Carnival to Offer Alipay Payment Services in Asia

Carnival to Offer Alipay Payment Services in Asia

Carnival said Friday it has signed an agreement to offer Alipay payment services onboard its cruise ship fleet in Asia, including multiple ships in China. The company said the partnership will enable Chinese guests sailing with Carnival’s brands in Asia to pay for onboard products and services using the convenience of Alipay, a popular mobile payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, a related company of Alibaba […]

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GlaxoSmithKline Reports on Nucala

GlaxoSmithKline Reports on Nucala

GlaxoSmithKline said Monday data from a phase 3b study showed biologic Nucala consistently improved health-related quality of life and lung function in patients with severe asthma. ADRs drifted slightly lower intraday. Data from the post-hoc analysis of the MUSCA study, which was presented at the American Thoracic Society conference in Washington DC, looked at treatment response in week 24 from patients treated with mepolizumab compared to placebo. The results showed […]

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Health Care Stocks Mostly Lower

Health Care Stocks Mostly Lower

Health care stocks were declining during Wednesday, with the NYSE Health Care Index falling nearly 0.6% while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 were down almost 0.8% as a group. In company news, Omeros Corp (OMER) was surging Wednesday, with shares of the biopharmaceuticals company climbing to within 6 cents this morning of a 20-month high of $17.19 a share after the company earlier reported more positive […]

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Pingtan Marine Signs Supply Deal in China

Pingtan Marine Signs Supply Deal in China

Pingtan Marine Enterprise, a China-based fishing company, said early Friday it signed a tripartite deal with Shanghai City Supermarket and Shenzhen Honglicun Restaurant to provide its fish products. According to the terms of the deal, Pingtan will provide its deep ocean fish products directly to Shanghai City Supermarket and Honglicun as a primer supplier. Shanghai City Supermarket is one of the largest chain stores in Shanghai. Honglicun’s restaurants are located […]

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Fortress Investment Q1 Results Miss Views

Fortress Investment Q1 Results Miss Views

Fortress Investment Group, an investment management firm, reported pre-market Monday Q1 earnings and revenues that missed analysts’ expectations and said it will distribute an unchanged quarterly dividend. Q1 revenue increased to $232.2 million in the March quarter, from $231.6 million. One analyst had forecast revenue of $258.7 million. Pre-tax distributable earnings was $0.19 per dividend paying share, for the March quarter, compared to pre-tax distributable earnings of $0.16 per dividend […]

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