admin July 11, 2018

Russian gas is a thorny issue in Europe. Many countries continue to rely on Moscow for much of their energy imports despite continued geopolitical tensions. It came up again on Wednesday. President Donald Trump scolded Germany over its reliance on Russian gas. “Germany is a captive of Russia,” he said at a meeting with NATO […]

admin July 11, 2018

Most Americans rely on mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for at least a portion of their retirement investments. If you have a 401(k), for example, the funds in your account are generally invested in a selection of mutual fund products offered by your plan. While mutual fund and ETF investing is a very hands-off […]

admin July 11, 2018

Canadian coffee and donut company Tim Hortons is looking to take advantage of a growing Chinese appetite for North American junk food. Tim Hortons, owned by Burger King and Popeyes parent company Restaurant Brands (QSR), said Wednesday that it plans to open more than 1,500 locations in China over the next decade through a partnership […]

admin July 11, 2018

1. Trade threats: Global markets are running scared at the prospect of another major escalation in the US-China trade war. The US government said it was readying new tariffs of 10% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, releasing a list including fruit and vegetables, handbags and baseball gloves. US stock futures were down by […]

admin July 11, 2018

21st Century Fox said Wednesday that it has reached a new deal to buy Sky that values the UK broadcaster around £24.5 billion ($32.5 billion). Rupert Murdoch’s Fox (FOX) is in a bidding war for Sky with Comcast (CCZ), which launched an offer for the UK company in April. The contest is part of a […]

admin July 11, 2018

The Trump administration’s latest shot in the trade war with China has sent shudders through Chinese financial markets. The US government said it was readying new tariffs of 10% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, releasing a list including fruit and vegetables, handbags and baseball gloves. The Shanghai Composite fell 1.9% and Hong Kong’s […]

admin July 11, 2018

President Donald Trump’s pro-business agenda is in an epic battle with his anti-business instincts. These contradictory stances played out for all to see the past few days. On Friday, Trump imposed tariffs on China that Corporate America lambasted because of the risk of a recession-inducing trade war. On Monday, Trump followed up his recent attacks […]

admin July 11, 2018

WhatsApp is using old media to tackle its misinformation problem in India. The messaging service, owned by Facebook (FB), took out full-page ads in leading English and Hindi newspapers on Tuesday, giving readers 10 tips to spot messages that might be fake. The ads are part of a campaign by WhatsApp in its biggest market […]