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15 декабря 2017, 18:38

BT Group: party line

Change a few assumptions and the telco company’s shares look too cheap

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15 ноября 2017, 12:13

Крупнейшие компании мира провели киберучения по защите от виртуальных угроз

В Лондоне состоялись очередные киберучения U.K. Cyber Security Challenge, в рамках которых компьютерные специалисты со всего мира соревновались в навыках отражения хакерских атак. На этот раз игры были сосредоточены на теме киберзащиты в сфере морских грузоперевозок. Поводом для того стала хакерская атака на Moller-Maersk в июне, в результате которой компания понесла убытки примерно на $300 млн.Помимо компаний, занимающихся разработкой решений в области кибербезопасности, к играм присоединились и крупные представители бизнеса, среди которых BT Group, Airbus и CISCO Systems. Кроме того, игры получили спонсорскую поддержку от британского Национального агентства по борьбе с преступностью и Банка Англии.На днях британские власти обвинили российских хакеров в кибератаках на СМИ и энергосистемы. С соответствующим заявлением вчера выступила премьер-министр Великобритании Тереза Мэй, которая упрекнула Россию в попытках вызвать раскол на Западе, распространяя дезинформацию. Кроме того, она обвинила Россию во вмешательстве…

02 ноября 2017, 20:51

Cincinnati Bell (CBB) Beats Q3 Earnings, Revenue Estimates

Cincinnati Bell Inc.'s (CBB) Fioptics video subscribers were up 7.6% year over year.

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02 ноября 2017, 15:01

Frontrunning: November 2

What We Know About the GOP Tax Bill Ahead of Today’s Rollout (BBG) How the GOP Tax Plan Would Affect Trump, Clinton Voters Differently (WSJ) Powell for Federal Reserve chair could support stocks bull market (Reuters) The New Fed Chair Will Watch an Economy Fraught With Risks (BBG) Trump calls for death penalty for Uzbek man (Reuters) 9/11 neighborhood shaken by truck attack fears it’s targeted (AP) Meet the Judge Presiding Over the Manafort and Gates Case (BBG) Tesla must stop overpromising, could need more finance (Reuters) This Is What Wall Street Wants to See From Apple’s Earnings Report (BBG) South Korea spy agency sees signs of planned new missile test by North (Reuters) EpiPen Failures Cited in Seven Deaths This Year (BBG) Bombardier CEO says CSeries jet engine delays are 'short-term' (Reuters) Bank of England Raises Interest Rates for First Time in a Decade (WSJ) Alibaba revenue up 61 percent, beats estimates (Reuters) Facebook, Take Note: In China’s ‘New Era,’ the Communist Party Comes First (WSJ) Overexposure, Not Anthem Protests, Blamed for NFL’s Ratings Woes (WSJ) Alibaba Lifts Outlook as China Consumer Spending Accelerates (BBG) China eyes greater U.S. access for its aircraft and parts with new deal (Reuters)   Overnight Media Digest WSJ - The White House has notified Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell that President Donald Trump intends to nominate him as the next chairman of the central bank, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move likely to combine continuity on interest-rate policy with perhaps a lighter touch on financial regulation. on.wsj.com/2ioMgxZ - Police said two people were killed and a third was injured in a shooting Wednesday evening at a Walmart in Thornton, Colorado, outside Denver. on.wsj.com/2inw00o - Hudson's Bay Co said it received an unsolicited offer for its German department store chain, Galeria Kaufhof, from its main rival in that country, but the company said the offer was incomplete and lacked financing. on.wsj.com/2int4AU - Under Armour Inc is shedding more of its senior leadership, including its chief marketing officer and the head of its women's business, as the sportswear company continues to grapple with declining sales. on.wsj.com/2ilulIo - Uber Technologies Inc's effort to close a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp is in danger of derailing as co-founder Travis Kalanick tussles with fellow board members, including Benchmark Capital, over the limits of his power at the ride-hailing giant, people familiar with the matter said. on.wsj.com/2imWFKy   FT * British defence minister Michael Fallon quit on Wednesday, saying his conduct had fallen below the high standards demanded of his position, the first resignation in a sexual harassment scandal in parliament. * British lawmaker Peter Hain said on Wednesday he has asked finance minister Philip Hammond to refer an unidentified UK bank to regulators for an investigation into possible involvement in alleged money laundering involving South Africa’s Gupta family. * U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate current Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell as the next chair of the U.S. central bank, according to two White House officials.   NYT - President Trump's bipartisan commission on the opioid crisis made dozens of final recommendations on Wednesday to combat a deadly addiction epidemic, ranging from creating more drug courts to vastly expanding access to medications that treat addiction, including in jails. nyti.ms/2in4BLV - President Trump touched off a sharply partisan debate over some of the most divisive issues in American life on Wednesday as he cited the terrorist attack in New York to advance his agenda on immigration and national security while assailing Democrats for endangering the country. nyti.ms/2inAqEg - Lawmakers released scores of political ads on Wednesday purchased by Russian agents on Facebook and Twitter that showed the extent of the Kremlin's attempts to polarize the American voting public on issues like race, police abuse and religion. nyti.ms/2inx0Sc - The Securities and Exchange Commission took a first step on Wednesday to head off the recent trend of celebrities endorsing new virtual currencies, warning that they could be breaking laws. nyti.ms/2inniiF   Canada THE GLOBE AND MAIL The Alberta government will intervene at the National Energy Board in an effort force the City of Burnaby to provide permits needed for construction of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. tgam.ca/2z6QuSQ Imperial Oil Ltd, the Canadian affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp, is getting ready for another growth spurt in the Alberta deposits that could include green-lighting the new 150,000 barrel-a-day Aspen project early next year. bit.ly/2iVsPkm Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp moved into global renewable-energy markets on Wednesday with the purchase of a portfolio owned by troubled Spanish energy company Abengoa S.A . tgam.ca/2z6ktu4 NATIONAL POST Canada will soon flex new legal muscles created by its recent passage of Magnitsky law to sanction individuals in both Venezuela and Russia, a Canadian government official confirmed. bit.ly/2iTIjp6   Britain The Times - Littlewoods, the retailer owned by the Barclay brothers, has lost a legal battle to recover 1.25 billion pounds ($1.66 billion) in interest on overpaid VAT after five Supreme Court justices unanimously dismissed the claim. bit.ly/2gTMSeJ - The completion of a $3 billion deal to buy fields from Royal Dutch Shell Plc has established Chrysaor as the biggest independent exploration and production company in the UK North Sea. bit.ly/2gTM6hC The Guardian - Sam Woods, a deputy governor of Bank of England, at an appearance before peers on the Lords EU financial affairs sub-committee on Wednesday warned that 10,000 jobs could leave the City on "day one" after the United Kingdom leaves the EU. bit.ly/2gWnpkF - British lawmaker Peter Hain has asked for an investigation into "possible criminal complicity" by HSBC Holdings Plc in a money laundering scandal involving South Africa's wealthy Gupta family, according to a letter sent to finance minister Philip Hammond. bit.ly/2gVtkqt The Telegraph - BT Group Plc has sparked government anger by "dragging its feet" over the legal separation of its network arm Openreach, amid concern that critical deadlines could be missed. bit.ly/2gUaLD1 - Spending on British television programmes will plummet by 500 million pounds a year over the next decade as Amazon.com Inc , Apple Inc and Netflix Inc seek to dominate the living room, the director-general of the BBC has warned. bit.ly/2gW3Clu Sky News - Thousands of BT Group Plc employees will be told later this month of proposed cuts to their pension benefits as the telecoms firm wrestles with a near 14 billion pound deficit in its retirement schemes. bit.ly/2gV7K5m - Struggling doorstep lender Provident Financial, has appointed Rick Hunkin as its first group chief risk officer. bit.ly/2gTPM37 The Independent - Designer furniture retailer Lombok has become the first UK company to be prosecuted and fined under illegal logging rules designed to stop the import of timber linked to widespread deforestation around the world. The company was prosecuted at Westminster Magistrates Court and fined 5,000 pounds plus costs. ind.pn/2gSCF2e - The United Kingdom has received a damning bill of health in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) latest gender gap report, trailing dozens of other countries in areas like primary education, economic participation and healthcare, at a time when the government is battling a slew of sexual abuse allegations. ind.pn/2gUtfTF  

06 октября 2017, 14:01

India 2017 - India’s Women in the Workforce

http://www.weforum.org/ India has among the lowest female labour force participation rates in the world, declining further in the last decade. How can Indian companies and policies ensure that women – comprising over 48% of the population – enter, stay and progress in the labour market? - Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group, United Kingdom - Manisha Girotra, Chief Executive Officer, India, Moelis & Company, India - Dipali Goenka, Chief Executive Officer and Joint Managing Director, Welspun India, India - Al Rajwani, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, India, Procter & Gamble, India Moderator - Maithreyi Seetharaman, Anchor, Euronews, United Kingdom

22 сентября 2017, 02:18

New York 2017 - Achieving Internet for All - Report back

http://www.weforum.org/ Approximately half of the world’s population has no means of connecting to the internet. This workshop aims to develop platforms that facilitate public-private collaboration to close the “digital divide” by expanding internet access. - Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group, United Kingdom; Young Global Leader - Anusha Rahman Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication of Pakistan - Janet Longmore, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Canada - Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and Information Communication Technology of Rwanda - Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Minister of State for Information and Communication and Technology of Bangladesh - Park Yuhyun, Founder and Chief Citizenship Officer, DQ Institute, Republic of Korea - Joakim Reiter, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone Group, United Kingdom - Kaan Terzioglu, Chief Executive Officer, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri, Turkey - Lauren Woodman, Chief Executive Officer, NetHope, USA With - Manu Bhardwaj, Director, Research and Insights, Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard, USA - Molly Gavin, Vice-President, Government Affairs and Sustainability, Qualcomm, USA - John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, United Kingdom - Mai Oldgard, Senior Vice-President, Sustainability, Telenor Group, Norway - Elizabeth Sugg, Whip, Department for International Development, House of Lords of the United Kingdom - Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation, USA Facilitated by - Njideka Harry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), Nigeria

22 сентября 2017, 02:18

New York 2017 - Achieving Internet for All - Report back

http://www.weforum.org/ Approximately half of the world’s population has no means of connecting to the internet. This workshop aims to develop platforms that facilitate public-private collaboration to close the “digital divide” by expanding internet access. - Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group, United Kingdom; Young Global Leader - Anusha Rahman Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication of Pakistan - Janet Longmore, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Canada - Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and Information Communication Technology of Rwanda - Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Minister of State for Information and Communication and Technology of Bangladesh - Park Yuhyun, Founder and Chief Citizenship Officer, DQ Institute, Republic of Korea - Joakim Reiter, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone Group, United Kingdom - Kaan Terzioglu, Chief Executive Officer, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri, Turkey - Lauren Woodman, Chief Executive Officer, NetHope, USA With - Manu Bhardwaj, Director, Research and Insights, Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard, USA - Molly Gavin, Vice-President, Government Affairs and Sustainability, Qualcomm, USA - John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, United Kingdom - Mai Oldgard, Senior Vice-President, Sustainability, Telenor Group, Norway - Elizabeth Sugg, Whip, Department for International Development, House of Lords of the United Kingdom - Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation, USA Facilitated by - Njideka Harry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), Nigeria

21 августа 2017, 15:05

Frontrunning: August 21

Trump to present vision for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan war (Reuters) Trump Struggles to Move Past Bannon, Starting With Afghanistan (BBG) Final Plans Under Way as Solar Eclipse Nears (WSJ) Yellen, Draghi Head to Jackson Hole Amid Inflation Unease (BBG) Moscow calls U.S. visa move attempt to stir up unrest in Russia (Reuters) Cohn Solidifies Lead in Race to Replace Yellen, Economists Say (BBG) Britain confident of moving onto second phase of Brexit talks (Reuters) First Round of Talks to Revamp Nafta Reveals Friction (WSJ) Ten Sailors Missing After U.S. Warship Crash Near Singapore (BBG) ADP Rejects Board Nominees From Ackman’s Pershing Square (WSJ) Marchionne’s Fiat Review Spurs Great Wall Interest in Jeep (BBG) Sempra Energy Reaches Deal to Buy Oncor After Outbidding Berkshire (WSJ) Total Buys Maersk Oil for $5 Billion (WSJ) China Banks' Interbank Lending Falls for First Time Since 2010 (BBG) 'America First' protesters face off with opponents at California beach rally (Reuters) Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues overnight (Reuters) China's Great Wall confirms interest in Fiat Chrysler (Reuters) Imam Emerges as Suspect in Barcelona Attack (WSJ) Lebanon foiled suicide bomb attack on Australia-Abu Dhabi flight (Reuters) Intel Says New PC Chip Is ‘Once-in-a-Decade’ Performance Boost (BBG) Uber raises Hong Kong fares amid legal tangles (Reuters) Your Car Is Now Worth Less Than You Think (BBG) Rosneft, Trafigura close $12.9 billion purchase of India's Essar Oil refinery (Reuters)   Overnight Media Digest WSJ - Opening-round talks to remake the North American Free Trade Agreement revealed early fissures dividing the U.S. from Mexico and Canada, including a Trump administration proposal to require a "substantial" portion of autos and auto parts produced under the pact be made in the U.S. on.wsj.com/2ijkBlt - Sempra Energy has reached a deal to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion after swooping in to snatch the power-transmission company away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc . on.wsj.com/2iijqmf - Ten U.S. sailors were missing and five were injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel near the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, U.S. Navy officials said, making it the second destroyer accident in just over two months. on.wsj.com/2ijplHG - The Samsung conglomerate is pressing ahead with efforts to build a full-fledged prescription-drugs business, inking a deal with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co to develop novel drugs for hard-to-treat diseases. on.wsj.com/2iimI8S - Electronic Arts Inc and the National Football League are teaming up to create an annual videogame tournament aimed at a different kind of esports competitor: the player sitting at home on the couch. on.wsj.com/2ijOe66 - Jerry Lewis, the frantic funnyman whose knack for broad comedy took him from the Borscht Belt of upstate New York to the pinnacle of 20th-century stardom, has died, according to his manager. He was 91. on.wsj.com/2ij2uff   FT This week UK will propose a "new and unique" court to oversee post-Brexit relations between the Britain and the European Union, as the Conservative government tries to force the pace of exit talks. BT Group Plc's EE is planning to threaten the telecoms regulator Ofcom with a High Court challenge on Monday, over its planned auction of mobile spectrum. Three asset managers -- Union Investment, Erste and Acadian -- have banned investments in German carmakers from some of their funds, after Brussels announced an investigation of alleged industry collusion. Britain's National Grid Plc has warned that using a powerful and fast electric car charger at home will trip a main fuse if owners use other "high demand" energy items, such as kettles, ovens and immersion heaters, at the same time.   NYT - Prodigy Finance, the lender that makes loans to international postgraduate students, said on Sunday that it had raised $40 million in new equity financing. It also said it had secured a $200 million credit line from an undisclosed bank. nyti.ms/2vVs7pL - Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society became the latest nonprofit groups to cancel galas at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. nyti.ms/2xhMUmZ - Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Google have signaled to Hollywood that they are serious about entering a television landscape that Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc shook up just a few years ago. Their arrival will make an already hypercompetitive industry even more ferocious. nyti.ms/2x5brvZ - For the past five months, a group of litigants has been trying to hold Andrew Anglin, the founder of the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, to account for some of his actions. Serving him papers has been a daunting task. nyti.ms/2fXZbcG - Marketing specialists and risk management consultants predict that it would be difficult for Tiki to move past the perception that it had been embraced by racist organizations after bamboo torches produced by Tiki Brand were used to light the way by white nationalists protesting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. nyti.ms/2fWTRq9   Canada THE GLOBE AND MAIL ** As the Canada-Europe free-trade deal comes into force, Maersk Line is adding new service between Montreal and ports on the Mediterranean Sea in a bid to tap new flows of goods. tgam.ca/2vRZVpu ** The United States has formally demanded the Chapter 19 dispute resolution panels favoured by Canada be scrapped from the NAFTA and broached the thorny subject of government procurement and contracting in the first round of trade talks. tgam.ca/2vRC4WF ** Former Haisla Nation chief councillor Ellis Ross has said an international consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell Plc is committed to crunching numbers to determine the economic viability of the LNG Canada project in Kitimat. tgam.ca/2vROKwL NATIONAL POST ** After controversial events were canceled at two Toronto campuses this week, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer said universities have the right to decide which "outside groups" they give platforms to. bit.ly/2vRskMj   Britain The Times - IVP, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley which has backed Snapchat, Twitter and Netflix, is understood to be in advanced talks to invest tens of millions of pounds in Transferwise. bit.ly/2ij4zrC - O2 Chief Executive Mark Evans has told BT Group Plc and Three that a dispute about the airwaves could damage the economy and harm consumers. bit.ly/2ij4Nis The Guardian - Plans to hit rail commuters with the biggest fare rises in five years will force many key workers, including nurses and teaching assistants, to quit their jobs, the biggest public-sector union Unison warned on Saturday. bit.ly/2ihrSSF - Silver Reel, the Swiss finance and production company behind films including the upcoming Breathe, Andy Serkis's directorial debut featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, is launching a 50-million-euro ($58.76-million) fund to make TV drama in Britain, taking advantage of the weakening of the pound since the Brexit vote. bit.ly/2ijrUcy The Telegraph - The Financial Times has reported a small profit for its first year under Japanese ownership, following its debt-fuelled 844 million pound ($1.09 billion) takeover by the publisher Nikkei. bit.ly/2iiLZA4 - Glennmont Partners, formerly BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners, said the institution-only refinancing of Sleaford Biomass Plant is the largest of its kind in the sector to date. bit.ly/2iiX3Nu Sky News - IVP, whose roll-call of deals includes Snapchat parent Snap, Twitter and Netflix, is close to a deal to invest tens of millions of pounds in TransferWise. bit.ly/2ihq785 - More than a third of parents dip into their savings to fund back-to-school costs of almost 175 pounds, according to Nationwide Current Accounts' annual survey. bit.ly/2iiQ3jG

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28 июля 2017, 14:53

Will Level 3 Communications' (LVLT) Q2 Earnings Disappoint?

Customer concentration, foreign currency exchange rate risks and a highly competitive enterprise communications market may hamper Level 3 Communications, Inc.'s (LVLT) second-quarter 2017 earnings.

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06 июля 2017, 23:07

Why Should Investors Dump Level 3 Communications Stock?

On Jul 5, 2017, Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) was downgraded to Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) from Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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