Economy

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:37

Paramedics examined the man and came to the conclusion he had not been stung, A.P. reports. Passengers on a United flight out of Houston were delayed for hours Thursday after reports of a scorpion emerging from a customer's clothing, the airline said in a statement.

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:22

May's decision to call an early election for next month caught not only most of her own party by surprise, but has forced Labour and other parties to scramble to devise policies and campaigns nearly overnight. His personal approval ratings are -32% compared to May's +13%, according to the latest survey by Opinium. He added: "It is, of course, important to remember that this is a leaked, draft document and so the final manifesto may well look different".

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:23

Delighted children dancing and rapping in a music video, singing praises about the benefits of trade and investments, and the propect of mutual prosperity, as they imagine a brighter future promised by China's "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) initiative.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:20

Concerns about rising output from the United States, Libya and Nigeria continue to weigh on markets, however, and some analysts questioned whether the sharp rebound following the USA government figures would be sustained. Investing.com offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets. In recent market action, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in June climbed 57 cents, or 1.2%, to $47.90 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:32

Merkel's conservatives have already widened their lead in opinion polls over the main opposition Social Democrats (SPD), who are junior partners in the current coalition and want to replace Merkel with their chancellor candidate, Martin Schulz.

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:41

The movie witnessed 100 percent occupancy in most of the cinema halls both in its second weekend as well as on weekdays. Prabhas starrer Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, recently raked in Rs 1000 crore worldwide and became the first Indian film to collect such figures.

by | May 12, 2017 | 18:01

Randy Bradbury, a spokesman for the Washington state Department of Ecology, told the AP there apparently has been no release of radiation and no workers were injured. A management message to workers said to "secure ventilation in your building" and to "refrain from eating or drinking", the Independent reports .

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:43

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit last fall against the Energy Department and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, contending vapors released from underground nuclear waste tanks posed a serious risk to workers.

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:42

While acknowledging that the pace of growth in the US economy was slower than expected during the first quarter, Fed officials remained bullish on the country's economic prospects. "The two-month stretch in spending was the weakest since the end of 2014 and start of 2015, contributing to a poor 0.7% growth rate in gross domestic product in the first quarter", MarketWatch noted .

by | May 12, 2017 | 17:12

In February he said Britain's economy faced "twists and turns" on its road to Brexit, suggesting he remained in no hurry to consider higher interest rates. dollar to below 1.28. The Bank's quarterly forecasts published alongside the interest rate decision were for economic growth to edge up to 1.9% this year from 1.8% in 2016.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:29

In the wake of Emmanuel Macron's election victory, the reaction of the Brexiteers bordered on the vitriolic. He defined the referendum outcome a "crime" in an interview for Monocle magazine in March in which he said the country was making a "serious mistake".

by | May 12, 2017 | 15:59

Critics of the bill have said it will take away the healthcare benefits of millions of people and allow the rich to get tax breaks, just as mentioned by Buffett. The Trump administration's healthcare bill would repeal most of the taxes that paid for Obamacare, which is formally known as the Affordable Care Act.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:35

President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey by referring to him as a "showboat" and "grandstander " during an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on Thursday . Echoing a widely-held view in opposition ranks, the senior democrat on the Senate committee, John Warner, called the timing of Comey's dismissal "especially troubling".

by | May 12, 2017 | 15:23

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Davidson Investment Advisors raised its stake in shares of Baxter International by 4.1% in the third quarter. Baxter International's dividend payout ratio is now 5.78%. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This piece was originally posted by The Cerbat Gem and is the sole property of of The Cerbat Gem.

by | May 12, 2017 | 15:51

Speculation of a merger between the two smaller tier-one operators has increased under Donald Trump's administration, which many expect to demonstrate a lighter regulatory touch than the Barack Obama administration did. Worldwide revenues represented 67.3 percent of total revenues, up from 65.5 percent from the previous year. CEO Höttges said in a statement on Thursday that "our investments in the United States have paid off", adding that the positive trends in both the U.S.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:22

This is his first interview post the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Berkshire Hathaway. "It would be no fun to go through life and say I'm doing this for the greater good, and so that shoes or underwear was all for 5 percent less". Warren Buffett , chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway and Bill Gates, billionaire and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

by | May 12, 2017 | 15:30

One official says Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will lead the commission, which will look at allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration in states and nationally. While Mr Trump won the election by 304 electoral college votes to 227, Mrs Clinton comfortably won the popular vote, receiving around 2.9 million more votes than Mr Trump nationwide - a statistic that Mr Trump is said to be irritated by and still does not accept.

by | May 12, 2017 | 15:44

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q4 2016. The stock decreased 4.36% or $0.21 on May 10, reaching $4.61. It is down 31.32% since October 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has a 26.41 P/E ratio. It focuses its development resources on projects in various therapeutic areas, including Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Gastrointestinal (GI)/Metabolic/Endocrinology Diseases.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:11

Higher crude output from the United States should limit any upside to global oil prices through the end of 2018, the USA government said on Tuesday. The EIA now estimates US commercial crude oil inventories declined by 7.4 million barrels during April, compared with an average increase of 7.4 million barrels over the past five years.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:28

But Anna Bligh, CEO of the Australian Bankers' Association and former Labor Premier of Queensland said this is a "cash grab". Sign up here for free access to 7 articles per month + twice daily business email alerts. Those affected include 10 million NAB customers (depositors and borrowers), 570,000 direct NAB shareholders, over 1,700 suppliers to NAB and the 34,000 staff at the major bank, he said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 15:19

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has a Return on Assets of 1.60%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. GM's profit will be $2.66 billion for 4.89 P/E if the $1.75 EPS becomes a reality. If you are viewing this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and worldwide copyright and trademark legislation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 14:54

Mr. Macron, though the victor of the presidential election on Sunday, could be facing an uphill battle next month as many doubt his new party, Le Republique En Marche!, will be able to form a majority in the National Assembly. There is scepticism about Macron's ability to win a majority with candidates from his En Marche movement - "neither of the left, nor right" - alone, meaning he might have to form a coalition.

by | May 12, 2017 | 16:14

But Mr Morrison denied the plans were Labor-lite, when grilled by Ms Sales. Labor strategists believe the issue of "fairness" remains fair game, despite the budget reset, and is a battle the opposition can win. The regime will police executive conduct. "If in breach, they can be deregistered and disqualified from holding executive positions, and be stripped of their significant bonuses", Morrison said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 14:33

Pnc Fincl Gp invested in 1,003 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, First Republic Mgmt has 0.01% invested in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) for 11,232 shares. Ameriprise Finance reported 0% stake. SSP Group PLC now has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 394.45 ($5.10). On Friday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight".

by | May 12, 2017 | 15:14

Mr Trump said that he ultimately made a decision to fire Mr Flynn after learning that he had misrepresented the nature of a phone call he had during the presidential transition period with the Russian ambassador to the United States. "We were giving them [White House officials] this information so they could take action". At the White House counsel's request, Yates had arranged for him to see the evidence against Flynn on January 30.

by | May 12, 2017 | 13:55

ANZ Bank and Macquarie Group - the other banks to pay the tax - said it was too early to determine the financial impact of the 0.06 percentage point tax on bank borrowings. Brian Hartzer , Westpac's chief executive, lashed out at the levy by arguing it would affect all bank customers, and that it would hinder efforts to make the banking system more resilient to future financial shocks.

by | May 12, 2017 | 14:35

According to interviews with two dozen Republican senators and aides, the strategy is to bring together lawmakers with starkly different views, let them talk - and keep them talking until consensus is reached. Cornyn said senators would start with the House bill. "By the way, we're a long ways from having a product completed", Rounds said, one week after the U.S.

by | May 12, 2017 | 15:04

USA crude oil production C-OUT-T-EIA has already risen by over 10 percent since its mid-2016 trough, to more than 9.3 million bpd, close to levels of top producers Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. In the research note entitled Oil Nearing Capitulation , Goldman Sachs said there was "growing evidence of the ability of USA shale to respond near $50 per barrel and the availability of capital to support such activity", according to MarketWatch .

by | May 12, 2017 | 14:29

According to the report, Iran's heavy oil price also decreased by 1.7 percent to $50.27 month-on-month. Non-cartel producers led by Russian Federation partially matched the cuts. Meanwhile, Angola saw its oil output decrease to 1.651 million bpd in April, from 1.652 million bpd in the previous month. Some of the larger OPEC producers told the organization that their output was higher than the secondary-source figures, meaning compliance is lower if these numbers are used.

by | May 12, 2017 | 14:59

The demonstration was put on by a collection of liberal organizations, including Working Families Party. Almost a dozen police officers stood guard outside of the school. "The words only get so far if there isn't a call for an independent investigation, so we hope we see that next". And though the news only broke on Monday afternoon that Ryan's visit was forthcoming, by around 11 a.m.

by | May 12, 2017 | 14:56

Compared to this, the earning for the same quarter during a year ago were only $38.8 million. This sets it apart from its rivals, but could also make it more hard for businesses to target ads to its users based on their personal connections.

by | May 12, 2017 | 12:20

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick in the first-leg had given them one foot into the final, but early strikes from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann put the pressure on Real. "I did not think he could do it", Zidane said with a smile. "They kept hope, showing we weren't talking for the sake of talking but because we believed".

by | May 12, 2017 | 13:50

The independent centrist and former economy minister won 65 percent of the votes counted compared to far-right rival Marine Le Pen who received 35 percent of the votes, according to interim results from the French Interior Ministry. It was the first time the men had appeared in public together since Macron resigned in August past year as the French minister for the economy and finance to run for president - a decision that was received coldly by the French leader at the time, according to ...

by | May 12, 2017 | 13:52

OPEC meets on May 25 to decide on production policy for the second half of 2017, and most analysts expect the group to extend cuts until at least the end of the year. The development came after Iraq and Algeria joined Saudi Arabia in supporting an extension to OPEC supply cuts. While US output fell previous year, OPEC sees it recovering and expanding further in 2017.

by | May 12, 2017 | 12:19

Molefe stepped down as Eskom CEO in November after being linked to the Gupta family, and has been dogged by controversy since. There was an uproar even after Molefe has left Eskom, when it was revealed that Eskom intended on paying Molefe a pension pay out of R30 million, a decision which was quickly squashed by Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown.