Author: Mansour

Sphero is done making licensed Disney bots like BB-8 and R2-D2 0

Sphero is done making licensed Disney bots like BB-8 and R2-D2

Sphero chief Paul Berberian explained that while the toys sold well when their tie-in movies were released, fewer and fewer people purchased them as the years went by. “When you launch a toy, your...

Apple adds ‘Fast & Furious’ director Justin Lin to its TV talent pool 0

Apple adds ‘Fast & Furious’ director Justin Lin to its TV talent pool

Justin Lin is the latest to join Apple’s ever-growing pool of TV talent as he and his Perfect Storm Entertainment production company have now signed an overall TV deal with Apple. It’s a multi-year...

Goldman Sachs: As long as consumers keep shopping, there’s hope for the economy 0

Goldman Sachs: As long as consumers keep shopping, there’s hope for the economy

Goldman’s relatively upbeat assessment came against a backdrop of a market buffeted by internal and external risks — most notably the U.S.’ ongoing trade war with China. The Dow has erased its gains for...

India and Pakistan turn to religious diplomacy as peace talks stall 0

India and Pakistan turn to religious diplomacy as peace talks stall

Historical rivals New Delhi and Islamabad have agreed to build a visa-free corridor that traverses their heavily militarized border and promises to ease bilateral tensions. But political realities may limit any real progress toward...

Bond markets are flashing red and an oil plunge could only make things worse 0

Bond markets are flashing red and an oil plunge could only make things worse

One other credit market that is also coming under scrutiny is the leveraged-loan market (which involves loans to companies that are heavily indebted). The International Monetary Fund sounded the alarm in November warning about...

India’s ruling party headed for setbacks in state elections amid farmer unrest 0

India’s ruling party headed for setbacks in state elections amid farmer unrest

Farmer discontent and weak job growth could hurt the performance of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in state elections. That offers a crucial opportunity for the main opposition...

China’s Cosco and Abu Dhabi Ports develop Khalifa to support Belt and Road initiative 0

China’s Cosco and Abu Dhabi Ports develop Khalifa to support Belt and Road initiative

Monday marks the inauguration of a 35-year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) Shipping Ports. The deal will allow Cosco to operate and develop a new container terminal...

Goldman warns a sharp US economic slowdown next year could see financial markets running ‘scared’ 0

Goldman warns a sharp US economic slowdown next year could see financial markets running ‘scared’

Global equity markets could struggle to come to terms with a dramatic slowdown from the world’s largest economy next year, one Goldman Sachs strategist told CNBC on Monday, with trade tensions elevating the risk...

Europe could ‘infect us’: Richard Fisher on risks to the economy 0

Europe could ‘infect us’: Richard Fisher on risks to the economy

Richard Fisher is a senior advisor at Barclays and was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2005 to 2015. He says the economy “is having the longest period of expansion since...