by | July 03, 2019 | 08:39

The French IMF director's name also came up in earlier combinations that fell through due to disagreements over who would lead the commission. If Lagarde is confirmed, she will succeed Mario Draghi in the top job at the European Central Bank.

by | July 03, 2019 | 08:13

At press time, bitcoin is trading above $10,915 on South African crypto exchange Luno, according to CoinMarketCap data - 10.5% above its price point on Cointelegraph's bitcoin price index . At the time of writing, Bitcoin was up by 1.88% to $12,144.0. Cryptocurrency investor and trader Josh Rogers posted a meme on his Twitter account with the Grunch smiling at the thought of Bitcoin dropping down to the low mark in the eight thousand range.

by | July 03, 2019 | 08:11

Data from property consultant CoreLogic out on Monday showed Sydney home values had risen in June for the first time in nearly two years. Much more will be needed, however, for the RBA to meet its target of pushing unemployment down to around 4.5 per cent - a low not reached since 2008 - from the current 5.2 per cent.

by | July 03, 2019 | 06:29

From today, electric cars must feature a noise-emitting device to warn pedestrians of their presence. The new regulation to make acoustic systems within electric vehicles compulsory was passed by the European parliament in 2014, and the end of the five-year transition period means that all automakers selling all-electric vehicle models will have to start incorporating the device.

by | July 03, 2019 | 06:25

These join products worth $21bn that were announced as potential targets for tariffs in April , which included roquefort cheese, wine, champagne, olive oil and seafood such as oysters. Boeing did not immediately responded to an email requesting comment . The company also has engineering and training centers in the United States. One of the sources, however, said it had not received much of a reply, saying: "The EU has to understand that the United States is serious about imposing tariffs".

by | July 03, 2019 | 04:46

However, Pellegrini noted that it will be up to new European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen to appoint members of the Commission. European Union leaders agreed yesterday to name France's Christine Lagarde as the new head of the European Central Bank and sealed a deal on filling the EU's other top four jobs after marathon talks that have exposed deep divisions in the bloc.

by | July 02, 2019 | 22:59

The worst possible time to travel in our area will be Wednesday between 1:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. The majority will travel by auto, 41.1 million to be exact, according to the forecast. Meanwhile, midrange accommodations have increased and are expected to cost travelers between $153 for AAA Two Diamond and $189 for AAA Three Diamond Rated hotels.

by | July 02, 2019 | 17:58

Given how integral a role Jony Ive played in transforming Apple into the most successful company on the planet, most everyone naturally assumed that the famed designer would spend the entirety of his career at Apple. WSJ's report says Ive's enthusiasm for Apple wanned after the Apple Watch launch wasn't as successful as projected . This difference in vision is emblematic of the rift.

by | July 02, 2019 | 17:52

South Korea says it plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japan's imposition of restrictions on exports of key technology materials to South Korea for what it described as a deterioration of "international trust" between the Asian neighbors.

by | July 02, 2019 | 17:39

The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen outside their headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 7, 2018. "It appears that the supply side of the oil equation is supportive for oil prices but demand concerns are forcing oil bulls to keep at least part of their gunpowder dry".

by | July 01, 2019 | 23:32

The upbeat resolution to the long-anticipated meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who agreed they would not impose new tariffs, left investors bullish on the very near-term outlook for equities. This US-China truce may merely offer markets a temporary high, as the announcement by both governments appears to kick the can down the road. The five-year JGB yield rose 1 basis point to minus 0.250% and the 10-year yield climbed 1.5 basis points to minus ...

by | July 01, 2019 | 20:13

Nonmembers can sign up for a 30-day trial and tap the sales on Amazon Prime Day 2019 as well. And, naturally, you can read on any device, so you can enjoy Kindle books and other titles wherever you are. Here's everything we know about Target's deals. A brick-and-mortar presence plays a role in Prime Day decision making, according to Bazaarvoice, as 31% of surveyed consumers said they would shop outside of Amazon because other retailers have a physical presence nearby.

by | July 01, 2019 | 13:28

Kenya's biggest telecoms company Safaricom Plc said on Monday its Chief Executive Officer Robert William Collymore had died after a almost two-year long battle with cancer. Collymore, a Guyana-born British citizen, took charge of Safaricom in 2010 on a three-year contract after the company's founding CEO, Michael Joseph, retired.

by | July 01, 2019 | 12:29

Saudi Arabia's economy is feeling the sting of oil output cuts just as it looks to extend the OPEC+ agreement at current production levels for the rest of this year and possibly beyond. Oil prices rose even more after Iran shot down a USA spy drone and President Donald Trump axed retaliatory strikes against Tehran at the last minute.

by | July 01, 2019 | 09:07

An escalating trade war would cost billions of dollars to China and the United States and would have huge global implications, disrupting world supply chains. -China trade deal is now more likely to happen, there's still a long road ahead before both sides come to a 100 percent agreement. President Trump declared the U.S.

by | June 30, 2019 | 14:16

He said: "After we rejected a number of their proposals, the Merlin independent directors believe that this offer represents an opportunity for Merlin shareholders to realise value for their investment in cash at an attractive valuation". The private equity industry - including real estate, debt and venture funds - is sitting on about US$1.4 trillion in unspent cash as institutional investors pour client money into funds seeking returns, according to data compiled by Bloomberg .

by | June 30, 2019 | 14:15

He admitted that trade talks had "not been as effective as they should" in the recent past, but they left the "meeting convinced we both need to tell our governments that they need to try harder and make sure this happens". India stopped oil purchases from Iran after the USA sanctions waiver ran out in May but Indian officials have continued working out for a renewal of the waiver amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

by | June 29, 2019 | 19:17

A later tweet read, "Flight activity has resumed #EWR following earlier emergency landing of United plane that forced brief suspension of flights in and out of the airport". He added that it was a similar incident in which there was a short ground stop at Newark two weeks ago, when a United Airlines flight skidded off the runway, causing a temporary ground stop.

by | June 29, 2019 | 19:13

According to the companies, the partnership will create a Montreal-based global leader in leisure, tourism, and travel distribution, offering Canadians choices to more destinations and promoting two-way tourism. Another shakeup in Canada's airline industry. Air Canada and Transat command a combined 60 per cent slice of the transatlantic market from Canada, overlap on some sun destinations and maintain a firm hold on Montreal air travel, triggering a forthcoming review from Canada's ...

by | June 29, 2019 | 18:06

The Facebook co-founder, 39, added that individual countries - not social media companies - should be determining which types of election advertising are permitted and forbidden on social media. This video, he said, "got more distribution than our policy should have allowed". Rather than take down content determined to be false, moderators mark it as inaccurate, disable any significant distribution of that post and offer users more accurate alternative sources as context.

by | June 29, 2019 | 07:34

As "we expand digital trade , we must also ensure the resilience and security of our 5G networks", he said. Gigi Tang, a 22-year-old university student, also said she hopes Abe's comments will influence more world leaders to speak out about Hong Kong.

by | June 29, 2019 | 06:32

In December, after Huawei's chief financial officer was arrested on a USA extradition warrant in Vancouver, Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were taken into custody in arrests deemed "arbitrary" by the Canadian government. "China was less positive in its outlook which was in stark contrast to basically everybody else", said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

by | June 28, 2019 | 18:07

President Trump in Seoul. The liberal ideology that has underpinned Western democracy for decades is "obsolete", Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Financial Times published Friday. Putin took aim at Chancellor Angela Merkel 's 2015 policy to admit more than one million refugees to Germany, mainly from war-torn Syria, describing it as a "cardinal mistake".

by | June 28, 2019 | 12:55

Trump and Xi are scheduled to meet at the Group of 20 leaders' meeting Friday and Saturday in Osaka. So, we do look at ourselves... "We're not looking for a victory", Ross said in a separate interview with Fox Business Network . Thousands of American products including condoms, perfume and cosmetics are subject to a tariff hike in China from June 1. Trump told the room the two countries had become good allies.

by | June 28, 2019 | 11:17

They said that it would also stop adult smokers switching and create a "thriving black market". It's worth noting that San Francisco is home to Juul Labs, the industry's leading e-cig brand with 2019 revenues expected to reach $3.4 billion.