For all that Cook oversaw series wins in India (2012) and South Africa (2016) as well as the 2013 and 2015 home Ashes triumphs, England stuttered previous year. "I've tried - whether I've got it right or wrong - to do what's best for English cricket at that time". Cook is England's highest run-scorer in Test cricket, accumulating 11,057 runs in 140 matches, and his reliability at the top of the order will be key to whoever takes over as captain.
In addition to setting up this joint venture, Honda is also planning to set up sales and manufacturing facilities in China and the US. According to a statement released by the companies, Hitachi will own 51 percent stake in the new company, while Honda will control the remaining 49 percent, and the new venture will have an initial capital of 5 billion yen (over $44.5 million).
The fall in inflation has given enough room for the RBI to cut the rates. That time, the analysts were expecting a rate cut, but the RBI Governor Urjit Patel gave "surprise" buy not reducing the rates. The Nikkei Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) survey showed that input cost inflation slowed since December, while average selling prices contracted again, which may prompt the RBI to be "accommodative" at its forthcoming monetary policy review.
That was down from its November forecast and trailed analysts' average projection. Michael Kors ( KORS ) indicated on this morning's earnings call that it will consider big acquisitions as its second priority for driving growth, renewing speculation that it might purchase luxury brand Kate Spade (KATE).
PVM Oil Associates London brokerage analyst Tamas Varga was quoted by the news agency as saying: "The general perception is that OPEC is cutting production, which is supporting prices, but high stock levels, rising rig counts and growing U.S.
Underlying replacement cost profit per share was 2.11 cents, compared to 1.06 cents a year ago. The group posted replacement cost losses of 999 million United States dollars (£803 million) for 2016 as it said oil prices remained " challenging ", with the average for Brent crude standing at 44 U.S.