World Bank's Blockchain Bond Raises $110M AUD

Commonwealth Bank executive general manager James Wall said that the deal, created to test how the technology might improve decades-old bond sales practices, had exceeded expectations and interest had been "overwhelming". These seven were the Common... More..

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by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Democrats strip superdelegates of role choosing 2020 candidate

Proponents of the reforms, the most notable of which was the disempowerment of so-called superdelegates, hope that the lopsided vote will help unify the party ahead of the November midterm elections and the 202...More..

USA and Mexico close to reaching NAFTA deal, sources say
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

USA and Mexico close to reaching NAFTA deal, sources say

Freeland was asked whether her European trip meant she didn't expect a breakthrough next week in the NAFTA talks. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has pushed back, and Seade has been shuttling back...More..

Fed will do 'whatever it takes' for United States economy: Chairman Powell
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fed will do 'whatever it takes' for United States economy: Chairman Powell

The Federal Open Market Committee's job, as Powell defined it, is to be aware of how these estimates are changing and not take them as set in stone. He said the Fed's mistakes of the past, such as a misestima...More..

by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Trump Organization financial chief Weisselberg 'given immunity'

CNN also did not publish the interview on their YouTube channel. Allen Weisselberg , 71, provided information to federal prosecutors in the case against Michael Cohen, Mr Trump's lawyer. Trump has denied t...More..

Amazon paying some employees to defend company on Twitter
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Amazon paying some employees to defend company on Twitter

The Seattle company in recent years has expanded its program of public warehouse tours, as well as Career Choice, its initiative that offers to help warehouse workers find their way into other careers like nurs...More..

by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

WA regional MP Melissa Price set to be new federal environment minister

One of the casualties was Labor's Julia Gillard, Australia's first female leader, who constantly battled misogyny and made worldwide headlines for her fiery rebuttal of then Liberal opposition leader Tony Abbot...More..

Verizon makes changes as lawmakers decry firefighters’ woes
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Verizon makes changes as lawmakers decry firefighters’ woes

California lawmakers are holding an informational hearing Friday at the state Capitol to discuss what happened. It's also been central to coordinating resources deployed by the local government to the ongoing ...More..

The economics behind Ryanair's bag rules
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

The economics behind Ryanair's bag rules

The new policy kicks in on 1st November, and for all bookings made on or after 1st September. Previously, anyone could bring one, small carry-on bag and one larger piece of luggage, free of charge. The airlin...More..

SEC Rejects Three More Bitcoin ETF Applications
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

SEC Rejects Three More Bitcoin ETF Applications

More importantly, Bakkt , which is targeting to serve institutional investors in the U.S. market, said that its exchange will not allow BTC to be traded on margin or leverage, which is the primary reason w...More..

Radical speedster concept hints at future design, powertrains for Infiniti
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Radical speedster concept hints at future design, powertrains for Infiniti

But while last year's Prototype 9 was more of a styling exercise, this new Prototype 10 has a few more roots in a realistic future. The Infiniti Prototype 10 was created for the Pebble Beach bonanza in Ca...More..

‘India seeks to continue importing Iran oil despite USA sanctions’
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

‘India seeks to continue importing Iran oil despite USA sanctions’

Giovanni Staunovo, a commodity analyst and chief investment officer at Swiss bank UBS, said in response to questions emailed from UPI that API is the main driver behind the rally this morning, though official...More..

Huawei and ZTE handed 5G network ban in Australia
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Huawei and ZTE handed 5G network ban in Australia

Australia on Thursday gave telecoms providers new security guidance for fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology and warned that using government-linked suppliers would risk breaching their obligations. Acting...More..

Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg granted immunity to testify
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg granted immunity to testify

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The testimony implicated Trump in the crime, legal analysts said, although few believe the si...More..

Michael Cohen Raises $126K in GoFundMe Campaign
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Michael Cohen Raises $126K in GoFundMe Campaign

He brought along guest French businessman Kacy Grine, who advises the richest man in Saudi Arabia, the New York Times reported in March. Weisselberg is "Executive 1" on page 17 of the criminal information...More..

Is Kalashnikov dead serious with its CV-1 electric vehicle concept?
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Is Kalashnikov dead serious with its CV-1 electric vehicle concept?

The parent company Kalashnikov Concern claims the 1970s-styled auto includes "revolutionary" technology. The competition: American electric-car maker Tesla, the Silicon Valley darling headed by Elon Musk ...More..

New York AG looking to open tax investigation into Michael Cohen
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

New York AG looking to open tax investigation into Michael Cohen

An immediate concern for Trump is Cohen's claim that Trump directed him to arrange hush money payments ahead of the 2016 election to two women alleging past affairs with Trump. In previous cases when Trump'...More..

by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Trump Defends Manafort, Says Flipping ‘Almost Ought to Be Outlawed’

Despite Trump's defiant tone, Washington-based campaign finance expert Kate Belinski, of the Nossaman law firm, said to expect legal consequences for both Trump and his campaign - most likely in the form of a...More..

by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

S&P 500, Nasdaq end at records after Fed speech

The Fed has raised interest rates seven times since the end of 2015, including twice in 2018, taking the Fed Funds rate range to between 1.75% and 2%. In this case, the EUR/USD will likely find acceptance abo...More..

Canada 'very encouraged' by progress on US-Mexican NAFTA talks: Freeland
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Canada 'very encouraged' by progress on US-Mexican NAFTA talks: Freeland

He hopes he can reduce the USA trade deficit with lower-cost Mexico and claw back jobs, particularly in the automotive industry. Ministerial talks were expected on Tuesday, but Mexico's top trade official, ...More..

U.S. stocks dip after latest tariff moves
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

U.S. stocks dip after latest tariff moves

The United States stock market set a record on Wednesday for the longest bull market in history. A market is traditionally considered to have turned from a bull to a bear market when the benchmark Standard & ...More..

Yet To Break The Bull Market Record
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Yet To Break The Bull Market Record

The S&P 500 ended the day almost flat, giving up some of the gains it saw earlier. The S&P 500 rose as much as 0.6% to a record intraday high of 2,873.23 points, topping its previous record high of 2,872....More..

Sears to Close Florence Mall Location
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Sears to Close Florence Mall Location

Liquidation sales for the Kmart and Sears stores will begin as early as August 30. Sears announced it is closing its Eastland Mall department store in November. Store locations have already been notified ...More..

Cohen's lawyer pleads for donations for 'truth fund'
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Cohen's lawyer pleads for donations for 'truth fund'

He added that Cohen, who once said he would "take a bullet" for Trump , had a change of heart after watching Trump be "reckless" as president. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen leaves Federal court on Augu...More..

Trump 'Not Thrilled' with Fed Chairman Powell Over Rate Hikes
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump 'Not Thrilled' with Fed Chairman Powell Over Rate Hikes

Moreover, expectations are not high for the US-China trade talks that resume at a low level in Washington Wednesday even though Tuesday's record high for the S&P 500 US stock market index suggests that trad...More..

Trade secretary sets target to increase exports
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trade secretary sets target to increase exports

The International Trade Secretary said our competitors were discussing wider global issues while we talk about leaving the European Union , as he set out a plan to make Britain a "21st century exporting sup...More..

China hopes for ‘good results’ in trade talks
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

China hopes for ‘good results’ in trade talks

The two days of meetings are to be held between mid-level officials from both countries to set a framework for future negotiations, Reuters reported . The Treasury Department didn't respond to an emailed reque...More..

Latest leak shows the final design of Google Pixel 3 XL
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Latest leak shows the final design of Google Pixel 3 XL

A listing found for these wayward Pixel 3 XL units states that there are 3 units left, each one priced at $2,000 Dollars. The report also links the seller to a Wylsacom , who could be the same Wylsacom res...More..

Lowe's to close all locations of Orchard Supply Hardware
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lowe's to close all locations of Orchard Supply Hardware

Ellison says the company has plans to give its Lowe's stores a makeover, reducing lower-performing inventory while "investing in increased depth of high velocity items". But the home improvement chain missed an...More..

Aussie PM holds on for now amid leadership crisis
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aussie PM holds on for now amid leadership crisis

A small group of Liberal MPs are pushing Mr Dutton, the former home affairs minister, to launch a fresh challenge to Mr Turnbull's leadership. "It would be kinder to voters and more in the national interest...More..