PwC report: China’s listed banks stable in first half

China’s listed banks entered a period of stability with steady growth and lower non-performing loan ratios and overdue loan ratios in the first half of the year, but pressure for competition may mount and lenders need to increase their pricing and cost control abilities, according to a report. The report by PwC, which surveys financial results… Please follow and like us:

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Harley dealers find pre-owned a hit in Q2

New unit sales reported as ‘strong’ by 25 percent of dealers An online survey of Harley-Davidson dealerships in the U.S. and Canada revealed that 58 percent described their business performance in Q2 as “below plan.” Another 25 percent said they were “on plan,” with just 17 percent reporting “above plan.” Those were among the results compiled… Please follow and like us:

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While Stock Market Soars, US Farmers Struggle

The annual Farm Progress Show held every other year in Decatur, a town situated among the vast corn and soybean fields of central Illinois, is one of the largest farming exhibitions in the world, where manufacturers and suppliers show their latest and greatest products and equipment. In some cases, it’s a starting point for farmers researching… Please follow and like us:

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Best Buy sees best sales gain in seven years, but its stock price takes a dive

MINNEAPOLIS — Best Buy Co. celebrated on Tuesday its biggest quarterly sales jump in seven years — and then its stock plummeted. Such is the up-and-down life of retailers these days trying to prove themselves to investors amid the formidable shadow of Amazon. The retailer, based in suburban Minneapolis, posted a 5.4 percent jump in comparable… Please follow and like us:

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Mid-Year Outlook: The Resurgence Of Emerging Markets

The first half of 2017 has been bright for emerging markets, generally speaking. My colleagues Stephen Dover, chief investment officer of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Chetan Sehgal, director of Global Emerging Markets/Small-Cap Strategies and Carlos Hardenberg, senior vice president, director of Frontier Markets Strategies, examine factors boosting sentiment this year and point to some themes and… Please follow and like us:

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