Monthly Archive: February 2019

Trump’s message is having an impact on NATO, secretary general says 0

Trump’s message is having an impact on NATO, secretary general says

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told CNBC that President Donald Trump‘s rhetoric on defense spending is having an “important” impact on the military alliance. “I’m saying that his message has been very clear and...

European markets edge higher on US-China trade deal hopes; Wirecard shares jump 14% 0

European markets edge higher on US-China trade deal hopes; Wirecard shares jump 14%

Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, with officials from the U.S. and China set to resume negotiations this week. Both sides reported progress in five days of talks last week, with...

Asia has ‘mitigating factors’ to counter a global growth slowdown, says bank CEO 0

Asia has ‘mitigating factors’ to counter a global growth slowdown, says bank CEO

Global growth is expected to slow in the coming months, but Asian economies could hold up reasonably well, thanks to several “mitigating factors,” according to the chief executive of Southeast Asia’s largest bank. “The...

It’s looking like a US-China trade deal is near — and Beijing will get everything it wanted 0

It’s looking like a US-China trade deal is near — and Beijing will get everything it wanted

At any rate, I thought Trump had a good shot because the Chinese had found themselves cornered with excessive American trade surpluses, bound up with allegedly massive trade and industrial violations. Trump just had...

No recession but global growth will slow to a crawl this year, Janus Henderson says 0

No recession but global growth will slow to a crawl this year, Janus Henderson says

The world economy is headed for a period of “dull, low” growth, according to fund manager Janus Henderson, but the risk of an outright recession remains small. Market participants are increasingly worried about the...

EU says it will react swiftly if Trump hits it with car tariffs 0

EU says it will react swiftly if Trump hits it with car tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as...

Japan’s central bank says it’s ready to ramp up stimulus if a strong yen derails inflation target 0

Japan’s central bank says it’s ready to ramp up stimulus if a strong yen derails inflation target

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday the central bank was ready to ramp up stimulus if sharp yen rises hurt the economy and derail the path towards achieving its 2 percent...

Top Greek bank CEO calls on lenders to do more in reducing the country’s bad debts 0

Top Greek bank CEO calls on lenders to do more in reducing the country’s bad debts

Christos Megalou, the CEO of Piraeus Bank, told CNBC Monday that there has been a “significant improvement” in this area, but he “would like to see even more in reducing the amount of NPLs...

Stocks set for a weak open amid US-China trade talks 0

Stocks set for a weak open amid US-China trade talks

U.S. stock futures fell on Tuesday as traders waited for new details to emerge from the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks. As of 7:05 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures indicated a...

What if you could diagnose endometriosis with a tampon? 0

What if you could diagnose endometriosis with a tampon?

On an unremarkable side street in Oakland, California, a few blocks down from an animal dermatologist and just past an organic grocery store, Ridhi Tariyal and Stephen Gire are trying to change how women...