Économie

US stock futures fall after Saudi oil attacks

US stock futures fall after Saudi oil attacks Is the possibility of a war between Iran and the Saudis increasing? Pompeo said "Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply" despite "all the calls for de-escalation". After visiting the incident locations, Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco President & CEO, said: "We are gratified that there were no injuries". US ATTEMPTS to blame Iran for a Houthi attack on Saudi ... [Full Article...]

Facebook Libra launching during the second half of 2020

Facebook Libra launching during the second half of 2020 These actors are all needed now to process digital payments, but may no longer be necessary if the European Central Bank took over their functions, slashing transaction costs. Perez maintained that Libra association was in constant dialogues with regulators and central banks. The EU's financial services commissioner, Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis, is always careful to underline that cryptoassets... [Full Article...]

China scraps some U.S. tariffs ahead of trade talks

China scraps some U.S. tariffs ahead of trade talks In exchange, China has offered to buy a limited amount of US agricultural goods with the expectation that the United States would eventually relax export controls on the Chinese tech giant Huawei . Prices had jumped 3.3% on Thursday and hog futures rose the most allowed by the exchange amid optimism that China will boost imports of American farm products in a bid to ease trade tensions. [Full Article...]

La France propose de créer une "monnaie numérique publique" européenne

La France propose de créer une Autant de raisons qui font que le projet de Facebook , programmé pour 2020, est loin d'être encore lancé. Je ne vois pas pourquoi nous portons autant d'attention depuis des années à éviter toute utilisation d'une monnaie pour le blanchiment et pour la lutte contre le financement du terrorisme et qu'une monnaie digitale comme libra échapperait à ces obligations . [Full Article...]

IIP growth rebounds, retail inflation surges

IIP growth rebounds, retail inflation surges Housing costs, airfares, used auto prices and the cost of recreation all pushed the index higher. Retail inflation during August 2018 stood at 3.69 per cent. Despite signs prices may finally be starting to heat up, the Federal Reserve is widely expected to cut interest rates again next week as policymakers seek to ward off the dangers of a slowing world economy amid President Donald Trump's trad... [Full Article...]

Transatlantic flight carrying 326 passengers diverted after pilot spills coffee

Transatlantic flight carrying 326 passengers diverted after pilot spills coffee Most of the liquid fell onto the commander's lap and a small amount spilled on the main ACP1. The audio control panels were damaged when a pilot spilt coffee. The AAIB said the small size of cups used by Condor "generally discouraged" use of the holders as it was hard to grasp them. The flight continued by way of Manchester, because of the crew's legal operating hours, after the plane was insp... [Full Article...]

Asian shares mixed after China eases trade tensions

Asian shares mixed after China eases trade tensions MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2% and Japan's Nikkei stock index rose 1%. Separately, data on Thursday showed US underlying consumer prices in August recorded the largest annual gain in a year, while weekly jobless claims dropped to a five-month low. [Full Article...]

Company must pay after employee dies during sex on business trip

Company must pay after employee dies during sex on business trip Bosses reportedly argued Mr X had allegedly been cheating on his wife and had not been in a hotel room booked by the company. While on a work trip in central France, Xavier had relations with an unidentified woman at her home before returning to his hotel, only to later die from a heart attack purportedly linked to the sexual encounter. [Full Article...]

Trump calls on Fed to cut interest rates to zero 'or less'

Trump calls on Fed to cut interest rates to zero 'or less' President Donald Trump urged the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates to a level typically reserved for recessions or periods of persistently weak growth, suggesting that such a setting could allow the government to restructure Treasury debt at a lower cost. [Full Article...]

London Stock Exchange gets £32bn Hong Kong bid

London Stock Exchange gets £32bn Hong Kong bid Shareholders in the United Kingdom bourse operator would be offered 2,045p in cash plus 2.495 new Hong Kong Stock Exchange shares. That values each LSE share at 8,361 pence, the Hong Kong bourse said in its statement. Hong Kong has been embroiled in political turmoil in recent months. Chief Executive of HKEX Charles Li said in a statement that the proposed combination will redefine global capi... [Full Article...]

China’s Xi ‘Can’t Believe What Trump Says’ Regarding Trade War

China’s Xi ‘Can’t Believe What Trump Says’ Regarding Trade War Beijing said in May that it would start a waiver program, amid growing worries over the cost of the protracted trade war on its already slowing economy. Analysts have noted that with duties on soybeans and other key imports such as U.S. -made cars, China is taking aim at a key political support base of U.S. [Full Article...]

Wendy’s will introduce breakfast across the United States next year

Wendy’s will introduce breakfast across the United States next year Wendy's could use the boost. The company said it's planning on hiring about 20,000 new United States employees. Wendy's is set to join the ranks of McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell , Hardee's and other fast food outlets that serve breakfast. [Full Article...]

Millennial mindset of using Ola, Uber is adversely affecting auto sector: FM

Millennial mindset of using Ola, Uber is adversely affecting auto sector: FM Sitharaman also responded to a plethora of questions ranging from the slump in the economy to the slowdown in the automobile sector, among other political issues. The industry saw a 12.25% decline in production in April-August 2019 compared to past year. Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that from April 1, 2020, there will be no sale of ( BS) IV vehicles . [Full Article...]

Video appears to show Tesla driver asleep in moving auto

Video appears to show Tesla driver asleep in moving auto Dakota Randall of Massachussets published the video on his Twitter account on Sunday, which shows the Tesla Model X cruising in an adjacent lane on the Interstate 90 highway. It's one thing if that auto was piloting itself down a barren stretch of road, endangering only itself if Droopy Driver hit some pedals in his sleep or the vehicle itself makes a miscue, as has happened repeatedly, somet... [Full Article...]

JP Morgan Creates "Volfefe Index" to Measure Market impact of Trump Tweets

JP Morgan Creates Citigroup Inc.'s foreign exchange team, meanwhile, report that these micro-blogging missives are also becoming "increasingly relevant" to foreign-exchange moves. The president's tweets have included a direct Fed reference 20 times over the past month. That is particularly apparent at the shorter end of the curve, with two and five-year rates affected more than 10-year securities. [Full Article...]

Man caught asleep at the wheel of self-driving auto

Man caught asleep at the wheel of self-driving auto Mr Randall told CBS he tried to wake the driver with his horn but to no avail. Tesla says it doesn't consider its cars with the autopilot feature to be self-driving in its current form. Randall said he drove alongside the auto for almost a minute and beeped his horn, but the driver, whose head was leaning forward, did not wake up. "But yeah, the auto stayed the same speed in the same way on th... [Full Article...]

Google alleged to use secret webpages to feed personal data to advertisers

Google alleged to use secret webpages to feed personal data to advertisers John Ryan, the chief policy officer of a private and secure browser known as fearless (disclosure: courageous is a partner of Reclaim The Net) had discovered Google's hidden scheme while trying to monitor how his personal data was traded in the United States tech giant's advertising exchange business known as Authorized Buyers. [Full Article...]

China trade talks back on; October meeting now expected in Washington

China trade talks back on; October meeting now expected in Washington Shanghai's Yangshan container port. News of resumed talks has come as a relief, but Beijing mouthpieces have played down expectations. Asian markets reacted positively to the news on Thursday. US President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he would be tougher on Beijing in a second term if trade talks dragged on, compounding market fears that ongoing trade disputes between the United States and China... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government drops bid to stop Brexit delay bill in parliament

United Kingdom government drops bid to stop Brexit delay bill in parliament Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said: "Boris Johnson poses such a threat that even his own brother doesn't trust him". "... And to assure that the United States supports the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union, but he (President Trump) also wanted me to convey that the United States is ready, willing and able to immediately negotiate a free trade agreement with the U.K... [Full Article...]

Facebook: 400 millions de comptes touchés par une fuite de données

Facebook: 400 millions de comptes touchés par une fuite de données Celui-ci a depuis été déconnecté. "Cet ensemble de données est ancien et semble contenir des informations obtenues avant que nous ayons apporté des modifications l'année dernière pour empêcher les utilisateurs de rechercher des personnes à l'aide de leurs numéros de téléphone ", a déclaré un représentant". [Full Article...]


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