Wednesday, December 13, 2017
World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy's shift to clean energy. "The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019," it said in a statement in Paris, where world leaders sought to unlock more money for the shift away from Earth-warming fossil fuels.
Monday, December 11, 2017
EU and Japan conclude 'gigantic' free trade dealThe EU and Japan announced on Friday they have concluded negotiations for a giant free trade deal while "fighting the temptation of protectionism," in an apparent message to US President Donald Trump.
Ethereum Could Hit As High As $4,000 In 2018Cats: You either love those harry furballs or you don’t, but the internet is filled with them. Given their ubiquity in the digital space, it was perhaps inevitable that cats cross over into crypto-land and onto the most dominant smart-contract platform today: Ethereum.
Aldi to Give Away All its Unsold Fresh Food to 'Less Fortunate Individuals' on Christmas EveIn celebration of the holiday season, grocery store chain Aldi is being lauded for announcing a plan to donate all unsold fresh food to various nonprofits and charitable organizations on the afternoon before Christmas.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
President Trump Watches Four Hours of TV a DayThe same president who once told reporters he doesn’t have time to watch television and prefers to be “reading documents. A lot” watches at least four hours of TV every day, and sometimes up to eight hours, people close to him told The New York Times.
Arab League condemns US move as 'dangerous and unjust'The head of the Arab League has called US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital "dangerous and unacceptable" and a "flagrant attack on a political solution" to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.
Legal Pot: Canada Will Sell Marijuana in Liquor StoresOne province in Canada has decided to sell its marijuana in liquor stores. Nova Scotia, a province on Canada’s eastern shore, announced on Thursday that the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, its sole alcohol distributor, would sell the drug in its stores and on its website once Canada legalizes weed in July of next year.
Thursday, December 07, 2017
How gas-for-coal program is carried out makes a differenceThe National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, has stepped in to coordinate the major natural gas suppliers to stabilize prices and ensure an adequate supply to cope with rising demand in northern China.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
C919 gains another 55 orders, lifting total orders to 785China's homegrown large passenger plane C919 takes off from Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, East China, Nov 10, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] The C919, China's first home-developed large passenger plane, gained another 55 orders on Tuesday from ICBC Leasing Co Ltd, China's largest aircraft leasing company by assets, lifting its total orders to 785.
Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capitalPresident Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, upending decades of careful US policy and ignoring dire warnings of a historic misstep that could trigger a surge of violence in the Middle East.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Why Bitcoin's Price Will Be Valued At $150,000 By The End Of 2018Within my daily social life, I often ask people if they know about Bitcoin. For the last few years, most of the responses I received were either “No,” or “Isn’t that what people use for illegal activities?”
Nissan to begin field tests for 'robo-taxis' in JapanNissan said Tuesday it would begin field tests for driverless "robot taxis" early next year as its rivals around the world step up self-driving technologies. The car giant and Japanese mobile game company DeNA have jointly developed the new driverless vehicle services, dubbed Easy Ride.
Biotechnology ETF XBI got hamered yesterday after it made a a third attempt at resistance. Clearly this downward channel is here to stay, but what is interesting is how close my MA(144) line is. A move below this and we are into bearish territory where we begin to think about shorting stocks. Interestingly Semiconductors ETF SMH has also had a tough time of late. With December being a slow month for the stockmarket is it time for it to take a breather?