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This airline will pay you to relocate to Iceland and travel the world

“Now could be the time for a career change as WOW Air is offering the ultimate job for travel lovers by paying you to relocate to Iceland, before jetting off around the world as its official summer Travel Guide” writes Roshina Jowaheer for cosmopolitan.com. If escaping to Iceland and the world this summer sounds like your kind of job (yep, same here), all you have to do to apply is capture a short video of your hometown, including a fun travel tip and upload your entry at travelguide.wowair.com before 14…

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Gold Daily Review April 25, 2018

Gold Daily Review for April 25, 2018 If You Can’t Afford To Lose 30% Of Your Retirement Savings Today, You Must Own Gold It is not too late to invest in gold and make a profit at any age. Quite the contrary, with the market showing the early signs of a correction, it is, in my humble opinion, a perfect time to invest in precious metals.   Gold futures settle higher for first time in four sessions Gold settled higher Tuesday, for the first time in four sessions, finding support…

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Kobalt’s Revenue Grows 23.5 Percent, While Net Losses Continue to Widen

“Nevertheless, the publishing company shows it is making strides in helping the company to eventually attain profitability” writes Ed Christman for billboard.com. That represents a slight increase from the $3.3 million loss in EBITDA in 2016 when revenues were $21.65 million.Looking at the company by segment, music publishing remains the Kobalt’s centerpiece garnering $241.3 million in revenue, a 10.8 percent increase in revenue year-over-year.That operation doubled its revenue to $38.4 million from $18.6 million in 2016, but the earlier year was down from 2015’s $29 million in revenue.That performance compares…

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Takeda is buying Adderall maker Shire for $64 billion in pharma’s biggest deal of the year

“Takeda has reached a preliminary agreement to buy Adderall drugmaker Shire for $64 billion in the largest pharma deal of the year” writes Lydia Ramsey for businessinsider.com. US drugmaker AbbVie nearly acquired the company in 2014, but the deal collapsed due to changes in US tax law.The deal strengthens the Japanese drugmakers’ footprint in the US, where Shire has a large presence, and also expands its position in rare diseases like hemophilia. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Global banks fear China will limit JV control through new rules

“Giving foreign financial firms a controlling stake in their China securities joint ventures is a key part of China’s pledge to ease foreign ownership curbs, especially in the country’s trillion-dollar financial sector” reports businessinsider.com. If the NAV rule applied to the Western banks’ local units, as opposed to the global entity, most international banks would be ruled out. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Online hiring in Singapore surges year-on-year but employers stay cautious amidst restructuring: Monster.com

“Online hiring sentiment in Singapore has seen a stark increase amidst an optimistic hiring outlook for 2018, with steep growth recorded in certain sectors, says a recent study” writes Jonathan Loh for businessinsider.sg. It is based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities obtained from a “large representative selection” of career websites and online job listings in Singapore, according to Monster.com.The banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sectors continued to record sharp annual growth in online hiring activity at 26% year-on-year, down slightly from the 30% growth…

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BAT warns on forex headwinds; on track for growth

“British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.LN) said Wednesday that it expects to face translation headwinds of 7% on organic operating profit and 8% on earnings per share for the year if current exchange rates continue” writes Ian Walker for marketwatch.com. BATs said that although trading conditions remain challenging, the group remains on track for another good year of earnings growth, excluding the impact of currency translation. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Whitbread to spin off Costa Coffee business

“Whitbread PLC (WTB.LN) said Wednesday that it will spin off its Costa Coffee business into a separate business” writes Maryam Cockar for marketwatch.com. FTSE 100-listed Whitbread raised the final dividend to 69.75 pence a share from 65.90 pence, bringing the full-year dividend up to 101 pence from 95.80 pence.Whitbread said it will remain the owner and operator of its Premier Inn hotel business, while Costa will become a listed entity in its own right.Chairman Adam Crozier said the separation will provide enhanced focus for each business and give shareholders an…

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Lloyds pretax profit up 23% as PPI provision falls

“Lloyds’ underlying profit rose 6% to GBP2.00 billion, as total income rose 4% to GBP4.58 billion” writes Adam Clark for marketwatch.com. Pretax profit for the three months to March 31 increased to 1.60 billion pounds ($2.23 billion), from GBP1.30 billion the prior year.Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LLOY.LN) said Wednesday that pretax profit rose 23% in the first quarter of 2018, as the U.K. lender benefited from lower exceptional charges and rising net income.Net income was up 4% to GBP4.33 billion, as Lloyds improved its net interest margin, a key measure…

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