Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

… with China towards a peaceful resolution of the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea.”Noting that repeated UN resolutions forbid the DPRK’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs, Thornton added that, “we continue to urge China to exert its unique leverage as North Korea’s largest trading partner, including by fully implementing all UN Security Council sanctions.” Klingner said that during the US meetings with China, “the message should be very clear …

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Carmakers call for transitional EU deal – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… fear is that, in two years’ time, we fall off a cliff edge – no deal, outside the single market and customs union and trading on inferior World Trade Organization terms. “This would undermine our competitiveness and our ability to attract the investment that is critical to future growth.” He called on the government to seek an interim arrangement, whereby the UK stayed in the single market and customs union until a new relationship was brokered. UK car manufacturing …

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Hammond flexes muscles over Brexit – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… politically. Any push to change the government’s position on the EU is likely to be coded. But his desire for closer ties with Britain’s largest trading partner is likely to be clear in the language, I have been told. Mr Hammond is close to Wolfgang Schaeuble, the German finance minister, who wants strong economic ties with the UK post-Brexit. The chancellor, who campaigned to remain in the EU ahead of the referendum, believes there will be a deal, but the tone has to change towards …

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Election 2017: Pound falls sharply but UK shares rise – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… negotiations. Sterling has been trading in a range between $1.28 and $1.30 in recent weeks. “The inconclusive election result will be an unhelpful influence at a time when quarter-on-quarter GDP growth already has dropped this year to 0.2%, the slowest rate in the G7,” said Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist, at Pantheon Macroeconomics. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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News Daily: General election special – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… level against the US currency. What will happen on the London Stock Exchange, when trading opens later? Who’s your MP now? How have things gone where you live? You can find out with the BBC’s seat-by-seat results and forecasts breakdown. Enter your postcode or constituency name to find out who your MP is, or is likely to be. What the papers say …

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Alphabet joins Amazon with stocks trading over $1000

June 6, 2017

Alphabet stocks began trading at just over $1,000 todayImage: Lennihan/AP/REX/Shutterstock What could you buy with $1,000? A new MacBook? A pair of Louboutins? How about one share of Alphabet stock? Alphabet, Google’s parent company, crossed a major threshold Monday by passing $1,000 per share, just six days after Amazon reached the same milestone. SEE ALSO: Google’s plans for their new London HQ are the most epically Google yet It’s nothing to sneeze at; only one other …

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Lenovo’s Profit Tops Estimates as PC Market Levels Off

… depressed and Lenovo needs to tap new sources of growth or turn around an under-performing smartphone division. It’s re-enlisted the executive who steered the acquisition of Motorola to run its Chinese PC arm, shaking up its senior ranks to breathe new life into a stagnating business. Shares of Lenovo rose more than 4 percent in Hong Kong as trading resumed after the midday break. “Any sign of stabilization of operating performance of mobile business group should build market …

May 25, 2017
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Ex-Goldman Star Who Traded Through Quake Makes Unusual Move

… manager at a previous firm — a western firm — where I lost less than a handful of people to domestics.” Yamada, who didn’t move from Goldman because of a layoff, says another thing that attracted him to SMBC Nikko was the challenge of building an equity trading business almost from scratch. While the brokerage traces its roots back about a century, its strength was traditionally in retail operations. The push to expand into other areas came after Sumitomo Mitsui …

May 25, 2017
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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… posting stuff that isn’t necessarily for financial gain. Facebook bans adult content. And other social sites have done much the same. But not all of them. Twitter puts pop-up warnings over porn, but you can still get to it. Tinder isn’t all that different from an adult dating app. Snapchat cracks down on accounts dedicated to porn, but it is, by definition, a service for trading private pictures and videos. If you can get private pictures and videos through Snapchat, you aren’t …

May 24, 2017
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Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

(CNN)Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980s, Ipoh earned a reputation for being a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang. “Before, there wasn’t one place where people gathered,” says Julie Song of Burps & Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new face. “Now, everyone who comes makes Old Town their first stop.” …

May 23, 2017
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