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What Can We Expect from the US Dollar in 2021?
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What Can We Expect from the US Dollar in 2021?

2020 was a year of turbulence and fluctuations for the US dollar, as it dropped as low as it has been in a couple of years. What can we expect to happen as we look forward to next year? How Has 2020 Gone? USD tends to perform well against other currencies in times of economic turmoil, as investors look for the safety of the dollar. This helped it to climb earlier in the year, but the trend in the second half of 2020 has been for people to put their money into riskier investments, causing the dollar to drop. Indeed, the hope that 2021 will see other markets surge has led to investors putting more money into the likes of stocks and commodities. The euro and Swiss franc have both reached levels not seen since 2018, while even the uncertainty surrounding Brexit hasn’t stopped the...
Can alternative markets help boost the economy during the Pandemic?
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Can alternative markets help boost the economy during the Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the world’s economy, particularly, India. It has been largely responsible for the disruption of India's economy which is one of the fastest-growing globally. The economy generally began to decline as people were forced to stay at home amidst the lock-down period. Many businesses and companies had to stop operating which caused a drop in revenue. However, new and alternative markets have begun to emerge and are capable of significantly boosting the economy during this crisis. Here are some you may like to know. iGaming iGaming is becoming a trend among gamers and has taken a large proportion of the gaming industry in recent times. The introduction of VR and AR into the iGaming world has even made online gaming realistic, immersive,...
Starbucks Announces 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend
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Starbucks Announces 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend

SEATTLE, Oct 1st 2020-- Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced that its Board of Directors approved a 10% increase in the Company’s quarterly cash dividend. The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.41 to $0.45 per share and will be effective with the dividend payment to be distributed on November 27, 2020 to shareholders of record on November 12, 2020. This increase raises the Company’s annual dividend rate to $1.80 per share. “The Board’s decision to raise our quarterly dividend demonstrates confidence in the strength of our recovery and the robustness of our long-term growth model,” said Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president, and CEO. “Our cash flow generation is strong, and we remain committed to reducing our financial leverage while continuing to invest for fut...
M&M Acquire More Stake in MITRA Agro For $1 Million
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M&M Acquire More Stake in MITRA Agro For $1 Million

M&M has signed a share purchase agreement to buy additional 34,249 equity shares of MITRA Agro Equipments Pvt Ltd, an associate of the company, from its existing shareholders. The company currently holds 26 percent of the equity share capital of Mitra, and after the completion of the above transaction, it will hold around 39 percent of the equity share capital of Mitra on a fully diluted basis, Mahindra & Mahindra said in a filing to the BSE. The purchase of additional equity shares in MITRA Agro Equipments Pvt Ltd would support the company's farm equipment business in the horticulture sector, it added. After the acquisition of equity shares, Mitra would continue to remain an associate of the company, Mahindra & Mahindra said. The purchase at which these shares are...
Cab Aggregator Uber Secretly Plans an IPO
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Cab Aggregator Uber Secretly Plans an IPO

Soon after cab aggregator Lyft applied for nearly 2019 initial public offering, Uber is on the same path and the company issecretly planning to file for an IPO, marking the beginning of a race for thetwo ride-hailing giants to the stock markets. Most recently,Uber’s private market valuation was a whopping $72 billion value. Founded in2009, Uber has raised a total of nearly $20 billion in a combination of debtand equity funding. Uber’s currentchief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi previously said he expected the company to completean IPO in mid-2019 but today’s news puts Uber on pace to debut in the firstquarter of next year. “[Uber] has allthe disadvantage of being a public company, with the spotlight on us, with none of the advantages,” Khosrowshahi said. The com...
Mrs. Bector’s Food & Sansera Engineering Get SEBI Nod for IPO
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Mrs. Bector’s Food & Sansera Engineering Get SEBI Nod for IPO

Two companies of two different sectors have received regulatory nods to float initial public offerings (IPOs). Those two companies are biscuit maker Mrs. Bector's Food Specialties and automotive and aerospace component manufacturer Sansera Engineering. With this approval, SEBI has agreed upon a total of 65 IPO proposals in 2018. However, last year, it had cleared 46 proposals. Mrs. Bector's Food is a Ludhiana based food company and it filed its draft proposal on 13 August. The company counts firms like CX Partners and Gateway Partners as its backers. The IPO demanded a sale of shares worth Rs 800 crore by promoter Ajay Bector and CX Partners and Gateway Partners. It will result in 26-27% stake dilution, valuing the biscuit maker at Rs 3,000 crore ($428 million). CX Partners and...
US Based Startup Cloudflare to Launch a $3.5 billion IPO
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US Based Startup Cloudflare to Launch a $3.5 billion IPO

US startup Cloudflare whose software makes websites load faster and with greater security is planning to launch its initial public offering (IPO) that could value it at more than $3.5 billion. The company is expecting to go public in the first half of next year, joining a string of software and internet firms seeking to tap the stock market and capitalize on strong investor appetite and rich valuations. The IPO will be led by investment bank Goldman Sachs, however, the exact timing of the IPO has not been finalized. Founded in 2009 by Lee Holloway, Matthew Prince, and Michelle Zatlyn, Cloudflare as of now, has raised a total of $182.1 million. Cloudflare’s services help websites load faster and prevent security breaches. The company claims to have more than 154 data centers and se...
Dubai’s Largest Payment Processing Firm to Launch IPO
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Dubai’s Largest Payment Processing Firm to Launch IPO

Dubai-based payment processing firm called Network International which is the largest of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, is currently evaluating the possibilities and expecting to launch its initial public offering. The company is jointly owned by Emirates NBD and private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic. The company stated that its shareholders "are evaluating various strategic options with respect to NI, which may include a potential initial public offering.  At this point in time, no decisions have been taken as to whether NI or its shareholders will proceed with any such transactions.” However, if NI and its shareholders decide to move forward with any such transaction, further announcements will be made in due course. Earlier in September, the company’s ow...
China’s Meituan Dianping Raises $4.2 billion in Hong Kong IPO
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China’s Meituan Dianping Raises $4.2 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Meituan Dianping, Chinese online food delivery-to-ticketing services company has reportedly raised $4.2 billion in the world's largest internet-focused IPO in four years. Tencent Holdings-backed Chinese firm sold about 480 million primary shares at HK$69 ($8.79) each in the Hong Kong IPO. This IPO valued the company at around $52.8 billion. "Since the stock priced at the upper end of the range, it suggests institutions are holding a more positive view on the company and on this type of new economy IPOs," said Steven Leung, sales director at brokerage UOB Kay Hian. The funds collected by the company will help them to fortify itself against tough competition from its main competitor, food-delivery platform Alibaba-backed Ele.me. Both of these platforms, in a tough battle for market shar...
Tesla Rival NIO Raises $1 Billion in US IPO to Accelerate Growth
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Tesla Rival NIO Raises $1 Billion in US IPO to Accelerate Growth

One of the largest electric vehicle startup NIO which is also a rival of Tesla has reportedly has made its market debut on the US stock market with a $1 billion IPO (initial public offering). The company’s basic motive behind this move is to boost up the production of its electric vehicles as well as and expand their EV infrastructure. With this IPO, the company has become the first Chinese-backed electric vehicle startup to go public in the US. The startup was backed by Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. Last year, NIO raised up to $600 million in its latest financing round led by Baidu. “We had actually a healthy book and then some orders got pulled or reduced because of market conditions,” NIO’s chief financial officer, Louis Hsieh, said. It was last month that an ann...
China’s Maoyan Weiying to File an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
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China’s Maoyan Weiying to File an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

China’s largest online movie ticketing service Maoyan Weiying reportedly filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The Tencent-backed company, however, has yet not disclosed that when the IPO will be or other valuation details. But, according to the earlier reports of this year, Maoyan aims to raise up to $1 billion. This move has come soon after another Tencent investment, Meituan-Dianping, is preparing for its own debut (Meituan is also one of Maoyan’s investors). Both Meituan and Maoyan are an important part of Tencent’s online-to-offline services rivalry with Alibaba. Meituan holds the number one market share for online services in China in terms of market volume. Similarly, Maoyan is the largest online movie ticketing app service in China. It...
Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Falls Below $8000
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Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Falls Below $8000

In a recent news, Cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell below $8000, as investors stepped away from the risk exposure to cryptocurrencies, due to selloff in shares of technology and internet companies spilled over into other high risk assets Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a kind of electronic cash. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator, though some researchers point at a trend towards centralization. It  can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network directly, without the need for intermediaries, though intermediaries are widely used.   “It looks like the entire market is in a risk-off mood today. It started with the (FAANG) stocks, but the mood seems to be dragging down crypto markets as well at the moment,” said Mati Gree...