Twitter shares priced at $26

Twitter shares, priced at $26 dollars each, means the company is worth $18 billion. Its market debut today, November 7th, 2014, on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the biggest debuts…

Blackberry is in the midst of a bidding war

Blackberry, the Canadian smartphone maker, is in the midst of a bidding war which will determine the fate of the company.Monday November 3rd is the deadline for any interested parties.There…

The characteristics of a good politician

Researchers at Cass Business School, UK, have identified key personality traits that a good politician should have in order to succeed.Their study, published in the Journal of Occupational and…

Low cost manufacturing in China – is it over?

Low cost manufacturing in China has been the driving force behind three decades of major economic growth, which has taken the country to prominence as a global manufacturing powerhouse.Low cost…

Samsung 3rd quarter profits rise 26%

Samsung 3rd quarter profits in 2013 rose 26% to 8.24 trillion won ($7.6bn), compared to 6.56tn won during the second quarter.The rise was mainly driven by a revival in its memory chip business and…

UK economic growth picks up in third quarter

UK economic growth accelerated to 0.8% in the 3rd quarter of 2013, compared to 0.7% in the second quarter, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.The ONS (Office for…

GSK sales in China nosedive

Following a bribery scandal, GSK sales in China fell 61% during the third quarter of 2013. Experts wonder whether the company may be able to recover in the region from such a fall.British…

Did partial shutdown undermine the economy?

According to the American Chemistry Council’s Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), the partial shutdown of the federal government during the first half of October did not have a significantly negative…