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South Africa's credit rating downgraded to junk by S&P South Africa's credit rating downgraded to junk by S&P
- April 04, 2017

South Africa's new finance minister, Malusi Gigaba looks on after the swearing in of cabinet ministers following a reshuffle that replaced Pravin Gordhan as finance minister with Gigaba along with various other ministers and their deputies in Pretoria, South Africa, March 31,2017. (more...)
Truck, SUV sales keep rising as auto sales continue to slide Truck, SUV sales keep rising as auto sales continue to slide
- April 04, 2017

The firm now has a $40.00 price objective on the auto manufacturer's stock. The company expressed hopes of seeing moderate incentive spending environment going forward due to launches of new crossovers and adjustments to passenger auto inventories. (more...)
Tesla now worth more than Ford
- April 04, 2017

Tesla shares ended Monday up 7% from last week at $298, valuing the company at $48.6 billion. "It's mind-boggling that a company that has the global breadth and depth that Ford has is suddenly valued at less than or equal to Tesla ", said Dave Sullivan, an analyst at researcher AutoPacific Inc. (more...)
South Korean women arrive in North Korea for football match
- April 04, 2017

Among the three ballistic missile tests Pyongyang carried out this year, the second one held on February 12 was based on SLBM technology, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff. The ground force exercises took place in Kosong County, eastern Gangwon Province, which is split between South Korea and North Korea. Japan's Sawajiri destroyer participated in the Exercise Rimpac, a biennial maritime exercise made up of mainly countries in the Pacific Rim, three times, and has also ... (more...)
Oil bounces off November lows, but bloated U.S. stockpiles pressure market Oil bounces off November lows, but bloated U.S. stockpiles pressure market
- April 04, 2017

At the MULTI COMMODITY EXCHANGE, crude palm oil for delivery in April fell by Rs 1.80, or 0.34 per cent, to Rs 519 per 10 kg, in a business turnover of 134 lots. "They might need to reduce shipments more or extend this beyond June". London-based Barclays bank offered a more upbeat assessment, saying the latest oil price weakness would not last into the second quarter. (more...)
Spain would not 'initially' block Scotland from joining the EU after Brexit Spain would not 'initially' block Scotland from joining the EU after Brexit
- April 04, 2017

The change in tone reflects the new approach being taken by Dastis, a career diplomat, who was promoted to foreign minister last November after the centre-right prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, formed a government following 300 days of political paralysis in 2016. (more...)
UK Plans to Convert EU Laws Into Domestic Law Post-Brexit UK Plans to Convert EU Laws Into Domestic Law Post-Brexit
- April 04, 2017

Gibraltar has a population of 32,000 and about 96 percent of its residents voted to remain in the European Union past year. In the first signs of a business fall-out since May's Brexit notification, the prestigious Lloyd's of London insurance market said it would open a new Brussels subsidiary to ensure smooth operations in the EU. (more...)
Australian bonds jump sharply ahead of RBA monetary policy decision
- April 04, 2017

On Friday (31 March) the Australian prudential authority announced it had tightened some rules on lending, which may go some way towards slowing loan growth (and house price growth). "Growth in rents is the slowest for two decades", he said. Regarding inflation, the bank has a similar take in that it now see's inflation as low but is confident of a rise above 2% this year. (more...)
Verizon to Launch Media Division Called Oath When Yahoo Merges With AOL Verizon to Launch Media Division Called Oath When Yahoo Merges With AOL
- April 04, 2017

Details about what the new company will do and how Verizon plans on using its newest toy are still scarce, and it seems the carrier has no plans to share specifics anytime soon. Yahoo slashed the price of its core internet business by $350 million. " #TakeTheOath . Summer 2017", Armstrong tweeted , over an image of the logo . (more...)
Ram Jethmalani offers to defend Arvind Kejriwal for 'free' Ram Jethmalani offers to defend Arvind Kejriwal for 'free'
- April 04, 2017

Arun Jaitley had filed a case against Kejriwal after he had accused him of financial irregularities when he was president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). All this is instigated by (Arun) Jailtley who's afraid of my cross-examination. The file goes on to say that "the Chief Minister made statements in the media explaining the stand of the government on such raids". (more...)
Australia tightens airport security, screens laptops Australia tightens airport security, screens laptops
- April 04, 2017

Federal Minister for Transport, Darren Chester, says the changes are being made so that passengers can travel "in the knowledge that every precaution is being taken to ensure they arrive at their destinations safely". The Federal Government has announced additional screening for passengers travelling via the Middle East airports of Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi. Dubai-based Emirates, which recently said it was mulling loaning laptops to passengers because of the United States ban on devices ... (more...)
Uber Puts Its Self-Driving Cars Back On The Road After Crash
- April 04, 2017

Uber's investigation into the incident has cleared its self-driving cars to resume the project in Tempe, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Uber also grounded self-driving cars in San Francisco over the weekend, but resumed operations earlier yesterday. (more...)
Vodafone's Indian unit to merge with Idea Cellular Vodafone's Indian unit to merge with Idea Cellular
- April 04, 2017

The all-share merger for both partners excludes Vodafone's 42 per cent stake in Indus Towers and will be effected through issuing new shares in Idea to Vodafone and result in Vodafone deconsolidating Vodafone India. Vodafone will have the sole right to appoint the Chief Financial Officer. Vodafone and Idea will each control three seats on the new company's board, which will have six independent directors. (more...)
RBI to bring Rs 200 notes this June, claim reports RBI to bring Rs 200 notes this June, claim reports
- April 04, 2017

Meanwhile, spokesman of RBI declined to comment on it. The alarming rise of the fake versions of the new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes, seized in bulk amounts within weeks of the demonetisation announcement, has kept the government on its toes. (more...)
Bond prices mixed as investors parse through key economic data Bond prices mixed as investors parse through key economic data
- April 04, 2017

While the SPX slipped 0.04% in March, its 5.5% first-quarter gain marked its best quarter since 2015. While the COMP added 1.5% in March, its 9.8% first-quarter gain made it the index's best quarter since 2013. Nasdaq Composite advanced 16.80 points or 0.28% at 5914.34 levels. Meanwhile, an inflation gauge closely watched by the Federal Reserve increased 2.1 percent in February compared with a year ago, a five-year high. (more...)
CBI investigating into P Chidambaram's alleged role in Aircel-Maxis case CBI investigating into P Chidambaram's alleged role in Aircel-Maxis case
- April 04, 2017

Swamy said the CBI should be asked to file a status report in the case , after which the bench asked Mehta to do the needful before the next date of hearing. Swamy has alleged that Chidambaram withheld investment clearance for Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 until his son Karthi Chidambaram received a 5% stake in Aircel. (more...)
According to Credit Suisse, the Vodafone-Idea combine will
- April 04, 2017

As telecom industry is on consolidation move, besides this merger, its competitor Bharti Airtel has already bought Indian assets of Telenor, while Reliance Communication, Aircel, Tata Teleservices and MTS are in talks for merger. It will own 45.1% of the new Indian business while the Aditya Birla Group, Idea's parent company, will own 26%. Meanwhile, the companies said later in the day that Idea and Vodafone both will continue as independent brands in India. (more...)
AOL and Yahoo merger named Oath
- April 04, 2017

Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer , pictured, will not be a part of Oath. The merging of two iconic brands during the second quarter of 2017 will form a new company within Verizon that the telecom giant plans to call Oath. According to Recode , the new company will be lead by Armstrong. However, after Yahoo revealed that over a billion user accounts had certain details compromised in two separate cyberattacks launched against the company, Verizon recently decreased its offered ... (more...)
Trump's order can't stop action on climate change: US advocacy group Trump's order can't stop action on climate change: US advocacy group
- April 04, 2017

He was also an adviser on energy policy to New York's Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. For starters, Trump's executive order won't mean much for Washington state. Regardless of any backwards steps leaders may take, it remains a fact that industries only produce that which is profitable, and that as consumers we vote with our money. (more...)
Canadian designer to step in as Jenna Lyons leaves J. Crew Canadian designer to step in as Jenna Lyons leaves J. Crew
- April 04, 2017

Drexler also mentions their mutual respect, and remains vague about Lyons' future plans. If you're wearing a striped navy ruffled top with a scooped neckline and matching espadrilles from J.Crew, Jenna Lyons probably had something to do with it. (more...)

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