International Markets

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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Oil-Rich Qatar by the Numbers: Bastion of Stability in a Turbulent Region

Qatar, a small nation on the Arabian peninsula, became a major news story Monday after six Arab nations, among them Saudi Arabia and Egypt, suspended diplomatic relations with that country, ...
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March Air Cargo Volume Increased Most in 8 Years

Air cargo volume increased by 14.6% year over year in March, the largest gain since the economic recovery years of 2009 and 2010, according to data reported Monday by WorldACD ...
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Why France’s Economy Matters So Much: France by the Numbers

Western financial markets got a major boost on Monday morning. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up over 1% (200+ points), the CAC 40 in France was up 4.5% (230 points), ...
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Venezuela Nationalizes GM Plant, Company Quits the Country

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has shut down operations in Venezuela following the government's seizure of the GM plant in Carabobo on Wednesday. In a statement, the company said it ...
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Google, Apple Race for Lead in Artificial Intelligence

Some of the biggest companies in the tech sector are making major bets on artificial intelligence (AI), also often called deep learning. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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