by | January 17, 2020 | 18:23

Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million children past year, a birth rate of 10.48 babies per 1,000 people, according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics. The one-child policy was put in place in 1979 by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who feared that the country's exploding population would hold back economic development.

by | January 17, 2020 | 17:29

The statement called the event an "important development useful for the interests of both countries". The deal is valued around $15 million. Egypt is hoping the deal will help it become a regional energy hub , with some of the gas expected to be re-exported to Europe through liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants.

by | January 17, 2020 | 13:20

China's economic growth slowed to its weakest rate in almost 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States and sputtering investment, and more stimulus steps are expected this year to help avert a sharper slowdown.

by | January 17, 2020 | 10:04

Mr Goyal's comments at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi , where foreign ministers from a dozen nations are in attendance, were also an indication that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is trying to safeguard the interests of smaller traders, the traditional voter base of his Bharatiya Janata Party.

by | January 17, 2020 | 06:53

Enhance in user spending is anticipated to believe slowed to around or below a 2.5% fee in the fourth quarter. Sales at restaurants and bars were up 4.9 percent. Overall sales rose in December despite retailers such as Target Corp, Kohl's, J.C. Penney and Macy's reporting a decline in sales for the holiday period as foot traffic in malls dropped.

by | January 16, 2020 | 21:25

That was also the week that Tesla's stock market value hit almost $89 billion, eclipsing the sum of General Motors' and Ford's values for the first time. Tesla's first factory outside the United States is in the eastern city of Shanghai, and it started delivering China-made Model 3 vehicles this month.

by | January 16, 2020 | 17:55

Google is planning to acquire an Irish retail start-up Pointy . It hasn't disclosed the exact financials of the deal, but TechCrunch's sources familiar with the development say Google has agreed to pay $163 million to acquire the firm and its technology.

by | January 16, 2020 | 14:11

Despite forming a new safer gambling initiative late previous year, these operators are still suggesting that credit card use is not a direct factor in causing gambling harm. Gambling minister Helen Whately has said: "We have been clear to all businesses that have connections to gambling, such as operators, social media platforms and banks, that they must be socially responsible and use the power of technology and data to help consumers manage their spending and protect them from harm".

by | January 16, 2020 | 11:57

Health care and utilities led gains, outweighing declines in the financial and energy sectors. Investors are awaiting earnings from big banks JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM.N , Citigroup Inc C.N and Wells Fargo & Co WFC .N , which kick off the fourth-quarter reporting season from Tuesday.

by | January 16, 2020 | 08:14

Total PC shipments totalled 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter. The storyline in the commercial sector for most of the year was around the momentum driven by businesses transitioning PCs over to Windows 10 before the end of support for Windows 7 this month.

by | January 16, 2020 | 02:29

Plaid allows consumers to connect their bank accounts to other types of financial services apps like Venmo , PayPal, Betterment and Transferwise. One such deal was Mastercard's $3 billion acquisition of a payment platform from Denmark-based technology company Nets in 2019.

by | January 16, 2020 | 00:32

The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, will report earnings on Wednesday and railroad operator CSX will report on Thursday. Meantime, Chinese export data showed trade with the USA dropped nearly 11% in 2019, even as the country's total exports expanded on stronger global demand.

by | January 16, 2020 | 00:24

Liu and Trump took turns signing the documents after weeks of negotiations. World stocks eased off record highs as elation over the trade deal was dampened by maintenance of tariffs, while the USA dollar .DXY weakened against a basket of key rivals.

by | January 15, 2020 | 19:54

China calls the camps " vocational training centers". While other governments commit serious human rights violations, "no other government flexes its political muscles with such vigor and determination to undermine the worldwide human rights standards and institutions that could hold it to account", he said.

by | January 15, 2020 | 14:42

Given the dominance of CME in trading Bitcoin futures on regulated exchanges, this new offering may change things, they said . Bitcoin was up 2.1 per cent to $8,209.42 as of 11am in Hong Kong, according to Bitstamp pricing, near its highest levels since mid-November.

by | January 15, 2020 | 10:56

In a recent study, the CCI said India's was the fastest growing e-commerce market with revenue this year expected to reach $120 billion, triple its size in 2017. "Traders across the country will observe January 15 as National Protest Day under which Jeff Bezos' visit will be strongly opposed by gathering of traders".

by | January 15, 2020 | 06:22

United States President Donald Trump has actually recommended that eliminating somebody with a "horrible past" is warranted. Trump has defended the targeted killing of the Iranian general, saying he posed an imminent threat to the USA because he was plotting attacks on US embassies.

by | January 15, 2020 | 00:16

Predictions for the future of the Chinese market do not make pleasant reading for either Ford or Tesla, with the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) forecasting that the auto market will shrink by 2% in 2020 as the Chinese economy weakens and the Trade War with the USA continues to rumble on.

by | January 14, 2020 | 20:27

Irish bookmaker BoyleSports has bought 35 William Hill betting shops , mostly based in Northern Ireland , for an unspecified amount as the independent retailer is looking to expand their assets. William Hill has bounced back somewhat from its extensive betting shop closures in the early half of 2019. Hill further strengthened that Nevada position at the end of a year ago when it acquired the sportsbook assets of CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming ), including a total of seven ...

by | January 14, 2020 | 18:42

At the opening of trading in Paris on Tuesday, Renault shares rose 1.3 percent, before falling back slightly to trade up 0.49 percent by 08:23 GMT. Renault shares hit six-year lows on Monday as investors anxious the French group's 20-year cost-sharing alliance with Nissan was headed for a break-up without Carlos Ghosn to hold it together.

by | January 14, 2020 | 18:20

He told Fox News that through sanctions Washington has now managed to "cut off probably over 95% of the oil revenues" of Iran. -Iraqi bases last week in retaliation for Washington's assassination of its top general. Investors also welcomed signs of a thawing in relations between the United States and China after the U.S. Treasury Department dropped China's designation as a currency manipulator and China pledged to buy almost an additional $80 billion of U.S.

by | January 14, 2020 | 15:53

But little else is known about the employees, when the information was shared and with whom, and how many customers are affected. Amazon hasn't discussed the impact on the customers or the steps it plans to take in order to prevent this from happening in the future.

by | January 14, 2020 | 15:37

British Columbia lost 7,700 jobs in December - more than any other province. This actually represents a downward trend in hiring in the country compared to the previous month, with the USA economy adding 256,000 jobs in November, as The Associated Press reports .

by | January 14, 2020 | 11:10

The overall food inflation rose to 14.12% in December as against (-) 2.65% in the same month of 2018. Unseasonal weather, which experts say may have been brought on by climate change, have fuelled the price of onions from March 2019. Stickiness in prices of protein items may provide a floor to food inflation going forward, even once vegetable prices correct to seasonally appropriate levels", said Ms Aditi Nayar, principal economist, ICRA.

by | January 14, 2020 | 11:07

Citing unnamed airline insiders, Sky News suggested that the financing requirements of that deal had become "more onerous", leaving Flybe on the brink of collapse. "We don't comment on rumour or speculation", it said. Founded as Jersey European Airways in 1979, the airline carries around eight million passengers a year.