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UK stock market morning note (September 30, 2014)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
 The FTSE 100 is set to open flat on Tuesday morning has events in Hong Kong continue to play on the mind of investors. The streets of Hong Kong were relatively quite on Tuesday compared to the previous day which saw the Police firing tear gas at pro-democracy protesters, however crows are expected to gather again in greater numbers on the eve of Chinese National Day.

Asian stock market, economy and companies update (September 30, 2014)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
Hong Kong is once again leading regional indices to the downside with few signs that the standoff between Occupy Central and the authorities will abate. Ahead of the start of China's National Day holidays, Shanghai Composite and the Hang Seng are both down by over 1%. HK chief Leung warned local businesses that protests may last for a long time, but also noted there is no need to ask for deployment of the PLA (China People's Liberation Army), expressing confidence in local authorities.

Malaysia stock market and companies daily report (September 30, 2014)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
 For the fourth quarter ended 31 July, Gamuda’s net profit rose 23.1 percent to RM205.9 million despite a 7.6 percent decline in revenue to RM592 million. Nomura Research has noted that Mah Sing Group compares favourably with much larger capitalised Malaysian developers and has revenue visibility of more than four years, one of the highest in the sector. As part of its plan to diversify its income stream, Resintech, a manufacturer of various PVC and polyethylene products, is venturing into rubber plantation via a 10:90 joint venture with a Cambodian company, to develop 6,000 hectares of agriculture land in Cambodia.

Indian stock market and companies daily report (September 30, 2014, Tuesday)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
 Indian markets are expected to open negative tracking SGX Nifty and Asian markets. US index fell as unrest in Hong Kong added to geopolitical uncertainty and US consumer spending increased in August raising concern on interest rate hike. European stocks lower, due to decline in bank shares with HSBC Holdings Plc weighing on the benchmark index amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Singapore stock market and companies daily report (GLP, SGX, LifeBrandz) (September 30, 2014)

September 30, 2014, Tuesday
 Global Logistic Properties (GLP) signed new lease agreements totalling 43,000 square metres in China. Singapore Exchange is expected to launch the trading of the Singapore kilobar gold contract on 13 October 2014. LifeBrandz’s revenue sank 13.9 percent to $21.8 million for the year ended 31 July 2014, in conjunction to the closure and revamp of operating outlets, slowdown in crowd traffic and stiffer competition from other clubs in the vicinity.

US stock market daily report (September 29, 2014, Monday)

September 29, 2014, Monday
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Global Outlook

What tearing down the iPhone 6 tells us about the direction of smartphones and computers

September 27, 2014, Saturday
Some people get excited about the day when the newest iPhone goes on sale because they want to buy one. I get excited about the day with the newest iPhone goes on sale because it means I can read the results of the teardowns that show what chips are inside the phone

Ebola, The Tipping Point

September 27, 2014, Saturday
We are currently in the midst of the largest ever Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, and this could just be the beginning. The number of cases and deaths has risen steadily, from a handful of people in Guinea at the end of March 2014 to several thousand now (Figure 1 below), not only in Guinea, but in Liberia, Sierra Leone, recently extending to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

How Falling Oil Prices Could Trigger An “Unpredictable and Dangerous Mess”

September 27, 2014, Saturday
The dive in crude oil prices continued yesterday as yet another selloff targeted the energy sector for a particularly big hit. Of course, this too shall pass. The crude oil markets are oversold and a rebalancing will bring prices back up a bit over the near term. But the prospect of a protracted decline in oil prices is beginning to have broader policy implications in dangerous parts of the world, where rising prices have been the norm for most of the last decade.

Will Shale Oil Fuel Manufacturing Boom in the USA?

September 27, 2014, Saturday
Hello again from San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. I’m here attending the fifth annual DUG Eagle Ford conference, held by Hart Energy Publishing. This is the largest of Hart Energy’s events. This year there are 4,800 attendees at this conference (which is a whole lot).


Shemaroo Entertainment IPO note

September 16, 2014, Tuesday
Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd (SEL) is an integrated media content house in India with activities across content acquisition, value addition to content and content distribution. Its content Library consists of more than 2,900 titles including 700+ of “perpetual rights”. “Perpetual Rights”, allows the company to distribute content worldwide for a perpetual period across all mediums.

Relaxo Footwears 1QFY2015 performance highlights and results update

September 16, 2014, Tuesday
Relaxo Footwears (Relaxo), predominantly a low value mass-product (‘Hawaii’) company, has over the years gained a respectable market share in the mid-market segment by successfully establishing specialized high-value products like 'Flite' and 'Sparx'.