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  • Nokia suspending production at Indian phone plant [View news story]
    True, S, except it's not so much the government as the bureaucracy they have to work through; when they are millions strong, and know their cushy jobs may be under threat, they can be very difficult to move!
    Oct 9, 2014. 11:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BNP looks for way around dollar clearing ban [View news story]
    Thanks NYC, I'll check it out, though there's no guarantee it's the same here in France. By coincidence I'm with CA (central region; it's run more like a franchise, here).
    Oct 9, 2014. 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Accidentally Helps Watsa As BlackBerry Finds Love In New York, Tokyo And Seoul [View article]
    Looks like my prescience worked for once? You're spot on ZK, for most stocks, not just for BBRY, as the whole market is badly overblown, given how dodgy the reported economic "growth" is. I wont promise you this is the beginning of the end, but history shows it can't be far off! The sad thing is, most of those actively trading get so engrossed, they can't see the forrest for the trees; it's those who keep an eye on the big picture who will prosper...
    Oct 9, 2014. 11:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Accidentally Helps Watsa As BlackBerry Finds Love In New York, Tokyo And Seoul [View article]
    Are you kidding? The whole market is about to head south, with some falling faster than others, but I'd be very surprised to see many strong climbers in the coming months. Don't depend on the holiday season, which has become limper each year, recently!
    Oct 9, 2014. 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Accidentally Helps Watsa As BlackBerry Finds Love In New York, Tokyo And Seoul [View article]
    You guys are comparing a mouse to an elephant, and success for BBRY need not have much effect on Apple's. On the other hand, if I was a doctor, and could chose between two tools that can do the job, I'd probably buy both (most are paid well enough) and I wouldn't be surprised if the one I don't have to carry in my hand is the one I'd end up using most. A threat to Apple? By no means, at least for a few years to come, for although many iPads will mostly be gathering dust (or gifted to the kids) it's still a sale!
    Oct 9, 2014. 11:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport: Microsoft Surface Part Deux [View article]
    I very much doubt that, L; if Apple fans were ready to consider other products, they would have stopped queuing for new up-dates by now, and Samsung's much nicer looking (at least to my mind) Galaxies would have taken the crown. Unless BBRY change track and start putting out some serious marketing, then three years from now, most people still won't know the Passport exists. I'm not saying it won't be a big seller, I think it will be, but only in niche markets like medical and corporate, which just don't have the numbers to challenge iPhone sales.


    If they bought out a sufficiently innovative tablet for the same markets, though, they might just threaten the iPad, which (just as Thorsten Heins predicted, to much ridicule!) is already showing signs of being on its last legs...
    Oct 8, 2014. 08:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells Fargo sees improving capital markets revenues at big players [View news story]
    Whoopee; here comes the next bubble!
    Oct 8, 2014. 07:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells Fargo sees improving capital markets revenues at big players [View news story]
    If you must have dividends, there are much better options; I doubt that BAC will ever offer more than peanuts, given recent history...
    Oct 8, 2014. 07:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BNP looks for way around dollar clearing ban [View news story]
    A bit of a nuisance, as BNP Paribas is the only French bank I've found, so far, which offers a multi currency account; why are there so few offering this, in this so called "global economy"? I don't know if I qualify yet, as they'll not give this information until I've arranged a RDV (so probably not). Again, why is it so involved?

    Will those 13 executives who got thrown out (hurray!) be facing criminal charges? Why do I think this unlikely?
    Oct 8, 2014. 07:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BNP settles lawsuit with $8.9B fine, dollar clearing suspension [View news story]
    Wow, 13 executives getting the boot; that makes a nice change! All we need now is a few jail sentences... ah no, I forgot; if there's enough money in play, you only have to "settle"...
    Oct 8, 2014. 07:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Messenger Lags Behind Its Peers When It Comes To Digital Payments [View article]
    Interesting article, but I'd think that hurrying up, or worrying about market share, is not so important to FB; most users will most likely switch to it when it becomes available. The important thing is to make sure it works properly, as any snafus where money is concerned, have lasting consequences...
    Oct 8, 2014. 07:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Messenger Lags Behind Its Peers When It Comes To Digital Payments [View article]
    As are its many competitors. The puzzle for me is why does FB have two messaging apps?
    Oct 8, 2014. 07:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia suspending production at Indian phone plant [View news story]
    It's an easy fix, isn't it, lowering taxes and giving other incentives, but it costs money, and only works once, and then other places do the same thing until everyone is back where they started. Everyone, that is, except the executives, who take the money, call it profit, and award themselves even bigger bonuses as a result...
    Oct 8, 2014. 07:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Accidentally Helps Watsa As BlackBerry Finds Love In New York, Tokyo And Seoul [View article]
    Boasting again MB? The Password does seem to have made a difference, and may be enough to set BBRY on the road to success (but I do wish they'd be a bit more transparent with things like sales figures) but it was touch and go for a long time!
    Oct 4, 2014. 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Accidentally Helps Watsa As BlackBerry Finds Love In New York, Tokyo And Seoul [View article]
    Poor TA! Never mind, it's an interesting article.

    Not wishing to seem picky, but a "steep learning curve", means that one can master a new skill quickly and easily (yes, I know, a lot of people use it wrongly)...
    Oct 4, 2014. 11:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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