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Energy investors hope forecasts by Saudi, Iran to go wrong

Energy investors and analysts feel that the price forecasts of Saudi Arabia and Iran are wrong. The realistic oil price may be $20 a barrel in short term if present oversupply persists. Saudi Arabia sees oil price at $29 a barrel and Iran at $40 in the near term. Saudi Arabia has slashed down its budget spending for 2016.

Dec 29, 2015 11:47 PM EST

Japanese steel output to remain flat in 2016, exports to soften

The steel inventories rose despite production cuts. The weakening demand is causing oversupply situation. The steel production levels may remain steady next year also. The iron and steel companies are suffering from decline in demand and rising inventories.

Dec 29, 2015 11:30 PM EST

Meat Industry Increases Use of Antibiotics, Despite FDA Guidelines

An FDA report shows that the meat industry is ignoring public health guidelines and continuing and increasing their use of antibiotics in their livestock.

Dec 29, 2015 07:28 PM EST

Samsung Plans Initial Production of 5 Million Galaxy S7 in February

Samsung Electronics plans to start initial production of 5 million Samsung Galaxy S7 in two different version starting February.

Dec 29, 2015 07:08 PM EST

All Samsung HDTV Will Be Internet of Things Ready in 2016

Samsung announced that all of its HDTV products will be Internet of Things (IoT) ready as the company equipped the entire product with SmartThings hub.

Dec 29, 2015 07:04 PM EST

Trading suspension in Shkreli's drug company

Martin Shkreli episode is witnessing a series of developments after his arrest. California University has canceled its coordination plan on the drug trial. The stock trading was also suspended. The stock price rose from below $1 a share to about $40 during the short span of Shkreli's tenure.

Dec 29, 2015 09:24 AM EST

China Telecom boss Chang Xiaobing under scrutiny

China Telecom's Chief Executive Chang Xiaobing is the latest catch in Chinese government's anti-graft drive. Xiaobing is facing probe over his role in a violation of discipline. It's learnt that more than 70 top officials from state-run firms are facing investigation over anti-corruption charges. After cracking down on aviation and automobile companies, Chinese anti-corruption regulator is probing into telecom sector.

Dec 29, 2015 09:16 AM EST

Oil recovery in 2016 will strengthen Loonie

Analysts predict that oil prices may recover in 2016. This will also strengthen Canadian dollar Loonie. The commodity currency Loonie fell 20 percent against the US dollar throughout 2015.

Dec 29, 2015 09:14 AM EST

Evergrande buys a series of new projects from New World China

Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd. will buy $3.2 billion worth of projects from the Hong Kong billionaire Cheng Yu-Tung’s family-controlled companies.

Dec 29, 2015 09:12 AM EST

Women's apparel, furniture sales lead 7.9% rise in US holiday retail sales: MasterCard

The 2015 US holiday season witnessed an encouraging growth of 7.9 percent, says MasterCard. Women's apparel and furniture sales helped the overall sales volume to swell. The growth rate in 2014 holiday season was 5.5 percent.

Dec 29, 2015 09:11 AM EST

Elbit lands $70 million deal for airborne electronic warfare system

Israeli defense firm Elbit System was awarded a $70 million deal by the Directorate of Production and Procurement of the Israeli Ministry of Defense to supply airborne electronic warfare systems. Elbit will install its electronic warfare systems on Israeli Air Force jets over the next five years.

Dec 29, 2015 08:58 AM EST

Volkswagen's Audi slows down spending plan 2016

German auto major Volkswagen has trimmed its investment plan for 2016. It has also decided to postpone the new wind tunnel project by one year. Audi division has decided to invest in plant and equipment.

Dec 29, 2015 08:36 AM EST

Japan stocks rise on steady US futures

The Japanese stocks gained marginally on stable US equity-index futures in the first session of the last trading week of 2015. Ending its longest run of weekly losses in the past two years, the Topix index also moved up. Samsung Group stocks weighed on South Korea's Kospi index pulling it lower.

Dec 29, 2015 08:23 AM EST

Oil price slid below $37; fell over 11% this month

Oil price again fell below $37 per barrel and is trading 11 percent lower in December. The slump in Chinese demand and oversupply situation in the global oil market are keeping pressure on oil prices. The shale production in the US is easing off in the wake of continuous drop in oil price.

Dec 29, 2015 07:34 AM EST

Toyota unveils the ultimate Toyota 86 GRMN racing car

Toyota motorsports division has unveiled a new concept of racing car, Toyota 86 GRMN. The car combines a turbocharger and a scroll supercharger for excellent performance. The 86 GRMN will be on sale in Japan only.

Dec 29, 2015 07:21 AM EST

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