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Carney speech: United Kingdom exporters to European Union show a mixed picture on no

Carney speech: United Kingdom exporters to European Union show a mixed picture on no In recent months, the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit has become an increasing possibility as the Conservative leadership race continues, with both Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson recently pledging to leave the European Union on 31 October with or without a deal. [Full Article...]

Huawei calls on US to lift export restrictions

Huawei calls on US to lift export restrictions Its founder, Ren Zhengfei, said in June the company has cut sales forecasts by $30 billion over the next two years due to curbs on access to US chips and other components. trade ban on Huawei in mid-May. "We operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than 3 billion people worldwide, and we are working to provide more coverage and easier connectivity to bridge the global digital... [Full Article...]

Trump blasts Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, says US only has 'one real currency'

Trump blasts Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, says US only has 'one real currency' Bitcoin dipped nearly 8% on Thursday, extending losses the day after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell called for a halt to Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project until concerns ranging from privacy to money-laundering were addressed. [Full Article...]

Federal Reserve pushes S&P through 3,000 points

Federal Reserve pushes S&P through 3,000 points In the 12 months through June, the core CPI climbed 2.1% after advancing 2.0% in May. The Labor Department reported Thursday that so-called core CPI - the consumer price index excluding the volatile food and energy components - jumped 0.3% last month, the largest increase since January 2018, after four straight monthly gains of 0.1%. [Full Article...]

Historic vote could legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

Historic vote could legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland Amendments made to legislation by the House of Commons earlier this week compel the Government to liberalise access to abortion and allow same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland if Stormont is not restored by October 21. For years, conservative laws in the North have prevented women from accessing safe abortions, which the United Kingdom legalised in 1967. The total number of abortions avoided ove... [Full Article...]

Oil at Six-week High Featured

Oil at Six-week High Featured Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. USA output is rising again after a brief drop from record levels, according to the EIA . Tensions around Iran's nuclear program and recent incidents involving oil tankers in the Gulf have also supported prices. [Full Article...]

Weekly Jobless Claims Plunge to 209,000

Weekly Jobless Claims Plunge to 209,000 For decades, economists assumed that low unemployment - such as the current jobless rate of 3.7% - meant that employers would have to raise pay to attract and keep workers, and in turn would then raise prices to cover higher wage costs. Manufacturing is struggling, the trade deficit is widening again, consumer spending is rising moderately and the housing sector remains mired in a soft patch. [Full Article...]

Gold eases after surprise U.S. CPI jump, holds above $1,400/oz

Gold eases after surprise U.S. CPI jump, holds above $1,400/oz As a result, the U.S. dollar index, a gauge of the greenback against a basket of other major currencies, fell 0.4 per cent to 97.10 shortly before the settlement of gold futures. Powell's comments also prompted the dollar index to decline as much as 0.4% against a basket of other currencies. "The macro factors are still supportive (of gold ) but the near term headwinds are likely to come from... [Full Article...]


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