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Oil prices fall on rising supply, trade tensions Oil prices fall on rising supply, trade tensions
- October 31, 2018

Prices have slipped from a four-year high this month as concerns that American sanctions on Iran would squeeze supply were overshadowed by a rout in global equities and an escalating trade dispute between the US and China. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday there was no reason for Russia to freeze or cut its oil production levels, noting that there were risks that global oil markets could be facing a deficit. (more...)
Strongest tremor yet halts fracking at Cuadrilla site near Blackpool Strongest tremor yet halts fracking at Cuadrilla site near Blackpool
- October 31, 2018

The tremor measuring one point one on the Richter scale was recorded this morning soon after fracking resumed at the site at Little Plumpton. It followed two seismic movements of 0.8 on Friday and Saturday. According to the British Geological Survey, earthquakes with magnitude of less than two are not usually felt and, if they are, it is only by people very close to the natural disaster. (more...)
Sydney man’s squatters rights earns him $1.7m property court win Sydney man’s squatters rights earns him $1.7m property court win
- October 31, 2018

With curiosity getting the better of him, Mr Gertos entered through the back door and found the rubbish-filled house was indeed unoccupied, News Corp reports. "I am comfortably satisfied that since about late 1998 Mr Gertos has been in factual possession of the land with the intention of possessing the land", Justice Darke said. (more...)
Facebook Misses Sales Estimates, Weighed Down by Scandals Facebook Misses Sales Estimates, Weighed Down by Scandals
- October 31, 2018

The company's flagship product, the Facebook social network, has reached a saturation point in terms of growth, especially in the USA and Europe. Facebook's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is betting the company's future on video and disappearing posts called "stories", not the company's famous news feed. (more...)
Erdogan opens new Istanbul Airport, planned to be world's largest Erdogan opens new Istanbul Airport, planned to be world's largest
- October 31, 2018

He said Istanbul Airport will be a model to the world with its architecture, construction, operation, and financing. At the inauguration - which coincided with the 95th anniversary of modern Turkey's founding by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - Erdogan also revealed that the airport would be named " Istanbul ". (more...)
BP 3Q profit more than doubled BP 3Q profit more than doubled
- October 31, 2018

Revenue in the July-to-September quarter jumped to $80.8bn, up from $60.8bn a year ago. Since January, the price of Brent crude has risen from 66 United States dollars a barrel to 76 USA dollars today. The sale is expected to completed on Wednesday. "Since we announced the BHP transaction, oil prices have firmed to levels significantly above the acquisition assumptions". (more...)
Elon Musk buys US$10M in Tesla stock on the open market Elon Musk buys US$10M in Tesla stock on the open market
- October 31, 2018

Rowe Price Associates. On October 16, a U.S. judge signed off on the SEC settlement, after Tesla, Musk and the regulator said in a joint filing that the deal was in the best interest of investors. Musk posted a tweet recently which reads: "Deleted my Tesla titles last week to see what would happen". An agreement was reached whereby Musk would step down a chairman, remain as chief executive and pay a $20m (£15.7m) fine. (more...)
Tech Giants Including Google, Facebook & Amazon Face UK Digital Services Tax Tech Giants Including Google, Facebook & Amazon Face UK Digital Services Tax
- October 31, 2018

Beginning in 2020, the tax would be assessed on "digital services companies" that register minimum annual revenues of £500 million ($640 million) globally. It will apply only to United Kingdom revenue from search engines, social-media platforms, and online marketplaces. The new system taxes revenues instead of profits, which companies often record outside the U.K. (more...)
USA bans exports to Chinese DRAM maker citing national security risk USA bans exports to Chinese DRAM maker citing national security risk
- October 31, 2018

The firm is nearing completion of substantial production capacity for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) integrated circuits, likely to be based on US-technology. It was not immediately clear what effect the Commerce Department action will have on Fujian Jinhua's operations. The order was issued on Monday, US time. (more...)
Government Initiates Consultations With RBI Under Rare Provision Government Initiates Consultations With RBI Under Rare Provision
- October 31, 2018

With elections looming next year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is keen to ensure banks continue lending as risks from rising oil prices and a currency slump curb prospects for Asia's third-largest economy. The high-level Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday discussed liquidity issues being faced by the non-banking financial companies, sources said. (more...)
General Electric reports Q3 loss of $22.8 billion, cuts dividend General Electric reports Q3 loss of $22.8 billion, cuts dividend
- October 31, 2018

It is expected to free up about $3.9 billion a year for the cash-starved company. And the global reach of the GE brand and our global relationships are truly impressive. Lawrence Culp Jr.'s efforts to revive the troubled company. GE has been the hardest hit by a industrywide slump in demand for gas turbines because of aggressive bidding on contracts and services that are biting into profits, said Sprague, of Vertical Research. (more...)
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Brand Reported For 'Potentially Dangerous' Product Claims Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Brand Reported For 'Potentially Dangerous' Product Claims
- October 30, 2018

Based Gwyneth Paltrow company Goop engaged in the manufacture of cosmetics, food and other goods for a healthy lifestyle during the existence repeatedly was exposed to criticism. Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company Goop has been reported to United Kingdom authorities for allegedly endangering customers with "unproven" health advice. (more...)
Donald Trump expects 'great deal' with China over trade Donald Trump expects 'great deal' with China over trade
- October 30, 2018

And Mr Trump said: "I have $267 billion waiting to go if we can't make a deal". The S&P 500 Index fell as much as 2.1% before paring the drop and ending the day down 0.7%. China and the United States are now engaged in a trade row which was triggered by the U.S. slapping 25- and 10-percent tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, respectively, from China in April. (more...)
Just Eat readying for hit from Chancellor's digital tech tax Just Eat readying for hit from Chancellor's digital tech tax
- October 30, 2018

Although the £20bn in extra money for the NHS by 2023-24 represents a substantial increase in spending on the health service, it will come less quickly than average over its 70-year lifespan. Mr Hammond also insisted today that the budget was not a stepping stone to another election. Mr Hammond defended the decision to deliver the tax cuts, insisting they were promises in the Tory manifesto a year ago. (more...)
Chemical Bank Has $1.66 Million Position in General Electric (GE) Chemical Bank Has $1.66 Million Position in General Electric (GE)
- October 30, 2018

Relative volume is ratio between current volume and 3-month average value, intraday adjusted. It was created to allow traders to more accurately measure the daily volatility of an asset by using simple calculations. Given the importance of identifying companies that will ensure earnings per share at a tall rate, we later obsession to umpire how to identify which companies will achieve high amassing rates. (more...)
Tesla Says Has Not Received Subpoena on Model 3 Production Tesla Says Has Not Received Subpoena on Model 3 Production
- October 30, 2018

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating whether Tesla misled investors about the production of its Model 3 sedan, The Wall Street Journal reports . In this 2017 Tesla chart, the company said it would build 5,000 Model 3s by end of 2017. Shares closed up more than five percent on in NY on Friday, adding to Thursday's gains. (more...)
Is It Time To Sell Stock? Royal Bank of Canada (RY) Is It Time To Sell Stock? Royal Bank of Canada (RY)
- October 29, 2018

Having a well thought out investing plan may help ease the burden of day to day volatility. Other times, there may be more than meets the eye, and a deep-dive into the crucial data may be required. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100. Others may use a combination of multiple indicators to assist uncover trends and patterns. When average volume is high, the stock has high liquidity and can be therefore easily traded, while conversely, when the trading volume is low, the commodity ... (more...)
Alabama McDonald's gunman killed by armed dad, who is injured in shootout Alabama McDonald's gunman killed by armed dad, who is injured in shootout
- October 29, 2018

When a masked man burst into the restaurant and began shooting, the dad pulled out his own weapon, and a hail of gunfire washed over the restaurant. The unidentified gunman later died of his injuries, while the injuries to the father and his son "were not considered life-threatening". (more...)
EU Wants Italy To Revise Its Budget EU Wants Italy To Revise Its Budget
- October 29, 2018

Others, like Matthieu Groues, head of strategy at Lazard Freres Gestion, think the agency will follow in Moody's footsteps. But the coalition government at the helm of the EU's fourth biggest economy, made up of the right-wing League and populist Five Star Movement, has so far refused to budge. (more...)
Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021 Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021
- October 29, 2018

But the woman dubbed the "eternal chancellor" may not get to choose her own timetable - and her departure could be hastened if her junior coalition partner brings down the government before 2021. But the night's biggest victor was the Greens. After the vote, SPD leader Andrea Nahles called the result "unacceptable" and left open the possibility that her party could bolt from Merkel's already precarious coalition - a move that would collapse the Government. (more...)
Petrol, diesel prices cut for 12th straight day Petrol, diesel prices cut for 12th straight day
- October 29, 2018

The twin factors have brought down fuel prices to two-month lows in Delhi, reported by news agency Press Trust of India ( PTI ). The fuel prices had been witnessing a relentless hike since the past few months in the country, burning a hole in the common commuter's pocket. (more...)
Passenger Plane Missing Minutes After Take-Off From Jakarta, Search On Passenger Plane Missing Minutes After Take-Off From Jakarta, Search On
- October 29, 2018

The plane had been due to land at around 7:30 a.m. local time in Pangkal Pinan, the largest city on the Indonesian island of Bangka. It was not immediately clear how many people were on board the plane, believed to be a Boeing 737. The Flightradar website tracked the plane, showing it looping south on take-off and then heading north before the flight path ended abruptly over the Java Sea, not far from the coast. (more...)
United Kingdom gov't shelves plans for Royal Mint Gold token United Kingdom gov't shelves plans for Royal Mint Gold token
- October 29, 2018

Back in 2016 , the UK's Royal Mint , the place where all of the country's physical money is made, announced its plans to issue a gold-pegged cryptocurrency Royal Mint Gold (RMG) that would serve as a digital representation of precious metals stored in this institution. (more...)
Microsoft overtakes Amazon as second most valuable U.S. company Microsoft overtakes Amazon as second most valuable U.S. company
- October 29, 2018

Apple was the first US company to cross the $1 trillion threshold at the beginning of August. Microsoft surpassed Amazon to once again become the second most valuable US company on Friday, the Financial Times reports . Amazon is now worth $805 billion after falling below Microsoft during extended trading on Thursday and then into Friday regular trading. Your opinion is valuable. (more...)
Check your tickets: Winning $60M Lotto Max ticket sold in Edmonton Check your tickets: Winning $60M Lotto Max ticket sold in Edmonton
- October 29, 2018

Players must match all seven numbers, in any one set, to win the jackpot or the MAXMILLIONS prizes. The winning numbers are 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 20, 30 and bonus number 45. This makes it the largest jackpot in USA lottery history. If there's only one winning ticket, the victor would receive a lump sum payment of $904,000,000. (more...)

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