Archive for the ‘Global Businesses’ Category

Netflix shares soar as video service posts jump in subscribers

Netflix has shaken off growth worries with new subscriber numbers that beat estimates and sent its shares soaring. The video streaming company added 3.2 million international customers in the last three months, far more than the 2 million analysts had predicted. In the US numbers rose by 370,000, as hit shows such as Stranger Things […]

December 17, 2016   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Services, Business Survival, Business Win, Digital Business, Finance Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Uncategorized  No Comments

Ford’s profit doubles on European sales

Ford posted a record quarterly profit following strong sales in Europe and moving more pickup trucks and SUVs in North America. Profits for the three months to March rose to £2.6 billion, compared with £1.5 billion for the same period in 2015. The stronger performance in Europe helped Ford to outpace Detroit rival General Motors. […]

October 19, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Win, Global Businesses, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Sales of vinyl records lifted by music streaming

Music streaming sites are helping to drive sales of vinyl records- new research suggests. Half of consumers say they listened to an album online before buying a vinyl copy, according to an ICM poll. The behaviour is more common for people who use ad funded services such as SoundCloud or YouTube, suggesting free music can […]

August 21, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Digital Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Sales, Online Sales Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Google paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep search on iPhone

Google paid rival Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep its search function the default option on iOS devices, Bloomberg reports. A transcript of court proceedings from a copyright lawsuit against Google allegedly contains reference to a deal between the Silicon Valley firms. The alleged agreement involves Google paying Apple a percentage of revenue – […]

April 13, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Search Engines, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Commonwealth dream looms in Brexit campaign

Many Brexit champions suggest a Commonwealth is perfectly possible as an EU alternative. Eurosceptics campaigning for the UK to leave the European Union are keen to dismiss the idea that the move would leave the country economically isolated and bereft of trade alliances. They point out that the UK’s links with the 53 nation Commonwealth, […]

December 22, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Development, Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Survival, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Global Businesses, Growing Economy, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

British universities’ business incubator rated world’s best

A group of British universities has been rated the best in the world at helping scientists turn their creativity into cash. The SETsquared Partnership – a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey – was ranked “Number One” by respected independent research group, University Business Incubators (UBI). UBI analysed more than […]

December 11, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Growth, Business Win, Digital Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Jobs, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Bridgend wins for £181m new Ford engine project

Ford’s Bridgend plant will build the company’s new generation of petrol engines in a deal worth £181 million. The investment is backed by nearly £15 million from the Welsh government with production due to start in late 2018. Economy Minister Edwina Hart said the deal would “safeguard more than 750 skilled Welsh jobs for many […]

November 11, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Jobs, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

2015 shortlist for the MacRobert Award engineering prize

Three firms have been shortlisted for the MacRobert Award 2015- the UK’s longest running engineering prize. Artemis, Endomag and Victrex have carved out strong reputations in very different types of technology: wind turbines, cancer diagnostics, and ultra-thin plastics, respectively. Chair of the judging panel Dame Sue Ion said the variety and quality of the list […]

May 15, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, New Business Development, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

London Stock Exchange has best quarter for two years

The London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 100 managed to record its best quarterly performance for two years. However the three months run ended on a downbeat note as investors seized the opportunity to cash in some of their profits. Overall the FTSE 100 finished the day down 118.39 points at 6773.04., with worries about the lack […]

March 31, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Services, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Economy, Share Floatation, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

FTSE breaks 7,000 record

Britain’s benchmark FTSE 100 share index has risen above the psychologically important 7,000 level for the first time. The FTSE 100 has broken through the 7,000 level for the first time in its history, propelled by investor hopes that interest rates will stay at record lows and signs that Greece will stave off a deeper […]

March 23, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Finance, Business Growth, Business Win, Finance Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Economy, Share Floatation, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments