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Environment emerges as major issue for Australian voters

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A man snorkels in an area called the “Coral Gardens” near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg town in Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the Read More

US economy is like ‘Picture of Dorian Gray’ – Max Keiser

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Companies’ performances in the stock market do not reflect the real state of affairs for the US economy in times when supply and demand, as well as output, stop being the economic markers thanks to the Fed. RT’s Keiser Report weighs in on how America faced an “illusion of wealth,” while interest-rate management by the Read More

‘All countries welcome to join, but don’t obstruct’ – China’s top diplomat on Belt and Road project

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Beijing has rejected “debt trap” criticisms of its massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), calling for skeptics not to impede other countries from participating in the global trade infrastructure project. While 126 countries and 29 international organizations have signed cooperation agreements with China on the initiative, it is open to other players, Chinese Foreign Minister Read More

China will keep supporting economy as ‘pressure’ lingers: politburo

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will maintain policy support for the economy, which still faces “downward pressure” and difficulties after better-than-expected first quarter growth, a top decision-making body of the Communist Party said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A worker stands on the scaffolding at a construction site against a backdrop of residential buildings in Huaian, Jiangsu Read More

Fukushima owner to allow overseas staff to work on disaster cleanup

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power plans to allow overseas workers coming to Japan under a new visa program to work on the cleanup of its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station north of Tokyo, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The company, known as Tepco, has held discussions with the many sub-contractors working on the site Read More

U.S. lawmakers to get long-awaited analysis of new NAFTA deal

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(Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers and economists are awaiting a key analysis of the economic impacts of the new North American trade deal, expected to be published late on Thursday and to show minimal gains at best for the United States. FILE PHOTO: Flags are pictured during the fifth round of NAFTA talks involving the United Read More

2019 Machine Learning conference: Tapping into oil and gas data

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By craig fleming, techical editor, world oil on 4/18/2019 HOUSTON — The 4th Annual Machine Learning in Oil and Gas conference kicked off Wednesday, April 17, in Houston. The first day focused on the different ways that IT providers and various service companies are collaborating to implement software solutions, to extract value from the vast Read More

All roads lead to China: 17 Arab countries join Beijing’s new Silk Road

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Beijing has inked cooperation deals on its multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with 17 Arab countries, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the results of a joint Sino-Arab forum. The second China-Arab Forum on Reform and Development, which was held in Shanghai on Tuesday, attracted more than a hundred businessmen, politicians, and academics from Read More

Trump team readies PR offensive on North America trade deal’s economic effects

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is readying a public relations offensive over the economic impact of its new North American trade deal to counter a crucial report expected on Thursday that economists see as likely to show minimal gains at best. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s Read More

Global stock rally on China data capped by flight from healthcare shares

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets pared earlier gains as a continued flight from healthcare shares dragged on Wall Street, overshadowing earlier upbeat economic data from China. The S&P 500 flattened as the healthcare index dived 2.1% on continued fallout from concerns about potential changes to U.S. policy. Mixed corporate results, including an earnings Read More