An announcement Tuesday by the obscure-sounding Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, better known as SWIFT, may not get much ink. China's currency, it reported, was used in 8.66 percent of global trade finance transactions in October, the group said. It's now … Continue reading ?
Wholesale gold trimmed Monday's 2.6% loss in Asian and London trade Tuesday morning, with a brief rally to $1226 per ounce as world stock markets fell after Wall Street retreated from record highs.
Post by Kiri Blakeley. The horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 is one that the world will never forget. Especially New Yorkers. Even those of us who didn't see the planes hit lived with the aftermath...Show More Summary
GENEVA (Reuters) - China launched a trade dispute against the United States on Tuesday to challenge Washington's accusations that China has dumped cheap exports on the U.S. market, the World Trade Organization said in a statement.
The World Trade Organization is set to meet in Bali starting today in the latest last-ditch effort to salvage something from the Doha round, which means there's a round of news stories about the significance of the meetings. The Wall...Show More Summary
Slowly but surely the Chinese currency is catching up to the world's reserve and moments ago, according to SWIFT, the Yuan just surpassed the Euro in trade (remember trade: that's how countries once upon a time would generate capital...Show More Summary
Gawker says some residents in the neighborhood, the World Trade Center emits a spooky wailing sound when it’s windy. “I live a couple of blocks from the tower, and first heard this very eerie sound during Hurricane Sandy last year,” writes Kenny Cummings. “I’ve heard it only once afterwards, sometime last winter. I assumed once the […]
[Downtown residents are reporting that when it gets windy, the new One World Trade Center building emits an eerie choral sound. Photo by John Moore via Getty.] Read more...
New Yorkers who live near One World Trade Center already have to contend with "fortress-like isolation" caused by the imposing NYPD security perimeter. But according to neighborhood residents, there's something far spookier going on at the WTC site: A "ghoulish" howling that happens during storms and high winds. Read more...
Mt. Gox, the largest Bitcoin trading site in the world, went down for at least 10 minutes today. Their Twitter site is basically a bot, so we likely won't know what went wrong until the site's back up and running. The group behind the site, which is based in Japan but run by Americans, ran into some legal trouble earlier this year. Show More Summary
On September 11, 2001 Jeffrey Coombs, age 42, was aboard the American Airlines flight that crashed into the World Trade Center. He left behind his wife, Ms.Christie Coombs and their three young children. Earlier this year, I met Ms. Coombs. Show More Summary
The soaring elegance of architect Fumihiko Maki's design at ground zero may help rehabilitate the strong-arm tactics of developer Larry Silverstein. NEW YORK — The mess at ground zero has been a collaborative production.
Random House, the largest trade book publisher in the world, doesn't appear to be a fan of Kim Dotcom's cloud hosting service Mega. In one of its recent takedown requests the company asked Google to remove Mega’s homepage from its search results, marking it as infringing. Show More Summary
Dubai has been selected to host the World Expo trade convention in 2020. The Twittersphere celebrates.
Here’s your weekly dose of links from around the world! AUSTRALIA (from Jack99) The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) lost an appeal against the order to change their name for being misleading. The Fair Trading Minister said the Ministry reserves the right to reject any names they consider inappropriate for this anti-vaccination lobby. Show More Summary
On November 30, 1999, protests began in Seattle, Washington against the World Trade Organization. The WTO meetings offered unions, environmentalists, and various social and economic justice activists from around the world a forum to voice their rejection of the neoliberal free trade agreements of the late 20th century that had undermined American unionism, allowed corporations [...]
It is no secret the Washington Nationals expect to rebound after a disappointing 2013 to make a push for a World Series title in 2014. The question is, what can they do to improve upon their team from last season to make the necessary...Show More Summary
Dec. 4 - 5, 2013 Redwood City, CA Tickets on Sale Now Markets in everything, indeed. While the sex trade may lay claim to being the world’s oldest profession, it’s also always on the forefront of modern technology. Some have …
In late 2010, we wrote: "The World's Most Important Trading Desk Is Not At Goldman, But Is On The 9th Floor Of 33 Liberty Street" in which we said "even though our good Samaritan friends at One New York Plaza may take offense to this...Show More Summary
My pre-Turkey Day reading: • Who’s good at forecasts? Nobody (Economist) • The Warren Buffett Wannabe Index (Barron’s) • Trading in Gold: The Secretive Dealings of One of the World’s Richest Industries (Vanity Fair) Continued he...