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Bitcoin Is Soaring On Unprecedented Burst In Chinese Buying

Last September (when bitcoin was trading at $230) we said that "As China Scrambles To Enforce Capital Controls, This Is Great News For Bitcoin" and that it is only a matter of time before Chinese buyers figure out that in a world inShow More Summary

The booming illegal trade in antiquities

From China to Yemen, the illegal antiquities trade is a booming business that is wreaking havoc on the world's archaeological heritage and its history

Congressman Demands Trump to Return Grant Money Received After 9/11

Democratic congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York is asking presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to give back the $150,000 he reportedly received from the World Trade Center Business Recovery Grant program.

Americans, on Average, Gain Big from Trade with China

(May 27, 2016 07:11 PM, by David Henderson) The rise in exports from China has been one of the most significant events in international trade in recent decades. This trend has accelerated since that country's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. Even before that date,... (0 COMMENTS)

World’s Biggest LNG Buyer Becomes Seller

 EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of French power giant EDF, has signed an LNG sales and purchase agreement with Japanese LNG aggregator Jera Co Inc,

The Leaks Go On: Before Another Secret Round of Negotiations on the Proposed "Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)," WikiLeaks Releases Even More New Hidden Documents

The 18th round of negotiations on a secret deal to limit public oversight over the services economy starts today at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, and negotiators will have a new item on their agenda: how to deal withShow More Summary

Exxon banned The Guardian from its shareholder meeting due to its 'lack of objectivity on climate change'

The Guardian was banned from attending the annual general meeting of the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, Exxon Mobil. The company cited a "lack of objectivity" from the news organisation in its reporting on climate change...Show More Summary

First Slice 5/26/16: What might a Bernie vs. Donald debate look like? It could happen

The death by U.S. drone strike of Taliban leader Mullah Mansour could fuel the opium trade in Afghanistan, where the religious fundamentalists already oversee the largest production of opium in the world. The body of a black man found...Show More Summary

ITC Finds TPP Will Have Positive Impacts on U.S. Economy and Industries

Categories: Industry News, Procurement Strategy & Planning, World Trade Tags: General News, L2 The Trans-Pacific Partnership will have a positive impact on U.S. businesses, workers and families, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a report issued May 18. Show More Summary

An Inside Look at the World's Biggest Paper Gold Market

Every day, there are a whopping 5,500 tonnes ($212 billion) of gold traded in London, making it the largest wholesale and over-the-counter (OTC) market for gold in the world. To put that in perspective, Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes that more gold is traded in London each day than what is stored at Fort Knox (4,176 tonnes). Show More Summary

Thursday Watch

Evening HeadlinesBloomberg: Lending in China Is So Risky That Cows Are Now Collateralized. In the creative world of Chinese lending, there’s a new trade in town: the cow leaseback. China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co., which operates the...Show More Summary

Why now is the time to talk to your children about terrorist attacks

It’s field trip season in middle school. Which means that all over the country young adolescents are headed to memorials and museums. In New Haven, Connecticut, field trip season means the 8th graders are going to the World Trade Center in New York City. Which means that at my kitchen table, my daughters and I are discussing how safe it […]

US Trades Murder Charge for El Chapo Extradition

It seems that the world's largest trafficker in illicit drugs likes his prison in Mexico, or at least, he doesn't want to face jail and court time in America where he is less likely to escape this country's maximum security prisons. It's a bit of an annoying development for American......

Man Wants to Crash Jet Into Building to Settle 9/11 Debate

An American in Thailand wants to recreate one of the jet crashes of 9/11 in order to settle the debate over whether the twin towers of the World Trade Center were brought down by the planes or by a controlled demolition. Who is this guy and can...

Panama Canal Fever Sweeps Globe Again as New Era in Trade Nears

By Alex Nussbaum and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — A century after transforming global markets, the Panama Canal is about to redraw world trade once again. Nine years of construction work, at a cost of more than $5 billion, have equipped...Show More Summary

Brexit could cost pound reserve status

A Brexit wouldn’t just weaken the pound - it would jeopardise its status as a reserve currency used in world trade. ||| London - A Brexit wouldn’t just weaken the pound - it would jeopardise its status as a reserve currency used in world...Show More Summary

WTO sees Brexit costing UK billions in trade tariffs: FT

GENEVA (Reuters) - Leaving the European Union would cost British consumers 9 billion pounds ($13.2 billion) in annual additional import tariffs, World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo said in an interview published by the Financial Times on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Inside New York’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub was partly opened to the public in March 2016, 12 years after it was initially proposed. Dubbed “the world's most expensive train station” for its $4bn price tag, the impressive building stands both as an ult…

Who is gaining from illegal wildlife trade?

UN says virtually every country in the world plays a role either as a source, transit or destination for the trade.

World’s parliament for the environment to tackle global issues

The world's environment ministers are meeting in Nairobi this week to discuss major issues plaguing the planet, from wildlife trade to plastic in the ocean, and possibly agree on remedies

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