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Hong Kong overtakes Japan as world's third largest stock market

Hong Kong overtakes Japan as world's third largest stock market Media coverage about The Hong Kong and China Gas (OTCMKTS:HOKCF) has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. Analysts predicted a stronger year for both Hong Kong and mainland stocks in 2019, backed by an improved outlook for China's economy and trade talks with the U.S. [Full Article...]

FOMC March meeting explains why Fed delayed rate hikes

FOMC March meeting explains why Fed delayed rate hikes Several participants, however, noted that their views of the appropriate target range "could shift in either direction based on incoming data and other developments" and some indicated that if the economy evolved as they now expected, with economic growth above its longer-run trend rate, "they would likely judge it appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate modestly later thi... [Full Article...]

LILLEY: Ford's first budget boosts spending just slower than Libs

LILLEY: Ford's first budget boosts spending just slower than Libs The government has also committed up to $1 billion over the next five years to create up to 30,000 child care spaces in schools, including approximately 10,000 spaces in new schools in the 2019 Ontario Budget . The justice sector is expected to see about two per cent in cost cuts too, including changes to legal aid and victim compensation services and amalgamating adjudicative tribunals. [Full Article...]

Budget Day, Ontario PC's to table first budget since election

Budget Day, Ontario PC's to table first budget since election The Scarborough Subway Extension will cost $5.5 billion and will be delivered before 2030. The Treasury Board - which has been charged with improving government efficiency by "strategically driving cultural change and embedding a focus on fiscal responsibility across the whole of government" - will see its budget jump to $2.74 billion in 2019-20, up from $1.63 billion in 2017-18 and $1.27 billio... [Full Article...]

Swiss government: Coffee 'not essential'

Swiss government: Coffee 'not essential' Earlier this week, a federal council in Switzerland recommended the country put an end to its practice of stockpiling emergency reserves of coffee, saying the beans are "not vital" in terms of nutrition for food security. 12 of these companies oppose the government's decision, Reuters reported , because the stockpiling system insures them against shocks to the supply chain. [Full Article...]

Fred's stores closing, including those in Center Point, Hoover

Fred's stores closing, including those in Center Point, Hoover The Memphis-based company announced the move Thursday. The 557-store chain said it expects to close unprofitable or weaker stores by the end of May, and has retained a financial adviser to explore options that often include a restructuring or potential sale. [Full Article...]

Here's how customers will be affected by the Stop & Shop walkout

Here's how customers will be affected by the Stop & Shop walkout Thursday, employees at the Stop & Shop in East Hartford said union stewards got the green light to gather workers to walk off the job. A group of workers and supporters marched through a Somerville store in March to demand a fair contract. [Full Article...]

U.S. plane hits runway sign and damages wing in NY

U.S. plane hits runway sign and damages wing in NY There were 101 passengers and eight crew members aboard Flight 300 out of John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). The pilot aboard the Airbus 321 reported the airplane may have struck an "object" upon departure. 'I cried the whole way back and many others did also'. Coleman explained that the plane was slightly off-center during its take-off and that the sign is meant to direct pilots going down the ru... [Full Article...]


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