By Fan Yu
Beijing’s recent decision to crack down on activities of Chinese insurance companies could push insurers toward riskier asset investments and create a liquidity crunch within the industry.
Industry regulator China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) announced strict new rules late December, curbing an industry that has been flush with cash. The new rules are choking....More>>>
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Change is scary, but it is good. For First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), the company knows it must change and adapt its business to the increasing competition coming from China. If it does not develop new products, low panel prices and excess supply will leave First Solar unable to compete. The fourth-quarter results give investors reasons for optimism: R&D spend, operating expenditures, project successes,....More>>>
As it starts to downplay killer whale shows, SeaWorld said Tuesday that it hasn’t been drawing the same massive crowds to itsaquatic parks as it has in the past.
The shows featuring Shamu and the others might have inflamed with animal rights activists, but they have been a hit when it comes to filling stadiums. Throughout SeaWorld’s network of parks, attendance plunged 14.9% to....More>>>
(Published Feb. 23 by Bob Ciura)
Shares of consumer products company Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) crashed 11% after the company missed analyst expectations on both sales and earnings per share for the fourth quarter.
Nu Skin has struggled mightily over the past three years. In January 2014, the company was hit with an investigation by Chinese regulatory authorities into the firm’s....More>>>
One of the nation’s best-known toolmakers, Stanley Black & Decker, said Thursday that it will move more manufacturing back to the U.S. from overseas, including construction of a new $35 million factory after acquiring the Craftsmanbrand from ailing retailer Sears Holdings.
Expanding American manufacturing makes “business sense” amid “pervasive” uncertainty....More>>>
Ford Motor Company and My Position
I have been invested in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) for some time now. I made my fist small investment in F three years ago, and mostly over the last two years I have increased my holding. As can be seen from previous articles I have written, I have been a bull of the company. At the current time I do not consider the stock a buy based upon an appreciation....More>>>
As Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss’s almost four-year-long pursuit to offer a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund or ETF nears its final deadline on March 11, developments in bitcoin continue to shift the calculus for tea-leaf readers.
On Thursday, bitcoin shed 10% of its price as two of the biggest Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges put a hold on withdrawals after the People’s Bank....More>>>
One country is taking over the world… It already has the world's largest population… Soon, it will surpass the United States as the world's biggest economy. In time, it will have the world's largest stock markets, too. It's not a matter of if, but when… The total market capitalization of the world's stock markets is now worth more than....More>>>
China led the world in expanding renewable energy capacity in the last year, and its set to grow by another 60% over the next half decade, according to a report released Tuesday by the International Energy Agency.
Integrating that capacity could be difficult however, given a slowdown in demand for electricity and the fact that renewables still compete with less costly fossil fuels.