Economia

Author: 0 Six strawberry brands 'contaminated', as government offers six figure reward

A $100,000 reward has been offered for information on the Queensland strawberry saboteur amid fears six brands across four states have been targeted with needle insertion. The needle scare started with the Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook brands, but has since expanded to include three more brands - Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis.

Economia Turkish economic growth dips as lira crisis darkens outlook
Author: 0 Turkish economic growth dips as lira crisis darkens outlook

Thursday's move by the central bank came hours after Erdogan, a self-described "enemy of interest rates", stated his opposition to any lifting of the rate and blamed the central bank for inflation and high borrowing costs. Turkish companies sit on a net foreign-exchange shortfall of $216 billion, and analysts say they are likely to view any bouts of lira strength as an opportunity to rebuild their dollar reserves, slowing any gains.

Economia Mix-messages on next round of talks on US-China trade war
Author: 0 Mix-messages on next round of talks on US-China trade war

On 7 September, Mr Trump said tariffs on $200bn in goods "could take place very soon" and added that tariffs on a further $267bn in goods were "ready to go on short notice if I want". The US leader has mentioned another US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports - and all other Chinese imports to the US market - but analysts believe the administration will change course and the situation will shift after the US mid-term elections in November.

Economia USA makes trade talks move as pressure mounts ahead of midterms
Author: 0 USA makes trade talks move as pressure mounts ahead of midterms

In Washington, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow sounded a cautious note about the possible outcome of talks. Beijing on Thursday accepted Treasury Secretary Steven T. The timing and location of the proposed meeting were unclear, the sources familiar with the matter said. A day earlier, more than 60 U.S. industry groups launched a coalition - Americans for Free Trade - to take the fight against the tariffs public.

Economia Turkish lira hits new high amid rate hike talk
Author: 0 Turkish lira hits new high amid rate hike talk

TRT World journalist Mobin Nasir has the latest on the Turkish central bank's decision to increase interest rates to 24 percent. He earlier charged the bank with failing to control inflation and again aired his unorthodox view that low rates bring inflation down.

Economia Canada’s Freeland returns to Washington for NAFTA talks
Author: 0 Canada’s Freeland returns to Washington for NAFTA talks

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to push ahead with a bilateral deal with Mexico, effectively killing the nearly 25-year-old three-country NAFTA pact, which covers $1.2 trillion in trade. Both sides did a lot of thinking over the weekend, so this was a very productive meeting. No word yet on when she might return to Washington to continue NAFTA talks.

Economia Putin proposes Russia, Japan agree to historic peace deal
Author: 0 Putin proposes Russia, Japan agree to historic peace deal

The proposal means that resolving the bilateral issue on the northern territories would effectively be put aside and a conclusion of the peace treaty would happen first. Abe praised his meeting with Xi, saying they held "highly significant talks regarding Japan-China relations and the various issues that we face together".

Economia Falling Rupee To Give Rs 22,700 Crore Tax Gain To States
Author: 0 Falling Rupee To Give Rs 22,700 Crore Tax Gain To States

Petrol prices on Tuesday touched a scorching Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani while diesel prices also increased from Rs 77.92 to Rs 78.06, Parbhani District Petrol Dealers Association (PDPDA) President Sanjay Deshmukh said. Mumbai has the highest Value-Added Tax of 39.12 per cent on petrol, while Telangana levies the highest Value-Added Tax of 26 per cent on diesel. "However, this will result in a revenue loss of States of around ₹ 12,000 crore (net of ₹34,627 crore loss and ₹22,700 ...

Economia Next Apple Watch Might Finally Sport The User-Requested Always-On Mode
Author: 0 Next Apple Watch Might Finally Sport The User-Requested Always-On Mode

Some devices solved this power drain by the inclusion of a dimmer grayscale mode - which displays only the time and uses less power - when the devices are not being actively used. The Series 4 is also expected to have a higher pixel density, which should boost the resolution. As Apple is leading the wearable smartwatches ranks, Apple Watch Series 4 smartwatch has the hard task of improving the good results of its predecessors.

Economia IPhone XS, XS Max, And XR Names Leaked By Apple
Author: 0 IPhone XS, XS Max, And XR Names Leaked By Apple

While the iPhone remains Apple's bread and butter, accounting for the vast amount of the firm's profits, a growing part of its business comes from other areas, such as the Apple Watch . It looks exactly similar to the current iPhone X , with the display notch and the vertical dual camera setup. One may expect some improvements in the battery life as well as the camera setup and performance.

Economia Trump Wrongly Touts Economy Growth Milestone vs. Unemployment
Author: 0 Trump Wrongly Touts Economy Growth Milestone vs. Unemployment

Gasparino was writing in response to a tweet from Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel . If this statistic seems dubious, that is because it is categorically false; there have actually been 63 fiscal quarters across the past 60 years in which the unemployment rate was lower than the rate of growth for the gross domestic product, or GDP.

Economia Monster storm prompts evacuation orders in three U.S. states
Author: 0 Monster storm prompts evacuation orders in three U.S. states

As Hurricane Florence churned toward an eventual Eastern Seaboard landfall, more than 1 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes along the USA south-east coast on Tuesday. Isaac became a tropical storm again approaching the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene was veering northward, no threat to land. "You're going to get heavy rain, catastrophic life-threatening storm surge and also the winds".

Economia Tesla's Musk smokes marijuana on comedy podcast
Author: 0 Tesla's Musk smokes marijuana on comedy podcast

Meanwhile, its chief people officer Gaby Toledano had decided not to return to the firm after a period of absence, according to newswire Bloomberg . The drug is legal in California , where Mr Musk was at the time and where Tesla has its headquarters.

Economia Alibaba's Ma to step down in September 2019, Zhang to become chairman
Author: 0 Alibaba's Ma to step down in September 2019, Zhang to become chairman

Ma - who will remain on Alibaba's board of directors and continue to mentor the company's management after retirement. Before moving into the business world with Alibaba's founding nearly 20 years ago, Ma was an English teacher. He is also known for his eccentric personality and has donned wigs and costumes to perform highly choreographed pop routines at company events. Last year, he made his acting debut with his first kung fu short film Gong Shou Dao, in which he sparred with martial ...

Economia Trump calls on Apple to move production from China to US
Author: 0 Trump calls on Apple to move production from China to US

The president's solution is a simple one: stop making things in China, and make them in the USA instead. On the $200 billion list are consumer products such as cameras, suitcases, tires and vacuum cleaners, which would see a tariff of 10% to 25% levied upon them.

Economia Diesel and petrol prices rise by around 50 paise per litre
Author: 0 Diesel and petrol prices rise by around 50 paise per litre

The central government had raised excise duty on petrol by Rs 11.77 a litre and that on diesel by 13.47 a litre in nine installments between November 2014 and January 2016 to shore up finances as global oil prices fell, but then cut the tax just once in October a year ago by Rs 2 a litre.

Economia 19 fall ill on Emirates flight
Author: 0 19 fall ill on Emirates flight

According to CBS News , the plane was held back from the terminal after several passengers on board reported feeling sick. Phillips was among the first to suggest that the patients' symptoms were "pointing to the flu". Emirates Airline initially said at least 10 passengers had unspecified illnesses on the flight, but it is unclear why there is a wide disparity in numbers.

Economia Tesla rocked by executive departures, Elon Musk's web show
Author: 0 Tesla rocked by executive departures, Elon Musk's web show

Not long after, it was also reported the company's human resources chief Gaby Toledano won't be returning from leave. Tesla shares fell more than 6 percent on Friday, after top executives resigned and CEO Elon Musk appeared to smoke pot in a video .

Economia Trump says ready to up China tariff list to US$517 billion
Author: 0 Trump says ready to up China tariff list to US$517 billion

Such a step would significantly escalate his trade war with Beijing and would likely increase costs for a broad range of US businesses and consumers. To a certain extent it's going to be up to China. Among the equipment hit were a number of components and devices used by U.S. tech firms, including chips and networking gear produced in Chinese factories.

Economia Alibaba co-founder and China’s richest man announces retirement
Author: 0 Alibaba co-founder and China’s richest man announces retirement

Ma's decision also comes as a US police investigation into an allegation of rape against Richard Liu, had of top rival JD.com Inc (JD.O), hammered its shares. Ma even believes that he can " do much better " at teaching than he did as CEO of Alibaba. Alibaba declined to comment but pointed toward the SCMP story when asked about Ma's plans.

Economia Mercedes-Benz reveals all-electric EQC, but you must wait until 2020
Author: 0 Mercedes-Benz reveals all-electric EQC, but you must wait until 2020

It's bad. It's really bad. The interior of the EQC takes design cues from consumer electronics. Mercedes also declared that Beijing Automotive Company, a Germany-China joint venture, will start building the EQC for Chinese markets. He added, "Electric drive is a major component in the mobility of the future". The rollout of the EQC this week, therefore, represented an early production look at the first mass-market electric Mercedes, in a segment that will soon see plenty of competition ...

Economia Bitcoin extends slump on Goldman Sachs report
Author: 0 Bitcoin extends slump on Goldman Sachs report

In May, the NYTimes reported Goldman Sachs was waiting for regulatory approval while figuring out how to deal with holding cryptocurrencies in a safe way. The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index, a gauge of the largest digital assets, traded near its lowest level since November 2017 as rival coins Ripple, Ether and Litecoin also fell.

Author: 0 Trump says he’s ready to hit China with $267bn in additional tariffs

The tariffs would potentially hurt U.S. companies that import everything from handbags to bicycle tires. The deadline for public comment on the next wave of punitive taxes on $200 billion of annual imports from China expired Thursday, so Trump could impose the tariffs immediately.

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