Saturday January 29-th, 2022

Remarkable Unemployment rate a reminder of how good Grant & Jacinda are Remarkable Unemployment rate a reminder of how good Grant & Jacinda are

The number of unemployed people rose by 37,000 in the July-September quarter from the previous quarter, which was an increase of almost one-third, Statistics New Zealand said Wednesday. New Zealand's jobless rate rose in the third quarter as companie...

Brazilian Manufacturing Expands at Record Pace in October Brazilian Manufacturing Expands at Record Pace in October

China's services activity expanded at the second-fastest pace in a decade in October with a sustained increase in total new business, a Caixin-sponsored survey showed Wednesday, as the sector's post-epidemic recovery continued to accelerate.

Canada trade deficit widens in September to Can$3.3 bln Canada trade deficit widens in September to Can$3.3 bln

That's a high level of imports but well below the pre-tariff levels and around where they stood past year. Exports climbed 2.6 percent to $176.4 billion. During April-October 2020, exports declined 19.05 percent to $150.07 billion, while imports fell...

Ethereum's ConsenSys Bags Another CBDC Project Partnership With Australia's Central Bank Ethereum's ConsenSys Bags Another CBDC Project Partnership With Australia's Central Bank

While RBA is still of the opinion that there is no "strong policy case to introduce a CBDC for retail use" in Australia , despite the continuing shift away from cash transactions, it has focused its attention on a wholesale CBDC. Reserve Bank of Aus...

Quebec City stabbing: man charged with two murders after Halloween sword attack Quebec City stabbing: man charged with two murders after Halloween sword attack

On Sunday, the Quebec Chief of Police said the man spoke about committing an assault five years earlier during his psychiatric review but the police were not aware of it and had no criminal record at all. Speaking during a news conference on Sund...

Race Remains Tight As Vote Tallying In Key Swing States Continues Race Remains Tight As Vote Tallying In Key Swing States Continues

The official projected confidence in the contest in Wisconsin, saying they expect it to be called in favor of the former vice president later this Wednesday morning. Jill Wine-Banks, one of the prosecutors in the Watergate scandal, said she did not t...

Walmart abandons plan to have robots check store inventories Walmart abandons plan to have robots check store inventories

Walmart had repeatedly said such robots would be "sidekicks" to store workers. Walmart said in a statement it has "worked with Bossa Nova for five years and together we learned a lot about how technology can assist associates , make jobs easier, a...

Wall Street gains at open on Biden victory bets Wall Street gains at open on Biden victory bets

Hopes prevailed that the end of a bruising USA presidential campaign might lift the uncertainty that's sent markets spinning recently. More than anything, what investors hope for from the election is a clear victor to emerge, even if it takes some ti...

Sensex rises over 550 points on firm factory data; banks lead gains

Drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries rose almost 6% after the company reported upbeat profit for the July-September quarter, boosting the Nifty pharma index about 2.2%. Infosys , Sun Pharma, and HCL Tech (all up 3%) were the top Sensex gainers. Ba...

China says its importers choosing voluntarily to cut back on Australian goods China says its importers choosing voluntarily to cut back on Australian goods

China is Australia's most important trading partner and being the most important destination for Australian exports, any deterioration in this relationship could have a significant negative impact on Australia's potential foreign exchange earnings....

Crushed by the virus, Cool Springs Galleria operator files for bankruptcy Crushed by the virus, Cool Springs Galleria operator files for bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston. "With the overwhelming support of our lenders, we look forward to quickly emerging from this process as a financially stronger company with the resources and ...

Shanghai stock exchange suspends Ant Group's IPO, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories Shanghai stock exchange suspends Ant Group's IPO, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

Retail investors in the two markets - from taxi drivers to students and young professionals - used their savings and borrowed heavily from banks and brokerages for what many saw as once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity, financial industry sources...

October inflation eases slightly to 8.9pc October inflation eases slightly to 8.9pc

That is the slowest growth since June when inflation remained flat. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data showed that consumer price index (CPI) inflation general increased 1.7 percent month-on-month in October as compared to an increase of 1.5 ...

Stocks try for rebound on eve of Election Day Stocks try for rebound on eve of Election Day

The Russell 2000's solid gains on Monday may signal that traders are betting Joe Biden will be elected president and that he will push for a big-ticket economic stimulus package, which would help smaller companies, said Quincy Krosby, chief marke...

London transport system secures £1.8 billion government bailout London transport system secures £1.8 billion government bailout

Asked in a later interview with Sky News whether people living in the capital should prepare for the possibility of higher council tax to fund TfL, Mr Khan said: "They should be as a outcome of the conditions imposed by the government".

McDonald's Cult Classic, The McRib, Is Coming Back McDonald's Cult Classic, The McRib, Is Coming Back

The sandwich first appeared on menus almost 40 years ago, reported CNN. But few make Americans drool quite like the McDonald's McRib sandwich. "That's why this year, we're proud to serve the McRib nationwide for everyone to enjoy", said Li...

Burger King is telling people to go eat at McDonald's | Mapped Burger King is telling people to go eat at McDonald's | Mapped

Burger King's statement encourages foodies to order from KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, Papa John's, along with other independent food outlets. The company's United Kingdom arm tweeted a statement today asking consumers to support their local fast food ...

Oil prices slump 4% on jitters over Europe lockdowns, U.S. elections Oil prices slump 4% on jitters over Europe lockdowns, U.S. elections

Italy is the latest country in Europe to tighten COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting travel between the worst-hit regions and imposing a nightly curfew, which will limit fuel demand. However, top producers Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation ar...

Borrowers allowed payment deferral ahead of new lockdown Borrowers allowed payment deferral ahead of new lockdown

The FCA said borrowers who are now benefitting from a three-month payment deferral - under its July guidance - would be able to apply for a second deferral while high-cost short-term credit (such as payday loans), consumers would be able to apply f...

Covid-19: Finance minister calls for furlough beyond November

Pressed by the SNP's Pete Wishart, he added: "The furlough scheme will continue to be available wherever it is needed". It also said a mortgage payment holiday scheme would be extended for households and business premises which are required to clos...

Manufacturing PMI at a decade-high as factories recover from Covid blues Manufacturing PMI at a decade-high as factories recover from Covid blues

Last month, manufacturing sector conditions in the country continued to improve, with companies raising output to a 13-year high amid robust sales growth, said IHS Markit, the agency which tabulates PMI on the basis of responses from purchasing manag...

The Welsh government fears that people from England will The Welsh government fears that people from England will "flee" to Wales

The First Minister said that whilst pubs, cafes and restaurants can reopen in Wales from next week, discussions were ongoing over how it can operate following the announcement of an England-wide lockdown noting that it would have been on the same ter...

Christine Holgate is set to resign as Australia Post President Christine Holgate is set to resign as Australia Post President

It comes just two weeks after an explosive Senate estimates hearing revealed $12,000 had been spent on four Cartier watches. Ms Holgate accused the prime minister of humiliating her and said there were no legal grounds for her standing aside.

Gold rises by ₹103; silver gains ₹793 Gold rises by ₹103; silver gains ₹793

Gold prices in India traded flat on the Multi Commodity Exchange ( MCX ) Monday amid gains in global spot prices while silver prices jumped over one percent. Spot gold rose 0.2 per cent to US$1,882.00 per ounce by 3.35am GMT, while U.S. gold futur...

Tesla hikes price of 'Full Self-Driving' option to $10000 Tesla hikes price of 'Full Self-Driving' option to $10000

This is especially surprising when the auto is in parking mode, as the Tesla avatar on the screen is much larger and more detailed. Animations when opening the trunk, bed, and doors are now smoother, too. The speed will turn blue when the autopilot i...

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