Wealth

Russian aluminium giant Rusal reported a 48 percent rise in second-quarter core earnings on Friday due to a higher aluminium price, and pointed to a positive outlook for the second half as supply in China tightens. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to $510 million from $344 million in the same quarter
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However, the UBS report says the 3 percent knock to earnings is not disastrous as euro zone company earnings are up strongly this year. “Additionally, there have been periods in the past of euro strength coinciding with decent European eps as it can signal a stronger domestic economy. Consensus estimates for 2017 EPS growth, currently
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The Los Angeles Times reported that the power couple is getting a mortgage of $52.8 million for their $88 million purchase of a newly built, 30,000-square-foot mansion. The deal is the most expensive home sale of the year in LA, topping an $85 million sale in Malibu. Forbes recently declared the couple as billionaires, with
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There was “no single moment” that made her want to quit, but speaking with fintech entrepreneurs in Australia and the United States gave her a realization of how she wanted to change retail banking. “I started thinking about a bank that really focused on doing a couple of things well, that was all about everyday
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Following moves by China and Japan to regulate digital currencies, Australia is attempting to crackdown on money laundering and terrorism financing with plans to regulate bitcoin exchanges. “The threat of serious financial crime is constantly evolving, as new technologies emerge and criminals seek to nefariously exploit them. These measures ensure there is nowhere for criminals
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President Donald Trump‘s pledge to “Make America Great Again” requires nothing less than reigniting economic growth and prosperity. Wealth creation is essential. Yet as Congress pivots to tax reform — which is crucial to the wealth creation that will put the nation back on the prosperous path — the president can take matters into his
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Elon Musk’s car company Tesla appears to be leading the “arms race” for lithium-ion batteries — for now. Musk recently announced plans to build the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery storage project in South Australia. Meanwhile, construction of the company’s highly anticipated 35-gigawatt-hour (GWh) “Gigafactory 1” is still underway. “There’s a kind of arms race on
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Gold spot prices have managed to increase this year to $1,268.36, up about 10 percent year to date. This price rise may have weighed on investor demand for gold-backed ETFs, according to the World Gold Council report. “This led to some investors taking a more cautious approach, reluctant to build positions after a strong price
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