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The Longevity Phenomenon: Impact on the World
The longevity phenomenon has given rise to a unique problem. The world’s population is aging rapidly, which could have a negative impact on productivity and growth rates.
Greek Debt Crisis 101: Getting To The Crux Of The Matter
According to estimates by EuroStat, Greek debt stood at more than 315 billion euros at the end of September 2014.
Eurozone Retail Activity Dipped In June, HEDJ Down 2.32%
The Eurozone’s Retail PMI (purchasing managers’ index) dipped to 50.4 in June from the 51.4 recorded in May.
Company & Industry Overviews
What Will Become the Biggest Growth Drivers for Apple?
Apple Watch, Apple Pay, Apple TV, and iPad Pro are niche businesses for Apple (AAPL). But these still have the potential to become big in the future.
Company & Industry Overviews
Facebook Objects to Startups Using Similar Names
Facebook had to deal with its own infringement case brought against it by a company named Timeline in 2011. The matter was settled out of court, however, and dismissed in 2013.
Company & Industry Overviews
Why Did Amazon Shut Down Its Online Travel Business?
In April, Amazon had launched its new travel and hotel service, called Amazon Destinations.
Company & Industry Overviews
Why Facebook Doesn’t Break Out Revenues for Every Country
Facebook and Alphabet (GOOGL), the parent of Google, generate more than 50% of their revenues abroad.
European Markets Opened Higher amid Improved Global Sentiment
France’s CAC 40 Index quit falling last week and traded in a range of 5,200–5,100. This week, it opened higher amid improved global sentiment.
Why IBM’s Global Business Services Failed to Grow
IBM’s GBS revenue fell by 4.3% to $4.1 billion in fiscal 1Q16. On a constant currency basis, this decline amounted to 2.3%.
Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch for This Week
Economic indicators Key economic indicators investors should watch for this week are: US (SPY) services PMI data UK (EWU) services PMI data Eurozone (IEV) (VGK) services PMI data German (EWG) services PMI data Spanish services PMI data French (EWQ) services PMI data Japanese services PMI data US ADP employment data US non-farm payroll data Wrapping up […]
European Markets Are Mixed Early on January 11
At 3:45 AM EST on January 11, the DAX Index was trading at 13,275.50—a fall of 0.04%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 0.88% on January 10.
What the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Indicates
The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index was 17.5 in July 2017 compared to 18.6 in June. It didn’t meet the market expectation of 18.0.
Company & Industry Overviews
Richard Bernstein: Falling Yields Are Testimony to Risk Aversion
Bernstein asked a rhetorical question: “Could there be anything that suggests extreme risk aversion more than the increasing proportion of global sovereign bonds that have negative yields?”
Important Economic Indicators to Watch Next Week
The most important indicators next week are the global flash manufacturing PMIs. Manufacturing PMIs are important indicators for the economy.
The Rise of Factory Automation in China
The rise of factory automation in China (GCH) has been rapid and unprecedented. China is the largest market for robots and automated parts.
The key arguments of the Yes campaign of the Scottish referendum
The voting result of the Scottish Referendum, due September 18, will have a direct bearing on Scotland, the United Kingdom, and the 28-member European Union as a whole.
Structural Issues with the EU Could Lead to Further Referendums
Many European countries want the ability to print their own money and come to their own aid instead of going to the ECB (European Central Bank).
Technology & Communications
Why Oracle Continues to Be the Undisputed Leader of the DBMS Space
The DBMS (database management systems) space grew 8.7% to $35.9 billion and is expected to be a $50-billion market by 2017.
Why SAP Acquired Coresystems
On June 5, German-based (EWG) SAP AG (SAP) announced its acquisition of CoreSystems.
What Are the Implications of Iran Nuclear Deal Exit?
In this series, we’ll analyze how the US exit from the Iran deal has affected markets and how recent developments could affect oil prices and volatility.
European Markets Are Stable Early on April 13
At 5:25 AM EST on Friday, the CAC 40 Index was trading at 5,322.22—a gain of 0.24%. The iShares MSCI France (EWQ) gained 0.47% on April 12.
Eurozone Consumer Confidence Weakens
According to the European Commission, the Eurozone consumer confidence index has remained at 0.1 in March 2018, unchanged from February 2018.
Why BlackBerry Filed a Lawsuit against Facebook
On March 6, BlackBerry (BB) sued Facebook (FB) on allegations that Facebook has infringed on seven technology patents.
European Markets Are Mixed in the Morning Session on January 26
At 4:25 AM EST on January 26, the DAX Index was trading at 13,306.50—a gain of 0.06%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 0.7% on January 25.
A Look at Nokia’s Other Partnerships
Early in January 2018, Telenor announced that Nokia (NOK) will be the sole supplier to replace its legacy optical network.
Analyzing European Markets Early on January 24
At 4:40 AM EST on January 24, the DAX Index was trading at 13,536.50—a fall of 0.17%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.54% on January 23.
European Markets Were Stronger Early on January 23
At 5:05 AM EST on January 23, the DAX Index was trading at 13,574.50—a rise of 0.82%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.62% on January 22.
European Markets in the Morning Session on January 22
At 4:30 AM EST on January 22, the DAX Index was trading at 13,419.50—a fall of 0.1%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 1.1% on January 19.
European Markets Are Strong Early on January 19
At 4:45 AM EST on January 19, the DAX Index was trading at 13,387.50—a gain of 0.8%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.58% on January 18.
Analyzing European Markets in the Morning Session on January 17
At 4:55 AM EST on January 17, the DAX Index was trading at 13,224.50—a drop of 0.16%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.14% on January 16.
Eurozone Services Activity Reached 6-Year High in December
According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a strong improvement in December 2017.
What Led to Sharp Rise in Germany’s Services PMI in December 2017?
According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit Germany services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a solid rise in December 2017.
Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Reaches a High in December 2017
Eurozone manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, the Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose strongly in December 2017, to 60.6 from 60.1 in November 2017. It beat the market expectation of 60.4 and marked the strongest expansion in manufacturing activity since 1997. Major Eurozone members Germany (EWG) (DAX-INDEX), France (EWQ), Spain (EWP), and Italy […]
Germany’s Manufacturing Activity Reaches a Multidecade High
Germany’s manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, Germany’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a strong rise in December 2017, rising to 63.3 from 62.5 in November 2017. The index met the market estimate of 63.3, and marked the strongest expansion in German manufacturing activity since 1995. Germany’s strong manufacturing performance in December 2017 was […]
What Key Economic Indicators Say about the Economy
In this series, we’ll take a look at December 2017 manufacturing PMI reports for major developed regions, namely the United States (SPX-INDEX), Germany (DAX-INDEX), France, Spain, Europe, Japan, and the United Kingdom (UKX-INDEX).
Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index in December 2017
According to the Centre for European Economic Research (or ZEW), the Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index is at 17.4 so far in December 2017.
A Look at Germany’s Ifo Business Climate Index in December 2017
According to a report provided by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, the Germany Ifo Business Climate Index is at 117.2 so far in December compared to 117.6 in November 2017.
Germany Services PMI: Why It’s Falling Gradually
The final Markit Germany Services PMI was 54.3 in November compared to 54.7 in October. It didn’t beat the preliminary market estimate of 54.9.
November Services PMIs: What They Say about Developed Markets
In this series, we’ll analyze the November performances of the services PMIs for developed economies, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Eurozone, Germany, France, Spain, and Japan.
Spain’s Manufacturing Activity Recovers
Spain’s manufacturing data According to Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) score rose to 56.1 in November 2017 from 55.8 in October 2017. Although the PMI figure didn’t beat the preliminary estimate of 56.5, it marked the fastest expansion seen since February 2007. Spain’s stronger manufacturing PMI performance was mainly due to increases in the following: improved […]
Germany’s Manufacturing Growth Signals Stronger Business Climate
Germany’s manufacturing data in November Germany’s final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 62.5 in November, compared with 60.6 in October 2017, according to Markit Economics. The November reading met the preliminary estimate of 62.5, and was the second-highest score since February 2011. Germany’s (DAX-INDEX) manufacturing PMI score improved due to increases in the following: new orders exports employment […]
Germany’s GDP at 0.8% in 3Q17: Will It Raise Investor Sentiment?
According to a report by the Federal Statistical Office, Germany’s GDP growth rate was 0.8% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to 0.6% growth in the second quarter of 2017.
German Ifo Business Climate Rises: Are Investors Optimistic?
According to the report provided by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, the German Ifo Business Climate Index is 117.5 so far in November 2017 compared to 116.8 in October 2017.
Why the Eurozone Services PMI Weakened in October 2017
The final Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.0 in October 2017 compared to 55.8 in September 2017.
Why Germany’s Services PMI Weakened in October
The final Markit Germany’s services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.70 in October 2017 compared to 55.60 in September 2017.
A Look at Oracle’s Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning Prospects
According to a new report by research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global enterprise resource planning (or ERP) market is set to expand at a healthy annual rate in the next few years.
Charting the Steady Rise of the Eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI
The Eurozone’s final manufacturing PMI showed solid improvement in October 2017, coming in at 58.5, compared with 58.1 in September.
What No Change in Germany’s Manufacturing PMI Could Mean for Its Economy
Germany’s final manufacturing PMI showed no change in October, coming in at 60.6, and meeting the preliminary market estimation of 60.5.
These Key Economic Indicators Have Just Been Released
These economic indicators are important for global investors because they reflect the condition of the global economy.
What’s behind the European Central Bank’s Normalization Plans?
Economic growth has picked up in recent quarters. According to data from Eurostat, the European economy (VGK) grew 2.3% in the recent quarter.