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Economy

Exane Derivatives increased Darden Restaurants (DRI) stake by 30807.02% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Azimuth Capital Management Llc sold 26,635 shares as Ross Stores (ROST)'s stock declined 9.26%. The insider now directly owns 34,724 shares worth $2,002,880. 275,414 are owned by Cornerstone Management Hldg Limited Liability Company. 435,046 were accumulated by Systematic Financial Limited Partnership.
  • Australia holds interest rates as economy remains soft

    Australia holds interest rates as economy remains soft

    Economy

    The central bank chose to hold the overnight cash rate at 1.50 percent, where it has stood since August 2016. "Two firmer months together do suggest the consumer was doing more of the heavy lifting when it comes to economic growth in the second quarter", said Michael Blythe, chief economist at Commonwealth Bank.
  • Tony Hadley announces departure from Spandau Ballet

    Tony Hadley announces departure from Spandau Ballet

    Economy

    Now the rest of the 80s group - Martin Kemp, Gary Kemp, John Keeble and Steve Norman - have released a statement saying that they haven't performed with Hadley since 2015. The band first formed in 1979, and and were inspired by the electro movement - becoming one of the most successful groups during the New Romantic era.
  • Posties' warning over 'unacceptable' dog attacks

    Posties' warning over 'unacceptable' dog attacks

    Economy

    The number of dog attacks on postmen and women has fallen by 7 percent in the past year, but it still means around 50 posties are being bitten every week. "Over 70% of dog attacks on postmen and women occur on the garden path or at the doorstep of the dog owner's home". 'However, with a bit of work dogs can learn that postmen and women coming to the door is a normal occurrence and not something to be either anxious or excited about - once this is established this daily event can pass them ...
  • Bustling Stock in Focus: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

    Economy

    About 78,458 shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT)'s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 42.86. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink .
  • Thailand postpones enforcing new labour law

    Thailand postpones enforcing new labour law

    Economy

    Labor regulations that took effect June 23 could give foreign workers without proper permits up to five years in prison, while their employers could face fines of up to 800,000 baht ($23,500). The junta has trumpeted a flurry of campaigns aimed at registering migrant workers and cracking down on illegal smuggling routes, but the efforts are often ad-hoc and short-lived.
  • Danone sells Stonyfield to Lactalis for $875 mln

    Danone sells Stonyfield to Lactalis for $875 mln

    Economy

    French food group Danone is pushing ahead with its sale of a USA dairy subsidiary in a US$875 million deal with French multinational dairy products cooperation, Lactalis . Without the divestiture, the deal would have reduced competition between two of the. As part of its agreement with federal anti-trust regulators in March, Danone agreed to sell off Stonyfield.
  • Thousands to Greet India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tel Aviv

    Thousands to Greet India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tel Aviv

    Economy

    As argued in an earlier Firstpost report, India has finally shed its hesitation in acknowledging its deepening ties with Israel and the visit, though high on symbolism, will seek to take the bilateral ties beyond the conventional emphasis on defence to a broad multi-dimensional relationship.
  • Bahamas Petroleum Co (LON:BPC) Broker Updates

    Bahamas Petroleum Co (LON:BPC) Broker Updates

    Economy

    Also, insider Lord Evans acquired 2,239 shares of HSBC Holdings plc stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. Fieldpoint Petroleum Corporation (FPP) has declined 52.38% since July 3, 2016 and is downtrending. Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2016 Q4. This represents a $1.93 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.48%. 17 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes.
  • Stock Roundup: Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC)

    Economy

    According to Zacks , analysts expect that Education Realty Trust will report full-year sales of $72.51 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $306.28 million to $313.58 million. Retail Bank Of New York Mellon Corp has 0.01% invested in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) for 377,960 shares. Ameritas Inv Partners Inc holds 26,849 shares.
  • Contestants In This Year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest To Weigh-In Monday

    Contestants In This Year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest To Weigh-In Monday

    Economy

    Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest festivities will begin at their flagship restaurant located at 1310 Surf Avenue at 10 a.m. with music and dance performances. The current champion is Joey Chestnut who ate 70 hot dogs in the 2016 championship. Now, more than 35,000 people witness the eating event live and even more watch as it is televised on ESPN as well.