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Putin says 'US hysteria' over Russian interference is election ploy
- October 31, 2016

Putin said Thursday that the USA presidential candidates are "all the same" to Russian Federation, before welcoming Trump's willingness to improve relations with Russian Federation. Interim Chair, Donna Brazile, previously said: "There's one person who stands to benefit from these criminal acts, and that's Donald Trump". For its part, the USA disputes Russia's claim to be fighting ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, saying its air campaign in Syria is primarily in support of Assad. (more...)
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by just 2 points
- October 31, 2016

The poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News on October 28-29 revealed that 46 percent of the likely voters intend to vote for Clinton, while 45 percent of those surveyed support Trump. Clinton led among women by 24 points in CNU's October 16 tracking poll and by 22 percentage points on October 21. The poll is in line with a Bloomberg poll of Florida voters, released earlier in the week. (more...)
The ANZ has sold its Asia retail and wealth business
- October 31, 2016

Being sold are retail and wealth in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Indonesia and DBS intends to invest in and run them as ongoing operations. Net profit in the July-September quarter was 1.07 billion Singapore dollars (US$769 million), the same as in the previous year after rounding off. Income from the Wealth Management customer segment increased 16 percent to SGD 1.26 billion as assets under management grew by 11 percent to SGD 159 billion, putting DBS among the top five banks in ... (more...)
Clinton team: Comey should say whether he's reviewed emails
- October 31, 2016

However, feds haven't been able to legally examine any emails, as their discovery was incidental to the warrant issued that enabled them to view Weiner's communications in the ongoing sexting investigation. Comey's letter on Friday to congressional committee chairs said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reviewing newly discovered emails that might be linked to Clinton's private server. (more...)
Huma Abedin Huma Abedin "surprised" about emails on Anthony Weiner's computer
- October 31, 2016

Weiner is the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin , and federal law enforcement officials said they believe the computer was used by both of them. Senior Justice Department officials are reportedly "apoplectic" that Comey would make his move based on so little evidence at such a critical time in the USA election. (more...)
European Central Bank and Markets: A Dangerous Obsession
- October 31, 2016

The euro has hit a seven-month low against the dollar as investors review the differing policies of European Union and USA central banks. "If, as we expect, the European Central Bank extends QE by nine months, we estimate that under the current regulations it would by early summer 2017 no longer be able to find sufficient Bunds suitable for purchase". (more...)
Twitter Bids Farewell to Vine
- October 31, 2016

Vine is a well-known application which lets people share six-second-long looping video clips . Jethro Ames, who started his career on Vine , thanked Hofmann for creating the app and "changing his life in the process". The Vine website however would be kept online by Twitter , as it feels it is important to still be able to watch all of the videos that have been made. (more...)
A Galaxy Note 8 Will Happen - With Incentives A Galaxy Note 8 Will Happen - With Incentives
- October 31, 2016

Samsung is reportedly giving their Galaxy Note product line another shot as it is said that the South Korean company plans on making another render for the said lineup. South Korea's economic growth for Q3 has slipped to its lowest level in more than a year, with Samsung's recall of the Galaxy Note 7 having had an impact. (more...)
Gatwick remains 'ready to proceed' following Heathrow decision
- October 31, 2016

Construction of a third landing strip at Heathrow will allow the 70-year-old airport to handle 135 million passengers a year, up from 75 million passengers now. Heathrow is set to lose its ranking as Europe's biggest hub airport to Paris' Charles de Gaulle by 2020. The expansion will provide economic benefits to passengers and the wider economy worth up to £61 billion. (more...)
Communist Party elevates Xi Jinping as 'core' leader Communist Party elevates Xi Jinping as 'core' leader
- October 31, 2016

The term signifies that the president is an exceptionally powerful leader. That includes the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, five of whose seven current members - all but Xi and Premier Li Keqiang - are due to step down according to custom. (more...)
British PM seeks to calm Brexit fears at first European Union summit British PM seeks to calm Brexit fears at first European Union summit
- October 31, 2016

Her conciliatory tone was in sharp contrast to the sometimes bitter rhetoric sparked by Britain's departure - the first time an European Union member has ever left the bloc - including threats of a "hard exit" that would see the country stranded outside Europe's massive single market if it seeks to restrict the entry of European Union migrants. (more...)
Florida Voters Lose Marco Rubio-Patrick Murphy Debate
- October 31, 2016

The debate was the second in the Senate race, and nearly certainly the last one that will be held before the November 8 election. "If you voted as much as you lied, you might actually be a decent senator", shot Murphy . Luntz also said that as far as he is concerned Trump has waged the worst campaign in USA presidential history. With cash to spend and less than two weeks left in the campaign, they'd be foolish not to take it. (more...)
Oil prices mixed on OPEC squabbles ahead of planned production cut Oil prices mixed on OPEC squabbles ahead of planned production cut
- October 31, 2016

It fell as low as $49.65, its lowest since September 30. However, details on how much each member state will cut from its production will only be known during OPEC's next meeting in Vienna on November 30. In post-settlement trade, it got down to as low as $50.56. Futures were little changed in NY after falling 1.6 per cent yesterday. Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer, sent a strong signal on Sunday that it would resist OPEC attempts to cut its output. (more...)
Egypt condemns Yemeni rebels' missile attack on Saudi Arabia
- October 31, 2016

The plan also shrinks the president's powers in exchange for the Houthis' withdrawal from several major cities, including the capital, and the handover of their heavy weapons to a third party. The Arab coalition has come under mounting global criticism for the high civilian death toll from its bombing campaign. The building houses a prison holding more than 40 inmates, majority opponents of the Huthi rebels controlling the area, a military source close to the insurgents told AFP . (more...)
Halloween party shooting leaves 2 people dead, several hurt Halloween party shooting leaves 2 people dead, several hurt
- October 31, 2016

An 18-year-old girl, identified by her father as Omani Free, was one of the victims who were fatally shot. Her mother, Rhonda Free, told ABC News affiliate WABC-TV that she was still in shock. Sunday about people shot at a party. She said they went to a hospital, where their daughter died hours later. Valentine-Free said she had left home for her own social engagement and didn't know her daughter had chose to go to the party. (more...)
Trump surges to within 1 point of Clinton Trump surges to within 1 point of Clinton
- October 31, 2016

That said, most voters still expect Clinton to win the White House anyway, with 60% saying her victory is likely. Clinton's campaign has expressed concerns about complacency this week as they push supporters to turn out even as polls showed her with a comfortable lead. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Mexican Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Mexican Grand Prix
- October 31, 2016

But otherwise he was untroubled en route to his 51st career win. Lewis Hamilton has qualified in pole position in the Mexico Grand Prix - reminding his team mate and fierce rival Nico Rosberg that he hasn't given up on retaining the F1 crown. (more...)
Tesla shares rise as automaker delivers Q3 profit Tesla shares rise as automaker delivers Q3 profit
- October 31, 2016

So does the third-quarter earnings announcement mark a turning point for the stock? Tesla said it delivered 24,821 vehicles in Q3, about 300 more than the estimated delivery count it provided on October 2. Tesla swung to a net profit of 14 cents a share in the quarter from a loss of $229.9 million, or $1.78 a share, a year earlier. Tesla said it expects to remain profitable in the final quarter of the year. (more...)
USA stocks tick lower as industrial companies skid
- October 31, 2016

Qualcomm has climbed 12 percent and NXP is up 21 percent since it was first reported that the companies were in talks. Eindhoven, Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors specializes in developing chips for automotive systems including automotive radar, digital radios and transceivers. (more...)
Every Tesla built now ready for autonomous driving Every Tesla built now ready for autonomous driving
- October 31, 2016

Tesla is giving all of its new cars the power for "full self-driving capabilities", including adding eight cameras to give a 360-degree view and radar, the auto firm has said. Also in case you missed the previous report, the self-driving feature will not be activated yet until Tesla can figure it out. Musk said the automaker would roll out updates on its self-driving software every two or three months, and initially, "Hardware 2" cars would be less capable than "Hardware 1" cars. (more...)

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