Matthew Davison

Obama vs Romney: The Policies

Sep 04 2012 @ 04:40
With the Republican National Convention over we are starting to get a clearer, if still vague in a way befitting of Clint Eastwood’s speech, view of the the Romney/Ryan ticket’s economic platform. However, in the days since the the convention, conservatives have been very vocal in lending support to the GOP candidates for President and […]
 

What impacts will hosting the Olympics have on long-term tourism and job creation?

Aug 16 2012 @ 10:21
As the afterglow of the 2012 London Olympics begins to fade, the UK capital is hoping to take advantage of the recent exposure to radically boost tourism.  Despite rumours that the Olympics turned people off from the idea of visiting London, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt claims the long-term tourism trends will be much more telling […]
 

Standard Chartered Crisis Timeline

Aug 15 2012 @ 09:30
Standard Chartered (LSE:STAN) is a global bank offering financial services in nearly 70 countries.  Although headquartered in London, the bank is heavily involved in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.  The banking firm often provides its services in developing countries with emerging markets.  This business strategy made it one of the best performing banks during […]
 

Virgin Rail loses contract to FirstGroup

Aug 15 2012 @ 07:43
After 15 years of operating the West Coast Rail Line from London to Scotland, Virgin Rail lost its government contract to FirstGroup (LSE:FGP).  Reports claim FirstGroup offered the Department for Transport £5.5 billion for the 13-year contract, outbidding Virgin Rail by £750 million.  Since the announcement, FirstGroup’s share price has dropped due to speculation that […]
 

Will Barclays' change their public perception with the appointment of Sir David Walker?

Aug 14 2012 @ 07:34
Last week, Barclays (LSE:BARC) officially announced the appointment of Sir David Walker as its new chairman.  He will become one of the bank’s directors on 1 September and replace current Chairman Marcus Agius on 1 November. Sir David Walker has extensive experience in investment banking as well as government and regulations.  He has spent time […]
 

What does the release on July’s Retail Price Index mean for rail prices?

Aug 13 2012 @ 05:32
With the release of the official July 2012 Retail Price Index, rail passengers can now calculate how much more they will be paying on average for the same tickets.  Excluding Northern Ireland, where fares are not related to RPI, rail users will experience higher prices throughout the UK come 1 January 2013.  While RPI is […]
 

ObamaCare Benefits Stocks?

Aug 09 2012 @ 04:09
Supreme Court approves ObamaCare and stocks rise.  What impact will the uncertain Presidential election have on the market? Register for a free ADVFN account and gain access to real-time stock charts, streaming prices, information and data and follow ObamaCare’s and the 2012 Presidential race’s impact on the market. After the United States Supreme Court ruled […]
 

Genesee and Wyoming acquires RailAmerica; Share Price Rises

Jul 23 2012 @ 10:28
Several law firms are launching investigations into Genesee and Wyoming’s (NYSE:GWR) acquisition of RailAmerica (NYSE:RA).  The investigation seeks to resolve whether RailAmerica’s board appropriately searched for a deal that would provide the best value for its shareholders before agreeing to terms with GWI.  The current deal with GWI would pay shareholders $27.50 per share, an...
 
 
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