Here's a challenge — name a biotech that's not a small company with one potential blockbuster in the works or an industry giant that's acquiring the hottest new technologies. Got one? Great! Now try to name four more. The fact is, midsize biotechs (Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Medivation are couple of examples) are a rarity these days, and that's a problem for patients, doctors and investors. Start-ups that are in the process of developing and drawing from a foundation of knowledge are ofte
Suncor Energy Inc launched a hostile bid for Canadian Oil Sands Ltd as the slump in oil prices encourages consolidation in Canada's oil sands industry, which has one of the world's highest operating costs and lowest prices. Canadian Oil Sands and Suncor are among stakeholders in Canada's largest synthetic crude project, Syncrude, in northern Alberta. Alberta's oil sands are the world's third-largest crude reserves after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela and a leading source of U.S.
Glencore Plc jumped the most on record in Hong Kong in heavy trading after reports that the commodities giant is talking to potential buyers for its agriculture business. Shares in the trading and mining company surged as much as 72 percent to their highest since Aug. 31, extending a period of high volatility into a second week. The surge in Glencore’s trading volume relative to its 100-day average was the highest among Hong Kong-listed stocks, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Sing
Biotech stocks surged on Wednesday, with the popular biotech ETF (IBB) rising almost 5 percent. And according to one technician, there are more gains ahead for the recently beleaguered biotech stocks. On Wednesday, Rich Ross of Evercore ISI said the biotech ETF could spike almost 19 percent. A previous bounce off the $285 support level indicates the potential for another rally, he said. "I think this double bottom in here is going to set this stage for a move as high as the 100-day moving average,&qu
Amazon.com Inc. will stop selling media-streaming devices from Google Inc. and Apple Inc. that aren’t easily compatible with its video service, the latest example of the company using its clout to promote products that fit with its own retailing strategy. The Seattle-based Web retailer sent an e-mail to its marketplace sellers that it will stop selling the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast since those devices don’t "interact well" with Prime Video. No new listings for the products
Oil’s holding near $45 while the bad news keeps coming. For investor Jim Rogers, that’s usually a sign a rebound’s round the corner. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is still pumping near record amounts of oil, China’s imports have slowed and U.S. crude stockpiles remain about 100 million barrels above the five-year seasonal average. Yet, U.S. benchmark prices have held steady for more than four weeks since plunging to a six-year low at the end of August.
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