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Nasty Gal to trim headcount by 10%

The Los Angeles-based fashion retailer Nasty Gal is reducing the number of employees by 10 percent as part of its strategic restructuring. The increasing market competition and uncertainty in financing aspects are forcing the company to reduce the costs. Several former employees moved court against Nasty Gal against layoffs.

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Stocks Dive On Dropping Energy Prices

Wall Street monitors USD, while oil price drops

Investors are concerned as the US stock index futures turned weaker. The marginal recovery in oil price amid drop in the US dollar puts the Wall Street on cautious note. On the other hand, Asian and European stocks were trading marginally higher on oil price recovery and drop in US dollar.

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GERMANY, Rostock, Giant pipes made by EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock for the offshore wind farm Walney 2 in the northern North Sea, The pipes are being taken to the transport ship from the EEW grounds.

Beijing Electric Acquires EEW For €1.44 Billion, The Largest Ever Chinese Direct Investment In Germany

BEHL is going to purchase the leading German waste to energy recycler EEW for €1.44 Billion. The deal appears to be the largest ever Chinese direct investment in Germany. Following legal obligation, the transaction will be cleared under the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance.

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ING Groep NV Full-Year Earnings News Conference

ING's Q4 earnings beat forecast

The Dutch banking major ING Groep's revenues for the fourth quarter were above the analysts' forecasts. ING's exposure to the oil companies is putting pressure on its stock, which suffered 20 percent drop. However, ING is also receiving indirect benefits from lower oil prices.

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Chinese consumers are taking pictures of the gold..

China's gold demand rises as investors seek safe haven

The gold buying demand from China is surging from last December onwards owing investors' priority to safe haven assets. The sluggish stock markets, weaker currency and lower global prices are prime reasons for the rising demand for the yellow metal. The consumption rose 3.7 percent to 985.9 metric tons in 2015.

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Views Of Tankers & Refineries As Oil Trades Near 12-Year Low

Cheap oil benefits consumers, hits governments

The lower oil price for about 19 months is benefiting the consumers, but creating a lot of problems for the global governments and business firms. Many banks and the US government forecast oil price above $40 a barrel this year. The oil price fell to below $30 during the past 19 months from $107 a barrel.

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Views Of Tankers & Refineries As Oil Trades Near 12-Year Low

Oil price may rebound 50% in 2016

The latest forecast indicates 50 percent rebound in oil prices by the end of 2016. The oil price could be higher by $15 per barrel this year taking the New York crude to $46 a barrel by fourth quarter and Brent to $48 during the same period. The drop in US shale output is likely to drive oil price up in the second half of 2016.

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Peruvian President Alan Garcia Visits South Korea

Gramercy seeks over $1.3 billion from Peru

Gramercy said that it will pursue more than 1.3 billion US dollar from the government of Peru over a land bond clash. The dispute relates to bonds issued as per the military dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s as reimbursement to farmers who lost their lands under the agrarian reform.

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Citigroup Inc. Bank Branches Ahead Of Earnings Figures

It's too early to dump Chinese stocks, Citigroup tells investors

Citigroup holds view that it's too early to come to a conclusion about the state of the world's largest economy. It advises investors not to offload stocks over China. Citigroup in its latest research reports terms the present uncertainty and sluggishness in the Chinese economy and markets as a 'correction.'

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A Visit To Zotye International Automobile Trading Co., Ltd.

China factories output drops more than forecast

China's benchmark Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to lowest in the three-and-a-half years. PMI was at 49.4 for January as against average forecast of 49.6. The PMI was 49.7 in December 2015. The disappointed China factory output data pulled oil prices lower.

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Credit Suisse Group Chief Executive Officer Brady Dougan Speaks At The Annual General Meeting

Credit Suisse, Barclays to pay $154.3mn to settle 'Dark Pool' probe

Credit Suisse Group AG and Barclays Plc will pay combined $154.3 million to settle regulatory investigations into their 'dark pools.' The New York Attorney General said that the fight against the fraud and rigging in the trading mechanism would continue further. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) observed that Barclays and credit Suisse have misled their investors by providing inaccurate information.

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Chinese consumers are taking pictures of a gold Maitreya...

Gold price retreats from 12-week high on US Fed statement

Gold soared to three-month high early this week as investors switched over to safe have following the concerns about the global economy. The US Federal Reserve indicated a challenging global economy and this may not prevent it from raising interest rate. Gold price reached to $1,127.80 on 27 January and this propelled investors to book profits.

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Foreign investors bail on Russian stocks

Global investors are withdrawing from Russian stock markets as volatility is high in equities and currency Ruble. The continuous drop in oil price is impacting the Russian economy much as it's the main revenue source for the country. The gap between onshore and offshore traded equities is narrowing down as foreign investors are selling off.

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Phil Phillips gold prospector

Freeport-McMoRan to trim up to $10 billion debt

Freeport-McMoRan said that it has planned to trim up to $10 billion debt through earnings from joint venture transactions and asset sales. The mining group also reported a loss of $4.1 billion for the fourth quarter.

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Offshore Drilling Could Return To California If Lawmakers Approve Budget

US oil explorers anticipated to report a loss of $14 billion

US oil explorers are expected to report a combined loss of about $14 billion for the year 2015, as a result of the sharpest oil price slump in a generation. Bankruptcies and disappointing debt exchanges have led the oil explorers to cut thousands of staffs, trim dividends, and abandon drilling projects to preserve capital and resist insolvency.

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