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Hong Kong: Stocks open higher on Wednesday

Hong Kong: Stocks open higher on Wednesday

A short time ago, the Shanghai Composite index was down nearly 1%, with heavier falls in the Shenzhen-based CSI300 index of larger Chinese companies. The People's Bank of China lowered the yuan's midpoint for the sixth straight trading day to 6.5569 per dollar in a move deemed by analysts as the PBOC's preference for a modest depreciation, a viewpoint echoed by Founder Securities. Consulte Mais Informação

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‘Pakistanis Swiss money down but above Indians

‘Pakistanis Swiss money down but above Indians

These figures also do not indicate about the quantum of alleged black money, which has been a matter of a major political debate in various countries, including Pakistan and India. The number of new assesses who filed returns in FY 2017-18 were 1.06 crore. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday, attributed Goods and Services Tax (GST) for a significant jump in the tax collection and in the number of tax payers. Consulte Mais Informação

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Beer supplies RATIONED as Britain faces SHORTAGE during World Cup

Beer supplies RATIONED as Britain faces SHORTAGE during World Cup

The BRC said: "We are aware of specific pressures in some areas such as carbonated soft drinks, beer , British chicken and British pork but the majority of food products are unaffected and retailers do not anticipate food shortages". A spokesperson said: Due to the worldwide shortage of CO2, we are experiencing some supply issues on soft drinks and beer. "We are now working hard with our suppliers to minimise the impact for our customers". Consulte Mais Informação

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Amazon Prime Delivery job: Amazon promises massive profits to startups

Amazon Prime Delivery job: Amazon promises massive profits to startups

As an owner, you will operate with 20-40 vans and have 40-100 employees. The company said its vans could only be used for Amazon deliveries, though partners can deliver for other companies when using different vehicles. Amazon would not say if it was requesting a set minimum wage for the drivers. With these vans on the road, Amazon said, more shoppers would be able to track their packages on a map, contact the driver or change where a package is left - all of which it can't do if the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Woolies Backflips On Plastic Bag Policy After Some Customers Just Couldn't Cope

Woolworths has switched back to handing out plastic bags. "This will not only help support customers as they work to form new habits, but also ensure they'll have reusable bags on hand when they next choose to shop with us". According to their survey results, nearly 75 per cent supported the transition to reusable bags, while less than 15 per cent were opposed to it. The move to give out the free bags follows the announcement that Coles would open every single checkout in the country as ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Could Boeing's new hypersonic jet concept be the future of air travel?

Could Boeing's new hypersonic jet concept be the future of air travel?

Aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing released plans yesterday for a "hypersonic plane" that could travel so fast, a flight between the two continents would take less than five hours. Such a plane would be capable of travelling at five times the speed of sound and would be smaller than the current planes that are used for long-haul flights, such as the Boeing 737. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump Breaks Ground on Foxconn's $10 Billion Wisconsin Plant

Their counter-event will feature dozens of speakers, a marching band, singers known as the "Raging Grannies" and musicians who plan to play the ominous theme music for Darth Vader and the bad guys from "Star Wars". About 50 people walked from a downtown park to as close as they could get to the roped-off hotel to protest President Trump's immigration policy - blocking an off-ramp for a time . Consulte Mais Informação

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China slashes tariffs for Asian countries as United States trade fight escalates

China slashes tariffs for Asian countries as United States trade fight escalates

The S&P 500 index erased an early-morning jump to close 0.9 percent lower at 2,699.63 on Wednesday, its lowest closing level in almost a month. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.3 percent to 6,215.40. Equity futures signalled a weaker opening for Wall Street, with S&P e-minis down 0.4 percent following sharp losses in Asia and Europe after news the U.S. Consulte Mais Informação

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Rupee recovers marginally to 68.95 vs dollar

Rupee recovers marginally to 68.95 vs dollar

Its previous all-time low was Rs68.86 which it hit in November 2016 soon after the Narendra Modi government's demonetisation exercise, which weighed heavily on the economy. The RBI's battle to contain a falling rupee just got tougher. The short-term solution is this intervention by the central bank. This time the problem is exacerbated by the fact that foreign institutional investors have been pulling out of the Indian capital markets . Consulte Mais Informação

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Elon Musk has 'secret' school at SpaceX

Elon Musk has 'secret' school at SpaceX

The school has its own unit of currency, the "Astra", to promote entrepreneurship . The school now has around 40 students, around half of which are the children of SpaceX staff. They do get marked for their work, but the lucky buggers don't receive letter-grades at the end of the semester. It's not the first time that Elon Musk has mentioned that a pickup truck is in the making. Consulte Mais Informação

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Vehicle makers warn UK Government Brexit uncertainty is 'holding us back'

Vehicle makers warn UK Government Brexit uncertainty is 'holding us back'

In the interview with the FT, BMW customs manager Stephen Freismuth made it clear that even though the company is now committed to remaining in the United Kingdom, outside forces might disrupt that plan. Earlier this week vehicle maker BMW warned it could quit the United Kingdom in the event of a "no deal", only to later backtrack and state that was not being considered as an option. Consulte Mais Informação

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Irish PM warns Theresa May that Britain is outnumbered in Brexit talks

Irish PM warns Theresa May that Britain is outnumbered in Brexit talks

The timing means she won't be able to watch England's World Cup match against Belgium, although she was presented with a Belgian shirt by the country's prime minister Charles Michel. Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, added he was anxious by the lack of progress . In a rare intervention in domestic British politics, Juncker said the European Union could not go on dealing with a "split Cabinet" in the UK. Consulte Mais Informação

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