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Aug 19, 2019
Hong Kong companies feel heat of trade war
The ongoing trade war between the US and China is having a negative impact on listed companies in Hong Kong. An increasing number of Hong Kong-listed firms have cited the negative effects of tariffs on their business when issuing profit warnings in the last month, according to regulatory filings. The ongoing and escalating nature of trade tensions between the two major economies has evidently hurt sentiment and appears to have caused companies to restrain fut...
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Aug 16, 2019
Dark pool trading grows to its highest-level post-Mifid II
While equity trading in Europe fell in July, dark pool trading volumes swelled to the highest level since Mifid II was introduced nineteen months ago, according to analysis by research and consulting firm TABB Group. The research reveals that the total average daily trading volume for Europe’s equity markets during July declined 15 percent to €53 bn ($59 bn) while dark trading rose, accounting for 9.6 percent of all on-exchange activity. Such highs have n...
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Aug 16, 2019
NYSE steps into gap left by sell side with corporate access days
The ongoing changes to the sell-side corporate access model have led a number of market participants to step up and offer alternative ways for companies and investors to connect.  Alongside technology platforms and IR specialists, stock exchanges are also getting in on the act. Last week, the NYSE hosted the latest in its Investor Access days, where small and mid-cap companies are invited to the exchange’s New York headquarters for meetings with long-term investo...
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Aug 16, 2019
Saudi Aramco goes PR over IR for first earnings call
It’s been a big week for Saudi Aramco. The company delivered its first ever half-year financial report. It hosted its first ever earnings call. And it signed the biggest-ever inward investment deal with India.  The surface facts are very positive. Earnings of $46.9 bn in the first half of 2019 cemented its place as the world’s most profitable company, a higher figure than Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, BP and Total – its five largest competitors in the private ...
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Aug 16, 2019
Dallas-based CSW Industrials appoints new IR head
Dallas-based and Nasdaq-listed CSW Industrials (CSWI), a diversified industrial growth company focused on industrial products and specialty chemicals, has hired Adrianne Griffin as vice president of IR and treasurer, effective immediately.   Griffin will report to Gregg Branning, CSWI’s chief financial officer. Branning says in a statement: ‘I am pleased to welcome Adrianne to the CSWI team. She brings significant expertise and leadership to our organiz...
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Aug 15, 2019
Investors bullish on rates, reveals BofAML survey
Investors are bullish on rates, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) fund manager survey for August. The survey highlights that 43 percent of investors surveyed expect lower short-term rates and only 9 percent expect higher long-term rates over the next 12 months. Taken together, this is the most bullish survey view since November 2008. A recession is likely in the next 12 months, according to 34 percent of investors surveyed, while 64 perc...
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Aug 15, 2019
Jack in the Box’s DiRaimo announces retirement
Carol DiRaimo has announced that she will retire from her position as chief investor relations and corporate communications officer at Jack in the Box. Her last day will be tomorrow, August 16.   DiRaimo joined the company in July 2008 as vice president of investor relations and corporate communications, before being promoted to her current role in April 2017. Before Ja...
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Aug 15, 2019
SEC disclosure proposal sharpens human capital focus
The inclusion of human capital matters in regulatory plans to revamp corporate disclosures is likely to attract attention and require companies to examine how they approach that work, according to Laura Richman, counsel with Mayer Brown. The SEC last week proposed rule amendments that would update the description of business, legal proceedings and risk factor disclosures that registrants must make un...
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