Signet Jeweler, the world's largest supplier of jewelery, in the second fiscal quarter of 2017 (end of the quarter - July 30, 2016) reduced the total sales over this year by 2.6%, to $ 1.4 billion, announced the company on Thursday.
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Chinese company Lenovo Group Ltd. is one of the world's largest personal computer and component producers. During the first fiscal quarter the company showed net profit growth by 64%. Press release of the company informs that Lenovo's net profit was $173 million for the period of April-June.
Rating agency Fitch Ratings says that the exit of Great Britain from the European Union could have a negative impact on housing market in the long term. However, according to Fitch's press release, it will not lead to a deep reduction of Great Britain's sovereign rating.
According to recent reports from China Mobile Ltd, one of the largest mobile service providers in the world by number of customers, the company's net profit increased by 5.6% in the first half of current year, or up to $9.1 billion. Press release of the company informs that earnings for the period from January to June increased by 7.1% and reached the level of 370.4 billion yuan.
Japan's Emperor Akihito at the age of 82 today made a speech in a video message to his country. The monarch expressed his concerns that at his age he is unable to carry out his direct duties in full. Message has been broadcasting on the state television. The Emperor said, that there are limits to which he intends to narrow its authority and act as "symbol of power".
Yesterday, the crypto-currency exchange Bitfinex in Hong Kong announced the stop of trade due to a hacker invasion to the company server. According to the statement from Bloomberg, a group of hackers has hacked one of the world's leading crypto-currency exchanges Bitfinex.
China introduced to the world the newest sample of the world's largest amphibious aircraft. The aircraft can equally well take off and land on a usual runway, and on the water surface. For the first time prototype was shown to the public at a ceremony in Guangdong, in southern China.
In afternoon trading on Thursday gold and European shares with the dollar went in different directions. Gold slightly rose against the background of today's meeting of the European Central Bank, as well as its opponents were down in price. The ECB as markets are expected, will leave the rate unchanged. However, the regulator is obliged to deal with new problems that could derail efforts on resuming growth and inflation.
Legal company Mishcon de Reya in London, the representative of certain groups of businessmen and scientists, notified the British Parliament about beginning of the legal procedure. The BBC reports that company intends to challenge the UK exit from the EU.