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by | December 18, 2017 | 14:36

The Financial Times is reporting that Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition commissioner, will today announce an official probe into Ikea's tax arrangements in the Netherlands, which according to a report published by the Green Party in the European Parliament, allegedly have helped Ikea avoid almost €1bn in EU taxes between 2009 to 2014.

by | December 18, 2017 | 14:07

If you're under the age of 22 or above the State Pension Age (65 in 2017) and earn less than £10,000, you can still ask to join a workplace pension, but you won't be automatically enrolled. "Five years on, we want to build on this success to make sure that automatic enrolment is truly reflective of modern working practices and that everyone who could benefit from a workplace pension has the opportunity to do so".

by | December 18, 2017 | 13:20

Customers say they have been "duped" into signing up to its premium service in order to get their presents before the 25th. Amazon advises standard customers to order by Wednesday to receive their items before Christmas , but says Prime customers can order as late as Saturday.

by | December 18, 2017 | 12:06

The company said it will invest 1.5 trillion yen ($13 billion) to realize its 2030 goal, more than half of it on making batteries. Reuters cited Mr Toshihiro Suzuki , Suzuki Motor Corp's president as saying that the Japanese automaker will not join efforts by Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp to develop batteries for electric vehicles, but a supply deal could be possible.

by | December 18, 2017 | 09:26

Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. raised its holdings in SPDR S&P Biotech ETF by 39.6% in the second quarter. David R. Rahn & Associates Inc. raised its holdings in SPDR S&P Biotech ETF by 51.7% in the second quarter. Dec 17 is a negative day so far for SPDR S&P International Energy Sect ETF (NYSEARCA:IPW) as the ETF is active during the day after losing 0.425% to hit $17.799 per share.

by | December 18, 2017 | 09:03

Redwood City, California-based Oracle has been looking to refashion its business around internet-based products. Oracle has been turning to acquisitions to accelerate its shift to the cloud, including last year's $9 billion purchase of NetSuite Inc.

by | December 18, 2017 | 08:14

The stock increased 0.32% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $87.84. The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $87.56 on volume of 2.44 million shares. MA now owns 9,422,063 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $772,704,000 after acquiring an additional 2,345,114 shares in the last quarter.

by | December 18, 2017 | 07:47

The value of the forward contracts fell as low as $18,775, down $725 from the opening value of $19,500. Trading on February, March and April contracts was almost nonexistent, with only five contracts exchanged across the three types as prices sat at $20,000, $20,300 and $20,000, respectively.

by | December 18, 2017 | 06:56

Qs Investors Llc bought 50,584 shares as the company's stock declined 3.59% while stock markets rallied. It closed at $0.9802 lastly. It is up 9.86% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It also reduced its holding in Shell Midstream Partners Lp by 10,462 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 48,301 shares, and cut its stake in Black Stone Minerals Lp.

by | December 18, 2017 | 06:37

Early counting trends show the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections , and the Congress trailing by a distance. Besides it also stated that BJP would oust the Congress and regain power in Himachal Pradesh .

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:57

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 24.67% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.45% the S&P500. Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Royce Value Trust Inc (RVT) by 22.3% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:47

About 1.82M shares traded. Adirondack Comm stated it has 0.31% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ). It has outperformed by 741.29% the S&P500. Vanguard Group Inc. Vista Cap Prns reported 0.29% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). The company was maintained on Monday, September 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. Zevin Asset Mgmt Limited Company has 0.89% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX).

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:44

The stock of Barrick Gold Corporation (TSE: ABX ) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 24. It has underperformed by 24.96% the S&P500. Analysts await Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) to report earnings on February, 21. The basic materials company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.01).

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:40

About 390,198 shares traded. (DLR) has risen 23.90% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.72% the S&P500. The stock of Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, June 23 by Jefferies.

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:36

Cvs Health Corp now has $74.04B valuation. CVS Health (NYSE CVS) traded up $2.28 on Monday, reaching $73.08. About 14.33M shares traded or 57.52% up from the average. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, January 22. Comerica Inc has invested 0.73% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS).

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:28

The stock increased 0.45% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $113.44. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 2.66 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership invested in 0% or 1,946 shares. Cantab Capital Partners Llp decreased Viacom Inc Cmn Class B (NASDAQ:VIAB) stake by 3,691 shares to 5,773 valued at $194.00M in 2017Q2.

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:21

Royal Bank of Canada restated a "hold" rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Kinder Morgan in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Bennicas & Associates Inc increased its stake in Copart Inc. Seaward Mgmt Ltd Partnership owns 130,028 shares. Vanguard S&P 500 Etf (VOO) was raised too.

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:20

Unilever said the sale would allow it to concentrate on products that are faster growing. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, or KKR, has won the auction to acquire Unilever's (UN) spread business, the Financial Times reports, citing two sources. KKR, based in NY, had assets of $153 billion under its management as of September 30. KKR firm had recently bought a majority of shares at vitamin maker Nature's Bounty and had also invested in India's Coffee Day Resorts and Chinese white goods maker Qingdao ...

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:17

The stock increased 3.83% or $1.64 during the last trading session, reaching $44.42. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of SCANA by 8.3% in the 2nd quarter. La Quinta Holdings Inc. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.32 EPS. analysts forecast that SCANA Co. will post 4.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

by | December 17, 2017 | 23:12

The stock decreased 7.64% or $4.38 during the last trading session, reaching $52.93. It has outperformed by 80.48% the S&P500. David Atterbury increased its stake in Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) by 246.4% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.