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Top Performing Businesses

Three recent top performing businesses nationwide that will be reviewed in this article include: Newmont Mining Corporation, the Commercial Bank of California and Immunovaccine.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2018  (published by RobecoSAM) recently recognized the Newmont Mining Corporation for top level performance in the mining sector.  This is the fourth consecutive year the corporation has been ranked by RobecoSAM (which determines the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index’s composition) for such excellence.

The net income report for 2017 of the Commercial Bank of California showed a 44 percent increase from 2016.  The figure for this year – $4,329,000 was substantially higher than the $3,004,000 2016 figure.  Total net interest income also increased over the last year by 16 percent from $25.9 million to $30.0 million between 2016 and 2017.  According to President and CEO of Commercial Bank of California Ash Patel:

“2017 represented another year of achievement for Commercial Bank of California.  The strengthening of our performance continued in 2017, as we recorded a significant increase in profitability and solid growth in our balance sheet.”

Meanwhile Immunovaccine investors have also had cause for celebration. Apart from the firm being ranked among OTCQX Best Market’s top 10 best performing companies (no. 6) the return to investors the company achieved was 274%.  It also comes in the top place for biotechnology companies on that list.  Within its clinical program, R&D, finances and operations, it has made substantial progress in 2017.

Global Investments

There has been a steady increase in investments Singapore has made around the world over the last few years.  For example, while the figure in 2011 was $9 billion, by 2017 that had reached $19 billion. America has not been the only region that has become attractive to Singapore although it is the area that… Continue Reading

Pre-Seed Investing

Getting pre-seed investments has, over the years, been a real struggle for potential businesses.  But today, some investors are making a shift toward the notion that it is actually not only not a bad idea, but more beneficial than later-stage investing. According to a recent article in Tech Crunch, one reason for this could be… Continue Reading

Valaida W. Randolph’s Education Management Corporation

In 1989, Valaida W. Randolph’s established the Education Management Corporation in order to: “provide quality individuals to the workplace who are creative, responsible problem-solvers and have the skills and attitudes on which employers can build.” As such, the organization hires “dedicated, committed, professional staff [to] serve as positive role models and empower each individual placed… Continue Reading

Andrew Winakor: Elderly Individuals and Medical Appointment Transportation

As Chief Executive Officer at National MedTrans Network, Inc., Andrew Winakor’s company has – over the last few years – been working on assisting people encountering logistical difficulties with getting to doctor’s appointments.  The issue is that often people who have medical appointments far from home, simply do not have the means to get there. … Continue Reading

Global Economy: Soundbites

According to recent notifications from the IMF, 3.9 percent of growth is anticipated for 2018 and further increase next year, putting the numbers at the “quickest expansion since 2011.”  At least half of this escalation is due to changes that were approved at the end of last year to America’s tax code.    This US economy… Continue Reading

Who Has a Sweeter Price for Nestle?

Nestle is considering selling off some of his brands.  Around six months ago, the world’s largest food and beverage company – possibly most well-known and loved for its candy collection – discussed this as one of its possible strategic options. Said to be valued at between $2 and $2.5 billion, the U.S. entity of the… Continue Reading