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China opens new trade route to UK

2 days agoNews : World News Blog

While Boris Johnson says he can sketch out post-Brexit trade deals on the back of an envelope, one of the world's most powerful trading nations, China, has just opened a new route into Britain.

China's Xi Jinping Seizes Role as

“No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war,” Mr. Xi, the leader of the world’s second-biggest economy, said in hourlong speech on Tuesday to members of the world elite gathered for the annual World Economic Forum. “Pursuing protectionism is just like locking one’s self in a dark room. Show More Summary

China President Xi Warns On Trade War: “No One Emerges A Winner” – Davos

In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this morning, Chinese President Xi Jinping never uttered Donald Trump’s name, but his message for the U.S. President-elect was clear enough. Xi — who is the first Middle Kingdom...Show More Summary

There's reason to believe the trade wars have already begun

One of the biggest economic risks of a Trump presidency is his stance on protectionism, and his threats to enact punitive tariffs that could start a tit-for-tat trade war with the world's second largest economy, China. What's worse,Show More Summary

China's Xi Jinping Defends Globalization In First-Ever Speech At World Economic Forum

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

"No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war," the Chinese president said in Davos, Switzerland. He responded to statements by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, without mentioning his name.

One of the world's most prominent trade experts: 'Brexiters who think they have the upper hand are wrong'

The man who helped "give birth" to the EU-Canada free trade deal (CETA) says Brexit is "shaping up to be a one-sided affair" and "t he Brexiters who think they have the upper hand are wrong." In an opinion piece for The Guardian, Canadian...Show More Summary

Tinder Introduces ‘Multi-User Virtual Reality Headset’ At Consumer Electronics Show, But It’s Not What It Seems [Video]

Tinder debuted its new ‘Multi-User Virtual Reality Headset’ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the biggest electronics trade shows in the world, in Las Vegas this week. If an online dating app releasing a “multi-user virtual reality headset” sounds curious, if not enticing, be forewarned that there is a catch. Show More Summary

Donald Trump to Meet With Anna Wintour and Graydon Carter on Friday

Donald Trump is set to meet with the top editors and executives of Condé Nast — including Vogue's Anna Wintour and the President-elect's longtime rival, Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter — at the publisher's One World Trade Center offices at 10 a.m. on Friday morning. The "off-the-record... Continue reading

What's Wrong with Trade Restrictions in One Graph

(January 5, 2017 02:26 PM, by David Henderson) Timothy Taylor, at the Conversable Economist, has an awesome graph (reprinted above) and an excellent discussion of trade in the modern world. We often picture some companies producing for export but using as inputs almost entirely domestically produced items.... (0 COMMENTS)

Trump's trade policies could have a major effect on one of Apple's biggest markets (AAPL)

Getting Apple to make iPhones in the US appears to be a sort of pet project for Donald Trump. On multiple occasions, the president-elect has expressed his desire to get the world’s most valuable company to manufacture its most profitable product in America instead of China. Show More Summary

World's highest bridge opens to traffic

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBWddXUCBsY Duge Beipanjiang Bridge crosses a gorge 565 meters above China's Nizhu River. That's a bigger height than One World Trade Center, and beats the previous record-holder by about 70 meters. (more…)

With the two-state solution a distant dream, Palestinians ask if it's time to push for a one state solution

For nearly three decades, governments around the world have insisted that the best way to end the most intractable conflict in the Middle East is to trade land for peace, creating an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But these days, as Palestinians...

The New Stock Market Where You Could Invest In The Empire State Building

Have you ever wanted to invest directly in New York’s Empire State Building and One World Trade Center or The Shard, the tallest building in London? A new stock market due to launch in 2017 could make this a reality.

Navy Foils Piracy Plot in Malacca

Indonesian Navy arrested six alleged pirates attempting to hijack a foreign-operated tanker near the Malacca Strait, one of the world’s busiest trade routes,  reports The Jakarta Post. Six suspected pirates operating in the Malacca Straits were…

vKontakte Responds to US Notorious Pirate Market Allegations

Despite its work with rightsholders, this week the United States Trade Representative described Russian social networking giant vKontakte as one of the world's most notorious pirate markets. Speaking with TorrentFreak, VK says it will...Show More Summary

US 'Strategy' on Illicit Antiquitties Trade is Like...

When interests triumph over values terrible things can happen As one of the world's largest markets for smuggled and looted antiquities from all over the world, one would have hoped that the US would take a strong line against this sort of thing. Show More Summary

Daniel Libeskind: Tribute to New York

"If you took the whole world and collapsed it into one little ball, you'd find it here, in this city." Daniel Libeskind, world-renowned architect behind the new World Trade Center site, gives tribute to his city in this short and colourful video. "There is no typical New Yorker... Show More Summary

Only One Step Away From A Global Trade War

Submitted by Valentin Katasonov via Strategic-Culture.org, The financial crisis of 2007-2009 effectively terminated the process of globalization. In 2015 world trade suddenly dropped by more than 10% for the first time since 2009. Nothing like this has been seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Show More Summary

Hedge funds are hiring a bunch of PhD's to build trading machines, but they're missing one crucial element

Computer-driven investing has taken hold of the hedge fund world, but people are getting it wrong. That's according to Manoj Narang, who is launching a hot new hedge fund, $1 billion MANA Partners. Quantitative strategies use computers...Show More Summary

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