Thursday September 19-th, 2019

Gold holds near 6-year peak on slowdown fears, trade jitters Gold holds near 6-year peak on slowdown fears, trade jitters

The bank added that recent headlines concerning a de-escalation in trade tensions between the United States and China, which have rocked the world's stock markets over the past year, have not been enough to trigger a decline in the gold price, sugges...

Q Poll: Five Democrats top Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups Q Poll: Five Democrats top Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups

A new national poll conducted in recent days show the Democratic primary quickly becoming a three-way race, with Joe Biden , Bernie Sanders , and Elizabeth Warren within a single point of each other. The Quinnipiac University poll found tha...

Over 20,000 AT&T workers in the South struck over weekend Over 20,000 AT&T workers in the South struck over weekend

CWA began the strike at midnight on August 24 in response to the "unfair labor practices committed by management during negotiations for a new contract". "We listen, engage in substantive discussions and share proposals back and forth until we reach ...

RBI to transfer surplus of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to govt RBI to transfer surplus of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to govt

The six-member panel, under former RBI Governor Jalan was appointed on 26 December, 2018, to review the economic capital framework (ECF) for the RBI after the finance ministry wanted the central bank to follow global best practices and transfer more ...

Specific models of Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops banned on flights in India Specific models of Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops banned on flights in India

Indian aviation regulator on Monday told flyers not to travel with older MacBook Pro laptops over concerns that their batteries may overheat and pose a safety risk. An SIA spokesman said: "Staff will check with passengers if they are carrying the a...

Target teaming up with Disney for new in-store experience Target teaming up with Disney for new in-store experience

The Disney stores inside Target will be located near the kids' clothing and toy departments. Guests will find favorites like Disney Princess, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney Junior characters, Disney plus, apparel, home and holiday products, along with c...

Govt officials confirm Trump can block United States companies from operating in China Govt officials confirm Trump can block United States companies from operating in China

RBNZ's Orr preferred "wait and watch" on Friday whereas Jackson Hole couldn't tame the bears. Trump arrived at the summit Saturday amid an escalating trade war with China and threatening to start another with Europe. China's top negotiator, Vice...

Switzerland discussions fail to clear U.S. skepticism on Facebook’s Libra Switzerland discussions fail to clear U.S. skepticism on Facebook’s Libra

During this first meeting, lawmakers made a decision to meet with representatives from the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters (SIF), the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC), the Financial Market Superviso...

Megvii Files For Hong Kong IPO to Drive R&D in AI Technology Megvii Files For Hong Kong IPO to Drive R&D in AI Technology

Alibaba-backed artificial intelligence (AI) startup Megvii has applied for a Hong Kong listing , coming at a time of political unrest in the city and broader economic uncertainty. Full-year revenues in 2017 and 2018 were RMB 313.15 million and RMB...

KFC debuts mac and cheese bowls with fried popcorn chicken KFC debuts mac and cheese bowls with fried popcorn chicken

KFC is topping its classic mac and cheese side dish with its popcorn chicken to make a bowl of, well, cheesy chicken. Those familiar with KFC's offerings know the mac and cheese bowl is a riff off their original Famous Bowls . It's an abundant,...

American Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns To Oz Tomorrow American Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns To Oz Tomorrow

The new "deliciously fall" drink combines pumpkin spice flavoring and cold brew coffee , the company said. Fall is coming to Starbucks early this year with the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte and other autumn-themed beverages on Tuesday.

Stock markets up after Trump's latest comments on China trade talks

The overall mining index, however, eked out small gains as heavy buying of gold stocks outpaced losses for other miners. Trump's new tariff measures were announced after USA markets closed on Friday. But the White House said on Sunday that Trump wi...

Trump says confident China honest about wanting a trade deal Trump says confident China honest about wanting a trade deal

Trump welcomed that language and, days after referring to president Xi Jinping as an enemy, heaped praise on his Chinese counterpart. Whenever he is asked about the Chinese, Trump nearly always says he believes they want to make a deal more than he...

British Airways Pilots to Strike 9, 10 and 27 September 2019 British Airways Pilots to Strike 9, 10 and 27 September 2019

It also said it was dealing with a backlog of 40,000 customer calls. Contacted, KQ defended its position, saying that pilots were to blame for the rise in the flight disruptions under the crew shortage reasons, mostly because of the "restrictive CB...

Gold steadies as Trump ratchets down China trade tension Gold steadies as Trump ratchets down China trade tension

Escalating trade tensions between U.S. and China and fears of a global recession has pushed gold prices to new highs in global markets. USA gold futures were also up 0.1% at $1,538.70 an ounce. Gold had ended on a strong note on Friday at Rs 38...

Top China Trade Negotiator Calls for Calm as Trump Tensions Grow Top China Trade Negotiator Calls for Calm as Trump Tensions Grow

Global economic tensions have intensified in recent days with the United States and China raising tariffs on each other's imports, and President Donald Trump calling on U.S. On Monday, China allowed the yuan to fall. Some think the Fed will cut rates...

Trump says United States and China to resume trade talks Trump says United States and China to resume trade talks

White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: "His answer has been greatly misinterpreted". Trump's new tariff measures were announced after United States markets closed on Friday. Trump responded to that tit with his own tat: an increase in tar...

KFC offering first meatless fried 'chicken' KFC offering first meatless fried 'chicken'

Starting Monday, the fast food chain is testing a meatless alternative to is classic fried chicken. (The nuggets are four for $1.99, the wings start at six for $6.) As the name implies, Beyond Fried Chicken comes courtesy of a partnership with pl...

3D scanners at UK airports may end liquid restrictions 3D scanners at UK airports may end liquid restrictions

Airplane passengers will not must take liquids and laptops out of their hand baggage whereas going by safety due to new 3D cabin baggage know-how. And the Department for Transport has gone one stage further, requiring all major United Kingdom airpo...

Airlines ban recalled 15-inch MacBook Pro over battery safety fears Airlines ban recalled 15-inch MacBook Pro over battery safety fears

This order, the regulator says, is being issued after Apple recalled a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 "due to fears that their batteries may overheat and pose a s...

USA stock futures tumble, yen gains on trade war USA stock futures tumble, yen gains on trade war

S&P 500 futures fell more than 1 per cent after sliding Friday, when President Donald Trump announced additional levies on Chinese imports and called for American companies to pull out of Asia's largest economy, after China said it would impose retal...

British Airways pilots to strike for three days in September British Airways pilots to strike for three days in September

BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association, set those dates Friday for strikes as negotiations between the airline and the pilots' union have failed to reach an agreement in a pay dispute. "The gap between BA's position and Balpa's position is a...

Trump Says Hasn't Discussed Joint G7 Message To Iran Over Nuke Programme

Manufacturers around the world are smarting from the trade dispute between the USA and China , which has led to new import taxes on hundreds of billions of dollars-worth of goods. "In many ways, this is an emergency", he said. The two leaders held...

Participating companies may opt out of Libra due to government pressure Participating companies may opt out of Libra due to government pressure

In a questionnaire that was sent out in the beginning of this month, it was revealed that now the European Commission is investigating potential anti- competitive behaviour which is related to the Libra Association. Uber , Spotify and Vodafone ha...

Carney says world needs to end reliance on dollar Carney says world needs to end reliance on dollar

In other words, digital currencies may have a role in weaning the world off of the US dollar as the global reserve currency, Carney said. Speaking at the Federal Reserve's annual Jackson Hole Symposium on August 23, Carney called for a dramatic ...

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