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ECB's Draghi rejects Estonia's virtual currency idea ECB's Draghi rejects Estonia's virtual currency idea
- September 07, 2017

Along with low interest rates and cheap loans to banks, the ECB's bond purchases are created to encourage growth in the 19-nation eurozone , pushing inflation towards its target of just below 2.0 per cent. As well as growth and inflation, Draghi said the euro's strength could have an impact on exports. One reason is that the euro has appreciated against other currencies as the recovery gathers pace, braking price growth as imports become cheaper. (more...)
Moon Jae-in seeks Vladimir Putin's help, warns of 'uncontrollable' North Korea Moon Jae-in seeks Vladimir Putin's help, warns of 'uncontrollable' North Korea
- September 07, 2017

South Korea has claimed that the North is making preparations for another ICBM test . "Australia is doing its part to exert pressure on North Korea through our full implementation of UNSC sanctions and our autonomous sanctions regime". In further developments, South Korea's Asia Business Daily reported that North Korea had been observed moving a rocket that appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile towards the country's west coast. (more...)
Rise In Jobless Claims Surprises No One (Except Economists) Rise In Jobless Claims Surprises No One (Except Economists)
- September 07, 2017

Claims similarly increased 81,000 in 2012 after Superstorm Sandy struck the Northeast, and 96,000 after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and MS in 2005. Overall, the number of people filing for jobless benefits fell 5,000 to 1.94 million. The four-week average came in at 1.948 million, the lowest showing since mid-June. (more...)
HSBC, Citizens Mortgage Rate Wrap Up Sep 6, 2017 HSBC, Citizens Mortgage Rate Wrap Up Sep 6, 2017
- September 07, 2017

The short term, popular 15 year loans start at 3.375% today and an April of 3.522%. Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. April quotes reflect an interest rate plus points, fees and other expenses, providing the most accurate view of the costs a borrower might pay. These types of loans are best for those who expect to sell or refinance before the first or second adjustment. (more...)
House Crazies Angry At Trump's Debt Ceiling Deal, Threaten Paul Ryan House Crazies Angry At Trump's Debt Ceiling Deal, Threaten Paul Ryan
- September 07, 2017

With Congress facing a slew of do-or-die deadlines in September, Trump met with the leaders at the White House . "A$3 lways we'll agree on [the] debt ceiling automatically because of the importance of it". Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse was one of them, saying in a tweet that "The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump deal is bad". Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell distanced himself from the decision, referring to it as a deal between Trump and Democrats. (more...)
Are Analysts Bearish Carclo plc (LON:CAR) After Last Week? Are Analysts Bearish Carclo plc (LON:CAR) After Last Week?
- September 07, 2017

Yesterday Clarkson PLC (LON:CKN) traded 0.39% higher at 2,819.00GBX. Spark Mgmt Limited invested 0.01% in Key Tronic Corporation (NASDAQ:KTCC). Clarkson PLC is a United Kingdom-based company, which provides integrated shipping services. Liberum Capital maintained McBride plc (LON:MCB) rating on Wednesday, January 11. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, July 14 report. (more...)
Amazon Plans to Open Second US Headquarters Amazon Plans to Open Second US Headquarters
- September 07, 2017

Amazon expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs. Simply put, having Amazon plant its flag in your backyard can have an incredibly positive impact on the local economy. (more...)
Deutsche Bank boss warns Deutsche Bank boss warns "era of cheap money" needs to end
- September 07, 2017

It gained around 10% during the summer. In particular, the ECB has relied on the capital key rule: the more a national central bank contributes to the ECB's balance sheet, the more government bonds will be purchased. There is more to it. The higher the euro, the more expensive products and services get for non-euro customers, which might affect exports from the currency union. (more...)
Stocks tentative after selloff on North Korea fears Stocks tentative after selloff on North Korea fears
- September 07, 2017

The Dow and S&P stand less than 1% below their all-time closing highs hit a month ago, while the Nasdaq achieved a fresh record close on Friday. NORTH KOREA: South Korean warships conducted live-fire exercises at sea following US warnings of a "massive military response" after North Korea's biggest nuclear test to date. (more...)
Fed's Brainard: Weak Inflation Argues for Caution on Further Rate Rises Fed's Brainard: Weak Inflation Argues for Caution on Further Rate Rises
- September 07, 2017

Federal Reserve interest-rate increases may be "doing real harm" to the United States economy, which would help explain why inflation is low and job growth has slowed, said Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari, one of the central bank's most dovish policy makers. (more...)
Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks support lawsuit to block DACA repeal
- September 07, 2017

Microsoft responded strongly to the Trump administration's decision on Tuesday to move toward rescinding or replacing DACA within six months. "DACA beneficiaries are working across a range of Microsoft's business divisions, developing the next generations of Microsoft products and services", Martin Shively, a lawyer for Microsoft's US immigration team, said in the company's statement . (more...)
Tropical storms Jose and Katia join Hurricane Irma in Atlantic Tropical storms Jose and Katia join Hurricane Irma in Atlantic
- September 07, 2017

ET Wednesday to make it to San Juan, Puerto Rico , straight into the realm of the 185 miles per hour winds of Category 5 Hurricane Irma , reports online flight tracking system, Flightaware . Thursday. That means all of south and central Florida is a possible target. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed 110 Kiwis registered on the SafeTravel website are known to be in the path of the Category 5 storm - the biggest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. (more...)
Roku Launches Free Movie Streaming Channel Roku Launches Free Movie Streaming Channel
- September 07, 2017

Although the service will be free for users, it will still include ads. Films will be mostly mainstream studio fare; Roku pointed to Ali, The Karate Kid , and Legally Blonde as examples. "There is tremendous opportunity for our content to be viewed on the Roku platform", Danny Fisher, CEO at FilmRise, said in a statement . And it offers an easy way to search across all of the top services for content you want to see. (more...)
Unusual Volume Spikes For: The Coca-Cola Company (KO) Unusual Volume Spikes For: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
- September 07, 2017

Each day in the past 1 week, the average volatility remained at 0.64%. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its holdings in shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) by 66.1% during the 1st quarter. Stifel Nicolaus restated a "hold" rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) in a report on Friday, July 14th. Credit Suisse Group restated a "buy" rating and issued a $49.00 price objective on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) in a research report ... (more...)
How Strongly Can North Korea Move the Precious Metals Market? How Strongly Can North Korea Move the Precious Metals Market?
- September 07, 2017

The Nasdaq composite declined 0.9% to close at 6,375.57 as shares of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet all dropped. "While financial markets remain nervous about the potential for the next risky conflagration, each escalation on the part of North Korea seems to elicit a milder market reaction than the previous one". (more...)
Trump Responds 'We'll See' to Democratic Offer on Debt-Limit Trump Responds 'We'll See' to Democratic Offer on Debt-Limit
- September 07, 2017

Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, was quick to denounce the "Pelosi-Schumer-Trump deal". " We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer ", Trump, a wealthy businessman who as a candidate touted his deal-making skills, told reporters aboard Air Force One, without mentioning McConnell or Ryan, with whom he has had fraught relations. (more...)
New 'Ruby' Chocolate Is Naturally Pink and Will Change Desserts Forever New 'Ruby' Chocolate Is Naturally Pink and Will Change Desserts Forever
- September 07, 2017

The company says this isn't some white chocolate pumped with food coloring. The enchanting new chocolate was revealed at an event in Shanghai, China, today, but its arrival in our local grocery stores remains unknown. "It s natural chocolate ". "It's natural, it's colorful, it's hedonistic, there's an indulgence aspect to it, but it keeps the authenticity of chocolate ", the company's CEO, Antoine de Saint-Affrique, told Bloomberg. (more...)
Amazon 'pushes up price of water before Hurricane Irma approaches' Amazon 'pushes up price of water before Hurricane Irma approaches'
- September 07, 2017

Irma's winds were expected to start hammering the Caribbean on Tuesday, moving near or over Antigua and Barbuda late Tuesday and early Wednesday, according to the NHC. Bondi said Wednesday that numerous calls dealt with complaints about the prices being charged on water, food and gas, although she said people have also called to complain that stores are running out of supplies. (more...)
Gap, Inc. (The) (GPS) Rating Increased to Neutral at Citigroup Inc Gap, Inc. (The) (GPS) Rating Increased to Neutral at Citigroup Inc
- September 07, 2017

Gap Inc Del now has $9.42 billion valuation. Wolfe Research has "Underperform" rating and $26 target. BMO Capital Markets set a $23.00 price target on shares of Gap, Inc . Sales at both divisions fell last quarter compared with the year-earlier period. Analysts predict that Gap, Inc . will post $2.06 EPS for the current year. (more...)
Gary Cohn's Shot at Fed Chair Falls Apart Gary Cohn's Shot at Fed Chair Falls Apart
- September 07, 2017

Cohn's criticism caught Trump by surprise and left the president seething with anger, according to a person familiar with the president's reaction. "This administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist in our communities", Cohn, who is Jewish, said afterwards. (more...)

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