International Markets

As Trump Threatens $200 Billion in New Tariffs, China Rattles Saber

As the Trump administration threatened tariffs of $200 billion on China imports, the People's Republic was quick to react. The Chinese government said it would "strike back," presumably with tens ...
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The 6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) will start to trade energy futures. According to Reuters: Exxon Mobil Corp is pushing deeper into energy trading, building a global cadre of experienced traders and ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Several countries hit back at Trump's tariffs, including nations with which the United States has strong ties. According to Reuters: Canada and Mexico retaliated on Thursday after Washington imposed tariffs ...
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Walmart Sheds UK’s Asda, Looks to India for Growth

In a transaction that surprised exactly no one, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and the United Kingdom's J Sainsbury have agreed to a deal in which Walmart sells its U.K.-based Asda ...
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10 Top Irish Stocks Worth Keeping an Eye On

If the St. Patrick’s Day observances have investors pondering opportunities in the Emerald Isle, there are a few things to know. First, Ireland has been known for some time for ...
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Apple iPhone Captures Half of Global Smartphone Revenue in 2017 Q4

According to data presented Thursday by research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and the company's iPhone took a record 51% of global smartphone sales revenue in the fourth ...
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How BMW Became the Largest Exporter of US-Manufactured Autos

In 2017, 1.98 million passenger cars and light trucks built in the United States were exported. By dollar value, the exported vehicles accounted for $57.04 billion of U.S. international trade, ...
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After 3 Years, Brent Crude Tops $70 a Barrel Again

The benchmark crude oil used to set prices for about half the world's oil topped $70 a barrel in London on Thursday for the first time since December 2014. Brent ...
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Canada Files WTO Complaint Against US in Boeing-Bombardier Dispute

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is expected Friday to file its staff report on whether Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) was harmed by the sale of 75 single-aisle passenger jets ...
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Mercedes-Benz Again Global Luxury Car Sales Leader

German automaker Daimler reported record sales of 2.29 million Mercedes-Benz vehicles in 2017, a gain of 9.9% year over year. Including its smart brand vehicles, the company delivered more than ...
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Canada Retaliates Against Boeing Over Trade Case — UPDATED

The government of Canada is opening the bidding on a contract for 88 military fighter jets to replace its aging fleet of CF-18s, and one likely bidder already faces a ...
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Venezuela to Launch Own Cryptocurrency: the ‘Petro’

When you are the president of a country where inflation is rampant, infrastructure is crumbling and there is not enough food on the shelf, the obvious answer to all these ...
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Why There Are Growing Worries About the Saudi Aramco IPO

If a company is coming public for the first time ever with a market cap that was rumored to be more than $1 trillion, or anywhere close to it, there ...
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10 Credit Suisse Top European Stock Picks for US Investors

The U.S. stock market is currently sitting at all-time highs, and investors have to keep in mind that this bull market is now nearly nine years old. For about five ...
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Mercedes-Benz Invests in Via Ride-Sharing Startup

Germany-based automaker Daimler said on Tuesday that it has signed a joint venture agreement with New York City–based ride-sharing startup Via Transportation and will invest $50 million in the joint ...
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