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Little Labour left?

Rob Hosking at NBR asks What’s Left for Little’s Labour?

The path of the most recent ten years in what is now a 100-year history of the party is less illustrious.

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Nabors Posts Huge Quarterly Loss on C&J Impairment

Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) reported first-quarter 2016 results after markets closed Monday. For the quarter, the oilfield services company reported an adjusted diluted net loss per share of $1.41 on revenues of $430.8 million. 372 more words

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Deutsche Bank Raises Price Targets on Top Oil Services Stocks to Buy

Any time a commodity-based sector sees a huge fall in the price of the commodities that are the core of its sector, one thing is sure to happen. 781 more words

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Hosking slams MediaWorks over leak

NBR journalist Rob Hosking has been scathing of MediaWorks after it was revealed today that at least two of their employees had been responsible for a leak of a confidential OCR announcement from a lock-up. 1,300 more words


Sock puppetry, shilling and lying

There were some prominent accusations of political sock puppetry yesterday.

Mickysavage at The Standard: The sock puppets, the media and the UBI

And now for the second “contribution”, this one from the sockpuppets at the Taxpayers Union.  

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Late Labour unspinning

Again Labour have launched policy proposals without any apparent plan to manage the publicity nor the reaction.

The Universal Basic Income idea is worth discussing (this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth implementing) but Labour seemed to quickly lose control of the narrative, with focus on the Gareth Morgan suggested $211 per week level of payment and the overall potential cost. 458 more words


RBC Sees 4 Energy Stocks as Potential Buyout Candidates

It happens every year, and 2016 won’t be any different. Larger companies looking to add to growth in addition to that of the organic or internal variety scan the field for purchases and acquisitions that are easy to bolt on and could add returns in a timely fashion. 709 more words

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