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Apple should address youth phone addiction, say two large investors

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Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on Saturday asking the company to consider developing software that would allow parents to limit children’s phone use, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Sunday. Jana and CalSTRS also asked Apple to study the impact of excessive phone use on mental health, according to the publication. CalSTRS and Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Jana and CalSTRS together control about $2 billion (£1... Read More »

FICA Young Investors Wall Street Summer Camps for Students Ages 8-19


During the past eighteen years, the Future Investor Clubs of America’s (FICA) nationwide financial intelligence training summer camps has an international reputation of providing outstanding curriculum in the classroom, awesome financial field trips and real life financial market experiences. According to FICA's President and CEO, Mr. Frank Parks, "last summer was no exception especially for students attending the camp held at Manhattan Prep in New York." Students attending the New York, FICA summer camp financial intelligence training event; h... Read More »

Startup Amsterdam launches Amsterdam Capital Week


More than 20 events at various locations throughout the city will be dedicated to putting start-ups in touch with venture capital. The aim of Amsterdam Capital Week is to inspire new investments and long-term partnerships. The programme Several parties have joined forces to ensure that Amsterdam is the 'Capital of start-up capital' for one week. A varied programme has been compiled, including events such as: Capital On Stage: 20 international VCs present themselves to selected European start-ups Get in the Ring: Pitch training and s... Read More »

Lloyds Bank: Eurozone shares show biggest decline as investors surge towards safe haven assets


Eurozone shares sees largest annual decline in sentiment since the start of the survey Gold and UK government bonds are the only asset classes to enjoy a monthly increase in sentiment Actual market performance shows price declines for nine out of ten asset classes, with UK government bonds recording the only increase UK shares, whilst continuing to be viewed positively, saw the second biggest decline in sentiment to 26%, reversing the 14pp increase seen last month for the asset class, bringing it back to pre-election levels in May. The “... Read More »

H&M named as a 2015 world’s most ethical company


“Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at H&M for this extraordinary achievement.” Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognises those companies that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. Being a five time honouree emphasises H&M’s commitment to leading ethical standards and practi... Read More »

BASF: Mobile app demonstrates cooling energy savings potential of Micronal® PCM


Users of the app can enter the cooling load of a building conventionally calculated according to VDI 2078. After entering some additional data on the building situation and the desired PCM building material, they are provided with a figure which is a reduction factor for this cooling load, optimized for the application in question. This reduction factor is calculated on the basis of forecast dynamic simulations in standard rooms and applies the user's data to a suitable reference building, extrapolating it to the actual construction project in ... Read More »

E.ON launches Enerji Almanya


E.ON has launched Enerji Almanya, a new retail brand under which it will market power to Turkish families and businesses in Germany. The Essen-based E.ON subsidiary will offer customers bilingual service and a usage-forecasting tool that will help them keep their energy costs under control. Enerji Almanya’s initial portfolio consists of two products, one of which has a three-year price guarantee. Christian Drepper, Managing Director of Enerji Almanya, said: “Our products and services are designed to make life easier for Turkish families and ... Read More »

Allianz: Markets love central-cank gifts


Interestingly, central banks themselves are less confident than markets and, again, for good reasons. They don’t like being the only policy game in town, particularly given the extent to which economic growth has repeatedly undershot their expectations and forecasts. After all, monetary policy makers don't have the tools to remedy long-term neglect of growth drivers such as infrastructure investment and labor-market reforms; unbalanced demand patterns involving a mismatch between the willingness and ability to spend; and pockets of excessive in... Read More »

Barclays recommends investors take advantage of supportive monetary policy


The combination of muted inflation and mildly better growth should allow easy monetary policy by major central banks to continue in 2015, according to Barclays’ latest flagship quarterly research publication Global Outlook: A more favorable backdrop for risk assets. “The biggest change in the last quarter is how much more supportive we expect major central banks to be,” said Ajay Rajadhyaksha, Co-Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Research. “Deflationary pressures should allow for easy monetary policy to continue in Europe and ... Read More »

Lloyds Banking Group: UK investors energised by opportunities in infrastructure


A third (33.1%) of investors say they are planning to invest in energy projects in the medium to long term, with more than a quarter (28.2%) saying they may increase their exposure to transport projects. Commercial construction (23.8%) and residential projects (19.9%) are two other areas of interest to a high proportion of investors – both of which have been linked to possible foreign investment recently. And just 26.5% of investors are not planning to increase their exposure to UK infrastructure in the medium to long term. Rise in financ... Read More »

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