Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?) with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M $TWX, $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX According to the estimates Sunday, horror blockbuster It narrowly beat Kingsman: The Golden Circle and American Made starring Tom Cruise, with $17.3-M, compared to an estimated $17-M for the other 2 films. The official order will not be known until Monday morning when final weekend takes […]

Bitcoin Traders Defy PBOC Crackdown

Bitcoin Traders Defy PBOC Crackdown

Bitcoin Traders Defy PBOC Crackdown $TECHY Just a few weeks after the PBOC banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some Bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the cryptocurrency industry, Chinese traders say that the market is far from dead. While several exchanges announced that they will close Saturday, 30 October, traders have […]

United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX:U11) HEFFX Highlights

United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX:U11) HEFFX Highlights

United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX:U11) HEFFX Highlights Deputy chief inspector of the State Bank of Việt Nam Phạm Huyền Anh (second right) on Tuesday granted business licence to the Singapore’s United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB). — Photo SBV Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Deputy chief inspector of the State Bank of Việt Nam Phạm […]

United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX:U11) HEFFX Highlights

United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX:U11) HEFFX Highlights

United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX:U11) HEFFX Highlights Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are ranging. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 23.32. The projected upper bound is: 24.09. The projected lower bound is: 22.83. The projected closing price is: 23.46. United Overseas […]

United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX:U11) HEFFX Highlights

United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX:U11) HEFFX Highlights

United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX:U11) HEFFX Highlights Losses in the local banks again weighed down on the Singapore market, which lost ground for the second straight day. The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) shed 15.98 points, or 0.48 per cent, to 3,278.95, while overallon bourse came up to just 942 million shares worth S$1.1 billion. […]

China is Controlling Offshore Investments

China is Controlling Offshore Investments

China is Controlling Offshore Investments $AMC China’s controlling offshore investments makes sense, but that does not mean it is smart. It is tempting to see all manner of conspiracies behind the Chinese government’s recent crack down on companies that have expanded rapidly abroad. In fact, the reasoning behind the campaign is straightforward. The real problem is […]

Chinese Regulators Cracking Down on Overseas Acquisitions

Chinese Regulators Cracking Down on Overseas Acquisitions

Chinese Regulators Cracking Down on Overseas Acquisitions $AMC China plans to further tighten regulations on overseas acquisitions by Chinese companies and borrowing to fund those transactions, and has started closely scrutinizing the commercial aspects of the deals, three people familiar with the move said. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and the Ministry of […]

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA $TWX, $IMAX, $CMCSA, $AMZN Director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk saw a better-than-expected $50.5-M domestic debut, the best opening in recent memory for a World War II film and a testament to nothing notable on the bills. Overseas, the film  impressed, earning $55.4-M from its 1st 46 markets […]

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M $TWX, $IMAX $DWA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $VIA Wonder Woman posted the Top North American film debut of all time for a female director, and launches the 1st major studio film franchise featuring a female superhero; overseas, the movie took in $122.5-M for a $223-M global debut. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman grossed […]

Box Office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Beats ‘Guardians 2’, Takes $36-M

Box Office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Beats ‘Guardians 2’, Takes $36-M

Box Office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Beats ‘Guardians 2’, Takes $36-M $DIS, $FOX, $TWX ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ DOA, YA film adaptation ‘Everything, Everything’ lures young girls. Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant came in behind expectations at the domestic box office at the weekend with a $36-M take from 3,760 theaters for 1st place. […]

Apple’s Takeover Targets: Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Apple’s Takeover Targets: Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Apple’s Takeover Targets: Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) $AAPL, $NFLX, $DIS, $TSLA Friday, Citigroup listed 7 companies as potential takeover targets for Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL), including Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Walt Disney (NYSE:DIA) and Tesla Inc.(NASDAQ:TSLA), as a way to put its cash hoard of more than $250-B cash pile to work. With over 90% of its cash […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses $CMCSA, $LGF, $IMAX ‘The Circle,’ starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, comes in # 4 with $9.3-M; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ blasts off overseas with $101-M a week ahead of its domestic debut. In an unexpected upset, How to Be a Latin […]

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at $88-M; ‘Power Rangers’ at $40.5-M $DIS, $SNE, $TWX, $LGF ‘Beauty’ seeing $700-M worldwide as March revenue crosses a record $1-B in North America; elsewhere, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) space horror-thriller ‘Life’ loses gravity and Warner Bros.’ ‘CHIPS’ DOA. Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) live-action remake of the classic Y […]

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend $TWX, $CMCSA, $LGF, $CBS Overseas, the reboot debuts to $81.6-M for a global take of $142.6-M, ‘Logan’ falls to # 2 as it pasted $150-M in the US and $430-M worldwide. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island debuted bigger than expected in […]

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Marks Huge $85.3-M US Debut & $237.8-M Globally $FOX, $IMAX, $LGF, $CMCSA The Shack’ guides faith-based audiences; among Oscar winners, ‘Moonlight’ is shining after its best picture nod, enjoying its biggest weekend to date, as  ‘La La Land’ nears $400-M globally. Logan opened huge overseas, debuting to a near-record $152.5-M from 81 markets for a […]

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF ‘Rock Dog’ and ‘Collide,’ opened outside the Top 10; overseas, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ astounds in China with a record $94.3-M launch. Jordan Peele’s unique, race-conscious horror film Get Out peeled off an impressive $30.5-M debut at the North […]

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend $CMCSA, $TWX, $LGF ‘The Great Wall’ crumbles in its US debut, and the psychological thriller ‘A Cure for Wellness’ was DOA. Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, was the biggest disappointment, considering it cost a hefty $150-M to produce and was supposed to […]

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M $TWX, $IMAX, $LHF  ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ wins with the Men with a $30-M debut. S&M themed ‘Fifty Shades Darker’  Driven by the  Ladies Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie won the Valentine’s Day weekend box-office race with $55.6-M from 4,088 theaters, the Top […]

Experts Urge Repeal of Obama Era Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Experts Urge Repeal of Obama Era Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Experts Urge Repeal of Obama Era Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act FATCA turns law-abiding, middle-class Americans living overseas, of whom there are approximately 8-M, into financial pariahs Nigel Green, Founder/CEO of deVere Group, 1 of the world’s largest independent financial organizations, has launched a Washington, DC-based lobbying and media campaign to repeal the Foreign Account […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M $VIA, $CMCSA, $FOX, $LGF, $SNE De Niro’s not so funny ‘The Comedian’ also DOA this weekend, ‘La La Land’ tops $268-M globally. M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller Split stayed on Top of the North American box office for a 3rd frame running with $14.6-M from […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M $CMCSA , $IMAX, $VIA, $FOX, $LGF, $DIS, $TWX Over this Inauguration Weekend ‘The Founder’ and ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ faltered, ‘Xander Cage’ won the foreign race with $50.5-M and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ crossee $1-B globally. Horror ruled the Inauguration Weekend domestic box office. […]

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $IMAX, $CBS ‘Hidden Figures’ easily wins the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend with $26-M, ‘La La Land’ enjoys a big Golden Globes bump and ‘Rogue One’ approaches $1-B world wide. Notably it is only the 2nd time in […]

Wall Street Sees a Windfall, as Washington Works Out the Details

Wall Street Sees a Windfall, as Washington Works Out the Details

Wall Street Sees a Windfall, as Washington Works Out the Details $GS Wall Street can’t wait to get its hands on some of the $2.5-T cash pile that US companies have stashed overseas. Neither can Washington. In fact, a revenue-raising proposal by President Elect Donald Trump is what focused investors’ attention on the hoard of foreign […]

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally $DIS, $IMAX, $DWA, $CMCSA, $FOX Doctor Strange opened to $85-M from 3,882 theaters at the North American box office, adding another franchise to the expanding Marvel Studios and Disney (NYSE:DIS) superhero universe and putting the movie’s early global total at $325.4-M. Overseas, the film […]

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1 $TWX, $IMAX, $SNE, $LGF Thriller ‘When the Bough Breaks’ bows in 2nd place with $15-M,  ‘The Disappointments Room,’  DOA. Clint Eastwood’s Sully launched over the weekend to $35.5-M from 3,525 theaters at the North American box office for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, the top […]

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CBS, $LGF Holdovers ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Sausage Party’ stay #1 and # 2, respectively, Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ opened at the specialty box office, ‘Hell or High Water’ continues to impress. Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur DOA the […]

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M, ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M $CMCSA, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX Techno-thriller ‘Nerve’ hits with younger moviegoers, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary ‘Hillary’s America’ approaches $9-M. Universal’s a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Jason Bourne  topped the domestic box office with a strong $60-M from 4,026 theaters, one of the best showings of Summer […]

Box Office: Finding Dory Finishes at #1, Independence Day #2

Box Office: Finding Dory Finishes at #1, Independence Day #2

Box Office: Finding Dory Finishes at #1, Independence Day #2 $FOX, $DIS, $SNE, $AMZN, $CMCSA Independence Day: Resurgence failed to thrill at  the North American box office, coming in behind expectations with an estimated $41.6-M from 4,068 theaters. But, it debuting to $102.1-M from 57 foreign markets, including China, for a global tally of $143.7 for […]

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically $DIS, $LGF, $CMCSA, $TWX Finding Dory posted the biggest North American box office opening ever for an animated film, action comedy ‘Central Intelligence’ opened to a solid $34.5-M. 13 years after Finding Nemo hit theaters, Pixar and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) sequel Finding Dory made a record splash at […]

Qatar Plans Zones w/Tax Incentives to lure Overseas Investors

Qatar Plans Zones w/Tax Incentives to lure Overseas Investors

Qatar Plans Zones w/Tax Incentives to lure Overseas Investors Qatar is seeking to draw in more foreign investors and cut its dependence on gas revenues by setting up special economic zones that will allow for 100% overseas ownership. The world’s top LNG exporter is one of the richest countries per capita but faces a projected […]

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’ $TWX, $CMCSA, $ATVI, $LGF, $VIA New Line and Warner Bros.’, a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) spooky The Conjuring 2 easily beat big-budget video game adaptation Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 at the domestic box office this weekend with a $40.4-M debut from […]

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M $VIA, $CMCSA, $SNE Paramount’s, a unit of Viacon (NASDAQ:VIA) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (TMNT2) easily won the domestic  box-office race over the weekend. The family-friendly film topped the box office chart with $35.3-M from 3,701 theaters, more than 46% behind the […]

Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuted at $181.8-M Domestically

Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuted at $181.8-M Domestically

Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Debuted at $181.8-M Domestically $DIS The Superhero movie to become the 1st title of Y 2016 to cross $1-B, continuing Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) cinema domination Marvel Studios and Disney’s Captain America: Civil War launched to a mighty $181.8-M in North America at the weekend, launching the Summer box office, and […]

US Grain Traders Ban Unapproved GMO Grains

US Grain Traders Ban Unapproved GMO Grains

US Grain Traders Ban Unapproved GMO Grains $AGM, $BAYRY, $DOW, $MON, $BG, $SYT Across the US grain belt, top agricultural commodities handlers have banned GMO (genetically modified) crops that are not approved in all major overseas markets, shaking up a decades-old system that used the world’s biggest exporting country as a launchpad for new seeds […]

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences $DIS, $LGF When The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) executives Monday and pored over the weekend box-office returns, they were delighted +, as Jon Favreau’s  ‘The Jungle Book’ Scores Huge $103.6-M in its US debut, and took $291-M globally Favreau’s live-action/CGI hybrid lured all age groups, not […]