The AIC Financial Blog

CRUISE LINES BOUNCE IN CHOPPY MARKET

Two of the world’s biggest cruise ship  companies have seen their share prices rocket  in recent days as investors speculating on  which operators will survive the downturn  threw rescue lines to both. On Friday (20 March) shares in Carnival, the  biggest US cruise...

APPLE: WALKING ON AIR

After gaining over 100% in the last year, shares in technology giant Apple added another 3% in after-hours trading on Tuesday (28 January) after it reported better than expected fourth quarter sales. In a reversal of recent fortunes where iPhone sales have slipped,...

NETFLIX SIGNALS TOUGH START TO 2020

Streaming giant Netflix ended 2019 on a strong note with increased subscribers and revenue, but acknowledged it’s feeling the squeeze from rival streaming services run by Apple and Disney. The fourth quarter results included a 31% increase in revenue year-on-year,...

CHINA SNEEZES: WILL THE WORLD CATCH COLD?

The news that a new form of coronavirus had been identified in the major Chinese city of Wuhan was enough to send Asian stock markets into retreat on Monday (20 January) while in Europe, luxury-goods makers with Chinese order books also took a hit. Despite the start...

SUPERMARKET SWEEP

UK supermarkets experienced the worst Christmas period since 2015 as sales growth amongst the leading discount chains Lidl and Aldi failed to offset falling sales among the top four supermarkets. The ‘big four’– Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Asda – all suffered...