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China says Xi-Trump phone call on trade 'extremely positive'

China says Xi-Trump phone call on trade 'extremely positive'

Trump has asked key USA officials to begin drafting potential terms, Bloomberg said, adding that the push for a possible deal with China was prompted by his telephone call with Chinese President...

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Oil prices pulled down by surging output, but Iran sanctions loom

Oil prices pulled down by surging output, but Iran sanctions loom

The US administration has agreed to allow eight countries to continue purchasing Iran's crude oil after Washington's sanctions on Tehran take place next Monday, a senior official said Friday. The ...

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Trump blacklists Chinese chipmaker

Trump blacklists Chinese chipmaker

The Chinese chipmaker is the second major tech company after ZTE to have landed on the Trump administration export ban list -known as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Entity List. ZTE, whic...

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Wall Street gains wiped out by fears of trade war

Wall Street gains wiped out by fears of trade war

According to the report , no decisions had been made but preparations for a new list of US tariffs were being made in case the Trump-Xi meeting does not yield progress in resolving the US-China disp...

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UK Government to introduce digital services tax

UK Government to introduce digital services tax

But he described the progress on updating the tax law as "painfully slow". The UK isn't the only country looking into new taxes for tech firms - the 36-member Organisation for Economic Co-operation ...

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India, China among top 10 improvers

India, China among top 10 improvers

The country had entered the top 100 past year with a bigger jump of 30 places. Georgia, the former Soviet satellite state, retained its position at number six in the rankings, despite persistent ...

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Autonomy of Reserve Bank 'essential', says finance ministry

Autonomy of Reserve Bank 'essential', says finance ministry

Patel and other regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India , the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, met ...

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Move Over America: China's Billionaires Are Taking Over

Move Over America: China's Billionaires Are Taking Over

However, female billionaires remain a small minority, making up just 11 percent of the total, and for some the report highlighted growing inequality. "This cohort is overwhelmingly self-made and det...

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IBM Pursues Amazon Into Cloud With $33 Billion Red Hat Takeover

IBM Pursues Amazon Into Cloud With $33 Billion Red Hat Takeover

Red Hat, which specialized in the Linux operating system, charges customers for support, training and consulting services. In a joint statement made by the two companies, "The acquisition of Red Hat...

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Lion Air plane crashes into sea, 188 on board

Lion Air plane crashes into sea, 188 on board

The plane crashed into Karawang Bay, two nautical miles from where the plane lost contact with aircraft control, he said , adding "On the sea surface we found debris". You can see photos and videos...

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US Economic Growth Beats Forecasts

US Economic Growth Beats Forecasts

The US economy , as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), expanded by an annualised rate of 3.5 per cent in the third quarter, according to an initial reading from the US commerce department....

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Iran Sanctions From November 5 To Make Fuel Dearer

Iran Sanctions From November 5 To Make Fuel Dearer

The Wall Street Journal reports that China is cutting some of its oil trade with Iran after vowing for months to resist USA sanctions on the exports, providing Washington with an unexpected boost ...

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U.S. brands falter in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey

U.S. brands falter in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey

Consumer Reports said every Lexus model it had sufficient data for received a reliability rating of "average" or above, citing well-finished interiors, smooth engines, and fuel-efficient hybrids a...

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Powerball numbers drawn for $750M jackpot

Powerball numbers drawn for $750M jackpot

If there's a victor, it would be one of largest jackpots in the nation's history. Nurse Steve Grill is among the winners who's also helping take care of Livingston. It could be the fourth largest in...

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Tesla Model 3 production reportedly being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Tesla Model 3 production reportedly being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Musk said: "Around mid 2019". Rising 12 percent at one point in early trading, the move in shares added as much as $6 billion (R87 billion) to Tesla's market value, capping a tumultuous few months f...

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A Timeline of the Fed’s Rate Hikes and Trump’s Comments on Them

A Timeline of the Fed’s Rate Hikes and Trump’s Comments on Them

Richard Clarida, the U.S. Federal Reserve's new Vice Chair, on Thursday backed the central bank's plan to raise interest rates further as the risks that monetary policy must balance are "less skew...

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‘Buck stops with prince for death of Khashoggi’

‘Buck stops with prince for death of Khashoggi’

Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government and columnist for The Washington Post , was last seen on October 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul . Mr Erdogan asked. He said t...

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Stocks slump again; S&P 500, Dow back into red for year

Stocks slump again; S&P 500, Dow back into red for year

Twitter soared 15.7 percent to $31.87 and electric auto maker Tesla jumped 8.7 percent to $313.62 after releasing their quarterly reports, while video game maker Take-Two vaulted 9.1 percent to $121....

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Are you Idaho’s newest billionaire? Here are the winning Mega Millions numbers

Are you Idaho’s newest billionaire? Here are the winning Mega Millions numbers

Also in SC, three people matched four out of five numbers and had a Megaball, for a win of $10,000; 88 people matched four out of five white balls only for $500; 230 people matched 3 out of 5 numbers ...

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Saudi crown prince says Khashoggi death 'heinous crime'

Saudi crown prince says Khashoggi death 'heinous crime'

Saudi Arabia has detained 18 people. During his visit to Saudi Arabia in May 2017, Trump signed an agreement with the Saudis for them to purchase Dollars 110 billion of United States weapons, a...

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