May 19th, 2016
As the impeachment process in Brazil unfolds, on May 11th the Senate asked Dilma Rousseff to step aside for up to 180 days while the chamber analyses and considers her removal from office. Since May 12th, Vice-president Michel Temer has taken office as interim president and nominated a brand new team for his government.
May 13th, 2016
On 10 May, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its latest strategy in fighting off the omnipresent threat of Mexicans and others flooding the US – that is Mexican and craft beer, of course – which have curbed Budweiser’s market relevance and resulted in a 16% volume decline over five years.
May 10th, 2016
US department stores retailer J.C. Penney made a major splash on Monday, 9 May 2016, when it announced that it would be expanding its major appliances offerings to nearly 500 stores in the US and would be offering the products on jcp.com after a trial in February.
May 4th, 2016
Apple Inc (Apple) lost a trademark suit against a Chinese company in China. The Beijing Municipal High People’s Court ruled that Xintong Tiandi Technology is allowed to sell handbags and other leather goods with the brand name iphone in China.
March 22nd, 2016
The bomb explosions in Brussels on the 22nd March 2016 are another example of the heightened tensions which have emerged across developed markets since 2015.
March 17th, 2016
Two key points that emerged from the UK Chancellor’s 2016 Budget on 16th March 2016 were the worsening outlook for the UK economy and the issue of income inequality.
February 18th, 2016
On Wednesday 17th of February, Turkey was again the victim of a blast in the capital Ankara, leaving at least 28 people dead and 61 injured. Turkey has been hit by multiple of attacks in recent months, and there were already strong concerns that the country could be targeted by further stronger attacks. Although it […]
February 8th, 2016
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February 2nd, 2016
In response to an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in much of Latin America, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel alert for 22 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, encouraging travellers to affected areas to take extra precautions to avoid exposure to the virus.
January 30th, 2016
It looks like Walmart’s New Year’s Resolution is to shed stores. On 15 January 2016, the company announced that it would close 269 stores globally, including a surprising 154 in the US, its home market. In both cases this is a relatively small portion of its stores.