Posted in AFP China currency global economics India WallSt wallst

US Treasury added the Indian Rupee to currency watch list, along with China

The US Treasury added India to its watch list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, joining China and four others, according to a…

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Posted in AFP Hollywood & Entertainment

Actor Russell Crowe nets a mint from ‘divorce auction’

Sydney (AFP) – Hollywood actor Russell Crowe’s unusual “divorce auction” of personal items and movie memorabilia, including “Gladiator” props and a leather jockstrap he wore…

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Posted in AFP Politics Syria Trump admin World Military News

Trump warns of ‘big price’ after suspected Syria gas attack

Rouba El Husseini Beirut (AFP) – An alleged chemical attack that left dozens dead in Syria’s rebel-held town of Douma sparked international outrage Sunday, with…

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Posted in AFP Airlines american airlines global economics

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, cancels A350 order $BA

San Francisco (AFP) – American Airlines has ordered 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $12 billion at list prices, while cancelling a…

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Posted in AFP Immigration Mexico

Hopping the Mexico wall into the US, in under 2 minutes

President Donald Trump’s orders to deploy thousands of National Guard troops to secure the US frontier with Mexico did not stop one determined migrant from…

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Posted in AFP facebook Politics privacy Social Media

Facebook to verify identities for political ads $FB

Washington (AFP) – Facebook announced Friday that it will require any political ads on its platform to state who is paying for the message, and…

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Posted in AFP UK World Military News

#Russia says spy poisoning ‘grotesque provocation’ by UK, US

The head of Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence agency said Wednesday the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in Britain was a “grotesque provocation” by…

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Posted in AFP Apple Apple computers Intel Tech WallSt

Intel shares dive 8% after Apple announces they are making their own Mac chips $INTC $AAPL

Intel shares dove on Monday after Bloomberg reported that Apple intends to switch to chips of its own for Mac computers in two years. Intel…

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Posted in AFP Singapore tourism travel

Two #Singapore Airbnb hosts fined $50k over unauthorized rentals

Two Singaporean Airbnb hosts were Tuesday fined Sg$60,000 ($45,800) each for letting out apartments without official permission, the first such case in the city-state under…

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Posted in AFP automakers WallSt

US auto sales jumped back to life in March

The American consumer returned in force to automobile showrooms in March, lifting an industry that had been plodding along in a post-sales boom hangover. The…

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Posted in AFP interest rates Politics the fed WallSt

Career central banker John Williams rose Tuesday to the helm of the New York Federal $SPY

Career central banker John Williams rose Tuesday to the helm of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the most important branch of the US central…

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Posted in AFP Immigration Politics President Trump

President Trump furious over #Mexico migrant ‘caravan’

President Donald Trump lashed out Monday at Mexico, Democrats and the US Congress in a furious tirade triggered by images of a “caravan” of hundreds…

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Posted in 2016 elections AFP Crime Politics Trump admin

Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan sentenced to 30 days in jail for lying to Mueller

A Dutch lawyer with direct knowledge of contacts between Russian intelligence and a top official in Donald Trump’s campaign became the first person sentenced in…

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Posted in AFP france global economics WallSt

Foreign investments in #France hit 10-year high in 2017

The number of foreign investment projects in France reached a 10-year high last year, the latest spot of encouraging news for President Emmanuel Macron as…

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Posted in AFP Newspapers online media

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and leading broadcasters launched a drive against #Fakenews

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and leading broadcasters launched a drive against fake news Tuesday with a new set of trust and transparency standards for journalists….

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Posted in AFP Australia Mergers natural gas oil and gas

US PE firm Harbour Energy offers $10billion for Australia’s Santos

US private investment firm Harbour Energy Tuesday made an all-cash bid for Australian energy giant Santos, valuing the company at Aus$13.5 billion (US$10.3 billion). Santos,…

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Posted in AFP IPO Spotify streaming wallst

Spotify aims to strike chord in stock market debut $SPOT

Spotify on Tuesday debuts as a publicly traded company, hoping that its streaming music model will be a hit with investors and a boon to…

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Posted in AFP global economics Middle East Oil and Gas

Bahrain’s Bahraini Capital discovers largest #oil field in history of the Kingdom

Bahrain on Sunday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours…

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