Case studies Monthly archive

Nov 27, 2019
A budding industry
Just over three years ago, Canopy Growth Corporation became the first cannabis company to list on a major stock exchange. It graduated from the TSX Venture Exchange to Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in July 2016, taking the ticker symbol WEED. At the time, the company’s market capitalization was around $1 bn. By late August 2019, that had risen to more than $8 bn. Commentators on the cannabis industry have likened the opportunity for wealth creation in a short perio...
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Nov 22, 2019
The week in investor relations: Global economy faces increased risks, investors told to expect lower returns, and China’s ETF market on the up
– The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says risks to the global economy have increased, reported the BBC. The organization predicts continued global growth of 3 percent per year but says issues such as a lack of co-ordinated action on climate change are hurting investment. ‘Without a clear sense of direction on carbon prices, standards and regulation, and without the necessary public ...
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Nov 20, 2019
Tough times, a new strategy and changing perceptions about retirement communities: Inside IR at McCarthy & Stone
McCarthy & Stone, the UK developer and manager of retirement communities, has experienced some of the most challenging changes a public company can go through. In less than a year, the company witnessed regulatory headwinds, changes in senior management, a profit warning and the launch of a new strategy. And that’s not to mention the ongoing saga of Brexit, ...
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Nov 15, 2019
Short lists announced for IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2019
IR Magazine has announced the short lists for the upcoming IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2019, taking place in Hong Kong on December 6. Far East Consortium International leads the field with eight nominations, while China Telecom has seven and Alibaba Pictures Group has six.  These front runners are followed by a group of companies with five nominations each: Anta Sports Products, China Resources Beer, China Unicom, Link Asset Management, Tai...
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Nov 15, 2019
Short lists announced for IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2019
The short lists have been released for the IR Magazine Awards – South East Asia 2019. Manulife US REIT leads the pack with seven nominations, followed by Century Pacific Food with five, including one in the rising star category for Giovanna Vera. Asia Aviation, CapitaLand, PETRONAS Dagangan and PTT Exploration & Production are close behind with four nominations each.  There are two different award categories at the event. For the awards-by-research cat...
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Nov 13, 2019
Localiza wins big at the IR Magazine Awards – Brazil
The investor relations community gathered in São Paulo yesterday to recognize outstanding achievements in the profession at the IR Magazine Awards – Brazil 2019. Localiza was the biggest winner, taking home four trophies, including a clean sweep of the large-cap categories. In total, the company won for best investor relations, best investor relations officer, (presented to Nora Lanari, director of IR), best investor relations by a CEO or CFO (presented to Mauric...
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Nov 11, 2019
Total talks award-winning IR, capital market days and ESG
Given all the investor attention on climate change, energy companies have had their work cut out explaining how they are preparing for a low-carbon future. One company to rise to the challenge is Total, which won the prize for best IR in the energy sector at the IR Magazine Global Forum & Awards 2019.  The awards are based on IR Magazine’s regional surveys of investors and analysts, which cover Europe, Asia and North America. Respondents are asked ...
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Nov 08, 2019
The week in investor relations: US and China plan to cancel tariffs, traders push for shorter working hours and SoftBank says sorry
– The US and China plan to start cancelling the tariffs they have imposed on each other, said the Chinese commerce ministry, according to Reuters. To reach a ‘phase one’ deal, the two sides must simultaneously cancel some of the tariffs, said Gao Feng, a ministry spokesperson. The US currently has a new round of tariffs planned ...
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