Globalization

Democrats outraged after Russia investigation abruptly shut down

American Legion: Give funding for canceled parade to veterans<p>03:44<p>The Crisis in Turkey: How it could affect the global economy<p>08:30<p>'Omarosa Manigault …

Russia Probe

Tariffs Will Hurt U.S. More Than Rest of World, Maersk Says

The U.S. economy will be hit many times harder than the rest of the world by an escalating global trade war, according the the chief executive …

Economy

New Zealand Wants to Plant 1 Billion Trees to Fight Climate Change

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><p><i>Trees play a critical role in counteracting climate change by pulling greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.</i> …

New Zealand

Who was Kofi Annan? 5 things to know about the celebrated UN secretary-general

Kofi Annan, who rose through the ranks of the United Nations to become its first African-American secretary-general and one the world's most celebrated diplomats, died on Saturday. He was 80.<p>Annan had a colorful, impactful life, devoting decades to advocacy for peace and reform. Here are five …

Africa

Big Questions on Global Economy Hang Over Jackson Hole Gathering

Summer break for central bankers ends this week when their leaders gather Friday and Saturday for the Federal Reserve’s annual policy symposium in …

Economy

Wall Street Week Ahead: Chinese internet stock sell-off may shake faith in FANGs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A steep downturn in heavyweight Chinese internet stocks and recent weakness in half of the so-called FANG group have some investors worried that a key component of Wall Street's near-decade long rally may be low on fuel.<p>Outstanding gains in Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and …

Stock Markets

Oil Prices Are Down. Nobody Told the Gas Pumps

Oil’s popularity isn’t what it used to be.<p>It’s not just a looming global trade war. As I’ve written, not only will tariffs and retaliatory measures stifle the activity that normally stokes consumption, they’ll squeeze economies everywhere. That’s a good way to stifle demand.<p>But that’s not the only …

Oil

Kofi Annan’s long legacy as an arbiter for reform at the UN

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b><p>Good evening and thank you for joining us.<p>Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary-general of the United Nations Kofi Annan has …

Kofi Annan

Ten years after the financial crisis

<b>Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.</b> By Adam Tooze. <i>Viking; 720 pages; $35. Allen Lane; £30.</i><p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade …

Economics

Forget the State Pension: these 3 funds could help you retire in comfort

The state pension is all very well, if you fancy living on just £23 a day. You should work hard to top it up, though, and the following investment …

Personal Finance (UK)

Could a Trump Trade War Affect the Budding Marijuana Industry?

This could be a bit of a buzzkill.<p>This will probably go down as another record-breaking year for the marijuana industry.<p>The big victory, as you might …

Cannabis

US companies push rising costs on to customers | Financial Times

Blue-chip US companies are confident they can pass on rising costs to their customers and protect record profit margins as inflationary pressure is …

Profit

Gold / Silver / Copper Prices - Weekly Outlook: August 20 - 24

© Reuters. Strong dollar likely to remain a headwind for gold<p>Investing.com - Gold prices look likely to remain under pressure this week as a …

Commodities

China opposes U.S. report judging its military and security development: Defense Ministry spokesperson

A spokesperson for the Chinese military said it resolutely opposes a report by the U.S. Department of Defense on China's military and security …

China

Emerging Markets Turmoil Revives a Dreaded Old OPEC Ghost

For more than two decades, OPEC has tried to avoid repeating a mistake that cost it dearly. In November 1997, at a meeting in Jakarta, Saudi Arabia …

Oil

Hammering of copper price a worrying signal for global growth - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

The plunge in the price of copper by more than 20 percent since the beginning of June has worried analysts who see it as a bad signal for the global …

News (South Africa)

Global Connections for Developing Global Competence - K-12 Technology - August 15, 2018

<i>Aug 15, 2018</i> 2018-08-15<p>Professional Growth<p>The <b>Global Schools Network</b> (GSN), powered by the <b>Partnership for 21st Century</b> <b>Schools</b> (P21), officially …

World Economy

Volvo chief calls for complete elimination of car tariffs | Financial Times

The chief executive of Volvo Cars has called for the complete elimination of tariffs on cars between the US, China and Europe, stepping up calls to …

Economics

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the Passing of Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan

<b>NEW YORK (August 18, 2018)</b> – “I was saddened and heartbroken to learn of the passing of Kofi Annan. Father. Husband. Humanitarian. Elder. He was a …

Africa

Filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s new book confronts the shaky façade of global politics

Text Size:A-A+<p><b>‘Memory in the Age of Amnesia’ echoes Mirza’s own 1984 film Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho. It is a rant as much as it is an argument, and is</b> …

India News

Tributes pour in on Sunday for former UN head Kofi Annan

The Ghanaian national was a career diplomat who projected quiet charisma and was widely credited for raising the world body's profile in global …

Switzerland

Verma Media’s Chief Brand Officer Thinks Cannabis is the Next ‘Holy Grail’ in Tech

It’s raining start-ups--and Verma Media isn’t hiding indoors.<p>With cross-border limitations crumbling, blockchain technology has ushered in the golden …

Cannabis

Jaitley underplays UPA role in growth

Defends NDA by saying the UPA was only riding on the global economic boom

Business (India)

India’s Current Account Deficit Likely To Widen To 2.8% Of GDP This Fiscal, Says Nomura

India’s current account deficit is expected to widen to 2.8 percent of the gross domestic product in this financial year, according to a Nomura …

Economy

How US Politics Sustains US Capitalism

Until their contradictions explode coexisting economic and political systems sustain one another. “Normal” politics includes precisely the process of …

Liberal View

Yield Curve Crunch Shows Fed Hiking Even Amid Global Agitation

Global financial markets got uglier while Federal Reserve officials were on their August hiatus, but bond traders are wagering that won’t be enough …

Jackson Hole

Illustrate Your Value as a Group Escort

Are you escorting your groups for free? My research shows that roughly 50 percent of agents who travel with their groups end up losing time and money …

Boot Camp

VRA Update: A Strong US Is A Strong Global Economy. U.S. - China Trade Talks Back On. Lowest Youth Unemployment In 52 Years!

Good Friday morning all. Following a big (bullish) day higher yesterday…with solid market internals… here are my thoughts this morning.<p>Buy the dip is …

Business

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $50 million lottery jackpot?

Here are the winning jackpot numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing. Watch videoThe Powerball jackpot has reset following a big winner, but it still …

World Economy

‘India will be back on 7.5%-plus growth track this fiscal’

India’s economic growth seems to be back on a recovery path and the country will be on a firm 7.5%-plus growth track this fiscal, former Chief …

India