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Decades of anti-smoking diatribe has not deterred BAT as it rockets in value

Andrew Saks, Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Remember when people smoked at work, in cafes, on planes, and.. well.. pretty much everywhere? Now there is an almost blanket smoking ban, plus no advertising but the tobacco firms are still raking it in!

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JPMorgan makes record result!

Andrew Saks, Tuesday, 18 January 2022

JPMorgan posted a dizzying net profit of more than USD 10 billion in the fourth quarter of last financial year, which although less than in the same quarter in 2020, was still notably above analysts' expectations of about USD 9 billion.

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Inflation fears rise, NASDAQ falls. What's the bottom line?

Andrew Saks, Tuesday, 18 January 2022

In November 2008, the Nasdaq stood at a modest 1,500 points. The index had already reached this value in 1997. But after 2008 there was no stopping the acceleration and the ascent went ever faster and steeper, to rise to over 16,000 points in November 2021.

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Drama at Philips. Shares slide

Andrew Saks, Thursday, 13 January 2022

Philips CEO Frans van Houten addressed investors in an analyst call. He sees worsening problems in the global supply chain across the product portfolio and reports that many hospitals have postponed the purchase of new equipment for now.

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Once again, tech prowess wins the minds of analysts: Ethereum heads for crypto supremacy

Andrew Saks, Tuesday, 11 January 2022

One of the main reasons for this is separate from the huge fluctuations in prices combined with the decentralized nature of Bitcoin, as investors and traders increasingly view it as a world standard for the empowerment of many digital financial markets of the future, but the other reason is far more sensible: technological advancement.

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US banks are likely to break records. What's happened so far?

Andrew Saks, Monday, 10 January 2022

The major risks associated with investment banking were no longer bearable for many banks in Europe and were largely separated from this field of business.

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