Danske Bank has reportedly spent $60 million against its workforce compared with a year earlier. Meanwhile, the bank company has recently achieved an average ‘buy’ rating from most of the analysts. To retain the achievement with further upgrading, the bank has adopted cost cutting measures which include job cuts in 46 positions of mostly the IT portfolio.
China has been widely criticized for strict cyber laws. On Sunday, the communist government has mulled its legislative power to impose ban on accounts of former Chinese tycoon, Ren Zhiqiang. While around 40 Chinese journalists have been confined in jail as victims of tougher cyber laws, the communist government is going to enact further tougher laws on March 10.
Next week, Eskom will be paid the remaining balance from the bailout. Eskom CE Brian Molefe expressed frustration to learn that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that the funds will be withheld. Treasury informed that the fund will be transferred and is already being processed.
UK's Finance Minister George Osborne may take leverage of Group of 20 to support Britain to stay with the European Union (EU). G20 meeting is being held on 26-27 February in Shanghai. Brexit may be a major outcome at the G20 finance ministers meeting.
According to Bill English, New Zealand can sustain low inflation as the central bank aim to reduce borrowing costs, if needed. New Zealand is hoping to achieve economic stability amid the global financial crisis.
Turkish government officials acknowledged that the influx of Syrian refugees to the country has contributed in boosting the economy. Turkey’s economic growth has seen an unexpected growth in the third quarter, even as some economic aspects suffered and strained from the flow of migrants.
Experts of African economy believe that the growing cocoa production will help the West African countries to recover from the flagging economic condition.
Zimbabwe suffers a massive disaster in the form of drought which has hit immensely on the entire country. The Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has appealed for $1.5bn aid from the local businesses and charities to save more than a quarter of his population from extreme water scarcity.
For seven sessions in a row, European stocks suffered losses amid growing concerns about the global economy growth. The lower oil prices, disappointing quarterly results and sluggish global markets are also taking a toll on European stocks. Indicating the alarming situation in the European financial sector, the cost insuring debt against default reached its peak since 2013.
The Boston Globe has endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential nomination. The newspaper praises Mrs. Clinton for her concern in the gun control and immigration issues. This endorsement is one of the other two endorsements she has obtained earlier.
Paris-based music streaming service Deezer has raised around $109 million in a Series E round of funding led by Access Industries. The latest funding will help the company to attract more subscribers even after putting their IPO plan on halt.
The adverse conditions in the global economy and weaker stocks on Wall Street may prevent the US Federal Reserve from going for a rate hike again. Some analysts forecast four more rate hikes in 2016, while Reuters' poll indicate three times hike this year. The slump in commodities, weaker global markets, slowdown in China's economy and lower oil prices are causes of concerns for the US Fed as these are upsetting the Wall Street.
Chipotle will close their stores across the country on February 8 for a few hours so that corporate officials can discuss the new steps the company is taking about food safety. The chain has been hit by frequent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses in the past year, with the cause not yet announced.
Previously, an experiment team of a space gardening project called Veggie has also succeeded planting consumable lettuce. The flower bloom is a remarkable step forward to a more advanced technique and choice of plants to grow in space. The project was established because NASA seeks to learn how astronauts can grow their own food in space to sustain long-term space journey.
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