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Source: Common Domain

Why frustrated stock-market traders say ‘neither bulls nor bears’ are in charge right now

Thursday 20:56 GMT

That doesn’t help you to understand exactly when the bottom will come, whether it was Friday or whether it’ll be weeks from now, but if you’re wondering whether the phenomenon signals anything, it’s more of a sign of a bottom and outside of recessionary periods, those sort of days tend to pile up close to the lows, rather than well ahead of those lows,” Thornton said.

To Mott Capital Management’s Michael Kramer it was clear evidence that “neither the bulls nor the bears are in charge,” and he knows who to blame: algorithmic trading programs.

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Source: The Week

What to learn from Trump's accidental tariff success

Today 00:36 GMT

Trump's tariffs show they do pretty much exactly what they say on the tin: change the price structure to make domestic production more feasible.

Virtually all major countries that became rich after the U.K. blazed the initial trail of industrialization did so behind tariff barriers, America very much included. Many that could not, due to imperialism, like India and China in the 18th and 19th centuries, ended up economically ruined and set back hundreds of years.

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Source: Common Domain

Volkswagen CFO: Cautious About Trade, Optimistic About China

Today 00:35 GMT

Germany’s Volkswagen AG , like many companies, is grappling with global uncertainties ranging from trade tensions to Britain’s exit from the European Union to slowing demand in China.

Mr. Witter said the U.S., European Union and China need to “stay in talking terms” as they seek to work out trade differences. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen, which sells cars in more than 150 countries, welcomed the 90-day window for talks between the U.S. and China, agreed to by President Trump and President Xi Jinping this month.

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Source: Common Domain

The Surprising Beneficiaries of a Trade Feud

Thursday 23:39 GMT

As tensions between the U.S. and China have intensified, global companies are actively diversifying their supply chains away from China.

“The truth is that even before the trade wars there was an exodus of capital out of China and into lower labor-cost countries,” said Jorge Mariscal, chief investment officer for emerging markets at UBS Wealth Management. This is good news for countries receiving that investment and for the banks and supply-chain consultants that are helping companies make the transition.

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Source: Common Domain

Global Stocks Drift Higher on Trade Optimism

Today 00:36 GMT

Global stocks edged higher Thursday as signs of improving U.S.-China trade relations and British Prime Minister Theresa May’s survival of a no-confidence vote offset concerns about a creeping economic slowdown.

On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported China was set to introduce an industrial policy that is friendlier to foreign businesses, and President Trump said on Twitter earlier in the week that “productive” trade talks were under way.

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Source: Common Domain

Stocks mixed as U.S.-China trade tensions loom

Today 00:35 GMT

U.S. stocks traded mixed late Thursday morning, as investors continue to digest headlines surrounding the potential for a U.S.-China trade deal.

U.S.-China trade concerns remain at fore of investor minds Thursday, as they continue to digest headlines from earlier in the week that suggested the Chinese were ready to make significant concessions to their industrial policy and reduce tariffs on imported autos, while President Trump indicated he would intervene in the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou if it would help ensure a trade deal with China.

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Source: Common Domain

Tencent Music Rises in Trading Debut

Today 00:35 GMT

Investors sounded notes of optimism about Tencent Music Entertainment Group , TME 7.69% one of the biggest IPOs in the U.S. in recent years, pushing its shares 7.7% higher in the company’s trading debut.

Appeared in the December 13, 2018, print edition as 'Tencent Music Rises 7.7% in Trading Debut.'. Chinese music-streaming company had priced its IPO at the low end of expectations

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Source: Reuters

Trading startup Robinhood branches out into U.S. checking and...

Today 00:35 GMT

Commission-free trading startup Robinhood has launched U.S. checking and savings accounts that pay a 3 percent interest rate, broadening the suite of financial products it offers, the company said on Thursday.

Student lender Social Finance Inc this year launched a checking account with a 2 percent interest rate, while British money transfer startup TransferWise launched low-cost multi-currency accounts.

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Source: Reuters

Vitol, rival oil traders in spotlight of Brazil bribery probe

Today 00:36 GMT

Graft allegations lodged by prosecutors last week against four of the world’s largest oil trading companies - Vitol SA, Trafigura, Glencore PLC and Mercuria Energy Group - have opened an explosive new phase in the long-running probe.

Federal prosecutors allege the European multinationals and some smaller players collectively paid at least $31 million in bribes over a six-year period to employees at Brazil’s state-led oil company Petrobras to sell them oil at sweetheart prices.

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Source: Common Domain

Asia stocks rally into a second day with Hong Kong markets in the lead

Today 00:36 GMT

Stocks across Asia were powering ahead for a second straight day in early trading Thursday as investors took a no-news-is-good-news view of the U.S.-China trade talks a day after President Trump said phone exchanges were going well.

WuXi AppTec 603259, +0.41%   has fallen 3% in early trading as the Shanghai-listed drug-R&D services provider debuts in Hong Kong. The Nikkei NIK, +1.09%   is up a 1% in morning trading in Japan as the yen fell overnight versus the rebounding euro and pound.

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Source: Global News

Just Like Home: Kahnawake traditions run deep in a changing world

Today 00:36 GMT

Just Like Home is a series that discovers the restaurants and places Montrealers from all walks of life go to have a little, nostalgic taste of their home countries.

Though the premise of Just Like Home is to dine with people who are searching for their “home away from home,” this episode is a little different because, well, LeBorgne’s people are the original inhabitants of this land. “A long time ago, it was very common for us to use the term Indian, but then it kind of became native and then there was First Nations and Aboriginal, but now it seems the word we’re leaning towards now is Indigenous,” LeBorgne explains.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Stocks Mixed on Trade Optimism, Economic Concerns

Today 00:35 GMT

U.S. stocks flipped between gains and losses Thursday as investors weighed signs of improving trade relations between the U.S. and China, along with concerns about a creeping economic slowdown.

Thursday’s mixed trading session came after U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday as The Wall Street Journal reported that China was set to introduce an industrial policy that is friendlier to foreign businesses.

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Source: Fox News

Meghan Markle breaks royal tradition again at British Fashion Awards

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards on Monday wearing a sleek one-shoulder black Givenchy dress — but it was her nail color that made headlines.

The Duchess of Sussex appeared at the awards show to present her wedding dress designer and Givenchy’s artistic director, Clare Waight Keller, the British Womenswear Designer of the Year award. Markle styled her baby bump-hugging velvet black dress with gold bracelets, metallic Tamara Mellon sandals and dark nail polish.

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Source: Common Domain

Treasury Yields Rise on Signs of Easing Trade Tensions

Thursday 16:20 GMT

U.S. government bond prices edged lower Wednesday as signs of progress on trade talks between Washington and Beijing spurred fresh risk-appetite across markets.

“The Fed is likely to pivot in 2019 and tread with more caution on rate hikes,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, in a statement.

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Source: The Guradian

‘A legitimate zoo’ How an obscure German group cornered global trade in endangered parrots

Tuesday 18:11 GMT

Exclusive: A secretive organisation based in a German village has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of rare parrots.

The legal import and export of rare and endangered birds is governed by the 1975 convention on international trade in endangered species (Cites). But ACTP operates in a grey area where national authorities take responsibility for limited areas of activity in their own country.


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