The newly-elected managing director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, spoke at the Global Women’s Forum 2016 regarding the global economy, especially in the wake of the China economic slowdown. Despite the prolonged slowdown, the IMF foresee that China’s lower growth was deliberate and healthy.
Asian shares fell back from a seven-week high on Tuesday as oil prices fell more than 2 percent. The sudden drop happened after the Asia-Pacific indices rose to its highest level since the beginning of the year, after seeing the rise in oil prices before reversing back.
China’s ruling party decided to replace the country’s chairman of the securities regulator, Xiao Gang, with former central banker Liu Shiyu. The regulator has taken the blame for failing to stabilize the market turbulence in the country over the year.
Peugeot suspended sales from Iran in 2012 following nuclear sanctions expansion to the automobile sector. Now that the sanctions are lifted, Peugeot immediately strives to reinstate partnership to come back to the markets that cost it 10 percent of global deliveries when the sales are suspended. It costs Peugeot $446 million in form of compensation and services.
The rise of oil prices had brought positive growth to most of the Asian markets, except for Japan. On the other hand, European market had seen a drop. The oil prices increased overnight due to speculations that U.S Federal Reserve would possibly decide not to increase interest rates throughout 2016.
The deal was a huge move forward for both Veolia and Kurion. Veoila is determined to expand its business to nuclear waste management and believes that Kurion is the perfect partner to achieve that goal. Kurion itself is a successful startup focusing in nuclear waste involved in the Fukushima nuclear incident clean-up in 2011.
Brazil, the world's number one coffee grower and exporter, has been hit by El Nino from last year, affecting the coffee crops and harvests. The weather has affected prices expectations and investors moves, as demand rise and supply declines. Coffee bean prices rise has been seen in Brazil.
Three stores in New York will be converted to Starbucks stores, one store in Beverly Hills will be closed completely, one other in Seattle will remain open. More than 350 retail locations will also continue to sell the Teavana products, and some of the menus will be incorporated into Starbucks' menu.
The publishing company has experienced tough times in the market where profits declined and shares dropped. The plan is expected to deliver more earnings growth in the long run with the simplification and reducing of costs. The company's chief also attributed their difficult times to challenging markets and unpredictable changes.
Robots, Automation and Artificial Intelligence to replace Human Jobs According to The World Economic Forum
With the advancement of technologies, businesses would prefer robots or artificial intelligence as workers. However, the industries would still need growing numbers of certain skilled workers.
Qatar and UAE granted emerging market status while Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman retain frontier markets.
If the US fails to pass legislation to increase the debt limit, then the global economic system would be tremendously affected.
For the price of USD1.6 million, Lionbridge Technologies gains a foothold in the Chinese market as well as expand its revenue clientele through the acquisition of E5 Systems.
Many Gulf markets registered losses as the region prepares for the possible military action to punish the Syrian chemical attack on civilians.
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