Tag Archives: Business/Finance

16May/17

UK inflation highest since 2013

NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, UK (MAY 15, 2017) (BBC) – British inflation hit its highest level since September 2013 last month, extending its sharp rise since the vote to leave the European Union and tightening the squeeze on living costs as a national election approaches. Continue reading

15May/17

Lyft partners with Waymo

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 15, 2017) (REUTERS VIA SKYPE) – U.S. ride services company Lyft Inc and Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals to dominant ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc.
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15May/17

China’s new ‘Silk Road’: big plan, big challenges?

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges backing for his new Silk Road Initiative while addressing world leaders at a summit in Beijing, stressing the importance of rejecting protectionism in seeking global economic growth. As David Pollard reports, China has pledged $124 billion to make the plan a reality. Continue reading

13May/17

Zambia’s poorest farmers risk becoming “squatters on their own land” – UN expert

LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zambia’s smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming multinationals in an effort to boost its economy, said a United Nations expert. Continue reading

11May/17

The Economist Speaks With US President Donald Trump About His Economic Policy And More

TRUMPONOMICS: “IT REALLY HAS TO DO WITH SELF-RESPECT AS A NATION”

LONDON, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — US President Donald Trump, along with Steve Mnuchin, the treasury secretary and Gary Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, sat down with editors from The Economist on May 4th 2017 to discuss the Trump administration’s economic policy.
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07May/17

Johannesburg bourse to launch Zambia dollar-denominated maize contract

DURBAN, South Africa May 5 (Reuters) – The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is setting up a contract for Zambian maize that will be denominated in U.S. dollars.
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30Apr/17

Week ahead: all change for France, but not for Fed?

It could be ‘all change’ for France’s political leadership as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of a presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision.It could be ‘all change’ on the political front as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in the second round of France’s presidential election. But, as David Pollard reports, ‘no change’ is expected as the Federal Reserve meets for its latest policy decision. Continue reading

27Apr/17

U.S. markets bank record-breaking growth during President Trump’s first 100 days

Optimism about pro-growth policies and lower taxes fuel a Trump bump for U.S. markets during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.
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18Apr/17

Weetabix to be sold to U.S. firm in $1.76bln deal

U.S. cereal company Post Holdings has agreed to buy British brand Weetabix from China’s Bright Food Group Co Ltd in a 1.4 billion pound ($1.76 billion) deal that will expand its international business. Sonia Legg reports Continue reading