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China welcomes United States trade talks offer as new tariffs loom

China welcomes United States trade talks offer as new tariffs loom American companies in China are being hurt by tariffs in the growing trade war between Washington and Beijing, according to a survey of hundreds of firms, prompting the USA business lobbies behind the poll to urge the Trump administration to reconsider its approach. [Full Article...]

IPhone XR review: hands on with Apple's entry-level new iPhone

We have a whole post on pre-ordering your iPhone XS or XS Max. The iPhone Xr is coming later than the other devices, and will be available to pre-order from October 19th, with the phone arriving a week after on October 26th. Here's how you can pre-order yours right now. Design-wise TechRadar's Gareth Beavis says that next to the iPhone XS the new iPhone XR is "not quite as attractive", poi... [Full Article...]

Bezos promises Amazon HQ2 decision will be announced by year's end

Bezos promises Amazon HQ2 decision will be announced by year's end Bezos solicited ideas on Twitter previous year for ways to donate some of his wealth. Bezos's wealth has allowed him to pay for side ventures, including starting space exploration company Blue Origin and buying the Washington Post newspaper. [Full Article...]

Turkey's central bank hikes key interest rate to 24 percent

Turkey's central bank hikes key interest rate to 24 percent On Thursday the central bank lifted its benchmark rate by 6.25 percentage points. He's delivered on that pledge, ousting the old guard of policy makers who'd guided the economy since 2002 and giving himself the sole authority to make appointments at the central bank and other state organizations. [Full Article...]

Oil slips as economic concerns counter tightening supplies

Oil slips as economic concerns counter tightening supplies Earlier today, according to the Russian news agency, TASS, Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the OPEC and its allies could sign a new long-term cooperation deal when they meet in early December and added that output quotes could remain in place after 2018. [Full Article...]

Confirmed: Carney to stay on at Bank of England until January 2020

Confirmed: Carney to stay on at Bank of England until January 2020 Chancellor Philip Hammond has also re-appointed deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe, ensuring he stays at the bank until 2023. Britain is due to leave the E.U.in March 2019 but there is uncertainty as to how exactly it will depart the trading bloc. [Full Article...]

Canadian trade negotiators to brief PM Trudeau in person

Canadian trade negotiators to brief PM Trudeau in person Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said told reporters after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerMcConnell urges GOP senators to call Trump about tariffs Companies brace for trade war MORE that a deal is "eminently possible" but said she would not negotiate the pact in public, the CBC reported. [Full Article...]

U.S. Becomes Top Oil Producer Globally

U.S. Becomes Top Oil Producer Globally If those estimates are right, it would mark the first time since 1973 that the USA has led the world in output, according to government figures. Although following the June 22 agreement between OPEC and Russian Federation to up production to rein in prices Russian Federation increased its output by more than 200,000 bpd, the average since the start of the year is higher for the United States, wh... [Full Article...]

U.S. reached out to China for new trade talks, sources say

U.S. reached out to China for new trade talks, sources say About 30 per cent said they were adjusting supply chains by seeking to source components and/or assembly outside the USA, and about the same number were seeking to source components and/or assembly outside China. "Chinese customers just see too much uncertainty around buying American and as a result they shift to alternatives", Beebe told AFP. According to many recent reports, Taiwanese comp... [Full Article...]

Turkey central bank raises benchmark rate to 24%; lira rallies

Turkey central bank raises benchmark rate to 24%; lira rallies The Turkish Central Bank announced the increase despite fears President Recep Tayyip Erdogan - an avowed "enemy of interest rates" - was putting pressure on the bank to keep rates on hold. The central bank surprised investors by not raising rates when it last met in July. He earlier charged the bank with failing to control inflation and again aired his unorthodox view that low rates bring in... [Full Article...]

Debenhams and House of Fraser merger mooted, director says

Debenhams and House of Fraser merger mooted, director says Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley bought House of Fraser out of administration for £90million last month . Sports Direct owns just under 30 per cent of Debenhams , close to the threshold at which it must launch an official takeover bid. [Full Article...]

Major U.S. trade groups link up in anti-tariff coalition

China is clearly under economic duress as its economy slows and the next round of 25 percent tariffs targeting US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods are made ready for launch in Washington . -Japan economic conflict suggests that the U.S". China has made its own threats of retaliation against the US, issuing tariffs on USA exports to China. [Full Article...]

Apple says new China tariffs will make Apple Watch, AirPods costlier

Apple says new China tariffs will make Apple Watch, AirPods costlier That left American companies on edge about whether Beijing might use its control over the heavily regulated economy to disrupt their operations by withholding licenses or launching tax, anti-monopoly or other investigations. The Trump administration levied 25 per cent duties on US$34 billion of Chinese imports in July, including motor vehicles. China's trade surplus with the United States widened ... [Full Article...]

Turkish lira surges after central bank delivers on rate hike expectations astoundingly

Turkey's economy has been in trouble since Mr Erdogan swept to a fourth term in office in a victory that handed him greater powers including more influence on the country's monetary policy. In a speech to a traders' confederation in the capital, Ankara, Mr Erdogan said on Thursday that nobody should carry out business in foreign currency apart from exporters and importers. [Full Article...]

Household incomes rise to new high, but rate of health coverage flattens

Household incomes rise to new high, but rate of health coverage flattens Census Bureau data released Wednesday. The 2017 median income is the highest level reported by the Census Bureau, but the agency changed the methodology used to calculate the figure in 2013, complicating comparisons to prior years. "While any reduction in poverty or increase in income is a step in the right direction, most families have just barely made up the ground lost over the past decade", ... [Full Article...]

Huge gold-encrusted rocks unearthed in Australia

Huge gold-encrusted rocks unearthed in Australia Gold recovered from the Beta Hunt mine. All of the of high-grade coarse gold was hand-picked and immediately sent from the Beta Hunt Mine to the Perth Mint in Australia, RNC Minerals said . The Kambalda resident has been in the profession for 16 years and says he has never seen anything like it. "I almost fell over looking at it... we were picking it up for hours". [Full Article...]

Arvind Kejriwal calls Mallya's claims on meeting Jaitley 'absolutely shocking'

Arvind Kejriwal calls Mallya's claims on meeting Jaitley 'absolutely shocking' It was only after Mallya had made the claim outside a London court on Wednesday that the finance minister issued a formal statement confirming the exchange and describing the absconder's statement as "factually false". Adding another twist to the Vijay Mallya saga, a UK court today set December 10 as the date for the verdict on Vijay Mallyas's extradition from United Kingdom. [Full Article...]

Oil pushes past $80 as Iran fears mount

Oil pushes past $80 as Iran fears mount Prices extended gains in post-settlement trade after industry data from the American Petroleum Institute showed US crude inventories slumped 8.6 million barrels last week, versus analysts' forecasts of a 805,000-barrel decrease. "This is a huge uncertainty on the market - how countries, which buy nearly 2 million barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian oil, will act". Novak said global oil markets were... [Full Article...]

Banker Jamie Dimon: ‘I think I could beat Trump’

Banker Jamie Dimon: ‘I think I could beat Trump’ But he flaunted his business success in an additional dig at Trump. "And by the way this wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money", Dimon said. "It wasn't a gift from Daddy". "I can't beat the liberal side of the Democratic Party", he added, in a reference to his status as a top Wall Street banker. The banking executive fully supported President Trumps corporate tax cuts that passed late p... [Full Article...]

Putin proposes Russian Federation and Japan sign historic peace treaty this year

Putin proposes Russian Federation and Japan sign historic peace treaty this year Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his South Korean counterpart Lee Nak-yeon have also marked their presence at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which Mr. Japan wants them back. But for Putin, who casts himself publicly as a fierce champion of Russia's national interests, giving up the islands would risk a political backlash at home. [Full Article...]


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