Yearly Archives: 2014

MasterCard expects retail sales during the holiday shopping season to jump 5.5%, year over year

With only a few shopping days left before Christmas, two of the busiest are yet to come! MasterCard expects retail sales during the holiday shopping season to jump 5.5%, year over year.  Six of the top 12 shopping days will likely fall between Dec. 18-24.  MasterCard expects sales to reach some $200 billion in those 12 days.  Ranked by expected sales volume, they are:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 23
  • Friday, Nov. 28 (Black Friday)
  • Saturday, Dec. 20 (Super Saturday)
  • Monday, Dec. 22
  • Saturday, Dec. 13
  • Friday, Dec. 19
  • Saturday, Dec. 6
  • Friday, Dec. 12
  • Thursday, Dec. 18
  • Saturday, Nov. 29
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26

This data is from MasterCard’s SpendingPulse reports that estimate how much is spent daily in specific retail categories, including apparel, department stores, electronics and jewelry.  For additional insights, check out MasterCard’s Market Insights on-demand webinar series.

 

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MasterCard teams with Gates Foundation on Kenyan financial services project

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $11 millionto back a new MasterCard banking program aimed at providing credit and other services in East Africa, where cash is king.  Read more…

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Jeff Bradley of Globe Specialty Metals on “The Hays Advantage”

Listen in to “The Hays Advantage” on Bloomberg Radio, for an interview with Jeff Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of Globe Specialty Metals, a Healy Corp client.  Click here to listen (please fast forward to 39:49).

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Alloy There! Metal Maker Makes Its Mark

Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) –- Globe Specialty Metals CEO Jeff Bradley discusses the production of silicon metal and silicon-based specialty alloys. He speaks on “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg) Click here to see interview.

(Globe Specialty Metals is a Healy Corp client.)

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Silicon Metal demand soaring: Globe Specialty Metals CEO

Check out this recent Business News Network Canada TV interview with Jeff Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of Globe Specialty Metals, a Healy Corp Client.

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GSM Founder: Auto, Solar Markets Spurring Silicon Metal Demand

An interview on The Street with Alan Kestenbaum, Executive Chairman of Globe Specialty Metals, a Healy Corp Client:
Surging growth in the automotive and solar end markets is spurring demand for silicon metal, said Alan Kestenbaum, Executive Chairman of Globe Specialty Metals. Kestenbaum added that lower energy prices are lifting the company’s margins since transportation is a major cost for the company. He said GSM is vertically integrated so it is not at the mercy to price fluctuations of key inputs like coal, wood chips and quartz. Finally, Kestenbaum said that GSM is North America’s largest producer of silicon metal, an essential raw material with no substitute, which will increase in demand as the economy strengthens.  Read more…

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CBS This Morning Chronicles IMAX’s Growth

“CBS This Morning” featured IMAX in an April 12 segment.  “When it comes to hit movies, bigger can be better, and nothing is bigger than IMAX. With more than 700 specialized theaters around the world, the $1.7 billion company plans to keep on growing. IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond, the man behind the super-sized magic, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/how-imax-has-changed-the-way-we-watch-movies/

 

 

 

 

 

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