David Walker, senior analyst at stocksinvalue.com.au, explains why Chinese firms may be more interested than Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore in acquiring Fortescue Metals.
CF Industries is the largest manufacturer of nitrogen fertiliser in the US and the second largest in the world, with nitrogen fertiliser manufacturing facilities across the Midwestern US states of Louisiana, Iowa, Mississippi and Oklahoma as well as plants in Ontario and Alberta in Canada. CF has annual production capacity of over 7.4 million tonnes […]
At the start of the year I said monetary policy divergence globally would be a dominant theme this year, and the divergent performance of equity markets in the first quarter — the three months to March 31 — reflected this theme. The ASX rose more than 9 per cent in the March quarter, driven mainly […]
REA Group and Carsales.com are two of the most profitable companies on the ASX due to network effects and their pricing power as the leading online property and auto classifieds portals in Australia. Both are mature businesses investing offshore in order to restore growth premiums to their share prices. Both are fully valued by the […]
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975 to sell BASIC interpreters, a computer program that executed functions for the Altair 8800 microcomputer. However, the company’s big break came in 1980 when IBM embarked on building a personal computer. IBM, the dominant player in the mainframe market, had developed a reputation as […]