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Sydney commuters left stranded as bus driver strike continues to disrupt network | 9news.com.au

Sydney commuters left stranded as bus driver strike continues to disrupt network | 9news.com.au

Commuters worried about Uber’s surge pricing during the strike can rest easy today, Uber Corporate Communications Lead Mike Scott told 9news.com.au. “We have let (the drivers) know demand is likely to be higher than normal today,” Mr Scott said. “We’ve seen consistent and reliable availability of cars.” Mr Scott said the average wait time for […]

Grainger (GWW) Hits 52-Week Low: What’s Dragging it Down? | Nasdaq.com

Grainger (GWW) Hits 52-Week Low: What’s Dragging it Down? | Nasdaq.com

What’s Hurting Grainger? Shares of Grainger have been falling and lost around 11.5% since it reported first-quarter 2017 results on Apr 18. Adjusted earnings per share declined 9% year over year, owing to the adverse effect of strategic pricing initiatives in the U.S. and also missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Due to stronger-than-anticipated positive customer […]

Will You Match Your Competitor’s Price? | Business2Community

Will You Match Your Competitor’s Price? | Business2Community

When it comes to pricing, there are countless strategies that companies rely on. Schools of thought vary on how to price for success, and entire books can and have been written on the subject. But the question for this post is a very basic one: Will you match your competitor’s price? This is a question […]

Banks are so angry because their pricing power is under attack | The Sydney Morning Herald

Banks are so angry because their pricing power is under attack | The Sydney Morning Herald

Pricing power is something shareholders crave. Smaller banks such as Bendigo Bank will get a lift from the tax. Photo: Brendan Esposito It refers to a firm’s ability to set prices for the goods and services in the market – to be a “price maker” – rather than to have them dictated by the forces of competition (being […]

The Power BI Premium Pricing Model – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly | The White Pages

The Power BI Premium Pricing Model – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly | The White Pages

On May 3, Microsoft announced sweeping changes to the pricing of Power BI by introducing a new “Power BI Premium” SKU. The announcement itself can be found here, and there a number of other related resources worth that I am listing here for convenience: Power BI Premium is intended to address deficiencies in the current […]

OPEC unlikely to throw in the towel despite losing its pricing power – Commerzbank | Shipping Herald

OPEC unlikely to throw in the towel despite losing its pricing power – Commerzbank | Shipping Herald

OPEC’s limited impact on oil prices since securing a landmark deal to curb oversupply shows its dwindling influence in the energy market, according to the head of commodities research at Commerzbank. “The fairly short-lived effect of production cuts on oil prices shows that OPEC’s market impact via ‘supply control’ is very limited. We have been […]

Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Health care execs are sweating over pricing pressure | Axios

Public outcry over high prices for drugs and health care services has caught the attention of the people who decide those prices. But that doesn’t mean there will be any immediate action. A new survey from investment bank Lazard found that more than half (57%) of 300 U.S. and European health care executives and investors […]

Aviva CEO vows dual pricing solution for ‘dysfunctional’ market | Insurance Times

Aviva CEO vows dual pricing solution for ‘dysfunctional’ market | Insurance Times

Aviva boss Mark Wilson says the insurer is working on a product to solve the insurance problem of dual pricing, a pricing strategy adopted by all insurers which is tearing apart the reputation of the insurance industry. Dual pricing is when new customers are offered cut rate insurance deals, only for the premium to be […]

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs | BusinessDay

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs | BusinessDay

Brussels — Aspen Pharmacare faces a EU antitrust investigation for ramping up the price of cancer drugs as the EU joins a global crackdown on the soaring cost of life-saving generic medicines. “When the price of a drug suddenly goes up by several hundred percent, this is something the commission may look at,” EU competition […]

Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much | AARP

Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much | AARP

The Ways of Drug Pricing “The simple answer is because there’s nothing stopping them,” says Leigh Purvis, director of health services research for the AARP Public Policy Institute. AARP Membership: Join or Renew for Just $16 a Year Other countries drive a much harder bargain with drug companies. In contrast, the U.S. allows drug companies to pretty […]