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Slackers, stores, sightseers score with World Cup

June 15, 2018 00:00:00


LONDON, June 14 (AFP): Purveyors of TVs, tourism and takeaway meals are banking on a World Cup bonanza while bosses strive to avert a four-yearly wave of worker absenteeism.

As football's flagship tournament kicks off in Russia, businesses around the world are looking either to cash in or find creative ways to stop productivity plummeting.

Fan passion runs high well beyond the game's traditional power centres of Europe and Latin America, underlining the potential benefits as well as pitfalls for companies.

With a record four Arab countries having qualified, including Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah's Egypt, one survey released this week said 92 per cent of employees in the region plan to watch at least some of the tournament -- including a quarter who intend to secretly follow it by live-stream while at work.


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SAIHAMTEX 33.9 37.2 33.1 36.7 8.2596%
REPUBLIC 30.0 31.9 29.6 31.8 6%
CAPMIBBLMF 9.2 10.1 9.2 9.6 4.3478%
TAKAFULINS 23.7 25.5 23.3 24.7 4.2194%
PRIMELIFE 48.2 50.0 47.1 50.0 3.7344%
NORTHRNINS 17.7 18.5 17.8 18.3 3.3898%
MARICO 1111.6 1170.0 1105.0 1148.7 3.3375%
AIBL1STIMF 6.7 7.0 6.7 6.9 2.9851%
DELTALIFE 102.1 109.9 99.2 105.0 2.8404%
NLI1STMF 12.3 12.6 12.6 12.6 2.439%
COMPANY YCP HIGH LOW CLOSE %CHG
SAIHAMTEX 36.7 37.2 33.1 34.0 7.9412%
NORTHERN 317.1 323.0 250.0 295.0 7.4915%
CAPMIBBLMF 9.7 10.1 9.2 9.2 5.4348%
AIBL1STIMF 7.0 7.0 6.7 6.7 4.4776%
REPUBLIC 31.7 31.9 29.6 30.4 4.2763%
DELTALIFE 105.2 109.9 99.2 101.0 4.1584%
PRIMELIFE 50.0 50.0 47.1 48.1 3.9501%
PF1STMF 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.4 3.7037%
VAMLBDMF1 8.5 8.6 8.2 8.2 3.6585%
NTC 569.0 575.6 550.0 550.0 3.4545%
COMPANY YCP HIGH LOW CLOSE %CHG
INTECH 60.5 60.5 54.5 54.5 -9.9174%
JANATAINS 15.0 14.6 13.5 13.7 -8.6667%
OIMEX 46.8 47.2 42.2 43.0 -8.1197%
SINOBANGLA 56.0 56.4 50.6 51.5 -8.0357%
GLOBALINS 15.4 15.5 13.9 14.2 -7.7922%
KDSALTD 62.8 62.0 57.3 58.0 -7.6433%
FINEFOODS 38.4 39.8 34.6 35.5 -7.5521%
PRAGATILIF 133.4 133.0 120.1 123.5 -7.4213%
AL-HAJTEX 69.1 68.6 63.1 64.2 -7.0912%
SONARGAON 14.6 14.3 13.4 13.6 -6.8493%
COMPANY YCP HIGH LOW CLOSE %CHG
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PRAGATILIF 120.1 133.0 120.1 133.0 -9.6992%
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NHFIL 61.5 67.9 60.8 66.8 -7.9341%
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AIL 73.0 79.3 73.0 78.9 -7.4778%
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