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Hong Kong: More protesters take to the streets to defy Beijing

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Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Hong Kong calling for democratic reforms. A protest march by teachers is currently under way. It will be followed by another anti-government march in Hung Hom at 3.30pm and a pro-government rally at 5pm at Tamar Park in Admiralty. The latest protests come days after Hong Read More

Take Five: Fed in a hole

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(Reuters) – FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis 1/FED IN A HOLE On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its last meeting, revealing what policymakers said about the flattening Treasury yield curve and the strength of support for July’s Read More

Argentina enforces fuel price caps despite warnings of oil production slowdown

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Buenos Aires — Crude sales price falls to $40-42/b Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Caps seen a threat to Vaca Muerta development Refined products imports rise Argentina imposed a 90-day freeze on diesel (gasoil) and gasoline prices Friday, driving down domestic crude prices by around 30% Read More

Hong Kong in US’ crosshairs? No matter where there’s revolution, we’re there, Ron Paul says

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The United States has a habit of involving itself in political unrest all over the world, Ron Paul said, noting that Washington lacks the moral authority to lecture China about the unrest in Hong Kong. The former Texas congressman and presidential candidate said that he wasn’t surprised by reports of US involvement in demonstrations that Read More

N. Korea rejects further peace talks with Seoul in protest over joint war drills with US

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Pyongyang has signaled its unwillingness to continue negotiations with its southern neighbor, blaming the diplomatic deadlock on South Korea’s decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States. In a statement, North Korea said Seoul’s military posturing made dialogue impossible. “Even at this moment, South Korea continues its joint military exercise and to Read More

‘Crazy inverted yield curve’ vexes Fed, with no clear resolution

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid the recent financial market volatility, the interest rates on some long-dated government bonds have fallen below the level for short-term debt. FILE PHOTO: A trader looks at screens as he works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Called a “yield curve inversion,” this Read More

US set to sanction Rosneft oil, fuel trade with PDVSA: senior Trump administration official

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Highlights Official ends speculation that Rosneft, PDVSA could continue debt trades US looking at trading patterns as basis for future sanctions PDVSA planned to ship 125,800 b/d to Rosneft in August Washington — The US is set to impose sanctions on Rosneft if it continues to trade crude oil and fuel with Venezuela’s PDVSA in Read More

6 times hero pilots averted disaster and saved the day

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Following Thursday’s miraculous emergency landing of a Ural Airlines plane in a cornfield outside Moscow, RT examines some of the most amazing feats of heroics by commercial pilots in recent history. 1. TU-154 Yakutia to Moscow On September 7, 2010 an Alrosa Airlines TU-154 was travelling from Russia’s eastern Yakutia region to Moscow with 72 Read More

Indonesia seals palm, timber concessions amid forest fires: ministry

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in forest burning would be severely punished. Indonesia is under pressure to end slash-and-burn clearance of land, often on plant palm and Read More

China’s trade threats deal fresh blow to world stocks

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LONDON (Reuters) – China’s threat to impose counter-measures in retaliation for the latest U.S. tariffs knocked stocks sprawling on Thursday, checking earlier attempt to recover from a rout sparked by fears of a world recession. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, August 14, Read More