Top News: Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), Goldcorp (NYSE:GG), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU), ZTE CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:ZTCOF)

Microsoft is planning to rename the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) brand by adding “by Microsoft” after its name.  Microsoft has officially acquired Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) globally, but the initial leaks did not suggest an overhaul in the brand name. A recent leak of Lumia 830 smartphone reveals the back panel with `Nokia by Microsoft’ branding. Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) stock performance was 1.58% in last session and finished the day at $7.73. Traded volume was 6.40million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 18.45million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.66.

Canadian gold miner Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE:GG) famously put online huge amounts of geological data about its mining sites and asked people to compete for prizes by interpreting what this vast data was telling them about where to look for gold. Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE:GG) dropped -0.86 percent to $27.67 Thursday on volume of 2.82million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $27.24 to $27.73. Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE:GG) has a market capitalization of $22.50billion.

US ExxonMobil, Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) and Canada’s Talisman Energy have abandoned Poland’s shale sector. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)’s stock on July 03, 2014 reported a increase of 1.77% to the closing price of $40.32. Its fifty two weeks range is $31.57 -$40.33. The total market capitalization recorded $27.46billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.34million shares. In its share capital, MRO has 676.08million outstanding shares.

Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) on June 17 has announced that its PC software Baidu Antivirus ranked first place in AV-Comparatives’ May 2014 performance test among 20 top antivirus programs, earning it the Advanced+ award. On Thursday, shares of Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) advanced 0.65% to close the day at $191.20. Company return on investment (ROI) is 16.70% and its monthly performance is recorded as 17.03%. Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) quarterly revenue growth is 21.44%.

As Nigerians die almost daily from preventable serial bomb blasts, government has shown it is either playing politics with, or has deliberately looked away from the Nigerian Public Security Communications System  (NPSCS) that could significantly enhance security in Abuja and most cities across the country. The concern now is that like several projects initiated in the country that are never followed through after the contracts are awarded, the $470 million project which the Chinese Contractor- ZTE CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:ZTCOF) claims it had completed and handed over to government since 2012 and was subsequently certified by the relevant government agencies, appears not very functional to detect or prevent crime, and is almost abandoned. ZTE CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:ZTCOF) stock performance was 6.95% in last session and finished the day at $2.00. Traded volume was 1,582.00million shares in the last session The beta of the stock remained 0.76.