Economy

by | November 03, 2018 | 08:00

Spotify said during the call that it has drawn 250,000 participants to its month-old Spotify for Artists program, which it described as "an easy way for creators to get their content onto our platform, reach new and existing fans and, most importantly, get compensated for their work".

by | November 02, 2018 | 07:53

The order marks the second USA action this year blocking technology exports to a Chinese buyer. Observers say the latest restriction against Fujian Jinhua is likely to spark new tensions between the two economic powerhouses, . The order was issued on Monday, US time. Micron has repeatedly accused Fujian Jinhua of stealing its trade secrets. Micron executive vice president Manish Bhatia said on Friday, technology leaks were "definitely a concern".

by | November 02, 2018 | 07:33

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were firmer, however, at $67.16 a barrel, up 12 from their last settlement. Speaking to Shana, Saeed Khoshroo, the director of worldwide affairs at NIOC, said the prices were charged based on the global oil prices; therefore, if the traded shipments were quoted lower during IRENEX Sunday session than the base price announced by NIOC in an earlier announcement, it was because of price fluctuations in the global market.

by | November 02, 2018 | 02:04

Prabhu said India's leap of 23 ranks in the ease of doing business ranking is significant considering that previous year India improved its ranking by 30 places, a rare feat for any large country the size of India. "East Asia and Pacific region has made significant progress in enabling entrepreneurship and private enterprise". This year's study has taken into account the implementation of GST , which the World bank ignored last year.

by | November 01, 2018 | 23:40

The U.S. this year has already imposed tariffs on $250 billion in trade with China . News of the possible tariffs sent Boeing stock tumbling 6.6 percent, contributing to the Dow's overall losses. Any further broadening of tariffs would show the Trump administration's determination to escalate its trade war with China even as companies complain about the rising costs of tariffs and financial markets continue to be nervous about the global economic fallout.

by | October 31, 2018 | 16:32

The Birkenhead MP said: "The whole of the Budget deficit has been put on families and particularity families with children". The chancellor said the new mental health service will work to end the "tragedy" of "too many lives lost to suicide".

by | October 31, 2018 | 14:34

This section has never been invoked in the history of independent India despite numerous clashes between the government and the RBI over the years. As per a report by Economic times, in recent weeks, separate letters have been sent to RBI Governor Urijit Patel.

by | October 30, 2018 | 12:32

Trade, which had boosted second quarter growth by 1.2 percentage points, shaved 1.8 percentage points off growth in the third quarter. Trump in recent weeks has accelerated his attacks on the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates , contending that the higher rates by slowing the economy will work against his efforts to speed up growth through the $1.5 trillion tax cut package Trump got Congress to pass previous year.

by | October 29, 2018 | 20:50

In buying Red Hat, IBM will have assembled a cloud that includes physical servers, its own operating system and applications like human resources software. The $34-billion stock deal translates to $190 per Red Hat share - a 63 per cent premium to the closing price Friday for the Raleigh , North Carolina company.

by | October 29, 2018 | 18:45

Reuters reports that the aircraft requested an immediate return to Jakarta Airport. "We can confirm that one of our flights has lost contact", Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro told the Associated Press . "The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of reports of the missing Lion Air aircraft in Indonesia". 'The Australian Embassy in Jakarta is making urgent enquiries with local authorities to determine if any Australians were affected, ' they said.

by | October 28, 2018 | 22:27

United States trade wars, Federal Reserve rates policy, and the dispute between Italy and the European Union are also pressuring the markets. Big earnings gains for several US companies helped encourage investors to start hitting the "buy" button again.

by | October 28, 2018 | 20:25

The next jackpot victor could come from anywhere. "We would offer them free milk and cookies, but I doubt they need it now". Lottery officials say a ticket sold in SC matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball to hit it big. Powerball was the first to make that move in October 2015 when it changed the odds of winning the jackpot from one in 175 million to one in 292 million.

by | October 28, 2018 | 09:04

The winning numbers for the estimated $750 million Powerball game have been drawn. On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot looked sort of puny given all the attention lavished on the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in SC on Tuesday.

by | October 27, 2018 | 21:46

Amazon, the biggest online retailer, reported a second consecutive quarter of sales that fell short of estimates - the first back-to-back revenue miss in nearly four years. After the e-commerce giant announced lower-than-expected earnings in the third quarter on Thursday night, it wasn't just Amazon's stock that fell.

by | October 26, 2018 | 07:26

Britain will revoke the visas of Saudi Arabian suspects involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. A forensics team was first allowed into the consulate building on October 15, two weeks after Khashoggi was killed. Saudi Arabia is the lynchpin of a US -backed regional bloc against Iran but the crisis has strained Riyadh's relations with the West.

by | October 26, 2018 | 06:37

Turkey had been especially skeptical of that claim, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated earlier this week that Khashoggi was "brutally murdered" in a Saudi operation, as NPR reported . Turkey is conducting a separate investigation into the journalist's death. "We owe it to Jamal and his loved ones to uncover all of the truth". "From this place where Jamal lost his life, we clearly state that we will not accept compromises in the case of his murder", said a statement from the ...

by | October 26, 2018 | 04:56

The snarky reply signals to the ban on the use of Huawei devices by U.S. government agencies, signed into law by President Trump himself back in August. Haberman, one of the authors of the report, noted that Trump also used the word "boring" to try to downplay a previous Times story about the vast extent to which his father had fuelled his wealth with tax-avoidance schemes.

by | October 25, 2018 | 07:15

Nikkei futures were down 2.7 percent and pointing to opening losses of around 600 points for the cash index. The Nasdaq composite gave up 146 points, or 2 per cent, to 7,322. Valero Energy slid 4.6 percent to $87.44. Stocks have been shaky for weeks as investors have anxious about global growth, potential impacts from trade disputes, and the Fed's determination to raise interest rates.

by | October 25, 2018 | 06:45

The EIA projection came after a sharp decline in Brent prices so far this week. Despite this, the USA bank said "we still see Brent reaching $85 per barrel by year-end" as Iran sanctions are expected to tighten markets towards the end of the year.

by | October 25, 2018 | 06:29

This kind of politics is not conservative, he said. With U.S. midterm elections two weeks away, President Obama has lent his vital support to Democrats in the tightly-contested state of Nevada. Its clearly common sense when Obama says we need to enforce our laws of immigration and border security, but when President Trump says the same thing, its offensive and mean-spirited.

by | October 25, 2018 | 05:48

Given the missed estimate, the top prize remains a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. The world may never know who the victor is, however. Winners have up to 180 days to come forward to claim their money. Most winners take the cash option, which would be $354.3 million.

by | October 25, 2018 | 05:49

And the cover-up was one of the worst in the history of cover-ups. "The incident is not justifiable", he said. "Bad deal, should have never been thought of. "We are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder". An adviser to Turkey's president said Prince Mohammed had "blood on his hands" over Khashoggi, the bluntest language yet from someone linked to Erdogan.

by | October 25, 2018 | 05:45

The Mega Millions drawing will be Tuesday and the Powerball drawing will be on Wednesday. Since there was no victor in Saturday's drawing , the Powerball jackpot is now at $ 620 million . Players matching fewer than six numbers can still win second-tier prizes. Of the five largest jackpots awarded in the USA, three went to multiple winners.

by | October 24, 2018 | 02:08

The images, released by the Saudi Press Agency, were accompanied by a statement claiming Salah Khashoggi "expressed [his] great thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince for their consolation on the death of the deceased".

by | October 24, 2018 | 01:39

South Africa has, so far, maintained an aloof silence, which is understandable given our country's interest in, and relations with, Saudi Arabia. "We have sanctions on Iran, and nobody has a clue what Iranians' exports will be. USA crude fell US$3.17, or 4.6 per cent, to US$66.19 a barrel, after hitting a session low of US$65.74, the lowest level since August 20. India can probably do without importing Iranian crude oil, the chairman of a Switzerland-based think tank told Times of India ...

by | October 24, 2018 | 00:24

The large tip had a note with it that read, "For the delicious water". "I was shaking. I thought someone was playing a joke on me". The restaurant shared pictures of Ms Custer with the money on its Facebook page yesterday, where Mr Beast earned a lot of praise and goodwill for his actions.

by | October 22, 2018 | 00:52

According to the N.C. Education Lottery, which offers Mega Millions tickets, a single victor in Friday's drawing would have received $565.6 million if they took the cash option. Fifteen tickets matched five numbers for second-tier prizes of at least $1 million. The numbers drawn Saturday were 62-16-54-57-69 and the Powerball was 23.

by | October 20, 2018 | 17:27

Thursday's move to launch a version of a Model 3 with a slightly lower price is progress in this direction. There's now thousands of Model 3 cars leaving the Gigafactory production line every month, but none of them cost $35,000 to buy yet.

by | October 20, 2018 | 11:11

U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to threaten the newly minted Canada-U.S. - Mexico trade deal over a caravan of Honduran migrants trying to reach his country. Late on Thursday night, a small number of the Honduran group who broke off from the main crowd were able to successfully cross over into Mexico. He has long pushed economic development as a way to keep people from migrating, and on Wednesday he reached out again.

by | October 19, 2018 | 09:00

The Mega Millions jackpot just hit a record $US970 million ($1.4 billion), the second-largest United States lottery pool ever, trailing only the $US1.59 billion Powerball prize in 2016. The jackpot reset at $40 million for the next drawing and has been soaring ever since. More than $1 billion is up for grabs in this weekend's drawings for the nation's two giant multi-state lottery games, and North Carolina players have as good a chance as anyone at winning.

by | October 19, 2018 | 08:53

In a sorrowful note atop the column, Khashoggi's editor explained why the Post chose to publish the column Wednesday, almost three weeks after his disappearance. The same man wore lapel pins, including one of the flags of Saudi Arabia and America intertwined, that other bodyguards accompanying Prince Mohammed wore on the trip.

by | October 18, 2018 | 06:37

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was 72.17 dollars a barrel on Wednesday while Brent crude was, 81.77 dollars a barrel. OPEC , Russia and other oil producers, such as USA shale companies, had increased production sharply since May, the IEA said, raising world crude output by 1.4 million barrels per day (bpd).

by | October 18, 2018 | 06:32

Turkish authorities have an audio recording indicating that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate, a Turkish official and a security source told Reuters , and have shared evidence with countries including Saudi Arabia and the United States.

by | October 18, 2018 | 06:28

Blake won half of the game's $42 million jackpot in October 2017. There wasn't a victor in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing . The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $380 million. Virgin Islands. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. The Powerball is set to be drawn Wednesday night.

by | October 18, 2018 | 06:21

The apparent murder of Khashoggi , a former royal insider who became a critic of the crown prince's crackdown on women activists, journalists, and other dissidents, presents the biggest challenge to Saudi relations since the 9/11 attacks, in which 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.