow and S&P 500 brushed against recent peaks as strong earnings underscored the health of corporate America. Roselle Chen reports.

Wells Fargo board gets black eye in shareholder vote

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:05:59 -0400

Wells Fargo shareholders showed displeasure with the scandal-hit bank's board on Tuesday, offering scant support for a dozen directors, including Chairman Stephen Sanger, in a vote capping a contentious annual meeting.

Boeing near decision to launch 737-10 - sources

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:35:00 -0400

Boeing is nearing a decision to launch a larger version of its 737 workhorse jet within two months to counter strong sales of the Airbus, sources told Reuters. Roselle Chen reports.

Akzo Nobel mulling third takeover bid

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:30:00 -0400

The chairman of Dutch paint-maker Akzo Nobel has told shareholders the company is not yet ready to respond to a third takeover proposal by PPG Industries, after the U.S. rival raised its offer by 8 percent to 26.9 billion euros. Ivor Bennett reports.

McDonald's stock surges on results

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:24:00 -0400

McDonald's shares rallied after the company reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit and U.S. same-restaurant sales. Roselle Chen reports.

Coffee & carpets: UK consumers count the pennies

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:26:00 -0400

Britons are cutting back on their daily coffee fix and hesitating before splashing out on bigger items such as new carpets, retailers said on Tuesday, further signs that consumer spending is slowing sharply ahead of a national election in June. David Pollard reports.

Breakingviews TV: Tyson’s tasty deal

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:41:00 -0400

Antony Currie and Tom Buerkle explain why the poultry company’s $3.2 bln offer for AdvancePierre makes financial sense both for Tyson and its target’s biggest shareholder, Oaktree.

No fashion brand is fully transparent - report

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:39:00 -0400

New research published on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh says that none of us have enough information about how and where are clothes are made. As Mia Womersley reports none of the top 100 brands scored over 50 percent for transparency of their supply chains and three scored zero, including Dior.

Markets say 'Au revoir' to Le Pen

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:18:00 -0400

World stocks hit fresh record highs, with investors' relief at centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of the French presidential election supported by speculation about U.S. tax reform. As Ivor Bennett reports, investors see little risk of anti-euro Marine Le Pen scoring a surprise victory in the final vote.

Earnings: US upbeat, but Europe more mixed

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:17:00 -0400

There are mixed fortunes for some of Europe's top companies as Q1 reporting season gets into full swing. But as David Pollard reports, three quarters of the top firms in the S&P 500 who have reported so far have beaten expectations.

LVMH boss to take full control of Christian Dior

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:44:00 -0400

LVMH and billionaire businessman Bernard Arnault have announced a deal to simplify their relationship with Christian Dior by buying out its minority shareholders. As Sonia Legg reports, the transaction aimed at boosting LVMH's earnings sent shares in the luxury goods group to record highs.

Wall Street rallies on French vote

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400

U.S. stocks shot up after centrist candidate and markets favorite Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election. Roselle Chen reports.

Panera to add 10,000 jobs

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:17:00 -0400

Panera Bread will add more than 10,000 new delivery jobs by the end of the year, as it expands the service to as much as forty percent of its restaurants. Alicia Powell reports.

German business morale defies political risks

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:08:00 -0400

German business morale brightens more than expected in April, hitting its highest in nearly six years. As Ivor Bennett reports, the IFO survey suggests company executives are more upbeat about the current state of Europe's largest economy.

Jimmy Choo shoe brand seeks well-heeled buyer

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:54:00 -0400

British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo is seeking offers for the company as part of a review of its strategic options to maximise shareholder value. As Ciara Lee reports, the firm, which is a favourite with celebrities and specialises in shoes and accessories, says it has the backing of its majority shareholder.

Breakingviews TV: $24 bln of needles and tubes

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:46:00 -0400

Robert Cyran and Richard Beales discuss the rationale for Becton Dickinson's agreed purchase of U.S. medical-devices rival C.R. Bard given the weakness of the financial logic.

Investors eye drugs to treat a liver disease epidemic

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:50:19 -0400

Big pharma has only recently set its sights on Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis to enhance their pipelines to treat a progressive fatty liver disease poised to become the leading cause of liver transplants.

Africa to rebound in 2017 - World Bank

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:36:00 -0400

The World Bank says economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is rebounding in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades last year. David Pollard reports.

Why markets see Macron as next Obama or Trudeau

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:52:00 -0400

Euro zone money markets have priced in a higher chance of a rise in ECB interest rates after Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election. But as Sonia Legg reports, investors are still bracing for the next round and what could follow even if the former banker and economy minister is elected in two weeks.

LafargeHolcim CEO to stand down over Syria payments

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:45:00 -0400

LafargeHolcim Chief Executive Eric Olsen will leave the world's largest cement maker in July. As Ivor Bennett reports, the decision follows an investigation into allegations the company paid armed groups in Syria to keep a plant operating.

French election relief sends markets soaring

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:43:00 -0400

European shares open sharply higher and the euro briefly vaults to five-month peaks after the market's favoured candidate won the first round of the French election, reducing the risk of another Brexit-like shock. Ciara Lee reports.

Tesla bets big on Model 3 production gamble

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Tesla's Elon Musk is making a bold move to shorten production times for the highly anticipated Model 3 electric car, which could help Tesla meet demand and finally start making money.