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Go to ************** - Continue an Application - Students - Talent Acquisition Partners - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window Prudential Careers - Overview - A Focus on Talent - About the Company - Working at Prudential - Find a Career - Stories - Continue an Application - Students - Talent Acquisition Partners - LinkedIn Opens in new window - Glassdoor Opens in new window - Facebook Opens in new window - Twitter Opens in new window - Go to Prudential.comMenu Close Prudential Careers Search for Jobs Start of main content BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Operations - Newark, NJ PGIM O & S - Market Data Analyst - Job Details - Related Jobs - Resources About the position PGIM, the global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial Inc., is one of the world's leading money managers. With offices in 16 countries and over $1 trillion in assets under management, clients rely on our risk management expertise, intellectual capital and creative solutions to realize their investment objectives. Our distinct multi-manager model delivers a broad suite of actively-managed solutions in the areas of public and private fixed income, equities and real estate to serve our clients' needs. We are passionate about delivering investment returns for our clients and dedicated to our greatest asset - our people. Do you want to be part of a multi-manager model that enables each business to maintain its own investment culture? Learn more about who we are and how we can work together, please visit: ************ Who We Look For: Prudential seeks a highly motivated individual as Market Data Business Management Analyst. This position covers all market data business management functions. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating move, adds, or changes for market data services, submitting and reconciling invoices, updating the market data inventory and vendor management databases, soliciting feedback from end users for service renewals, coordinating due diligence meetings, updating the vendor due diligence database, and working with other team members to implement the onboarding and continual review of existing market data vendors. The incumbent will have direct interaction with internal investment professionals as well third-party market data vendors. Primary Responsibilities: - Responsible for maintaining the inventory of market data vendor services. - Responsible for maintaining the vendor archer database for market data vendor engagements. - Process moves, adds, changes for market data applications. - Submit and reconcile invoices against market data inventory. - Communicate and coordinate with various supported internal businesses, users and external market vendors. - Solicit internal feedback from market data end users for upcoming service renewals. - Prepare inventory reports using industry standard market data inventory control database. - Perform data reconciliation utilizing multiple sources. - Gather due diligence data from market data vendors. (e.g. vendor business continuation plans, SOC2/SSAE-16s, SIGs, other due diligence questionnaires, etc.) - Coordinate and schedule due diligence as well as other market data meetings and conference calls. Qualifications - 1-2 years of experience working within the market data business management, vendor governance, or third-party risk management. - Possess a working knowledge or some experience with market data vendors, (e.g., Bloomberg, Refinitiv, S & P Global, FactSet, Moody's, IHS Markit, ICE Data Services, Morningstar, etc.). - Knowledge of the financial industry. - Must be highly detail oriented, possess strong oral, written communications and data entry skills. - Able to work within a small group as well as independently. - Ability to multi-task in a fast pace environment. - Proficient in use of computer and software capabilities, with knowledge of Excel, Pivot tables, SharePoint. - Working knowledge of the Market Data Inventory System, FITS is a plus. - Working knowledge of Power BI or Tableau is a plus. - Bachelor's Degree in business or finance preferred. 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МВФ рекомендует Европе серьезно подготовиться к кризису

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Международный валютный фонд предупредил страны ЕС о возможном новом финансовом кризисе. По мнению чиновников фонда, Евросоюз должен подготовить план на случай возникновения новых проблем, учитывая риски и возможное исчерпание возможностей нынешней монетарной политики, сообщает Bloomberg. В документе, в котором МВФ оценивает экономическую ситуацию в Европе, указывается, что возможными источниками будущих проблем являются торговый
          

Lotus Elan in frame as Boxster rival in revival plan

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How the new Lotus Elan could look, as imagined by Autocar
The Elan could be reborn, joining a range of old favourites being reintroduced through Lotus's new growth strategy

Lotus is considering reintroducing the Elan name on a new drop-top sports car, as well as other models in a back catalogue that includes the Elite, the Europa and the Esprit.

The Elan name is said by sources at the Hethel-based firm to have a strong possibility of being revived in the next few years. Few of the details are known at this stage but insiders are said to be “very excited” by the proposed configuration of this car, which is expected to be positioned above the Elise as a two-seat convertible with more refinement, space and creature comforts to take on the Porsche Boxster. Despite this, the new car should stick to the classic Lotus traits of being lighter than rivals and among the best in its class to drive.

The company is developing an all-new, rivet-bonded platform to replace its two existing structures – with the Elise/Exige architecture dating back to 1995, and the Evora to 2008. The all-new platform, which is around two years away, will provide the basis for a new sports car range including the Elan.

The proposed new model would be the third-generation Elan; the first highly regarded version of this sports car series was introduced in 1962. The platform family on which it’s broadly based is the central plank of a new product cycle plan that’s part of Lotus’s 10-year ‘Vision 80’ strategy.

Before these newcomers, Lotus will launch the last variation on the current Evora platform, a new sports model. It will appear late next year as a very driver-focused package but it will also be significantly easier to get in and out of than current models and have much improved ergonomics. Alongside this, CEO Phil Popham has expressed a need to overhaul the brand’s rather limited connectivity technology, so we could see new Lotuses ditching the usual aftermarket stereo systems for a bespoke infotainment set-up.

Planning a decade ahead is a given for most car makers but a strategic rarity for Lotus. It has been enabled by the Vision 80 investment programme led by Popham. In the past, the company has typically had the resources to develop only one car at a time. Now it can realise a complete product plan.

The scale of this investment has been estimated at around £1.5 billion by Bloomberg, although this figure is said to be “very conservative” by a Lotus spokesman. That sum should be enough to pay for the new architecture, whose structural concept will be similar to the current platform.

Lotus will retain the rivet-bonded alloy core concept, which, insiders say, provides excellent overall stiffness and allows plenty of scope to increase local rigidity for different models. These qualities will be essential if the high-grade driving dynamics promised by the company’s ‘for the driver’ brand ambition are to be achieved.

The rivet-bonded approach also suits Lotus’s sales goals. Although the firm is aiming to increase sales sixfold – from last year’s 1630 cars to around 10,000 by 2029 – this vehicle construction method reportedly remains the best solution for Lotus’s relatively low volumes.

The rivet-bonded and composite structure is also light – essential to the Lotus mission – and its detail design will benefit from the brand’s 25 years of production experience with this technology.

As before, a mix of materials will be used, probably across a wider palette that includes carbonfibre and several metals. A key ambition will be to reduce the time required to build each car, say insiders. That will be achieved by reducing the time it takes to bond each structure and also by cutting the number of hours required to assemble a car, the corollary of which should be improved quality.

Containing costs will be aided by the use of ‘keep zones’, the term Lotus engineers use to describe the three-dimensional slices of architecture that will be shared among all cars using this new platform. One example is the position of the front wheel relative to the driver’s seat, a high-investment zone of the platform that it makes sense to retain across all versions. But the ‘keep zones’ strategy doesn’t preclude tailoring the wheelbase and track to suit the needs of different models, insiders say.

As for the new model being introduced late next year, this will be the last new variant to be developed on the current Evora platform and much effort has been expended on ergonomics. That includes not only the driving position and forward visibility but also the ease of getting into and out of the car, a drawback of the current models that has limited sales.

Given the wide variety of cars to be derived from the all-new platform – from track-only models via an Elan to the Evora and Esprit supercar, which is also understood to bea long-term goal for Lotus – the scope for a variety of dynamic and functional levels will need to be built in. The company has reportedly done a lot of work assessing competitor cars to define these goals at the outset for each new model.

The targets also include the cars’ electrical functionality. Insiders have reported that membership of the Geely Group is giving Lotus affordable access to everything from infotainment systems and electronic dampers to electric power steering technology. The last of these will be essential for providing the advanced driver assistance systems mandated by law in some markets, but there will also be models, probably track-focused ones, with unassisted steering.

Regulations and a shifting market will also demand that alternative powertrains be developed and these are said to be under evaluation. But, as Lotus found when developing the Tesla Roadster from the Elise, packaging large numbers of battery cells can affect both the platform’s design and the car’s dynamic behaviour, which Lotus will hope to limit in part by harnessing tech from Geely.

The recent announcement of a Geely combustion engine and hybrid development centre, created by combining the Volvo and Geely internal combustion development departments, would provide a source of expertise.

A further sign of the more substantial resources behind Lotus is the plan to develop all models for worldwide homologation from the start, as well as building in the scope to cater for the customer requirements of markets such as China and the US. The long-mooted SUV will be key to these markets. It is tipped to become Lotus’s ‘cash cow’ in the same way the volume-selling Cayenne and Macan have become for Porsche. “Today, Porsche is our benchmark,” Group Lotus CEO Feng Qingfeng told Autocar earlier this year.

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Moscú y Caracas dirigen una estrategia en las redes para alentar la protesta en Chile

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Un análisis pormenorizado de 1,1 millones de mensajes publicados entre el 16 y el 25 de octubre en la red social Twitter sobre las protestas en Chile demuestra una intensa actividad de cuentas venezolanas, una parte de ellas identificadas como afines al régimen. Esas son las principales conclusiones del estudio del servicio Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) del «think tank» Atlantic Council, quien afirma que un 20% de los perfiles radicados en Venezuela que difundieron mensajes sobre las protestas en Chile se definen como chavistas o bolivarianos. Varias cuentas muy activas en la difusión de mensajes chavistas han empleado de forma especialmente intensa en semanas recientes lemas sobre las principales crisis abiertas en el continente como #ChileResiste, #EcuadorEnResistencia o #BoliviaDecide. Un ejemplo es el de la cuenta @juancardenasr26, que exhibe una imagen de Hugo Chávez en su perfil y que ha sido la más prolífica, con 214 mensajes al día como «Que Chile sea el primero y luego España si va... vamos háganlo rápido», o «Alerta, alerta, alerta que camina, la espada de Bolívar por América Latina…». Según los expertos, el problema de las injerencias en redes sociales es especialmente alarmante en América Latina, por la cohesión del idioma. El español es lengua materna de casi 500 millones de personas que viven en 19 países americanos y las redes sociales no conocen de fronteras ni quedan sujetas a la supervisión o regulación de un sólo país. Muchos gobiernos, incluidos Estados Unidos, Rusia, China e Irán, tienen servicios digitales de noticias en español con el objetivo manifiesto de influir sobre la política del continente. Campañas de injerencia Respecto al análisis del DFRLab, los 1,1 millones de mensajes recolectados durante nueve días de protestas en Chile fueron publicados por 421.868 cuentas, de las que solo el 47,8% hizo pública su ubicación. Este conjunto de usuarios, 201.840 perfiles, publicó 544.820 mensajes. De esos mensajes 106.626 provienen de Venezuela y un 20% de ellos, 21.200 en total, de cuentas que abiertamente se incluyen en sus descripciones biográficas palabras como: chavez, chavismo, chavista, maduro, bolívar, psuv, bolivariana, bolivariano o diosdado. Según explica a ABC Esteban Ponce de León, investigador del DFRLab, el siguiente paso de los investigadores es analizar la actividad y la relación entre las cuentas venezolanas, incluidas las que se describen como chavistas, para estudiar si su comportamiento obedece a un patrón coordinado que permita hablar de una campaña orquestada de injerencia desde el poder. Respecto a la conversación en redes sociales sobre las protestas en Chile, Ponce de León estudia «qué cuentas provienen de Venezuela, cuáles podrían identificarse como chavistas o bolivarianas y, en este sentido, cómo han participado estas cuentas en dichas conversaciones». El DFRLab es un grupo de investigación digital que ha desenmascarado numerosas campañas de injerencia extranjera en redes sociales, varias de ellas procedentes de Rusia. El Atlantic Council es un «think tank» bipartidista radicado en Washington cuya misión es reforzar el vínculo trasatlántico y que forma parte de la Asociación del Tratado del Atlántico, que presta apoyo a la OTAN. Ese servicio ha publicado, además, unas imágenes que muestran a unos supuestos soldados rusos con atuendo militar en el complejo Cícrulo Militar en Caracas. Esta sería una prueba del apoyo militar sobre el terreno que Moscú está prestando al régimen de Nicolás Maduro, algo que se suma al envío de técnicos y material bélico en marzo y a la transferencia, revelada por la agencia Bloomberg, de 315 millones de dólares (284 millones de euros) del Kremlin al régimen venezolano desde mayo de 2018. En total son cinco las fotos de soldados rusos en Caracas publicadas por el DFRLab, que no ha podido identificarlos con nombre y apellido. En tres de las imágenes los hombres van uniformados. Un análisis de imágenes por satélite efectuado por estos investigadores demuestra que los soldados se hallan en el Circulo Militar de Fuerte Tiuna, sede, entre otros, del Ministerio para la Defensa, la Comandancia General del Ejército, el Círculo Militar de Caracas, el Batallón Bolívar la residencia oficial de la vicepresidenta, además de algunas dependencias de la academia militar de Venezuela. Los grandes medios estatales de Rusia, encabezados por RT y Sputnik, se han lanzado a publicar notas sobre la protesta en Chile con titulares como «Violaciones y agresiones sexuales: la violencia de los policías y militares en Chile». Tanto RT en español como la cadena estatal venezolana Telesur fueron los medios cuyos mensajes más se compartieron sobre las protestas en Chile, algo que según el análisis del DFRLab «imita la operación venezolana centrada en Cataluña, que compartió los enlaces de los medios estatales rusos como su principal estrategia para influir en el referéndum de independencia de la región autónoma en 2017».
          

UT Ranked Among Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools of 2019-2020

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TAMPA – For the fourth year in a row, The University of Tampa has been named to Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019-2020. The list is based on data compiled from more than 9,000 students, 14,920 alumni, 900 corporate recruiters, and compensation and job-placement data from each school. In the ranking, students and [...]
          

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 El gobierno español aprueba la intervención de telecomunicaciones. Modifica cinco leyes para poder asumir la gestión directa de redes y servicios de comunicaciones electrónicas “en determinados supuestos excepcionales”.

 Preocupante decisión tomada con carácter político, que da el mando al ejecutivo saltándose los habituales procesos judiciales. Otros países cuentan con leyes similares.

 El gobierno asegura que no afectaría a plataformas de Internet, solo a las propias redes. Un punto que no me queda claro.

 Xerox quiere comprar Hewlett-Packard y prepara un cheque grande para comprar el gigante de los ordenadores personales (y de las impresoras). Xerox ha subido un 85% en bolsa este año, y ha abandonado su alianza con Fujifilm.

 Algunos iPhone pierden la cobertura ocasionalmente en España, mientras que operadores y Apple se acusan mutuamente de ser la causa del fallo, que obliga a algunos clientes a usar la red 3G porque las bandas 4G dejan de funcionar.

 Encuentran una red de venta de esclavos en Instagram que operaba en países de Oriente Medio usando hashtags como escaparates para trata de humanos, la mayoría de ellos en servicio doméstico, incluso menores. — La venta se cerraba por DM.

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 El Pixel original de 2016 recibirá una actualización final en diciembre.

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Philadelphia Announces Digital Equity Grants for Census Work

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As the country prepares for the 2020 Census — which will have a lasting impact on everything from federal funding to political representation — local governments and nonprofit groups find themselves grappling with two overlapping challenges.

For the first time ever, the Census will be high-tech. Respondents can complete a paper form, but the emphasis is now on responding online, thereby creating a burden of responsibility on government resources such as libraries, which work to help citizens who lack Internet access or the skills to use it. At the same time, cities must work to help count groups that traditionally do not self-respond to the Census, a list that includes seniors and immigrant populations, among others. These challenges overlap because the populations most likely to lack Internet are the same as those statistically unlikely to respond to the Census. 

In fact, at the recent CityLabDC event — a global summit among the premier gatherings of major stakeholders in world cities — Census expert Terri Ann Lowenthal discussed these challenges and others facing the 2020 count.

“Every Census has its challenges, every Census has its controversies,” Lowenthal said. “I am particularly worried the 2020 Census is facing an unprecedented set of challenges that could thwart this Census.”

Last week, however, one city took a major step toward alleviating the digital equity challenge, in the process potentially creating a blueprint that other major cities can learn from. Philadelphia did this by rewarding its 2019 Digital Literacy Alliance Grants entirely to community groups working to encourage participation in the Census.

What emerged from the chosen winners was essentially a checklist of ideas other local governments might consider in their own communities.

For example, Philadelphia awarded one grant to a group called Center in the Park, which is focused on the senior population. Another recipient was a joint project between Temple University and Liberty Resources Inc., an academic-private-sector collaboration aiming to leverage those entities’ shared status as disability advocates to help count Philadelphians with disabilities — especially those in low-income or marginalized populations. 

Other groups in Philadelphia that received grants to aid digital equity work in the service of the Census include Asian Americans United, the refugee-support group SEAMAAC, and Africom, which will conduct Census outreach to African and Caribbean immigrants through social venues such as natural hair-braiding shops, restaurants and grocery stores.

Andrew Buss, who is Philadelphia’s deputy CIO within its Office of Innovation and Technology, said the grants were particularly focused on encouraging collaborations between groups that operate in the same space and seek to largely help the same populations, collaborations that might last past the Census. Using the Census as a starting point for lasting digital equity work in communities has become a shared goal for cities across the country. More information about each recipient can be found here.

All told, Philadelphia’s grants were a tangible step toward accomplishing something nearly every major city in the country is talking about this fall — supporting trusted, pre-existing groups in communities to encourage residents to complete the Census and potentially pick up computer skills and experience along the way. 


          

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Obserwując dzisiejsze zmagania wśród elit politycznych US można powiedzieć, że Trump jest granatem rzuconym w dotychczasowy wypracowany porządek globalnych  sił i układów, dlatego wiele dłoni chciałoby go jak najszybciej pochwycić i odrzucić tak szybko i daleko jak tylko się da!Trybun Trump wykazując niesmak wobec upachnionego politycznego szamba, zdecydował się naruszyć interesy elit globalnego supermocarstwa, dlatego dziś jest pod stałym ogniem globalistów dzień i noc. Zachciało mu się odbudowania suwerenności Ameryki, powrotu do respektowania jej tradycyjnych wartości, granic, wolności, praw, rodziny i szacunku do swoistego patriotyzmu. Przez to narusza dotychczasowy międzynarodowy biznesowy i polityczny układ sił stworzony przez swoich poprzedników (np. polityka wobec Chin), jak również nie dążąc do wojny (Iran, Rosja, Korea Płn.) zagraża również dobrze prosperujacemu amerykańskiemu sektorowi zbrojeniowemu. Zagraża lukratywnym amerykańskim  interesom wzbogacającym potężne korporacje, narażając się rozpasanym lobbystom jak i powiązanej z nimi wynarodowionej biurokracji.  Trump zapragnął wyprząc Amerykę z już rozpędzonego na podbój świata globalistycznego zaprzęgu, dlatego naraził się biurokracji Deep State i siłom globalnego socjalizmu. Nikt nie wie jak skończy się ten nierówny pojedynek Dawida Trumpa z Sorosem Goliatem. Na naszych oczach globalistyczni lewacy przygotowują stos (impeachment) na którym z uśmiechem i satysfakcją chcieliby spalić szanse Trumpa na drugą prezydencką kadencję. Jednak dla zamachowców Trump (nawet bez własnego politycznego zaplecza) opierający się na pragnieniach zwykłych Amerykanów, nie jest i nie będzie łatwym orzechem do zgryzienia. Czas pokaże, że niejeden polityk w tym procesie straci własne zęby…     Speaker Nancy Pelosi, dziewczynka z zapałkami...W Ameryce wrze, magnateria i mandarini starego imperium skupieni w tłustym i skostniałym Deep State, wspomagani przez kompleks militarno-przemysłowy, przed którym przyszłe pokolenia już w latach 50-tych ubiegłego wieku ostrzegał prezydent Dwight Eisenhower dzielnie stawia opór trybunowi Trumpowi, który wchodzi w rolę Kemala Ataturka i poniekąd Putina. Ci panowie również podjęli się trudnego zadania odbudowy zagrożonego imperium w nowych niesprzyjających warunkach. Jest zrozumiałym, że dzisiejsi bankowi włodarze świata chcą przemienić zastany, stary świat państw narodowych, lokalnych systemów wartości, religii i kultur w ociekający słodką nadzieją i krwawą praktyką totalitarny Nowy Wspaniały Świat. Staremu rozkwitającemu  od tysięcy lat światu grozi już rozpędzony Nowy Światowy Porządek, który montuje swoje uderzeniowe sotnie z rozmaitych mniejszości posługując się socjalizmem, rasizmem, ateizmem, genderyzmem i anarchizmem.Jedną z głównych zasad i praw tego świata obok cykliczności zjawisk jest przemijanie. Słowem “nic nie może wiecznie trwać” jak śpiewała wspaniała Anna Jantar, co również odnosi się do kolejnych historycznych imperiów. Według popularnego w Polsce amerykańskiego politologa (George Friedman, “Następne 100 lat”) każdy naród wyposażony jest jakby w swoje geny, swój blue print, zapis kodu szkieletu swoich charakterystycznych tendencji i historycznych predyspozycji. Pochód Ameryki na drodze do osiągnięcia statusu światowego hegemona związany jest z pomaganiem mocarstwom będącym w potrzebie, co jest dość intratnym biznesem. Tak było w I jak i w II wojnie światowej, kiedy wchodzącej w ostatnim stadium rozgrywającej się wojny  Ameryce pozwalało zdobyć niekwestionowaną pozycję lidera, szczególnie po wygraniu “zimnej” wojny z Sowietami. Amerykańskie korporacje wykorzystywały żołnierskie buty do wchodzenia na najbardziej zyskowne rynki tego świata, w ten sposób jednak nabijając sobie kiesę rozprzestrzeniały nowoczesne technologie co pozytywnie wpływało na wydobycie setek milionów ludzi z ubóstwa (Chiny, Indie). Jednak w ten sposób chodowały sobie konkurencję z którą dziś muszą walczyć o utrzymanie swojej dominującej pozycji. Jednocześnie poprzez silne związki elit biznesowych z obsługującymi je biurokratami z Deep State, powoli zapomniano o interesach Państwa i obywateli, którym powinno przecież  służyć. Kupieni przez globalistycznych bankierów biurokraci zaczęli reprezentować ideologię Nowego Porządku Światowego, często ze szkodą dla interesu swoich wyborców. Od czasu do czasu używając siły militarnej Ameryki, nie dlatego aby bronić jej żywotnych interesów, ale żeby przyspieszać kolejne etapy w urzeczywistnianiu nowej wizji świata, czasem wprost ze szkodą dla Ameryki. Z historii wiemy, że rewolucja jest ladacznicą, rozhuśtaną emocjonalnie dziwką, gotową na radykalne zmiany, zupełnie nie zainteresowaną w utrzymaniu starego porządku rzeczy.  Witamy wśród dylematów i zmagań dzisiejszej Ameryki...Panując w sferze politycznej, władając wypasem medialnym  wobec wyborców, używając tłustych kotów z wielkich korporacji i wpływając na nie przez antagonizowanie sponsorowanej anarchizującej lewicy, panując i rewolucyjnie uzbrajając system edukacji, ośrodki kierownicze NWO były na kursie i na ścieżce. Wtedy jak z kapelusza magika pojawił się Trump. Biznesmen, showman, gwiazda telewizyjna ze skomplikowanym i urozmaiconym życiem osobistym i rodzinnym, były członek Partii Demokratycznej, Partii Reform (Ross Perot) i wreszcie Republikanin. Biznesmen od dawna zaprzyjaźniony z nowojorskimi Żydami dziś zbliżony (córka Ivanka przeszła na judaizm) z sektą Chabad Lubawicz (o wielkich wpływach w Rosji, na Ukrainie i w Polsce). Trump uchodzi za najbardziej pro żydowskiego prezydenta US, w Izraelu nazywany nawet  “królem żydowskim”. Człowiek dobrze znający polityków, ich skorumpowany świat, człowiek odważny, owładnięty potrzebą sukcesu i wyposażony w mega ego. Po niespodziewanym znokautowaniu tradycyjnych pretendentów do prezydentury z ramienia Partii Republikańskiej, praktycznie wszystkich zaskoczył wygrywając z mocno osadzoną w systemie Hillary Clinton. Przypomnijmy, że zwycięstwo Trumpa oznaczało początek rozgałęzionych wariantów spisku elit gdyż pokonane w procesie wyborczym nigdy nie uznały jego zwycięstwa i natychmiast przystąpiły do kreowania kolejnych pułapek, mających na celu skompromitowanie Trumpa i pozbawienia go prezydentury. Co interesujące wśród “never-Trumpers” znaleźli się też związani z klanem Bushów neocons (byli trockiści zwolennicy ciągłych interwencji na Bliskim Wschodzie na rzecz Izraela), obawiali się oni Trumpa gdyż krytykował generalnie te niepotrzebne wojny (kasa, krew) i zapowiadał ich zakończenie.  Jednak atakowany Trump szybko znalazł sojuszników wśród amerykańskich syjonistów (tak Żydów, jak i wpływowych protestantów) co przełożyło się na kontrowersyjne przeniesienie ambasady US z Tel Awiwu do Jerozolimy, oraz uznania suwerenności Izraela nad okupowanymi syryjskimi Wzgórzami Golan. Przypomnijmy, że amerykańscy Żydzi w swojej większości (ok.70%) głosowali na Hillary Clinton (rywalkę Trumpa), są wyznania lewicowego i nie popierają dyskryminacyjnej polityki Izraela wobec Palestyńczyków. Trump próbuje zakończyć całe lata trwające wojny, chce zabezpieczenia południowej granicy z Meksykiem (integralność, suwerenność państwa), próbuje zachęcić amerykański kapitał do powrotu z Chin i innych krajów i produkcji w US, obcina jak może biurokratyczne regulacje dławiące biznes, właśnie dlatego naraża się globalistom. Oni tak ciężko pracowali nad osiągnięciem swoich celów, nie to , aby jakiś zwariowany spadochroniarz broniący idei państwa narodowego im to wszystko teraz zepsuł! Dlatego bolszewicka czujność i przekonanie o wdrażaniu jedynej sprawiedliwej, nowoczesnej i najlepszej wizji nowego świata nie pozwala im tolerować takie próby zawracania kursu historii przez jakiegoś amatora ciemnogrodu.Mamy pewne podobieństwo do sytuacji polskiej, kiedy jakiekolwiek patriotyczne reformy nawet nieśmiałe próby “polonizacji” sądów, próba przywrócenia prawd historycznych i pozamiatania po zdechłym imperium sowieckim, którego cuchnące aktywa przejęli amerykańscy globaliści (Soros plus) z ich młodszymi braćmi z Berlina i Brukseli powoduje inspirowanie anarchizującej tłuszczy i jej “zeuropeizowanych” liderów poupychanych przez brukselko-berlińskich globalistów w rozmaitych lewackich partyjkach i biznesach aborcyjnych,  gender, czy innych sotniach postępu.Naturalnie, że w związku z powyższym Trump jest w poważnych kłopotach i walczy w ciągłym okrążeniu jednak pod ręką ma też poważne atuty. W ciągu jego prawie 3 letniej kadencji gospodarka ma się naprawdę dobrze mimo, że Trump podejmuje się dość ryzykownych reform na kierunku chińskim, aby liderów chińskiej dyktatury komunistycznej zmusić do proporcjonalnej wymiany, na równych warunkach. Problem w tym, że Trump tu naraża się ważnym rodzinom i korporacjom amerykańskim przez całe dekady czerpiącym ogromne dochody z aktywności na kierunku chińskim. Jednak dla Trumpa najważniejszym tu jest przyszłość amerykańskiej mocarstwowej pozycji, stąd jego prośba do amerykańskich biznesów i korporacji o opuszczenie Chin i przeniesienie produkcji i technologii do US, bądź innych państw. Jak wiemy dotychczasowy oszałamiający roczny wzrost chińskiej gospodarki ulega już spowolnieniu, choć jest ciągle wysoki. Ciągle atakowany i dekoncentrowany Trump ma się czym pochwalić. W ciągu niespełna 3 lat przybyło ok. 6,5 mln nowych miejsc pracy (w tym 500 tys. w wytwórczości), przeciętnie 161 tys. nowych miejsc pracy miesięcznie w 2019 r! Stopa bezrobocia jest najniższa od 50 lat i wynosi 3,5%, wzrost płac przeciętnie ok. 3%. Giełda; DOW poszedł w górę 15,6% (w tym roku), NASDAQ 24%, S&P500 20,6%. Od początku kadencji Trumpa DOW poszybował 47,1%, NASDAQ 58,7%, S&P500 41,3%. Więc wszyscy powinni bić mu brawo, a jednak pamiętajmy, że co unosi się w górę, będzie również spadać…Oczywiście nie wszystkie drogi Trumpa wyściełane są różami, szczególnie od kiedy w Kongresie (zatwierdzającym budżet i wydatki) większość zdobyli Demokraci. Wiadomo, że polityka to scena brudnej przepychanki. Kiedy więc Trump chciał więcej pieniędzy na modernizację armii, Demokraci zażądali podobnej podwyżki na swoje postępowe cele. W konsekwencji federalny deficyt budżetowy  na rok 2019 osiągnął $984 mld, czyli był aż 26% wyższy od poprzedniego z 2018 r. Co prawda rząd z tytułu ceł uzyskał $71 mld, aż 70% więcej niż w 2018 r. jednak ogromnie wzrosły wydatki na obronność i opiekę medyczną. Wpływy z podatków osiągnęły o 4% więcej (w porównaniu do roku ubiegłego) i wyniosły $3,4 bln (po miejscowemu 3,4 trylion), jednak deficyt skoczył aż 8% do $4,4 bln.  Dla ciekawych podam, że podatki od korporacji wynosiły $230 mld (wzrosły o 12%), a podatki od indywidualnych podatników wynosiły $1,7 bln (wzrost o 2%). Zwykle w okresie prosperity deficyt zmniejsza się, ale zaproponowane przez Trumpa cięcia w wydatkach nie znalazły zrozumienia w demokratycznym Kongresie. Trzeba przypomnieć, że Trump dwa lata temu przeprowadził reformę upraszczającą strukturę podatkową, w konsekwencji zmniejszającą podatki o $1,5 bln  argumentując, że pobudzi w ten sposób ekonomię, ograniczy bezrobocie i wydatki na pomoc społeczną i zwiększy wpływy właśnie z podatków...  Cały czas Demokraci są w ataku, totalnej opozycji przyświeca idea impeachmentu. Wielki Inkwizytor demokrata z Kalifornii Adam Schiff (ustosunkowany, jego siostra była żoną syna Sorosa) łżąc jak bura suka przy pomocy speaker Nancy Pelosi (demokratka z San Francisco, jedna z najbogatszych kobiet w Kongresie) usiłują uwikłać Trumpa w “mataczenie” i utrudnianie prac kilku komisji kongresowych, które pilnie poszukują materiałów, dowodów obciążających Prezydenta. Pierwszy atak nie wypalił, po dwuletnim poszukiwaniu przez specjalnego prokuratora Muellera  dowodów na “Russian collusion”, czyli rzekomą współpracę Trumpa z Putinem przeciwko Hillary Clinton w ostatniej kampanii prezydenckiej, choć to przecież sztab Hillary współpracował z Brytyjczykami i Rosjanami przeciwko Trumpowi (słynne “Steele dossier”). Wymyślono następne “mataczenie” tym razem zarzuca się Trumpowi, że naciskał nowo wybranego prezydenta Ukrainy  Żeleńskiego (podczas rozmowy gratulacyjnej) na wszczęcie antykorupcyjnego postępowania wobec przeciwnika Trumpa w nadchodzących prezydenckich wyborach, literalnie Joe Bidena i jego syna Huntera.  W 2014 r. wiceprezydent Joe Biden odpowiadał w administracji Obamy za ukraiński odcinek. Wtedy jego syn Hunter otrzymał lukratywną posadę w ukraińskiej firmie gazowej Burisma Holdings od biznesmena o imieniu Mykola Zlochevsky (były minister zasobów naturalnych). Zatrudnienie Huntera miało dać firmie osłonę przed antykorupcyjnymi podejrzeniami ukraińskiej prokuratury. Każdego miesiąca młody Biden  nie mający zielonego pojęcia o ukraińskim gazie otrzymywał od $60,000 do $80,000. Na światło dzienne wyszło nagranie Joe Bidena w którym chwalił się, że kiedy firmie Burisma zagrażał prokurator , Joe zadzwonił do prezydenta Ukrainy i poinformował go, że jeśli w ciągu 6 godzin (klasyczne ultimatum!) nie wyrzuci tego prokuratora to Biden wstrzyma amerykańską pomoc dla Ukrainy w wysokości $1 mld ! Oczywiście naiwny prokurator wylądował na bruku! Właśnie teraz Demokraci próbują wkręcić Trumpa w grzechy Bidena, oskarżając go o wykorzystywanie urzędu do wywierania nacisku na prezydenta Ukrainy, w celu wznowienia śledztwa przeciwko konkurentowi do prezydentury. Trump przed rozmową wiedząc o szalejącej tam korupcji wstrzymał również ok. $400 mln pomocy dla Ukrainy, ale rzekomo Ukraińcy o tym nawet nie wiedzieli. W Kongresie Demokraci wreszcie zdecydowali się przegłosować rozpoczęcie prac nad impeachmentem (dotąd robili to pół oficjalnie) czego dokonali posiadając większość, bez udziału Republikanów. Trzeba przypomnieć, że cała rozróba zaczęła się od doniesienia 33 letniego “whistleblower” (Eric Ciaramella), zaniepokojonego i oburzonego postępowaniem Trumpa w czasie rozmowy z prezydentem Żeleńskim. Okazuje się, że 33 latek jest stronniczym demokratą i nie miał dostępu do toczącej się rozmowy prezydentów, a jedynie poznał relację, jednego z przysłuchujących się członków National Security Council. Ten sam “donosiciel” jakiś czas temu stracił pracę w NSC przy prezydencie z powodu podejrzenia, że dokonywał nielegalnych przecieków do mediów i obecnie pracuje w centrali CIA. Również okazało się, że wcześniej pracował jako analityk CIA na odcinku ukraińskim dla Bidena i zagożałego przeciwnika Trumpa, byłego szefa CIA (za Obamy) Johna Brennana. Jego informatorem odnośnie rozmowy prezydentów był ppłk Alexander Vindman (kiedy miał 3 lata przybył do US z rodzicami z sowieckiej Ukrainy), dekorowany weteran i członek NSC w Białym Domu, który było nie było doniósł na prezydenta totalnej opozycji. Sprawa może mieć drugie dno, gdyż Vindman  wcześniej odbywał rozmowy z politykami z Ukrainy podobno radząc im jak mają postępować z Trumpem. Na każdą próbę krytyki Vindmana Demokraci stają za nim murem wyliczając jego kombatanckie zasługi, co stoi w sprzeczności z ich dotychczasowym stosunkiem do służby wojskowej i braku szacunku do weteranów (np. sprawa gen. Michaela Flynna). Mając potrzebną większość w izbie niższej (Reprezentantów) Kongresu Demokraci mogą na podstawie nawet mało przekonywujących dowodów przegłosować impeachment Prezydenta i przesłać dalej do Senatu, który mając republikańską większość (do skazania prezydenta potrzebne jest ⅔ Senatu, czyli przynajmniej 67 głosów) może kongresowe artykuły impeachmentu po prostu odrzucić. Więc cała gra Demokratów raczej obliczona jest na obniżenie popularności Trumpa i osłabienie jego wizerunku w nadchodzących prezydenckich wyborach. Przy stałym nagłaśnianiu w posiadanych mainstreamowych mediach rozmaitych oskarżeń, ustawicznym rzucaniu błotem w Trumpa, Demokraci liczą na wywołanie złych skojarzeń i zwiększaniu szans  ich kandydata w wyborach prezydenckich. Aż 93% Demokratów popiera dalsze prace nad impeachmentem, wśród niezależnych wyborców poparcie wynosi 58% i wśród Republikanów ok 10%. Na dziś 46% ankietowanych pozytywnie ocenia prezydenta Trumpa, a 56% negatywnie (Rasmussen Reports), czyli mimo ciągłej negatywnej kampanii nie ma tu większych zmian.  Pewien problem jest z kobietami, 56% popiera impeachment, wobec tylko 42% mężczyzn. Trzeba przypomnieć, że już w dniu inauguracji Trumpa 20 stycznia 2016 r. “The New York Times” zamieścił tekst: “The Campaign to impeach President Trump Has Begun”. Do akcji przystąpił establishment imperium aktywizując Demokratów, media,  FBI, CIA i republikańskich Never Trumpers, wtedy na scenę wszedł Trump zewsząd otoczony ludźmi czyhającymi na każde jego potknięcie.Nie chcę cytować politycznych prognostyków od procentów, wszak oni byli w błędzie aż do ostatniej godziny przed zwycięstwem Trumpa w 2016 r. Uogólniając, w ogólnokrajowych sondażach Trump przegrywa z wszystkimi liderami demokratów, którzy kandydują na prezydenta, weźmy tylko jednego: Biden 51%, Trump 39%. Jednak jest to ocena na rok przed wyborami i jeszcze wiele może się wydarzyć, coś co może podnieść, lub zniszczyć szanse Trumpa. Ta grupa liderów peletonu u Demokratów (Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren (słynna Pocahontas, ulubienica Sorosa), Bernie Sanders (komuch, wnuczek Ziemi Beskidzkiej, nawet okazało się, że ma serce, ostatnio miał zawał), czy Kamala Harris, nie będą w stanie zwyciężyć z Trumpem, nie mają charyzmy, czy porywającego tłumy magnetyzmu. Dlatego wśród Demokratów pojawiają się nawet propozycje, aby jednak wystawić sprawdzoną 71 letnią Hillary Clinton, czy nawet miliardera, byłego burmistrza NYC Michaela Bloomberga. Czy szanse utrzymania prezydentury przez Trumpa rzeczywiście maleją? Tak jak w poprzednich wyborach Hillary Clinton nokautowała Trumpa w krajowych sondażach i rzeczywiście wygrała “popular vote”. Jednak w amerykańskim republikańskim  systemie o wyborze prezydenta nie decyduje (jak w demokracji) ogólna ilość głosów w kraju, ale głosowanie stanowych elektorów. Dlatego podobnie jak w ostatnich wyborach, podobnie i 2020 r. trzeba obserwować tak zwane wahające się stany, których elektorzy  zdecydowali o zwycięstwie Trumpa. Są to stany: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Arizona. Na dzień dzisiejszy 43% wyborców w tych stanach chce impeachmentu Trumpa, ale aż 53% tego sobie nie życzy. Więc na razie Trump jest jeszcze bezpieczny, możemy tak powiedzieć szczególnie jak oglądamy nieprzebrane tłumy entuzjastycznych zwolenników Trumpa na jego wiecach.Przewodniczący Kongresowego Republikańskiego Komitetu Narodowego Tom Emmer wysłał list do swoich członków w którym ostrzega przed trudną walką wydaną zwolennikom Trumpa przez 3-ch miliarderów i zarazem radykalnych lewaków, którymi są: George Soros, Michael Bloomberg i  Tom Steyer (wszyscy są Żydami, ostatni po ojcu, obecnie episcopalian). Ci globalistyczni lewacy zarzucają wyborców setkami milionów dolarów tworząc ostrą anty republikańską propagandę.W sumie w tej toczącej się na naszych oczach walce wszyscy jesteśmy na ringu, albowiem walka toczy się między totalitarnym socjalistycznym globalizmem przed którym ostrzegał nas już George Orwell, a szansą Narodów na utrzymanie swoich tradycji, kultur, religii i wolności. Prawda jest taka, że ta walka wchodzi w krytyczną fazę, jeśli prześpimy, nie zachowamy się odpowiedzialnie  i nie staniemy w obronie naszych ideałów to wkrótce pozostaną nam już tylko walki odwrotowe... Jacek K. Matysiak                                                                                                                                                  Kalifornia, 2019/11/06 
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Ex-Vannin, Bloomberg Law Exec to Help Steer Legal Tech Investment for JEGI

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Scott Mozarsky has joined midmarket investment bank JEGI with a self-described mission to help shape the burgeoning legal technology industry.
        

          

Iran begins Fordow enrichment in major nuclear deal rollback

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Iran begins Fordow enrichment in major nuclear deal rollback

BEIRUT (Nov 6): Iran has begun the process of enriching uranium at its Fordow research plant, in the most dramatic rollback of its commitments under its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.

About 2,000 kilograms (4,400 pounds) of uranium hexafluoride gas were brought to the facility on Wednesday, under the watch of the International Atomic Energy Agency, a United Nations watchdog, Iranian state news agencies reported.

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Singapore’s MAS weighs new financing perks in green push

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Singapore’s MAS weighs new financing perks in green push

SINGAPORE (Nov 6): Singapore may expand green financing incentives for financial services companies to boost their resilience against the economic impact of climate change.

That’s according to Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director, Ravi Menon, who says the central bank sees opportunity to expand its sustainable grant program beyond bonds. Financial institutions need to prepare for potential changes in asset values and policy caused by climate change, and be able to seize new business opportunities, he said.

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Uber Sinks to Record Low as Food Orders Lag and Lockup End Looms

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Uber Sinks to Record Low as Food Orders Lag and Lockup End Looms

(Nov 6): Investors in Uber Technologies Inc. are bracing themselves for the end of a lockup period on Wednesday that’s expected to flood the market with shares of the ride-hailing giant. Those worries -- following lackluster quarterly results -- sent the company’s stock to an all-time low on Tuesday, after months of downward movement.

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FCC Wants to Know if Huawei Gear Is Near U.S. Military Bases

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FCC Wants to Know if Huawei Gear Is Near U.S. Military Bases

(Nov 6): U.S. officials plan to assess where equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. has been installed, and would be concerned if it’s found near domestic military bases, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said.

The FCC also will consider how to finance removing equipment made by the Chinese company considered a security risk by U.S. officials, Ajit Pai said in a meeting in New York with Bloomberg News reporters and editors. Pai has proposed reimbursing carriers for replacing the equipment.

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Did the Bitcoin Bubble Come from One Bitfinex Tether Trader?

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Did the Bitcoin Bubble Come from One Bitfinex Tether Trader?

(Nov 6): It’s tough being a cryptocurrency exchange. All you want to do is provide a valuable liquidity service to an emerging industry, while navigating a­ ­fine line between regulatory compliance and crypto anarchy. But maybe you step a little too far into the shady side and find yourself in trouble.

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Facebook Unknowingly Shared Private Group Data With Partners

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Facebook Unknowingly Shared Private Group Data With Partners

(Nov 6): Facebook Inc. said it unknowingly gave outside developers access to private user information shared within some groups on its main social network, including the names and profile photos of people who were part of those groups.

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Xiaomi eyes 2020 Japan smartphone market entry as it seeks to grow overseas amid rising pressure at home

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Xiaomi eyes 2020 Japan smartphone market entry as it seeks to grow overseas amid rising pressure at home

(Nov 5): Wang Xiang, head of Xiaomi Corp’s international operations, said the smartphone maker is aiming to enter Japanese market next year, offering multiple models and linked wearable devices online and through the company’s own sales channel.

“We should be able to [enter the Japan market] in 2020. The sooner the better,” said Wang in an interview with the Nikkei, the contents of which were confirmed by a company spokesman. It may also seek to work with Japan carriers eventually.

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TikTok’s New Tools Seek to Deepen Ties With U.S. App Developers

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TikTok’s New Tools Seek to Deepen Ties With U.S. App Developers

(Nov 5): TikTok, the music-video-sharing mobile app owned by China’s ByteDance Inc., unveiled new tools to let third-party developers integrate their content onto its platform, seeking to deepen ties in the U.S. even as it faces growing scrutiny from lawmakers over data security.

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Now Googlers Are Protesting Company’s Deals With Big Oil

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Now Googlers Are Protesting Company’s Deals With Big Oil

(Nov 5): Activists inside Google are calling on management to ditch deals with oil and gas companies, the latest flare-up inside the technology giant.

In a letter published on Monday, more than 1,100 workers asked Google Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat to release a “company-wide climate plan” that commits to cutting carbon emissions entirely. The letter also asks Google to drop contracts that “enable or accelerate the extraction of fossil fuels.”

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11/7/2019: Business: Air Arabia denies reports on JV’s operations

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Stake held by Abu Dhabi’s Eithad Airways in India’s Jet Jump in Air Arabia’s share prices after Bloomberg report will announce growth plans as such when they are finalised and through our official channels.” In mid-October, when Etihad and Air Arabia...
          

11/7/2019: Business: B

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udget carrier Air Arabia on Wednesday denied media reports that its joint venture, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, will focus on flights to India after the collapse of Jet Airways. A Bloomberg report, which was then circulated by other media outlets, said that...
          

AirPods Pro: muy buenos, muy bonitos y muy caros

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Los nuevos AirPods Pro llegaron por sorpresa la semana pasada con un alto precio de 280 euros, en la línea de auriculares similares de otras empresas. Su gran mejora es la cancelación activa de sonido y la cancelación pasiva con las siliconas.

¿Merecen la pena? Yo prefiero los AirPods “tradicionales”, pero para gustos están los colores y los bolsillos.

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Donald Trump's son tweets alleged name of whistleblower who triggered impeachment inquiry

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Donald Trump's son tweets alleged name of whistleblower who triggered impeachment inquiryDonald Trump’s son has tweeted the name of the alleged whistleblower whose complaint about the US president’s behaviour towards Ukraine kick-started the impeachment inquiry. For days now conservative websites have been publishing stories claiming to have discovered the identity of the CIA officer who filed a complaint about Mr Trump’s behaviour.  Amid a backdrop of growing partisan attacks on the whistleblower’s credibility, the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, posted one such story that named the individual and questioned their motives. After an immediate backlash, Donald Jr doubled down on his action, writing on Twitter: “I love the outrage about me tweeting an article about the ‘alleged’ whistleblower.” The Telegraph has not independently verified the identity of the whistleblower, who has asked to remain anonymous, and is not publishing the name. The move comes on the back of a chorus of vitriol from Mr Trump and his supporters directed at the whistleblower, including demands for the person to be named and allegations about their links to Democrats.   The whistleblower, who comes from the intelligence community, filed a detailed complaint alleging that Mr Trump had pressured Ukraine to launch an investigation into Joe Biden, the former US vice president who could be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election. Many of the details in the complaint, which has since been made public, have been corroborated by other witnesses in the impeachment inquiry that followed, including that Mr Trump requested a Biden investigation while on the phone to the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.  Whistleblowers are granted protections in America through a number of overlapping laws, some of which attempt to protect the individual from retribution for coming forward with information. The Inspector General Act of 1978, for example, bars a government watchdog who receives a complaint from disclosing the identity of that person without consent, unless it is deemed "unavoidable". The law appears not to bind others, such as the US president or his allies, from outing the whistleblower if the identity is discovered. In a statement issued after Mr Trump Jr's tweet, the whistleblower's attorneys warned that "identifying any suspected name for the whistleblower will place that individual and their family at risk of serious harm". The statement by Andrew Bakaj and Mark Zaid said that "publication or promotion of a name shows the desperation to deflect from the substance of the whistleblower complaint. It will not relieve the President of the need to address the substantive allegations, all of which have been substantially proven to be true." Profile | Donald Trump Jr The article that Donald Jr tweeted was published by Breitbart, the Right-wing news website. Donald Jr tweeted the headline, which included the name of the alleged whistleblower, as well as a link. Attacks on the whistleblower have been led by the President himself, who has demanded the right to know who his accuser is and repeatedly questioned the individual’s motives. Mr Trump tweeted on Monday: "There is no whistleblower. There is someone with an agenda against Donald Trump.” Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky, went a step further on Monday as he stood alongside Mr Trump on stage at a rally and threatened to expose the individual. "We also now know the name of the whistleblower... I say tonight to the media, do your job and print his name,” Mr Paul said to cheering Trump supporters. Side by side: Donald Trump and Rand Paul Credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg Numerous Republican senators distanced themselves from Mr Paul's call, arguing that the whistleblower’s request to remain anonymous should be respected. It came as the impeachment inquiry – only the fourth to ever be launched against a US president – approached a new phase as public hearings were announced. Next Wednesday testimony will be given by William Taylor, the chargé d'affaires at America’s Ukraine embassy who said that US aid was held back to secure a Biden investigation, and George Kent, a senior State Department official. The following Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted after a push to get rid of her from Trump allies, will give her account of what happened. About | Impeachment All three figures have given evidence behind closed doors that is unhelpful to Mr Trump’s attempt to wave away the scandal by insisting nothing untoward took place. The inquiry, which was launched in September, entering into a public phase provides a political challenge for Mr Trump’s Republican defenders. Thus far they have largely rallied around criticising the process which the Democrats have followed in pushing their inquiry rather than defending the president’s behaviour. With the facts laid out on live television before an audience of US voters it will be harder for Republican congressmen not to address what they think about how Mr Trump acted. Mr Trump has admitting that he pushed for an investigation into Mr Biden, but argued that it was important to have alleged corruption looked into. Mr Biden has always denied any wrongdoing.



          

Le PDG de Ripple (XRP) affirme qu’il y a trop de crypto-actifs

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Le PDG de Ripple (XRP) affirme qu’il y a trop de crypto-actifs 101
Brad Garlinghouse. Source: une capture d'écran, Bloomberg

Selon Brad Garlinghouse, le PDG de Ripple (XRP), la startup spécialisée dans les technologies de paiement, il y a trop de crypto-actifs. Et bien que la volatilité se maintienne, il existe des tendances haussières visibles sur l’ensemble du marché de la cryptographie, a-t-il ajouté.

"Je suis d'accord avec toi. Il y en a trop”, a répondu le PDG lors d'une récente interview pour Bloomberg à la question d'un animateur concernant le nombre trop élevé de cryptomonnaies. Quelque 3 000 actifs numériques différents sont négociés quotidiennement, explique-t-il. “Je pense que chaque fois qu'un nouveau marché se crée, de nombreuses personnes se pressent sur ce marché et essaient de montrer qu'elles peuvent résoudre un problème et répondre aux besoins des clients. J'ai déjà déclaré publiquement que 99% des cryptos ne vaudront rien, mais il y en a 1% qui cherchent à résoudre un problème réel pour de vrais clients et sont capables de le faire à grande échelle. C’est ça qui va faire la différence, dit le PDG, ça va continuer de se développer considérablement dans les décennies à venir".

Garlinghouse a partagé quelques opinions lors de cette interview. Le président-directeur général a déclaré que Ripple considérait SWIFT (société de communication financière interbancaire mondiale) comme une société qui "a défini la manière dont les paiements transfrontaliers se sont faits", mais il trouve que l'âge moderne d'Internet est celui où les gens attendent de la rapidité et de la facilité, alors qu'une transaction SWIFT peut prendre des jours et que ni le destinataire ni l'expéditeur ne sont en mesure de la suivre.

De plus, en ce qui concerne la stabilité du marché des cryptos, le PDG a déclaré que “le risque de volatilité est moindre avec une transaction XRP” par rapport à SWIFT. Il constate qu’il y a “une fausse croyance” perpétuée ici et que, la volatilité est un calcul qui prend à la fois en compte le temps de la transaction et la volatilité elle-même, or la volatilité de l’activation d’une transaction SWIFT est bien supérieure à celle d’une transaction XRP, cette dernière ne prenant que quelques secondes à se faire.

Toutefois, SWIFT pourrait ne pas être d'accord avec cette affirmation. SWIFT a en effet déclaré ne pas craindre la blockchain et avoir progressivement remodelé son réseau au cours des deux dernières années avec les paiements SWIFT gpi (global payments innovation) qui existent déjà et se font en quelques minutes, voire quelques secondes. De plus, George Harrap, PDG de Bitspark, une solution de transfert d’argent sans banque utilisant la technologie de la blockchain, a récemment affirmé que Ripple n’était pas utile pourWestern Union (WU), leur système étant meilleur selon lui.

De plus, selon une étude de la firme d’analyse Juniper Research, "Ripple fait face à une concurrence accrue de la part de Visa B2B Connect et IBM Blockchain World Wire, qui ont déjà accru leur présence dans 60 pays et ont des partenaires de premier plan dans l'écosystème financier ", ont déclaré les chercheurs. Ils estiment également que la valeur totale des paiements transfrontaliers B2B stockés immuablement sur la blockchain dépassera 4 400 milliards USD d'ici 2024 contre 171 milliards USD en 2019.

Lire aussi: Cybersécurité: Ripple investit dans une startup d’authentification biométrique.

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WSFS Bank and Beneficial Bank Agree to Sell Five New Jersey Retail Banking Offices to The Bank of Princeton

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Schneider Electric Partners With Web Summit to Reduce Carbon Footprint for One of World’s Largest Tech Events

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Schneider Electric is bringing its collaborative approach to carbon and environmental solutions to this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal (Nov. 4-7) where it will facilitate progress towards the event’s carbon neutrality goal. Schneider Electric will work with the Web Summit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced from the event using a combination of energy attribute certificates and carbon offsets to address emissions produced by the event’s energy consumption and attendee travel.

“As one of the most sustainable companies in the world, Schneider Electric is committed to helping clients and partners in their own sustainability pursuits,” said Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Innovation Officer at Schneider Electric. “We recently announced that we will reach our own carbon neutral goal by 2025, five years earlier than expected, and are looking forward to working with Web Summit to help them achieve their goals.”

Schneider Electric partners with organizations of all sizes to help them achieve their sustainability goals, and enabled the Paris Marathon to become the first carbon neutralmarathon earlier this year. To calculate the carbon footprint of the Web Summit, experts from Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services will gather data, including the size of the event space, number of attendees, distance traveled and more. Once the footprint is calculated, the associated emissions will be addressed through clean technologies such as carbon offsets. A highly valid method of counterbalancing emissions, verified offsets can be sourced from a
variety of projects, ranging from forestry to landfill gas capture and flare.

The Web Summit expects that more than 70,000 participants will travel to Lisbon for this year’s event. Offsetting the estimated GHG emissions from air travel alone for this amount of people would be the equivalent of planting more than one million trees. The estimation for emissions is based on an official air travel emission calculator prepared by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and takes into account the length of each flight, type of carrier and cabin class.

“Our global network of entrepreneurs and leaders presents us with an enormous opportunity to provide trusted guidance, inspiration and thought leadership in order to help us stand together in trying to solve the world’s biggest social, economic and environmental issues,” said Peter Gilmer, Chief Impact Officer of Web Summit. “We believe in leading by example and are pleased to have Schneider Electric with us, taking significant steps to continually improve the sustainability of our event.”

Schneider Electric is the world’s largest provider of corporate renewable energy consulting services and has worked with thousands of organizations to set and achieve environmental goals at all stages of their sustainability journey, including developing emission reduction and renewable energy procurement roadmaps. Emmanuel Lagarrigue will be participating on multiple panels at Web Summit and will discuss Schneider Electric’s Innovation at the Edge program, which includes investments, incubations, partnerships and joint ventures with start-ups and companies around the world to drive the sustainable energy revolution.

Going to Web Summit? Tips for a Sustainable Stay in Lisbon:

As the host city of Web Summit, Lisbon, Portugal is a leader in sustainability. The city was recently named as the 2020 European Green Capital award winner for its efforts in addressing sustainable land use, urban mobility, green growth and eco innovation, climate change adaptation and waste. While carbon offsets aren’t an option for everyone, there are many ways
to incorporate more sustainable practices:

  • Explore Public Transportation

    Lisbon has already implemented measures to restrict car use and prioritize cycling, public transport and walking. In 2017, Lisbon launched a bike-sharing scheme, with electric bikes comprising two thirds of the fleet to encourage cycling in the hillier parts of the city.

  • Limit Single-Use

    When possible, utilize reusable utensils, glasses and coffee mugs in lieu of single-use containers or bring your own. This will greatly reduce the amount of waste that needs to be thrown away or recycled.

  • Dine Sustainably

    Dining at places that source food locally can help to limit our carbon footprint. Lisbon is also home to many vegan and vegetarian restaurants.

To learn more about Schneider Electric’s sustainability journey, visit www.schneider-electric.us/en/about-us/sustainability/

About Schneider Electric

At Schneider Electric, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers,  infrastructure and Industries.

We are committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community that is passionate about our Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

About Web Summit

Forbes says Web Summit is “the best tech conference on the planet”, Bloomberg calls it “Davos for geeks”, Politico “the Olympics of tech”, and the Guardian “Glastonbury for geeks”, and in the words of Inc Magazine “Web Summit is the largest technology  conference in the world.”

Whatever Web Summit is, it wouldn’t be possible without an incredible team of over 200 employees based in Dublin, Lisbon, Toronto and Hong Kong; including world class engineers, data scientists, designers, producers, marketers, salespeople and more. They’ve disrupted an old industry by building incredible software and designing mind-blowing events - revolutionising
how people and ideas come together to change the world.

As one of the world’s largest gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors multinationals and thought leaders - over 120,000 people from more than 170 countries join Web Summit in Lisbon, Collision in Toronto and RISE in Hong Kong.


          

Рынок новостроек США настроится осенью — специалисты

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специалисты 10 марта 2011, 09:45 New-York. 10 марта. ИНТЕРФАКС-НЕДВИЖИМОСТЬ — Главы строй организаций и экономисты ждут повышения спроса на рынке жилища этой осенью, после окончания Суперкубка по североамериканскому футболу, когда американцы переключат собственное внимание с футбола на другое государственное удовольствие — поиски жилища. Как уточнило агентство Bloomberg, в процессе телефонных конференций в течение заключительных 4-х […]
          

Defending the Perimeter Isn’t Enough on Election Hacking

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Defending the Perimeter Isn’t Enough on Election Hacking(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The U.S. is now just a year from the 2020 presidential election. In 2016, we saw foreign interests influence the outcome of a presidential race when Russian hackers infiltrated the computer networks of officials in both parties, and then selectively disseminated the emails of Democrats. Is the nation in better shape to counter such threats this time around?It doesn’t look like it.For example, Microsoft recently reported an attack by Iranian hackers on the emails of current and former U.S. government officials, journalists covering political campaigns, and accounts associated with a presidential campaign. There is reason to believe that the attack, which consisted of more than 2,700 attempts on targeted email accounts, was backed by the Iranian government.According to security researchers and intelligence officials, hackers from Russia and North Korea have also begun targeting organizations that work closely with 2020 presidential candidates.Foreign enemies continue to see U.S. elections as an opportunity to subvert the will of the American people and exert control over our governance at the highest level. This most recent Iranian attack is a reminder that both political organizations and private enterprises face significant cybersecurity risks.Unfortunately, the legacy electoral systems most voters and organizations rely on do not offer sufficient protection in the modern digital landscape. When facing nation-state adversaries with billions in funding and information resources to rival the U.S. National Security Agency, Americans have to think beyond the popular two-factor authentication protocols. We need to protect not only the voting systems themselves, but the email, file-sharing and other communication systems of ancillary campaign groups, local officials and plenty more.What can we do to defend ourselves better? In my military and cyber experience, the operating principle is that the sophisticated attacker will eventually find a way through any perimeter defense. As supreme allied commander of NATO in the late 2000s, I pushed to strengthen the alliance’s nascent Cyber Defense Center in Tallinn, Estonia — but saw firsthand how easily Russian hackers penetrated our digital perimeter.Protections must be designed so that even if the attacker succeeds in getting to the target, the target remains safe. To do so, we need to think in terms of four core principles for secure communication systems that will be resilient to the inevitable breach.First, systems must employ end-to-end encryption. (Disclosure: I serve on the board of an information-security firm, Preveil Llc.) If we assume that attackers will be able to exploit vulnerabilities in server software or the defense mechanisms that guard it, then the only way to keep information secure is to make sure that it’s never exposed, even while on the server. With end-to-end encryption, data is only accessible to the sender and the recipient — it isn’t accessible en route to the server or on the server. Even if the server is compromised, the data is not. Think of this as the difference between working in an Ebola environment in a body suit, which will eventually weaken at the seams, and being vaccinated against the disease. The perimeter defense is far from worthless, but the vaccine — the internal protection — is vastly better. A second concern is the vulnerability of anything in the system that becomes a juicy target. While end-to-end encryption eliminates the server as a single entity that can be compromised, if the system has administrators with global access, a high-yield single target for attackers remains. To solve this problem, access to large amounts of sensitive user data should be granted only after being approved by several trusted individuals. Similar to the systems used for nuclear-launch codes, encryption cryptography can break up individual user keys into fragments that are distributed among multiple people. Therefore, administrative access to users’ accounts is achieved only when all key shards are present, so there is no single administrator who attackers can compromise to gain access.Third, it’s time to do away with passwords. According to the report of the 2019 Verizon data breach investigations, 80% of hacking-related breaches involve compromised and weak credentials. Rather than depending on fallible passwords, secure communication systems should now grant account access using a private encryption key. A 256-bit encryption key has a lot of different possible combinations of characters — nearly 10 to the 78th power, the same as the number of atoms in the universe — and is not crackable with existing computational power. Because the key is stored only on the user’s physical device, remote access isn’t possible.Finally, it is important to protect the most sensitive communications from socially engineered phishing and spoofing attacks. Traditional digital communications provide an opening for impostors to trick users into clicking on dangerous links or leaking information. When only known users are able to communicate with each other about an organization’s most confidential information, that risk of “lookalike” accounts is eliminated. The strongest security systems don’t depend on users to be perfect, or to always exercise good judgment. They make sure that data is safe even when humans are flawed. Getting at this “insider threat” is crucial.Security is a serious matter for organizations of all types, not just political parties during an election season. Organizations should rethink their security preparedness with a deeper understanding of the adversaries’ capabilities. They need to make the shift to secure systems modeled around these four core principles — including adopting ready-to-use encrypted communications systems for email and file-sharing.Between now and Nov. 3, 2020, there should be few higher priorities than improving security to stop hackers and foreign powers from threatening American democracy itself.To contact the author of this story: James Stavridis at jstavridis@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Tobin Harshaw at tharshaw@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.James Stavridis is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a retired U.S. Navy admiral and former supreme allied commander of NATO, and dean emeritus of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is also an operating executive consultant at the Carlyle Group and chairs the board of counselors at McLarty Associates.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Зоряні війни: Скайвокер. Сходження фiльм скачати торрент rs

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Тльки осьхрещена Малефсента не схвалю цього шлюбу. Не хоче вона, що двчинка, яку чаклунка ростила як рдну дочку, зв'язувалася з цими людськими стотами. Вд них не можна чекати нчого хорошого. 25 вересня 2018. 09:40. Помер продюсер "Зоряних вон". Кнорежисерпродюсер кносаги "Зорян вйни" Гер Куртц помер у недлю в Лондон на 79 роц життя. 28 серпня 2018. 07:51. У дев'ятих "Зоряних вйнах" згра актор з "Володаря Перснв" У дев'ятому епзод "Зоряних вон" знметься актор, який грав у Птера Джексона в його кносаз "Володар Перснв". 07 серпня 2018. 16:56. Disney витратить 100 мльйонв на серал "Зорян вйни". Створення сералу за мотивами Зоряних вйн буде коштувати компан Disney близько 100 мльйонв. 03 серпня 2018. 15:56. У Тернопол встановлять статую майстра Йоди - творц "Зоряних вон" дали добро. Зорян вйни. Скайвокер. Сходження. Розклад сеансв. Ср, 18 грудня. Ср, 18 грудня. Чт, 19 грудня. Пт, 20 грудня. Сб, 21 грудня Фльм в прокат до .2019. Натиснть на час сеансу, щоб обрати мсця. Sky Mall. 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В Укран фльм виходить на широкий екран 24 травня поточного року. Офцйний трейлер фльму "Соло. Зорян вйни: сторя" (You TubeBH Film Distribution Company) Спочатку режисерами фльму були Фл ЛордКрстофер Мллер. Але в 2017 роц режисерське крсло зайняв Рон Ховард. Нараз це перший художнй фльм, знятий в зон бойових дй. Але фльм навть не про вйну, а про художника, молодого хлопця, хлопчика-геня, який мр втекти з охопленого вйною Донбасу до Кивавчитися, розвиватися, але вн не тльки вд вйни, вн, власне кажучи,вд людей намагаться втекти, вд того суспльства, де жити нестерпнонеможливо.шляхом наш головний герой Генайде через поленаступа на мну. У 51 сер турецького сералу Кохання проти дол Кахраман приходить у вддлення полц, щоб дзнатися, за щоза чим звинуваченням затримали Елф, оскльки його адвокати не вдкривали справу проти не. Елф проводить нч у в'язниц, а наступного дня приходить до суду, де й повинн винести вирок. Кахраман теж прижджа на засдання, вн дзнався, де булащо робила Елф останн два роки. Новина про те, що вона дос лкуться псля авар, штовха його на думку про допомогу, бо в тюрм Елф буде ще важче, нж вн думав ранше. Максуд не вигаду нчого кращого, як зустртися з Дефне та Зорян Вйни: Сходження Скайвокера. Оригнальна назва: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. бойовик пригоди фантастика. Прокат з 19.12.2019 Залишилося: 56 днв. Перод прокату: 19.12.2019 - 25.12.2019. Вк: 12+. Дубляж: укранський Дев'ятий епзод епосу Зорян Вйни розповсть сторю Скайвокерв, що трива понад 40 рокв, та дасть вдповд на вс загадки. Культов геро, ункальн свти, захоплив подорож на край Всесвтуприголомшливий фнал! Дивться сьогодн,24 жовтня. Джокер. бойовик кримнал. Купити квиток. Дивитися трейлер. Режисери Тодд Фллпс. В ролях Хоакн Фенкс, Заз Бтц, Роберт Де Нро, Френсс Конрой. Кнопалац. 14:40. Прем'ра фльму "Зорян вйни: Сходження Скайуокера" в Укран очкуться 19 грудня 2019 року. Опублкованов Новини Шоу-бзнес. 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Sunteti in cautarea unui electrician Brasov ce se remarca prin competenta deplina?

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Sunteti in cautarea unui electrician Brasov ce se remarca prin competenta deplina?: Fiecare electrician Brasov detine o autorizatie ANRE si face eforturi constante pentru a solutiona rapid toate defectiunile instalatiei electrice. Echipa de electricieni autorizati aduce precizie si calitate in executie in fiecare proiect de instalatii electrice.
          

Swiss Re exploring possible investment in China Pacific Insurance

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Swiss Re has confirmed that it is exploring a potential investment opportunity with China Pacific Insurance Company (CPIC), after partnering with the company earlier this year. Sources at Bloomberg reported earlier today that CPIC was angling to take a $2 billion stake in Swiss Re, through which it could expand its foreign partnerships. In turn, […]

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There is no way Xerox can pull off a deal to buy HP, Jim Cramer says - CNBC

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  1. There is no way Xerox can pull off a deal to buy HP, Jim Cramer says  CNBC
  2. Xerox Considers Takeover Offer for HP  The Wall Street Journal
  3. Xerox has made a cash-and-stock offer for HP, sources say  CNBC
  4. A Xerox Deal for HP Would Just Be a License to Print Money  Bloomberg
  5. HP confirms it has held talks on ‘business combination’ with Xerox  The Washington Post
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NASA Flew Gas Detectors Above California, Found ‘Super Emitters’ - Bloomberg

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  1. NASA Flew Gas Detectors Above California, Found ‘Super Emitters’  Bloomberg
  2. A Third of California Methane Traced to a Few Super-Emitters  Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  3. California's methane super-emitters  Nature.com
  4. NASA Find a Few Super-Emitters Account for a Third of California Methane  SciTechDaily
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Encouraging more breeding for the economy (no replies)

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Well, I don't see low birthrates as a problem. Really the article goes on about benefits for moos and job "discrimination" but no where does it mention automation and casualization of work. Your kid isn't going to grow up to contribute to society if they end up at Uber for $12 an hour.

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A study last year by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that, for most major economies, rising productivity was a more important driver of gross domestic product growth between 2000 and 2017 on average than population growth or change in the employment rate.
So why go on about trying to raise the population? Many jobs in industry could be done by robots.

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Ultimately, no country will be left untouched by demographic decline. Governments will have to think creatively about ways to manage population, whether through state-sponsored benefits or family-planning edicts or discrimination protections, or else find their own path to sustainable economic growth with ever fewer native-born workers, consumers, and entrepreneurs.
No, we don't need to give more taxpayer money to famblees at the expense of the CF/CL. Let the population decline and use robots and have basic income instead.
          

Chinese face recognition firm Megvii denies report it is mulling delay of Hong Kong IPO after US blacklisting

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Chinese artificial intelligence start-up Megvii Technology dismissed a report that it is considering a delay in its Hong Kong initial public offering over US trade blacklist concerns.The IPO, which could raise as much as US$1 billion, is expected to herald the debut of China’s AI start-ups on secondary markets at a time when the country’s AI ambitions are at the forefront of a trade war with the US.The denial comes after Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that the Beijing-based company is discussing…
          

Trump hit with another loss in legal battle over his financial records — this time from a judge he appointed

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A federal judge has signaled that he will allow House Democrats to move forward with a lawsuit that seeks to obtain President Trump’s tax returns, according to a new report from Bloomberg. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, who was appointed by Trump in 2017, said this Wednesday that “Congress has been subpoenaing for a long […]
          

Qualcomm kijkt vooruit op gouden tijden met 5G

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SAN DIEGO (AFN/BLOOMBERG) - De Amerikaanse chipfabrikant Qualcomm voorziet betere tijden nu de smartphonemarkt weer gaat aantrekken met de uitrol van nieuwe, snelle 5G-netwerken wereldwijd. De omzetverwachtingen van het concern waren beter dan waar analisten gemiddeld van uitgingen, evenals de cijfers over het voorbije kwartaal die eveneens sterker waren dan gedacht.
          

Tiffany wil hoger bod zien van LVMH

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NEW YORK (AFN/BLOOMBERG) - De Amerikaanse juweliersketen Tiffany wil meer geld zien van het Franse luxeconcern Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) om tot een overname te komen. Het huidige voorstel ter waarde van 14,5 miljard dollar zou niet toereikend zijn.
          

`Euronext kijkt naar beurzen Spanje en Italië`

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AMSTERDAM (AFN) - Beursuitbater Euronext heeft zijn oog laten vallen op de beurzen van Spanje en Italië. Dat meldt persbureau Bloomberg op basis van ingewijden.
          

Ripple CEO Says There are Too Many Cryptos, but Bull is on the Horizon

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Brad Garlinghouse. Source: a video screenshot, Bloomberg There are too many crypto assets, according the CEO of Ripple (XRP), a California-based blockchain startup focusing on payment technologies. And though volatility will continue, there are bullish trends visible for the entire crypto market, he…
          

Qantas обнаружила трещины у трех B737 NG

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Австралийская авиакомпания Qantas Airways приостановила эксплуатацию трех своих самолетов Boeing 737 после того, как обнаружила нитевидные трещины на элементе конструкции под названием «огуречная вилка», который соединяет крыло с фюзеляжем. Согласно заявлению Qantas, возвращение этих самолетов в эксплуатацию ожидается в конце нынешнего года. Данная неисправность была обнаружена после того, как Федеральное управление гражданской авиации США (FAA) своей октябрьской директивой обязало авиакомпании немедленно провести проверку на наличие этого дефекта  самолетов Boeing 737 NG, выполнивших более 30 тыс. рейсов. Инспекции самолетов этого семейства, выполнивших от 22,6 тыс. до 30 тыс. рейсов были названы не столь неотложными. В соответствии с этими требованиям Qantas, управляющая флотом из 300 самолетов, должна была провести инспекции 33 из 75 своих авиалайнеров B737 NG, передает агентство Bloomberg. Согласно информации Boeing, на глобальном уровне, трещины были обнаружены у 5% самолетов, требовавших незамедлительных проверок. Американский авиастроитель находится под пристальным вниманием регуляторных органов и общественности после двух недавних авиакатастроф в Индонезии и Эфиопии с участием авиалайнеров семейства B737 MAX, которые унесли жизни 346 людей и привели к приостановке эксплуатации этих самолетов по всему миру. Трещины, обнаруженные на воздушных судах Qantas, находились приблизительно в одном и том же месте – возле одного из восьми болтов «огуречной вилки», сообщил в ходе пресс-конференции технический директор Qantas Крис Снук, добавив, что несмотря на это несущая способность конструкции не пострадала. На данный момент в мире эксплуатируется 6800 авиалайнеров семейства Boeing 737 NG, включая ближнемагистральные воздушные суда, на которые действие вышеуказанной директивы FAA не распространяется.

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Anti-vaxxers may be exploiting widespread religious exemptions

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An increasing number of parents in the United States are citing faith to avoid getting their children vaccinated, according to a new study -- even though no major religion opposes vaccination.

Childhood shots have been proven safe and effective, and prevent millions of deaths each year. Just 15 states allow parents to opt out of them for philosophical or personal reasons. But new research suggests that anti-vaxxers may be finding a workaround: exploiting religious belief exemptions that are permitted in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics, the study analyzed data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that religious exemptions have been increasing since 2011 -- and were significantly more likely in 2017 than six years prior.

Parents were more likely to claim religious exemptions for vaccines in states that didn't permit personal belief exemptions, according to the research. That suggests a "replacement effect," according to Dr. Joshua Williams, the study's lead author and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado.

"When you give parents two options in a state, personal belief and religious exemption, a very small percent of parents are actually opting for religious exemptions if given an alternative," he said.

 

Religious belief exemptions surged 640% in one state

 

One state in particular, Vermont, offers a striking look at how some parents seem to be avoiding vaccines. After eliminating personal belief exemptions in 2016, the state saw a 640% increase in the proportion of kindergarteners with religious vaccine exemptions, according to Williams' study.

To qualify for a religious exemption in the state, parents are required to sign a short form confirming that they've read a two-page vaccine fact sheet and "attest to holding religious beliefs opposed to immunizations."

When personal belief exemptions were allowed, 1 in every 200 students entered kindergarten each year with a religious vaccine exemption. But that number surged to almost 1 in 25 after Vermont changed its law, the researchers found.

The overall proportion of kindergarteners with non-medical exemptions did decrease in the state, but Rupali Limaye, associate director for behavioral research at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Vaccine Safety, said "the results of this study do suggest a replacement effect."

The data, she said, suggest that "parents are choosing to use religious exemptions as a mechanism to avoid complying with vaccination laws." The rise of religious exemptions is particularly interesting, she added, because the study notes a decline in the number of individuals who report a religious affiliation in the United States.

According to a Pew Research Center report cited by Williams' research team, the percentage of Americans describing themselves as agnostic or atheist has been trending upwards, from 16.1% in 2007 to 22.8% in 2014.

"It may be that insular religious groups are growing more rapidly than secular communities or that they are increasingly falling victim to vaccine misinformation," the study noted. "Yet the rise of religious exemptions in an increasingly secular society also questions whether the religious exemption category can still serve its intended purpose."

 

No major religions oppose vaccination

 

While eliminating personal belief exemptions may decrease state exemption rates overall and improve community health, "it may also obscure reasons parents exempt their children from vaccines and create possible stigma for religious traditions who support vaccines," said Williams, who described himself as a "religious individual."

He said that policymakers could create "stronger exemption policies that preserve transparency" and noted that most religious vaccine exemptions were formalized more than half a century ago. All major religions, he emphasized, support vaccines.

That support isn't new, either. Buddhist nuns, for example, are said to have practiced an early version of smallpox vaccination more than 1,000 years ago. One Jewish rabbi, writing in the 18th century, called immunization "an act of eager religious devotion." And the Vatican has consistently encouraged vaccines, even those developed using fetal-derived cell lines.

 

Tread carefully on vaccine restrictions, experts say

 

Asked whether some parents are using religious vaccine exemptions dishonestly, Limaye, the Hopkins expert, said that "parents that hold strong beliefs about vaccination believe they are doing what is best for their child." That means "they will exhaust all options to ensure that their beliefs are upheld," she said.

The best approach toward vaccines, then, "is to engage with these parents that have concerns" and build trust, Limaye said. Vaccine scientists need to be "innovative," she added, because eliminating all exemptions could be seen as punitive, and "may backfire and lead to less trust in the health care system."

Jessica Atwell, an epidemiologist who works alongside Limaye at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said that opposition to removing personal belief exemptions entirely has been extreme and polarizing in hesitant communities.

"Having an escape valve may be very important," she said. A better approach, according to Atwell, may be to put stricter requirements and rules in place around nonmedical exemptions, so that they're "very challenging to get, but still possible to get."

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Poland Loses Fight With EU Over Judges' Retirement Ages

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Poland Loses Fight With EU Over Judges' Retirement Ages(Bloomberg) -- Poland lost another court clash with the European Commission over part of the nationalist government’s sweeping judicial overhaul that cut judges’ retirement ages and discriminated between male and female jurists.The EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that the Polish rules introduced in July 2017 also created “directly discriminatory conditions based on sex” by lowering the retirement age to 60 for women and to 65 for men, from 67 for both previously. Tuesday’s decision can’t be appealed.The governing Law & Justice party provoked a string of EU lawsuits for changes that the commission said risked undermining the independence of Poland’s legal system. In a separate case in June, the EU court ruled that changes, which included lowering the retirement age of Supreme Court judges, were illegal.The party had argued that it needed to cleanse the judicial system of judges who were active during the pre-1989 Communist era and create a system it said would deliver more justice for ordinary citizens.The stand-off has put Warsaw at odds with its European allies and risks cuts in EU budget transfers to the bloc’s largest formerly communist nation.While Poland argues it can freely shape its judiciary without kowtowing to Brussels, it has backtracked on the legislation in 2018 and restored equal retirement age for male and female judges.The government doesn’t question EU court decisions but believes it has the right to set rules governing its legal system, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday.The EU’s executive sees the independence of courts as one of the founding values of the bloc’s democracies. So far, the commission has won a spate of legal challenges, piling pressure on Warsaw. “This is an important ruling in support of the independence of the judiciary in Poland and beyond, as well as to prevent discrimination on the basis of gender,” the commission said in a statement.The EU authority last month said it would take Poland to court in yet another case, this time over a disciplinary system for judges.The case is: C-192/18, European Commission v. Republic of Poland.(Updates with EU response in second-last paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Stephanie Bodoni in Luxembourg at sbodoni@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@bloomberg.net, Peter Chapman, Marek StrzeleckiFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Formatia Flori de Mai-o formatie nunta de prestigiu

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Formatia Flori de Mai-o formatie nunta de prestigiu: Daca cautati o formatie nunta care sa va ofere o muzica de petrecere adecvata, pentru ca toata lumea sa se simta minunat, atunci cu siguranta ati ajuns la locul cel mai potrivit. Formatia Flori de Mai reprezinta solutia ideala pentru nunti, botezuri, cununii, aniversari dar si party-uri de firma sau orice alte evenimente festive.
          

Tech Giants Vow to Tackle Online Hate Speech Within 24 Hours - Bloomberg

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Terror attacks show urgent need to address hate posts, says EU Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
          

The Internet Is Less Free Than It Was a Decade Ago, Report Says

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Kiley Roache | Bloomberg | Source URL The internet is less free than it was a decade ago, and it’s getting worse as some governments expand efforts to use social media to manipulate elections and monitor citizens, according to Freedom House, a Washington-based pro-democracy group. While governments have monitored speech on social media for a […]

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U.S. Winter-Wheat Acres Set to Drop to Lowest in 110 Years...

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Bloomberg, 28/10/2019 - America’s bread basket looks like it’s going gluten free: Dogged by lower prices and tepid demand, U.S. wheat farmers are poised to plant the fewest acres of winter varieties in 110 years. That’s according to a Bloomberg survey. Analysts are predicting another year of declines for acreage as U.S. producers face stiff competition from global rivals gathering bumper crops. World supplies are so plentiful that futures for hard red winter wheat are down about 15% in 2019, one of the worst performances for commodities this year. In some parts of the southern U.S. Plains, wheat is now cheaper than corn, making the yellow grain a better bet. “The price doesn’t get high enough to tell us to keep planting wheat,” said Ken Horton, who grows wheat, corn and sorghum with his sons in Leoti, Kansas. Horton is cutting plantings of the HRW wheat variety by 30% to about 3,000 acres. As of Oct. 27, U.S. farmers had planted 85% of their winter wheat, up from 77% at the same time in 2018, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Planted acres of all varieties of winter wheat are forecast to decline to 31.118 million, according to a Bloomberg survey of six analysts. That would be down from 31.159 million a year ago and above only the 29.196 million acres from 1909, the first year in USDA records. The agency won’t make an official estimate until January. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
          

Note – Bloomberg: 5 things to start your day

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And finally, here’s what Joe’s interested in this morning I’ve been reading the 2014 book Fragile By Design by Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber, which argues that a country’s banking system will inevitably reflect its political system. The theory is that aspects of a country’s politics (such as its degree of populism) explain the regular outbreak of banking … Continue reading Note – Bloomberg: 5 things to start your day
          

Financial Analyst - Market Data Operations

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Scope of Role: We require a mid-level financial analyst to provide high quality market data financial management, invoice management and inventory support as part of the Market Data Financial Control Team. The key activities of this role are to ensure timely payment of all invoices, tracking of all service subscriptions in the MDM inventory system, accurate allocation of all costs and timely submission Market Data EOM financial reports to Controllers. Responsibilities
  • Manage a portfolio of vendors and associated accounts.
  • Work with each vendor to maintain expected invoice calendar.
  • Ensure all invoices are received in a regular and timely manner. Reconcile invoices to agreed commercial terms and current inventory.
  • Monitor invoice queue to ensure invoices are paid in a timely manner and in accordance with agreed upon SLAs.
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    • 3 to 5 years working with Market Data vendors including Factset, S&P, Bloomberg, etc.
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    • Strong customer service focus, communicating with vendors and business representatives.
    • A team player with strong organizational skills who is able to multi-task and work independently under pressure in a dynamically changing environment.
    • Ability to detect errors in detailed and complex numerical reports and take corrective action promptly and proactively
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Bankers Fleeing New York

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I suspect that this is mostly of interest to the few remaining holdouts. That is to the few New Yorkers who have not yet moved away from Comrade de Blasio’s failing city.

At the least, it’s an important sign of the times. New York City had been a financial hub. Roughly as Hong Kong was for China and East Asia. Wall Street had kept the city afloat, had flooded the city with money, supporting the legal profession, shops, restaurants, private schools, what have you. Today, as the city is losing its banking business, it is trying to attract more and more high tech firms, though the Queens Amazon debacle was certainly not a good sign.

So, what happens to New York City when financial service moves out of town? We have already noticed the billionaire Carl Icahn’s move out of New York to Miami will deplete the city’s tax revenue. Since 1% of the people pay 40% of New York’s taxes, when financial services move out the city will surely suffer.

The same issue dogs the protests in Hong Kong. Among the issues in that city is whether China needs Hong Kong more than Hong Kong needs China. After all, the city is a financial hub. But, what would happen if Chinese leaders decide to shift business to Shanghai or Shenzhen. It’s well and good to protest for freedom, but what if the money starts leaving town?

So, JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s biggest banks is moving more and more people out of New York. The story suggests that the bank is preparing for the next economic downturn, but surely, the fact that quality of life and cost of living are better in other parts of the country has also been a determining factor. Perhaps the principle determining factor.

Zero Hedge reports:

A new report via Bloomberg details how JPMorgan Chase & Co. is preparing for the next economic downturn by weighing the option to relocate its Manhattan headquarters to lower-cost financial hubs such as ones in Plano, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Wilmington, Delaware.

JPM spokesman Joe Evangelisti told Bloomberg the bank's new headquarters (likely to be in Texas), will house twice the number of employees than its Manhattan office.

Sources told Bloomberg that hundreds of credit-risk employees have already transferred to Texas. Other sources have said Manhattan will no longer be the location for the bank's compliance.

Think about it, the company headquarters in Plano, Texas will be bigger than the headquarters in New York.

While JPM CEO Jamie Dimon told investors the bank would build a new headquarters at 270 Park Ave, in Midtown Manhattan, it has also quietly constructed a new building that can house 4,000 employees in the Dallas suburb of Plano. Already, JPM has 25,000 employees in Texas, and if the next recession strikes, it seems that the bank has a clear choice to move operations to a low-cost hub to weather the financial storm

JPMorgan Chase is not alone. Its actions are part of an exodus:

Bloomberg noted that other large financial institutions had been exiting NYC for lower-cost commercial hubs across the country.

Deutsche Bank expanded operations in Jacksonville, Florida; Goldman Sachs has built officers in Salt Lake City; and AllianceBernstein Holding LP announced plans to move its headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee.

Keeping employees happy means allowing them a good quality of life. High taxes and astronomically high rents and real estate prices have made it nearly impossible for any but the wealthiest to live comfortably in New York. And the city keeps imposing regulations that make it more difficult to do business:

The cost to run a company in NYC has skyrocketed in the last decade. Also, regulations and taxes in the city are some of the highest in the country.

In total, the bank has 37,000 employees across NYC, at least half are bank branch workers, a source told Bloomberg. Once construction at 270 Park Ave is completed, expected in 2023, JPM could consolidate employees across the entire metro area.

As for the next big trend in business, Wall Street banks are already making their exit plans out of NYC to lower-cost financial hubs across the country.

Most of those who are remaining are working at the network of branches that dot the city. One suspects that, what with the advent of online banking, those people will soon find their jobs taken over by AI.

          

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Nagyot haraphat Kína a világ legnagyobb IPO-jából

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Kína tárgyal arról, hogy akár 5-10 milliárd dollárt fektessen be a Saudi Aramco gigantikus részvénykibocsátásába – tudta meg a Bloomberg. A hírek szerint a szaúdi kormány más „baráti” országoktól is azt várja, hogy vegyenek részt a jegyzésben.
          

Portfolio Analytics Specialist

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many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It s a career journey you can be proud of, and you ll find plenty of support along the wa Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune s World s Most Admired Companies, New Yor Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation . It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses Be Good At Life. To learn more, please visit LinkedIn , our Newsroom the Careers page of ******************* . Job_Summary New York Life Investment Management s Investment Consulting Group (ICG)is seeking a Portfolio Analytics Specialist to join the team in providing support to the team s analysts and risk oversight process across various investment strategies and boutiques. This high-exposure, individual contributor role will be based in NYLIM s Jersey City, NJ, office. Job_Description The Portfolio Analytics Specialist will provide data management and support for analytics reporting for ICG to assess and monitor many investment strategies including equity, fixed income, as well as alternative investments. Responsibilities * Automate data flow and reconcile data used in several portfolio analytics systems * Implement and manage new reports for various users in the firm using different investment applications * Working with technology group to ensure accurate and timely data delivery * Provide support for reporting needs of various clients, including sales and marketing * Provide support for daily reports process Key Attributes * Investment product knowledge (Equities, Futures, FX, Fixed Income, Options, Bank Debt, Swaps, etc.) * Strong critical thinking skills and a high degree of intellectual curiosity * A belief in continuous improvement and an unrelenting attention to detail and high degree of accuracy * Strong time management skills * Ability to work both independently as well as a team on multiple time- sensitive projects Requirements * 2+ years of experience in the investment industry. * Bachelors degree is required with course work in Finance and Investments * Familiarity with writing SQL queries for analyzing data * Hands-on experience supporting one or more performance and risk-based platforms preferred (e.g. Bloomberg, FactSet, POINT, Aladdin, etc.) * Business Intelligence tool experience preferred (e.g. Tableau, QlikView, Spotfire, Power BI, etc.) * VBA knowledge or other coding experience preferred EOE M/F/D/V If you have difficulty using or interacting with any portions of this Web site due to incompatibility with an Assistive Technology, if you need the information in an alternative format, or if you have suggestions on how we can make this site more accessible, please contact us at: **************.
          

Optimisme AS-Tiongkok Dorong Penguatan Dolar AS, Rupiah Melemah

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  Dolar Amerika Serikat (AS) berbalik menguat terhadap sederet mata uang dunia seiring berkembangnya optimisme seputar negosiasi dagang AS dan Tiongkok. Dolar AS menguat terhadap yen dan swiss franc yang kerap menjadi safe haven di tengah pergolakan ekonomi dan politik. Dolar AS juga menguat terhadap sebagian mata uang Asia, termasuk rupiah. Berdasarkan data Bloomberg, rupiah […]

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Senior Tax Analyst

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Overview
Crescent Grove Advisors is a boutique Registered Investment Advisor located in a newly renovated office space in the Historic Third Ward. Our firm provides sophisticated, objective financial guidance, tax and estate planning to individuals and their families. We are seeking a CPA with a positive attitude and high degree of integrity to work side-by-side with our Tax Manager and Advisors servicing ultra-high net worth clients.
Responsibilities:
  • Review complex individual and trust income tax returns
  • Research and develop comprehensive tax strategies and solutions
  • Support advisors and analysts in income and estate tax planning, quarterly income tax projections, and compliance
  • Assist in educating team members regarding tax law developments and opportunities
  • Complete partner and S corporation shareholder basis reconstruction
  • Supervise a multitude of unique tax projects
  • Manage inquiries from both federal and state tax authorities
    Qualifications:
    • CPA designation preferred
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
    • Minimum 3 -5 years public accounting experience preparing and/or reviewing individual and fiduciary income tax returns preferred
    • Knowledge of multistate, complex individual, trust, estate, gift, and partnership taxation
    • Experience with GoSystem, Checkpoint, BNA Income Tax Planner, and Bloomberg Law Tax Research preferred
      *Any offer of employment is conditional, subject to a comprehensive background check and drug test.
          

Operations Lead, Bloomberg Mayors Challenge

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In South Bend, hundreds of employees struggle with their commute to work due to issues with transportation. Commuters Trust, the City of South Bend's transportation-as-a-benefit program, aims to help eliminate this problem by leveraging the innovation in mobility. This program was launched as a result of the City of South Bend winning a $1M three-year grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.Commuters Trust launched in the summer of 2019 and is at an inflection point, preparing to scale to additional employers while also evolving the transportation solutions available to participants. The Operations Lead will play a pivotal role in moving from the initial pilot phase into scalable, sustainable operations.The Operations Lead will work directly with the Founding Director and Program Manager to deliver transportation and commuter benefit programs at local employers and partners. This individual will liaise directly with participating employers and partners to manage participant enrollment, data collection, participant support, feedback collection, and continuous improvement. This position has responsibility for ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the commuter benefit program while providing input to ongoing decision making about the future of the program.Duties and ResponsibilitiesThis list represents the types of duties required by this position, but should not be interpreted as comprehensive:--- Work closely with the Founding Director and Program Manager to design and implement sustainable, scalable operational processes to deliver programs--- Implement technologies to support the operational processes designed, such as data collection tools, mass communication tools, and benefit management tools--- Liaise directly with employer/partner organization representatives and participants to implement commuter benefit programs--- Collect stakeholder and participant feedback on program operations and implement improvements--- Manage data collection, analysis, and reporting to support employer and partner engagement--- Develop and produce written reports to evaluate and communicate the outcomes of the program to internal and external stakeholders--- Assist in directing and managing team members as needed, including student interns--- Provide input to decision making about the future of the program
          

РФ выслала в Венесуэлу $315 миллионов наличными, – Bloomberg

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  Наша родина выслала в Венесуэлу более 315 миллионов баксов наличными. Об этом пишет Bloomberg со ссылкой на источники. По их данным, с мая 2018 года по апрель 2019 года было совершено как минимум 6 операций по пересылке средств.


          

Судовский кронпринц согласился на частичную приватизацию нефтяного гиганта Saudi Aramco

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  Наследственный царевич Саудовской Аравии Мухаммед бен Салман отдал окончательное согласие на первичное размещение акций (IPO) государственной нефтяной компании Saudi Aramco, официальное объявление ожидается в субботу, докладывает Bloomberg со ссылкой на ознакомленные источники.


          

TikTok’s New Tools Seek to Deepen Ties With U.S. #App Developers

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(Bloomberg) -- TikTok, the music-video-sharing mobile app owned by China’s ByteDance Inc., unveiled new tools to let third-party developers integrate their content onto its platform, seeking to deepen ...
          

(USA-MD-Baltimore) Director, Success Coaching Program

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**General Summary:** The Success Coaching Program within Academic Advising, a new initiative of Johns Hopkins University, was created with the intention to fully support first-generation limited-income (FLI) students. By providing intensive success coaching using an appreciative, strengths-based advising model, staff in the hybrid role of advisor/coach advisors support students to increase retention, completion, engagement, satisfaction, and social mobility. The Director of the Success Coaching Program is responsible for the leadership, vision and strategic direction of this program, meeting and reporting the goals and outcomes of program and the direct supervision of the advising/coaching team. The Director also carries a small caseload of advisees, functioning as their academic advisor of record and success coach throughout their undergraduate experience. The Director reports primarily to the Executive Director of Student Success and secondarily to the Assistant Deans of Academic Advising in KSAS and WSE. **Essential Job Functions:** **_Management_** + Supervise a team of full-time professional staff members who are embedded in more than one location and have dual accountability. + Develop annual budgets and work closely with the Bloomberg budget analyst to monitor accounts associated with the advising/coaching program. + Align financial and human resources with priorities. + In collaboration with campus partners, develop and manage a coordinated recruitment plan with other FLI-focused programs on campus to ensure that the university is matching FLI students with appropriate opportunities and to create consistent, affirmative messaging about those opportunities. **_Strategic Planning and Assessment_** + Cultivate and promote a long-range vision and mission of the advising/coaching program aligned with the principles of the FLI Initiative and JHU’s academic mission. + Provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of assessment strategies to collect, manage and report data related to the metrics of the FLI Initiative. + Evaluate program results and make changes as needed to reach desired program and student outcomes. + Keep abreast of national trends in higher education and remain current in the field of retention and student success. **Director, Success Coaching Program** **_Campus Outreach, Collaborative Partnerships, Programming_** + Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to develop programs, services or opportunities to support the success of FLI students. + Collaborate with the Assistant Deans of the Whiting School of Engineering and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to ensure proper training and implement strategies to enhance the academic success and well-being of FLI students. + Collaborate with the Director of Student Enrichment Programs and the leads of Hop-In and JUMP to ensure coordination and shared purpose between FLI advising within those programs and FLI advising embedded in the Offices of Academic Advising. + Work closely with key campus partners (Life Design Lab, Financial Aid, Student Life, Residential Life, Student Outreach & Support) to ensure that all advisors/coaches function effectively in connecting advisees to campus resources and advisees participate in high-impact learning experiences, such as undergraduate research, internships, and service learning. + Participate on university (school-based) and Homewood Student Affairs committees. + Provide leadership in the development of programmatic advisory committees (both staff and student). **_Advising & Success Coaching_** + Help students navigate their academic experience by assisting with proactive academic planning, creative problem solving, and connection to academic resources. In particular: + Assist undergraduates with course registration, academic strategies, selecting majors and minors, and developing post-graduation plans. + Advise undergraduates on academic opportunities and requirements, policies and procedures. + Provide early interventions to identify and communicate with “at-risk” students identified by faculty in each academic term. + Support the success of FLI students by providing year-round proactive coaching and guidance throughout their undergraduate careers that address self-care, socio-emotional well-being, career-related issues including major choice, internships, full-time employment, graduate school opportunities, and other post baccalaureate positions. + Proactively monitor student progress and performance, analyze problem areas, forecast solutions and conduct intervention strategies. + Track advisees’ progress via OnBase and Starfish systems. **_Metrics and Accountability_** + Student satisfaction with responsiveness and timeliness of contact + Student satisfaction with academic advising and delivery of academic information + Completes academic data tasks and analysis in an accurate and timely manner + Communicates accurate academic information to students as evidenced by minimal advising errors + Maintains integrity of student records by ensuring compliance with the academic policies of the university + Student learning outcomes for advising + Retention rates FLI students + Degree completion rates for FLI students + Evidence of increased social mobility for FLI students + Evidence of increased student engagement for FLI students + Student satisfaction rates **Education:** + Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling or related fields including social science is required. **Experience:** + Five to seven years of experience leading, implementing, managing programs of similar complexity required. + Significant experience supervising staff required. One unique feature of this position is that program staff are embedded in different locations are accountable to two divisions of the university. **Additional Required Skills Are Described Below:** + Strong budgetary, planning, organizational, supervision and management skills and experience. + Demonstrated experience collaborating, negotiating, and building consensus. + Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment. + Ability to use appropriate judgment when dealing with sensitive issues. + Ability to influence societal and workplace attitudes which honor principles that create a more inclusive community. + Extensive knowledge and experiences managing holistic advising, assessment, academic and student affairs collaborations, diversity, and inclusion. + Demonstrated success in a complex, multi-layered, and data-driven organization. + Exceptional interpersonal, oral, public speaking, writing, and listening skills. + Excellent ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty members and staff at all levels. + Demonstrated experience developing, articulating, operationalizing, and assessing strategic priorities. + Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds and to foster sensitivity to diversity and an inclusive campus and community culture. + Proven ability to cultivate trust and credibility with colleagues and to build positive and effective relationships. + Proven track record of establishing strategic relationships to strengthen program and service delivery. Classified Title: Academic Program Manager Working Title: Director, Success Coaching Program ​​​​​ Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60006501-Center for Student Success Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. **The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.** During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment. The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office. **Equal Opportunity Employer** Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled. **EEO is the Law** Learn more: https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf Important legal information http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Equal Opportunity Employer: Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
          

"We Haven’t Seen A Manufacturing Slowdown Like This Since The Last Financial Crisis"

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"We Haven’t Seen A Manufacturing Slowdown 
Like This Since The Last Financial Crisis"
by Michael Snyder

"This isn’t what was supposed to happen. According to the economic optimists, there was going to be a great “manufacturing renaissance” as America entered a wonderful new golden age of boundless prosperity. But of course that is not what has happened. Manufacturing activity has been declining for the past three months, and all across the country we are seeing economic conditions rapidly deteriorate. Over and over, we are seeing economic numbers that are worse than anything we have seen since the last recession, but the economic optimists keep assuring us that these are just temporary blips on the way to America’s glorious economic renewal. Well, they can keep believing in a mirage of future prosperity if they want, but the hard numbers keep telling us another story. 

For example, the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index has now fallen to a level that was “last sustained during the financial crisis”: "Manufacturing activity across the country has contracted for three months, according to closely watched ISM data. In the Midwest, the slowdown has been more severe. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index shows backlogs dropping to a level touched briefly four years ago but last sustained during the financial crisis."

In the middle of the country, it already feels like a manufacturing recession for many business owners. Manufacturing facilities are being closed down, machines are being idled and thousands of workers are being let go. The following comes from a CNBC article about our current manufacturing slowdown: "At Ameri-Source Metals’ machine shop outside Pittsburgh, stacks of graphite stubs have begun to pile up in a quiet corner. Founder Ajay Goel said the customer who typically buys the stubs – a multinational chemicals company – now only needs one-fourth of the amount he used to produce. As a result, the machines have been idled and the workers who serviced them, laid off."

That sure doesn’t sound like a “booming economy” to me. So far this year, thousands upon thousands of manufacturing workers have been laid off in the Upper Midwest. By now, we were supposed to be adding large numbers of these good paying jobs, but instead we are losing them at a frightening pace.

In fact, it is being reported that more than 8,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in the key state of Pennsylvania alone: "From January to September, the states bordering the Great Lakes have lost more than 25,000 manufacturing jobs: Pennsylvania lost 8,100; Ohio lost 6,000; Michigan lost 6,500; and Wisconsin lost 4,700."

Of course it isn’t just the manufacturing industry where employment is cooling off. At this point, the number of job openings in the U.S. has fallen to an 18 month low, and it is expected to fall ever further in the months ahead.

Things have already gotten so bad that the mainstream media is running articles about how ordinary Americans can prepare for the coming recession. For instance, the following comes from a CNN article entitled “What can you do now to financially prepare for a layoff later?”: "Sometimes, there are warning signs that you are in danger of being laid off - a buyout of your company, a merger or a strategic change in direction. Other times, the cuts come without warning. But while being laid off is not in your control, being financially prepared for such an event is. “Companies evolve, change and fail and employees, and even business owners, need to be prepared for the unexpected,” said Mike Silane, a chartered financial analyst with 21 West Wealth Management."

And remember, all of this is happening even though the federal government is running trillion dollar deficits and the Federal Reserve is using up all the ammunition that they should be saving for the depths of the next recession. In essence, the authorities are already implementing emergency measures in a desperate attempt to support the faltering U.S. economy, but it isn’t working.

This week, we learned that orders for Class-8 trucks in the month of October were down 51 percent from a year ago. Can anyone explain to me how that is consistent with the “booming economy” narrative that the economic optimists are endlessly pushing?

Unfortunately, the truth is that we can see signs of a major slowdown all around us. U.S. business hiring has fallen to a 7 year low, the Cass Freight Index has declined for 10 months in a row, and manufacturing is now the smallest share of the United States economy that it has been in 72 years.

But despite all of the evidence that is staring them right in the face, the economic optimists continue to insist that everything is probably going to be okay.  In fact, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon is telling us that “the chance of a U.S. recession between now and the election is small”: “I’ve said that I still think the chance of a U.S. recession between now and the election is small - in the distributions of outcomes, it’s a smaller outcome - I said roughly 25%,” Solomon told Bloomberg Television in Berlin on Tuesday. “Nine months ago I probably would have told you it was very small, kind of 15%,” he said. “So I do think the uncertainty has increased a little bit some of the risk,” but economic data and earnings momentum have held up well and American consumers are “still very healthy,” he said."

Of course the truth is that American consumers are actually not “very healthy” at this moment. Consumer confidence has fallen for 3 months in a row, and 44 percent of all Americans currently do not make enough money to cover their monthly expenses. That is one of the reasons why consumers are piling up staggering amounts of debt, and that consumer debt bubble is starting to burst.

Unfortunately, the economic optimists will continue to push their false narrative up until the very end, and lots of people will believe them. You can believe them too if you want, but it won’t change what is about to happen. The crisis that so many have been anticipating is starting to play out, and our problems are likely to greatly accelerate in the months ahead."

          

Could Climate Change Help Spread Dangerous Fungal Infection?

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Scary new life-threatening fungal infections could soon menace mankind, thanks to climate change, a new report argues.In general, humans are incredibly resistant to fungal infections because these organisms don’t thrive in warmth, said lead author Dr. Arturo Casadevall, chair of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.But […]
          

George Mitchell's foundation challenges industry orthodoxy

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WASHINGTON - Four years ago, a group of oil and gas executives and environmental experts, assembled by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, prepared to publish a report calling on Texas regulators to adopt rules to reduce the risk of water contamination from oil and gas production — in response to numerous complaints by residents living close to drilling sites.

But the oil executives, after working on the study for three years, started getting cold feet about having their companies’ names attached to those findings. The report was put on hold, never to be published, said Marilu Hastings, vice president of sustainability programs at the foundation.

“It was the usual suspects,” she said, declining to name the executives or their companies. “On the day before publication, led by one company in particular, they said they would not put their names and dropped out. It was probably the plan from the beginning.”

Founded by George Mitchell — the man often often dubbed the “father of fracking” — the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation has used the family’s oil fortune to promote environmental causes for decades. But six years after Mitchell’s death, the Austin-based foundation has evolved into an unlikely critic of the oil and gas industry, as the shale boom sweeps the United States.

Run by the Mitchells’ children and grandchildren, the foundation has become one of the nation’s leading patrons of research into the public health and the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing, as well as a passionate advocate for the tightening of government regulations over drilling — the very thing U.S. oil and gas companies lobbied against for years.

The campaign was initiated by Mitchell himself, who at the last board meeting before his death implored his family to work to force companies to drill more responsibly, according to notes from the meeting.

“All the environmental complaints everyone was making about fracking, he felt strongly they were totally unnecessary, and you could do this right,” said Katherine Lorenz, Mitchell’s granddaughter and president of the Mitchell Foundation. “He believed the problems are due to negligence, and he was outspoken on the greater need for regulation. He said that over and over to me.”

For more than a decade, U.S. oil and gas companies have fought claims of flammable water and methane leaks that contribute to climate change, maintaining that the hydraulic fracturing boom has proceeded without long-term damage to land and water — save a few isolated incidents by less reputable firms. But as the family of one of the industry’s legends turns on them, it has made for an awkward situation.

Asked about the foundation’s call for more regulations on oil and gas drilling, Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, declined an interview and sent a statement praising Mitchell’s “pioneering work.” He added, “All sectors of oil and natural gas are heavily regulated and the industry continues to be a leader in developing solutions that are advancing environmental progress.”

Steve Everly, a consultant and spokesman for the industry group Texans for Natural Gas, questioned the notion that more research on fracking was needed while downplaying any conflict between the foundation’s work and industry.

“This isn’t Earthworks or the Sierra Club saying ban natural gas,” he said. “George was a little more progressive than others may have been. Different companies and executives have different views.” 

Unusual oil man

Long before he revolutionized the technology of cracking open shale rocks with a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals to unlock trapped natural gas deposits, Mitchell was not known as your typical Texas oil man. Swept up in the budding environmentalism of the 1960s, he regaled family with ideas gleamed from books such as Buckminster Fuller’s “Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth,” which warned the earth had finite resources. which, if not properly maintained, would mean its end.

Mitchell then took his budding oil fortune and developed 27,000 acres of timberland north of Houston into a nature-centric model community complete with wildlife preserves, a concert pavilion and walking trails - naming it The Woodlands.

Of fracking, which netted him $3.1 billion when he sold his company in 2001 to the Oklahoma exploration and production firm Devon Energy, he was not shy about expressing his concerns.

“Mostly, it’s the loud voices at the extremes who are dominating the debate: those who want either no fracking or no additional regulation of it,” Mitchell wrote in an op-ed with then New York mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012. “As usual, the voices in the sensible center are getting drowned out — with serious repercussions for our country’s future.”

His descendants now are carrying that mantle. With a $300 million in assets, the Mitchell foundation is funding everything from a campaign to grow rooftop solar systems in Texas to a gala honoring the longtime fracking critic Tom “Smitty” Smith, the former director of the activist group Public Citizen Texas.

At an event in Washington last month, the Aspen Institute released a report sponsored by the Mitchell Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, warning that “while many of the documented impacts associated with oil and gas development have been manageable to date, research is still thin, and effective governance practices have not been sufficiently baked into practice on a broad scale.”

“They’re one of the biggest environmental funders in the state, funding a lot of really important work,” said Luke Metzger, executive director of the non-profit Environment Texas. “Though I should disclose we’re a recipient of their grant money.”

Nowhere is the foundation’s work bringing them into greater conflict with the oil and gas industry than West Texas, where the drilling boom is spreading beyond the well-established oil towns Midland and Odessa.

Worried about the intrusion of rigs, supply trucks and worker camps into the countries surrounding Big Bend National Park, the Mitchell Foundation launched the Respect Big Bend Coalition earlier this year. The aim is to bring together land owners, environmental groups and even oil companies to minimize the impact on an iconic desert landscape.

Middle ground

“Big Bend is one of the most bio diverse regions in western hemisphere,” said Hastings, the foundation’s sustainability director. “Yes, there’s no drilling [near the park] right now. People ask why are you spending your time preparing. All you have to do is drive down the street to the Eagle Ford and see what’s going to happen. If you go in after the fact, it’s too late.”

More than 40 years after its founding, the Mitchell Foundation has developed a reputation for its ability to work with the oil industry in ways that other environmentalists cannot. When the foundation went looking for partners earlier this year for a project at Rice University to speed the development of carbon capture technology, it succeeded bring together interests as diverse as Occidental Petroleum, Dow Chemical and the Environmental Defense Fund.

Joe Kiesecker, a scientist with The Nature Conservancy, a national conservation group whose work in West Texas is funded by the Mitchell Foundation, said the affiliation with the foundation helped his work with oil companies including BP and Royal Dutch Shell in developing climate change policy.

“If I were to knock on a door with energy regulatory folks or developers,” Kiesecker said, “I might knock for a lot longer if I’m just the Nature Conservancy.”

In part, that’s a product of the foundation’s namesake. In addition, the foundation doesn’t argue against fracking altogether, maintaining that it benefits the U.S. economy and simply needs to be done more responsibly.

But as climate scientists’ warnings of environmental catastrophe grow increasingly dire, the Mitchell family’s outlook is changing, too. Lorenz, Mitchell’s 40-year-old granddaughter who previously ran a nonprofit helping farmers in Mexico grow organic crops, said she believed the world would eventually need to move away from natural gas. She admits it was not something her grandfather said in his lifetime, explaining the consequences of climate change were not as clear while he was still active in the foundation.

“This is not the case where we feel bad how the money was made,”she said. “Our values, using science to inform everything we do, is a direct, direct piece of the legacy coming from him.”


This story also appeared on the front page of the Houston Chronicle's business section on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

 


          

What’s Next for Impossible Foods? Maybe Pork, Definitely China

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Impossible Foods is gearing up to enter China, and it looks like they might launch in that country not with their signature “bleeding” beef but instead with a plant-based pork product. In a Bloomberg TV interview at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai today, Impossible CEO Pat Brown told cameras that the company has […]
          

Por qué Elon Musk dice que tomar vacaciones podría “matarte"

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Elon Musk, fundador de SpaceX (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

El empresario sudafricano habló sobre su difícil situación con Tesla y su clave para el éxito: largas horas y nada de vacaciones

Elon Musk es uno de los empresarios más exitosos y conocidos del mundo. El CEO de Tesla y SpaceX, quien tiene un patrimonio de USD 22.300 millones, según las últimas estimaciones de Bloomberg, es notorio por su creatividad empresarial, su personalidad y hasta por uso de Twitter, donde frecuentemente habla con sus seguidores y se pelea con los medios. Además, es conocido por su afición a su trabajo y algunos atribuyen su exitoso a su estilo “workaholic” (adicto al trabajo) como jefe.
Musk tuvo sus inicios durante los años noventa, cuando empezó y vendió varias empresas que lo llevaron a convertirse en uno de los famosos “millonarios dotcom”, como se describía a los jóvenes que hacían su fortuna creando empresas de internet durante esa época. A los 27 años en 1999, el sudafricano vendió su la compañía Zip2 a Compaq por aproximadamente USD 300 millones. Después de eso, pasó a crear X.com, una compañía de pagos virtuales que pasó a llamarse PayPal. En 2002, eBay compró PayPal por USD 1.500 millones, convirtiendo al entonces joven Musk en uno de los primeros empresarios de Sillicon Valley en llegar a valer más de mil millones de dólares. Ese mismo año, el empresario fundó SpaceX, la compañía de naves espaciales que hoy cuenta con un valor estimado de USD 33 mil millones. Para el 2003, Musk creó a Tesla, la fabricadora de autos electrónicos que hoy tiene una capitalización de mercado de aproximadamente USD 57 mil millones.
Después de tantos años de emprendimientos exitosos, uno querría creer que el CEO ahora vive una vida más tranquila y delega mucho de su trabajo. Pero no es así. A pesar de ser un multimillonario que tiene 5 hijos, a Musk no le gusta tomarse vacaciones. "Las vacaciones te matarán”, dijo Musk.
Unos robots ensamblan las piezas de un auto eléctrico Tesla
Unos robots ensamblan las piezas de un auto eléctrico Tesla
En una entrevista con la revista estadounidense Recode Decode, Musk dijo que para construir con éxito sus nuevas empresas, tuvo que trabajar más de 100 horas a la semana por mucho tiempo. Y no mucho ha cambiado. En 2018, por ejemplo, se conoció que Musk estaba durmiendo en el piso de la fábrica de Tesla durante unas semanas donde la compañía debió hacer un gran esfuerzo para ponerse al día con la producción de los autos Model 3.
“Durante esas semanas, debo haber trabajado unas 120 horas o algo loco. Te volverás loco si trabajas 120 horas a la semana. Ahora solo hago 80 o 90 a la semana. Es bastante más manejable” dijo el empresario cuando le preguntaron de sus horarios. Eso significa que Musk debía pasar aproximadamente unas 17 horas por día trabajando, 7 días a la semana. No es la primera vez que él habla sobre su alocada rutina.
“No tengo tiempo para ir a casa y ducharme”, le dijo a Gayle King en CBS This Morning el año pasado. Pero además, justifica sus horarios diciendo: “No creo que los empleados deba experimentar dificultades mientras el CEO está como de vacaciones”.
Además de trabajar todo el tiempo, Musk, quien dice que solo ha intentado desconectar de su trabajo algunas veces, tuvo mala suerte lo que respecta a las vacaciones.
"En los últimos 12 años, solo intenté tomarme una semana libre dos veces”, dijo en 2015 en la televisión danesa. "La primera vez que me tomé una semana libre, el cohete Orbital Sciences explotó y el cohete [Virgin Galactic] de Richard Branson explotó esa misma semana.
“La segunda vez que me tomé una semana libre, mi cohete explotó”, dijo Musk. “La lección aquí es, no te tomes una semana libre”.
El CEO de Tesla, Elon Musk, habla durante la presentación del nuevo Tesla Model Y en Hawthorne, California, el 14 de marzo de 2019. (Foto de Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
El CEO de Tesla, Elon Musk, habla durante la presentación del nuevo Tesla Model Y en Hawthorne, California, el 14 de marzo de 2019. (Foto de Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
Anteriormente, cuando Musk intentó irse de luna de miel con su primera esposa, Justine, en septiembre de 2000, tuvo que enfrentar un serio problema profesional. En ese momento era CEO de X.com y los ejecutivos de la compañía no estaban satisfechos con su liderazgo. En un intento de echarlo de su propia compañía, los ejecutivos entregaron una carta de no confianza al directorio de la compañía que pedía la expulsión del sudafricano. Lo querían remplazar con Peter Thiel, otro de los fundadores de la compañía, y aprovecharon el viaje del empresario para poder actuar a sus espaldas. Cuando Musk llegó a luna de miel en Sydney, Australia, tuvo que volar inmediatamente de regreso a Palo Alto, California para hacerse cargo de la situación.
Pero quizás la experiencia de vacaciones más traumática del CEO se produjo cuando él y Justine decidieron intentar nuevamente tomarse unos días apara celebrar su luna de miel en diciembre de ese año. Musk había planeado un viaje de dos semanas a Brasil y Sudáfrica. Pero cuando arribaron a Sudáfrica, Musk contrajo una rara forma de malaria. Después de que dos hospitales lo diagnosticaron erróneamente, “estuvo muy cerca de morir”. Por suerte recibió tratamiento justo a tiempo pero la situación lo dejo traumado.
Esa es mi lección para tomar vacaciones”, dijo Musk. “Las vacaciones te matarán”.
(Fuente: CNBC)

          

Trump's obsession with buying Greenland may have complicated the release of military aid to Ukraine, US ambassador says

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  • Acting US ambassador Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat to Ukraine, testified that senior US officials could not advise President Donald Trump to release military aid to Ukraine because it was too difficult to schedule.
  • Taylor mentioned to lawmakers that scheduling a meeting between Trump and top officials was difficult because "getting the right people in the room at the same time" posed a challenge.
  • But Taylor also noted that "this was also about the time of the Greenland question," and that it "took up a lot of energy in the [National Security Council]."
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Acting US ambassador Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat to Ukraine, testified that senior US officials could not advise President Donald Trump to release military aid to Ukraine because it was too difficult to schedule. 

According to a transcript of a closed-door testimony with House investigators for their impeachment inquiry, Taylor was asked why the security assistance for US-backed Ukraine was on hold. The immediate release of a $400 million military package, Taylor explained, was agreed upon unanimously "of every level of interagency discussion."

Taylor went on to tell House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff of California that a meeting to advise the president was "hard to schedule" because they were "on different trips at different times."

Taylor said senior US officials, including acting defense secretary Mark Esper and secretary of state Mike Pompeo needed to be present to bring the matter up with Trump, but "getting the right people in the room at the same time" posed a challenge, according to the transcript released on Wednesday morning.

But the career US diplomat added that he believed "this was also about the time of the Greenland question," and that it "took up a lot of energy in the [National Security Council]."

"That's disturbing for a whole different reason," Schiff remarked.

"Different story," Taylor replied.

Trump discussed his interest in the purchase of the world's largest island with others, according to a Wall Street Journal report in August. Trump later described the possibility as "strategically ... interesting," but added it was not on his list of priorities.

"It's just something we talking about," Trump told reporters in August. "Denmark essentially owns it. We're good allies with Denmark. We protected Denmark like we protect large portions of the world, so the concept came up."

Danish officials responded to Trump's statements and described it as "absurd."

"Greenland is not for sale," Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said, according to Bloomberg. "By the way, Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic."

"It must be an April Fool's Day joke," former Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen tweeted. "But totally out of [season]!"

In his testimony, Taylor said Trump advocated for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly say that he would open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Taylor testified that he believed there was a "clear understanding" that the US military aid was predicated on Ukraine's commitment "to pursue the investigation" into Trump's political rivals.

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МВФ призвал Европу разработать план действий на случай кризиса

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МВФ предупредил, что Европе необходимо разработать план действий на случай чрезвычайной ситуации в экономике. Это необходимо, поскольку кредитно-денежная политика практически исчерпала себя, а риски ширятся в масштабе, считают в фонде.В его докладе говорится об опасности торгового протекционизма, сумбурного «Брексита» и геополитических рисков, передает Bloomberg. Необходим «синхронизированный фискальный ответ», сочли в МВФ.Экономический рост в еврозоне, вероятно, замедлится сильнее ожиданий, говорится в прогнозе фонда. В таких условиях центробанкам МВФ рекомендует поддерживать мягкую монетарную политику, а правительствам, где возможно, использовать и фискальные стимулы.Подробнее — в публикации “Ъ” «Европа не удержалась от замедления».
          

Акции Uber подешевели до рекордного минимума после снятия ограничений на их продажу

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Акции Uber Technologies Inc. подешевели на 8,7%, до $25,58, на торгах на Нью-Йоркской фондовой бирже (NYSE). Как пишет агентство Bloomberg, исторический минимум был зафиксирован после окончания срока действия ограничений на продажу бумаг компании после крупнейшего за последние пять лет IPO. К 22:00 по московскому времени акции компании подешевели на 3,7% до $26,97.Днем ранее Uber сообщил о росте чистого убытка на 20% в годовом выражении, до $1,16 млрд.По информации источников агентства, перед открытием сегодняшней торговой сессии с акциями компании было совершено большое количество операций с бумагами. Так, Goldman Sachs продал около 2 млн акций от лица неизвестного держателя по цене $26,90 за бумагу, что на 4% ниже их цены на закрытии торгов во вторник. В мае 2019 года после первичного публичного размещения акций стоимость Uber оценили в $82 млрд. Это в полтора раза ниже, чем ожидали банки Goldman Sachs и Morgan Stanley. Эксперты допускают, что для IPO было выбрано не самое удачное время из-за обострения…
          

МВФ: экономический рост Гайаны достигнет 86%

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Южноамериканскую Гайану, по прогнозу Международного валютного фонда, ожидает самый быстрый экономический рост в мире — он достигнет 86%. Это произойдет в следующем году, передает Bloomberg. Это случится после роста 4,4% в 2019 году. Таким образом, рост в 2020 году в может в 14 раз превысить прогнозируемые темпы роста Китая. Столь стремительное развитие может быть обусловлено обнаружением американской ExxonMobil нефти в этой стране. Она открыла крупное месторождение нефти на шельфе Гайаны — спорной территории с Венесуэлой. Компания подтвердила открытие летом 2016 года.Население Гайаны составляет 780 тыс. человек. Ее правительство создает суверенный фонд благосостояния, который инвестирует излишки.
          

Bloomberg’s Gun Control Apparatus Lies to Virginia’s Firearm Owners in Election Mailing

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Bloomberg’s Gun Control Apparatus Lies to Virginia’s Firearm Owners in Election Mailing Here’s a hint for Virginia gun owners and sportsmen: When you get a firearm-related election mailing with a New York City return address and proudly proclaiming that it’s printed on soy ink, you can safely assume it doesn’t reflect reality, much less Virginians’ values on the […]
          

Ядовитый кофе в каждой чашке. Знаем ли мы, что пьём?

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Ядовитый кофе в каждой чашке. Знаем ли мы, что пьём?

 
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Наверное, никто из нас не подозревает, что, выпивая дежурную чашку кофе из автомата на улице или кофе-машины в кафе, мы подвергаем себя риску получить в будущем серьёзные проблемы со здоровьем и даже лишиться потомства. И дело тут вовсе не в кофеине

Американские ученые выяснили, что пластиковые покрытия домашней и любой другой автоматической кофе-машины чаще всего выделяют опасный химикат бисфенол А, который с лёгкостью переходит в горячую и кипящую жидкости.

Как сообщается в научном журнале «Environmental Health Perspectives», участников кофейного эксперимента попросили в течение восьми дней заваривать кофе во френч-прессе или в керамической посуде. В результате концентрация бисфенола в моче этих людей снизилась на 66 процентов.

Где ещё встречается бисфенол А?

Бисфенол А был впервые получен в конце XIX века в России. В 1960-х годах он стал использоваться в промышленных масштабах. Удобный и относительно дешёвый способ получения пластмассы оказался востребованным в разных отраслях во всём мире. 

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Бисфенол А применяют при производстве компакт-дисков, автомобильных деталей, различных покрытий, клеев, материалов, заменяющих стекло и древесину. Используется он и для печати подавляющего большинства кассовых лент. И, конечно – при изготовлении посуды и тары. Весь пластик с маркировкой PVC (ПВХ) и PC (поликарбонат) тоже делают с бисфенолом А.

Как обрадовались все молодые мамы «цивилизованного» мира, когда вместо того чтобы таскать тяжёлые стеклянные бутылки, с которых ещё и постоянно слезала соска, им предложили удобные пластиковые. Однако, как это часто бывает, в XXI веке обнаружилось, что использовать его в пластмассе для пищевых целей опасно для здоровья. Вскоре выяснилось, что бутылочки выделяют опасный бисфенол А и могут принести вред малышу. И их срочно заменили на другие, которые, как пока считается, безопасны.

Чем опасен бисфенол А и как употреблять его меньше?

По своей структуре он очень похож на женский половой гормон эстроген. Если этот химикат оказался в организме, то человек рискует стать бесплодным, иметь проблемы с давлением, эндокринные нарушения, бисфенол А влияет на изменение структуры ДНК, а значит затем все мутации могут передаваться по наследству и, наконец, этот химикат может приводить к определённым видам рака.

Известно, что бисфенол А выводится из организма взрослых людей в течение нескольких часов, но так как мы постоянно подвергаемся воздействию этого вещества, выпивая воду из пластиковых бутылок для кулеров или держа в руках кассовые чеки, его концентрация в организме остаётся практически постоянной. И учёные рекомендуют снижать её всеми возможными способами. Например, использовать больше стеклянной тары, не хранить пищу в поцарапанных или треснувших пластиковых контейнерах, не пить воду из кулера, покупать детские бутылочки с маркировкой BPA free.

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Ещё о ядах в кофе

Кстати, в любимом многими бодрящем напитке может содержаться не только бисфенол А, но и остаточное количество ядовитых средств от сорняков. И их там может быть довольно много.

Компания Nestle обнаружила опасный химикат глифосат в своём кофе в количествах, очень близких к пределу допустимой концентрации. Nestle сразу поспешила заявить (о чём в конце сентября сообщило агентство Bloomberg), что проверит всех своих поставщиков в Европейский союз. Про контроль поставок в другие регионы пока сообщений нет.

Глифосат – действующее вещество самого продаваемого в мире гербицида. Это средство от сорняков используют для обработки почвы перед посадкой, опыляют леса, газоны, трансгенные растения, устойчивые к раундапу (это одна из торговых марок гербицида на основе глифосата).

В последние годы появляется всё больше научных данных о серьёзном вреде химиката для здоровья людей. В 2015 году Международное агентство по изучению онкологии признало, что глифосат может вызывать рак у человека (отнесло его к веществам так называемой группы 2А). Это вызвало большой скандал в обществе, но не привело к запрету опасного гербицида.

Новые исследования показывают, что глифосат, смешиваясь с «жёсткой» водой или с такими металлами, как мышьяк или кадмий, становится настолько токсичным, что начинает уничтожать клетки почек человека. Самый последний анализ, опубликованный в 2019 году, утверждает, что существуют неоспоримые доказательства повышения риска уровня развития неходжкинской лимфомы у работающих с химикатом.

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По сообщениям информагентств, в 2019 году число исков, поданных против компании Байер (первого и крупнейшего производителя гербицида на основе глифосата) из-за этого химиката, выросло до 8 тысяч! Истцы заявляют, что получили онкологические заболевания из-за использования средства от сорняков раундап.

Первой страной, запретившей глифосат в Европейском Союзе, стала Австрия. Решение об этом там было принято в июле, в сентябре к запрету присоединилась Германия. Ограничения его использования действуют в Чехии, Италии и Нидерландах. Франция также планирует запретить глифосат. В России на официальном уровне это не обсуждается.

Остаётся только надеяться, что когда-нибудь мы узнаем, сколько гербицидного кофе в день выпивает среднестатистический житель нашей страны, и дождемся введения ограничений на глифосат. А также – мирового запрета на использование бисфенола А при производстве кофе-машин и аппаратов.


          

Trump Boasts of GOP Success Confirming His Judicial Nominees

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Trump Boasts of GOP Success Confirming His Judicial Nominees(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump celebrated Republicans’ record on confirming federal judges on Wednesday, saying his administration has done better than any other in terms of “quality and quantity” of judges appointed to the bench.“We have a lot of great warriors in our party,” Trump said during an event at the White House, calling out Republican senators who have helped move the nominations through.The president’s comments came as the U.S. Senate is set to confirm Trump’s 45th circuit judge this week. With that vote, he will have appointed about a quarter of all appeals court judges.Trump has won confirmation of a total of 158 federal judicial nominees, including Supreme Court justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. The president, who on Wednesday named 10 additional judges he intends to nominate, is likely to see more win approval this year than during the first two years of his presidency combined.The pace of confirmation far exceeds those of his immediate predecessors, a fact that Trump routinely notes in public comments. The GOP’s Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has leveraged his party’s control of the chamber to flood the federal courts with Trump’s picks.The appointments have led to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals -- which hears cases from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware -- flipping from a majority of judges appointed by Democratic presidents to a majority appointed by Republicans. By the end of the year, similar changes are likely in the Second Circuit, which includes New York, Connecticut and Vermont, and the Eleventh Circuit, which covers Alabama, Florida and Georgia.During President Barack Obama’s second term, McConnell held up nominees -- including a Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia death in 2016 -- leaving 86 district court vacancies and 17 circuit court vacancies for Trump to fill. Trump has repeatedly mocked Obama for leaving the positions unfilled.McConnell has tweaked Senate rules to expedite the confirmation of conservative jurists. In 2017, the GOP lowered the threshold for Supreme Court nominees to 51 votes from 60, and in April the GOP cut debate time for district court judges from 30 hours to just two.The majority leader has also benefited from a rule change under former Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, who unilaterally reduced the number of votes needed to advance appellate and district court nominees to 51 votes instead of 60.“Nobody has done more to change the court system in the history of our country than Donald Trump,” McConnell said Monday at a rally in his home state of Kentucky with the president. “And Mr. President, we’re going to keep on doing it. My motto is: Leave no vacancy behind.”Democrats have complained that the rule changes have given the courts a far-right tilt, and some of the party’s presidential candidates have proposed expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court if elected president.Senator Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, called efforts by McConnell and Trump to reshape the federal judiciary an “evisceration” of the Constitution.“It’s not for ordinary Americans, it’s for the rich and powerful, and we have to find a way to stop them,” Merkley told MSNBC on Monday. “And that’s going to be the elections next year.”\--With assistance from Laura Litvan.To contact the reporters on this story: Justin Sink in Washington at jsink1@bloomberg.net;Josh Wingrove in Washington at jwingrove4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, Justin Blum, Joshua GalluFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Administration, Clerical: Senior Middle Office Specialist, 5 years of trading settlement - Boston, Massachusetts

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Senior Middle Office Specialist, 5 years of trading settlement Job Summary Qtron Investments is seeking an experienced operations professional with a strong middle office background. The candidate will be responsible for the firm's middle office infrastructure and processes including: Facilitate trading with traders/portfolio managers in all developed and emerging markets Manage the timely settlement of all trades, coordinating with executing brokers and custodians Establish policies and procedures regarding trading, broker management, and best execution Compute and monitor transaction costs, including the measurement and review of best execution Manage the relationship with Qtron's OMS and EMS provider Cash management and foreign exchange trading Review and elect corporate actions Qualifications Required: 5 years of experience as a trading assistant or middle office / trade settlements analyst Responsible and detail-oriented Technically minded with focus on process and system improvement Highly inquisitive and eager to learn; loves to ask questions and find answers Expert proficiency in Excel Experience with OMS / EMS infrastructure; experience with Bloomberg and Eze preferred Experience with onboarding and managing Central Trade Manager (CTM) a plus Experience with SQL and/or Python a plus Application Interested candidates MUST contact with a resume and detailed cover letter and include "Senior Middle Office Specialist" - in the subject line. Applications over websites are not considered. -- - - About Qtron Investments Founded in 2016, Qtron Investments is a quantitative equity manager that serves institutional clients in the Global Equity space. Innovation and Technology are at the centers of our business. We seek to harness competitive advantages through creative research, technical knowhow, and investment acumen. Qtron Investments is looking for professionals with intellectual curiosity, responsibility, and devotion. For more information, please visit us at ()
          

Человек и цифра

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В ИЦ «Сколково» прошел VIII Международный форум инновационного развития «Открытые инновации»


Трехдневная программа «Открытых инноваций» включила свыше 150 сессий, на которых выступили более 650 спикеров – это представители науки, бизнеса и органов государственной власти. В выставочной экспозиции инноваторы представили свыше 160 высокотехнологичных решений, созданных российскими стартапами при поддержке институтов развития. Тему форума его организаторы сформулировали так: «Цифровая нация. Трансфер к интеллектуальной экономике». 

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Премьер-министр правительства РФ Дмитрий Медведев, открывая пленарное заседание, обозначил главные вызовы, которые ставит перед государствами глобальная цифровизация: обеспечение кибербезопасности, адаптация образовательной системы к последствиям автоматизации производств и перестройки рынка труда, решение вопросов правового регулирования. Дмитрий Медведев, признав определенные сложности на этом пути, призвал не бояться их и напомнил, как Лев Толстой отозвался о произведениях Леонида Андреева: «Он пугает, а мне не страшно». Мне кажется, рассуждения о том, что будет, должны вписываться именно в эту формулу. Нам не должно быть страшно, развитие не остановить».

Председатель Фонда «Сколково» Аркадий Дворкович тоже говорил о цифре. А еще о цифре «9», имея в виду возраст инновационного центра, которому в следующем году исполнится 10 лет. По оценке Дворковича, ИЦ «Сколково» окончил девятилетку, а следующий учебный год станет десятым. «Мы хотим окончить десятилетку на отлично. Однако сможем это сделать, если станем работать вместе, ориентироваться на бизнес и превращать самые необычные и фантастические идеи в конкретные проекты, новые технологии и новые подходы к тому, как устраивать нашу жизнь. Это делают тысячи компаний, которые работают в «Сколково» и вместе со «Сколково». Это делают тысячи бизнесменов, сотни ученых, студенты «Сколтеха». Только соединение всех этих усилий сможет дать тот результат, которого мы хотим достигнуть», – сказал председатель фонда, открывая форум.

В ходе обсуждения прозвучало много ярких высказываний. Председатель правления УК «Роснано» и Фонда инфраструктурных и образовательных программ Анатолий Чубайс считает, что инноваторам нужна «длинная» воля и умение найти быстрорастущий рынок на той стадии, когда никто в него не верит.

Программа «Открытых инноваций» в этом году включала в себя Телемедфорум, практический бизнес-форум по системам искусственного интеллекта RAIF, технологическую конференцию Bloomberg Sooner Than You Think, международный конкурс East Bound, финал федерального Конкурса инноваций в образовании.

Ярким событием форума стала презентация Московского инновационного кластера (МИК). МИК – это платформа для взаимодействия всех, кто хочет создать новый продукт или услугу в сфере инноваций, ищет партнеров для проекта, а также нацелен на активное развитие. Для презентации проекта были приглашены Дэвид Роуэн, основатель британского журнала Wired UK, Джерри Цзи (Alibaba Group), Евгений Кузнецов (ООО «Орбита Капитал Партнерз»), Александр Бородич (Universa Blockchain). Они рассказали о преимуществах и перспективах, которые дает ИТ-платформа кластера, а также о ее самых значимых сервисах для бизнеса.

Спикеры сессии «Технологии как бренд. Как город становится суперзвездой» разобрали кейсы трансформации городской инфраструктуры в результате внедрения инноваций. «Умный город – не ярлык, не красивый бренд. Единственной целью реализации таких проектов является счастье граждан», – высказал свое мнение Эммануэль Форрест, исполнительный вице-президент Bouygues group. По мнению эксперта, цифровизация городских сервисов и услуг должна создавать комфортную среду для жизни. Главный архитектор Москвы Сергей Кузнецов принял участие в сессии «Парк или соцсеть? Мегаполис как гибридное пространство коммуникации». Дискуссия развивалась в понятном ключе: мегаполисы создают новую коммуникационную среду, в которой горожане, с одной стороны, все больше времени проводят в виртуальном пространстве, с другой – все больше потребляют физическое пространство города, находясь одновременно и в физическом, и в онлайн-пространстве. И одно другому не мешает, даже наоборот.

За три дня на полях форума были подписаны 29 соглашений между российскими и международными компаниями, фондами и институтами развития. Среди них партнерское соглашение об открытии в ИЦ «Сколково» корпоративного стартап-акселератора Orange Fab; подписание основных условий создания японо-российского фонда «Новые рубежи»; меморандум о сотрудничестве Фонда «Сколково» и Минздрава России в области цифровой медицины; соглашение Фонда содействия инновациям и Фонда «Росконгресс» о сотрудничестве в рамках проекта «Бизнес Приорити». Форум посетили более 20 000 человек. География участников форума включала 102 страны, в том числе Германию, Корею, США, Японию, Францию, Великобританию, Австралию, Тунис. Соорганизаторы Форума «Открытые инновации» — Министерство экономического развития РФ, правительство Москвы, Фонд «Сколково», РВК, Фонд инфраструктурных и образовательных программ, Фонд содействия инновациям, Государственная корпорация развития «ВЭБ.РФ».

    

Источник: mperspektiva.ru


          

Cultivate pockets $8 mln Series A

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Cultivate, a digital leadership coaching platform, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Trinity Ventures led the round with participation from previous investors Bloomberg Beta, Silicon Valley Data Capital and SAP.iO. In addition to the funding, Karan Mehandru from Trinity Ventures will be joining the Cultivate board of directors.
          

AstraZeneca and China International Capital to launch $1 bln China biotech venture fund: Bloomberg

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U.S. drugmaker AstraZeneca and China International Capital Corp are teaming up to launch a $1 billion China-focused biotech venture fund, reported Bloomberg. The news outlet added that AstraZeneca will not be a majority investor, according to CEO Pascal Soriot.
          

Walgreens Boots considers going private: press reports

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc is weighing going private following interest from private equity, Reuters reported. Walgreens has hired Evercore to explore whether a deal can be put together, the story said. KKR recently held informal talks to take Walgreens Boots private, Bloomberg said. Such a deal could be the biggest leverage buyout in history; Walgreens Boots has a market value of about $55 billion and $16.8 billion of debt, Bloomberg said.
          

Genmab OVERBLIK Q3: Stærk dollar løfter resultater og forventninger

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Genmab har onsdag eftermiddag aflagt regnskab for tredje kvartal. Her er hovedpunkterne fra regnskabet:

* En stærk amerikansk dollar smitter kraftigt af på regnskabstallene, der viste stor fremgang, og samtidig kunne Genmab på grund af en bedre afregningskurs også opjustere forventningerne til hele 2019.

* Selskabet venter nu en omsætning på 5100 mio. kr. mod tidligere ventet 4800 mio. kr., og forventningerne til driftsoverskuddet (EBIT) er løftet til 2350 mio. kr. fra 2050 mio. kr.

* Bag opjusteringen ligger en forventning om milepælsbetalinger på 1675 mio. kr. mod tidligere ventet 1500 mio. kr. og royalties fra Darzalex-salget på 3000 mio. kr. mod tidligere ventet 2885 mio. kr.

* Genmab binder fortsat forventningerne op på, at Darzalex vil nå et samlet markedssalg på 3 mia. dollar i år. Dermed er forklaringen på opjusteringen den styrkede dollar.

* I tredje kvartal isoleret set omsatte Genmab for 1039,8 mio. kr. mod 598,6 mio. kr. i tredje kvartal sidste år. Størstedelen af salget stammer fra royalties fra Darzalex-salget, der i tredje kvartal var på 864 mio. kr. mod 416 mio. kr. i tredje kvartal sidste år.

* Driftsresultatet (EBIT) steg til 350,7 mio. kr. fra 200,2 mio. kr. i tredje kvartal sidste år. Både tallet for omsætningen og driftsoverskuddet var over forventningerne blandt de analytikere, som Bloomberg News havde spurgt inden regnskabet.

Tabel for Genmabs regnskab for tredje kvartal af 2019:

Mio. kr. Q3 2019 Q3 2019(e) Q3 2018
Omsætning 1039,8 932,7 598,6
- Darzalex royalties 864 416
EBIT 350,7 253,3 200,2
Nettoresultat 537 215,8 179,2

Genmabs forventninger til 2019:

Mio. kr. Ved Q3 Ved Q2 Ved Q1 Ved Q4 2018
Omsætning 5100 4800 4600 4600
Driftsomkostninger 2750 2750 2600 2600
Driftsoverskud 2350 2050 2000 2000
Darzalex omsætning (mio. dollar) 3000 3000 3000 3000
Darzalex royalties 3000 2885 2685 2685
Darzalex milepæle 1675 1500 1500 1500

(e) = estimater indsamlet af Bloomberg News blandt op til 10 analytikere.

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US Stocks Hit New Records

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Nov 1 – Ryan Puplava gives this week's market wrap. Then Erin Swenlin shares her technical analysis of the markets and explains why her weekly indicators have turned positive. Then Bloomberg's Mike McGlone joins the program and discusses gold...
          

Wed. 11/06 - Xerox Makes Some News!

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Twitter announces Topics, Xerox might take a run at HP, Uber’s getting into the ads business, Ford’s electric Mustang makes Tech Crunch angry, and the best blockchain startup idea I’ve heard of in a long time.

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Kanál smrti jako brána k prosperitě. Z Rumunska je opět obilná velmoc

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Tisíce politických vězňů zahynuly v 50. letech na stavbě kanálu Dunaj–Černé moře. Monumentální projekt dokončený jen pár let před pádem Ceaușeskova režimu je dnes klíčovou ekonomickou branou, kterou proudí zboží z východní Evropy na světové trhy. A i díky němu se z Rumunska a Bulharska opět stávají zemědělské velmoci, píše agentura Bloomberg.
          

Turkey’s Erdoğan back in the driver’s seat

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may be as secure in his position as Turkey's leader as he has ever been, even after widespread international condemnation of his Syria offensive and what many saw as debilitating electoral losses earlier this year. 

Some 300,000 people have been displaced since Turkey launched a military operation in northeast Syria on Oct. 9, aiming to clear the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its affiliate the People’s Protection Units (YPG) from its border areas. 

The European Union has suspended weapons sales to NATO-member Turkey and threatened sanctions. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved sanctions on Erdoğan and other Turkish officials for the Syria offensive, while a range of prominent figures and organisations have described actions by Turkey and its rebel allies as ethnic cleansing and war crimes, pointing to reports of white phosphorous use and roadside executions. 

There has been criticism at home as well. Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu delivered a detailed criticism of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Syria policy on Tuesday, highlighting seven errors, including enabling the passage of foreign fighters to join Islamic State (ISIS).

But a survey out on Tuesday found support for Erdoğan had surged since the launch of the operation, with support for the president at 48 percent, the highest in 18 months. 

“Erdoğan has definitely taken advantage of the incursion,” Tezcan Gümüş, lecturer at the University of Melbourne and analyst of Turkish politics and democracy, told Ahval in a podcast. 

Several analysts have argued that Turkey’s Syria offensive was in large part a political move during difficult times. Gümüş pointed to Turkey’s significant economic downturn since a currency crisis that peaked in August 2018, the AKP’s electoral defeats in major cities, including Istanbul and Ankara, earlier this year, and the looming challenge posed by two former senior AKP members readying new political parties. 

“It was a very opportunistic move in terms of reversing the electoral slide and regaining its popularity -- and this rally around the flag strategy seems to have worked instantly for Erdoğan’s popularity,” he said. 

Gümüş, whose forthcoming book is about opposition parties in Turkey under authoritarian rule, points out that Erdoğan has two major advantages over predecessors like Adnan Menderes, prime minister from 1950 to 1960: he has de-fanged the military, which in previous eras would step forward to halt any slide toward authoritarianism, and implemented a presidential system that has given him unprecedented power. 

“Since the constitutional referendum in 2017, pretty much all the levers of the state and government are under the president,” said Gümüş. “The overwhelming power is in the hands of Erdoğan and there’s really nothing opposition parties can do.”

Gümüş points out that in the 12 months after the referendum, more than three-quarters of all new laws (77 percent) were made by presidential decree, without due process or parliamentary involvement. 

Some see Istanbul mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu as a potential challenger to Erdoğan, particularly in light of his landslide victory in the rerun mayoral vote in June, which many hailed as the beginning of the end for Turkey’s president.   

Yet Erdoğan has begun using his presidential powers to erode İmamoğlu’s influence, such as with a new draft law that would hand authority over all variety of development near the Bosporus Strait to a new national body, taking it away from the Istanbul municipality.

Gümüş expects Erdoğan to continue issuing decrees that whither away the power of opposition-controlled cities, in particular Istanbul, a key source of AKP patronage. İmamoğlu could push back against such moves in court, but can do little to reverse them.

“There’s a long ways to go for İmamoğlu to challenge Erdoğan, given that Erdoğan has vast control of the political landscape,” said Gümüş.

Strengthening Erdoğan’s position is the fact that critics are often silenced by criminal charges and the vast majority of Turkish media outlets are pro-government. This might explain why little has been heard in recent weeks from former economic czar Ali Babacan and the former prime minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, both of whom recently broke from the AKP and had been expected to launch new parties this month. 

Gümüş wondered if they might bide their time until the nationalist wave of popularity passes and then try to capture the public’s attention. He could also see Erdoğan calling for early elections - none are scheduled until late 2023 - before the new parties are able to get their footing. 

“That could definitely happen given that he’s riding a massive wave of popularity,” said Gümüş. “But that would just mean he would win again.”

Besides Turkey’s still-troubled economy, the weak point in Erdoğan’s political armour may be the absence of support from Kurds, some 18 percent of the population. Much of Turkey’s Kurdish community supported the AKP in Erdoğan’s early years, particularly once the peace process started in 2013. 

But since the renewal of conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in mid-2015, Turkish Kurds have seen many of their cities destroyed, many of their leading politicians indicted, arrested and jailed, and just this year the mayors of the three largest cities in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast removed from office within weeks of electoral victories. 

Now Ankara is taking its fight to Kurds across the border in Syria as it sees the YPG and SDF as extensions of the PKK, which is labelled a terrorist group by the United States, the European Union and Turkey, 

“This has fomented a lot of distrust toward the government that they will do anything right by the Kurdish community,” said Gümüş. “The domestic Kurdish population arriving at some sort of political solution, I think that’s null and void at this time.”

Yet Erdoğan has been able to stay on top of Turkish politics for so long mainly because he is a shrewd political player; Gümüş expects him to remain in power for many years.  

“I definitely don’t see Erdoğan going anywhere, voluntarily or electorally,” he said. “Throughout Turkey’s multi-party history we do see precedents of what’s happening now, but Erdoğan is the only leader who’s been able to amass so much political power in his hands and wield it freely and unchecked.” 


          

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Syria offensive exposes Turkey’s disastrous counter-terrorism policy

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Turkey's problematic counter-terror efforts in northeast Syria have left it using detained Islamic State (ISIS) fighters to threaten Europe and possibly increasing the Kurdish threat along its border while losing the support of key allies like the United States. 

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu told reporters on Monday that Turkey would return captured ISIS members to their countries of origin even if those countries had revoked their citizenship.

Blaise Misztal, a fellow at U.S. think tank the Hudson Institute, saw Soylu’s statement as akin to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's repeated threat to “open the gates” and let refugees flood into Europe. 

“It’s hard to see how that is anything more than an extension of the sort of blackmail that Turkey has been engaging in on Syrian refugees,” Misztal told Ahval in a podcast. “This is really a veiled threat against European countries.”  

Also on Monday, Turkey demanded Germany take back 20 ISIS members. 

Some 2,000 foreign ISIS fighters and 11,000 of their family members are being held in Kurdish-controlled detention camps in northeast Syria. Soylu also said Turkey was holding 1,200 ISIS detainees in Turkish prisons and had captured 287 ISIS members in northeast Syria. 

Launched on Oct. 9, Turkey’s Syria operation has killed at least 250 people, mostly Kurds, and displaced some 300,000 people, leading to fears of ethnic cleansing by prominent observers, including former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. 

Turkey’s main military objective is decimating the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its affiliate the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which it sees as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has led an insurgency in Turkey since 1984 and is labelled a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, as well as Turkey. 

Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın said on Monday that a considerable blow had been dealt to the YPG and called on Western allies for support. 

“Turkey expects its allies, be it the U.S., EU or any other country, to assume a clear stance against all kinds of terror,” said Kalın. “Recognising the PKK as a terror group on paper is not enough. What you practice is important.”

U.S. forces visited the YPG in Qamishli, in northeast Syria, on Saturday and a source told Agence France-Presse that the United States planned to set up a military post there. The Wall Street Journal quoted U.S. officials as saying a U.S. convoy on Sunday saw artillery strikes landing close to its position near the town of Tel Tamr where fighting had intensified between Turkish and Kurdish forces.

This followed a recent incident when Turkish forces fired on U.S. positions in Kobani. Also on Sunday, the aid group Free Burma Rangers said one of its workers was killed and another wounded by a Turkish drone strike near Tal Tamr on Sunday.

“What the United States wanted was to avoid a confrontation with Turkish troops, it did not necessarily want to end the counter-terrorism partnership with the SDF,” said Misztal, who sees frictions between U.S. troops and Turkish and Turkish-backed forces lingering and even increasing as long as the U.S. mission in northeast Syria remains ambiguous. 

President Donald Trump has said U.S. forces will be staying in Syria to protect Kurd-controlled oil fields, but U.S. forces have continued the fight against ISIS. After the U.S. killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last week, Bloomberg reported that the United States was looking into possible Turkish intelligence links to ISIS, particularly as the Turkish military has observation posts not far from Baghdadi’s hideout. 

Turkey’s focus on the PKK-YPG has left it blind to other forms of terrorism, said Misztal, pointing to an oft-ignored concern in regards to terrorism in northern Syria: what might happen to al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a group with links to Turkey, once it is pushed out of Idlib by the forces of President Bashar Assad. “Where will they go? And what will (HTS’) relationship with Turkey look like?” he wondered. 

Misztal also cited reporting that ISIS cells still exist in Turkey today, that thousands of foreign fighters traveled through Turkey to join ISIS, and that Turkish intelligence sent weapons to rebels in Syria.  

“ISIS is a major national security threat for Turkey,” Yusuf Erim, political analyst for Turkish state broadcaster TRT World, told Ahval. "While many have tried to downplay Turkey's contributions in the fight against the terror group, the truth is Turkey has neutralised more ISIS terrorists than any other country.”

State-run Anadolu news agency said Turkey had killed 3,500 ISIS terrorists and arrested 5,500. Yet the annual U.S. State Department country report on Turkey, released on Friday, warned that it remained a transit point for foreign fighters and could serve as a corridor to replenish ISIS. 

The Turkish presidency condemned the report for not mentioning the SDF or YPG, and presidential adviser Fahrettin Altun announced early Tuesday that Turkey had captured the sister of ISIS leader Baghdadi. 

“There’s a certain myopia in the Turkish government about who’s really a terrorist,” said Misztal, pointing out that Baghdadi was killed in Idlib province, which is controlled by HTS. 

This shows the moral bankruptcy, said Misztal, of Turkey’s argument that it is laser-focused on the YPG and terrorism. Now, instead of having its ally, the United States, partnering with the YPG, Turkey faces the prospect of the Syrian Kurdish militia controlled by less friendly governments in Moscow and Damascus. 

“You’re not going to see Syria and Russia really want to stamp out the YPG in a way Turkey would want to,” he said, pointing out that Russia and Syria both made common cause with the PKK against Turkey in the 1990s. “Sometime down the road, they’re probably going to be more willing to arm the YPG, more willing to support the PKK inside Turkey, than the U.S. ever was.”

Already, SDF Commander Mazloum Kobani is now sitting at the negotiating table with the United States and Russia. "Turkey is not completely happy as there are still YPG elements in the region," said Erim, adding that Ankara reserves the right to resume military operations as needed.

Misztal pointed out that Erdoğan supported rebels seeking to topple Assad for years, and still supports Syrian opposition forces like HTS in Idlib. 

“It stands to reason that Assad will want to pay him back in kind, and have his own proxy force that he can deploy against Turkey,” said Misztal. “I think in the long-term Turkey is making its situation on the Syrian-Turkish border worse. It’s creating the conditions to enable the very thing it wants to prevent, which is the further strengthening of the PKK.”


          

Turkey’s green light in Syria now flashing yellow

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The initial rise in President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s popularity that greeted Turkey’s success in securing a green light from Donald Trump to attack the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria quickly transformed into cautious negotiations with other actors in Syria. 

Faced with economic sanctions that Turkey, and his political position, could not endure, Erdoğan agreed to a pause in the assault on the People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces to allow them to withdraw from the 32 km safety zone along the Syrian border with Turkey.

Subsequently, Erdoğan had to accommodate his ambitions to the agenda of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, and by extension, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s goal to re-establish his control of the entire country.   And we can expect Iran to assist Assad in that and encourage a reconciliation of the YPG/SDF with Assad’s regime.  And though promised to depart, U.S. forces remains in northeast Syria with a mandate to secure potentially lucrative oil fields.

Military operations are expensive, and though the use of irregular militias reduces the casualties Turkey might face, the financial burden is not eased much by their use.  At the same time, foreign investors are still holding back on investing in Turkey, seen by many as less financially stable following the incursion into northern Syria than before.  The Turkish people overwhelmingly support Erdoğan’s efforts against the YPG, but the political gains may be fleeting if the economy does not show signs of improvement soon.  Also, by claiming success against the YPG, Erdoğan opens himself to a call from his opponents to focus on domestic economic issues now that he’s handled the terrorist abroad.

Economic growth will be hard to come by, in part due to the threat of sanctions.  Even if the U.S. Congress does not proceed with sanctions, either because the Senate under Mitch McConnell’s leadership won’t vote on sanctions or because President Trump blocks their implementation, the potential for sanctions will make foreign investors and domestic business hesitant to undertake new projects.  Business investors like predictability, and in U.S.-Turkey relations, that is in short supply.

There are other concerns as well.  The lopsided vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on an Armenian Genocide resolution, 405-11, shows that Turkey, or at least Erdoğan, has few friends remaining in the U.S. Congress.  The apparent lack of coordination with Turkey in tracking down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, even though he was only 5 kilometres from the Turkish border, raises doubts about the degree to which the U.S. and Turkish militaries trust each other.  Among policy makers, some suspect, without evidence, that Turkey was at least aware of Baghdadi’s location, if not actively protecting him, much like suspicions some U.S. officials had about Pakistani military intelligence personnel protecting Osama bin Laden given his location near Pakistan’s military academy.  Such suspicions, speculation without evidence or merit, are corrosive in the relations between two nations. 

In response to the Baghdadi raid, Erdoğan recently hinted that Turkey could pursue terrorists in foreign countries and assassinate them, as the Americans did.  This ignores the fact that Erdoğan alone names those opponents as terrorists while Baghdadi was labelled a terrorist by every nation in the world.  To suggest that hunting down a vile murderer is akin to sending assassination squads after political opponents living abroad may play well with his most ardent supporters, but no reasonable person sees them as comparable in any way.  Any such, action undertaken in the U.S. would be destructive to what remains of positive U.S.-Turkish relations.

Turkey’s burgeoning partnership with Russia also calls for caution.  Turkey may engage in joint patrols with Russian forces in some border areas, but the anti-Assad militia fighters it uses as ground forces have already clashed with regime forces. 

Assad’s forces would certainly like to eliminate the opposition fighters that Turkey is using, and they for their part would like to re-ignite their actions against the Syrian regime. So Turkey now finds itself depending on Russia to work with it to secure its southern border as it had previously worked with the U.S. to restrain the SDF/YPG.  For how long the various sides can be held back from avenging themselves on others remains to be seen.

The YPG/PYD has already reached an accommodation of sorts with Assad’s regime. They know that plans for a semi-autonomous Kurdish enclave within northern Syria are dead, for now.  However, they to for Assad to use them as a counterweight against the anti-regime militias now supported by Turkey.  How they will operate against Turkish forces and its allied militias, as the U.S. would not allow, remains an open question.

Overhanging all of this is President Erdoğan’s commitment to return one million or more Syrian refugees from Turkey to Syria.  But to do so, he will need the agreement or at least acquiescence of the different factions and actors in northern Syria, as well as that of the refugees themselves.  Of course, he could try to force them back into Syria, but that would only intensify the denunciations of his policies by European, Arab (excepting Qatar), and North American politicians, and further reduce willingness for their nationals to invest in Turkey.

In sum, just as the death of Baghdadi does not solve the problem of ISIS, the green light from Trump to Erdoğan (better seen as the removal of multiple stop signs) does not signal an easy path forward for Turkey in Syria.  Without the U.S. as its partner, Turkey will increasingly enjoy the gentle and warm embrace of a partnership with Putin’s Russia.  Given all the curves in the road and the competing vehicles on the road, Erdoğan must proceed with caution to avoid a crash. 


          

“Noul totalitarism e progresist și eco”

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FUMIGENE DE WEEKEND (111) O treime din generaţia millennials, născuţi între 1981 - 1996, “ar vota în 2020 cu candidaţii de extremă stângă”, relevă un sondaj comandat de Fundația americană pentru memoria victimelor comunismului. Potrivit acestuia, “capitalismul a pierdut din popularitate”, fiind sprijinit de doar jumătate dintre  aceștia. 36% aprobă comunismul, iar 70% ar vota cu socialiștii STOP Probabil că respectivii habar n-au care e diferența dintre ele. "Dacă nu educăm generaţia tânără despre adevărul istoric al celor 100 de milioane de victime ucise de regimurile comuniste în ultimul secol, să nu ne surprindă disponibilitatea ei pentru ideile marxiste", declară realizatorul studiului. De altfel, peste 20% dintre milennials cred că "societatea ar fi mai bună dacă s-ar elimina ideea proprietăţii private" STOP Interesante comentariile la un interviu al Hotnews pe această temă, cu un istoric din aceeași generație: “o bună parte din mileniali sunt confuzi din cauza unui amestec de ignoranța și conformism. Ignoranța e întreținută de un sistem educațional deficitar... Avem în Romania, în USA sau în Franța, generații de analfabeți funcționali care pot silabisi, dar nu înteleg sensul și logica unei fraze (nu mai vorbim de lexic)” STOP Iar mai departe: “Obama a criticat dur...agresivitatea celor care tind să arate imediat cu degetul orice nu e "corect politic". Fostul președinte democrat s-a arătat îngrijorat de tendința de a bloca dezbaterea în campusurile universitare și de a interzice opiniile diferite (de cele progresiste)” STOP Un alt cititor concluzionează: “noul totalitarism e progresist și eco".  De genul Greta, 2035fărătutun, USR, Arafat și alții/altele. La “și alții” intră și Cioloș, care a îndrăznit să-și critice fostul subaltern pentru prestația de la Colectiv și “ascunderea” filmului în care șeful DSU, aidoma “bărbatului în alb din 10 august”, vorbește la telefon netulburat în mijlocul nebuniei STOP Atât de tare l-a supărat pe Arafat critica asta, încât a început să vorbească moldovenește, nemaiscoțându-l pe Cioloș din “dânsul”  STOP „Am văzut pe dânsul (Dacian Cioloş – n.r.) spune că un departament nu trebuie să ţină de un om şi sunt total de acord cu dânsul (...) Mai mult decât atât, dânsul comentează că un astfel de departament atunci când funcţionează doar sub comanda omului suprem are o problemă. Departamentul nu funcţionează doar sub comanda omului suprem” STOP În paranteză fie spus, Arafat a încercat o mică diversiune cu o teorie a conspirației, potrivit căreia cineva a încercat să îi ia jucăriile (elicoptere și avioane SMURD, înmatriculate militar). Dar declarația nu prea a avut ecou, fiind preluată sporadic. Asta în comparație cu marea  lovitură de presă despre “aparatele morții”, pe vremea când Arafat dădea verdicte despre vapat. “O tempora...” STOP Noul ministru de Interne a fost întâmpinat de protestatari cu cererea: “Capul lui Arafat vrem” STOP “Bătrânii sunt otrăviţi de medicamente, pentru că testările clinice se fac pe tineri. Mulţi pensionari iau câte 10-20 de  pastile pentru bolile pe care le au, ceea ce îi expune multiplelor reacţii adverse şi mai ales interacţiunilor dintre ele”, consideră Serviciului Naţional pentru Sănătate din Anglia. “Studii anterioare au scos în evidenţă că o persoană din 15 se află în spital din cauza reacţiilor adverse ale medicamentelor prescrise” STOP Dacă ar fi să jucăm Monopoly...Pe hârtie stăm bine, pe teren e jale. “La nivel de proiectare, suntem campioni, dar în ceea ce priveşte km de autostradă, 828, suntem pe locul 128 în lume, după Zimbabwe şi Gabon” STOP “Prima regulă a pieței unice din Uniunea Europeană este să ai o autostrada către Germania”, a transmis autorităților române un economist-șef al Băncii Mondiale, coordonator al politicii economice pentru statele UE. O autostradă catre Germania nu avem, dar avem un Președinte. Se pune? STOP Și totuși, “România alături de Germania”. Potrivit Eurostat, aproape două treimi dintre orașele europene cu cei mai puțini tineri se află în  cele două țări STOP “Industria sănătății”, ca și “industria morții”, tot industrie se cheamă că este, vulnerabilă la procese în masă declanșate de avocați orientați financiar. Nu doar “big tobacco”, dar și “big farma” plătește înțelegeri (settlements) ca să fie lăsată în pace. “Cinci producători şi distribuitori de medicamente oferă 50 de miliarde de dolari în numerar, servicii și medicamente, pentru închiderea investigaţiilor în care industria farmaceutică este acuzată că a provocat criza opioidelor din SUA”. În instanțe sunt 2.600 de procese, arată Cursdeguvernare STOP Procesomania, faza pe budă. După ce fosta șefă a ASSMB, o anume Coțofană, a afirmat că „în mandatul doamnei Firea, s-au plătit WC-uri de 230 de lei cu 3.500 de lei plus TVA”, Primărița a declarat că nu se lasă și merge cu ea “de gât, la cremenal”, adică îi face plângere la DNA STOP Guardian scrie că Guvernul chinez a lansat un Cod de conduită menit să „amplifice atitudinea pozitivă a cetăţenilor faţă de partid şi ţară şi să creeze un simţ al identităţii colective”. Documentul, emis de CC al PCC, este “un instrument nou de propagandă și de consolidare a cultului personalității, centrat pe liderul Xi Jinping și are rolul de a-i crește legitimitatea într-o perioadă în care Beijingul se confruntă cu provocări serioase - protestele din Hong Kong, încetinirea economiei și războiul comercial cu SUA. Cetățenii sunt îndemnați să trateze gândirea Xi Jinping ca fiind nucleul busolei lor morale civice, fiind omise multe referințe la alți lideri din istoria țării, precum Mao”. Aviz simpatizanților americani ai comunismului! STOP “Facebook a acceptat să plătească o amendă de 500.000 de lire sterline pentru încălcarea legislaţiei privind protecţia datelor, în cazul Cambridge Analytica”, a anunţat autoritatea britanică de reglementare. Aceasta pentru că “date despre cel puţin un milion de utilizatori britanici s-au aflat printre informaţiile strânse de Cambridge Analytica şi folosite în scopuri politice” STOP CA a fost angajată de Trump pentru campania din 2016 și ar fi fost “implicată în peste 200 de campanii electorale, inclusiv în Nigeria, Kenya, Cehia, India şi Argentina”, lucrând împreună cu “companii specializate în strângerea de informaţii”. La momentul scandalului, Cambridge Analytica România era condusă de ginerele Ministrului de externe (în prezent Președinte al Senatului), având sediul chiar la domiciliul acestuia. Peter Imre a lucrat cândva pentru o mare companie americană de tutun STOP “Camera Reprezentanţilor SUA a recunoscut în mod oficial genocidul armean, într-un vot simbolic fără precedent...o majoritate zdrobitoare de 405 din 435 de voturi, într-o rară unitate între democraţi şi republicani”. Ministerul turc de Externe a ”condamnat ferm” acest act politic și l-a convocat pe ambasadorul american. La rândul lor, bulgarii au convocat-o la Externe pe ambasadoarea Franței, după declarațiile ofensatoare ale lui Macron, care îi preferă bulgarilor pe cei din Coasta de Fildeș. Numai oficialii noștri au stat în poziția ghiocel cănd ambasadorii SUA ne-a dat lecții și indicații STOP “Orban de la Budapesta l-a felicitat pe Orban de la București. Presa maghiară face glume cu Ardealul”. Iar unii au postat pe FB: “să vezi de acum încolo ce de Hello Budapest!” STOP Înainte de predarea mandatului, fostul ministru al Agriculturii a avut parte de o aniversare unică. “PSD-iștii din Arad i-au făcut cadou lui Petre Daea, de ziua lui, un tort în formă de oaie”. Oaia aia e a lui STOP Contrabanda cu țigări a ajuns la un minim istoric apropiat de nivelul european: 10,5%. Evident, lobiștii antitutun, pregătiți să împingă tare proiectul de vânzare a țigărilor pe sub tejghea, au sărit de fund în sus că ar fi manipulare, de genul celei pe care o practică ei când clamează așa-zisele “pierderi cauzate de tutun: 4,2% din PIB”. Râd și curcile STOP Țigări de contrabandă în magazine, la Ploiești. Șase magazine au fost descoperite practicând acest “sport” bănos, alegându-se cu marfa confiscată și amenzi. Poliția nu i-a crezut pe împricinații care s-au declarat simpli vizionari, care anticipează legea Emanuel Ungureanu/Ramona Brad STOP BAT a ajuns pe locul 27 în topul exportatorilor. În același timp, a extins campania cu scrumiere stradale din Sectorul 3 București, dăruind 200 de bucăți Primăriei Iași. Pe pariu că, iar, fac activiștii scandal? Deocamdată, fac doar bube roșii și nu pot dormi pentru că, la Parament, se lanseză “Coaliția pentru libertatea comerțului și a comunicării” STOP A căzut ultima redută: “fumătorii din Austria nu-şi mai pot aprinde o ţigară în cafenele şi restaurante”, relatează AFP. Să vedem cât va afecta interdicția locul Vienei în topul celor mai bune orașe în care merită să trăiești STOP Deși cocktailurile de medicamente fac ravagii, “specialiștii în sănătate publică” au alt azimut: țigările electronice. Pentru că SUA nu se grăbește cu interdicțiile, dat fiind că majoritatea cazurilor semnalate sunt de la extract ilegal de canabis, “experții lu’ Bloomberg” s-au orientat către alte meleaguri, mai înfometate. După Brazilia, Thailanda şi India, “China a decretat închiderea temporară a magazinelor specializate în vânzarea de ţigări electronice, până când efectele acestora asupra stării de sănătate vor fi lămurite” STOP “Aprozăreasa candidează la Primaria Cluj”. Aurelia Cristea, mama legii antifumat de acum trei ani, vrea să îi ia fața lui Boc. Dar, Clujul e un oraș orientat, cu nas politic fin și buzunare larg deschise către investitori. Ca dovadă, “eșecul electoral” al lui Barna. Evenimentul Zilei relatează că, la adunarea simpatizanţilor acestuia, s-ar fi ocupat doar jumătate dintr-o sală de Cinema. A se compara cu prezența la filmele de dans de la TIFF, sponsorizate de JTI STOP Viorica Dăncilă între sabie și macetă. După ce candidata PSD a primit în dar o sabie de Samurai, ca să “taie ce trebuie”, simpatizanții ei, care împărțeau pliante la Brăila, au fost fugăriți de un bărbat înarmat cu o macetă STOP Istoria romanțată e, uneori, pasională. “John F. Kennedy a fost refuzat de actriţa Sophia Loren, dar vedete precum Audrey Hepburn şi Angie Dickinson au avut relaţii intime cu preşedintele american”, relatează Daily Mail. La noi, istoria rescrisă în funcție de “politicile corecte cacofonice” e năucitoare, scrie Marius Oprea despre Hodor și așa-zișii istorici de la CNSAS, influențați în impietarea lor de ideologii “Fenomenului Pitești”, adică de torționari și securiști STOP Dna Ludwig, noul Comisarul german pe droguri (echivalentul ANA, de la noi), a declarat mai întâi că dorește interzicerea reclamelor la țigari clasice și electronice pe panourile publicitare (că astfel s-ar putea vedea sau nu s-ar mai putea vedea ce face sau ar trebui să facă ea), după care a revenit “la castravete”: 19% dintre adolescenți au recunoscut că folosesc canabis, procent care urcă vertiginos la grupa de vârsta 18-25 de ani: 42,5% STOP Heroina și opioidele (produse farma) reprezintă, însă, principala cauză de deces asociat consumului de droguri, cu 1275 cazuri anual. Ludwig a concluzionat că oamenii trebuie ajutați sa scape de dependențe, iar “dezbaterile bazate pe ideologie” trebuie înlocuite cu dialogul STOP Socialiștii din PE dau pe dinafară de “corectitudine politică”. Nu l-au vrut pe albul hetero Sigfrid Mureșan Comisar european, pentru că nu era nici măcar femeie. Noroc că Adina Vălean e ok și nu ne va face de râs,  deși e straight STOP Cancerul corectitudinii politice ucide conștiințe și talente. Regizorul Andrei Șerban a declarat la TVR că a demisionat de la Universitatea Columbia când i s-a cerut să angajeze un nou profesor, "de preferință o femeie de culoare, care dacă este gay e foarte bine", și nu a fost de acord ca rolul Julietei să fie jucat de un transsexual STOP "În epoca Trump, dreapta e foarte radicală, stânga e foarte radicală...Universitățile în America sunt de obicei de stânga...” iar “Columbia e un fel de socialism care merge spre comunism, e o nouă formă de comunism", a spus  regizorul (HEXAVALENT)

 


          

“Măciuca lui Dumnezeu. Care nu bate cu parul...”

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FUMIGENE DE WEEKEND (110) “Românii au cheltuit anul trecut 27 euro de persoană pentru cultură”, de cinci ori mai puțin decât media europeană, arată INS. Cu banii ăștia poți cumpara maximum șapte pachete de țigări. Iar cei mai mulți dintre ei se duc, oricum, pe plata “serviciilor TV”. “Curat mecanism de tâmpenie”, cum ar zice Caragiale STOP Barometrul de consum cultural arată că 67% dintre români nu au mers niciodată la o piesă de teatru. Și asta pe meleagurile Festivalului Internațional de Teatru de la Sibiu, unul dintre cele mai mari din Europa. Ai zice, la o primă vedere, că e vorba de oamenii de la țară, numai că adevărul e altul: “Țara te vrea prost” STOP Și USR-ul la fel, din moment ce, pe lângă lipsa acută de finanțare din partea statului, mai bat și ei un cui în sicriul culturii, cu propunerea de a interzice companiilor de tutun să sponsorizeze orice: evenimente artistice, proiecte culturale, programe sociale. Pentru că așa le-a spus lor o păsărică, pe numele ei Ramona Brad, că ar fi “moral”. Morală ruptă-n fund STOP Să te mai mire atunci că un “consultant artistic” al Teatrului din Timișoara caută adresa de e-mail a lui Moliere, “pentru a clarifica chestiuni legate de drepturi de autor”? Ei bine, da, domnița cu pricina chiar “voia să comunice cu acel Moliere" care a scris, între altele, Bolnavul închipuit și Mizantropul. Iar noi, în țara care i-a închipuit pe Conu Leonida și Coana Chirița, începem să dăm din mizantropie în fandaxie, ba chiar în stenahorie și ipohondrie...STOP Bref, “televizorul rămâne principala sursă de cultură și divertisment a românilor”, 92% dintre intervievați urmărindu-l cel puțin o dată pe săptămână, iar 79% zilnic. Vai, mama noastră! Mai ales dacă vine USR la putere, în frunte cu nesăratul Barna, “o eroare de casting”, cum l-a definit Paleologu STOP Apropos, stimați cititori, ați observat? Suntem în plină campanie electorală, deși nu există dezbateri între candidați, bannere, afișe... Dacă te uiți la autobuzele RATB, ai impresia că la prezidențiale candidează Chef Antonio și partenerul lui... În rest, obișnuitul scandal între Iohannis și Dăncilă, Teodorovici și Cîțu, Ponta și Orban etc. STOP Și totuși, Raed Arafat anunță pe FB, că “va prezenta un punct de vedere referitor la filmul (ascuns-n.n.) din noaptea tragediei de la Colectiv abia...după alegerile prezidențiale” pentru că “eventualele ieșiri publice” nu ar face “decât să aducă un element perturbator acestor momente" (!?) STOP Imaginile sunt cutremurătoare, dar nu atât haosul sau ieșirea “organului” care înjură morții șochează, cât liniștea cu care Arafat, medic de urgență, vorbește liniștit și misterios la telefon, fără nicio tresărire de salvator STOP ISU, pompieri, salvări, elicoptere, dotări, prerogative, funcții, apanaje...vedete, cu Arafat în frunte, care dă arogant sentințe despre orice, de la vapat la sistemul 112, și găsește explicații pentru toate marile eșecuri proprii, de la Colectiv la Iovan. Mai nou, cică elicopterul pentru stins incendiile din Apuseni ar fi decolat abia după trei zile pentru că, după zisele subsecretarului de stat, “în București a fost ceață”. Așa e, dar numai diminețile. Omul ăsta chiar crede că stăm cu toții la televizor? Și feseniștii ziceau în ianuarie 1990 că nu se poate transmite marșul partidelor istorice din cauza ceții, deși soarele bătea în geam să-l spargă, nu alta STOP Sanda Vișan comentează că, din 2015, când s-a promulgat legea privind reducerea riscului seismic, “instituția asta numita ISU a căpătat o vizibilitate publică nemăsurată. Nu mai erau doar cei care alergau să stingă incendii, ci și cei care puneau la index, cel puțin simbolic, spații de utilitate publică...Așa am închis cinematografe și teatre, precum Studio, Patria, Teatrul Mic și Foarte Mic. Era să închidă și Nottara”... STOP Tot ea adaugă că “sălile închise se tot degradează din 2015, că nu le-a contraexpertizat nimeni și nici nu le-a consolidat bogata primărie. Toate aceste lovituri aduse culturii în București nu au fost contestate public, fiindca instituția ISU devenise peste noapte măciuca lui Dumnezeu”. În concluzie, “i-am creditat că-s profi și acum descoperim că-s și ei varză, ca toate institutiile publice” STOP La rândul ei, Oana Gheorghiu scrie: “nu ne puteam imagina că serviciul nostru de intervenție în situații de urgență, atât de promovat ca un serviciu de elită, acționează ca o gloată dezorientată. Ce m-a șocat însă cel mai tare, văzând imaginile, a fost DOCTORUL Raed Arafat. Acolo erau oameni în suferință, lipsiți de îngrijire medicală, unii agonizând. Doctorul Arafat nu s-a uitat măcar spre ei, nu și-a suflecat mânecile să ajute... o făceau niște oameni care nu erau nici medici, nici nimic. Știu, coordona acțiunea!  Era ocupat cu vorbitul la telefon nu se știe cu cine și de ce, în timp ce era în mijlocul unui haos” STOP Concluzia? “E momentul să plecați domnule Arafat. Ar fi trebuit să o faceți demult, căci prea mulți oameni au murit în Apuseni, la Siutghiol, în Colectiv și în cine știe câte alte locuri neștiute. Ați mințit, dezinformat, n-ați învățat nimic și nici pe alții nu i-ați lăsat să învețe. V-ați agățat cu toată forța de scaun, ați răspuns cu aroganță și ton autoritar oricărei încercări de a vă arăta adevărul.... acum chiar e momentul să plecați, nu vă mai crede nimeni, indiferent de tonul pe care veți vorbi” STOP Tutunul a fost doar începutul. “Activiștii cer UE să oprească lobby-ul industriilor de petrol și gaze, la fel ca în cazul tutunului”, scrie Politico. Pe modelul 2035 fără tutun, un grup de ONG-uri a publicat un “studiu” în care arată că, pentru a tempera entuziasmul Bruxelles-ului în materie de reglementări pe energie și climă, primele cinci companii de profil (BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell și Total) au cheltuit din 2010 încoace  250 milioane euro și s-au întâlnit cu membrii Comisiei Juncker de 325 de ori. Așa, și? Unde scrie că cetățenii europeni, persoane fizice sau juridice, nu au voie să discute cu autoritățile de reglementare? STOP “Studiul a fost făcut de o alianță a grupurilor care fac campanie pentru reducerea influenței corporațiilor în politică și acționează pentru protejarea mediului: Corporate Europe Observatory, Food & Water Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe și Greenpeace EU”. Altfel spus, prietenii Gretei STOP  De la “tobacco free”, la “fosile free politics”, cu obiective inspirate din Convenția cadru pentru controlul tutunului, făcând lobby împotriva  dreptului companiilor din energie și gaz de a face lobby și încercând să le scoată din organismele de experți și cercetare. Totul pe fondul “European Green Deal” anunțat de noua Comisie în domeniul climatic. CEFIC, o asociație a industriei petrochimice, zice că de fapt activiștii vor să introducă în Europa, pe ușa din dos, fractarea gazelor de șist pe model SUA. Leit  Bloomberg - farma, nu-i așa? STOP Unele județe românești se apropie de Japonia, dar nu economic, ci ca îmbătrânire. În Țara Soarelui Răsare, vârsta medie este de 46,4 ani. Cel mai “tânăr” județ din România este Iași, cu o vârstă medie de 38 de ani, iar cel mai “bătrân” Teleorman, cu 44,2 ani, arată INS. Potrivit Hotnews, “cu o speranță de viață tot mai mare, cu o natalitate în recul și o migrație netă negativă, pe fondul pensionării apropiate a generației baby boomer, presiunile pe cheltuielile cu sănătatea, îngrijirea socială și pensii vor crește consistent”. Ce ne pasă nouă?, ar zice USR, al cărui “proiect de țară”, apud Ungureanu, e antivapatul STOP Barometrul de consum cultural a chestionat și cât de liberi se simt românii la 30 de la căderea comunismului. În țara Codruței și a lui Coldea, 84% dintre intervievați nu au încredere în cei din jur și consideră că este mai bine să fii prudent. 66% consideră că în România oamenii sunt liberi să spună ce gândesc, fără frică de consecințe, în timp ce 17% nu sunt de acord STOP Comisia Europeană a confundat România cu Bulgaria, la MCV. “Conform birocraţilor care adună informaţii în raportele de monitorizare a justiţiei, bulgarii merită să li se ridice MCV-ul, dar românii nu”, deși “toţi indicatorii arată opusul”. Ciudat. “Poate o fi făcut vreo greşeală o dactilografă a Comisiei”, opinează România curată STOP Nu doar că suntem mult peste Bulgaria, dar “România a progresat cel mai mult din toate ţările nou intrate. Suntem pe locul 1 la schimbare pozitivă, cu peste 1 punct progres în ultimii zece ani. Situaţia este identică şi pe indicatorii de corupţie. România a înregistrat în aceşti zece ani cel mai mare progres din Europa, în vreme ce Bulgaria a stagnat”. Car’va să zică “e vițeversa”, aidoma și la fel ca în “Două loturi” STOP Unul din doi angajați români consideră că stresul la locul de muncă este ridicat, arată BestJobs. Mediul de lucru dezorganizat și haotic, supraîncărcarea și primirea de responsabilități care ies din aria de competență sunt principalii factori de stres. E-mailurile sau SMS-urile de la superiori în afara orelor de program contribuie la agravarea situației, nivelul de stres fiind dublu față de acum trei ani STOP Astfel, nu e de mirare că “65% dintre angajați sunt încântați că au colegi de muncă roboți”, potrivit unui raport Oracle şi Future Workplace, care relevă că cei din India (89%) şi China (88%) au mai multă încredere în roboţi decât în manageri. Nici Franța și Anglia nu sunt departe, cu peste 50% STOP Creatorul plasturilor cu nicotină spune că “forțele anti-vaping încearcă să ucidă industria țigaretelor electronice care ar putea salva vieți”. Jed Rose a descoperit plasturii cu nicotină în anii ‘80, iar cercetările lui actuale arată că “unii consumatori nu sunt satisfăcuți cu plasturii sau pilulele și au nevoie să simtă și să vadă altceva când încearcă să se lase de fumat” STOP Rose crede că relatările intenționat greșite din ultima perioadă - pacienții inhalând, de fapt, ulei de canabis, ilegal-, conferă celor din sănătatea publică acoperirea și scuza de a strivi o industrie: “e păcat că această isterie anti-vaping se răspândește în SUA ca focul, fără nici un fundament rațional” STOP “Țigările din Ucraina vor avea prețuri ca în UE”, scrie presa din Suceava despre intențiile guvernului din țara vecină și despre pericolul ca marii producători să își închidă fabricile. Paradoxal, pentru noi chestia asta ar fi o veste bună, pentru ca s-ar reduce contrabanda STOP Trump face pași înapoi. După ce, prins în isteria anti-vaping, a declarat că vrea să interzică electronicele cu arome, acum vrea să anunțe că nu mai interzice mentolul STOP Altă istericală. “Distruge vapingul planeta?” Nu mai rău decât sticlele de plastic. Dar, Juul e clar o țintă. “Se estimează că 2 milioane de capsule Juul nereciclabile sunt aruncate anual, nefiind colectate cum trebuie”, scrie presa americană. Între timp, Juul anunță concedierea a 500 de angajați STOP În timp ce UE se dă în bărci cu macronisme, refuzând aderarea Macedoniei (după ce i-a cerut să-și schimbe numele), Serbia, situată geografic în inima Europei, a semnat aderarea la Uniunea Economică Euroasiatică (EEU), cu Rusia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan și Kyrgyzstan. EEU a fost concepută de Putin ca alternativă la piața UE, scrie Cursdeguvernare. Nasol STOP „Mâncarea ucide mai mulţi oameni decât alcoolul şi fumatul!”, avertizează profesorul Nicolae Hâncu, subliniind că alimentaţia şi somnul sunt elemente cheie pentru sănătate, scrie uti24. “Alimentaţia răspunde de 14 milioane de morţi în lume, anual. Alcoolul şi fumatul împreună fac 12 milioane de morţi”, menţionează specialistul. Și cănd te gândești că, în fond și la urma urmei, “c-o moarte toți suntem datori”, inclusiv experții...(HEXAVALENT)


          

Советник Меркель предупреждает о растущем риске рецессии в Германии

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Спад в промышленности грозит замедлить экономический рост в Германии, пишет Bloomberg со ссылкой на одного из ведущих экономических экспертов, консультирующих правительство канцлера Ангелы Меркель.
          

Financial Daily Dose 11.06.2019 | Top Story: Walgreens Boots Working With PE Firms to Go Private

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Bloomberg is reporting that Walgreens Boots is weighing a potential deal “to take the company private in what could become the largest leveraged buyout in history.” PE firms like KKR are apparently in the mix to assist in the funding....
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Администрация Трампа отказывается признавать Геноцид армян: Bloomberg

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В администрации президента США Дональда Трампа выступили против принятой Палатой представителей Конгресса резолюции о признании Геноцида армян и введении санкций против Турции. «Принятие резолюции о Геноциде одновременно с осуждением Турции за вторжение в Сирию сделано в неподходящее время и может привести к принятию законодательства, которое будет считаться скорее карательным, чем принципиальным», — заявил высокопоставленный чиновник …

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Προσκλητήριο Μητσοτάκη σε ξένους επενδυτές

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Με φορολογικά κίνητρα η πρόσκληση, σύμφωνα με το Bloomberg

 

M' ένα νέο flat tax φόρο 100.000 ευρώ για άτομα πρόθυμα να μεταφέρουν την φορολογική τους έδρα στην Ελλάδα ετοιμάζεται η κυβέρνηση Μητσοτάκη να προσελκύσει πλούσιους επενδυτές.

 

Το νέο αυτό πλαίσιο, γνωστό ως non-dom ( δηλαδή το καθεστώς «μη κατοίκου» που έχουν θεσμοθετήσει πολλές χώρες ανά τον κόσμο), αναμένεται να παρουσιαστεί την Πέμπτη από την κυβέρνηση Μητσοτάκη που αναζητεί νέους τρόπους με το φορολογικό νομοσχέδιο για να δώσει ώθηση στην ανάπτυξη, μεταδίδει το Bloomberg και αποτελεί μέρος μιας ευρύτερης φορολογικής μεταρρύθμισης, που περιλαμβάνει επίσης χαμηλότερα ποσοστά για επιχειρήσεις και νοικοκυριά και έναν φόρο 15% για τα δικαιώματα προαίρεσης αγοράς μετοχών (stock options).

 

H κυβέρνηση Μητσοτάκη αποβλέπει σε ρυθμό ανάπτυξης 2,8% για το 2020 – ρυθμό που θεωρούν αισιόδοξο οι πιστωτές και άλλοι θεσμοί. Η κυβέρνηση έχει απεμπλοκάρει το σχέδιο για την εκμετάλλευση του Ελληνικού και τη μεταμόρφωση του παλιού αεροδρομίου σε real estate πρότζεκτ, ενώ έδωσε άδειες στην Eldorado Gold Corp για επενδύσεις στη βόρεια Ελλάδα και προωθεί σχέδια τάχιστης εφαρμογής του σχεδίου της για τις ιδιωτικοποιήσεις.

 

Στόχος η προσέλκυση επενδύσεων για τη δημιουργία θέσεων εργασίας

 

Αλλά, όπως σημειώνει το Bloomberg, σημαντική πρόκληση παραμένει η προσέλκυση επενδύσεων που θα δημιουργήσουν θέσεις εργασίας, δεδομένου ότι οι επενδύσεις παγίων κεφαλαίων ήταν στο 20,6% του ΑΕΠ πριν την κρίση χρέους και τώρα η κυβέρνηση Μητσοτάκη προβλέπει ότι θα είναι στο 13,1% του ΑΕΠ τον ερχόμενο χρόνο.

 

Τι προβλέπει το σχέδιο για τους νέους επενδυτές

 

Το νέο σχέδιο προβλέπει ότι οι επενδυτές που θα μεταφέρουν την φορολογική έδρα τους στην Ελλάδα θα καταβάλουν flat tax φόρο 100.000 ευρώ συν άλλα 20.000 ευρώ για κάθε μέλος της οικογένειάς τους, ενώ θα πρέπει να διαμένουν τουλάχιστον 183 ημέρες ετησίως στη χώρα, σύμφωνα με κυβερνητικό αξιωματούχο που επικαλείται το Bloomberg και να επενδύουν μισό εκατ. ευρώ στην εθνική οικονομία τα πρώτα τρία χρόνια της παραμονής τους. Το πρόγραμμα θα έχει 15ετή διάρκεια. Για τους επενδυτές που επενδύουν 1,5 εκατ. ευρώ σε ελληνικά περιουσιακά στοιχεία ο flat tax φόρος θα μειώνεται στο ήμισυ, ενώ για εκείνους που επενδύουν 3 εκατ. ευρώ θα μειώνεται στα 25.000 ευρώ.

 

Σύμφωνα με την ίδια πηγή μια άλλη πρόταση που αποσκοπεί στο να προσελκύσει περισσότερες εταιρείες στην Ελλάδα προβλέπει σταθερό συντελεστή 15% για άσκηση δικαιωμάτων προαίρεσης αντί για φορολόγησή τους ως εισόδημα. Ο αξιωματούχος είπε ότι το σχέδιο αυτό αποβλέπει στο να δώσει ώθηση στις επενδύσεις στον κλάδο της τεχνολογίας, τη μείωση της φορολόγησης στο επίπεδο των ανώτερων διευθυντικών στελεχών και την παροχή κινήτρων για μεταφορά της έδρας στην Ελλάδα, βάζοντας παράλληλα φραγμό στην «αιμορραγία μυαλών», γνωστή και ως brain drain. Το νομοσχέδιο αναμένεται να ψηφιστεί περί τα τέλη του μήνα.


          

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Metals in e-liquids?The study, entitled Metal Concentrations in Aerosol and Liquid Samples for Electronic Cigars: The Contribution of Metal Resistances , was published in Enviromental Health Perspectives . The study authors tested the liquids in the refill dispensers, the aerosol, and the remaining liquid in the 56 vaper tanks, and reported potentially unsafe levels of arsenic, chromium, manganese, nickel and lead.The researchers concluded that these metals could be detaching themselves from the heating resistors of the electronic cigarettes, noting that the aerosol metal concentrations were higher in the devices to which the resistances were changed with greater frequency. The authors, from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, explained that repeated inhalation of these metals has been related to a number of cancers, as well as to brain, cardiovascular, immune, liver and lung diseases.“It is important that the FDA, the electronic cigarette companies, and the vapers [users] themselves know that these heating resistors, as they are currently doing, appear to be releasing toxic metals - which are mixed with the aerosol that Vapers inhale, ”said lead author Ana Maria Rule of the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at Bloomberg School.SMOKSee More

          

Форекс: Новости о прогрессе в американо-китайских переговорах поддерживают курс доллара (ожидаем продолжения боковой динамики в паре EURUSD и золоте).

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События прошлой недели ярко демонстрирует сформировавшийся фокус участников рынках, их концентрацию именно на теме американо-китайских переговоров и их влияния на корпоративную отчетность компаний из США и Китая.

Если решение ФРС по ставкам и планы банка на ближайшее время имели какое-то локальное влияние, а опубликованные значения по занятости также оказали лишь ограниченное действие на настроение инвесторов, то новости и слухи по теме торговых переговоров между Вашингтоном и Пекином по-прежнему остаются важными и самыми влиятельными.

На прошлой неделе новости от информационных гигантов Bloomberg и Reuters о том, как проходит процесс переговоров, оказались противоречивыми. Это оказало негативное влияние на надежды рыночных игроков, что в этом месяце новое торговое соглашение будет достигнуто. Это стало причиной повышения стоимости золота, а также общим ростом спроса на защитные активы – гособлигации экономически сильных стран, в первую очередь США, японскую иену и швейцарский франк. Но уже в понедельник оптимистическое сообщение от представителя американской стороны У. Росса о том, что стороны близки к заключению новой торговой сделки, вселили оптимизм в рынки, что привело к развороту настроений на мировых финансовых рынках.

На валютном рынке в понедельник снижение курса доллара остановилось. Индекс доллара DXY оттолкнулся от линии поддержки в районе 97.10 и резко пошел вверх, поддерживаемый повышательной динамикой доходности американских государственных облигаций, который продолжается и сегодня в азиатскую торговую сессию.

Единая валюта весь понедельник консолидировалась у локального максимума в ожидании первого выступления нового главы ЕЦБ К. Лагард. Инвесторы с напряжением ожидали ее комментария в отношении перспектив денежной политики европейского регулятора. Но она в своей речи не касалась этой темы, что, похоже, охладило надежды «быков», рассчитывающих на то, что ЕЦБ на фоне разногласий внутри банка в отношении необходимости продолжения мягкого монетарного курса даст понять о некоей возможной паузе в решении следовать намеченным ранее курсов предыдущего руководителя ЦБ М. Драги.

Учитывая складывающуюся ситуацию, полагаем, что сохранение позитивных настроений будет способствовать локальному укреплению курса доллара, а также ослаблению повышательной динамики цен на золото на фоне продолжения общего спроса на рисковые активы.

Прогноз дня:

Пара EURUSD торгуется выше уровня 1.1117, при этом продолжая двигаться в диапазоне 1.1075-1.1175. Считаем возможным продавать пару после ее пересечения уровня 1.1117 с вероятным ее падением к 1.1075.

Золото корректируется вниз, достигнув локального максимумам в ценовом коридоре 1476.80-1514.00. Полагаем возможным продавать после пересечения ценой отметки в 1500.00 с локальной целью 1476.80.

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Forex: Курс доллара снижается перед данными по занятости

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При этом иена достигла 3-недельного максимума.
Иена поднимается до трехнедельного максимума, поскольку инвесторы ожидают данных по занятости в США и данные по производству на фоне признаков замедления экономического роста в Америке. Облигации растут, поскольку сомнения относительно торговых переговоров между США и Китаем повышают спрос на активы-убежища.

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USD/JPY упал на 0.1% до 107.98 после падения до 107.89, самого низкого уровня с 11 октября; пара упала на 0.6% на этой неделе.

Данные по занятости в США и PMI будут более важными, чем обычно, в этом месяце, особенно после снижения ставки ФРС на этой неделе, так как они могут иметь решающее значение при принятии следующего политического решения, сказал Дайсаку Уэно, главный валютныйстратег-аналитик Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities в Токио.

Многие инвесторы по-прежнему с оптимизмом смотрят на торговые переговоры между США и Китаем, но рынок ждет подробностей о том, когда состоится следующая встреча после отмены саммита АТЭС в Чили. Понижение доллара в четверг не было неожиданным, так как в октябре он сильно вырос и должен был расстаться с некоторым ростом после того, как ФРС снизила ставки, а заседание Банка Японии закончилось сохранениемстатус-кво.

Кажется маловероятным, что доллар/иена резко упадет, поскольку пара должна быть подкреплена заявками японских инвесторов на покупку доллара в рамках их программы приобретения иностранных облигаций. JGB фьючерсы закрыл регулярную дневную сессию ростом на 0.45 до 154.40.

Доходность облигаций падала по всей кривой доходности;10-летняя доходность упала на 3.5 б.п. до -0.185% после падения до -0.19%, самого низкого уровня с 11 октября. Банк Японии, вероятно, пока сохранит политику таргетирования доходности возле нуля, но инвесторы могут не захотеть покупать больше JGB, учитывая опасения, что центральный банк сократит прямые покупки облигаций, считает Макото Сузуки, старший аналитик и менеджер по связям с общественностью Okasan Securities Group.

Рынок будет обеспокоен тем, что кривая доходности JGB упадет после того, как управляющий Банка Японии Курода в четверг выразил свои опасения по поводу резкого падения доходности в супер-длинном сегменте долговых бумаг. Спрос может упасть на 10-летние облигации, но многие инвесторы все еще хотят покупать на спадах.

Азиатские валюты торговались смешано на фоне возобновившихся опасений по поводу прогресса в переговорах между США и Китаем, в то время как показатель Caixin для производственного сектора в Китае оказался лучше, чем ожидалось. Региональные акции выросли, в то время как облигации также в основном выросли.

Китайские чиновники сомневаются в заключении всеобъемлющей долгосрочной торговой сделки с США, даже когда обе стороны приблизились к подписанию соглашения «первой фазы». Президентству Дональда Трампа угрожает оппозиция внутри страны после того, как палата представителей проголосовала в четверг, чтобы одобрить и продолжить свое расследование импичмента. Промышленные центры в Азии оставались в депрессивном состоянии в октябре, показали индексы PMI, несмотря на ожидание того, что США и Китай движутся к временному торговому соглашению.

Торговля и торговая война остаются главными движущими силами финансовых рынков, когда которых китайские чиновники сомневаются в перспективах любой более всеобъемлющей торговой сделки с США, пишет в своей заметке главный экономист Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона ING Groep в Сингапуре Роберт Карнелл. И это даже несмотря на то, что настроение улучшилось в отношении первого этапа сделки, хотя, вероятно, не очень существенно. Возможно, Китай, который ужесточил свою позицию на переговорах, был воодушевлен тем, что может показаться как растущая политическая слабость в США в связи с запросами на импичмент.

Данные по занятости в США

Экономисты ожидают, что пятничный отчет по занятости в США покажет, что рост рабочих мест в октябре упал до пятимесячного минимума, хотя попытка разобраться в истинной основной тенденции может быть сложнее, чем обычно. Эти данные, вероятно, будут отражать воздействие 46 000 бастующих работников General Motors Co., а также связанные с этим последствия любого простоя у поставщиков и подрядчиков компании. Самый длинный общенациональный протест работников автопроизводителя с 1970 года начался 15 сентября и растянулся на шесть недель в течение полугодового отчетного периода, который Бюро статистики труда Министерства труда использует для расчета ежемесячного отчета о рабочих местах.

Несельскохозяйственная занятость увеличилась на 85 000, а частная занятость выросла на 80 000, согласно медианной оценке в опросе Bloomberg. Ожидается, что доклад также покажет, что уровень безработицы вырос с полувекового минимума, увеличившись на одну десятую процентного пункта до 3.6%, в то время как ежегодный прирост заработной платы ускорился на одну десятую до 3%.


          

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EU Taps Romanian Commissioner as U.K. Remains the Last Holdout

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EU Taps Romanian Commissioner as U.K. Remains the Last Holdout(Bloomberg) -- European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen selected a new Romanian member of her team, leaving only the U.K. to announce its nominee.Von der Leyen assigned Adina-Ioana Valean to be European Union transport commissioner when the new leadership of the commission, the 28-nation EU’s executive arm, takes office as soon as Dec. 1. Valean is currently a Romanian member of the European Parliament, where she chairs its industry committee.The entry into office of von der Leyen has been delayed from the scheduled Nov. 1 date after original commissioner nominees from France, Hungary and Romania were rejected in the EU Parliament, which must approve her whole team. Under EU rules, the Brussels-based commission must have a commissioner from each EU country.Since its planned departure from the bloc was delayed, the U.K. is required to nominate a commissioner as well. The current British member of the commission is Julian King, whose portfolio is security matters.Von der Leyen has written to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking him to propose a commissioner for her team, an EU spokesperson told reporters on Wednesday.To contact the reporter on this story: Jonathan Stearns in Brussels at jstearns2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ben Sills at bsills@bloomberg.net, Richard Bravo, Caroline AlexanderFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Zuckerberg Challenged by Civil Rights Leaders on Misinformation

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Zuckerberg Challenged by Civil Rights Leaders on Misinformation(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg was urged by civil rights activists during a dinner at his home to push the company to more aggressively root out election misinformation and voter suppression on its social-media platforms.Civil rights leaders, including Al Sharpton, also asked Zuckerberg to prioritize civil rights more vigorously inside the company. The dinner Monday, which lasted about two hours at Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto, California, home, included discussion on topics like voter suppression and misinformation campaigns heading into the 2020 U.S. elections, plus tactics being used to keep people off the voter rolls ahead of the census, according to Sharpton and Rashad Robinson, president of the advocacy group Color of Change, who were among the attendees.Facebook has been under scrutiny on issues including election manipulation, privacy lapses and potential antitrust actions. Civil rights activists took particular issue with the company when researchers found Russian operatives used Facebook to target African American voters with misinformation and voter suppression efforts during the 2016 presidential campaign.Zuckerberg, who was joined by Facebook executives including Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and head of global policy Nick Clegg, was encouraged to embed civil rights experts in the company who would be alert to nuances in the political discourse -- such as calls for voters to stand their ground -- that Sharpton said are meant to suppress votes even though it might not appear that way.“We said free speech has to be done within the framework of public safety and abiding by the law,” Sharpton told Bloomberg. “Breaking the law in our opinion is any engagement in knowingly being involved in voter suppression.”Robinson said Facebook needs to build civil rights into its company DNA.Facebook needs a “C-suite-level team that is focused on civil rights,” Robinson said. This group would look at things like Facebook’s artificial intelligence efforts, algorithms, ads and content to provide the company with “a lens by which civil rights is viewed.““We’re grateful that these prominent leaders of the civil rights community took the time to attend a private dinner hosted by Mark and Sheryl,” a Facebook spokeswoman said. “They discussed a range of important issues and we look forward to continuing these conversations.”The conversation was respectful and engaging, according to attendees, and Zuckerberg asked a lot of questions. He reiterated points he’s made publicly about the role he wants Facebook to play as a center of debate and concerns about the company acting as an arbiter in U.S. political discourse, Sharpton said.Facebook executives didn’t make any promises about how or what they might do to address the activists’ concerns, attendees said.“The implication was that he is thinking through how to get to the right place,” Sharpton said. “I think the fact that he had the meeting and had it in his home, not that he had others do it or even meet at his office, was a signal that he’s directly looking into this.”“I felt like we had a substantive and respectful conversation that was robust,” Robinson added. “Whether or not we were heard will depend on their actions.”To contact the reporters on this story: Kurt Wagner in San Francisco at kwagner71@bloomberg.net;Ben Brody in Washington, D.C. at btenerellabr@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, Andrew Pollack, Dan ReichlFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

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How the commentariat could tip Trump’s impeachment one way or the other. (WaPo)

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"Politics is a lot like coaching football -- you've got to be smart enough to know the rules, but dumb enough to think it's important."

This column is flawed in its execution. I seriously doubt that commentators have that much influence. Thanks to social media, their influence is declining.

I think the video of live witnesses testifying will be breathtaking. Now that the World Series is over, the impeachment hearings will have our full attention.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the House voted on impeachment procedures on Oct. 31. (Andrew Harnik/AP) (Andrew Harnik/Bloomberg)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the House voted on impeachment procedures on Oct. 31. (Andrew Harnik/AP) (Andrew Harnik/Bloomberg)
The members of the commentariat — reporters and editors, columnists, authors and broadcasters (whether online or on radio or television) — are either “influential” or “irrelevant,” and they are either “prolific” or “occasional.”
It’s a four-square box, and like all four-square boxes, imperfect but useful. The head of the German military general staff in the early 1930s classified officers as either diligent or lazy, and either clever or stupid. There was a place for the lazy and stupid officers — vast numbers of jobs needed a plodding even dense sort, not numbed by repetition. The diligent and clever officers became colonels, for they would get accomplished what the strategic thinkers — the clever and lazy generals — decreed. The energetic and stupid officers, though, needed to be cashiered for there was no limit to how much damage they could accomplish.
On impeachment eve, the commentariat has spent years sorting itself into fairly easily identifiable camps, camps that align along an axis from anti-President Trump absolutism to a pro-Trump certainty. That axis has little to do with the four-square box. Indeed it is best to think of three different four-square boxes — one at each end of the spectrum and one in the middle.

In the box on the pro-Trump end of the axis, in the quadrant marked “influential and prolific,” for example, are Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist and Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal. At the other, anti-Trump end, again in the “influential and prolific” quadrant, are for example MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times.
There are many others in both boxes, of course. The middle-of-the-spectrum “influential and prolific” box includes a handful of journalists, including The Post’s Dan Balz and the Times’s Peter Baker, who could conceivably move the story off the deadlock on which it rests now: a House certain to pass an article or two of impeachment and a Senate certain to reject them, perhaps peremptorily, given the vast deficiencies in the rules of the process adopted last week by the House. (Imagine a prosecutor being able to veto a defense counsel’s star witness!)
Say the House reforms its rules to match those of impeachments past and thus restores at least the patina of fairness to the proceedings. A handful of the commentariat could then be in a position to decide the matter.


Huh? Yes, it’s true. Simply put: Only surprise defections of prolific, influential members of the commentariat from the pro-Trump camp to the anti-Trump camp, or vice versa, would shatter the deadlock. Such influencers from the former camp would give cover to Republican senators. We are nowhere near the 20 GOP senators needed to remove the president, and until you show me at least six Republican senators willing to publicly state that it’s within the realm of possibility — that the process is fair enough and the evidence of a high crime and misdemeanor conclusive enough to vote to remove — we are closer to the Miami Dolphins going to the Super Bowl than we are to removing the president via conviction.
That could change if a Hemingway or a Strassel came upon evidence they thought sufficiently damning to overcome the obvious procedural assaults on the country’s shared understanding of fair play. Americans know that such processes need to be appropriate to the circumstances, whether that means a proceeding to penalize a high school student for drinking alcohol at the prom or to grant a variance at the homeowners association for a second-story addition. Right now, the pro-Trump people think the impeachment process lacks the fair-play element and that it is unlikely to be restored. They doubt as well that an offense deserving removal has occurred.
But if one, or two, or suddenly three or six of the presently pro-Trump influencers, including both the prolific or the occasional (think of Brit Hume and Fred Barnes as entrants in the occasional category), break and switch to the remove end of the axis, then the president will be in trouble. For it is the commentariat that listens closely to its audiences and reflects the consensus views, not automatically, but by this mysterious process known as reporting.


Similarly, if influencers from the anti-Trump camp go out from the citadels of the left and into handful of states that will decide the election of 2020 and return with the news that the impeachment proceeding led by Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) is widely understood to be a show trial and an assault on due process that is endangering the Democrats up and down the ballot in a year, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will quickly descend from her throne to put the genie back in the bottle.
Rarely has the media possessed such power. But only if it acts in unpredictable ways. Otherwise, the deadlock persists until next November.


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Dolar ABD – Çin tarife haberinin ardından düştü

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Asya borsaları ve para birimleri 'tarife' haberiyle yükseldi

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Commerzbank CEO'su Zielke hedeflerini ikinci kez düşürdü

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Ekonomi basınında bugün - 7 Kasım 2019

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Breaking Up Shouldn’t Be Hard to Do

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by Mark Schneider, Y Soft

As if celebrity divorces are not entertaining enough, now corporations are splitting up too. It’s become the latest trend. HP, eBay and Symantec are recent Silicon Valley high-tech examples but recently companies in all sectors are doing it too: RR Donnelley, W.R. Grace and Computer Sciences. And research shows this trend will continue since the effect on shareholder value proves a split makes sense.

As a provider of IT services, what do you do if your customer announces they are splitting the company up? How can you turn this into a selling point – that in the event of a reverse merger (or changes in general), your solution and customer care organization can guide them through the change easily?

When a company plans to split up, the IT organization is hit the hardest – internal systems, contracts and services have to be analyzed so that vendors can be contacted and change plans organized. It’s a lot of work and not surprising that it takes companies years to complete a split.

In the case of print management, how your services and support are structured can make things easier for IT. From a pricing perspective, if pricing is done on a per device structure, it is much easier to calculate what pricing will look like for the split organizations – IT just needs to know how many MFPs are going to the various new entities. If pricing is done on a per-person or per-page basis, it becomes more complicated. The IT person will not know for a long time how employees will be allocated across the various new organizations and which of these employee groups are responsible for the bulk of print services.

Lastly on pricing, a print management solution and ongoing customer care based on a subscription model helps the organization as there are no lengthy contracts to renegotiate.

Consider also the print administrators role. Usually large organizations are a result of mergers and acquisitions. Sometimes these organizations fully merge IT operations. In a reverse merger, these IT operations now have to split. If the print management system is capable of having administrators for each division, what we call local administrators, a reverse merger is made much easier as the print management system is already configured for administrators to access and manage only those MFPs in their division. This is one less thing that IT management has to worry about.

An important consideration for a print administrator is a seamless continuation of services. How quickly can you react to requests for new quotes, billing changes and ongoing customer care? Does the new, slimmer organization need all the features or are some of those feature needed only in some of the new entities? Is your solution an all or nothing or is their flexibility based on critical needs?

While reverse mergers seem to be a trend, mergers and acquisitions are still happening too. The same considerations described above are headaches for the combined organization and the poor IT print administrator who has to sort it all out. 

How flexible is your print management solution and the services that stand behind them? How do you picture that conversation going when your customer calls you and says, “We’re splitting the company”? Is splitting up hard to do or are you prepared? It’s a topic we invite discussion on as you consider adding managed print services to your offerings. Y Soft is here to help.

Mark Schneider is the national sales manager for Y Soft, North America. Reach him at mark.schneider@ysoft.com


          

Trump Impeachment Defense Erodes as Details Emerge on Giuliani’s Role

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Trump Impeachment Defense Erodes as Details Emerge on Giuliani’s RoleNov.06 -- Transcripts released Tuesday by the House impeachment panels offered details from U.S. envoys on Rudy Giuliani’s back-channel efforts to pressure Ukraine for investigations linked to the top political rival of President Donald Trump. Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hunter reports on "Bloomberg Surveillance."



          

France Is Europe’s New Economic Growth Engine

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France Is Europe’s New Economic Growth Engine(Bloomberg) -- Explore what’s moving the global economy in the new season of the Stephanomics podcast. Subscribe via Pocket Cast or iTunes.After years of measuring unfavorably against Europe’s economic powerhouse Germany, France may finally have something to crow about.The euro area’s second-largest economy is outpacing its neighbor and the region as a whole -- excelling in weathering blows from trade wars and weaker global momentum. Some of the divergence is due to fortuitously timed tax cuts and less reliance on exports, but it also reflects early dividends from President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms that aim to sow the seeds of longer-term growth.Evidence that there’s more to the story than timing can be seen in the robust business investment that’s followed Macron’s corporate-tax cuts, and increases in employment after changes to labor laws. The pace of job creation is so fast that economists struggle to explain it, and Bank of France chief economist Olivier Garnier has described it as “remarkable.”“With respect to economic policies, we have an all thumbs up for France,” said Berenberg European Economist Florian Hense. “Whether it’s Germany in the early 2000s or France now, the labor market is actually key for all layers of the economy.”The awakening of the French economy as Germany slips toward recession could have wider policy implications for Europe by giving Macron political capital to push his agenda. That includes a more active industrial policy and building European champions to rival the U.S. and China, and more sharing of resources between member states.The French leader has already registered some success with an agreement on a euro-zone budget, albeit far smaller than initial ambitions. But confidence is running so high in Paris, that officials no longer shy of lecturing Germany on its national fiscal policy.In the third quarter, the economy posted better-than-forecast 0.3% growth, with domestic demand a key driver. Surveys for October showed stronger French growth at the start of the fourth quarter, while Germany was weighed down by manufacturing.France is attracting a growing share of foreign investment, and existing businesses have also kept spending as they are less exposed than German peers to the highs and lows of global trade.At Axa, chief economist Gilles Moec says ultra-loose European Central Bank monetary policy may also be playing a part in the relative strength of French investment, which is mostly funded by borrowing, in contrast to Germany.In a world of “low-for-long’’ interest rates, this is a strategy that could also pay off in the longer term. “Beyond the cyclical support, the resilience in investment is conducive to decent prospects for potential growth as well,’’ he said.Even if France is set for a brighter period, it still has some way to go before it can truly measure up to Germany.A vast and costly public sector backstops French resilience, with the government spending 56% of annual economic output compared with 45% in Germany. As a result, France’s public debt hovers near 100% of GDP.Also, unemployment may be falling, but it’s still more than double the rate in Germany.The French government points to the quality of jobs as a sign reforms are working. Crucially, the share of new jobs with stable, permanent contracts has been rising since Macron changed laws that companies said discouraged hiring.The government is also trumpeting a more favorable environment for business since he cut wealth taxes and put corporate tax on a downward trajectory. Investment is rising, and the number of new start-ups has surged to record levels since Macron’s election.Only half way through his five-year term, Macron is not done yet. At the start of this month, changes to unemployment benefits kicked in that aim to encourage workers to take jobs and employers to offer better contracts. He’s also embarking on a top-to-bottom overhaul of the pension system that would in theory allow workers to be more mobile.On top of that, the government is considering more tax cuts for companies producing in France and changes to strategic sectors where the state invests.“Nothing will make us retreat from transforming the country,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said last month on RTL Radio. “Emmanuel Macron was elected for that.”(Updates with PMI in seventh paragraph.)\--With assistance from Zoe Schneeweiss.To contact the reporter on this story: William Horobin in Paris at whorobin@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Fergal O'Brien at fobrien@bloomberg.net, Jana RandowFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Stocks, U.S. Futures Jump on Trade-Deal Optimism: Markets Wrap

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Stocks, U.S. Futures Jump on Trade-Deal Optimism: Markets Wrap(Bloomberg) -- Stocks climbed in Europe along with S&P 500 futures after China said it agreed with the U.S. to roll back tariffs on each other’s goods in phases as they work toward a trade deal. Havens including Treasuries and gold slipped.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose with U.S. equity contracts after a Chinese government spokesman said the economic superpowers would remove the duties in phases “as progress is made on the agreement.” Shares advanced in Hong Kong and China’s yuan strengthened offshore. Equities trading in Shanghai and Tokyo had already closed. West Texas-grade oil futures rose to almost $57 a barrel in New York, and a Bloomberg index of commodities advanced. Most European sovereign bonds declined.Risk appetite is picking up as China’s latest assertions of progress on trade helped counter earlier reports that a preliminary accord may not happen this month as the two sides continued to wrangle over a location. With economic indicators showing signs of stabilization, investors will now be looking for further signs that a global recession can be avoided.“Before we see material evidence of an agreement, any trade headline will be seen as a short-term trading opportunity,” said Linus Yip, a Hong Kong-based strategist with First Shanghai Securities Ltd. “We see good news coming out, and the market is reacting to that. I don’t know if it will last for a long time.”Here are some key events coming up this week:Earnings are due this week from companies including: Walt Disney.A Bank of England monetary decision is due Thursday.The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report for November comes out Friday.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe Stoxx Europe 600 Index increased 0.4% as of 9:24 a.m. London time.Futures on the S&P 500 Index advanced 0.4%.Spain’s IBEX Index gained 0.4%.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index jumped 0.6%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.4%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index dipped 0.1%.The euro gained 0.1% to $1.1079.The Japanese yen was little changed at 109.02 per dollar.The offshore yuan increased 0.5% to 6.978 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries gained two basis points to 1.85%.Britain’s 10-year yield increased two basis points to 0.738%.Germany’s 10-year yield climbed two basis points to -0.31%.Australia’s 10-year yield declined six basis points to 1.2145%.CommoditiesIron ore sank 1% to $80.22 per metric ton.West Texas Intermediate crude gained 0.9% to $56.86 a barrel.LME copper increased 0.9% to $5,957.50 per metric ton.Gold decreased 0.3% to $1,485.82 an ounce.\--With assistance from Adam Haigh, Andreea Papuc, Michael Msika and Elena Popina.To contact the reporter on this story: Todd White in Madrid at twhite2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Christopher Anstey at canstey@bloomberg.net, Yakob PeterseilFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Opening a Restaurant? 4 Ways to Make it Stand Out

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In August, Bloomberg posted an article titled “Americans are Spending Like Crazy at Restaurants.” On top of that, the National Restaurant Association is projecting that the industry will rake in $863 billion this year. If you’re opening a restaurant and looking to grab some of the market share in an already-crowded industry, make sure your…

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BME se dispara en bolsa ante una posible OPA de Euronext

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Vuelven los rumores de movimientos corporativos a la bolsa española. Según ha publicado la agencia Bloomberg, Euronext estaría estudiando lanzar una OPA sobre BME, cuyas acciones se disparan un 5,6% en el arranque bursátil de la jornada.. Leer
          

Emerson Plans Measures to Reach Peace With D.E. Shaw - Bloomberg

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  1. Emerson Plans Measures to Reach Peace With D.E. Shaw  Bloomberg
  2. The D. E. Shaw Group Welcomes Emerson Electric’s Plans for Board Composition and Governance Changes  Yahoo Finance
  3. Analysis | Emerson Avoids an Activist Fight But Not the Gloom  Washington Post
  4. Emerson nears truce with activist D.E. Shaw - Bloomberg  Seeking Alpha
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Tesla Owners Say Autopilot Makes Them Feel Safer

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"Bloomberg has conducted a survey of Tesla Model 3 owners," writes Slashdot reader Thelasko. "Some of the most interesting data are responses to questions about Autopilot." Here's an excerpt from the report: We asked 5,000 Model 3 owners about their experience with the electric sedan that Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk says will lead the world into a new era of driverless transportation. [...] Six drivers claimed that Autopilot actually contributed to a collision, while nine people in the Bloomberg survey went so far as to credit the system with saving their lives. Hundreds of owners recalled dangerous behaviors, such as phantom braking, veering or failing to stop for a road hazard. But even those who reported shortcomings gave Autopilot high overall ratings. More than 90% of owners said driving with Autopilot makes them safer -- including most of the respondents who simultaneously faulted the software for creating dangerous situations. Bloomberg also asked Model 3 owners about the quality and reliability of their vehicles, as well as the service and charging.

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Uber Test Vehicles Involved In 37 Crashes Before Fatal Self-Driving Incident

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Uber's autonomous test vehicles were involved in 37 crashes in the 18 months before a fatal March 2018 self-driving car accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday. Reuters reports: The board said between September 2016 and March 2018, there were 37 crashes of Uber vehicles in autonomous mode at the time, including 33 that involved another vehicle striking test vehicles. In one incident, the test vehicle struck a bent bicycle lane bollard that partially occupied the test vehicle's lane of travel. In another incident, the operator took control to avoid a rapidly approaching oncoming vehicle that entered its lane of travel. The vehicle operator steered away and struck a parked car. The NTSB will hold a probable cause hearing on the crash Nov. 19. A spokeswoman for Uber's self-driving car division said the company has "adopted critical program improvements to further prioritize safety. We deeply value the thoroughness of the NTSB's investigation into the crash and look forward to reviewing their recommendations." Bloomberg is also reporting that Uber's self-driving test car wasn't programmed to recognize and react to jawalkers. The report said "the system design did not include a consideration for jaywalking pedestrians." [Elaine Herzberg, the 49-year-old pedestrian that was struck by one of Uber's self-driving cars] was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk.

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An Energy Breakthrough Could Store Solar Power For Decades

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg have figured out how to harness the energy and keep it in reserve so it can be released on demand in the form of heat -- even decades after it was captured. The innovations include an energy-trapping molecule, a storage system that promises to outperform traditional batteries, at least when it comes to heating, and an energy-storing laminate coating that can be applied to windows and textiles. The breakthroughs, from a team led by researcher Kasper Moth-Poulsen, have garnered praise within the scientific community. Now comes the real test: whether Moth-Poulsen can get investors to back his technology and take it to market. The system starts with a liquid molecule made up of carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. When hit by sunlight, the molecule draws in the sun's energy and holds it until a catalyst triggers its release as heat. The researchers spent almost a decade and $2.5 million to create a specialized storage unit, which Moth-Poulsen, a 40-year-old professor in the department of chemistry and chemical engineering, says has the stability to outlast the 5-to 10-year life span of typical lithium-ion batteries on the market today. The most advanced potential commercial use the team developed is a transparent coating that can be applied to home windows, a moving vehicle, or even clothing. The coating collects solar energy and releases heat, reducing electricity required for heating spaces and curbing carbon emissions. Moth-Poulsen is coating an entire building on campus to showcase the technology. The ideal use in the early going, he says, is in relatively small spaces. "This could be heating of electrical vehicles or in houses." Moth-Poulsen believes there's potential for the system to produce electricity, but his team is focused for now on heating. "Moth-Poulsen plans to spin off a company that would advance the technology and says he's in talks with venture capital investors," adds Bloomberg. "The storage unit could be commercially available in as little as six years and the coating in three, pending the $5 million of additional funding he estimates will be needed to bring the coating to market."

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One Bitcoin 'Whale' May Have Fueled the Currency's Price Spike in 2017

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A single Bitcoin holder -- called a "whale" in cryptocurrency parlance -- likely manipulated the market and helped fuel the big rise in Bitcoin's price in 2017, according to researchers. That year, Bitcoin's price jumped from under $1,000 in January to more than $19,000 in December. From a report: Last year, University of Texas professor John Griffin and Amin Shams, an instructor at Ohio State University, published controversial research concluding that in 2017 just a few big players used the stablecoin Tether to prop up the price of Bitcoin following market downturns. Griffin and Shams now tell Bloomberg that just a single whale was likely behind the behavior. They say that one entity on Bitfinex, a popular cryptocurrency headquartered in Hong Kong, appears able to push the price of Bitcoin up when it falls below certain thresholds. Griffin and Shams studied Bitcoin and Tether transactions from March 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018. They found that Bitcoin purchases on Bitfinex increased whenever the price dropped by certain increments. According to Bloomberg, which saw a prepublication version of a paper set to be published in the Journal of Finance, the authors conclude: "This pattern is only present in periods following the printing of Tether, driven by a single large account holder, and not observed by other exchanges."

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Monday ~ thefrontpagecover

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Monday Top News Executive Summary Media Editors:  Above the Fold HISTORIC DEBT: Federal government debt surpasses $23 trillion for first time as annual deficits once again near $1 trillion (The Hill) AND YOU THINK THE DEBT’S BAD NOW… In empty warning, liar-Nancy Pelosi claims she’s worried 2020 candidates are on wrong track with healthcare and wealth-tax rackets (Bloomberg) Government…
          

Green jobs now employ 10x more people than fossil fuel

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  • The United States green economy now employs 10 times more people than the fossil fuel industry, providing nearly 9.5 million jobs.
  • In the face of a global climate catastrophe, the green economy is destined to keep rising at an exponential rate over the next decade.
  • Rather than seize this golden economic opportunity, the Trump administration has promised to protect coal and mining jobs while eviscerating funds from green energy.


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According to a pair of economic researchers in the United Kingdom, the United States green economy now employs 10 times more people than the fossil fuel industry.

And that isn't to say that the fossil fuel industry hasn't been growing. In fact, from 2015 to 2016, the fossil fuels industry, which includes coal, oil, and natural gas, employed approximately 900,000 people in the U.S. according to government figures. But the two British researchers — they are based at University College London — found that over the same period this was eclipsed by the green economy, which actually provided nearly 9.5 million jobs.

That's 4 percent of the population of working age individuals.

The Rise of the ‘Green Economy’


Because the green economy is so dispersed, figures detailing green job statistics have probably underestimated how many jobs that sector was creating.

In this study, the researchers calculations accounted for 26 sub-sectors. These included marine pollution regulators, carbon capture, biodiversity, wind and solar power, and air pollution. The analysis showed that the green economy is worth a total of $1.3 trillion, contributing to a substantial chunk — 7 percent — of the U.S. GDP.

As nation's find themselves under increasing pressure to rapidly shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy in order to avoid 1.5°C global warming and meet the emissions standards set forth in the Paris Agreement, it's looking like the green economy is destined to keep rising at an exponential rate over the next decade. As the world heats up, so does the market demand for green energy and technology.

Already, renewable energy accounts for 15 percent of our total electricity generation according to the United States Energy Information Administration. Investments in renewable energy are proliferating, and even places once known as petroleum meccas are being yanked into the tides of change. For instance, Texas now attributes a portion of its energy production to renewable resources. Some researchers are even predicting that the world will be ready to go 100 percent renewable by the year 2050.

Some say that we have the technology to do it right now. For example, a new study published in September made an extraordinary finding: Maximizing onshore wind energy potential in Europe could power the entire continent via wind farms up to 100 times over. That's enough to power the whole world until 2050.

All around the world transitions to green energy are being made. Kenya, on a mission to go totally emission-free by 2020, recently began one of Africa's largest wind power farms. Over in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates just launched one of the world's largest solar farms while Saudi Arabia is said to be working on a solar farm.

Meanwhile, the fossil fuel empire has faltered. Once the safest bet on the market, the industry is now an increasingly floundering enterprise. According to the Guardian in 2018, researchers at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis claimed that the industry was the weakest it's been in decades.

Losing Economic Opportunity


Of course, if you're someone who believes the bulk of scientific evidence telling us that fossil fuels contribute to rising CO2 emissions that threaten human life on earth, investing in the green economy goes beyond numbers and dollar signs. It means investing in public health, national security and the existence of the next generation. But according to the researchers at University College London who conducted this latest study, the investment in the green economy is a good economic choice as well.

"If you want to be a hard-nosed neoliberal economist you would say, 'Let's support the green economy as much as possible," Mark Maslin, one of the researchers, told New Scientist. He also noted that the Trump Administration's plan to promote fossil fuels was "stupid when it comes to economics."

Rather than seize this golden economic opportunity, the Trump administration has promised to protect coal and mining jobs while eviscerating funds from green energy. Considering the math, this is an economically misguided move.

According to the researchers, this research demonstrates how other countries could tap into a huge source of potential to develop their own green economies. Their findings suggest that the U.S. is at risk of losing its competitive edge in the global economy if it doesn't work to better develop energy, environmental and educational policies to support its green economy.

In other words, despite what the president has harped at, the "America First Energy Policy" is looking to be a bad deal for the United States.
          

Grupul american HP Inc confirmă că Xerox a înaintat o ofertă de preluare

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Compania americană din sectorul tehnologiei HP Inc. a confirmat joi că rivalul Xerox Holdings Corp. a făcut o ofertă de preluare, o posibilă tranzacţie urmând să revoluţioneze industria imprimantelor, transmite Bloomberg.
          

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Breakfast links: Democrats take Virginia, and Jack Evans has a bad day

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Democrats win big in the Virginia elections

Virginia is a blue state: Democrats won majorities in both houses of the General Assembly. They already control the governorship and both other statewide offices. Locally, Dan Helmer beat Rep. Tim Hugo, the GOP caucus chairman, and John Bell defeated Geary Higgins for an open Senate seat.  (Ella Nilsen / Vox)

One Loudoun County Supervisor seat went to a famous cyclist

Remember Juli Briskman, the woman on a bicycle who flipped off President Trump and then was fired? Well, Briskman will be a Loudoun County Supervisor now after she beat a Republican for the seat Tuesday, giving her the opportunity to improve bicycling for all Loudoun County residents.  (Paul Schwartzman / Post. Tip: JimT)

DC Councilmembers call for Jack Evans to resign

Seven councilmembers say Evans should step down after the publication of a detailed report of his ethical violations. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson hasn’t called for the resignation, but criticized Evans’ behavior harshly; Mayor Muriel Bowser did not comment. Meanwhile, Evans shows no sign of stepping down and has put out a long rebuttal to the ethics report.  (Fenit Nirappil / Post)

What does a blue Virginia mean for local policy?

With their gains in the Virginia legislature, Democrats are now able to push an agenda that is expected to contain gun control legislation, additional education funding, and raising the state’s minimum wage.  (Daniella Cheslow / WAMU)

Councilmember David Grosso announces he won’t run again

The at-large councilmember says he will not run for re-election in 2020 after serving on the DC Council for two terms. Grosso says he is proud of his record, especially in ending suspensions and expulsions based on absences in DC schools, and public campaign financing.  (Rachel Kurzius / DCist)

Metrobus drivers in Northern Virginia continue to strike

Negotiations between Transdev and the striking Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 have stalled, while the strike has been going on for almost two weeks. Now Fairfax Connector drivers are meeting to discuss potential strike action of their own, further reducing transit routes in Northern Virginia  (Max Smith / WTOP)

WMATA may sanction Christian Dorsey for campaign contributions

The WMATA board is weighing penalties for Dorsey, a board member and chair of the Arlington County Board, for failing to disclose a $10,000 campaign donation from Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 for four months. Dorsey said it was an oversight and he will recuse himself from votes involving the union.  (Robert McCartney / Post)

Maryland nixes an alternative to widening the Beltway

MDOT announced that the state would no longer consider using the Intercounty Connector Alternative, where cars would use the ICC to avoid congested stretches of the Beltway in Montgomery County. County officials supported the plan in order to avoid adding lanes to the Beltway.  (Kate Masters / Bethesda Beat)

Uber’s self-driving technology had a blind spot for pedestrians

A report by the National Transportation Safety Board found that the self-driving Uber car that killed Elaine Herzberg in 2018 was not designed to respond to pedestrians crossing the road outside of a crosswalk, and that the car’s system saw and could not appropriately react to Herzberg before striking and killng her.  (Bloomberg)

Community leaders will map out equitable development for Georgia Ave

Councilmember Brianne Nadeau announced that a group of civic organizations, residents and small businesses will form a planning group to promote equitable and community focused development on Lower Georgia Avenue, which stretches from Florida Avenue to New Hampshire Avenue.  (Andrew Giambrone / Curbed)

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US Could Sanction Spain Over Maduro Support

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US Could Sanction Spain Over Maduro Support

The U.S. is targeting the aid that the Bank of Spain grants Maduro by allowing the Central Bank of Venezuela to make transfers

  The U.S. government is considering sanctioning Spain because the Socialist Pedro Sanchez, like Russia, China, Turkey, and Iran, has helped Nicolas Maduro to evade international economic measures. According to Bloomberg, the Treasury Department is examining economic sanctions for the European country, which, if implemented, would be a severe blow to the Spanish economy. LATEST: […]

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Bloomberg: Social Media Specialist (Contractor)

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Dow futures jump 100 points after China says it has agreed with the US to remove existing tariffs - CNBC

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  2. China Says U.S. Agrees to Tariff Rollback If Deal Reached  Bloomberg
  3. China hints at progress in U.S. trade talks, raising hopes of a breakthrough  The Washington Post
  4. China says it has agreed with the US to cancel existing trade tariffs in phases  CNBC
  5. China and U.S. Agree to Reduce Tariffs if Trade Talks Advance, Beijing Says  TIME
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EU cuts growth forecasts for the euro zone on global trade tensions - CNBC

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  2. EU cuts growth forecasts for eurozone for this year and next  Ravalli Republic
  3. EU crisis: Eurozone economy growth rates slashed amid fears of downturn  Express.co.uk
  4. Bank of England in surprise split over interest rates - business live  The Guardian
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Huawei Founder Says Chinese Giant Doesn’t Need the U.S. - The Wall Street Journal

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Vape Shops Likely to Be Exempted in Planned FDA E-Cig Curbs - Bloomberg

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  4. China's tobacco monopoly means big risks for e-cigarette startups  Reuters
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Vape Shops Might Be Exempt From Federal Flavor Ban, If You Believe Kellyanne Conway

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Earlier this year, Donald Trump’s administration appeared to be ready to eviscerate the entire vaping industry with a nationwide ban on flavored e-cigarette products—with the possible exception of menthol. Now it looks like the vapocalypse has been offset somewhat, with Bloomberg reporting that the administration may…

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In a sinister corporate nightmare where your bladder is a redundancy, it’s not surprising that warehouses would collect workers’ aggregate corporeal data, and a new company is testing the limits of what we’ll put up with. Bloomberg reports that major manufacturing and shipping companies are asking their manual…

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百度(Baidu)第三季度的销售停滞不前,但其不断提高的净利润让这家中国主要搜索引擎在美国的股票上涨逾5%。

由于经济放缓、美中贸易战以及新竞争对手在广告支出中所占比例不断上升,导致其搜索业务停滞不前,因此这家科技公司一直在努力寻找新的营收来源。

根据彭博(Bloomberg)的数据,百度第三季度营收达到281亿元人民币(合40亿美元),同比略有下降,但高于分析师...

          

Bloomberg Analyst Explains Why Bitcoin Price is “Caged” by $8,000 to $12,000 Range

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Bitcoin’s surge from $7,300 to $10,600 woke up cryptocurrency bulls after a long slumber. And as normal, bulls have pushed extremely bullish price predictions, calling for BTC and its ilk to surge much higher by the end of the year. In fact, as reported by NewsBTC previously, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao of Binance wrote on Twitter...

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Report Suggests Rampant Negligence In Uber Self Driving Car Fatality

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Earlier this year you might recall that a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona killed a woman who was trying to cross the street with her bike outside of a crosswalk. The driver wasn't paying attention, and the car itself failed to stop for the jaywalking pedestrian. Initial reporting on the subject, most of it based on anonymous Uber sources who spoke to the paywalled news outlet The Information, strongly pushed the idea that the car's sensors worked as intended and detected the woman, but bugs in the system software failed to properly identify the woman as something to avoid:

"The car’s sensors detected the pedestrian, who was crossing the street with a bicycle, but Uber’s software decided it didn’t need to react right away. That’s a result of how the software was tuned. Like other autonomous vehicle systems, Uber’s software has the ability to ignore “false positives,” or objects in its path that wouldn’t actually be a problem for the vehicle, such as a plastic bag floating over a road. In this case, Uber executives believe the company’s system was tuned so that it reacted less to such objects. But the tuning went too far, and the car didn’t react fast enough, one of these people said."

Thanks to that report, a narrative emerged that the vehicle largely worked as designed, and the only real problem was a modest quirk in uncooked programming.

But a new report by Bloomberg this week shatters that understanding. According to NTSB findings seen by Bloomberg, the vehicle in question wasn't even programmed to detect jaywalkers. Like, at all:

"Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving test car that struck and killed a pedestrian last year wasn’t programmed to recognize and react to jaywalkers, according to documents released by U.S. safety investigators."

Assuming Bloomberg's read of the 400 page report (only a part of which has been made public) is accurate, that's a far cry from a bug. The NTSB report found that Uber staff had also disabled Volvo auto-detection and breaking software that could have at least slowed the vehicle if not avoided the pedestrian impact altogether. Investigators also noted that despite the fact that Uber was conducting risky trials on public streets, the company had little to no real system in place for dealing with safety issues. Again, not just underwhelming public safety protocols, but none whatsoever:

"The Uber Advanced Technologies Group unit that was testing self-driving cars on public streets in Tempe didn’t have a standalone safety division, a formal safety plan, standard operating procedures or a manager focused on preventing accidents, according to NTSB."

Again, that's not just buggy or "poorly tuned" software, it's total negligence. Despite the fact the driver was distracted, the car was never adequately programmed to detect jaywalkers, some safety features were disabled, and Uber had little to no safety protocols in place, prosecutors have already absolved Uber of criminal liability (though the driver still may face a lawsuit). The NTSB also hasn't formally affixed blame for the crash (yet):

"The documents painted a picture of safety and design lapses with tragic consequences but didn’t assign a cause for the crash. The safety board is scheduled to do that at a Nov. 19 meeting in Washington."

Self driving cars are remarkably safe, and most accidents involve autonomous vehicles getting confused when people actually follow the law (like rear ending a human-driven vehicle that stopped at a red light before turning right). But that's only true when the people designing and conducting trials are competent. If the NTSB report is anything to go by, Uber fell well short, yet got to enjoy a lot of press suggesting the problem was random bad programming luck, not total negligence and incompetence. Later this month we'll get to see if Uber faces anything resembling accountability for its failures.



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Fires Are Ravaging Brazil’s Pantanal, the World’s Largest Tropical Wetlands

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:38 PM PST

(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Fires in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands have ripped through the biodiverse region, consuming an area the size of London in just the past 10 days, burning some animals alive and sending others fleeing.

The inferno in the world’s largest tropical wetlands is the latest environmental disaster facing Brazil, coming after a mysterious oil spill that is afflicting beaches in the northeast and August fires that raged in the Amazon region.

The Pantanal, which sprawls over parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, is a popular ecotourism destination considered one of the best places to see wildlife in South America. During the wet season, rivers overflow their banks and make most of the region accessible only by boat and plane. In the dry season, wildlife enthusiasts flock to see jaguars lounging on riverbanks, as well as macaws, giant river otters and caiman.

But this year’s dry season has extended much longer than usual.

“Any spark in this area these days of high temperatures and very low humidity will start fires like those we’ve seen in recent days,” Júlio Cesar Sampaio, chief of WWF Brasil’s Cerrado Pantanal program, said by phone. “Only rain will decrease the risk of fire.”

Rescue efforts have so far found burned remains of caimans, iguanas and snakes. SOS Pantanal, a local group, reported that hyacinth macaws, a vulnerable species, lost much of their primary food source as coconut and palm trees went up in flames, and the blue-and-yellow birds have been seen flying about aimlessly.

Between January and November, the area had 516% more fires than the same period last year, according to data from Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research.

While there have been more fires in the Amazon, they have been dispersed across an area roughly half the size of the United States. The blazes in the Pantanal, by contrast, are concentrated in Corumba, a municipality in Mato Grosso do Sul state. Corumba has had about twice as many fires as the worst-affected municipalities in the Amazon.

“There is no precedent for a fire of this scale,” said Angelo Rabelo, president of the Instituto Homem Pantaneiro, an environmental group based in Corumba.

Fires in the Pantanal this time of year are abnormal because heavy rains usually start in October. Rabelo said waters in the rivers and wetlands drained much faster this year. The Paraguay River, one of the region’s main fluvial veins, is at a 20-year low.

“Climate change is here,” he said.

With little precipitation, high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds, fires are spreading fast through the low vegetation, authorities say.

The Mato Grosso do Sul state government said in a press release that the fires are “of a proportion never-before registered” and that the causes were both the dry conditions and “criminal activity.”

Firefighters say the cause is likely local people setting fires to clear land of vegetation, a practice also blamed for many of the Amazon fires. Such burning is particularly common among cattle ranchers, who use fire rather than costly equipment to prepare pastures.

Fires in the Pantanal this year have been overshadowed by the months-long period of blazes seen in the Amazon region. The governor of Mato Grosso do Sul declared a state of emergency on Sept. 11 after over 10,000 square kilometers (nearly 3,900 square miles) burned in the previous five weeks in the state’s portion of the Amazon.

The Hyacinth Macaw Institute, an environmental group, released a report Wednesday saying the Pantanal destruction in September and October hit the area’s biggest center for hyacinth macaw reproduction and also came in the middle of mating season. Of 98 nests monitored, at least four baby birds died, their nostrils clogged with soot.

The fires have only worsened since, and still the rain hasn’t fallen.

“I’ve been a firefighter for 23 years,” said Waldemir Moreira, who runs the state fire department’s environmental protection unit. “We’ve certainly had fires before, but it’s much more serious now. We want the world to pay attention to our Pantanal, too.”

Northern Mexico Town Prepares Funerals After Nine Americans Were Killed in Drug Cartel Violence

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:30 PM PST

(LA MORA, Mexico) — Under a strong security presence, this remote farming community prepared to hold the first funerals Thursday for some of the nine American women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen.

Dozens of high-riding pickups and SUVS, many with U.S. license plates from as far away as North Dakota, bumped across dirt and rock roads over desert, arid grasslands and pine-covered mountains Wednesday as night fell on this community of about 300 people. Many of the residents are dual U.S. and Mexican citizens who consider themselves Mormon but are not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

At least 1,000 visitors were expected to bunk down in the hamlet overnight ahead of Thursday’s funerals, filling floor space in the 30 or so homes or sleeping in tents they brought with them. At least one cow was slaughtered to help feed the masses, as well as the few dozen Mexican soldiers guarding the entrance to La Mora.

Steven Langford, who was mayor of La Mora from 2015 to 2018, said he expected the killings to have a “major” impact on the community. Once upon a time he didn’t think about moving around the area in the middle of night, but in the last 10 to 15 years things “got worse and worse and worse.” As many as half of the residents could move away, he feared.

“It was a massacre, 100% a massacre,” said Langford, whose sister Christina Langford was one of the women killed. “I don’t know how it squares with the conscience of someone to do something so horrible.”

When gunmen opened fire on them Monday, the Mexican army, the National Guard and Sonora state police were not there to protect them. It took them about eight hours just to arrive.

To many, the bloodshed seemed to demonstrate once more that the government has lost control over vast areas of Mexico to drug traffickers.

“The country is suffering very much from violence,” said William Stubbs, a pecan and alfalfa farmer who serves on a community security committee in the American-dominated hamlet of Colonia LeBaron. “You see it all over. And it ain’t getting better. It’s getting worse.”

The lack of law enforcement in rural areas like the northern states of Chihuahua and Sonora once led the dual U.S.-Mexican residents of places like Colonia LeBaron to form their own civilian defense patrols.

Stubbs said that after the 2009 killing of anti-crime activist Benjamin LeBaron, residents positioned themselves each night for two years with high-powered binoculars to keep watch from the large “L” for “LeBaron” that stands on a hillside above the town.

Since then, he said, the cartels have left Le Baron and the town of Galeana a few kilometers to the north alone. But he said they have watched the cartels get stronger in the past two decades, with nearby communities in the mountains suffering from violence and extortion.

This week, he said, the military told him that the town of Zaragoza had been about 50% abandoned.

The army’s chief of staff, Gen. Homero Mendoza, said Wednesday the attack that killed three American mothers and six of their children started at 9:40 a.m. Monday, but the nearest army units were in the border city of Agua Prieta, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) and 3½ hours away.

Soldiers didn’t start out for the scene until 2:30 p.m. and didn’t arrive until 6:15 p.m. — even while five surviving children lay hiding in the mountains with bullet wounds.

“There are areas where the government’s control is very fragile,” said Alejandro Hope, a Mexican security analyst.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador created the militarized National Guard after he took office last December to help law enforcement, but its 70,000 troops have to cover a vast territory.

“The government’s main policy tool, the National Guard, is not where it should be,” Hope said. “It should be in the mountains, and it’s not there.”

He noted that Sonora and Chihuahua states, with over 160,000 square miles (420,000 square kilometers) between them, have only about 4,100 National Guard agents stationed there, or about one for every 40 square miles.

Questions have also arisen over whether the army can do its job even when it is present. On Oct. 17, in Sinaloa state, soldiers were forced to release the captured son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to avoid further bloodshed after Sinaloa cartel gunmen counterattacked in greater numbers in the city of Culiacan.

Colonia Le Baron is a place where the U.S. influence is evident everywhere: pickup trucks with license plates from California, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, and English-speaking customers eating hamburgers at Ray’s Restaurant, Coffee & Grill. Many of the dual citizens were born here, and their families have been here for decades.

Stubbs predicted that some people will move their families to the United States out of fear but will ultimately come back, as happened after the 2009 killing.

He dismissed López Obrador’s “hugs, not bullets” security strategy of trying to solve underlying social problems instead of battling drug cartels with military force.

“I’m really shocked actually of his way of thinking, and it ain’t going to solve the problems,” Stubbs said.

Residents know they can’t fight the cartels on their own.

“We’re not experts in military and war and weapons,” Stubbs said. “We’re farmers, and we have great families and big families, and we definitely want our families to be peaceful.”

Mexican officials said the attackers may have mistaken the group’s large SUVs for those of a rival gang. The Juarez drug cartel and its armed wing, known as “La Linea,” or “The Line,” are fighting a vicious turf war against a faction of the Sinaloa cartel known as the “Salazar.”

“Those who attacked the occupants (of the vehicles), they let the children go, so we can deduce that it was not a targeted attack” on the families, said Mendoza, the army chief of staff.

Most of the victims lived in La Mora, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Douglas, Arizona. Many in the hamlet are related to the extended LeBaron family.

The killers were believed to be from La Linea, whose gunmen entered Sinaloa cartel territory the previous day and set up an armed outpost on a hilltop near La Mora and an ambush farther up the road. The Juarez cartel apparently wanted to prevent Sinaloa gunmen from entering their territory in Chihuahua state.

On Wednesday dozens of army soldiers, federal and state police and National Guard troops provided security along the bumpy route from Chihuahua state to La Mora, in neighboring Sonora, retracing in reverse the route the victims were on when they were ambushed. People in the caravan clapped the agents on the back in thanks and gave them food, bottles of water and baseball caps.

Langford said he and others come and go frequently between La Mora and the United States, working north of the border to build lives and families in a place he described as a “paradise” for children to grow up. Behind the lot where he and his wife raised 11 kids, they are fond of fishing and swimming.

“We’ve always known the dangers. We’ve seen the people doing their deal. We always had the policy, ‘We don’t bother them.’ We never dreamed something like this could happen,” said Langford. “Now this place is going to become a ghost town. A lot of people are going to leave.”

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Shakes Off a Rocky Start to the Elections

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 06:41 PM PST

(LONDON) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson told British voters Wednesday that they have to back his Conservatives if they want an end to Brexit delays, as he tried to shake off a rocky start to the governing party’s election campaign.

Speaking outside his No. 10 Downing St. office on the first official day of Britain’s five-week campaign, Johnson said the political impasse over Britain’s departure from the European Union made him want to “chew my own tie in frustration.”

“I don’t want an early election, and no one much wants to have an election in December, but we have got to the stage where we have no choice,” he said.

Johnson, trying to set the stage for a people-versus-Parliament campaign, said lawmakers were “refusing time and again to deliver Brexit and honor the result of the referendum.”

In fact, lawmakers approved Johnson’s EU divorce deal in principle last month, but asked for more time to scrutinize it. Johnson then withdrew the bill and pushed for an early election instead.

Johnson also slammed his main rival, left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, comparing him to former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and — erroneously — claiming he had sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin over a nerve-agent attack on British soil.

All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs in the Dec. 12 election, which is coming more than two years early. Some 46 million British voters are eligible to take part in the country’s first December election in 96 years.

Johnson urged voters to deliver a Conservative majority so Britain could “put uncertainty behind us.” With that support, Johnson vowed he would get Parliament to ratify his Brexit deal and the country would leave the EU as scheduled on Jan. 31.

Brexit was supposed to happen on Oct. 31, but with Britain’s politicians deadlocked, the bloc granted the U.K. a three-month delay.

While unofficial campaigning has been ramping up for weeks, the campaign formally began when Parliament was dissolved Wednesday. Johnson went to Buckingham Palace to notify Queen Elizabeth II of the dissolution before unveiling the party’s election slogan — “Get Brexit done and unleash Britain’s potential” — at a rally in the central England city of Birmingham.

The Conservative campaign has had a bumpy start. Just minutes before Johnson spoke Wednesday, Cabinet Minister Alun Cairns resigned over allegations about a former aide’s role in a rape trial.

Cairns said he was quitting as Welsh secretary because of “speculation” surrounding the “very sensitive matter,” which is under investigation. He said he was confident he would be cleared of wrongdoing.

Cairns denies allegations that he knew his former staffer Ross England made claims about a victim’s sexual history when he was a witness in a 2018 rape trial. That is not allowed, and the trial collapsed. The judge accused England of deliberately sabotaging the trial. Cairns later endorsed England as a candidate for an upcoming Welsh Assembly election.

On Tuesday, another Conservative, outgoing House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg, was forced to apologize for suggesting that the victims of a 2017 London apartment block inferno that killed 72 people lacked common sense for following fire department advice to wait in their apartments for help.

The comments drew sharp rebukes from opposition politicians — and from rap star Stormzy, who urged the Conservative lawmaker to resign and tweeted: “These politicians are actual aliens.”

The Conservatives were also criticized for posting a doctored video of a senior Labour figure on Twitter that appeared to show him failing to answer a question, when in fact he did. Conservative Party chair James Cleverly claimed Wednesday the ad was just “a lighthearted satirical video.”

In another over-the-top political insult, Johnson used a column in the Daily Telegraph to accuse the Labour Party under Corbyn of attacking the rich “with a relish and vindictiveness not seen since Stalin persecuted the kulaks,” the wealthier peasants targeted by the Soviet regime in the 1930s.

In his Downing Street speech, Johnson also claimed inaccurately that Corbyn had “sided with Putin” after a former Russian spy and his daughter were attacked with a nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury.

Corbyn initially asked for “incontrovertible evidence” that Moscow was behind the 2018 attack, as Britain’s Conservative government had insisted. He later said he believed Russia was responsible for the poisoning.

Other parties in the race include the Liberal Democrats, who want to cancel Brexit; the Scottish National Party, which opposes Brexit and wants Scotland to leave the U.K.; and the Brexit Party, which says Britain should leave the bloc without a deal.

The Labour Party has its own woes, with many of the party’s lawmakers uneasy about Corbyn’s firm left-wing views and ambivalence over the EU. On Wednesday, deputy leader Tom Watson, who has often clashed with Corbyn, announced that he was stepping down from politics.

Watson acknowledged his “political differences” with Corbyn in a resignation letter but said the decision was personal rather than political.

Labour wants to shift the election debate away from Brexit and onto domestic issues such as health care, the environment and social welfare, saying it will reverse Britain’s increasing social inequality.

Corbyn has labelled Johnson’s economic plans “Thatcherism on steroids,” in reference to the free-market, low-spending ideology of the late former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

“I don’t do personal attacks,” Corbyn told supporters in Telford, central England. He said, if elected, he would be “a very different kind of prime minister.”

“I was not born to rule,” Corbyn said, contrasting himself with the affluent, Oxford University-educated Johnson. “I don’t pursue the kind of politics that thinks it’s all a game, a parlor game, a debating society game.”

An Ambush on a Canadian Mining Company Convoy Has Killed 37 People in Burkina Faso

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 06:09 PM PST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday.

Montreal-based Semafo said the bloodshed happened about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from its Boungou mine in Burkina Faso’s Eastern region and involved five buses of employees who were being accompanied by a military escort.

Col. Saidou Sanou, the region’s governor, gave the provisional casualty toll in a statement. The mining company said only that it was aware of “several fatalities and injuries.”

“Boungou mine site remains secured and our operations are not affected,” Semafo said in its statement. “We are actively working with all levels of authorities to ensure the ongoing safety and security of our employees, contractors and suppliers.”

The area has become increasingly precarious for Semafo, which operates two gold mines in Burkina Faso. Last year, an employee and subcontractor were killed when a bus was targeted by bandits, according to Canadian Press. Later last year, five members of Burkina Faso’s security forces were killed in an attack near the Boungou mine.

Sylvain Leclerc, spokeswoman for the Canadian foreign ministry, said there were no reports of any Canadian citizen among the casualties. She added that Canada’s government condemns the attack and supports efforts to bring peace to Burkina Faso.

The violence underscores the rapidly deteriorating security situation in once peaceful Burkina Faso, which has been infiltrated by jihadists who have been active for years in neighboring Mali. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Islamic extremists have staged dozens of attacks on churches and public officials across the north of Burkina Faso the last few years.

Concerted military actions by five regional countries, along with a French operation, have failed to stem the growing violence.

The country, which experienced its first major extremist attack in 2015, is a gateway south into coastal West Africa, and regional leaders worry the extremists could be moving into Togo and Benin.

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Associated Press writer Krista Larson in Dakar, Senegal, contributed to this report.

Saudi Arabia Recruited Twitter Workers to Spy on Users: U.S. Investigators

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:07 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO — The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday.

A complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit employees at the social media giant to look up the private data of thousands of Twitter accounts.

The accounts included those of a popular journalist with more than 1 million followers and other prominent government critics.

It also alleged that the employees — whose jobs did not require access to Twitter users’ private information — were rewarded with a designer watch and tens of thousands of dollars funneled into secret bank accounts. They were charged with acting as agents of Saudi Arabia without registering with the U.S. government.

Ahmad Abouammo, who left his job as the media partnership manager responsible for Twitter’s Middle East region in 2015, was also charged with falsifying documents and making false statements when questioned by FBI agents. He was expected to make his initial court appearance in Seattle federal court Wednesday afternoon.

That same year, investigators alleged that a Saudi working as a social media adviser for the Saudi royal family, recruited Twitter engineer Ali Alzabarah by flying him to Washington, D.C., for a private meeting with an unnamed member of the family.

“Within one week of returning to San Francisco, Alzabarah began to access without authorization private data of Twitter users en masse,” the complaint said.

The effort included the user data of over 6,000 Twitter users, including at least 33 usernames for which Saudi Arabian law enforcement had submitted emergency disclosure requests to Twitter, investigators said.

After being confronted by his supervisors at Twitter, Alzabarah allegedly admitted to accessing user data and said he did it out of curiosity.

Alzabarah was placed on administrative leave, his work-owned laptop was seized and he was escorted out of the office. The next day, he flew to Saudi Arabia with his wife and daughter and has not returned to the United States, investigators said. A warrant for his arrest was issued as part of the complaint.

False Alarm Triggers Hijacking Protocol at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Airline Says

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 12:48 PM PST

Passengers and crew on board a plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam were reported safe after Dutch police began investigating a “suspicious situation” on Wednesday.

A tweet from the official Schiphol airport’s account said the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, the Dutch military police, is looking into the situation on board of a plane at the airport. The police’s official Twitter account also confirmed the investigation.

Details about what police were investigating on the plane were not immediately available.

About an hour after announcing the start of the investigation, police and airport officials said the passengers and crew were safely off the plane. The investigation on the plane continues, they said.

The airline Air Europa said Wednesday afternoon that a false alarm prompted the investigation. A warning that “triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport” was activated by mistake on a flight from Amsterdam to Madrid, according to a tweet from the airline.

Air Europa noted in a followup tweet that its flight to Madrid would take off shortly. Schiphol airport said later Wednesday afternoon that regular operations had resumed at the airport.

Schiphol airport is one of the world’s busiest hubs, with more than 70 million passengers passing through each year.

 

The ‘OK Boomer’ Meme Has Officially Entered Parliamentary Record in New Zealand

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 09:20 AM PST

The decisive rise of the “OK Boomer” meme continues.

On Monday, an MP from New Zealand’s Green Party, 25-year-old Chlöe Swarbrick, delivered a speech in support of a Zero Carbon Bill, which would provide a framework to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and establish a new Climate Change Commission. The government’s previous plan to limit greenhouse gases has been criticized by climate activists as insufficient.

“Mr. Speaker, how many world leaders for how many decades have seen and known what is coming, but have decided that it is more politically expedient to keep [climate change] behind closed doors?” she asked. “My generation and the generations after me do not have that luxury.”

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“In the year 2050 I will be 56 years old… yet, right now, the average of this 52nd Parliament is 49-years old,” she continued. In response, another MP began to heckle her.

“OK boomer,” Swarbrick shot back.

Not sure what she’s referring to? The phrase “OK boomer” comes from a viral meme that originated on the social media site TikTok. The videos usually include an audio clip of an older man saying, “The millennials and Generation Z have the Peter Pan syndrome, they don’t ever want to grow up.” Teens then include their reactions, always a variation on the phrase “OK Boomer.”

The phrase has taken off across the Internet and beyond, and become a common retort used by young people when confronting condescension from older people, usually those of the Baby Boomer generation.

 

In an interview with Stuff, Swarbrick explained her use of the phrase: It’s a “simple summarisation of collective exhaustion,” she said. “Young people have suffered a decade of jibes about how millennials have ruined everything and need to ‘pull our socks up,’ or something.”

“‘OK boomer’ acknowledges that you cannot win a deeply polarized debate — facts don’t matter,” she continued. “It’s better to acknowledge that perhaps energy is better spent elsewhere.”

Hungarian Mayor Resigns Amid ‘Yacht Orgy’ Scandal

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 07:36 AM PST

(Bloomberg) — The mayor of western Hungary’s largest city, who was re-elected despite the publication of a video showing him participating in an orgy on a luxury yacht, has resigned less than a month after winning a fourth term.

Zsolt Borkai, the mayor of Gyor and a 1988 Olympic champion gymnast, said in an open letter on Wednesday that he was stepping down because of his “moral predicament.” His resignation is effective Friday. Under pressure, Borkai had already quit Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party last month.

Hungary’s opposition had seized on the Borkai scandal during the campaign for nationwide municipal elections as evidence of moral decay under Orban’s nine-year rule. The video was widely seen as having helped tip close races in favor of a united opposition, including in Budapest, and deal the Hungarian leader his worst electoral setback in more than a decade.

Child Survivors of Mexico Ambush Hid in Brush, Walked as Much as 14 Miles for Help

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 07:25 AM PST

(GALEANA, Mexico) — The eight children, some mere infants, who survived the ambush in northern Mexico not only escaped the drug cartel gunmen who killed their mothers but managed to hide in the brush, with some walking miles to get help despite grisly bullet wounds.

In a testament to a mother’s devotion, one woman reportedly stashed her baby on the floor of her Suburban and got out of the vehicle, waving her arms to show the gunmen she wasn’t a threat. She may have moved away from the vehicle to distract their attention; her bullet-ridden body was found about 15 yards (meters) away from the SUV.

The mother was one of nine U.S. citizens — three women and six children all living in northern Mexico — slaughtered Monday when cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road in an attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk. Mexican officials said the gunmen may have mistaken the group’s large SUVs for those of a rival gang amid a vicious turf war.

The five wounded children were seriously enough injured that Mexican authorities flew them to the border in a military helicopter to receive hospital care in the United States. Sonora state health officials said they were “stable” at the moment of transfer. Three other children who were not wounded are in the care of family members in the tiny hamlet of La Mora in northern Mexico.

But what the children went through in the remote, mountainous area of Sonora state is nearly indescribable.

Kendra Miller, a relative, said in an account of the shootings that Devin Blake Langford, 13, was one of the few uninjured young people and quickly took charge, eventually walking about 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) back to La Mora for help.

“After witnessing his mother and brothers being shot dead, Devin hid his six other siblings in the bushes and covered them with branches to keep them safe while he went for help,” according to the account. “When he took too long to return, his 9-year-old sister left the remaining five to try again.”

That girl, Mckenzie Rayne Langford, walked for hours in the dark before she was found several hours after the other children were rescued. She was listed as missing for a while.

Altogether, the kids were on their own from about 1:00 p.m., when the ambush began, until about 7:30 p.m., when they were rescued. Relatives from La Mora tried to reach them before that, but were turned back by gunfire. The area is the site of a cartel turf war.

In recordings of calls between the rescuers, they can be heard debating whether it was better to risk more lives, or wait for an hour or two until Mexican army troops arrived. It was an agonizing decision.

What they saw when they found the children was terrifying.

Cody Greyson Langford, 8, had been shot in the jaw and bled profusely. Another girl had been shot in the foot and the back.

The killers were apparently members of the Juarez drug cartel and its armed wing, La Linea — “The Line” — whose gunmen had entered Sinaloa cartel territory and set up an armed outpost on a hilltop and an ambush further up the road. The Juarez cartel apparently wanted to send a message that it controlled the road into Chihuahua. It was this invasion force that the American mothers and their three vehicles drove into.

It was only after the first vehicle was shot up and set afire that 50 or 60 Sinaloa cartel gunmen showed up to see what had happened.

But it isn’t the cruelty of the cartel, but the bravery, innocence and sacrifice of the victims that relatives want remembered.

Austin Cloes, a relative of the victims, said from his home in Salt Lake City that they were good people who loved their children and enjoyed their quiet lives based around a successful pecan farming operation.

“This sort of thing shouldn’t go unnoticed,” said Cloes, who works with at-risk youth and coaches high school basketball. “And these sorts of people shouldn’t just be buried without their names being put out there. These are great people.”

The dead in the attacks included a mother, her 8-month-old twins, her 10-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son. Another mother lay dead in the front seat of another Suburban, along with the bullet-riddled bodies of her sons, ages 11 and 2.

The victims lived in Sonora state, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Douglas, Arizona, in the hamlet of La Mora, which was founded decades ago by an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many La Mora residents call themselves Mormons but are not affiliated with any church.

A number of such American farming communities are clustered around the Chihuahua-Sonora state border. Many members were born in Mexico and have dual citizenship. While some of the splinter groups were once polygamous, many no longer are.

All of the victims were apparently related to the extended LeBaron family in Chihuahua, whose members have run afoul of the drug traffickers over the years. Benjamin LeBaron, an anti-crime activist who founded neighborhood patrols against cartels, was killed in 2009.

The victims had set out to visit relatives in Chihuahua. One woman was headed to the airport in Phoenix to meet her husband.

While a drug-related violence has been raging for years in Mexico, the attack underscored the way cartel gunmen have become increasingly unconcerned about killing children as collateral damage. In August in Chihuahua state, cartel gunmen fired 123 bullets at a man and also killed three girls, ages 4, 13 and 14. In June, a young boy was killed along with his father in Sonora state. In July, a 10-year-old was killed during a robbery in Puebla state.

Criminal investigators said late Tuesday that a suspect was arrested, but it was unclear whether the person had taken part in the ambush.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the Agency for Criminal Investigation for the state of Sonora said that the suspect was found in the town of Agua Prieta, right at the border with the U.S. state of Arizona, holding two hostages who were gagged and tied inside a vehicle.

The suspect, whose gender was not specified in the statement, was also found in possession of four assault rifles and ammunition, as well as various large vehicles including a bullet-proofed SUV, the agency said.

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AP Writer Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City contributed to this report.

Buckingham Palace Says Queen Elizabeth’s New Clothes Will No Longer Feature Real Fur

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 05:13 AM PST

(LONDON) — Buckingham Palace says new outfits designed for Queen Elizabeth II will not use real fur.

The palace said Wednesday the decision does not mean the queen will dispose of all the fur outfits she already has. The palace statement says “the queen will continue to re-wear existing outfits in her wardrobe.”

The decision pleased animal rights activists, who have sometimes criticized the monarch for the fur pieces in her collection of designer clothes.

Claire Bass, director of the Humane Society International/UK, says “we are thrilled Her Majesty has officially gone fur-free.” She says the queen’s decision will send a positive message that fur is no longer considered fashionable.


          

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Two BOE Members Unexpectedly Vote for Rate Cut as Outlook Sours - Bloomberg

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China says it has a plan with the US to roll back trade-war tariffs — but one expert warns it may be 'more of the same kind of pump we see almost daily'

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  • A Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, said the US and China had agreed to roll back tariffs in phases as trade talks progressed. 
  • While the announcement signaled progress, Neil Wilson at Markets.com called it "more of the same kind of pump we see almost daily."
  • Still, US futures rallied on the news.
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China says it has agreed with the US on a plan to roll back tariffs as trade talks progress.

"In the past two weeks, top negotiators had serious, constructive discussions and agreed to remove the additional tariffs in phases as progress is made on the agreement," a Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, said on Thursday, according to Bloomberg

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Huawei's billionaire CEO said Trump should meet him in China because he can afford only a paper airplane

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  • Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei on Wednesday said that he would be happy to meet with President Donald Trump but that Trump would have to come to China.
  • "He has private jets and he can come to China anytime, and I do not have private jet," Ren said. "My airplane is only made of paper — if it rains, it might fall."
  • Ren is estimated to be a billionaire as the CEO and founder of Huawei, which is the world's second-biggest phone maker behind Samsung and dominant in mobile network equipment.
  • Ren has given conflicting statements over whether he'd talk to the president after Trump's administration placed Huawei on a trade blacklist in May.
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Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said during a panel discussion on Wednesday that if President Donald Trump wanted to talk, he'd have to come to China.

Ren was asked why he didn't visit Washington to lobby Trump directly after Huawei was blacklisted by the US in May. Huawei's new phones are also blocked from running Google's mobile services thanks to the restrictions.

"I don't have a channel of communication with Trump — I don't have his mobile phone number," Ren replied, though when asked whether he would speak with Trump given the chance he said, "Yes I would, certainly."

"He has private jets and he can come to China anytime, and I do not have private jet," he added. "My airplane is only made of paper — if it rains, it might fall."

Huawei is the second-biggest smartphone maker in the world and is dominant in mobile network equipment. Forbes places Ren's net worth at $1.4 billion.

The CEO has a history of confusing statements regarding Trump.

In January, after his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei, was arrested in Canada at the behest of the US, Ren said Trump was a "great president."

Following the company's blacklisting, however, Ren said he would ignore a call from the president if it came in, and a month later he said he might be "too busy" to answer a call from Trump — adding that he didn't speak English.

Ren's comments on Wednesday came with the US and China closing in on sealing "phase one" of a trade deal, which may mean US suppliers will be able sell to Huawei once more.

"From the beginning I've never paid any attention to the trade war," Ren said, adding: "We have zero sales in the United States, so the trade war between the two countries bears no impact on Huawei."

It's true that Huawei mostly doesn't sell phones in the US; however, it has been affected by the US lobbying its allies to block the firm from providing equipment for new superfast 5G mobile networks.

And Ren acknowledged the blacklist had affected Huawei in that it was unable to license and preinstall Google's suite of apps on its new flagship Mate 30 phone. The ability to use Google's services is key for most Western consumers buying Android phones.

"The impact in the non-China region is bigger than the China region," Ren said.

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China Considers up to $10 Billion Investment in Aramco Oil

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  2. Dow futures jump 100 points after China says it has agreed with the US to remove existing tariffs  CNBC
  3. U.S., China to Remove Tariffs Bit by Bit if Partial Deal Clinched, Says Beijing  The Wall Street Journal
  4. China Says U.S. Agrees to Phased Tariff Rollback If Deal Reached  Bloomberg
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Sterling falls after Bank of England split on interest rate cut - CNBC

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First Republic Bank: Client Service Manager

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Description At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You'll always feel empowered and valued here. Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day First Republic Private Wealth Management is comprised of investment management, brokerage, trust, financial planning and insurance professionals. We offer customized wealth management solutions for our clients from a wide array of services including comprehensive investment management, financial planning, estate planning, trust services, endowment management and more. Our goal is to understand our clients' unique needs and support them throughout a lifetime of financial goals. Responsibilities Own your work and your career As a Client Service Manager, you will lead a Client Service Team of 30 to 35 associates, providing daily oversight on a wide range of sales, service, administrative and relationship management support activities; participate in developing policies and procedures; provide back-up support to the Regional Client Service Manager; and assist the Client Service Team in client-specific projects. What you'll do as a Client Service Manager: - Hire, train, manage and lead a highly effective Client Service Team of 30 to 35 to ensure exceptional client experience is consistently delivered to both internal and external clients. - Develop and implement new career path roles and opportunities within Client Service. - Partner with Wealth Managers to understand their business and pipeline in order to help optimize best practices and implement appropriate support models. - Identify, escalate and provide solutions to mitigate and manage enterprise risk, improve operating efficiencies and harmonize workflows and expectations across the firm. - Assist with the onboarding and integration of new Advisor Teams. - Handle day-to-day questions and manage the escalation of sensitive and timely issues. Qualifications You could be a great fit if you have: - At least5 years of experience in the financial industry working with high net worth individuals and families; with a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred - Series 7 and 63/65 or 66 licenses required; Series 9/10 or 24 highly preferred - or must obtain within 90 days of employment - Experience with project management and platform implementation preferred - Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of Salesforce, Addepar, Pershing's NetXInvestor and Bloomberg a plus - A working knowledge of the securities industry, including a broad understanding of capital markets and how products trade, settled and are invested - Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication and client relationship management skills - whether interaction is in person, over the telephone or via email - A desire and capacity to thrive in a dynamic, constantly changing global market environment, coupled with the ability to work with a sense of ambiguity in a somewhat autonomous environment - Strong interpersonal and change management skills, with the ability to exercise discretion and apply independent judgement Job Demands: - Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient. - Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person. Own your work and your career - apply now Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us. We want hardworking team players. You'll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability - that's the First Republic way. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, to the extent consistent with applicable federal and/or state law. Associated topics: customer care manager, customer service team manager, gerente de servicio, guide, guidance, manager, monitor, operations manager, service manager, supervisor
          

Rajan Declines to Comment If He's Been Approached About BOE Job

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Rajan Declines to Comment If He's Been Approached About BOE Job(Bloomberg) -- Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan declined to say if he’s been asked by the U.K. about succeeding Mark Carney to head the Bank of England, and repeated his view that the job is now burdened with huge political challenges.“You’re navigating in a very complicated environment with a whole lot of political forces,” Rajan, who now teaches at Chicago Booth School of Business, said in a Bloomberg TV interview with Haslinda Amin on Thursday. He said in July that the issues posed by Brexit were a key reason he didn’t apply for the role.Asked if anything has changed since then, and whether he’s been approached about the job, Rajan declined to comment.“I don’t want to talk about that, but I would say it’s a very difficult job,” he said. “Mark has a very difficult job, he’s done it in a very admirable way and it’s good that he’s there.”Carney, who himself denied an interest in the BOE governorship before he was appointed, has twice extended his stay and is now due to step down at the end of January, though the upcoming U.K. general election has delayed the appointment of his successor. Originally slated for the fall, it’s now not expected until after the Dec. 12 vote. An interview panel has prepared a shortlist, but that could be discarded.To contact the reporter on this story: Fergal O'Brien in Zurich at fobrien@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at cstirling1@bloomberg.net, Paul Gordon, David GoodmanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Lenovo reports quarterly profit up 20%

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IMF warns Europe to brace for impending recession

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The International Monetary Fund has warned the EU that it must prepare emergency plans for a recession and that it has nearly exhausted its policy tools for stimulating growth. The IMF also urged Germany and the Netherlands to embark on a program of "measured fiscal expansion", which it said could benefit the wider eurozone economy. BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (06 Nov.)
          

Economists: ECB's inflation benchmark understates price increases

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Some economists say the European Central Bank has been unable to drive inflation closer to its target of just under 2% because the gauge it uses to measure inflation is flawed. They say the benchmark grossly understates housing costs by only counting data on residential rents, disregarding data on owner-occupied units that account for 66% of the market. BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (07 Nov.)
          

Nigeria’s Buhari Weakens Deputy’s Powers Amid Succession Talk

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Nigeria’s Buhari Weakens Deputy’s Powers Amid Succession Talk(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on TwitterThe relationship between Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in the spotlight after the head of state embarked on a private overseas trip without handing over temporary authority to his deputy.While Buhari, 76, transferred power to Osinbajo, 62, during his first term when he traveled abroad for medical reasons, it’s the second time he’s opted not to since being re-elected in February. His chief-of-staff, Abba Kyari, this week had to fly to London so that Buhari could sign long-awaited oil legislation approved by parliament.Speculation that Buhari is marginalizing Osinbajo was partly fueled by the president’s decision last month to appoint a new economic advisory council that reports directly to him, replacing a committee headed by the vice president. Nigerian newspapers reported that Buhari, who is on a 15-day private visit to the U.K., this week approved the dismissal of dozens of Osinbajo’s aides.The treatment of Osinbajo since the election “has sent a strong signal to the ruling party and national power brokers that Buhari has no plans to anoint, or go out of his way to position, his VP as his preferred successor,” said Matthew Page, an associate fellow at London-based Chatham House. “It also sends a signal that Buhari prefers to maintain tight control over government decision-making.”Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, declined to comment and Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, didn’t immediately respond to phone calls seeking comment.Reversing DecisionsEven before the election, Buhari had begun undoing what could pass for Osinbajo’s legacy by reversing key decisions the latter made when he was acting president. These include removing former Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, whose appointment was confirmed by Osinbajo while Buhari was abroad, and firing Mathew Seiyefa, the vice president’s choice for head of the secret police to replace a Buhari appointee.Although the next presidential election isn’t due until 2023, Buhari can’t stand again and attention is already turning to the question of who’ll be the ruling All Progressives Congress’s candidate. A former law professor from southwest Nigeria, Osinbajo won praise for his decisive handling of economic matters, especially during the president’s lengthy health-related absences during his first term.Under an informal arrangement, the APC is expected to select a candidate from the mainly Christian south to replace Buhari, who comes from the predominantly Muslim north.APC spokesman Lanre Issa-Onilu didn’t immediately respond to phone calls requesting comment.Opinions differ over the legality of Buhari’s decision not to transfer power to Osinbajo while he’s in the U.K. for undisclosed private reasons. The president’s supporters say he’s under no obligation to hand over responsibilities if his absence is shorter than 21 days.“This is some kind of clever attempt to explain away the provisions of the constitution,” said Clement Nwankwo, director of the Abuja-based Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre. “What he (Buhari) has done is not in line with the provisions of the constitution.”To contact the reporter on this story: William Clowes in Abuja at wclowes@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Paul Richardson at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net, Dulue MbachuFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Bolsonaro Hands Congress Bills to Tackle Brazil’s Budget Woes

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Bolsonaro Hands Congress Bills to Tackle Brazil’s Budget Woes(Bloomberg) -- Explore what’s moving the global economy in the new season of the Stephanomics podcast. Subscribe via Pocket Cast or iTunes.President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking to exert greater control over a federal budget that’s almost totally earmarked by mandatory expenses as his administration picks new legislative priorities after the approval of a sweeping pension reform last month.The president, along with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes, headed to Congress on Tuesday to personally deliver a series of bills designed to help government officials abide by a constitutional spending cap and the so-called “golden rule” establishing that budget deficits must not exceed investment. The package also includes proposals to cut payroll expenditure by restructuring the careers of public servants.Bolsonaro and Guedes were received by Lower House Speaker Rodrigo Maia and Senate President Davi Alcolumbre, from whom they heard that lawmakers are unlikely to accept any reduction in social spending now. Bolsonaro said he hopes the bills will be approved by mid-2020.The proposals mean that, at least for now, efforts to reform Brazil’s byzantine tax system may be left on the back burner. Guedes’ plan to simplify the tax code suffered a blow when Bolsonaro rejected the reintroduction of a tax on financial transactions that was the cornerstone of the proposal. The economic team is now reworking its offering before sending it to Congress, possibly over the next few weeks.Read More: Brazil’s Massive Tax Code May Face Moment of ReckoningIt’s unclear how much traction those bills will get in parliament, where lawmakers are already discussing alternative tax reform proposals. Recent turmoil in Bolsonaro’s own party also raises questions about the ruling coalition’s ability to push legislation through the lower house and the Senate.“Even as the approval of pension reform may have evidenced Congress’ reformist side, the new batch of measures will demand a similar amount of negotiation,” XP analysts wrote in a note to clients.Read More: Guedes Waited Decades to Change Brazil and He’s Not Quitting NowHere’s an outline of the main proposals prepared by Guedes’ team:Federative PactThis project would establish a fiscal council comprising the president, the head of the supreme court, the Senate president, the lower house speaker, the chief of the audit court and some state governors. The council’s goal would be to oversee the budgets of the federal government, states and municipalities. The bill also seeks to free up the public budget to give the government more freedom to allocate revenue. More than 90% of the primary federal spending, or 1.4 trillion reais (not including interest payments) is mandatory.Emergency AmendmentThis mechanism would make it easier for elected officials to automatically trigger austerity measures that ensure compliance with the spending cap and the golden rule. The idea is to create a legal framework allowing federal and state governments as well as municipalities to reduce salaries and working hours of public servants in order to cut expenses in case of a budget emergency.Mansueto PlanThe Economy Ministry has already sent to Congress a bill to help state governments in financial crisis to gain access to bank loans guaranteed by the federal government. It also gives two more years for state governments to comply with the spending cap. In exchange, states have to adopt fiscal measures to reduce expenditure and increase revenue. The program was named after Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida.Administrative ReformThis plan reviews the careers of public workers. The idea is to increase the number of years a public servant takes to reach top posts in their career and lower the starting salary. For some careers, there will be a change in the employment rules for new servants. Evaluation rules for promotions will also be reviewed.FundsThis plan will review and possibly extinguish most of the 260 government funds -- including those mandated by the constitution -- that were designed to finance development projects in poor areas of the country.(Updtes with delivery of proposals to Congress, quote from analyst in sixth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Mario Sergio Lima.To contact the reporters on this story: Martha Beck in Brasilia at mbeck96@bloomberg.net;Simone Iglesias in Brasília at spiglesias@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Walter Brandimarte at wbrandimarte@bloomberg.net, Maria Luiza RabelloFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

1 de noviembre viernes #PeriscopioVenezuela, QUIERO A VENEZUELA SEGURA, SALUDABLE, ESPERANZADA Y EN PAZ

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https://www.abc.es/internacional/abci-estados-unidos-estudia-sanciones-economicas-espana-ayuda-sanchez-maduro-201910311449_noticia.html  EEUU estudia sanciones económicas a España por la supuesta ayuda de Sánchez a Maduro. Banco de España negó en septiembre que haya lanzado un salvavidas al régimen de Venezuela, como sostiene Bloomberg, David Alandete, Abc David Smolanski, Abc  https://www.abc.es/internacional/abci-venezuela-deslave-humano-201910311143_noticia.html#vca=mod-sugeridos-p2&vmc=relacionados&vso=venezuela-un-deslave-humano&vli=noticia.foto.internacional   Venezuela, un deslave humano. De prolongarse la tiranía chavista, para finales de 2019 podría haber […]
          

Тие се милијардери од сенка: Заработуваат огромно богатство, а никој не знае кои се!

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Тие се милијардери од сенка: Заработуваат огромно богатство, а никој не знае кои се!

Семејството Ван дер Ворм се ретки милијардери кои го држат својот приватен живот далеку од очите на јавноста.

Данското семејство го изградило своето царство преку “Holland America Line”, компанија за крстарења која ја продале на фирмата “Carnival” во 1988 година за тогаш неверојатни 625 милиони долари. 

Оваа 2019 година, семејството е во плус од речиси 4 милијарди долари, но нејасно е каде ќе завршат тие пари.

“Семејството би можело да ги искористи парите за исплата на дивиденди за акционерите, повторно вложување во нешто друго, пензија или дури филантропија”, изјавил аналитичарот Тијс Беркелдер за “Bloomberg”.

Иако “Business Insider” испратил писмо до семејното трговско друштво “HAL” со прашања за делувањето и одредиштето на парите, неговите претставници одбиле да коментираат. Аналитичарите откриваат дека “HAL” и семејството се необично таинствени околу своето делување, но и општо околу своето богатство и имот и никогаш не ги изнесуваат таквите информации во јавноста.

Она што е интересно е дека ниту еден јавен документ не ги открива имињата на членовите – туку исклучиво само нивните иницијали. Единствената работа која јавноста успеала да ја дознае за нивните финансии доаѓа преку “Панамските документи” по “протекувањето” на информации од адвокатската фирма во 2016 година.

 

 “Панамските документи” ги откриле личните финансиски делувања на 12 лидери на земји, 128 јавни службеници и 29 милијардери од листата на “Forbes”, објави “Bloomberg”.

Од тие информации се дознава дека “HAL” има свое седиште во Карасау, холандски карипски остров познат по ниските каматни стапки, поради што е популарен за богатите странци.


          

Bloomberg (США): у России даже язык может быть оружием

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По словам российского президента Владимира Путина, «русофобы», «агрессивные националисты» и некоторые страны (кивок в сторону Украины и прибалтийских государств) ведут войну против русского языка. Это сильное утверждение.
          

Oct. inflation slowest in 3-1/2 years

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Governor Benjamin E. Diokno told Bloomberg and ABS-CBN News Channel on Monday that monetary authorities are done with policy easing for the year. “We think the BSP’s signaled pause on monetary easing ...
          

Eurozonen: Detailsalget steg overraskende i september

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Detailsalget i eurozonen steg i september med 0,1 pct., når man sammenligner med måneden før.

Det var en smule bedre end ventet, idet økonomerne ifølge estimater indsamlet af Bloomberg News havde ventet en helt flad udvikling.

Samtidig er tallet for august også blevet revideret til en fremgang på 0,6 pct. mod tidligere rapporteret 0,3 pct.

På årsbasis steg detailsalget i eurozonen med 3,1 pct. mod en ventet fremgang på 2,4 pct. blandt økonomerne.

Her er tallet for august oprevideret til en fremgang på 2,7 pct. fra tidligere rapporteret 2,1 pct.

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Ny ECB-chef "glemte" renten og pengepolitikken

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Den Europæiske Centralbanks (ECB) nye chef, Christine Lagarde, holdt mandag aften sin første tale med den titel, og hun glemte tilsyneladende det allervigtigste.

Ordene fra den tidligere IMF-chef, som satte sig i chefstolen i Frankfurt den 1. november, var nemlig på hendes første reelle arbejdsdag mandag helt uden hendes synspunkter på renten eller på pengepolitikken i det hele taget.

Markedet havde ellers set frem til at lytte med på talen og vurdere, om Christine Lagarde vil følge samme retning som sin forgænger Mario Draghi, som i forrige måned trods uenighed i ECB's styreråd gennemtvang en rentenedsættelse og genindførte et program for obligationsopkøb. For at stimulere den haltende vækst i eurozonen.

Lagarde understregede sin undvigelse af de pengepolitiske emner ved at bede alle de tilhører, som var kommet for at høre om renter og anden stimmulus, om "venligst at forlade lokalet".

- Jeg mener, dette er en besked hele Europa har brug for at høre. Et ønske om at ihukomme vort bedre jeg og ikke at lade egentvivl trække os ned, sagde Christine Lagarde ifølge Bloomberg News i forbindelse med en prisoverrækkelse til Wolfgang Schäuble, den tidligere tyske finansminister.

Lagarde opfordrede dog så sent som i sidste uge til, at både Tyskland og Holland gør op med deres kroniske statsoverskud og øge investeringerne for at sparke økonomien i eurozonen i gang.

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Ny ECB-chef "glemte" renten og pengepolitikken

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Den Europæiske Centralbanks (ECB) nye chef, Christine Lagarde, holdt mandag aften sin første tale med den titel, og hun glemte tilsyneladende det allervigtigste.

Ordene fra den tidligere IMF-chef, som satte sig i chefstolen i Frankfurt den 1. november, var nemlig på hendes første reelle arbejdsdag mandag helt uden hendes synspunkter på renten eller på pengepolitikken i det hele taget.

Markedet havde ellers set frem til at lytte med på talen og vurdere, om Christine Lagarde vil følge samme retning som sin forgænger Mario Draghi, som i forrige måned trods uenighed i ECB's styreråd gennemtvang en rentenedsættelse og genindførte et program for obligationsopkøb. For at stimulere den haltende vækst i eurozonen.

Lagarde understregede sin undvigelse af de pengepolitiske emner ved at bede alle de tilhører, som var kommet for at høre om renter og anden stimmulus, om "venligst at forlade lokalet".

- Jeg mener, dette er en besked hele Europa har brug for at høre. Et ønske om at ihukomme vort bedre jeg og ikke at lade egentvivl trække os ned, sagde Christine Lagarde ifølge Bloomberg News i forbindelse med en prisoverrækkelse til Wolfgang Schäuble, den tidligere tyske finansminister.

Lagarde opfordrede dog så sent som i sidste uge til, at både Tyskland og Holland gør op med deres kroniske statsoverskud og øge investeringerne for at sparke økonomien i eurozonen i gang.

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Ny ECB-chef "glemte" renten og pengepolitikken

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Den Europæiske Centralbanks (ECB) nye chef, Christine Lagarde, holdt mandag aften sin første tale med den titel, og hun glemte tilsyneladende det allervigtigste.

Ordene fra den tidligere IMF-chef, som satte sig i chefstolen i Frankfurt den 1. november, var nemlig på hendes første reelle arbejdsdag mandag helt uden hendes synspunkter på renten eller på pengepolitikken i det hele taget.

Markedet havde ellers set frem til at lytte med på talen og vurdere, om Christine Lagarde vil følge samme retning som sin forgænger Mario Draghi, som i forrige måned trods uenighed i ECB's styreråd gennemtvang en rentenedsættelse og genindførte et program for obligationsopkøb. For at stimulere den haltende vækst i eurozonen.

Lagarde understregede sin undvigelse af de pengepolitiske emner ved at bede alle de tilhører, som var kommet for at høre om renter og anden stimmulus, om "venligst at forlade lokalet".

- Jeg mener, dette er en besked hele Europa har brug for at høre. Et ønske om at ihukomme vort bedre jeg og ikke at lade egentvivl trække os ned, sagde Christine Lagarde ifølge Bloomberg News i forbindelse med en prisoverrækkelse til Wolfgang Schäuble, den tidligere tyske finansminister.

Lagarde opfordrede dog så sent som i sidste uge til, at både Tyskland og Holland gør op med deres kroniske statsoverskud og øge investeringerne for at sparke økonomien i eurozonen i gang.

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Eurozonen: BNP-væksten overrasker positivt i tredje kvartal

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Den økonomiske vækst i eurozonen overraskede positivt i tredje kvartal, hvor fremgangen i bruttonationalproduktet (BNP) er opgjort til 0,2 pct. sammenlignet med andet kvartal.

Ifølge estimater indsamlet af Bloomberg News ventede økonomerne en BNP-vækst på 0,1 pct. sammenlignet med andet kvartal.

Sammenlignet med tredje kvartal sidste år steg BNP med 1,1 pct., og det var som ventet blandt økonomerne.

Det viser tal fra Eurostat torsdag formiddag.

I andet kvartal voksede BNP i eurozonen med 0,2 pct. sammenlignet med første kvartal, mens væksten på årsbasis var 1,2 pct. De to tal er ikke reviderede.

Der er i begge tilfælde tale om sæsonjusterede tal.

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China's Asset Management Industry in Transition – the Opportunities Ahead

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Bloomberg hosted the Buy-side Forum in Shanghai in late October, convening nearly 200 leading asset managers, asset owners, chief executives and technologists from international and local buy-side institutions. Top of the agenda were the opportunities and challenges facing global investors and how data-driven technologies will shape China's investment management industry, as it undergoes rapid growth and new reform. With the liberalization of China's asset management sector over the last y...

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Análisis de empresas que son noticia: ArcelorMittal, Ferrovial y Cie Automotive

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Te ofrecemos el análisis de algunas de las empresas que hoy son noticia, ArcelorMittal, Ferrovial y Cie Automotive, realizado por el Departamento de Análisis de Bankinter (Blog de Bankinter): Análisis de los últimos resultados de Arcelormittal Principales cifras comparadas con el consenso de Bloomberg: Ingresos 16.634M$ (-10,2% a/a) vs 16.965M$ estimado EBITDA 1.063M$ (-61% a/a) vs.943,2M$ estimado […]

La entrada Análisis de empresas que son noticia: ArcelorMittal, Ferrovial y Cie Automotive se publicó primero en Megabolsa.com.


          

USD MBA Program Ranks 16th in the U.S. for Entrepreneurship

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According to the Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools ranking released this week, the University of…
          

San Diego Business Schools Win High Ranking from Bloomberg Businessweek

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The business schools at both the University of San Diego and UC San Diego received high marks in a…
          

USD MBA Program Continues to Rise in Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings

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The University of San Diego School of Business MBA program rose another two spots and now ranks 58th…
          

UniCredit a raportat o creştere cu 26% a profitului trimestrial

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UniCredit, cel mai mare grup bancar italian, a raportat joi o creştere cu 26% a profitului trimestrial, datorită câştigurilor mai ridicate din tranzacţionare, care au compensat scăderea veniturilor din dobânzi, transmit Reuters şi Bloomberg.
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Sr. Research Data Analyst | Johns Hopkins University

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Baltimore, Maryland, General Summary/Purpose The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) works to inspire healthy behaviors worldwide utilizing social and behavior change c
          

ŞTIRILE SERII - ECONOMIC - 7 NOIEMBRIE

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* Electrocentrale Bucureşti (Elcen) are toate stocurile de combustibil necesare pentru a livra agent termic bucureştenilor, iar reprezentanţii Primăriei Capitalei ar trebui să se abţină de la politizarea acestui subiect şi să-l trateze serios şi responsabil, potrivit unei postări pe pagina de Facebook a Ministerului Energiei. * Ministrul Mediului, Apelor şi Pădurilor, Costel Alexe, afirmă că va face tot ce îi stă în putinţă pentru a opri tăierile ilegale, acestea reprezentând o problemă stringentă, şi a subliniat că montarea de GPS-uri pe maşinile care transportă material lemnos este obligatorie. * Ne dorim foarte mult ca tot ceea ce înseamnă transport de lemn tăiat ilegal să fie scos la iveală iar dacă suprapunem harta României cu harta defrişărilor ilegale vom avea pur şi simplu "o înspăimântare", a declarat, joi, într-o conferinţă de presă, viceprim-ministrul Raluca Turcan. * Comisia Europeană a solicitat explicaţii României pentru a vedea de ce ţara şi-a propus scăderea contribuţiei resurselor regenerabile în producţia de energie electrică de la 41,8% în 2020 la 39,6% în 2030, a declarat, joi, Henrik Dam, Policy Officer în domeniul energiei regenerabile la DG Energy din cadrul Comisiei Europene, prezent la Bucureşti la conferinţa "Energy Transition 2019". * Ministrul Economiei, Energiei şi Mediului de Afaceri, Virgil -Daniel Popescu, susţine că trebuie definit clar cine sunt românii care au cu adevărat nevoie de subvenţii, deoarece există în jurul Bucureştiului vile cu piscine încălzite care beneficiază de subvenţie la gaz. * Ministerul Muncii şi Protecţiei Sociale trebuie să evacueze sediul în care funcţionează în termen de 60 de zile, în urma unei solicitări din partea Ministerului de Interne şi poate ajunge în situaţia ca, de la începutul anului viitor, să nu mai aibă nicio opţiune de funcţionare, a declarat joi, într-o conferinţă de presă, ministrul de resort, Violeta Alexandru. * O nouă taxă auto trebuie concepută ca o taxă de poluare, dar poate fi gândită şi ca un impozit variabil, pe proprietate, a declarat, joi, într-o conferinţă de presă, premierul Ludovic Orban. * Noul ministru al Muncii, Violeta Alexandru, a anunţat joi comasarea Autorităţii Naţionale pentru Protecţia Drepturilor Copilului şi Adopţii (ANPDCA) cu Autoritatea Naţională pentru Persoanele cu Dizabilităţi (ANPD), propunere despre care a afirmat că a fost aprobată miercuri în Guvern. * Inspectorii sanitar-veterinari au aplicat amenzi în valoare de 494.600 de lei unor operatori economici care activau la nivel naţional în sectorul produselor alimentare de origine non-animală, pentru nerespectarea legislaţiei în domeniu, potrivit unui comunicat de presă al Autorităţii Naţionale Sanitare-Veterinare şi pentru Siguranţa Alimentelor (ANSVSA). * România se află pe ultima poziţie între statele UE şi pe locul 67 din 193 de state din lume la capitolul digitalizarea administraţiei publice, conform unui studiu al Organizaţiei Naţiunilor Unite realizat anul trecut, însă investiţiile şi creşterea educaţiei digitale reprezintă cheia unui succes garantat, susţine preşedintele Confederaţiei Naţionale pentru Antreprenoriat Feminin (CONAF), Cristina Chiriac. * Serviciile de evaluare ale Direcţiei Generale de Asistenţă Socială şi Protecţia Copilului aveau în evidenţă, la finele lunii iunie 2019, un număr de 71.893 copii cu dizabilităţi, cu 1.123 copii (7%) mai mulţi comparativ cu finele lui 2018. * Încasările din serviciile şi produsele turistice vândute contra vouchere de vacanţă de către Eximtur în primele trei trimestre ale lui 2019 au fost mai mari cu 160% comparativ cu aceeaşi perioadă a lui 2018, depăşind valoarea încasată cu acest instrument de plată pe parcursul întregului an precedent, a anunţat, joi, compania de călătorii. * Ministrul Muncii şi Protecţiei Sociale, Violeta Alexandru, şi-a exprimat îngrijorarea cu privire la infrastructura existentă la nivelul ministerului, făcând referire la softurile care gestionează sistemele de calcul pentru pensii şi salarii, unde există nenumărate probleme. * CupruMin a obţinut cel mai bun preţ din istoria companiei pe tona de produs la recent încheiata licitaţie de vânzare a concentratului de cupru, pentru o perioadă de un an, câştigătorul fiind compania românească Ronefer, potrivit unui comunicat al societăţii. * Ministrul Agriculturii, Nechita-Adrian Oros, a dispus Corpului de control efectuarea unei verificări de fond asupra întregii activităţi a Casei de Comerţ pentru produse agroalimentare Unirea S.A, în condiţiile în care membrii Consiliului de Administraţie au semnalat "grave probleme privind modul de cheltuire a bugetului alocat Casei de Comerţ Unirea SA". * Ministerul Muncii, împreună cu Ministerul Finanţelor, şi-a propus ca într-o lună sau două să finalizeze şi să supună dezbaterii publice proiectul privind nivelul până la care să crească salariul minim începând din 1 ianuarie 2020, a declarat joi ministrul Muncii şi Protecţiei Sociale, Violeta Alexandru. * Telekom România înregistra 2,1 milioane de utilizatori ai serviciilor de voce fixă (inclusiv FMC) la sfârşitul celui de-al treilea trimestru din 2019, în scădere cu 0,9% faţă de perioada similară a anului trecut, ca urmare a declinului continuu al numărului de abonaţi pentru serviciile tradiţionale de voce fixă, a anunţat, joi, operatorul. * Consiliul Concurenţei a autorizat tranzacţia prin care Unilever South Central Europe SA preia compania Good People SA, potrivit unui comunicat de presă al instituţiei. * Prosperitatea este mai degrabă asociată cu siguranţa financiară şi cu liniştea emoţională decât cu valoarea veniturilor sau cu bogăţia, conform unui studiu de piaţă recent, care vizează legătura dintre serviciile financiare şi prosperitate. * Comisia Europeană a revizuit joi, în scădere, estimările referitoare la ritmul de creştere înregistrat de zona euro şi Uniunea Europeană, avertizând că zona euro se confruntă cu o "perioadă prelungită de creştere modestă" din cauza unor factori externi precum tensiunile comerciale dintre SUA şi China, informează DPA. * OMV AG are ca obiectiv reducerea propriilor sale emisii de carbon prin captarea CO2 în subteran şi ar putea oferi clienţilor aceleaşi soluţii de stocare, a afirmat joi directorul general al grupului energetic austriac, Rainer Seele, transmite Reuters. * Preţul cărnii de porc în Bulgaria a atins un nivel record în ultimele luni, pe fondul epidemiei de pestă porcină africană, dar autorităţile dau asigurări că vor urmări cu atenţie evoluţiile, a anunţat, joi, Nova Televizia, informează publicaţia Sofia Globe. * Comisia Europeană a lansat joi o noua rundă de înscrieri pentru permisele de călătorie DiscoverEU, care oferă posibilitatea participanţilor să călătorească în Europa, să afle informaţii despre patrimoniul său cultural şi să-şi dezvolte cunoştinţele şi aptitudinile, se arată într-un comunicat al executivului comunitar. * UniCredit, cel mai mare grup bancar italian, a raportat joi o creştere cu 26% a profitului trimestrial, datorită câştigurilor mai ridicate din tranzacţionare, care au compensat scăderea veniturilor din dobânzi, transmit Reuters şi Bloomberg. * Ford Motor va lua în considerare producerea de camionete în China, dacă restricţiile privind conducerea acestora în oraşe sunt relaxate, şi ar putea dezvolta modele personalizate, a declarat pentru Reuters Joseph Liu, vicepreşedinte pentru inovare la Ford China. * Deutsche Telekom AG, cel mai mare operator european de telecomunicaţii, a anunţat joi reducerea dividendelor pentru 2019, pe fondul incertitudinilor privind afacerile din SUA, în condiţiile în care industria se confruntă cu costuri ridicate pentru construirea reţelelor 5G, transmite Reuters. 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Nielsen to split into two companies, one focused on global media, the other on tracking consumer preferences, after pressure from investor Elliott Management (Bloomberg)

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Nielsen to split into two companies, one focused on global media, the other on tracking consumer preferences, after pressure from investor Elliott Management  —  - Nielsen will split into two: global media and global connect  — Company completes strategic review following activist pressure


          

Lego-milliardærene mistet 1,4 milliarder på én dag

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Milliardærene bak lekeprodusenten Lego AS led et sviende tap på én enkelt dag etter at en av nøkkelinvesteringene falt kraftig i verdi, skriver Bloomberg.
          

Nov 11, 2019: Seminar @ Cornell Tech: Omid Rafieian at Cornell Tech, Bloomberg Center

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Revenue-Optimal Dynamic Auctions for Adaptive Ad Sequencing

Digital publishers often use real-time auctions to allocate their advertising inventory. These auctions are designed with the assumption that advertising exposures within a user’s browsing or app-usage session are independent. Rafieian (2019) empirically documents the interdependence in the sequence of ads in mobile in-app advertising, and shows that dynamic sequencing of ads can improve the match between users and ads. In this paper, we examine the revenue gains from adopting a revenue-optimal dynamic auction to sequence ads. We propose a unified framework with two components – (1) a theoretical framework to derive the revenue-optimal dynamic auction that captures both advertisers’ strategic bidding and users’ ad response and app usage, and (2) an empirical framework that involves the structural estimation of advertisers’ click valuations as well as personalized estimation of users’ behavior using machine learning techniques. We apply our framework to large-scale data from the leading in-app ad-network of an Asian country. We document significant revenue gains from using the revenue-optimal dynamic auction compared to the revenue-optimal static auction. These gains stem from the improvement in the match between users and ads in the dynamic auction. The revenue-optimal dynamic auction also improves all key market outcomes, such as the total surplus, average advertisers’ surplus, and market concentration.

Bio:

I am a Ph.D. candidate in quantitative marketing at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. My research interests broadly encompass topics related to digital marketing, mobile advertising, personalization, and privacy. I examine these topics through two complementary lenses – (1) how can we utilize the recent advancements in machine learning to create value in digital marketplaces, and (2) how can we use theory-driven structural frameworks to study the marketing and economic implications of such developments.

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Nov 13, 2019: Seminar @ Cornell Tech: Tommaso Bondi at Cornell Tech, Bloomberg Center

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"Alone, Together: Product Discovery Through Consumer Ratings"

Consumer ratings have become a prevalent driver of choice. I develop a model of social learning in which ratings can inform consumers about both product quality and their idiosyncratic taste for them. Depending on consumers’ prior knowledge, I show that ratings relatively advantage lower quality and more polarizing products. The rea- son lies in the stronger positive consumer self-selection these products generate: to buy them despite their deficiencies, their buyers must have a strong taste for them. Relatedly, consumer ratings should not be used to infer product design: what is polarizing ex-ante needs not be so among its buyers. I test these predictions using Goodreads book ratings data, and find strong evidence for them. Goodreads appears to serve mostly a matching purpose: tracking the behavior of its users over time reveals an increasing degree of specialization as they gather experience on the platform: they rate books with a lower average and number of ratings, while focusing on fewer genres. Thus, they become less similar to their average peer. Taken together, the findings suggest that consumer ratings contribute to both the long tail and, relatedly, consumption segregation. For managers, this illustrates, counterintuitively, the reputational bene- fits of polarizing products, particularly early in a firm’s lifecycle, but only when paired with the ability to match with the right consumers.

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I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the New York University Stern School of Business. I expect to graduate by May 2020.

My research interests lie in the Economics of Digitization, Quantitative Marketing, and Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

My Job Market Paper studies the effect of consumer ratings on market structure, and uses data from Goodreads, the world's largest book ratings platform.

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The head of the largest flight-attendant union in the US explains why Delta's cabin crews might finally vote to unionize (DAL)

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Delta Flight Attendants

  • Delta flight attendants are organizing a drive to unionize with the AFA, the Association of Flight Attendants.
  • While flight attendants with competitors like United, American, and Southwest are represented by unions, Delta is the largest US airline with nonunion cabin crew employees.
  • Delta flight attendants voted against joining the union in 2002, 2008, and 2010. 
  • We spoke with Sara Nelson, president of the AFA, who explained why she thinks this time will be different.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Delta is the biggest airline in the US to have flight attendants who are nonunion. But that may be about to change.

The country's largest cabin crew union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), announced that it is starting a membership drive in an effort to organize Delta's 25,000 flight attendants.

The drive comes as Delta has reported strong performance over multiple quarters, and as the airline says it plans to hire 12,000 new employees by 2020, including at least 1,000 flight attendants.

Delta flight attendants previously voted against unionizing in 2002, 2008, and 2010. But Sara Nelson, president of the AFA, says she believes the current economic and social landscape will lead to a different outcome this time.

"A lot has changed since 2010," she told Business Insider. "More than 40% of the flight attendant workforce has been newly hired since then."

Additionally, the context was different then. After the 2008 election, a rule under the Railway Labor Act that counted any uncast vote in a union election as a "no" was changed, so that the elections would only count votes that were actually cast.

The 2010 election, which took place after the rule change, occurred when Delta and legacy Northwest Airlines employees were kept separately, operating in different pools — Delta and Northwest merged in 2008. Now combined into one pool, legacy Northwest flight attendants, who had been unionized prior to the merger and 2010 vote, have voiced favorable views toward unionization to legacy Delta employees.

"They know what it's like to have a union contract, a voice at work, due process — all of those things," Nelson said.

"And now that they've been flying with the Delta flight attendants, they've been able to talk to people about what that's like."

"And that's at the same time that there's a new interest in unions by workers across the country," she added.

The data back up Nelson's claim. Recent Gallup polling has found union favorability nearing a 50-year high.

American workers have felt increasingly emboldened amidst a strong economy, as employees seek a greater share of robust corporate profits. In addition to organizing drives, this has manifested in employee strikes in varied industries like hospitality, supermarkets, and automotive manufacturing, as well as public service.

Federal law generally prohibits companies from openly discouraging union efforts or penalizing employees for organizing. Delta was criticized on social media this year when photos of antiunion posters began circulating, including one suggesting that employees should spend money on video games instead of union dues.

In a statement, the airline said that it respected the flight attendants' decision, but felt that a union could be a hindrance to its relationships with employees:

"This marks the AFA's fourth attempt to organize at Delta, after flight attendants rejected their efforts during three previous elections since 2002. While we respect our flight attendants' right to choose whether or not to support AFA representation, we feel that our direct partnership with Delta people plays a significant role in our award-winning culture and customer experience including our ability to respond and implement quickly to our flight attendants' ideas and feedback."

Delta pilots are unionized, but overall its workforce is less organized than at its competitors.

The airline has offered solid pay and benefits in the past, including more than $1 billion per year in profit-sharing with employees over the past five years.

However, Nelson suggested that a decade of profitability, leading Delta to be the most profitable US airline, would lend momentum to the current drive, particularly as employees realize that they could do even better, or have more security.

Contemporary issues also make unionization more appealing, Nelson said, including a recent spate of health issues that flight attendants have attributed to new uniforms issued by the airline in 2019.

"There's a large number of Delta flight attendants right now who are dealing with toxic uniforms who need the backing of a union to deal with this adequately," Nelson said. "People want to know that they have a strong voice, a strong union backing their health and safety on the job."

"The AFA has the resources to be able to deal with that. There's more to having union membership, than just the provisions in the contract," like salary and benefits, she added.

A Delta flight attendant Business Insider spoke with, who is not part of the union push, said that she was in favor of unionizing partly because of the uniform issues. She described the process of reporting health effects to the airline as arduous, and said that it's difficult to get assistance. A group of Delta employees filed a lawsuit against manufacturer Lands' End earlier this year.

Nelson said that the enthusiasm toward unionization she's seen on the ground makes her optimistic that the outcome will be different than in 2010.

"We're only doing this because thousands of Delta flight attendants on their own have been doing this on their own," she said. "We're coming in with the full resources of the union and what's great about it." 

Mark Matousek contributed reporting to this article.

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В Германии решили смягчить газовую директиву ЕС для "Северного потока 2"

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Представители правящей коалиции ФРГ - партий Христианско-демократический союз Германии и Христианско-социальный союз в Баварии (ХДС/ХСС) и Социал-демократической партии Германии (СДПГ) - подготовили законопроект, который позволит обойти ограничения новой газовой директивы ЕС для газопровода "Северный поток 2", сообщает агентство Bloomberg.
          

Al Gore Is Opening a New Front In the War On Climate Change - Bloomberg Australia-NZ

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11/07 Links Pt1: Ron Prosor: For UNRWA, the party is over; Shin Bet: We thwarted over 450 terror attacks in the past year; Apartheid on Temple Mount: Police Block Jews from Using Drinking Fountains

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Ron Prosor: For UNRWA, the party is over
When I heard that United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Commissioner Pierre Krahenbuhl resigned, I was shocked. After all, the UN does not have the best track record when it comes to investigating corruption allegations against its own agencies, let alone when it comes to the UNRWA, which until recently had airtight immunity from criticism.

For 70 years, UNRWA has been something of a separate entity in the UN, one dedicated solely to the issue of Palestinian "refugees," alongside the agency that handles all other refugees – the UNHCR. But unlike the former UNRWA never even tried to solve the refugee problem and seemed dedicated to perpetuating it.

Case in point: When UNRWA was founded in 1949, there were around 700,000 Palestinian refugees in the world. Today, their number stands at 5.7 million.

But UNRWA's data must always be taken with a grain of salt, as they tend to artificially inflate. A census that took place in Lebanon in 2017 found that 300,000 people included in the agency's data simply do not exist and that the true number of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon was 66% smaller than stated on its reports.

At the same time, the budgets appropriated to UNRWA put the UN's actual refugee agency to shame.

Not only is UNRWA's budget per-refugee four times greater than that of any other refugee, it employs 30,000 people. The UNRCR, which deals with 70 million refugees, employs only 10,000 people.

But it seems that UNRWA's party is coming to an end.
Head of Shin Bet: We thwarted over 450 terror attacks in the past year
Head of Shin Bet Nadav Argaman claimed on Thursday that the Shin Bet thwarted over 450 terror attacks in the past year. Argaman spoke at the Unmanned Systems Conference, UVID 2019, initiated by Israel Defense.

"We are an agency with excellent people, the best technology and synergy within the agency and with Israeli security authorities, which allows us to have an edge on very challenging enemies," Argaman said. "All that allowed us to thwart over 450 terror attacks in the past year and try to provide the citizens of Israel with safe and peaceful daily life without knowing what happens behind the scene."

Meanwhile, the IDF mapped on Thursday the house of Kassem Shabli, one of the terrorists who carried out an attack near the West Bank town of Dolev in August, in which 17-year-old Rina Shnerb was murdered.

The mapping was done in order to prepare for the demolition of the house in Kfar Kobar on Wednesday night.

Kassem a-Karim Ragah Shabli, 25, a member of the PFLP, has been arrested in the past for involvement in terrorist activities. Kassem provided the explosives that were used in the IED as well as assisted in assembling it, and took part in the killing of Shnerb.

Two other terrorists were arrested for involvement in the attack.

PMW: Why is Martyrdom-death “unique in Palestine”?
Death as a "Martyr" for Allah and for "Palestine" - during terror attacks and other violent confrontations with Israel - has been promoted as an ideal by the Palestinian Authority for years, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch.

The elevated status "Martyrs" enjoy in the PA was recently stressed by a host on official PA TV, who bragged that "Martyrdom in Palestine is unique," because a Martyr's funeral is considered "a wedding." A mother of a "Martyr" present in the TV studio expressed her opinion that death as a Martyr is "an honor":
Official PA TV host: "Praise Allah, I want to say that this Martyrdom always is-"

Mother of a "Martyr": "An honor."

Official PA TV host: "Exactly! Martyrdom in Palestine is unique. We are the only ones who celebrate the news of a Martyr's wedding." [Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, Aug. 27, 2019]


A Martyr's funeral is considered a wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam.

These expressions of support for dying as a "Martyr" come as no surprise. PMW has documented numerous mothers and fathers who have expressed joy when their terrorist children died as "Martyrs." This is what the PA has taught them and what is expected of them. The following are examples of mothers praising their dead children's Martyrdom, collected in one video (additional texts below):

"I hold my head high. The honor is mine. I have a son who is a Martyr." [Official PA TV, Sept. 24, 2002]

"[My son] told me: 'In this entire world, I can't think of anyone to marry... I want to marry the Dark-Eyed (i.e., Virgins of Paradise).' I said: 'If these are his thoughts, I wish him Martyrdom.'" [Official PA TV, Jan. 21, 2003]

"I ask Allah to give him the reward of a Martyr... I greet all the people who came today to accompany my son at his wedding (i.e., to the Virgins of Paradise). My son is a sacrifice for the homeland, for Palestine, for Islam, and a sacrifice for all of Palestine." [Official PA TV, Feb. 17, 2018]






Apartheid on Temple Mount: Police Block Jews from Using Drinking Fountains
Zionist watchdog group Im Tirtzu on Wednesday released a video showing Israeli police officers physically blocking Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount from using the compound’s water fountain.

Im Tirtzu’s Tamir Baram, who was among the Jews prevented from drinking water on the Temple Mount, said: “We’ve gotten to such an absurd situation on the Temple Mount in which something so elementary as drinking water is being prevented from Jews. For those who forgot, the Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site – and we deserve to be treated there with respect rather than with discrimination.”


Netanyahu requests U.S. transfer funds to PA, Trump refuses
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested that Washington allow the transfer of $12 million to Palestinian security forces, but President Donald Trump denied the request, Channel 13 reported.

“If it’s so important for Netanyahu, he should pay the Palestinians $12 million,” Senior White House officials told Channel 13, quoting the president.

Netanyahu's administration was supposedly one of the key factors in Trump's decision to cut aid to the Palestinians in the first place, i24 reported. The cuts were made slowly over time, but the US State Department found that the money was still being transferred to Palestinian security forces, according to Israel National News.

Israeli ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, among other Israeli officials, reportedly asked the US to allow the transfer.

"All US security assistance to the PA has ceased," a US official told Axios. "The US security coordinator and his team continue to conduct a security cooperation-only mission. These activities are not funded with foreign assistance resources."

The transfer of funds did not occur, according to Israel National News.
Security Agencies in India on Alert for Possible Terrorist Attacks on Jewish, Israeli Targets
Security agencies in India are on alert for possible terrorist attacks on the country’s Jewish community or visiting Israeli tourists.

News site DNA India reported that both al-Qaeda and ISIS could both be involved in such attacks, as intelligence agencies have traced messages being shared online by the terror groups.

In addition, a jihadist group in the southern state of Kerala may be collecting information on the Jewish community in the district of Kochi. Kochi is home to the Cochin Jews, an ancient community most of whose members have immigrated to Israel.

There may also be plans to kidnap Israeli tourists in the country. India is a popular destination for Israeli travelers, especially for young Israelis who have just finished their military service.

DNA speculated that the terror groups could also be motivated by Israel’s support for the Indian government’s decision to impose direct rule on the disputed Kashmir region.
Netanyahu lauds pro-Israel fmr Canadian PM Stephen Harper
RELATING TO the project that will link Harper’s name in perpetuity with the State of Israel, Netanyahu said that Israel is a hub on many levels, including bird migration from Europe to Africa and back. He saw the center as an important facility for ornithological research, combining beauty and science.

In a reference to the many friendships that Israel has developed over the years with the leaders of different countries, Netanyahu said that, “the best friendship is based on an alliance of values. Stephen has stood up for these values time and again.”

Harper, acknowledging that he is not supposed to be partisan in another country, recalled that he had first come across Netanyahu in the 1980s and had seen him on television when he had “virtually exploded off the screen.” He had predicted at the time that Netanyahu would one day become prime minister of Israel.

Not only did that happen, he said, but Netanyahu had become Israel’s longest serving prime minister and had transformed the country and its image on the world stage.

Harper described Netanyahu as “the most consequential figure in the history of the State of Israel.”
Bipartisan group of US congresswomen visits to show ‘no daylight’ on Israel
A bipartisan delegation of women members of Congress is visiting Israel this week to underline that there is “no daylight” between the Democratic and Republican parties when it comes to ensuring the strength of US-Israel relations, and in supporting Israel as a Jewish, democratic state, the leader of the group said Thursday.

Speaking to The Times of Israel by phone as the delegation toured the country, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat of Florida, said the group had met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, and former chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, and found it “heartwarming” to hear how similar they sounded about the imperative to enable Israelis and Palestinians to “live side by side in peace.”

Two other members of the delegation were also on the call — Martha Roby (a Republican of Alabama) and Angie Craig (a Democrat of Minnesota). The delegation also included Congresswomen Bonnie Watson Coleman, Brenda Lawrence, Mikie Sherrill and Susie Lee.

Asked about concerns in Israel that some high-profile members of the Democratic party have been loudly critical of Israel, and that three Democratic presidential candidates — Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg — have talked of leveraging US military aid in order to compel Israel to change its policies on settlements and the Palestinians, Wasserman Schultz replied: “Quite the contrary: The message given to us, particularly by Prime Minister Netanyahu, is that he does not perceive or believe that there is any erosion of support.”
Jewish Democratic congressman visiting W. Bank blasts treatment of Palestinians
A Democratic congressman from Michigan has criticized Israel for its treatment of Palestinians following a tour of the West Bank earlier this week.

Rep. Andy Levin said Wednesday he was enraged by the situation in Susya, where Palestinian villagers are denied water access, while Jewish settlers nearby are granted government-supplied amenities.

“Yesterday, I traveled to the southern West Bank, including the Palestinian village of Susya, which the Israeli government has destroyed twice and currently denies access to water,” he wrote. “Yet we watched the government utility, right before our eyes, lay in pipes right across the village’s land to deliver tap water to an illegal Israeli outpost nearby.” He did not name the outpost.

Israel has several times in the past demolished Palestinian buildings in Susya, saying they were built without permits.

“It was simply incredible. As angry as the situation made me, the resilience of the Palestinian villagers left an even stronger impression,” wrote Levin, a former synagogue president and chair of the steering committee of Detroit Jews for Justice.
French far-left leader accuses Jews of 'violent sectarianism'
The leader of the French far left accused French Jews of inciting to assault him and promoting “violent sectarianism” that he said doesn’t occur among Muslims.

Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the France Unbowed movement, inveighed against the CRIF federation of Jewish communities and organizations on Sunday during a televised interview with France Inter.

“Sectarianism’s always been a problem for the republican idea,” Melenchon, who has been accused of anti-Semitic rhetoric in the past, said. “Take CRIF. It practices blatant, violent and aggressive sectarianism, namely against me, right? To the point of encouraging people to hit me during a demonstration like the one for Mirelle Knol.”

Mirelle Knol was a Holocaust survivor who was murdered in her Paris apartment last year, allegedly by a Muslim neighbor. CRIF asked Melenchon and the leader of the rightist National Rally party, Marine Le Pen, not to attend a commemorative march for Knol. Both politicians came to the march, where participants booed them until police escorted them away.

CRIF did not call for violence, which did not occur at the event, and condemned the booing.

Melenchon, who continued to call CRIF “bizarre, folkloristic and ridiculous,” did not name any other group as responsible for sectarianism.
BREAKING: Ex-Twitter Employees Charged For Spying For Saudi Arabia, Reports Say
The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday charges against two former Twitter employees for allegedly spying for Saudi Arabia which analysts believe is the first time that the United States government has accused Saudi Arabia of spying in the United States.

The two former Twitter employees that were charged are Ahmad Abouammo, who reportedly is a U.S. citizen, and Ali Alzabarah, who is a Saudi citizen.

In a statement, the DOJ wrote that the “information could have been used to identify and locate the Twitter users who published these posts.”

Prosecutors alleged that Abouammo “spied on the accounts of three users — including one whose posts discussed the inner workings of the Saudi leadership – on behalf of the government in Riyadh,” The Washington Post reported. Abouammo was also charged for allegedly “falsifying an invoice to obstruct an FBI investigation.

Prosecutors accused Alzabarah of “accessing the personal information of more than 6,000 Twitter accounts in 2015 on behalf of Saudi Arabia,” The Post added. “One of those accounts belonged to a prominent dissident, Omar Abdulaziz, who later became close to Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who was killed by Saudi government agents last year.”

A second Saudi national, Ahmed Almutairi, was also charged for allegedly spying as prosecutors say that he acted as a middle man between the Saudi government and the two Twitter employees.
‘They Are Leading by Leaps and Bounds’: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Lauds Israeli Economic Innovation in Policy Speech
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa lavished praise on Israel’s technology sector during a recent major economic policy address to women business leaders in Johannesburg, describing it as a model for his own country to follow.

When it came to growth and innovation, Israel was “leading by leaps and bounds,” Ramaphosa told the 2019 Presidential Dialogue of the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa on Oct. 29.

“They are innovative in a number of sectors in the economy — in agriculture, in maritime, in many other areas,” Ramaphosa said, in remarks that were also broadcast live on South Africa’s national television network.

“They have shown that they can lead, and we can learn a lot from what they do,” he said.

Ramaphosa’s comments about Israel came in response to an audience question from prominent venture capitalist Polo Leteka — the co-founder of IDF Capital, a South African-owned equity firm that invests in businesses owned by black women.

Leteka told Ramaphosa that Israel’s status as a global technology leader had been secured by the financial support of its government.

“It was the government of Israel who put up a challenge fund back in 1992 — it was essentially a matching fund that put millions of dollars into the private sector,” Leteka said. “That’s how the industry there has developed as it has.”
Iran said to pull out of deaf futsal championships to avoid facing Israeli team
After the Iranian Judo federation was banned by international sports authorities from all competitions over its boycott of Israeli athletes, another Iranian sports team has reportedly pulled out of a competition to avoid facing an Israeli squad.

Israel and Iran were placed in the same group in the upcoming World Deaf Futsal Championships, along with Argentina and Sweden. Israel was due to play against Iran on Saturday.

The Iranians said they wouldn’t show up to the tournament in Switzerland unless they were moved to a different group, Israel’s Kan public broadcaster reported Thursday. When that didn’t happen, they withdrew from the competition entirely.

Futsal is similar to soccer, with five players per side on a small court.

The Iranian team had won the Asia Pacific Deaf Futsal Championships in February.

Iran does not recognize Israel as a country and Iranian sports teams have for several decades had a policy of not competing against Israelis. Iranian passports remind holders in bold red that they are “not entitled to travel to occupied Palestine.”

Last month, the International Judo Federation (IJF) banned Iran from competition indefinitely over the country’s refusal to face Israeli competitors.
Jordan bans Israeli farmers from border enclave
The Jordanian government announced that as of Sunday, Israeli farmers will be banned from entering the Naharayim enclave, Jordan Valley Council head Idan Greenbaum said Thursday.

Under the 1994 peace agreement with Jordan, the Naharayim enclave and the Tzofar enclave were leased to Israel for 25 years, allowing the Israeli farmers living in the enclave to continue managing their farms.

About a year ago, the Hashemite Kingdom announced that it wanted to terminate the lease agreement and take over the two enclaves.

Various attempts were made both in public and in private to change the Jordanian decision, but the decision is apparently final.

About a month ago, a Naharayim farmer in the Jordan Valley approached with an urgent letter to King Abdullah II and asked him to stop the process of restoring the enclave to the possession of the Kingdom of Jordan.

Idan Greenbaum wrote to the Jordanian King on behalf of all the farmers of the Naharayim enclave: "I am taking an extraordinary step of writing directly to you, to prevent what is a disaster for us. I sincerely ask you to have the opportunity to present our suggestions to you or to someone you trust, through a meeting with us at the Island of Peace itself.
Khaled Abu Toameh: Hamas bans rally to commemorate Yasser Arafat
The Palestinian ruling Fatah faction on Thursday accused Hamas of banning Palestinians in the Gaza Strip from holding a rally to commemorate former Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat on the 15th anniversary of his death.

Fatah had called on its supporters to gather on Thursday afternoon at the Square of Unknown Soldiers in Gaza City to mark the anniversary of the death of Arafat, who died on November 11, 2004. Another event, planned for next Monday, has also been banned by Hamas.

The ban came as Fatah and Hamas have been holding indirect negotiations on PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s initiative to hold new Palestinian parliamentary and presidential elections.

Mahmoud al-Aloul, deputy chairman of Fatah, said that the ban shows that Hamas’s announcement welcoming the new elections is nothing but “slogans.”

The ban, Aloul said, is a “frustrating and unreasonable message” from Hamas.

He said that Fatah was optimistic that matters were moving in the right direction after Hamas welcomed Abbas’s initiative to hold long overdue elections. “But Hamas took this unwise and unexpected decision to ban the event commemorating Arafat,” Aloul added.
Gaza Protests Erupt after Police Throw Arrested Man Out the Window of His Home
A rare public anti-Hamas protest took place in Gaza following the death of a 28-year-old man who’d been thrown from the window of his own home by the terror group’s security services.

Three Hamas police officers arrived at the home of Anan Abu Jameh in the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza last Friday. According to the family, the security forces went upstairs to his room, arrested him and then threw him out of the window of his room. He sustained a serious injury to his head and later died from his wounds in the hospital.

"They knocked on the door very hard and as soon as I opened it they said, 'We want Anan,’” said the father. He said he had asked to see a search warrant but was pushed aside by Hamas men who told him they will “do whatever we want.”

The 28-year-old had recently graduated from a local university with a degree in communications and journalism.

The incident led to an uproar among the local residents, who labeled Anan’s death as a "cold-blooded murder." The subsequent protests forced the Hamas police spokesman to make a statement, presenting a different version of events where the 28-year-old was arrested based on a warrant for his arrest.

The police did not specify what the victim was accused of, but claimed Abu Jameh tried to evade the arrest by jumping from his window onto the nearby tree, from where he fell and sustained fatal wounds.

Abu Jameh's family rejected the police’s account of events, calling it a gross lie. The family also added the police didn’t try to investigate the circumstances of their son’s death at any point.

During Abu Jameh’s funeral in Khan Younis a rare anti-Hamas demonstration erupted, with the participants chanting: “Hamas are murderers.”
Middle East: The Anti-Iran Revolution is Well Underway
Iran's attempts to expand its malign influence throughout the Middle East have suffered a severe setback as a result of the unprecedented anti-government protests that have erupted in Lebanon and Iraq in recent weeks.

The most obvious source of discontent in these two key Arab states has been the endemic corruption that has taken hold in both Beirut and Baghdad; in both countries, it has been the prime motivation in persuading tens of thousands of demonstrators to take to the streets.

The desire to end corrupt practices and force the governments in Beirut and Baghdad to undertake a radical overhaul of their respective countries' governments is, though, only part of the story.

The nationwide protests taking place in both Arab states are also driven by a burning desire to end Iran's blatant attempts to turn them into de facto fiefdoms of Tehran.

Iran's attempts to seize control of the political agenda in Lebanon dates back to the early 1980s, when Iran established its Hezbollah militia in the southern part of the country to launch a series of terrorist attacks against Israeli forces operating in the area. Since then, Hezbollah -- with Iran's backing -- has gradually extended its influence in the country to the point where Hezbollah is now widely recognised as Lebanon's most influential political organisation.


Seth J. Frantzman: U.N. slams bleeding Iraqi protesters for closing roads, harming oil supply
The Special Representative for the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq slammed protesters for closing roads and disrupting oil on its way to ports, raising the ire of Iraqis who wonder why the UN cares more about oil and roads than people’s lives. It came days after the UN Secretary-General visited Turkey and appeared open to a plan by Turkey to settle Syrian refugees in an area that 200,000 have been forced to flee from due to fighting, leading to questions about the overall UN blind-spot on suffering in the region.

Jeanine Hennis, a Dutch politician who serves as a diplomat and Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, tweeted on Wednesday that the protests in Iraq, where more than 200 protesters have been shot by security forces, are disrupting critical infrastructure.

“Also of grave concern. Responsibility of all to protect public facilities. Threats, closure of roads to oil installations, ports causing billions in losses. Detrimental to Iraq’s economy,” she wrote.

It was undermining fulfilling the protesters’ legitimate demands.

“Losses to whom?” wondered the Twitter account Mosul Eye, which is run by survivors of the ISIS occupation of Mosul. “Most young Iraqis have no work. The schools are bare. The hospitals are completely unsupplied. No electricity. No assurance of clean water.”
JCPA: Iran’s Strategy: Negotiate Using the Threat of Reneging on Its Commitments
Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi said Iran would begin transferring nuclear materials to the Fordow site on November 6, 2019, as part of its fourth phase of reneging on its nuclear agreement obligations. He made it clear that the nuclear agreement prohibited Iran from transferring any nuclear material to Fordow, “but Iran is in the process of transferring nuclear material to the site.” He added that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was updated that the transfer of nuclear materials – before being fed into centrifuges – would take place on November 6, 2019. The spokesman said that by the end of the week, Iran would provide reporters with more details on the nuclear issue.

On November 5, 2019, President Hassan Rouhani said that he instructed the AEOI to implement the fourth stage of moving away from Iranian commitments to the nuclear accord. He said that like the previous stages of Iranian violations of the nuclear agreement, these steps are “reversible,” and if the other nations that also signed the deal will fulfill their side of the agreement and restore Iran to their previous position (January 2017), then Iran will return to fulfill their commitments. Rouhani noted that the IAEA would be allowed to monitor their activities.

The Iranian president said that the facility in Fordow currently has 1,044 centrifuges in which uranium gas will be injected, in direct violation of the nuclear accord, where it was agreed that the centrifuges would be operated in a vacuum without being injected with gas. Under the agreement, Iran also pledged to drastically reduce the number of centrifuges at the Fordow enrichment site and banned uranium enrichment by 2031. At the same time, Rouhani made it clear that Iran continues to be committed to behind the scenes negotiations with several countries to resolve the crisis. Rouhani claims that Iran “had hoped to achieve results before taking these current measures, but that didn’t happen; No results were achieved, so we had to take this fourth step.”
IAEA accuses Iran of evading attempts to probe uranium production – report
The top inspector for the UN’s nuclear agency has reportedly accused Iran of evading attempts to gather information on Tehran’s uranium production at a warehouse that was flagged by Israel and where particles were found earlier this year.

Bloomberg, in a report Thursday, cited two officials as saying that Massimo Aparo told diplomats in a closed-door meeting in Vienna on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic was “evading attempts to discover the source of manmade and natural uranium particles detected at a warehouse in Tehran.”

The extraordinary meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors was convened by Cornel Feruta, the organization’s acting head, to discuss the latest concerns about Iran’s nuclear program, the report said.

In September, Reuters reported that traces of uranium were found at a facility in Tehran that was alleged by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be a “secret atomic warehouse.”

Iran has not provided an explanation for why uranium was found at the site to the IAEA, which is investigating the facility in the Iranian capital, the news agency reported at the time.
Top Iranian Official Targeted by New US Sanctions Is Wanted by Argentina for 1994 Bombing of AMIA Jewish Center
One of the nine top Iranian officials targeted by new US sanctions on Monday is wanted by the Argentine authorities for his alleged involvement in the 1994 terrorist bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in downtown Buenos Aires.

Ali Akbar Velayati was among the list of senior aides to the Tehran regime’s so-called “supreme leader,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sanctioned by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in order to “block funds from flowing to a shadow network of Khamenei’s military and foreign affairs advisors who have for decades oppressed the Iranian people, exported terrorism, and advanced destabilizing policies around the world,” an OFAC statement said.

Velayati was Iran’s foreign minister at the time of the AMIA atrocity on July 18, 1994, when 85 people died and hundreds more were wounded when a van packed with explosives was driven into the Jewish organization’s main building in the Argentine capital. He was also alleged to have been present at a meeting of Iranian security officials in the city of Mashhad on Aug. 14, 1993, where the decision to bomb the AMIA building is understood to have been taken.

In July 2018, Argentine Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral requested Velayati’s arrest by Russian authorities while he was on an official visit to Moscow. Velayati met with Russian President Vladimir Putin one day after Corral’s request was issued.

Judge Corral originally issued international arrest warrants in 2006 for Velayati and seven other Iranian and Lebanese operatives wanted in connection with the AMIA bombing. Corral also tried unsuccessfully to secure Velayati’s arrest under the same warrant in 2016, when the Iranian visited Singapore and Malaysia.


Mike Pompeo: Iran positioning itself for rapid nuclear break-out
Iran has positioned itself to rapidly break out into a nuclear power by resuming uranium enrichment at Fordow, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.

“Iran’s expansion of proliferation-sensitive activities raises concerns that Iran is positioning itself to have the option of a rapid nuclear breakout,” Pompeo said.

The biggest obstacle to build a nuclear weapon is stockpiling enough fissile material — highly enriched uranium or plutonium — for the core of a bomb. A central objective of the 2015 deal was to extend the time Iran would need to do that, if it chose to, to a year from about 2 to 3 months.

Tehran’s latest "nuclear escalations" reflect the regime’s intentions all along: to extort the international community into accepting its violence and terror while it undermines the sovereignty of its neighbors. Members of the international community who are rightly concerned with Iran’s latest attacks and provocations should imagine how Iran,” Pompeo said.

He called on the international community to supports sanctions against Iran.
MEMRI: Even As UK, France Acknowledge That Iran Is Violating The JCPOA, The Trump Administration, After Ostensibly Withdrawing From It, Continues To Preserve It – By Means Of Its Waivers For Civilian Nuclear Cooperation With Iran
On November 5, 2019, Iran announced that it was taking its fourth step to cut back on its obligations under the JCPOA nuclear agreement. This step includes reviving uranium enrichment at the Fordo nuclear facility and activating an array of advanced centrifuges that will enable it in future to double and triple its enrichment capability. In effect, Iran is systematically stripping the JCPOA of all meaning, ostensibly with the approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

France and Britain have issued a public response to this fourth step by Iran, saying for the first time that it is violating the JCPOA.[1]

Although the U.S., in May 2018, announced its withdrawal from the JCPOA,[2] it is in effect preserving it by continuing to grant significant waivers to the U.S. sanctions. These waivers allow some countries to help Iran develop its nuclear program under the heading of development for civilian needs – allowing Europe, Russia, and China to continue to uphold the agreement (see for example July 2019 statements on this matter by then-U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton on the continuation of the waivers[3]).

This report will set out the significance of this fourth step in Iran's withdrawal from its obligations under the JCPOA, as explained by two top regime officials, and will discuss the ramifications of the third step – the cancellation of the JCPOA's research and development timetable for it – for the development of Iran's nuclear program. These ramifications were previously discussed in a MEMRI report published in October.[4]




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Netanyahu Really Isn't All That Good At Apartheid (Daled Amos)

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Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be the second favorite target of Democratic Presidential candidates and fringe left-wing groups -- not all that far behind Donald Trump.

That may seem odd, considering that Israel is a long-time ally of the US. Contrast that with, Iran, a global sponsor of terrorism where crowds of people chant "Death to America," a country with a long-standing practice of holding Americans hostage.

But Netanyahu, not Khameini, is the villain.
The reason given is the treatment of the Arabs -- both Israeli Arabs and Palestinian Arabs.

But those posting the de rigueur boilerplate accusations against Israel of "Apartheid," "Genocide," and "Racist" have no interest in what is actually happening in Israel. While there is clearly a difficult and challenging situation, there is a process of integration going on.

Five years ago, in 2014, US News & World Report came out with an article suggesting that there was Slow But Certain Integration in Israel.

Robert Cherry and Robert Lerman, two economics professors, came to this conclusion based in part on the voluntary national service in Israel, relying on a 2012 survey from the University of Haifa. That survey found that 40% of Arab youth in Israel were personally willing to volunteer with the civil service and 62% of the Arab public were supportive. This represented a small decrease in support from previous years. There was Arab opposition to the idea of civil service, based on
o The assumption the project was linked to national security
o The fear civil service could become a precedent for imposing military or civil service duty in the future
o The belief such service would dilute the Palestinian-Arab identity
o The opposition to national service being administered by the state of Israel instead of the Arabs themselves,
Those Arabs who did participate in the program gave it high grades:
91.6% of the volunteers were satisfied with the service
o  95.8% were proud of their volunteering
o  96.4% said they were treated well
o  89.0% thought that volunteering contributed to Arab society
o  82.4% said their volunteering contributed to the state.
Still, as impressive as those numbers are, the fact remains that those entering the program would be favorably inclined to begin with.
Also, the Israeli government was not making any effort on its own to counteract the strong pressure Arab leaders applied against participating in the program.

What the Israeli government did do was take steps from the social to the economic spheres. According to Cherry and Lerman, Israel was not limiting the goal of just employing Arabs in government agencies:
The educational performance of Arab students has improved significantly as well, leading to a substantial increase in enrollment in Israeli universities. More Arab women are employed in professional careers, and Arabs with high-tech training have transformed Nazareth into a hub where numerous national and international companies run production development sites.
But how invested is the Israeli government -- and Netanyahu -- in investing in those educational opportunities?

Just last month Haaretz came out with a piece asking Could Netanyahu Actually Be Good for Israel's Arabs?

The article notes that in 2015, one year after the article by Cherry and Lerman, the Finance Ministry conducted a secret study of budgetary discrimination between Israel’s Jewish and Arab communities -- and wanted to directly address the problem head-on with a new program, Resolution No. 922: a five-year Economic Development Plan for the Arab Sector:
This would involve not a one-time payment to the country’s Arab communities, as had been made in the past, rather it would change the budgeting mechanisms fundamentally, so that the population would receive its fair, proportionate share of support in some areas, like public transportation, but a favorably disproportionate amount in other areas, as part of a process of affirmative action [emphasis added].
There were several disagreements and opposition to the program, but after 3 cabinet meetings, it was pushed through.
By Netanyahu.

And he pushed the proposal through in the form presented by the budget committee, with only a few added conditions.

Ron Gerlitz, who was involved, is quoted in the article. He had a birds-eye view of the proceedings and admits it is not clear why Netanyahu actually backed the plan. It may have simply been an issue of Israel's economic interests, or a decision to support Kahlon and the budget department -- or maybe Netanyahu wanted to offset the negative impact of previous anti-Arab statements.

In any case, not only did the resolution pass; in the end, it passed unanimously.

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The changes resulting from the program, according to Haaretz, are real:
o  According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, over the past 7 years, the number of Arab students enrolled in universities and colleges in Israel has risen by 80%.
o  Over 5 years, the number of Arabs studying computer sciences, and the number pursuing master’s degrees (in all fields) have both jumped 50%
o  The number of Arab students studying for a Ph.D. has soared 60%.
o  During the last decade, the number of Arabs working in high-tech has increased 18-fold -- and 25% of them are women.
o  By 2020, it is estimated that Arabs will make up 10 percent of the country’s high-tech work force
o  The proportion of Arab doctors in Israel has climbed from 10% in 2008 to 15% in 2018
21% of all male doctors are Arab, according to the Health Ministry.
There is a natural carryover into the ability to get a job. In the private sector, for example, the proportion of Arab civil servants rose from 5.7% in 2007 to 11.3% in 2017.”

That's how the Israeli Arabs are benefitting.
What about the Palestinian Arabs?

According to another article in Haaretz, coming out last week, Palestinians Are Attending Hebrew U in Record Numbers, Changing the Face of Jerusalem.

Haaretz correspondent Nir Hasson writes that Hebrew University has seen an overall trend showing a growth of hundreds of percent of Palestinian students being accepted into bachelor degree programs over the last 10 years. This runs counter to the traditional trend of Arab Palestinians who live in East Jerusalem attending universities in the West Bank and in Arab countries. From just a few dozen Palestinian Arabs in Jerusalem attending Hebrew University 10 years ago, last year 586 students from East Jerusalem attended -- 18 doing doctorates and 69 doing other graduate degrees. The most popular degrees were education, social work, communications, international relations and nursing.

Why the change?
o The separation barrier makes it more difficult to study at Palestinian universities
o Changes to regulations make it harder for Arabs with degrees from Palestinian institutions to work in Israel
o The Council for Higher Education provides funding which makes it possible for Israeli universities to offer stipends to nearly every Palestinian student who meets the requirements
o The convenience of the new light rail system also plays a part in the decision to study in Israel
There is more to this educational advancement than economic opportunity. University studies are also bringing Jerusalem’s Palestinian and Israeli Jewish societies closer together. There is a rise in the demand for Israeli citizenship and an increase in the number of Palestinians working in West Jerusalem.

According to Hasson, in Jerusalem, the social taboos forbidding forging ties within Israeli society have weakened. So too the taboo against applying for Israeli citizenship and criticizing someone who chooses to study at an Israeli institution.

While it may be slow, there is some real change going on.

According to Gerlitz, the change extends to the attitudes of Israelis as well. According to him, on the Israeli side, there is an attempt to compensate for the demotion of Arabic as an official language. Arabic studies are flourishing and there is a rise in the use of Arabic in public, to the extent that there are Arabic signs on the trains and buses -- something he says you did not see just 2 years ago. He believes the separation between Jews and Arabs is "cracking," on the campuses, for example, where Arab graduate students serve as teaching assistants for Jewish undergrads. And then there is the beach:
A Jewish boy who goes to the shower and hears Arab children laughing no longer thinks they are necessarily terrorists. When a Jewish kid in Be’er Sheva takes the bus to basketball practice and hears the name of his bus stop in Arabic, he’s no longer frightened it’s the language of terrorists. That is also the reality in Israel.
On a more pragmatic level, Ben Avrahami, the mayor’s adviser for east Jerusalem affairs, says
it is dripping into the consciousness [of Arabs] that Israel is a reality and that if east Jerusalemites want to improve their lives, they might be willing to pay the price of integration.
Clearly, there is a long way to go and many hurdles that Israel faces in addressing the issue of its Arab population.

But if this 5-year economic plan can show that it not only is capable of improving the lives of the Arabs but also encourage their integration and "Israelfication" -- what would Trump's peace plan actually be capable of doing?



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The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork - Bloomberg

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White House May Exempt Vape Shops From E-cigarette Flavor Ban From Harlem To Hollywood

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Federal regulators are expected to unveil new restrictions on e-cigarettes in an effort to reduce youth use of the products. However, vape shops could be exempted from those restrictions, Bloomberg reports. Continue Reading →

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Gigafactory 3電池供應多國聯軍 傳Tesla與寧德時代達初步協議

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根據消息人士透露,Tesla傳已與中國大陸電池供應商寧德時代簽署電動車用電池供應初步協議,寧德時代將成為Tesla中國大陸製電動車的電池供應商。彭博(Bloomberg)報導,經過幾個月的磋商後,兩家業者達成這項無法律拘束力的協議。Tesla執行長Elon Musk曾於8月底遠赴上海市,拜訪寧德時代總裁曾毓群,會晤時間歷時40分......
          

NTSB Report Reveals Limitations of Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

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Pilot models of the Uber self-driving car is displayed at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center.

Pilot models of the Uber self-driving car is displayed at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center.
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The National Transportation Safety Board just released a 400 page report on the self-driving Uber fatality last March in Tempe, Arizona that killed 49 year old Elaine Herzberg, who was jaywalking with her bike.

The NTSB’s report says that the autonomous car didn’t recognize Herzman as a pedestrian up until a second before it struck her. Prior to that detection, the Uber’s software classified her as an unidentified object, and safely out of the car’s way. Uber said its software would have been able to identify her as a pedestrian had she been in a crosswalk, and have since updated their software. Herzberg’s family received a settlement two weeks after the crash, and Uber pulled all of it’s self-driving vehicles off the road. 

Joining us to talk about what’s in the report, the state of the technology, and where legislation may go from here are Alan Levin, Bloomberg Transportation Reporter who’s been covering autonomous car safety, and Petros Ioannou, a professor of electrical engineering at USC.

Guests:

Alan Levin, transportation reporter at Bloomberg who’s been covering autonomous car safety

Petros Ioannou, professor of electrical engineering and the associate director for research at METRANS (Metropolitan Transportation Center) at USC

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USA/middag: Tolden rulles tilbage - aktierne ruller igen i rekord

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Positive handelsnyheder om mulig gensidig tilbagerulning af tariffer fra Kinas og USA's side sender torsdag atter aktierne i rekordniveau, mens renten hopper solidt op.

Det brede S&P 500-indeks stiger kl. 12.15, lokal tid i New York, med 0,5 pct., mens teknologitunge Nasdaq vinder 0,7 pct. Samtidig går Dow Jones op med 0,9 pct.

Alle tre indeks ligger dermed rekordhøjt.

VIL TILBAGERULLE TOLDSATSER

Det er nyheden fra det kinesiske handelsministerium, som siden er bekræftet af USA, om, at forhandlerne fra Kina og USA er blevet enige om i faser at tilbagerulle told på hinandens varer i forbindelse med en kommende delvis handelsaftale, som præsident Trump annoncerede i oktober.

- Handelskrigen begyndte med toldafgifter, og den bør ende med fjernelse af toldafgifter, sagde talsmand i det kinesiske handelsministerium, Gao Feng på et almindeligt pressemøde.

- I de seneste to uger har de førende forhandlere fra begge sider ført seriøse og konstruktive drøftelser om en løsning på forskellige kerneproblemer.

Meldingen har reduceret risikofrygten i markedet, og det kan ses på en stigning i renten på den tiårige amerikanske statsobligation på 12 basispoint til 1,95 pct., mens frygtindekset VIX falder 1,0 pct., og det er nu dalet med næsten 50 pct. siden den seneste top i slutningen af juli.

- Indtil en aftale er på plads, vil der naturligvis være volatilitet omkring handelsoverskrifterne. Det synes dog som om, at USA-Kina-handelsnyhederne nu overrasker til den positive side, hvilket giver markedet medvind, siger Dan Russo, chefstrateg hos Chaikin Analytics, til Bloomberg News.

CYKLISK OG OFFENSIVT I TOP

Det er de mere cykliske og offensive sektorer, som stiger torsdag. I top ligger kommunikationsservice med et plus på 1,3 pct., løftet af fremgang til Googles ejer, Alphabet, på 2,3 pct., mens enegi følger lige efter med et plus på 1,2 pct., da olieprisen løftes på udsigt til en bedring i handelskrigen, som ellers ville bremse væksten.

Finans stiger samtidig 1,1 pct., da den stigende rente er godt nyt for bankernes indtjening. Desuden vinder it-aktierne frem med 1,1 pct., især løftet af chipproducenterne med et plus til den gruppe på 1,8 pct.

Obligationsstråmændene, forsyning og fast ejendom, falder omvendt med henholdsvis 1,7 og 1,2 pct., da de stigende renter er skidt nyt for dem.

ÆBLER OG CHIPS PÅ MENUEN

Apple bidrager mest til fremgangen i markedet torsdag, da aktien igen sætter rekord og stiger med 1,0 pct. til 259,73 dollar. En handelsaftale kan betyde, at Apple undgår importtold på sin iPhone, som samles i Kina.

Qualcomm løfter også godt op med et plus på 7,8 pct. En bedring i handelskrigen er godt nyt for aktien, men samtidig leverede chipproducenten onsdag aften et stærkt regnskab for fjerde kvartal og bedre end ventet prognose for den igangværende periode.

I slipstrømmen af det stiger også branchens storebror Intel med 1,4 pct., mens Nvidia vinder 1,5 pct.

Blandt finansaktierne fører Bank of America og JPMorgan, USA's to største banker, an, med plusser på 2,2 og 1,4 pct. De to har de største udlån og gavnes derfor ekstra af stigende renter.

HÅRD KOST FOR REJSESITES

Det går omvendt ikke særligt godt torsdag for Expedia Group, der driver en lang række rejsesites, herunder Expedia.com. Aktien dykker hele 25,6 pct., da koncernen trods vækst på 9 pct. i tredje kvartal skuffede på både toplinjen og bunden.

Konkurrenten Tripadvisor følger med ned, da koncernens indtjening i tredje kvartal også skuffede, ligesom et fald i omsætningen på næsten 7 pct. sendte toplinjen under konsensus. Læg dertil, at Tripadvisor oplevede faldende trafik på sine platforme, og resultatet bliver et kursfald på 19,7 pct.

Expeida og Tripadvisor er torsdagens absolut største tabere i S&P 500.

I den anden ende vinder Ralph Lauren frem med 12,9 pct. Tøjkoncernens andet kvartal viste en bedre vækst, i det sammenlignelige salg, end ventet. Den blev på 2,0 pct. mod en flad udvikling et år tidligere og en forventning om en fremgang på 1,1 pct., ifølge Consensus Metrix.

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USA/middag: Tolden rulles tilbage - aktierne ruller igen i rekord

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Positive handelsnyheder om mulig gensidig tilbagerulning af tariffer fra Kinas og USA's side sender torsdag atter aktierne i rekordniveau, mens renten hopper solidt op.

Det brede S&P 500-indeks stiger kl. 12.15, lokal tid i New York, med 0,5 pct., mens teknologitunge Nasdaq vinder 0,7 pct. Samtidig går Dow Jones op med 0,9 pct.

Alle tre indeks ligger dermed rekordhøjt.

VIL TILBAGERULLE TOLDSATSER

Det er nyheden fra det kinesiske handelsministerium, som siden er bekræftet af USA, om, at forhandlerne fra Kina og USA er blevet enige om i faser at tilbagerulle told på hinandens varer i forbindelse med en kommende delvis handelsaftale, som præsident Trump annoncerede i oktober.

- Handelskrigen begyndte med toldafgifter, og den bør ende med fjernelse af toldafgifter, sagde talsmand i det kinesiske handelsministerium, Gao Feng på et almindeligt pressemøde.

- I de seneste to uger har de førende forhandlere fra begge sider ført seriøse og konstruktive drøftelser om en løsning på forskellige kerneproblemer.

Meldingen har reduceret risikofrygten i markedet, og det kan ses på en stigning i renten på den tiårige amerikanske statsobligation på 12 basispoint til 1,95 pct., mens frygtindekset VIX falder 1,0 pct., og det er nu dalet med næsten 50 pct. siden den seneste top i slutningen af juli.

- Indtil en aftale er på plads, vil der naturligvis være volatilitet omkring handelsoverskrifterne. Det synes dog som om, at USA-Kina-handelsnyhederne nu overrasker til den positive side, hvilket giver markedet medvind, siger Dan Russo, chefstrateg hos Chaikin Analytics, til Bloomberg News.

CYKLISK OG OFFENSIVT I TOP

Det er de mere cykliske og offensive sektorer, som stiger torsdag. I top ligger kommunikationsservice med et plus på 1,3 pct., løftet af fremgang til Googles ejer, Alphabet, på 2,3 pct., mens enegi følger lige efter med et plus på 1,2 pct., da olieprisen løftes på udsigt til en bedring i handelskrigen, som ellers ville bremse væksten.

Finans stiger samtidig 1,1 pct., da den stigende rente er godt nyt for bankernes indtjening. Desuden vinder it-aktierne frem med 1,1 pct., især løftet af chipproducenterne med et plus til den gruppe på 1,8 pct.

Obligationsstråmændene, forsyning og fast ejendom, falder omvendt med henholdsvis 1,7 og 1,2 pct., da de stigende renter er skidt nyt for dem.

ÆBLER OG CHIPS PÅ MENUEN

Apple bidrager mest til fremgangen i markedet torsdag, da aktien igen sætter rekord og stiger med 1,0 pct. til 259,73 dollar. En handelsaftale kan betyde, at Apple undgår importtold på sin iPhone, som samles i Kina.

Qualcomm løfter også godt op med et plus på 7,8 pct. En bedring i handelskrigen er godt nyt for aktien, men samtidig leverede chipproducenten onsdag aften et stærkt regnskab for fjerde kvartal og bedre end ventet prognose for den igangværende periode.

I slipstrømmen af det stiger også branchens storebror Intel med 1,4 pct., mens Nvidia vinder 1,5 pct.

Blandt finansaktierne fører Bank of America og JPMorgan, USA's to største banker, an, med plusser på 2,2 og 1,4 pct. De to har de største udlån og gavnes derfor ekstra af stigende renter.

HÅRD KOST FOR REJSESITES

Det går omvendt ikke særligt godt torsdag for Expedia Group, der driver en lang række rejsesites, herunder Expedia.com. Aktien dykker hele 25,6 pct., da koncernen trods vækst på 9 pct. i tredje kvartal skuffede på både toplinjen og bunden.

Konkurrenten Tripadvisor følger med ned, da koncernens indtjening i tredje kvartal også skuffede, ligesom et fald i omsætningen på næsten 7 pct. sendte toplinjen under konsensus. Læg dertil, at Tripadvisor oplevede faldende trafik på sine platforme, og resultatet bliver et kursfald på 19,7 pct.

Expeida og Tripadvisor er torsdagens absolut største tabere i S&P 500.

I den anden ende vinder Ralph Lauren frem med 12,9 pct. Tøjkoncernens andet kvartal viste en bedre vækst, i det sammenlignelige salg, end ventet. Den blev på 2,0 pct. mod en flad udvikling et år tidligere og en forventning om en fremgang på 1,1 pct., ifølge Consensus Metrix.

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Europa/middag: Vestas flyver til tops i grønt Europa

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Danske Vestas er trukket i førertrøjen i den europæiske aktiehandel torsdag, hvor vindmølleproducenten topper det paneuropæiske Stoxx 600-indeks med en stigning på hele 12,6 pct. efter morgenens regnskab, der overgik forventningerne og viste en langt stærkere ordreindgang end ventet.

Det brede paneuropæiske Stoxx 600-indeks løfter sig i middagshandlen med 0,2 pct., og generelt er der grønne indeks at finde over det meste af Europa.

De ledende europæiske aktieindeks - britiske FTSE 100, tyske DAX og franske CAC 40 - ligger alle med stigninger mellem 0,2 og 0,3 pct.

Blandt enkeltaktierne er Unicredit, Aston Martin og Deutsche Lufthansa i fokus.

For sidstnævnte, der er den næstmest stigende aktie i det brede indeks ved middagstid, er det en forbedret præstation for selskabets datterselskab Eurowings, der er med til at sikre flyaktien en stigning på 8,1 pct.

I England falder den britiske producent af luksusbiler Aston Martin på børsen på grund af et skuffende salg i tredje kvartal.

Det ordinære overskud blev 13,4 mio. pund i kvartalet, hvilket er 51 pct. mindre end i samme periode sidste år.

Derudover kunne selskabet fortælle, at det forventer, at salget vil blive mindre end de 6300-6500 biler, som selskabet tidligere havde stillet i udsigt.

Aktien taber 1,7 pct. på den britiske børs.

Fokus er der også på italienske Unicredit, der har været igennem et treårigt transformationsprogram, som nu viser at have båret frugt.

Italiens største bank fik et nettooverskud på 1,1 mia. euro mod ventede 995,6 mio. euro ifølge et estimat indsamlet af Bloomberg News.

Indtægterne landede i kvartalet på 5,7 mia. euro, hvilket var 2 pct. højere end i det tilsvarende kvartal sidste år. Udgifterne faldt på den anden side med 2 pct. til 2,4 mia. euro.

Aktionærerne belønner selskabet for regnskabet med en stigning på 6,1 pct. til aktien.

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Valuta: Yen svækket på friske handelsnyheder

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Den japanske møntfod, yen, er torsdag svækket overfor dollar. Svækkelsen kommer efter kommentarer fra kinesisk hold om, at konturerne af en handelsaftale mellem USA og Kina kan skimtes.

Og det får investorerne til at slippe tøjlerne og søge væk fra den sikre investeringshavn, som yen betragtes som i svære tider.

Kina og USA er enige om proportionalt at tilbagerulle afgifter på hinandens varer i faser. Størrelsen på afgiftslempelserne, der vil komme på tale i første fase, som ventes underskrevet i de kommende uger, vil afhænge af indholdet af aftalen, påpeger Kinas handelsministeriums talsmand, Gao Feng, ifølge Bloomberg News.

Hvis det bliver bekræftet af USA, kan sådan en aftale skabe en vej fremad for en aftale, som kan afslutte handelsstriden.

- Handelskrigen begyndte med toldafgifter, og den bør ende med fjernelse af toldafgifter, siger Gao, som fremsatte udtalelserne på et almindeligt pressemøde.

Adam Cole, valutastrateg ved RBC Capital Markets, siger til Reuters, at det er bedre end det, der var håbet på.

- Forventningerne var lave, og så er det ikke svært at slå dem, siger han til Reuters.

Dollar koster torsdag 109,14 yen efter at have været nede i 108,65 yen torsdag morgen. Og bortset fra slutningen af oktober har styrkeforholdet ikke ligget så lavt siden udgangen af juli.

USA og Kina har ligget i handelsstrid med hinanden de seneste 16 måneder, og toldafgifter har været en del af konflikten. Det har ført til store krusninger på de finansielle markeder og bremset globale investeringer og vækst.

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Obligationer/middag: Renten stiger efter positive handelsmeldinger

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Det danske obligationsmarked oplever pæne rentestigninger ved middagstid torsdag, hvor positive meldinger om handelskonflikten mellem USA og Kina trækker op.

Renten på den toneangivende tiårige danske statsobligation ligger torsdag middag i minus 0,26 pct., hvilket er knap 5 basispoint højere end onsdagens lukkeniveau.

Med til at skabe den mere positive stemning er meldinger om, at Kina og USA er enige om proportionalt at tilbagerulle afgifter på hinandens varer i faser.

Størrelsen på afgiftslempelserne, der vil komme på tale i første fase, der ventes underskrevet i de kommende uger, vil afhænge af indholdet af aftalen, påpeger Gao Feng, der er talsmand for Kinas handelsministerium, ifølge Bloomberg News.

Hvis det bliver bekræftet af USA, kan sådan en aftale skabe en vej fremad for en aftale, som kan afslutte handelsstriden.

Torsdagen byder ikke på mange nøgletal, men de få der er blevet offentliggjort, har vist sig at tegne et blandet billede.

Fra de hjemlige breddegrader viste den danske industriproduktion ingen tydelige tegn på, at den afmatning, der har ramt den globale industri det seneste års tid, for alvor kan overføres til de økonomiske nøgletal fra Danmark.

Den danske industriproduktion steg nemlig 1,5 pct. i september, mod et fald i august på 1,1 pct.

Samme data fra Tyskland viste et anderledes billede. Den tyske industriproduktion har gennem en periode været i knæ, og et fald på 0,6 pct. i september i forhold til måneden før var en del større end det ventede fald i produktionen på 0,4 pct. Det viser estimater indsamlet af Bloomberg.

Fra USA offentliggøres der i løbet af eftermiddagen ugentlige tal for nytilmeldte ledige.

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Aktier/middag: Vestas spurter frem efter stærkt regnskab

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Vindmølleproducenten Vestas spurter fra de øvrige aktier i det danske eliteindeks torsdag, hvor en række danske selskaber har offentliggjort deres regnskaber for årets tredje kvartal.

Torsdagen er præget af en positiv stemning, efter at det er kommet frem, at Kina og USA er enige om proportionalt at tilbagerulle afgifter på hinandens varer i faser.

Hvis det bliver bekræftet af USA, kan sådan en aftale skabe en vej fremad for en aftale, som kan afslutte handelsstriden, skriver Bloomberg News. Torsdag stiger det danske C25-indeks 1,4 pct. til 1181,04 ved middagstid.

Helt i toppen har Vestas placeret sig efter et kurshop på 12,1 pct. til 608,20 kr. Vindmølleproducenten offentliggjorde torsdag morgen et stærkt regnskab for årets tredje kvartal.

- Først og fremmest var det et kanonflot regnskab på især ordresiden, som overraskede super positivt. Investorerne har også været lidt nervøse forud for regnskabet efter regnskabet fra Siemens Gamesa tidligere på ugen, hvor mange trak følehornene lidt til sig. Så der er også noget "relief" i markedet, siger Nikolaj Holmsgaard, der er ansvarlig for aktiehandel hos ABG Sundal Collier.

Vestas mere end levede op til forventningerne på stort set alle parametre i tredje kvartal. Alligevel fastholdes forventningerne til 2019, og der ventes dermed fortsat en omsætning på 11,0-12,25 mia. euro og en driftsmargin på 8-9 pct.

Selskabet leverede markant bedre end ventede tal for tredje kvartal, hvor ordreindgangen blev opgjort til 4738 megawatt mod ventet 3477 megawatt.

GN LØFTES AF TAL

GN har også offentliggjort sit regnskab for tredje kvartal inden børsåbningen. Den samlede omsætning løb op i knap 3 mia. kr., og driftsresultatet landede på godt 0,5 mia. kr., og begge dele var en kende bedre end ventet.

Den organiske vækst løb op i 13 pct., og den klart største bidragsyder var igen headset-divisionen, GN Audio, med en organisk vækst på 20 pct., mens høreapparatselskabet, GN Hearing, præsterede en organisk vækst på 8 pct.

- Tallene var nogenlunde som ventet, men det var et solidt kvartal fra GN. Konkurrenten Plantronics var også ude tidligere på ugen med en "profit warning", og det kan have gjort nogle investorer lidt nervøse forud for regnskabet, siger Nikolaj Holmsgaard.

GN-aktien startede med en stigning på 3 pct., men ved middagstid ligger aktien bare 0,8 pct. højere i 299,70 kr.

GENMAB FÅR BELØNNING FOR REGNSKAB

Genmab overraskede med en opjustering i regnskabet for tredje kvartal, der landede onsdag efter børslukketid, og torsdag bliver aktien belønnet med en stigning på 2,1 pct. til 1492,50 kr.

Guggenheim har torsdag øget kursmålet knap 7 pct. til 1832 kr. fra 1719 kr. Anbefalingen af aktien fastholdes på "køb". Også Jyske Bank har løftet kursmålet til 1575 kr. fra 1350 kr.

Genmab overraskede positivt i tredje kvartal, hvor omsætningen og indtjeningen gik pænt frem. Driftsresultatet, EBIT, landede på 350,7 mio. kr. mod 200,2 mio. kr. i samme periode sidste år.

Selskabets samlede omsætning landede på 1039,8 mio. kr. mod estimeret 933 mio. kr. blandt analytikere, som Bloomberg News har indsamlet estimater fra.

Genmab opjusterede forventningerne til 2019 grundet medvind på valutamarkedet, hvor en bedre omregningskurs for dollar trækker op.

Selskabet venter nu en omsætning på 5100 mio. kr. og et driftsoverskud på 2350 mio. kr. Tidligere ventede Genmab en omsætning på 4800 mio. kr. og et driftsoverskud på 2050 mio. kr.

Det kom ikke som den store overraskelse, at en højere dollarkurs har hjulpet koncernen på både top- og bund, men blandt andet flere milepælsbetalinger betyder, at den nye prognose er over konsensus.

ISS RAMMER BUNDEN FOR ANDEN DAG I TRÆK

ISS får omvendt kursklø for anden dag i træk, efter at servicekoncernen ISS onsdag nedjusterede forventningerne til driftsmarginalen.

Servicekoncernen venter nu at realisere en driftsmargin på over 4,2 pct. mod den tidligere forventning om en driftsmargin på 5,0-5,1 pct. Forventningerne til den organisk vækst lyder fortsat på 6,5-7,5 pct.

Nedjusteringen fik onsdag aktien til at dykke 20,1 pct., og torsdag fortsætter aktien ned med et fald på 3,3 pct. til 140,35 kr.

- Folk har nok stadig en masse ubesvarede spørgsmål, og måske har en del også mistet forholdsvist meget tillid til selskabet. Det har også fået en del børshuse til at nedjustere forventningerne til aktien, siger Nikolaj Holmsgaard fra ABG Sundal Collier.

Nordea har eksempelvis sænket anbefalingen til "hold" fra "køb", og det samme har svenske SEB, som også har skåret kursmålet til 155 kr. fra 210 kr.

ALK-ABELLÓ TAGER ET KURSHOP

Allergikoncernen ALK-Abelló kom ud af det sæsonmæssigt lille tredje kvartal med resultater, der akkurat oversteg analytikernes forventninger.

Samtidig oppræciseres forventningerne til indtjeningen, og nu ventes et driftsresultat før af- og nedskrivninger, EBITDA, på 200-250 mio. kr. mod et tidligere ventet resultat på 150-250 mio. kr.

ALK-aktien stiger 4,7 pct. til 1575 kr.

Torsdag har der også været regnskaber fra Bavarian, Schouw og North Media.

Uden for C25-indekset falder Netcompany omvendt torsdag, på trods af at Danske Bank har løftet anbefalingen for aktien til "køb" fra "hold", mens kursmålet er blevet hævet til 320 kr. fra 300 kr.

SEB har omvendt skåret anbefalingen på Netcompany ned til "hold" fra "køb". I samme omgang skæres der 5 kr. af kursmålet, så det nu lyder på 300 kr.

Netcompany valgte onsdag i forbindelse med regnskabet for tredje kvartal at nedjustere til en ventet organisk omsætningsvækst i faste valutaer på 18,25 pct. i 2019, efter at selskabet i det foregående regnskab ventede 20-22 pct.

Aktien falder 1,5 pct. til 280,40 kr.

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KORR: USA/middag: Taber pusten på handelsskepsis - sygekasser løfter

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De amerikanske aktier trækker onsdag i minus. Efter en uges tid med rekorder, hvor handelshåbet var benzinen i tanken, er der onsdag lidt tvivl om, USA og Kina vil kunne nå en aftale allerede i november eller først en gang i december.

Teknologitunge Nasdaq falder kl. 12.35 lokal tid mest med 0,5 pct., mens det brede S&P 500 mister 0,2 pct. Dow Jones bakker tilsvarende.

NOVEMBER ELLER DECEMBER

I oktober annoncerede USA's præsident Donald Trump en delvis handelsaftale med Kina, og det er færdiggørelsen af den, som markedet venter på. De to lande har begge peget på en underskrift her i november som en mulighed, men onsdag skriver Reuters på baggrund af en anonym kilde i den amerikanske regering, at det måske først bliver i december.

Det skaber usikkerhed hos investorerne, der ellers har vænnet sig til, at nyhederne omkring handelskrigen var vendt til det positive.

- Hvad angår markedet, er en masse positivt tydeligvis allerede indregnet i forhold til handel, siger Robert Carnell, økonom hos ING, til Financial Times.

SUNDHED I TOP

Sundhedssektoren fører an i S&P 500-indekset med et plus på 0,5 pct., efter at aktierne var med til at holde markedet nede tirsdag. Dagligvarer stiger også 0,4 pct., mens energiaktierne omvendt udgør bunden med et minus på 2,1 pct. Efter tre dage med stigninger i olieprisen, som har løftet olieselskaberne, bakker den igen onsdag med 1,5 pct.

Det er derfor også Exxon Mobil, som trækker mest ned i S&P 500 onsdag med et minus på 2,1 pct. Aktien var dog steget med 8 pct. de foregående tre dage, også løftet af et solidt regnskab for tredje kvartal.

Microsoft bidrager dog også til udviklingen med et fald på 0,6 pct., mens Facebook gør sit til tendensen og mister 1,2 pct., ligesom Apple og Amazon mister 0,4 og 0,6 pct.

SYGEKASSER LØFTER

En af de store vindere onsdag er derimod printerproducenten HP, som stiger med 10,1 pct. på nyheden om, at Xerox overvejer at byde på selskabet. Xerox, der netop tirsdag solgte sin andel af joint venturet Fuji Xerox til partneren Fujifilm for 2,3 mia. dollar, vil ifølge flere medier byde op mod 27 mia. dollar for HP.

Xerox' egen aktie stiger onsdag 2,2 pct.

Der er også fokus på sygekassen og apotekerkæden CVS Health, som stiger med 4,9 pct. efter sit regnskab for tredje kvartal, da koncernen opjusterer sine forventninger efter en stærk udviklingen i medicinalsalget, i salget af sundhedsforsikringer og i detailsalget. Koncernen bidrager dermed mest af alle til, at sundhedsaktierne ligger i top.

Konkurrenten Humana stiger samtidig med 3,5 pct., da sygekassen også har løftet sin prognose for hele 2019. Humana har fået flere medicare-kunder end ventet, set et løft i sin forretning for sundhedsservices og samtidig forbedret effektiviteten.

Det går derimod ikke så godt for chipproducenten Microchip Technology, som mister 5,7 pct. Tallene for andet kvartal var en spids under det ventede på omsætningen, men især prognosen skuffer, da selv toppen af guidance for tredje kvartal for omsætningen og indtjeningen ligger under analytikernes konsensus, ifølge Bloomberg News.

GN-KONKURRENT I HULLET

Nedturen er endnu større for GN Audios amerikanske konkurrent Poly, der mister hele 40,1 pct. Tallene for andet kvartal og prognosen for tredje, som blev præsenteret tirsdag aften, var langt under Wall Streets forventninger på både omsætning og indtjening.

- Når vi analyserer lagerniveauerne over hele værdikæden, i lyset af udviklingen af de makroøkonomiske betingelser og betydelige transitioner af produkter undervejs, mener vi, at det er fornuftigt at reducere lagrene i kanalen på dette tidspunkt ved at reducere salget til kanalpartnere, udtaler Chuck Boynton, finansdirektør i Poly, i selskabets regnskabsmelding.

Efter regnskabet har investeringsbanken Morgan Stanley blandt andet sænket sit kursmål for aktien til 44 fra 58 dollar, skriver Bloomberg News.

En anden aktie med ørerne i maskinen er Chesapeake Energy, som smider 28,0 pct. Det største kursfald i aktien i 20 år. Koncernen, der udvinder skiffergas, advarede tirsdag aften om, at koncernen måske ikke kan overleve lave priser på brændstof.

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De amerikanske aktier trækker onsdag i minus. Efter en uges tid med rekorder, hvor handelshåbet var benzinen i tanken, er der onsdag lidt tvivl om, USA og Kina vil kunne nå en aftale allerede i november eller først en gang i december.

Teknologitunge Nasdaq falder kl. 12.35 lokal tid mest med 0,5 pct., mens det brede S&P 500 mister 0,2 pct. Dow Jones bakker tilsvarende.

NOVEMBER ELLER DECEMBER

I oktober annoncerede USA's præsident Donald Trump en delvis handelsaftale med Kina, og det er færdiggørelsen af den, som markedet venter på. De to lande har begge peget på en underskrift her i november som en mulighed, men onsdag skriver Reuters på baggrund af en anonym kilde i den amerikanske regering, at det måske først bliver i december.

Det skaber usikkerhed hos investorerne, der ellers har vænnet sig til, at nyhederne omkring handelskrigen var vendt til det positive.

- Hvad angår markedet, er en masse positivt tydeligvis allerede indregnet i forhold til handel, siger Robert Carnell, økonom hos ING, til Financial Times.

SUNDHED I TOP

Sundhedssektoren fører an i S&P 500-indekset med et plus på 0,5 pct., efter at aktierne var med til at holde markedet nede tirsdag. Dagligvarer stiger også 0,4 pct., mens energiaktierne omvendt udgør bunden med et minus på 2,1 pct. Efter tre dage med stigninger i olieprisen, som har løftet olieselskaberne, bakker den igen onsdag med 1,5 pct.

Det er derfor også Exxon Mobil, som trækker mest ned i S&P 500 onsdag med et minus på 2,1 pct. Aktien var dog steget med 8 pct. de foregående tre dage, også løftet af et solidt regnskab for tredje kvartal.

Microsoft bidrager dog også til udviklingen med et fald på 0,6 pct., mens Facebook gør sit til tendensen og mister 1,2 pct., ligesom Apple og Amazon mister 0,4 og 0,6 pct.

SYGEKASSER LØFTER

En af de store vindere onsdag er derimod printerproducenten HP, som stiger med 10,1 pct. på nyheden om, at Xerox overvejer at byde på selskabet. Xerox, der netop tirsdag solgte sin andel af joint venturet Fuji Xerox til partneren Fujifilm for 2,3 mia. dollar, vil ifølge flere medier byde op mod 27 mia. dollar for HP.

Xerox' egen aktie stiger onsdag 2,2 pct.

Der er også fokus på sygekassen og apotekerkæden CVS Health, som stiger med 4,9 pct. efter sit regnskab for tredje kvartal, da koncernen opjusterer sine forventninger efter en stærk udviklingen i medicinalsalget, i salget af sundhedsforsikringer og i detailsalget. Koncernen bidrager dermed mest af alle til, at sundhedsaktierne ligger i top.

Konkurrenten Humana stiger samtidig med 3,5 pct., da sygekassen også har løftet sin prognose for hele 2019. Humana har fået flere medicare-kunder end ventet, set et løft i sin forretning for sundhedsservices og samtidig forbedret effektiviteten.

Det går derimod ikke så godt for chipproducenten Microchip Technology, som mister 5,7 pct. Tallene for andet kvartal var en spids under det ventede på omsætningen, men især prognosen skuffer, da selv toppen af guidance for tredje kvartal for omsætningen og indtjeningen ligger under analytikernes konsensus, ifølge Bloomberg News.

GN-KONKURRENT I HULLET

Nedturen er endnu større for GN Audios amerikanske konkurrent Poly, der mister hele 40,1 pct. Tallene for andet kvartal og prognosen for tredje, som blev præsenteret tirsdag aften, var langt under Wall Streets forventninger på både omsætning og indtjening.

- Når vi analyserer lagerniveauerne over hele værdikæden, i lyset af udviklingen af de makroøkonomiske betingelser og betydelige transitioner af produkter undervejs, mener vi, at det er fornuftigt at reducere lagrene i kanalen på dette tidspunkt ved at reducere salget til kanalpartnere, udtaler Chuck Boynton, finansdirektør i Poly, i selskabets regnskabsmelding.

Efter regnskabet har investeringsbanken Morgan Stanley blandt andet sænket sit kursmål for aktien til 44 fra 58 dollar, skriver Bloomberg News.

En anden aktie med ørerne i maskinen er Chesapeake Energy, som smider 28,0 pct. Det største kursfald i aktien i 20 år. Koncernen, der udvinder skiffergas, advarede tirsdag aften om, at koncernen måske ikke kan overleve lave priser på brændstof.

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USA/middag: Taber pusten på handelsskepsis - sygekasser opjusterer

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De amerikanske aktier trækker onsdag i minus. Efter en uges tid med rekorder, hvor handelshåbet var benzinen i tanken, er der onsdag lidt tvivl om, USA og Kina vil kunne nå en aftale allerede i november eller først en gang i december.

Teknologitunge Nasdaq falder kl. 12.35 lokal tid mest med 0,5 pct., mens det brede S&P 500 mister 0,2 pct. Dow Jones bakker tilsvarende.

NOVEMBER ELLER DECEMBER

I oktober annoncerede USA's præsident Donald Trump en delvis handelsaftale med Kina, og det er færdiggørelsen af den, som markedet venter på. De to lande har begge peget på en underskrift her i november som en mulighed, men onsdag skriver Reuters på baggrund af en anonym kilde i den amerikanske regering, at det måske først bliver i december.

Det skaber usikkerhed hos investorerne, der ellers har vænnet sig til, at nyhederne omkring handelskrigen var vendt til det positive.

- Hvad angår markedet, er en masse positivt tydeligvis allerede indregnet i forhold til handel, siger Robert Carnell, økonom hos ING, til Financial Times.

SUNDHED I TOP

Sundhedssektoren fører an i S&P 500-indekset med et plus på 0,5 pct., efter at aktierne var med til at holde markedet nede onsdag. Dagligvarer stiger også 0,4 pct., mens energiaktierne omvendt udgør bunden med et minus på 2,1 pct. Efter tre dage med stigninger i olieprisen, som har løftet olieselskaberne, bakker den igen torsdag med 1,5 pct.

Det er derfor også Exxon Mobil, som trækker mest ned i S&P 500 torsdag med et minus på 2,1 pct. Aktien var dog steget med 8 pct. de foregående tre dage, også løftet af et solidt regnskab for tredje kvartal.

Microsoft bidrager dog også til udviklingen med et fald på 0,6 pct., mens Facebook gør sit til tendensen og mister 1,2 pct., ligesom Apple og Amazon mister 0,4 og 0,6 pct.

SYGEKASSER LØFTER

En af de store vindere torsdag er derimod printerproducenten HP, som stiger med 10,1 pct. på nyheden om, at Xerox overvejer at byde på selskabet. Xerox, der netop onsdag solgte sin andel af joint venturet Fuji Xerox til partneren Fujifilm for 2,3 mia. dollar, vil ifølge flere medier byde op mod 27 mia. dollar for HP.

Xerox' egen aktie stiger torsdag 2,2 pct.

Der er også fokus på sygekassen og apotekerkæden CVS Health, som stiger med 4,9 pct. efter sit regnskab for tredje kvartal, da koncernen opjusterer sine forventninger efter en stærk udviklingen i medicinalsalget, i salget af sundhedsforsikringer og i detailsalget. Koncernen bidrager dermed mest af alle til, at sundhedsaktierne ligger i top.

Konkurrenten Humana stiger samtidig med 3,5 pct., da sygekassen også har løftet sin prognose for hele 2019. Humana har fået flere medicare-kunder end ventet, set et løft i sin forretning for sundhedsservices og samtidig forbedret effektiviteten.

Det går derimod ikke så godt for chipproducenten Microchip Technology, som mister 5,7 pct. Tallene for andet kvartal var en spids under det ventede på omsætningen, men især prognosen skuffer, da selv toppen af guidance for tredje kvartal for omsætningen og indtjeningen ligger under analytikernes konsensus, ifølge Bloomberg News.

GN-KONKURRENT I HULLET

Nedturen er endnu større for GN Audios amerikanske konkurrent Poly, der mister hele 40,1 pct. Tallene for andet kvartal og prognosen for tredje, som blev præsenteret onsdag aften, var langt under Wall Streets forventninger på både omsætning og indtjening.

- Når vi analyserer lagerniveauerne over hele værdikæden, i lyset af udviklingen af de makroøkonomiske betingelser og betydelige transitioner af produkter undervejs, mener vi, at det er fornuftigt at reducere lagrene i kanalen på dette tidspunkt ved at reducere salget til kanalpartnere, udtaler Chuck Boynton, finansdirektør i Poly, i selskabets regnskabsmelding.

Efter regnskabet har investeringsbanken Morgan Stanley blandt andet sænket sit kursmål for aktien til 44 fra 58 dollar, skriver Bloomberg News.

En anden aktie med ørerne i maskinen er Chesapeake Energy, som smider 28,0 pct. Det største kursfald i aktien i 20 år. Koncernen, der udvinder skiffergas, advarede onsdag aften om, at koncernen måske ikke kan overleve lave priser på brændstof.

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USA/middag: Taber pusten på handelsskepsis - sygekasser opjusterer

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De amerikanske aktier trækker onsdag i minus. Efter en uges tid med rekorder, hvor handelshåbet var benzinen i tanken, er der onsdag lidt tvivl om, USA og Kina vil kunne nå en aftale allerede i november eller først en gang i december.

Teknologitunge Nasdaq falder kl. 12.35 lokal tid mest med 0,5 pct., mens det brede S&P 500 mister 0,2 pct. Dow Jones bakker tilsvarende.

NOVEMBER ELLER DECEMBER

I oktober annoncerede USA's præsident Donald Trump en delvis handelsaftale med Kina, og det er færdiggørelsen af den, som markedet venter på. De to lande har begge peget på en underskrift her i november som en mulighed, men onsdag skriver Reuters på baggrund af en anonym kilde i den amerikanske regering, at det måske først bliver i december.

Det skaber usikkerhed hos investorerne, der ellers har vænnet sig til, at nyhederne omkring handelskrigen var vendt til det positive.

- Hvad angår markedet, er en masse positivt tydeligvis allerede indregnet i forhold til handel, siger Robert Carnell, økonom hos ING, til Financial Times.

SUNDHED I TOP

Sundhedssektoren fører an i S&P 500-indekset med et plus på 0,5 pct., efter at aktierne var med til at holde markedet nede onsdag. Dagligvarer stiger også 0,4 pct., mens energiaktierne omvendt udgør bunden med et minus på 2,1 pct. Efter tre dage med stigninger i olieprisen, som har løftet olieselskaberne, bakker den igen torsdag med 1,5 pct.

Det er derfor også Exxon Mobil, som trækker mest ned i S&P 500 torsdag med et minus på 2,1 pct. Aktien var dog steget med 8 pct. de foregående tre dage, også løftet af et solidt regnskab for tredje kvartal.

Microsoft bidrager dog også til udviklingen med et fald på 0,6 pct., mens Facebook gør sit til tendensen og mister 1,2 pct., ligesom Apple og Amazon mister 0,4 og 0,6 pct.

SYGEKASSER LØFTER

En af de store vindere torsdag er derimod printerproducenten HP, som stiger med 10,1 pct. på nyheden om, at Xerox overvejer at byde på selskabet. Xerox, der netop onsdag solgte sin andel af joint venturet Fuji Xerox til partneren Fujifilm for 2,3 mia. dollar, vil ifølge flere medier byde op mod 27 mia. dollar for HP.

Xerox' egen aktie stiger torsdag 2,2 pct.

Der er også fokus på sygekassen og apotekerkæden CVS Health, som stiger med 4,9 pct. efter sit regnskab for tredje kvartal, da koncernen opjusterer sine forventninger efter en stærk udviklingen i medicinalsalget, i salget af sundhedsforsikringer og i detailsalget. Koncernen bidrager dermed mest af alle til, at sundhedsaktierne ligger i top.

Konkurrenten Humana stiger samtidig med 3,5 pct., da sygekassen også har løftet sin prognose for hele 2019. Humana har fået flere medicare-kunder end ventet, set et løft i sin forretning for sundhedsservices og samtidig forbedret effektiviteten.

Det går derimod ikke så godt for chipproducenten Microchip Technology, som mister 5,7 pct. Tallene for andet kvartal var en spids under det ventede på omsætningen, men især prognosen skuffer, da selv toppen af guidance for tredje kvartal for omsætningen og indtjeningen ligger under analytikernes konsensus, ifølge Bloomberg News.

GN-KONKURRENT I HULLET

Nedturen er endnu større for GN Audios amerikanske konkurrent Poly, der mister hele 40,1 pct. Tallene for andet kvartal og prognosen for tredje, som blev præsenteret onsdag aften, var langt under Wall Streets forventninger på både omsætning og indtjening.

- Når vi analyserer lagerniveauerne over hele værdikæden, i lyset af udviklingen af de makroøkonomiske betingelser og betydelige transitioner af produkter undervejs, mener vi, at det er fornuftigt at reducere lagrene i kanalen på dette tidspunkt ved at reducere salget til kanalpartnere, udtaler Chuck Boynton, finansdirektør i Poly, i selskabets regnskabsmelding.

Efter regnskabet har investeringsbanken Morgan Stanley blandt andet sænket sit kursmål for aktien til 44 fra 58 dollar, skriver Bloomberg News.

En anden aktie med ørerne i maskinen er Chesapeake Energy, som smider 28,0 pct. Det største kursfald i aktien i 20 år. Koncernen, der udvinder skiffergas, advarede onsdag aften om, at koncernen måske ikke kan overleve lave priser på brændstof.

/ritzau/FINANS

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Wednesday

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Morning y'all from the Commonwealth of Virginia the State of South New York. I voted, but for the first time in my adult life I did not cast a ballot for anyone running for my state senate district. There were two candidates. From the D-team, a pedophile, who lost his law license and copped a plea deal to avoid what was a slam-dunk felony conviction for statutory rape. From the I-team, a pot head whose entire platform was the legalization of marijuana and allowing convicted felons to legally posses firearms, thus avoiding that mandatory sentencing associated with a convicted felon being arrested and in possession of a firearm. From the R-team... they didn't even put up a candidate. The pervert won as did the candidates for state house and senate race who received money from Michael Bloomberg. He now owns this state. Today starts with partly cloudy skies, 45F, and 79% humidity. Expecting the clouds to clear, giving a sunny afternoon and a high of 61F.
          

Bloomberg Businessweek 2019 MBA Rankings

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Bloomberg Businessweek released the 2019-2020 Best Business School Rankings earlier this week. Personal MBA Coach would like to share our thoughts on the latest rankings and business school rankings in general. According to Bloomberg, “The Bloomberg Businessweek 2019-20 Best B-Schools ranking is based on 26,804 survey responses from MBA students, alumni, and recruiters in 2019 […]
          

Is an MBA Still Relevant? Definitely, According to These B-School Deans

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Are you contemplating an MBA for career advancement, personal development, or a career switch? You may have mixed feelings as a result of news stories covering the recent dip in applications. You might ask yourself, is an MBA still relevant? We know b-school hopefuls love to hear advice from the experts. Bloomberg Businessweek recently spoke […]
          

Thursday Afternoon Links

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[Reuters] Trade-fueled rally pushes Wall Street to fresh record high

[Reuters] Bond yields are surging with the 10-year Treasury yield jumping the most since Trump’s election

[Bloomberg] U.S. Bonds Smashed by Trade Boost as French Yields Go Above Zero

[Bloomberg] Home-Price Gains in the U.S. Accelerated as Borrowing Costs Fell

[WSJ] New York Fed Adds $115.14 Billion in Short-Term Liquidity to Markets

[FT] Italy surpasses Greece as euro area’s riskiest borrower
          

Thursday's News Links

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[Reuters] U.S.-China trade deal hopes restart stocks rally

[Reuters] China says it has agreed with U.S. to cancel tariffs in phases

[Reuters] Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious'

[Reuters] Iran holding IAEA inspector was 'outrageous provocation': U.S.

[Reuters] Erdogan says U.S. not fulfilling Syria deal ahead of Trump talks

[Bloomberg] China Says U.S. Agrees to Tariff Rollback If Deal Reached

[Bloomberg] China Is Said to Mull Wave of Bank Mergers to Bolster Stability

[Bloomberg] Beloved Quant Trade of 2019 Is Under Threat Now Risk Is Back

[Bloomberg] EU Warns Worst May Be Ahead as Euro-Area Resilience Wanes

[Bloomberg] Merkel's Fading Power Laid Bare as German Ministers Go Rogue

[WSJ] Pensions Venture Into Risky Corners of the Market in Hunt for Returns

[WSJ] Thin Liquidity Spurs Stock Moves
          

МИР США могут отказаться от введения пошлин на импорт автомобилей из ЕС

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США могут отказаться от повышения пошлин на импортируемые автомобили из стран ЕС, поскольку существует возможность договориться с европейскими автоконцернами. Об этом министр торговли США Уилбур Росс заявил в интервью Bloomberg.

«Мы надеемся, что переговоры, которые мы ведем с отдельными компаниями об их планах капитальных вложений, принесут достаточно плодов, и нам не понадобится прибегать к статье 232 ни в полном объеме, ни даже частично», — заявил Росс, имея в виду статью 232 американского закона от 1962 года, который предоставляет президенту США полномочия прибегать к введению пошлин для корректировки импорта товаров из других государств в целях защиты национальных интересов.

Президент США Дональд Трамп в мае объявил об отсрочке введения повышенных пошлин на автомобили на 180 дней, срок отсрочки истекает к середине ноября. В июне он не исключал введение пошлин до 25% на автомобили из ЕС. В ответ в Европе пригрозили ответными мерами.

3 октября американские власти решили с 18 октября ввести пошлины на самолеты и сельхозпродукцию из ЕС в размере 10% и 25% соответственно. В основном меры коснутся Франции, Германии, Испании и Великобритании. Арбитраж ВТО разрешил ввести пошлины на товары и услуги стран ЕС почти на $7,5 млрд из-за скандала с финансированием европейскими правительствами Airbus.

После этого министр иностранных дел Италии Луиджи Ди Майо пригрозил Вашингтону ответными мерами на введение пошлин на европейские товары. Он считает, что нужно прекратить торговую войну и перейти к диалогу. Введение пошлин, по мнению министра, ослабит Штаты и Евросоюз.

Источник: https://iz.ru/939460/2019-11-04/ssha-mogut-otkazatsia-ot-vvedeniia-poshlin-na-import-avtomobilei-iz-es


          

Investors are dumping oil. So why would anyone buy Saudi Aramco?

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Saudi Arabia's state oil monopoly makes more money than any other company on Earth. But low oil prices, the climate crisis and geopolitical risk could deter investors from buying into the partial privatization of Saudi Aramco.

The concerns may cause fund managers in London, New York and Tokyo to balk at what could be the largest IPO in history, forcing Aramco to rely heavily on rich local families, sympathetic sovereign wealth funds or major customers such as China signing up for shares.

The biggest risks are tied to Aramco's core business: oil. Demand growth for crude is slowing — an inconvenient truth for bankers pitching the company at a valuation of up to $2 trillion. Add growing pressure on institutional investors to ditch oil assets they already own, as well as a tough political environment in the Middle East, and the investment case for Aramco weakens.

"It's hard to see how the company grows over time," said Anish Kapadia, director of energy at Palissy Advisors, an investment advisory firm based in London.

$1 trillion or $2 trillion?

Aramco announced its intention to float shares on the Riyadh stock exchange this week. It made clear it wants this to be a global affair.

"We want to get financial investors from all over the world," chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan told reporters at a press conference on Sunday.

Global investors are sure to give the company a good look. Aramco, which could reportedly list a stake as large as 5%, sits on massive crude reserves. It posted a $68 billion profit for the first nine months of 2019, a slowdown from the previous year, when annual earnings totaled $111 billion.

"Aramco is the largest and lowest cost producer of oil, and the scale of spare capacity still makes it uniquely strategic in the global oil market," Hasnain Malik, the Dubai-based head of equity strategy at Tellimer, an investment bank focused on developing markets, wrote in a recent note to clients.

The company has also committed to a $75 billion annual dividend through 2024. Analysts say what investors earn from the payouts could compete with ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, depending on Aramco's valuation. Some potential investors may hold out for even more.

The next few weeks could be tumultuous. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has reportedly sought a valuation for Aramco near $2 trillion. But the model run by Palissy Advisors puts Aramco's value at just $1 trillion. That's a massive range — and some investors will worry about overpaying. Some may decide to just stick with existing oil and gas holdings, many of which have been traded publicly for years and offer more transparency.

"There [are] plenty of existing stocks which give exposure to oil," Malik told CNN Business. "Occupying a minority position in a state-owned oil company may not be that appealing."

Oil's dimming outlook

Brent crude, the global benchmark, is currently worth about $62 per barrel. If oil prices were between $70 and $80 per barrel, it would be easy to tack on a few $100 billion more in value to Aramco, Kapadia said.

But prices aren't headed in that direction. Global economic growth is weakening, reducing demand, and climate crisis fears are escalating. OPEC said in a report published this week that annual demand growth for oil will slump to just 500,000 barrels per day at the end of the next decade, as developed countries shift to renewable sources of energy. Aramco could tighten its grip on supply to boost prices — but not without stoking division among the cartel and allied producers.

"It's essentially a one product company, and the price of that product is very volatile," said Tarek Fadlallah, chief executive of the Middle East unit of Nomura Asset Management.

Additionally, many big institutional investors are under enormous pressure to dump oil assets because of the greenhouse gas emissions they generate and declining performance. Norway's giant wealth fund said it would phase out oil and gas stocks earlier this year. According to Carbon Tracker, a think tank, every major oil and gas company, including Aramco, has committed to recent projects that don't align with the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

"There are an increasing number of funds that have it as a stated policy that they will not invest in hydrocarbon-related companies," Fadlallah said. "That necessarily decreases the universe of funds that can invest in the Aramco IPO."

Aramco could fare better than its peers should climate concerns reduce demand for fossil fuels because its production costs are so low, said Andrew Grant, senior analyst at Carbon Tracker. But the company would still be hit if reduced demand eats into oil prices, making its margins much less attractive.

The Saudi factor

International investors that don't need to curry favor with Saudi's rulers could also hold out for a cheaper price on shares due to geopolitical risks. Aramco proved in September that it can quickly get production back up and running following a serious attack on its facilities. But the company still operates in a very volatile region and is beholden to its majority owner, the Saudi royal family.

"With any national oil company, the valuation is inextricably linked to the politics of that country," Kapadia said. He views Aramco as less politically risky than Russia's Rosneft or Brazil's Petrobras, but more exposed than the big oil companies based in developed markets.

The murder one year ago of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul chilled international business ties with the kingdom. Relations have only been partially repaired since.

Of course, some are more comfortable stomaching that political risk. China — which counts Saudi Arabia as its No. 1 source of crude oil — is in talks to invest between $5 billion and $10 billion in Aramco's IPO, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Sonja Laud, chief investment officer at Legal and General Investment Management, said Monday at a Reuters investment summit that her firm has not yet decided whether to invest in Aramco. "Concerns from a corporate governance viewpoint are well-flagged," she noted.

"LGIM is currently reviewing the Saudi Aramco investment case under consideration of business, valuation and corporate governance concerns," the asset management company said in a statement.

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Bloomberg (США): доллар сохраняет господствующее положение в двух странах, конфликтующих с США

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Россия и Турция заключили пакт об использовании местных валют. Несмотря на все разговоры о борьбе с господством Вашингтона, эти страны все еще довольно сильно зависят от американской валюты, пишет автор. Наташа Дофф (Natasha Doff)Впервые шесть месяце…
          

Huawei’s Overseas Smartphone Business to Shrink: Ren

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Bloomberg Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

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2020 Will Be the Year of the Electric Vehicle, Says Newton Investment’s Flood

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Why Qualcomm Expects a Strong-Than-Expected Current Quarter

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Bloomberg Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

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Kincade Fire 100% Contained at Just Under 78K Acres

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Firefighters late Wednesday reached 100% containment of the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, according to Cal Fire officials.

The spread of the fire had all but stopped, with 77,758 acres reported burned, unchanged from early Sunday morning, Cal Fire said.

The 100% containment figure is up from 88% Wednesday morning. And while evacuation orders have all been lifted, some of those areas remained.

No one died in the fire, which was first reported Oct. 23, but 374 structures, including 174 homes and 11 commercial buildings, were destroyed, Cal Fire said. Four firefighters were injured.

No official cause has been established as of Wednesday evening, Cal Fire said. Initially, Cal Fire had expected to gain full containment by Thursday.



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China's gold-buying spree comes to an end after 10 months

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If you believe that public reports tell the whole story.

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By Ranjeetha Pakiam
Bloomberg News
Thursday, November 7, 2019

China just hit the pause button on its gold-buying spree.

The People's Bank of China kept holdings level 62.64 million ounces in October, unchanged from a month earlier, according to data on its website today. That holding pattern follows 10 straight months of accumulation that have boosted the nation's stockpile by more than 100 tons.

Central-bank purchases have been an important feature of the global market this year, with official sector demand helping to support gold prices and offset a drop in demand from consumers. The backdrop to Beijing’s accumulation has been the nagging trade-war with the U.S., which has hurt growth. ...

... For the remainder of the report:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-07/china-hits-pause-butt...


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Indian startup quickly monetizes gold and collects interest on it

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Who can honestly say the metal isn't money? Who can honestly say it doesn't pay interest?

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A Startup Is Cashing In on India's $1 Trillion Gold Stash

By Suvashree Ghosh and Saritha Rai
Bloomberg News
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

When Vijay Mhatre needed cash to make up a shortfall for his son's engineering school tuition, he pledged his wife's necklace and bangles. Instead of going to the nearest pawnbroker or bank, the 55-year-old called Rupeek Fintech Pvt Ltd., summoning a representative of the online gold lender to his 650-square-foot Mumbai apartment and sidestepping the ignominy of being seen pawning the family jewelry.

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Great Bear Drills New Near-Surface High-Grade 'Yauro Zone' Discovery at Dixie:
10.32 g/t Gold Over 18.20 m, 5.60 g/t Gold Over 25.25 m, and 16.60 g/t Gold Over 6.00 m

Company Announcement
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -– Great Bear Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GBR) today reported new results from its ongoing, fully-funded 90,000-metre drill program at its 100%-owned Dixie project in the Red Lake district of Ontario.

Three new gold discoveries have been made and drill results disclosed in this announcement are from the following zones along the LP Fault: Yauro (new zone), Viggo (new zone), Bear-Rimini, Northwest of Bear Rimini; and along the North Fault (new zone), which runs parallel to the LP Fault. ...

Results include: 32 g/t gold over 2.65 metres and 21.33 g/t gold over 3.30 metres, within a wider interval of 5.14 g/t gold over 37.40 metres; 30.66 g/t gold over 3.45 metres, within a wider interval of 5.60 g/t gold over 25.25 metres; and 35.96 g/t gold over 1.73 metres, within a wider interval of 2.01 g/t gold over 66.20 metres. ...

... For the remainder of the announcement:

https://mailchi.mp/08390992ba61/great-bear-drills-new-near-surface-high-...



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GoldCore's O'Byrne: Has Germany increased its gold reserves for first time in 21 years?

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Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GoldCore's Mark O'Byrne today examines the confusion over whether Germany's Bundesbank recently increased its gold reserves by a small amount or whether the report that it did so was mistaken, caused by an error by Bloomberg News or the International Monetary Fund. In any case, O'Byrne notes, the question could be settled by inquiry direct to the Bundesbank, if the Bundesbank was inclined to answer such questions.

O'Byrne's commentary is headlined "Has Germany Increased Its Gold Reserves for the First Time in 21 Years?" and it's posted at YouTube here:

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CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
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Great Bear Drills New Near-Surface High-Grade 'Yauro Zone' Discovery at Dixie:
10.32 g/t Gold Over 18.20 m, 5.60 g/t Gold Over 25.25 m, and 16.60 g/t Gold Over 6.00 m

Company Announcement
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -– Great Bear Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GBR) today reported new results from its ongoing, fully-funded 90,000-metre drill program at its 100%-owned Dixie project in the Red Lake district of Ontario.

Three new gold discoveries have been made and drill results disclosed in this announcement are from the following zones along the LP Fault: Yauro (new zone), Viggo (new zone), Bear-Rimini, Northwest of Bear Rimini; and along the North Fault (new zone), which runs parallel to the LP Fault. ...

Results include: 32 g/t gold over 2.65 metres and 21.33 g/t gold over 3.30 metres, within a wider interval of 5.14 g/t gold over 37.40 metres; 30.66 g/t gold over 3.45 metres, within a wider interval of 5.60 g/t gold over 25.25 metres; and 35.96 g/t gold over 1.73 metres, within a wider interval of 2.01 g/t gold over 66.20 metres. ...

... For the remainder of the announcement:

https://mailchi.mp/08390992ba61/great-bear-drills-new-near-surface-high-...


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'I'm not convinced we will have fair elections in America': Stacey Abrams' fight against voter suppression

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'I'm not convinced we will have fair elections in America': Stacey Abrams' fight against voter suppressionAbrams’ battle to become Georgia governor drew international attention - and sparked speculation she might run for president. Instead she’s leading a nationwide campaign against voter suppressionStacey Abrams: ‘We saw an implementation of almost every possible iteration of voter suppression.’ Photograph: Peyton Fulford/The GuardianOne year ago, at an election night party in downtown Atlanta, Stacey Abrams took the stage and delivered a speech that could well have been made 60 years ago, when this city was known as the cradle of the civil rights movement.“Democracy only works when we work for it. When we fight for it. When we demand it,” she said, the microphone peaking under the power of her voice. “In a civilized nation, the machinery of democracy should work for everyone, everywhere. Not just in certain places. And not just on a certain day.”Abrams was then the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, attempting to become the country’s first black female state executive.The race captivated America not only for its potential to make history. It also dredged up the country’s darkest past. African Americans in the deep south were once disenfranchised with literacy tests and other racist laws, and in recent years a surge in restrictive voting legislation, including voter identification laws and sweeping electoral roll purges, has ushered in an era described by some as a neo-Jim Crow.Abrams did not win that night. Her opponent, the Trump-endorsed Republican Brian Kemp, eventually edged to victory by a thin, 55,000-vote margin. Abrams believes that voter suppression played a central role, which has led her to her next chapter: she has announced that for the next year, she will lead a nationwide voting rights campaign. box 2Her goal is to export lessons she learned fighting voter suppression in Georgia, and to mobilize a base of progressives and marginalized communities to help Democrats win the White House in 2020. While many had urged her to consider a run for the presidency herself, she believes the new mission may be a more formidable undertaking.“I am not convinced at all that we will have free and fair elections unless we work to make it so,” she said in August, during the first of several conversations with the Guardian. “In America, we have the theory of free and fair elections, but unfortunately we’ve seen, particularly over the last 20 years, an erosion of the ability to access that right.”The turning point came in a 2013 supreme court ruling that gutted the civil rights movement’s crowning achievement, the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The ruling paved the way for a raft of state laws that have made voting harder across the country.“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent instrument of transformation we have in our democracy,” said the Georgia civil rights veteran and US congressman John Lewis last year. “There are forces trying to make it harder and more difficult for people to participate. And we must drown out these forces.”This is why today, the Guardian is launching The Fight to Vote, a series that will investigate why it is so hard for growing numbers of Americans to cast a ballot. In the run-up to the 2020 election, it will scrutinize compromised electoral systems, give a platform to voices silenced at the polls, and reveal how voter suppression is already shaping the 2020 election.“We are in a different era of voter suppression,” Abrams says. “But unfortunately it is a continued lineage of voter suppression that began with the inception of our country.”Stacey Abrams meets Georgia voters in Metter, Monday November 5, 2018. Photograph: Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Getty Images****We first meet on a bright and humid summer’s afternoon in an upmarket Atlanta suburb a few blocks from the headquarters of her new national voting rights campaign, Fair Fight 2020. The campaign is now in its infancy, but aims to create a vast voter protection drive across the country, supporting teams in 20 battleground states to aid with registration and boost turnout among minority groups next year.In September she appeared on stage at a concert with the pop artist Lizzo in New York, delivering a rousing speech urging young attendees to become part of the campaign. This was part of a broader goal of engaging younger communities of color by pushing the voting rights struggle into popular culture.“Every one of you is responsible for finding a rule that is wrong,” she told the crowd. “I want you to break that rule and write a new one.”Abrams sees this work, and her gubernatorial election last year, as the continuation of a struggle that has spanned generations. “We believe in the right to vote, but, from the very beginning, communities have been distanced from it,” she says.Communities like her own. Born in the small, coastal city of Gulfport, at the southern tip of Mississippi, Abrams and her five siblings were taught about the critical importance of voting from a young age. Her parents, both Methodist ministers, were involved in the civil rights movement as teenagers – her father was arrested for assisting voter registration in black communities while still in high school.“My parents took us with them when they voted,” she says. “They talked about why politics mattered. They made certain we watched the news and asked questions, because they wanted us to understand that our engagement, our ability to shape our communities, was directly tied to our votes, and they were very clear that they expected us to be voters.”Stacey Abrams in Atlanta on 27 August 2019. Photograph: Peyton Fulford/The GuardianThe voting rights struggle has shifted significantly since her parents’ days. While voter suppression laws in various states no longer explicitly target particular groups, the method is more insidious, using carefully constructed policy to make it harder to register, to cast a vote and to have a ballot counted. It has fundamentally changed the electoral landscape in the United States.Abrams’ home state of Georgia is an incubator for these new suppression tactics, and Kemp, her opponent last year, is a primary instigator. Beginning in 2010, he served as Georgia’s secretary of state, overseeing voting and elections, and controversially declined to step down from the post while he ran for governor, meaning he effectively oversaw his own election.Since the landmark supreme court decision, which allowed states to impose new voting laws without federal approval, Georgia has enacted a swath of voter suppression laws, from rapidly purging the voter rolls of those deemed inactive, to the closure of hundreds of polling places, often in poorer black neighbourhoods. It introduced a new law terminating voter registration four weeks before the 2018 election day, preventing an estimated 87,000 people from voting.The state also introduced a controversial “exact match” law requiring that details on new voter applications match precisely with government-issued documents – meaning an errant hyphen or a changed married name can block the registration process. This system proved contentious last year after 53,000 applications – mostly from African Americans – were revealed to have stalled less than a month before election day.“We saw an implementation of almost every possible iteration of voter suppression,” Abrams says. “Yes, we became an incubator, but we also became a singularity where almost every one of those pieces [of suppression] was implemented by the person who would go on to become governor of the state.”Abrams accepts she cannot prove empirically that these policies altered the election outcome. But she also refuses to rule it out, and she has not formally conceded the election, a move Kemp’s campaign branded “a disgrace to democracy”. It is a slur she shrugs off as hypocritical posturing. Kemp, privately educated and wealthy, is to her a representative of the sort of conservative, white patriarchal power she has spent much of her career fighting against.Attendees look at a laptop computer during an election night watch party for Stacey Abrams in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, November 6th 2018. Photograph: Kevin D. Liles/Bloomberg via Getty Images“Brian Kemp is emblematic of what is happening across this country, which is that a community that has enjoyed a certain hegemony finds their control of power weakening,” she says.Critics have leveled the same charge at Donald Trump, who himself has spent much of his presidency casting false and inflammatory allegations of widespread illegal voting, the central justification for many voter suppression laws across the country. The president even appeared with Kemp during the 2018 campaign and reiterated a number of the conservative attacks on Abrams: that she had encouraged undocumented migrants to vote, would support widespread firearms confiscation, and was at the helm of a “radical” agenda across other areas of public life.Nonetheless Abrams’ success at mobilizing a progressive base means that many observers now see Georgia, a Democratic stronghold until the late 90s, as a swing state once again.“She galvanized the most Democratic voters we’ve ever seen in Georgia,” says Tharon Johnson, a veteran Democratic strategist in the state. “She was able to get a lot of sporadic voters who historically don’t come out in gubernatorial races, to turn out. She went to low-propensity voters – folks that have moved or maybe fell off the voting rolls. I think the operation and apparatus she built then will be used to help elect a Democrat [next year].” ‘She always had plans and knows what she wants to do’‘I became more and more afraid, reluctant to do the work of campaigning because I didn’t want to pick up the phone and hear another person I admired tell me my skin color and gender would be my undoing.’ Photograph: Peyton Fulford/The GuardianAbrams began to find her own political voice in the early 1990s, while studying at the historically black Spelman College in Atlanta.She led organizing efforts when an unarmed black man, Rodney King, was assaulted by Los Angeles police in 1991. She appeared on TV news, dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, alongside the city’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, where the two sparred over Atlanta’s policing tactics. Jackson later gave Abrams her maiden job in politics as a research assistant for the city.It was also at Spelman that Abrams begin to organize her life into a series of formal goals. Spurred by a romantic breakup at the time, she started entering her ambitions into a spreadsheet. By 24, she aimed to write a bestselling spy novel. By 30, she would become a millionaire. And at 35, the mayor of Atlanta. Her goals shifted over time – she published eight romance novels rather than spy novels, and she was elected to the Georgia house of representatives in 2007.“Stacey has always been very, very direct,” says her youngest sister, Jeanine Abrams McLean. “She always had plans and knows what she wants to do and develops plans to make sure it gets done.”As leader of the Democratic minority, Abrams earned bipartisan respect for her practical approach to governance..“She may be the most brilliant woman or person I’ve ever met,” says Allen Peake, a former Georgia house Republican who supported Kemp in 2018. “She is incredibly intelligent, incredibly quick on her feet, incredibly well prepared for every political battle she enters.”Peake mentions the time Abrams rallied Democrats to support a medical marijuana bill he worked on, as well as numerous GOP budgets passed with her support. “She was very pragmatic,” he says. Even so, he remains critical of her 2018 platform, which he characterizes as “radical”.Kemp’s tenure as governor, meanwhile, has proved disastrous for progressive causes in the state, among the most rapidly diversifying in the country. He signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in America and has refused to expand healthcare provisions, despite polling indicating a majority of Georgians disapproved of both decisions.Abrams describes this as a “tyranny of the minority” – suppressing the vote, she argues, has led to the suppression of the views of the majority. A mural featuring the face of Stacey Abrams in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/The Washington Post via Getty Images ‘It is not possible to win by only talking to those we’ve talked to before’There is an arresting passage in Abrams’ autobiography, Lead from the Outside, describing the doubts she battled as she announced her gubernatorial candidacy. Some of her closest friends and mentors declined to back her bid. Their message was blunt: Georgia was not ready to elect a black woman to high office. Abrams almost dropped out of the primary after one close mentor, who she does not name, declined to support her.“I became more and more afraid, reluctant to do the work of campaigning because I didn’t want to pick up the phone and hear another person I admired tell me my skin color and gender would be my undoing,” she writes in the book, which was published before last year’s election.Even though she is pouring her energy into fighting voting suppression, and has been touted as a potential running mate for Joe Biden, those feelings are still “devastating”. “It remains a reason that I have people I thought I were friends with that I acknowledge now weren’t true friendships. A number of them came back after I won the primary, but it’s a conversation that helped me understand that this is not simply a trope held by those who oppose me as a Democrat. It was a trope held by those who just didn’t believe in the capacity of communities of color to hold power.”The Democrats are hoping to win back the mostly white voters who swung to Trump in 2016, yet Abrams argues that embracing ostracized communities of color is essential.“Identity politics is good politics for Democrats,” she says. “It is not possible to win and to build the coalitions we need to build by only talking to those we’ve talked to before.”Abrams laughs a little awkwardly when asked if she has been approached by any of the candidates. “No one has rung my phone yet.” But she remains open. “I think it would be fantastic to be invited to be someone’s running mate, but you can’t plan your life around someone else’s wishes.”Meanwhile, Abrams still maintains those spreadsheets she started writing back at university. She last updated one in February of this year. She struck off “Governor of Georgia by 2018” from the list, and updated it to include her forthcoming work on voting rights.But she didn’t touch one goal that has been on there for years : president of the United States by 2028. “It’s still on there, but for later,” she says. * To contact the Guardian’s voting rights team, email votingrights@theguardian.com



          

Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 10/31

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Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 3:34:49 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

AL-02: Citing poor fundraising, state Rep. Will Dismukes dropped out of the GOP primary on Wednesday for this safely red open seat.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 3:43:01 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

KS-Sen: On Thursday, both the DSCC and EMILY’s List endorsed state Sen. Barbara Bollier’s campaign for this open GOP-held seat. Kansas famously hasn’t elected a Democratic senator since 1932, but Team Blue is hoping for an opening next year especially if 2018 GOP gubernatorial nominee Kris Kobach wins his primary.

Bollier, a former moderate Republican who switched parties late last year, entered the race in mid-October and quickly emerged as the heavy favorite in the Democratic primary. Former U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom dropped out just one day after Bollier jumped in and endorsed her, and she also soon earned the backing of both Gov. Laura Kelly and former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Bollier still faces Manhattan Mayor Pro Tem Usha Reddi in the August primary, but Reddi raised very little money during her first month in the race and has little outside support.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 7:30:42 PM +00:00 · David Nir

NJ-02, MN-07: On Thursday, the House voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, with all but two Democrats in favor and every Republican voting again (Republican-turned-independent Justin Amash was an "aye"). The two Democratic dissenters were longtime Rep. Collin Peterson, who represents the reddest district held by a Democrat, and freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who was thanked by Trump for his anti-impeachment comments in September.

In explaining himself, Peterson largely echoed discredited GOP talking points about process, and his decision was likely driven by raw political preservation: His once-blue district in rural northwest Minnesota voted for Trump 62-31 and is likely to keep getting redder. Peterson has also drawn what's likely going to be his toughest challenge ever from former Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, who recently earned House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's endorsement.

Two decades ago, though, Peterson felt quite differently. In October of 1998, he voted in favor of a Republican resolution opening an impeachment investigation into Bill Clinton, even though the crimes Clinton was alleged to have committed were far less grave than what Trump stands accused of. And while Peterson has always been one of the most conservative members of his caucus, his district had voted for Clinton by a 45-40 margin in 1996. (He ultimately voted against all four articles of impeachment that December.)

Van Drew, meanwhile, faces the opposite political calculus, though he doesn't seem to realize it. Van Drew's district in southern New Jersey also went for Trump, but by a considerably smaller 51-46 margin, and it previously backed Obama twice. In addition, calculations by analyst J. Miles Coleman show that Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy carried the district 50-48 during his successful 2017 run.

By virtue of representing swingy turf, Van Drew was always likely to be a Republican target next year, regardless of his vote on impeachment. Now, though, he's upped the likelihood he'll face the wrath of progressives in June's primary.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 7:44:12 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

Wichita, KS Mayor: On Tuesday, Democratic state Rep. Brandon Whipple filed a defamation lawsuit against a man named Matthew Colborn and two unnamed “John Doe” defendants over a web ad that falsely accused Whipple of sexual harassment.

Whipple is running to unseat Jeff Longwell, the Republican mayor of Wichita, and his lawsuit alleges that “supporters of the Mayor entered into a civil conspiracy to publish defamatory claims against the plaintiff with the intent of harming his candidacy.” Longwell has condemned the spot and denied any involvement with it.

The ad features several young women describing how they were sexually harassed while they were interns in the Kansas state legislature, and concludes with them all saying in unison, “Stop Brandon Whipple.” However, while the stories the women recount come from media reports describing harassment at the state capitol, none of them involved Whipple. The anti-Whipple ad even quotes one intern recounting how a legislator asked her, “Do your panties match your outfit?” but it fails to note that those words were attributed to a Republican state senator.

The web video was paid for by a New Mexico group called Protect Wichita’s Girls LLC, but state records don’t reveal any information about who’s behind the organization. However, one of the actresses who appeared in its ad came forward to tell The Wichita Eagle that she had been paid $50 to read a script for the video and identified GOP operative Matthew Colborn as the producer, saying Colborn told her she was working on “an ad against domestic violence.” The actress added that she had no idea who Whipple was when she took part, but said that “knowing that it’s a lie now, I just feel terrible.”

Colborn has served as campaign manager for Republican state Rep. Michael Capps, and he filmed the ad in an office he shares with Capps and another Republican, City Councilman James Clendenin. Clendenin has acknowledged that he knows Colborn but denied that he had anything to do with the video. Wichita’s mayoral election is Tuesday.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 8:33:17 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

New York City, NY Ballot: On Tuesday, New York City will vote on whether to adopt instant-runoff voting for all city primaries and special elections. If a majority votes in favor of Ballot Question 1, instant runoffs would come in to affect for races for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president, and the New York City Council starting in 2021.

The measure would not impact general elections, where it still would take just a simple plurality of the vote to win, but if New York City does adopt instant-runoff voting, it would be by far the largest jurisdiction in America to do so.

The city has long allowed candidates for mayor and other citywide offices to win party nominations with considerably less than a majority of the vote, and that’s put Democrats in some rough spots more than once. The most notorious incident arose in 1969, when City Comptroller Mario Procaccino, a conservative Democrat who declared, “We must stop coddling the criminals and pampering the punks,” was the beneficiary of a crowded primary.

That year, the liberal and moderate vote split between the party’s frontrunner, former Mayor Robert Wagner, and Bronx Borough President Herman Badillo. Procaccino ended up winning the nomination with just 33% of the vote while Wagner and Badillo took 29% and 28%, respectively. (Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer also competed in that race and finished a distant fourth with 5%.)

Procaccino, with his denunciations against “limousine liberals” and calls to “stop coddling the criminals and pampering the punks,” alienated the Democratic base, and in so doing, he gave incumbent John Lindsay a boost. Lindsay himself had narrowly lost the GOP nomination to a conservative opponent, state Sen. John Marchi, but he forged on as candidate of the now-defunct Liberal Party and beat beat Procaccino 42-35, while Marchi wound up with just 23%.

With Democrats eager to avoid a repeat, the state legislature passed a new law requiring citywide primary candidates to win at least 40% of the vote to avoid a runoff. Procaccino sued, saying that the new rule “discriminates against poor guys like me.” However, the law stood, and it remains in effect today.

But while the new rules have prevented a conservative like Procaccino from winning another Democratic primary, they’ve still caused headaches for Team Blue. Republican incumbent Rudy Guliani was termed out in 2001, and Democrats were initially optimistic about retaking the mayor’s office after eight years in the wilderness. However, the primary between Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer and Public Advocate Mark Green went into a nasty second round that ended with a 51-49 victory for Green.

Less than a month later, Republican Michael Bloomberg defeated Green 50-48; while Bloomberg benefited from his massive spending and Guliani’s renewed popularity in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the negative Democratic primary likely also played a role in the narrow GOP win.

In 2013, the Democratic primary to succeed Bloomberg almost went to a runoff, but late-counted votes put Bill de Blasio just over the top with 40.8% of the vote. De Blasio will be termed-out in 2021 and if Question 1 passes on Tuesday, what could be a crowded Democratic primary to succeed him will be held under instant-runoff rules.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 9:36:08 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

NC-Sen: On Thursday, the DSCC endorsed former state Sen. Cal Cunningham in the primary to take on GOP Sen. Tom Tillis. Cunningham faces a few opponents in the March contest, but none of them have raised much money. Cunningham had $1.1 million in the bank at the end of September while his nearest intra-party foe, state Sen. Erica Smith, had only $13,000 to spend.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 9:46:52 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

LA-Gov: Edgewater Research and My People Vote are out with a poll of the Nov. 16 runoff that gives Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards a 50-47 lead over Republican Eddie Rispone, which is the same margin that the GOP firm JMC Analytics recently found in their survey for the media company Nexstar Communications. Edgewater Research is run by veteran New Orleans pollster Ed Chervenak.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has announced that he will hold a rally sometime next week for Rispone in Monroe. The city is located in the 5th District, which is represented by defeated all-party primary candidate Ralph Abraham. Abraham endorsed Rispone on the night of his defeat, but Edwards has been running TV spots in the 5th District reminding voters about the ugly contest between the two Republicans.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 9:57:33 PM +00:00 · Stephen Wolf

ME-Sen: Republican Sen. Susan Collins is already going up with two more TV ads after first taking to the airwaves earlier in October. The first spot is positive and touts her as "the most bipartisan senator," while the second ad blasts supposed "extreme-left" groups for spending millions of dollars on ads that the narrator claims are false without specifying any of the attacks against Collins.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 10:01:39 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

MD-07: On Thursday, Del. Talmadge Branch became the first elected official to announce that he would compete in the special Democratic primary to succeed the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. Branch is the chamber’s majority whip, and he is also a former chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.

This week, former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Del. Terri Hill also each expressed interest in joining the February primary for this safely blue seat. Rawlings-Blake was a rising star in state and national Democratic politics for years, but she was widely criticized for her handling of the unrest that followed after a black man named Freddie Gray died in police custody in 2015.

Rawlings-Blake had initially announced that she would seek re-election as mayor, but several prominent local politicians began making noises about challenging the weakened incumbent in the primary. Rawlings-Blake ended up announcing that she would retire later that year.

A number of other Democrats are also eyeing this race, but state Sen. Antonio Hayes took his name out of contention this week.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 10:11:37 PM +00:00 · Stephen Wolf

CA-25: Democratic Rep. Katie Hill has confirmed that her resignation will take effect on Nov. 1 Meanwhile, Democratic Reps. Julia Brownley and Brad Sherman have endorsed Assemblywoman Christy Smith, who appears to have the inside track with the party establishment ahead of a 2020 special election, the date of which has yet to be announced. However, despite Smith's growing support among prominent state and local Democrats, Politico reports that Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides is considering running as a Democrat, but he has yet to say anything publicly.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 10:16:33 PM +00:00 · Stephen Wolf

TX-22: Wealthy fundraiser Kathaleen Wall is already launching a cable TV ad well before the March 3 GOP primary, and the ad primarily focuses on touting her Christian faith, along with hitting generic Republican themes of "building the wall" and opposing abortion.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 · 10:26:41 PM +00:00 · Jeff Singer

TX-13: On Wednesday, businessman and GOP donor Chris Ekstrom announced that he would seek the nod for this safely open seat in the Texas Panhandle.

Ekstrom has a habit of taking on the state party establishment, and he made news late last year when he and his conservative nonprofit launched a persuasion campaign to try and convince incoming (and now outgoing) state House Speaker Dennis Bonnen to keep a plaque in the state Capitol that lionized the Confederacy and pledged to teach that the Civil War "was not a rebellion nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery." Ekstrom’s effort failed, and the historically inaccurate plaque went down earlier this year. Ekstrom’s group also has attacked a Dallas city councilwoman for voting to take down a statue of Robert E. Lee in a city park.

While GOP voters probably won’t hold this campaign against Ekstrom, they may not be too keen to support a former Never Trumper. In 2016 Ekstrom was part of the Free the Delegates movement that made a last ditch effort to try and deny Donald Trump the GOP nod at the Republican National Convention. Ekstrom argued at the time, “It’s now our time and our duty to say that this is a conservative platform in the Republican Party, and we simply will not abandon it.” Unsurprisingly, though, Ekstrom now calls himself “a conservative Christian Trump Republican.”

It’s also not clear if Ekstrom has close ties to this seat. Multiple media reports have said that Ekstrom is based in Dallas, and as recently as May, the Texas Observer identified him as a “Dallas Republican donor.” While this seat extends to the outskirts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the city of Dallas is about 55 miles away from the border of the 13th District.


          

Handlowa mgła na linii USA-Chiny powoli opada. Jedna wiadomość podbiła euforię na świecie

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Rzecznik Ministerstwa Handlu Chin powiedział, że Chiny i Stany Zjednoczone uzgodniły stopniowe zniesienie wzajemnych ceł na towary, a podpisanie porozumienia w toczącej się od kilkudziesięciu miesięcy wojny handlowej może nastąpić w najbliższym czasie - donosi "Bloomberg". Ta wiadomość wywołała radość wśród inwestorów i podbiła indeksy w Europie, w tym w Polsce.
          

Bookmarks for November 4th through November 5th

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This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for November 4th from 15:38 to 14:40: Apple Ad Agency Cuts 50 Jobs as IPhone Maker’s Needs Evolve – Bloomberg – The most surprising video game predictions from a […]
          

Veteran journalist and author to share her experiences as a female reporter and inspiration for her new book

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Eleanor Randolph, a veteran journalist and author, will return to Pensacola to share her experiences as a female journalist and details on her new book, “The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg.” The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Pensacola Museum of Art, located at 407 S. Jefferson St. […]

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Konec obchodní války na obzoru. USA a Čína zruší v následujících týdnech některá cla, uvádí Bloomberg

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Hail to the Chief of Staff

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When he became the head of Bloomberg in 2008, he brought the position with him. He is now the head of Sidewalk Labs, an organization owned by Alphabet, the parent company of Google. His chief of staff is Nate Jenkins, who was previously a chief of staff in the Office of Management and Budget at ...
          

Fisher lost $20 million in retail assets after billionaire’s comments

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Kenneth Fisher, founder of Fisher Investments. Jonathan Fickies | Bloomberg | Getty Images Individual investors at Fisher Investments transferred $20 million from the firm the week after the billionaire made lewd comments at a conference, according to a research note from Mercer, an advisor to institutional investors. The development was disclosed on a conference call ...
          

Comprador del Éxito estaría ofreciendo poco por acciones de la cadena

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Screening Tool Administered in Pediatric ER Accurately Gauges Suicide Risk

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A suicide risk screening tool that Johns Hopkins Medicine implemented in its pediatric emergency department six years ago appears to provide an accurate gauge of which youth are most vulnerable and has identified more than 2,000 patients who might benefit from mental health treatment and resources, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine
          

Wind and solar continue to win the global electricity-cost war

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance: In terms of the long-term trajectory for coal, BloombergNEF has become significantly more bearish than the IEA. Its 2019 New Energy Outlook, or NEO, published in June, saw global coal-fired electricity output peaking as early as 2026, and then declining 4% by 2030 and by as much as 53% by 2050. The […]
          

Oaktree’s Marks Sees Market in Advanced Stages of Positive Cycle

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Oaktree’s Marks Sees Market in Advanced Stages of Positive CycleNov.07 -- Howard Marks, co-chairman at Oaktree Capital Management, says most assets have been bid-up and are trading above their intrinsic values, but he doesn’t think the market is in a bubble. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker at The Year Ahead Summit in New York.



          

Providence Equity CEO on Private Equity and the Streaming Wars

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Providence Equity CEO on Private Equity and the Streaming WarsNov.07 -- Providence Equity Partners Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nelson sits down with Bloomberg’s Jason Kelly at The Year Ahead Summit in New York for an in-depth discussion about private equity’s role in the battle of the streaming giants.



          

Discovery Is in a Different Game Than Streaming Media Players, CFO Wiedenfels Says

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Discovery Is in a Different Game Than Streaming Media Players, CFO Wiedenfels SaysNov.07 -- Gunnar Wiedenfels, Discovery Communications chief financial officer, discusses the company's third-quarter earnings and competitive environment with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn and Guy Johnson on "Bloomberg Markets."



          

Bloomberg Intelligence: Disney, HBO, Apple, Netflix, Amazon Streaming Wars Heating Up

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Bloomberg Intelligence: Disney, HBO, Apple, Netflix, Amazon Streaming Wars Heating UpNov.07 -- Bloomberg Intelligence Media and Technology Analyst Geetha Ranganathan presents BI’s latest research on the streaming wars and what it means for investors, consumers at The Year Ahead Summit in New York.



          

Euronext CEO Boujnah says no tie-up talks with any European bourse

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Euronext CEO Boujnah says no tie-up talks with any European bourseEuronext's Chief Executive Stephane Boujnah said rumours the pan-European exchange was in talks with Spanish peer BME or another European exchange were "baseless". Bloomberg reported that Euronext - which operates stock markets in France, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands - has been assessing potential acquisition targets, including the Madrid and Milan exchanges. "Recent market rumours... are unfounded and there is no dialogue with the two companies mentioned, nor with any exchange in Europe, and also no offer has been made to any board or to any shareholders," Boujnah told a media call on Euronext's third quarter results.



          

CPPIB CEO Says the Pension Giant Is Sitting Out Saudi Aramco IPO

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CPPIB CEO Says the Pension Giant Is Sitting Out Saudi Aramco IPONov.07 -- Mark Machin, chief executive officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss its climate change approach and how it is assessing risks in the energy sector.



          

Expedia Has a Long Runway Ahead, CEO Says After Disappointing Earnings

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Expedia Has a Long Runway Ahead, CEO Says After Disappointing EarningsNov.07 -- Mark Okerstrom, Expedia Group Inc. chief executive officer, discusses the company's third-quarter earnings and the outlook for its home-sharing division, Vrbo. He speaks with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn and Guy Johnson on "Bloomberg Markets."



          

Facebook Will Prevail in DOJ Big Tech Antitrust Probe: Wedbush Analyst

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Facebook Will Prevail in DOJ Big Tech Antitrust Probe: Wedbush AnalystNov.07 -- Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter discusses the U.S. Justice Department's plans to launch a probe into giant technology companies over alleged anti-competitive practices. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro on "Bloomberg: The Open."



          

Goldman President Waldron: We’re Seeing a ‘Pickup in Risk Appetite’

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Goldman President Waldron: We’re Seeing a ‘Pickup in Risk Appetite’Nov.07 -- John Waldron, president and chief operating officer at Goldman Sachs, discusses the bank’s analyst impact fund, organic growth opportunities within the firm, and expectations for market activity in the year ahead. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Sonali Basak on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."



          

Apple releases another iOS 13 update to fix background app issues

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You didn't have to wait too long for Apple to fix iOS 13.2's over-eagerness to kill background apps. The company has released an iOS 13.2.2 update (along with a corresponding iPadOS update) that, as Bloomberg's Mark Gurman noted, stops apps from clo...
          

Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ranks Ole Miss MBA Program in Top 50

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OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Master of Business Administration program has been named among the nation’s best by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The rankings, released Monday (Nov. 4), place Ole Miss at No. 34 among American public universities. For the 2019 edition, Bloomberg ranked MBA programs using four categories: Compensation, Learning, Networking and Entrepreneurship. TheRead the story …

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Why This Week’s Hot Trade Focuses on Bitcoin

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Nov.04 — In “Charting Futures: This Week,” Bloomberg Intelligence’s Mike McGlone focuses on Bitcoin. We also look at the latest news on soybeans and crude oil. UCIALMKvObZNtJ6AmdCLP7Lg Source link

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Iger Takes the Gloves Off for DISNEY Streaming Debut...

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Download Mobdro APK Latest Version 2019 Stream Over 1000+ Channels For Free

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Hello guys, are you Looking for the perfect replacement for online video streaming apps such as Netflix, Hotstar, etc. Then, you need to try this amazing app called Mobdro.
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04.11.19 Hawkische Zinssenkung der Fed – Goldpreis hält sich stark

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Die US-Notenbank (Fed) hatte am Mittwoch, den 30.10.19 den Leitzins zum dritten Mal in den letzten vier Monaten um 25 Basispunkte auf 1,75 % gesenkt. Die Markterwartung für diesen Schritt lag zuletzt bei 99 % und immer dann, wenn sich die Märkte derart einig waren, hatte die Fed auch geliefert. Powell sagte, dass die Zinsen auf diesem Niveau pausiert werden.

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Die US-Notenbank senkte zum dritten Mal den Leitzins auf 1,75 %.

Damit ist ein weiterer Zinsschritt zur Notenbanksitzung am 11. Dezember unwahrscheinlich geworden und selbst eine weitere Zinssenkung vor den US-Wahlen Mitte 2020 ist nun fraglich. Man behauptet, die Zinsen gesenkt zu haben, um den Risiken der schwächelnden Weltwirtschaft und dem Handelskrieg der USA mit China zu begegnen. Nun ist man der Meinung, die Zinsschritte und die Eingriffe am Repo-Markt würden ausreichen, damit die US-Wirtschaft weiter wachsen könne. Man würde jetzt weitere Entwicklungen genau beobachten und ggf. den geplanten Pfad anpassen, wenn sich die Lage ändern sollte. Man erwartet einen starken Arbeitsmarkt und starken Konsum, wobei man anerkennt, dass die Investitionen schwach sind. lässt man die Tür für weitere monetäre Lockerungen offen.

Wegen der Liquiditätskrise am Repo-Markt hatte die Fed kurzfristig fast 300 Mrd. Dollar in die Märkte gepumpt, was letztlich das Vertrauen in den Dollar unterminieren und Inflation erzeugen wird. Dies wird wiederum zu steigenden Zinsen führen, was das Platzen der Blase am Anleihenmarkt nach sich ziehen muss. Selbst das hatte Powell indirekt in seiner Rede am 30.10. thematisiert, als er steigende Inflationsraten und steigende Zinsen voraussah und klarstellte, dass man erst bei einem signifikanten Anstieg der Teuerungsrate über Zinsanhebungen nachdenken würde. Damit sagt er, dass die offizielle Inflationsrate erst sehr stark, womöglich über 5 % oder noch höher ansteigen müsse, bevor man überhaupt über Zinsanhebungen nachdenken würde. Diese Aussage zeigt, dass die US-Notenbank ganz genau weiß, wohin die Reise gehen wird, und dass die Stagflation das wirtschafts- und geldpolitische Umfeld der nächsten Dekade sein wird.

Der Aktienmarkt vernichtete am Donnerstag, den 31.10.19 seine Gewinne kurzzeitig, die aus der Zinssenkung entstanden – nachdem Bloomberg berichtete, dass China an einem langfristigen Handelsdeal mit Präsident Trump zweifeln würde. Nur einen Tag nachdem die Zinssenkung die Aktienmärkte auf ein neues Allzeithoch hievte, hatte diese Meldung wieder zu einer Flucht in sichere Häfen geführt. Der Aktienmarkt gab seine Gewinne wieder ab und der Dollar fiel, während Gold, Anleihen und der Yen gesucht waren und stiegen. Die Chinesen sagten, dass sie besorgt bleiben, aufgrund Trumps impulsiver Natur und dem Risiko, dass er selbst bei einem begrenzten Handelsdeal, den man in den kommenden Wochen unterzeichnen wolle, einen Rückzieher machen könnte. Eine Stunde vor dieser Bloomberg-Meldung hatten die Chinesen jedoch bekanntgegeben, dass die Verhandlungen gut voranschreiten und die Teams eng zusammenarbeiten würden. Reuters hatte berichtet, dass Beijing die Zölle auf US-Agrargüter lockern könnten, sodass der Weg frei für Käufe in Höhe von 50 Mrd. Dollar wäre. Bloomberg und Reuters widersprachen sich. In den kommenden Wochen genügt ein Trump-Tweet, um die Märkte in eine neue Richtung zu bewegen.

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Der US-Aktienmarkt erreichte ein neues Allzeithoch.

Am Freitag, den 01.11. kamen die US-Arbeitsmarktdaten für den Oktober heraus, die mit 128.000 neu geschaffener Stellen außerhalb der Landwirtschaft über den Erwartungen lagen, was den Aktienmarkt nach oben hievte und den Goldpreis auf 1.504 USD leicht korrigieren ließ. Kurze Zeit später erholte sich der Goldpreis bereits wieder. Mit einem schlechter als erwarteten ISM-Einkaufsmanagerindex zeigte der Aktienmarkt kurz Schwäche. Letztlich wogen die guten Arbeitsmarktdaten und die Zinssenkung in den USA mit einem positiven Ausblick auf die US-Wirtschaft schwerer, sodass die US-Aktienindizes mit neuen Allzeithochs ins Wochenende gingen. Dies bremste die Erholung des Goldpreises, wobei alle Edelmetalle Stärke zeigten. Niedrigere Zinsen, QE-Programme der Fed und EZB treiben nicht nur die Aktienmärkte, sondern auch den Goldpreis nach oben, was normal in einer Stagflation ist. In diesem Umfeld gibt es wenig Korrekturpotenzial für die Edelmetalle sowie die Aktienmärkte, die sich in den kommenden Monaten weiter auf hohem Niveau halten werden. Einen Crash am Aktienmarkt halten wir aufgrund der geldpolitischen Eingriffe für sehr unwahrscheinlich. Bis zu den US-Wahlen Mitte nächsten Jahres könnte hingegen noch einmal ein positives Konjunkturumfeld gezeichnet werden, was zu einer leicht begrenzten Korrektur der Edelmetallpreise führen könnte. In der zweiten Jahreshälfte des nächsten Jahres erwarten wir nach den US-Wahlen jedoch einen deutlichen Anstieg über den langfristigen Widerstand bei 1.550 USD im Gold. Chart

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Aufgrund der neuerlichen QE-Programme hält sich der Goldpreis bis dato noch auf hohem Niveau.

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Kevin Feige Says You’ll Need to Watch the Disney+ Marvel Shows to Get the Full MCU Picture

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It probably won’t come as much of a surprise, but if you want to be an MCU completist going forward, then the Disney+ Marvel shows are going to be mandatory. While before you could skip things like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil and be totally fine, the Disney+ Marvel shows are part of the fabric of the MCU going forward. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige explained to Bloomberg [via The Playlist]: “If you want to understand everything in future Marvel movies, he says, you’ll probably need a Disney+ subscription because events from the …
          

Fagron schikt kwestie voor dik 22 miljoen

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NAZARETH (AFN/BLOOMBERG) - Apothekerstoeleverancier Fagron heeft een geschil geschikt rond dochter Freedom Pharmaceuticals voor ruim 22 miljoen dollar. De Amerikaanse justitie beschuldigde het bedrijf ervan verkeerde, flink opgekrikte prijzen te hanteren voor bepaalde farmaceutische grondstoffen.
          

Focus Ralph Lauren op merk betaalt zich uit

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NEW YORK (AFN/BLOOMBERG) - Het Amerikaanse modebedrijf Ralph Lauren heeft in het afgelopen kwartaal alles uit de kast getrokken om zijn merknaam meer te laten gelden. Initiatieven als een modeshow in New York en een optreden van rb-ster Janelle Monáe hielpen de maker van luxekleding aan betere cijfers.
          

“Empower the FEC to Fight Election Crime; A depleted commission faces threats from Russia and beyond.”

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Alipay et WeChat Pay ouvrent leur plateforme de paiement électronique aux touristes

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Bloomberg rapporte qu’Alipay (Alibaba) et WeChat Pay (Tencent), les deux géants du paiement électronique en Chine, prévoient d’ouvrir leur plateforme aux touristes en visite en Chine. Aucune date officielle n’a encore été communiquée. La Chine fait un pas vers les touristes occidentaux Depuis de nombreuses années, les applications de paiement électronique chinoises donnent des cauchemars […]
          

Kevin Feige anuncia que para entender el futuro del MCEU va a ser necesario ver las series de Marvel para Disney+

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Kevin Feige anuncia que para entender el futuro del MCEU va a ser necesario ver las series de Marvel para Disney+

El próximo 12 de noviembre se lanzará en Estados Unidos Disney+, el nuevo servicio de streaming de la compañía con el que quiera arrebatar el liderazgo de este mercado a Netflix. Es un movimiento muy ambicioso que van a respaldar con una gran cantidad de material exclusivo como varias series de Marvel en acción real.

Ya sabíamos que varios personajes del MCEU se iban a dejar ver en producciones como 'WandaVision', 'Loki', 'Hawkeye' o 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', pero quedaba la duda de hasta qué punto iba a ser imprescindible verlas para poder seguir disfrutando de las películas. Kevin Feige ha resuelto esa duda con estas declaraciones que ha dado a Bloomberg:

Si quieres entender todo en futuras películas de Marvel, probablemente necesitarás una suscripción a Disney+, porque los eventos que suceden en las series tendrán peso en futuras películas como 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'.

Por ejemplo, Feige desveló que la Bruja Escarlata va a ser un personaje clave en esa película y que 'Loki' también tendrá lazos con ella. Sorprendentes declaraciones, ya que Marvel se ha caracterizado por mantener bajo llave sus secretos e incluso añadir escenas a los trailers que luego no aparecen en las películas.

Lo que queda pendiente de aclarar es hasta qué punto será necesario verlas para poder seguir enganchado a las aventuras en la gran pantalla. Dudo que Disney vaya a llegar al punto de hacerlo imprescindible porque eso podría afectar a la taquilla de las películas. ¿Serán eventos que afecten a hechos venideros o explorar en mayor profundidad algunos personajes para así entenderlos mejor?

Todavía tardaremos en descubrirlo, ya que hasta finales de 2020 no llegará 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', la primera serie de Marvel para Disney+. Para entonces el servicio de streaming ya debería llevar tiempo disponible en España...


          

STRATEGIA NOULUI DIRECTOR GENERAL A DAT ROADE, UniCredit - creştere de 26% a profitului trimestrial

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Grupul bancar italian UniCredit, prezent şi pe piaţa din ţara noastră, a raportat ieri o creştere cu 26% a profitului trimestrial, datorită câştigurilor mai ridicate din tranzacţionare, care au compensat scăderea veniturilor din dobânzi, transmit Reuters şi Bloomberg.
          

Trump’s Top Aides Clash Over Impeachment

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“Two of Donald Trump’s most senior aides, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, are clashing over who should direct the president’s response to the House impeachment inquiry,” Bloomberg reports. “Cipollone sees impeachment as his domain because he views it as a legal matter and has privately complained to colleagues […]
          

Lenovo’s Profit Jumps 20% After Fending Off HP, Dell

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(Bloomberg) -- Lenovo Group Ltd.’s quarterly earnings surged 20% after the Chinese personal computer giant safeguarded its market share against American rivals HP Inc. and Dell Technologies Inc.Net income rose 20% to $202.2 million in the three months ended September. That compares with the $201 million average of analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue increased 1% to $13.52 billion, versus the $13.7 billion average of 10 analysts’ estimates.Lenovo expects the global demand to “remain volatile amid a complex macro environment,” the company said in a statement, adding that it’s “well positioned to manage complex and dynamic market conditions.”Lenovo was responsible for nearly a quarter of worldwide PC shipments last quarter, thanks to a strong push in Europe, the Middle East and Japan, according to IDC, an industry research firm. The 17.3 million units shipped helped the Chinese company claim top spot in the market, beating long-time competitors HP and Dell.But Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing has warned about uncertainty from U.S.-China trade tensions, which could disrupt its global business as well as a supply chain that stretches from North Carolina to Wuhan, China.Also on Yang’s checklist are plans to revive the datacenter business, which is suffering from sluggish demand because clients tend to cut back on hardware expenses amid economic uncertainty. The smartphone unit could also use a face-lift, as a business that’s shown few signs of growth outside of North and Latin America.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Gao Yuan in Beijing at ygao199@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Edwin Chan at echan273@bloomberg.net, Colum MurphyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
          

'It was gut-wrenching': Berlin Wall tunneller recalls 1971 capture - The Guardian

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  1. 'It was gut-wrenching': Berlin Wall tunneller recalls 1971 capture  The Guardian
  2. His World Collapsed the Night the Berlin Wall Fell. Then Came the Hard Part.  The Wall Street Journal
  3. Escape Tunnel Underneath Berlin Wall Opens to Public  Snopes.com
  4. Berlin Wall Fall Wasn't Reagan's Accomplishment  Bloomberg Australia-NZ
  5. The wages of freedom  The Boston Globe
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Disney shares rise 4% on jump in revenue - MarketWatch

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  1. Disney shares rise 4% on jump in revenue  MarketWatch
  2. Inside Disney+: Bob Iger on Star Wars, Pixar, and More  Bloomberg
  3. Some Disney movies won't appear on Disney+ on launch day—or ever  CNBC
  4. Netflix hopes to fend off streaming threat from Disney and Apple  CNN
  5. Quibi Has the Best Brand in Streaming — So Can We Stop Talking About Brands Now?  IndieWire
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Answer to Renewable Power’s Top Problem Emerges in the Outback

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Kevin Feige anuncia que para entender el futuro del MCU va a ser necesario ver las series de Marvel para Disney+

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Kevin Feige anuncia que para entender el futuro del MCU va a ser necesario ver las series de Marvel para Disney+

El próximo 12 de noviembre se lanzará en Estados Unidos Disney+, el nuevo servicio de streaming de la compañía con el que quiera arrebatar el liderazgo de este mercado a Netflix. Es un movimiento muy ambicioso que van a respaldar con una gran cantidad de material exclusivo como varias series de Marvel en acción real.

Ya sabíamos que varios personajes del MCU se iban a dejar ver en producciones como 'WandaVision', 'Loki', 'Hawkeye' o 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', pero quedaba la duda de hasta qué punto iba a ser imprescindible verlas para poder seguir disfrutando de las películas. Kevin Feige ha resuelto esa duda con estas declaraciones que ha dado a Bloomberg:

Si quieres entender todo en futuras películas de Marvel, probablemente necesitarás una suscripción a Disney+, porque los eventos que suceden en las series tendrán peso en futuras películas como 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'.

Por ejemplo, Feige desveló que la Bruja Escarlata va a ser un personaje clave en esa película y que 'Loki' también tendrá lazos con ella. Sorprendentes declaraciones, ya que Marvel se ha caracterizado por mantener bajo llave sus secretos e incluso añadir escenas a los trailers que luego no aparecen en las películas.

Lo que queda pendiente de aclarar es hasta qué punto será necesario verlas para poder seguir enganchado a las aventuras en la gran pantalla. Dudo que Disney vaya a llegar al punto de hacerlo imprescindible porque eso podría afectar a la taquilla de las películas. ¿Serán eventos que afecten a hechos venideros o explorar en mayor profundidad algunos personajes para así entenderlos mejor?

Todavía tardaremos en descubrirlo, ya que hasta finales de 2020 no llegará 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier', la primera serie de Marvel para Disney+. Para entonces el servicio de streaming ya debería llevar tiempo disponible en España...

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The Crypto Loans Bubble Might Pop Soon; Can DeFi Save It?

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As per an article by Bloomberg, another credit bubble is growing – the crypto loans market. However, the bubble may burst soon owing to the [...]The post The Crypto Loans Bubble Might Pop Soon; Can DeFi Save It? appeared first on Coingape.
          

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1

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General:Building Economies and Communities That Thrive: The Case for Investing in Refugee Workforce Development (International Rescue Committee, Oct. 2019) [text]Decent Work for Refugees: Lessons Learned and Guidance for Inclusive Labour Markets, Side event at 3rd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Preparatory Meeting, Geneva, 11 Sept. 2019 [summary]"How Governments Use Immigration to Boost Their Economies," Bloomberg, 30 Oct. 2019 [text]International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, vol. 25, no. 5 (2019) [contents]- Special issue on "Migration, Enterprise and Society." Note: Some articles in this issue are available as Green OA and are referenced individually in Part 2 of this post.The Political Economy of Refugee Self-reliance, Oxford, 16 Oct. 2019 [info]- Follow link for podcast.Africa, Americas & Australia:"The Career Development Processes of Women Refugees in South Africa: An Exploratory…
          

Trump could slap steep tariffs on imported cars next week

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  • President Donald Trump must decide by November 13 whether to follow through with threats to levy tariffs on automobiles. 
  • The Center for Automotive Research estimated the proposed 25% tariff would add up to $6,875 to imported vehicle prices.
  • Business groups and lawmakers have expressed widespread opposition to the move. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Weeks after General Motors ended one of its longest strikes in years, the American car industry could be headed for more turbulence. 

After an initial six-month delay, President Donald Trump must decide by November 13 whether to follow through with threats to levy tariffs on automobile imports. The U.S. Commerce Department drew backlash from business groups and lawmakers in February after it concluded that car imports pose a threat to national security. 

While Trump has continued to threaten the move against Asian and European trading partners, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said over the weekend that the tariffs might not be necessary. 

"We have had very good conversations with our European friends, with our Japanese friends, with our Korean friends, and those are the major auto-producing sectors," Ross said in an interview with Bloomberg

The Center for Automotive Research estimated in a report last year that the proposed 25% tariffs would add up to $6,875 to imported vehicle prices. Average car prices overall would increase $4,400, the group said. Economic research groups have reached similar estimates.

"The uncertainty created by the current and potential tariffs on autos and auto parts may also reduce investment," the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service said in June. "Ultimately, the tariffs could increase the price of motor vehicles sold in the United States, prompting some consumers to delay purchases or purchase used cars instead of new vehicles, and generating inflationary pressures."

The Commerce Department did not immediately make its findings regarding car imports and national security available to lawmakers, who have expressed widespread opposition the prospect of auto tariffs. Nearly 160 bipartisan members of Congress warned against car tariffs in a May letter to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow

"We are convinced that the products hard-working Americans in the auto sector design, build, sell, and service are not a threat to our national security," the letter said. "We strongly urge you to advise the President against imposing trade restrictions that could harm the auto sector and the American economy."

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LI company busted for illegally selling Chinese-made products to US military - New York Post

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  1. LI company busted for illegally selling Chinese-made products to US military  New York Post
  2. New York tech firm sold Chinese equipment to U.S. military, feds say  NBC News
  3. N.Y. Tech Firm Accused of Selling Chinese Spy Gear to U.S.  Bloomberg
  4. NY Tech Firm Sold Chinese Equipment to U.S. Military after Falsely Claiming It was American-Made  National Review
  5. Authorities raid NY tech firm suspected of selling Chinese equipment to US military: report | TheHill  The Hill
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30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, children of a united Germany remain divided - The Washington Post

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  1. 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, children of a united Germany remain divided  The Washington Post
  2. His World Collapsed the Night the Berlin Wall Fell. Then Came the Hard Part.  The Wall Street Journal
  3. 'It was gut-wrenching': Berlin Wall tunneller recalls 1971 capture  The Guardian
  4. Berlin Wall Fall Wasn't Reagan's Accomplishment  Bloomberg Australia-NZ
  5. The wages of freedom  The Boston Globe
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GM Sells Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant to Electric Vehicle Startup - Bloomberg

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  1. GM Sells Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant to Electric Vehicle Startup  Bloomberg
  2. GM officially sells Ohio plant, months after Trump touted sale | TheHill  The Hill
  3. GM sells its Lordstown Assembly plant to electric truck start-up  Detroit Free Press
  4. GM selling shuttered Lordstown factory to electric truck maker  10TV
  5. GM sells shuttered Ohio plant to EV truck start-up  Reuters
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Amazon’s Fire TV to Carry Disney+ - The Wall Street Journal

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  1. Amazon’s Fire TV to Carry Disney+  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Inside Disney+: Bob Iger on Star Wars, Pixar, and More  Bloomberg
  3. Some Disney movies won't appear on Disney+ on launch day—or ever  CNBC
  4. Quibi Has the Best Brand in Streaming — So Can We Stop Talking About Brands Now?  IndieWire
  5. Netflix hopes to fend off streaming threat from Disney and Apple  CNN
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First Berlin – Media and Games Invest plc Research Update (07.11.2019)

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First Berlin Equity Research hat am 07.11.2019 die Coverage von Media and Games Invest plc (ISIN: MT0000580101/ Bloomberg: M8G GR) aufgenommen. Analyst Ellis Acklin stuft die Aktie mit einem BUY-Rating ein, bei einem Kursziel von EUR 2,10...
          

First Berlin – Media and Games Invest plc Research Update (07/11/2019)

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First Berlin Equity Research on 07/11/2019 initiated coverage on Media and Games Invest plc (ISIN: MT0000580101/ Bloomberg: M8G GR). Analyst Ellis Acklin placed a BUY rating on the stock, with a EUR 2.10 price target.AbstractWe start cove...
          

China is Reportedly Considering A $10 Billion Investment in Saudi Aramco

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China is Reportedly Considering A $10 Billion Investment in Saudi Aramco

Chinese state-owned or operated organizations are considering jointly committing 5 billion to 10 billion dollars inside the IPO of the Saudi state oil business Saudi Aramco.   Insiders noted this for the Bloomberg reports company. In accordance with the sources, the thought will be discussed using the organizations. The celebrations which could commit cash in […]

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ОПЕК+ сохранит добычу: рубль ждут потрясения

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В декабре страны ОПЕК+ не будут настаивать на дополнительном сокращении добычи нефти, сообщает агентство Bloomberg со ссылкой на источники. В итоге предложения на рынке будет в избытке, и цена на "черное золото" может снизиться, предполагают эксперты. Это негативно скажется как на состоянии российского бюджета, так и на курсе рубля.
          

NASA Flew Gas Detectors Above California, Found ‘Super Emitters’

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Over the course of three years, a NASA plane surveying California and carrying gas-imaging equipment discovered "super emitters" of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The results were published in a report Wednesday, estimating that 10 percent of the places releasing methane are responsible for more than half of the state's total emissions.

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Americans Start Adapting to Climate Change. They’re Doing It Wrong

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America's climate adaptation plans "disproportionately benefit the wealthy and increase the vulnerability of poor and historically marginalized communities," according to new research published last week in the journal Ocean and Coastal Management.

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Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump.

Bloomberg has not made a final decision on whether to run, according to advisers, but he is taking steps toward a campaign, including filing to get on the ballot in Alabama's presidential primary. Alabama has an early filing deadline and is among the states that vote on Super Tuesday, name for the large number of state contests that day.

Bloomberg flirted with a presidential run earlier this year, visiting early voting states and conducting extensive polling. He ultimately decided against a run, citing in part the apparent strength of former Vice President Joe Biden, a fellow moderate.

But Bloomberg is said to have become increasingly worried about the direction of the Democratic primary as more liberal candidates like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have gained in popularity.

In a statement on Thursday, Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson said the former mayor is worried that the current crop of Democratic presidential candidates is "not well positioned" to defeat Trump.


          

Michael Bloomberg opens door to potential presidential run, says Democratic field 'not well positioned' to defeat Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg opens door to potential presidential run, says Democratic field 'not well positioned' to defeat Trump.


          

Leaked Facebook records belie public push for user privacy

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(BLOOMBERG) -- Facebook Inc.’s struggle to regain trust over how it handles user data got more complicated with the release of a trove of internal documents suggesting business considerations outweighed the privacy concerns the company publicly touted when it decided five years ago to cut off tens of thousands of developers from its platform. The…

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Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump.
          

Trump could slap steep tariffs on imported cars next week

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  • President Donald Trump must decide by November 13 whether to follow through with threats to levy tariffs on automobiles. 
  • The Center for Automotive Research estimated the proposed 25% tariff would add up to $6,875 to imported vehicle prices.
  • Business groups and lawmakers have expressed widespread opposition to the move. 
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Weeks after General Motors ended one of its longest strikes in years, the American car industry could be headed for more turbulence. 

After an initial six-month delay, President Donald Trump must decide by November 13 whether to follow through with threats to levy tariffs on automobile imports. The U.S. Commerce Department drew backlash from business groups and lawmakers in February after it concluded that car imports pose a threat to national security. 

While Trump has continued to threaten the move against Asian and European trading partners, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said over the weekend that the tariffs might not be necessary. 

"We have had very good conversations with our European friends, with our Japanese friends, with our Korean friends, and those are the major auto-producing sectors," Ross said in an interview with Bloomberg

The Center for Automotive Research estimated in a report last year that the proposed 25% tariffs would add up to $6,875 to imported vehicle prices. Average car prices overall would increase $4,400, the group said. Economic research groups have reached similar estimates.

"The uncertainty created by the current and potential tariffs on autos and auto parts may also reduce investment," the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service said in June. "Ultimately, the tariffs could increase the price of motor vehicles sold in the United States, prompting some consumers to delay purchases or purchase used cars instead of new vehicles, and generating inflationary pressures."

The Commerce Department did not immediately make its findings regarding car imports and national security available to lawmakers, who have expressed widespread opposition the prospect of auto tariffs. Nearly 160 bipartisan members of Congress warned against car tariffs in a May letter to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow

"We are convinced that the products hard-working Americans in the auto sector design, build, sell, and service are not a threat to our national security," the letter said. "We strongly urge you to advise the President against imposing trade restrictions that could harm the auto sector and the American economy."

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Tempesta perfetta sull'acciaio europeo

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Al netto delle peculiarità relative al contesto politico e legale, l'infinita crisi dell'acciaieria di Taranto, la più grande del vecchio continente, è solo un tassello della più vasta crisi dell'industria siderurgica europea, che soccombe ormai da tempo all'aggressiva concorrenza di produttori come Cina, Russia e Turchia e, nel 2019, sta attraversando uno dei periodi più difficili degli ultimi anni. 

Il mercato dell'acciaio è per sua natura volatile. Da una parte, essendo un comparto tra i più energivori, soffre in maniera marcata le oscillazioni dei prezzi degli idrocarburi, dall'altra il suo andamento è legato in maniera strettissima ad alcuni settori specifici del manifatturiero, in particolare l'industria automobilistica. La crisi delle quattro ruote in Germania e l'aumento del prezzo dei minerali ferrosi e, più in generale, il rallentamento della crescita globale sono però sufficienti a spiegare solo in parte il calo del 2,9% della produzione europea registrato nei primi 9 mesi del 2019. Sulla congiuntura attuale pesano infatti fattori politici che renderanno molto complicato risalire la china anche nel caso di un miglioramento del contesto economico, dalla Brexit alla guerra dei dazi, dalle nuove norme in materia ambientale alla scarsa risolutezza di Bruxelles nel tutelare i produttori comunitari dai concorrenti. 

La situazione della siderurgia in Gran Bretagna, crollata al ventiduesimo posto nella classifica dei produttori mondiali - che vede la Germania al settimo posto e l'Italia al decimo - è forse la più difficile di tutte. La crisi della British Steel, finita in amministrazione controllata, è legata alle incertezze della Brexit, che hanno portato molti clienti a sospendere gli ordini in attesa di chiarimenti sul regime tariffario che sarà in vigore dopo il divorzio tra Londra e Bruxelles. Costi dell'energia più elevati che in Europa continentale hanno fatto il resto. Il governo è stato costretto a intervenire con un piano di aiuti da 300 milioni di sterline.

Il dumping cinese e il problema delle quote

Il problema ormai strutturale dell'intero settore è invece la difficoltà nel competere con l'acciaio a basso prezzo proveniente dalla Cina, che smaltisce sotto costo sui mercati esteri la produzione in eccesso. Il 'dumping' di Pechino è quindi tra i fattori che nel 2018 hanno portato le importazioni di acciaio in Europa a crescere del 12% a fronte di un mercato che cresceva di appena il 3,3%. Un deterioramento che ha assunto risvolti paradossali quando lo scorso maggio, riporta ancora Bloomberg, il prezzo dell'acciaio europeo è sceso al di sotto di quello cinese. Negli ultimi due anni, inoltre, le esportazioni di Russia e Turchia verso l'Europa sono raddoppiate.

Queste dinamiche non sono state certo ostacolate dalla Commissione Europea, che nel 2015 ha aumentato del 5% le quote di importazioni libere da dazi. Le tariffe del 25% imposte da Trump sull'export siderurgico europeo, che hanno di fatto tagliato fuori gli operatori del vecchio continente sul mercato americano, avrebbero dovuto consigliare prudenza all'esecutivo comunitario. E invece, nonostante il grido di dolore dell'associazione di categoria Eurofer, il 1 luglio, come previsto, la quota di importazioni non soggette a dazi è cresciuta di un altro 5%. Il risultato si è visto a settembre, quando le importazioni di acciaio in Europa sono salite ai massimi da dieci anni. 

A guadagnarci sono state soprattutto la Turchia, che ha aggiornato a luglio il record delle esportazioni verso l'Europa, e la Cina, le cui consegne nel blocco hanno toccato il picco di quattro anni mentre la produzione complessiva di Pechino raggiungeva i massimi storici, con un aumento del 2,2% nei primi nove mesi del 2019. Lo stesso anno che ha visto ArcelorMittal - il gigante angloindiano che ha abbandonato l'ex Ilva - perdere il 18% del suo valore in borsa e tagliare la produzione in tutta Europa.

Il nodo dell'agenda climatica

Sotto le forti pressioni delle industrie nazionali, la Commissione Europea ha infine acconsentito, il 1 ottobre, a ridurre dal 5% al 3% la quota aggiuntiva di importazioni libere da tariffe. E un limite del 30% per Paese esportatore è stato imposto per le importazioni di bobine laminate a caldo, tra i prodotti di punta della siderurgia turca. Ma potrebbe essere troppo poco e troppo tardi.

Il vero elefante nella stanza è infine costituito dagli obiettivi climatici al 2050, anno entro il quale l'economia europea si prefigge di diventare "climate neutral" e l'industria è chiamata a ridurre in maniera drastica il ricorso ai combustibili fossili. Ma, nonostante la Germania abbia già avviato esperimenti con l'elettrolisi dell'idrogeno, non esistono al momento fonti di energia rinnovabili in grado di sostenere l'industria pesante. Se l'obiettivo è abbattere le emissioni, ci sarebbe il nucleare ma sia Berlino che Roma lo hanno abbandonato.

In un orizzonte temporale meno remoto, preoccupa invece il 2021, quando il piano europeo di lotta ai gas serra entrerà nella sua 'fase 4' e il sistema di scambio di quote di emissioni diventerà più oneroso. 


          

Michael Bloomberg Opens Door to 2020 Presidential Campaign After All

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Bloomberg is reportedly worried that the current crop of Democratic candidates is "not well positioned" to defeat Trump
          

Michael Bloomberg expected to file for Alabama 2020 primary

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to file for the Alabama Democratic 2020 presidential primary, a Bloomberg spokesperson told CNN on Thursday.

          

Disney is adamant that audiences don't want more standalone 'Star Wars' movies, but experts disagree

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Disney/Lucasfilm"Solo: A Star Wars Story"Disney CEO Bob Iger recently told Bloomberg that "there didn't seem like there was that much demand for another standalone 'Star Wars' movie" after "Solo" disappointed at the box office.But "Rogue One," the first "Star Wars" standalone movie, proved there's an appetite for standalone "Star Wars" movies if they feel like "event" films, Shawn Robbins, Boxoffice Pro chief analyst, told Business Insider.Also, the "Solo" release date, coming just five months after "The Last Jedi," didn't help its chances at the box office, said Paul Dergarabedian, Comscore senior media analyst.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Disney CEO Bob Iger recently told Bloomberg that there didn't seem to be much demand for another standalone 'Star Wars' movie after
          

An Energy Breakthrough Could Store Solar Power For Decades

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg have figured out how to harness the energy and keep it in reserve so it can be released on demand in the form of heat — even decades after it was captured. The innovations include an energy-trapping molecule, a ...
          

Michael Bloomberg Is Expected to File for the Alabama 2020 Presidential Primary - The New York Times

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  1. Michael Bloomberg Is Expected to File for the Alabama 2020 Presidential Primary  The New York Times
  2. Michael Bloomberg expected to file for Alabama 2020 primary  CNN
  3. Mike Bloomberg is preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary  CNBC
  4. Michael Bloomberg again eyeing 2020 presidential bid: sources  New York Post
  5. Bloomberg expected to file paperwork for 2020 Alabama primary  Fox News
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Disney reaches deal with Amazon to put Disney+ on Fire TV devices - The Verge

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  1. Disney reaches deal with Amazon to put Disney+ on Fire TV devices  The Verge
  2. Inside Disney+: Bob Iger on Star Wars, Pixar, and More  Bloomberg
  3. Some Disney movies won't appear on Disney+ on launch day—or ever  CNBC
  4. Quibi Has the Best Brand in Streaming — So Can We Stop Talking About Brands Now?  IndieWire
  5. Disney and Apple Enter Streaming Wars with New Subscription Services  Investor's Business Daily
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Surveillance: Only So Much ECB Can Do, Rai Says

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Guy Johnson, Bloomberg Markets European Close Anchor, recaps the Bank of England's decision to leave rates unchanged. Max Kettner, HSBC Multi Asset Strategist, says if yields continue to spike, financial conditions will tighten. Bipan Rai, CIBC Capital Markets Senior Macro Strategist, says the trade risk between the U.S. & the EU is currently underappreciated by markets. Shira Ovide, Bloomberg Opinion Columnist, says Uber would benefit if it disclosed cash-in and cash-out figures. And Max Chafkin, Bloomberg Businessweek Columnist, discusses Sheryl Sandberg's comments on Facebook's anti-trust issues.
          

Surveillance: Surveillance: McDonald's In A Good Place, Says Senatore

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Mike Darda, MKM Partners Chief Economist & Macro Strategist, thinks the U.S. economic outlook has reached a "soft landing" point, as the consumer continues to carry the economy. Seema Shah, Principal Global Advisors Chief Strategist, says emerging markets are starting to look very attractive. Sara Senatore, Sanford Bernstein Senior Research Analyst, says McDonald's is still in a pretty good place despite firing their CEO. And Bloomberg's David Westin shares a clip of his interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
          

Saudis scramble to raise cash for Saudi Aramco share sale

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RIYADH: From tapping lenders to selling personal assets, Saudis are scrambling to raise cash to invest in Saudi Aramco stocks after the oil giant announced its blockbuster market debut.

The company said it plans to sell an unspecified number of shares on the Saudi stock exchange Tadawul. Retail investors in Saudi Arabia still appear to be salivating at the prospect of owning a piece of the world’s most profitable company.

“Some (Saudis) have started to sell other stocks in preparation to buy Aramco (shares),” said Ibrahim Ahmed, a Saudi energy industry analyst who is also considering investing his savings.

“People look at it as a sound investment. (But) I’m aware that it is a long-term investment that is good to have in a portfolio and not some kind of lottery ticket.”

Fahad Hashemi, portfolio manager at the Riyadh-based Middle East Financial Investment Co, said his firm had a “strong intention” to participate.

Eid Al-Shamri, chief executive of investment bank Ithraa Capital, said some Saudis were considering selling their homes or borrowing money to purchase shares.

“This is definitely a serious event that will be recorded in the history of Saudi Arabia,” Shamri told Bloomberg News. “A lot of people are talking about it. But what is the extent of the people’s participation? We are tightening our belts.”

In a 21-page document released by the company, the company called the IPO a “unique investment proposition.”

Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser said the company was committed to offer shareholders “long-term value creation.”

To promote participation by all sections of Saudi society, divorced women or widows with minors will be eligible to receive bonus shares, local media reported.