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  • Hotels vs Airbnb Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Hotels vs Airbnb

    Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for equities for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, says the hotel and travel industry has the ability to compete with companies such as Airbnb.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 16- U.S. fast-food giant Yum Brands Inc said on Friday it planned to keep up the pace of expansion of its KFC chain in Russia, seeing an opportunity in a crisis that is leading consumers to seek cheaper treats over fine meals. Russia is suffering its worst economic downturn since 1998 due to weak oil prices and Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine...

  • *Coffee Day Enterprises sees solid demand for IPO. MUMBAI, Oct 16- India's biggest coffee chain operator Coffee Day Enterprises received nearly twice as many orders for its up to $177 million initial public offering before the Friday deadline as investors sought to buy into a rapidly growing cafe culture. The company is backed by private equity firm KKR& Co and...

  • Ivanka Trump: We hold and believe in our assets Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Ivanka Trump: We hold and believe in our assets

    Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at the Skift Global Forum on Thursday about her work as an executive with the Trump Organization.

  • Oct 15- Four franchisees of pizza chain Papa John's International Inc will pay $500,000 in back wages and damages to about 250 workers, following an investigation by the New York attorney general and the U.S. Department of Labor. The investigation was made on three current Papa John's franchisees and one former, which together own nine restaurants in Queens, the...

  • Hard Rock expands into mainland China Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 12:21 AM ET
    Hard Rock expands into mainland China

    Hamish Dodds, president and CEO of Hard Rock International, says the hotel chain's move into China is at an early stage, with various partnership projects in the works.

  • These are growth markets for hotels Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 11:44 PM ET
    These are growth markets for hotels

    The hotel industry sees growth in Japan as well as some parts of China and Southeast Asia, notes Ricco De Blank, CEO of Sun Hung Kai Hotels.

  • SARAJEVO, Oct 10- Dubai- based developer Buroj Property Development said on Saturday it plans to invest 4.3 billion euros to build a luxury tourist resort near Sarajevo, in what could be the biggest foreign investment of its kind in the Balkan country. Bosnia, where Muslim Bosniaks are the largest of its three ethnic groups, has seen an influx of tourists from the...

  • *Yum cites dud marketing, slower China growth as profit hit. *Shares sag near 20 pct after says way behind China target. Yum's shares dived this week after it said it's way behind target in a bid to recover from damaging food scandals in China, its top driver for profit and revenue.

  • Oct 8- Burger chain Shake Shack Inc's shares fell as much as 11.3 percent on Thursday after the company said it would convert about 21 million of its Class B shares into Class A shares, allowing pre-IPO investors to cash out. Shake Shack said insiders could sell about 26.2 million shares, worth about $1.27 billion. Shake Shack's shares closed down 4.6 percent at...

  • *Regeneron, Amgen lead health care sector. Brands hit by China woes. Investors' focus is turning to earnings, and Yum!

  • *Yum struggles in India as rivals steal a march. MUMBAI, Oct 7- Aggressive expansion by foreign rivals is eating into sales at Yum Brands Inc in India, and there is little letup in sight for its KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants that are struggling to keep pace. On Tuesday, Yum posted its third straight quarter of sales declines in India, where analysts say it is being...

  • Fast food rivals expand, hitting Yum sales in India Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 10:17 AM ET

    *Yum struggles in India as rivals steal a march. MUMBAI, Oct 7- Aggressive expansion by foreign rivals is eating into sales at Yum Brands Inc in India, and there is little letup in sight for its KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants that are struggling to keep pace. On Tuesday, Yum posted its third straight quarter of sales declines in India, where analysts say it is being...

  • *IMF cuts global growth view for second time. *Pfizer, Merck drag down S&P health index. Oct 6- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, ending a five-day winning streak, as investors focused on upcoming quarterly reports that are expected to reflect a dip in corporate earnings.

  • *IMF cuts global growth view for second time. *Nasdaq biotech index down 4 pct. Oct 6- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as healthcare companies lost ground and investors eyed upcoming quarterly reports that are expected to show a dip in corporate earnings.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 6- The company behind Cafe Coffee Day, India's biggest coffee chain, will launch an initial public offering next week, aiming to raise up to $176 million in the country's biggest IPO in nearly three years. Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd, which competes with Starbucks Corp among others in India, is backed by private equity firm KKR& Co. It will launch its share...

  • China not as rich as we think: Barry Sternlicht Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    China not as rich as we think: Barry Sternlicht

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on China's wealth and economy.

  • Fed's 'two-for-one' play: Pro Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 8:33 AM ET
    Fed's 'two-for-one' play: Pro

    Stephen Wood, Russell Investments, says investors can expect a rate hike in 2015 and then the Fed will become data dependent. And Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, looks at the impact of low rates on real estate.

  • Barry Sternlicht: US lacks political leadership Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 7:10 AM ET
    Barry Sternlicht: US lacks political leadership

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on how political uncertainty is triggering geopolitical precariousness. Also Sternlicht explains why "we don't need these (low) rates."

  • Barry Sternlicht: Housing's biggest problem? Jobs Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 7:07 AM ET
    Barry Sternlicht:  Housing's biggest problem? Jobs

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital CEO, weighs in on the health of the real estate sector and why some feel the "party is over."