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Apple and AT&T jostle for top spot as rankings gulf prompts call for new valuation accounting


Brand Finance’s Global Intangible Finance Tracker (GIFT) analyses intangible value at over 57,000 companies. In terms of key findings, it states that, globally, intangible value continues to rise – hitting $47.6 trillion in 2016… read more

El Real Madrid, la marca más poderosa tras adelantar al Barça


La Copa de la Champions no es la última adición al palmarés del Real Madrid. El club blanco acaba de sumar un título económico de renombre: se ha convertido en la marca de fútbol más poderosa… read more

Soccer's popularity in China presents opportunity for European clubs


The study, by Brand Finance, a London-based brand valuation consultancy, says soccer is now second in the popularity stakes behind basketball in terms of fan numbers. But the China Fan Research 2017 report notes that soccer fans are already… read more

Manchester United hold off Real Madrid to retain title of most valuable brand


Manchester United have retained their status as the club with the most valuable brand in world football for a second successive year despite the power of Real Madrid reaching an all-time high. read more

Ping An overtakes Allianz as world’s most valuable insurance brand, survey finds


Strong profit, cross selling strategy led to sharp rise of brand value at Ping An, while China Life stay unchanged in third place. read more

U.K. Brands Decline in Value as Brexit Takes Toll, Agency Says


British brands are in decline as the Brexit-induced fall in the pound makes companies more vulnerable to takeovers by foreign suitors, according to a report published Thursday. read more

Guinness and Ryanair named among most valuable Irish brands


Brand Finance ranking also includes AIB, DCC, BoI, Smurfit, Jameson and Kingspan.   read more

These are the 10 Most Valuable Brands in the Middle East


Emirates has been the most valuable brand in the Middle East ever since Brand Finance initiated its ranking in 2010 and the Dubai-based airline has been top of its industry at a global level for the last five years. However 2017 sees a… read more

Which liquor is quicker?


Chinese alcohol brand Kweichow Moutai, best known for brewing the fiery grain-based drink baijiu, has overtaken Johnnie Walker-brand owner Diageo Plc. to become the world’s most valuable liquor-company. read more

In a world of media bias, the Wall Street Journal seeks objectivity


The Wall Street Journal's VP of marketing and sales explained how the brand found its positioning during the 2016 presidential election. Ever heard of Marmite? For Americans who don't know the British brand, it's a yeast-based spread with… read more

STC bags Brand Finance award in Spain


The Saudi Telecom Company (STC) received the Brand Finance award as the most valuable brand in the Middle East at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Anthony Kendall, Brand Finance strategy director, handed the award… read more

Tobacco brand values continue to rise despite tide of regulation


The brand value of tobacco companies rose over the last year, despite strict regulations on selling this product category in many markets around the world. read more

Is Snap worth its valuation given its advertising proposition?


The owner of Snapchat is the latest US social media company to come to the stock market with a heady valuation. Though investors are split on whether Snap shares will turn out to be like that of Facebook or Twitter. read more

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