24 Jun 2017

China metes out $100 million punishment to Russian-controlled fund for role in 2015 crash

“A Chinese court meted out a nearly 700 million yuan ($102.4 million) punishment to a Russian-controlled high-frequency trading firm for futures market manipulation on Friday, drawing a line under one of the most high-profile cases of misconduct Beijing blames for contributing to the 2015 stock market crash.” Source: China metes

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23 Jun 2017

Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq

“Iranian media are saying the country has begun exporting gas to neighboring Iraq. The Thursday report by the semi-official Fars news agency said the exports began late Wednesday through a pipeline straight to Baghdad. According to the report, the daily flow will start at around 7 billion cubic meters per

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21 Jun 2017

Russian arms trade agency chief sees continued cooperation in weapons sales

“The world arms market goes through business cycles and the present outlook is stability over the next two to three years, Dmitry Shugaev, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Russia’s arms trade agency, said June 20 at the Paris Air Show.” Source: Russian arms trade agency chief sees continued cooperation in

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20 Jun 2017

US in trade talks with Asian nations to replace TPP, commerce secretary says

“‘We expressed a willingness on the US’ part to indulge in bilateral talks with Japan’ on a trade agreement, Ross told reporters at the annual SelectUSA investment conference in Washington, organised by the Commerce Department.” Source: US in trade talks with Asian nations to replace TPP, commerce secretary says |

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17 Jun 2017

Reversal of Brexit decision would be great: German minister

“A reversal of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union would be great even if such a U-turn appears unlikely, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries has told Reuters.” Source: Reversal of Brexit decision would be great: German minister | Reuters

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17 Jun 2017

U.S. Exports to Mexico Fall as Uncertainty Over Nafta Lingers

“Friction between the U.S. and Mexico over trade is starting to cut into sales for U.S. farmers and agricultural companies, adding uncertainty for an industry struggling with low commodity prices and excess supply.” Source: U.S. Exports to Mexico Fall as Uncertainty Over Nafta Lingers – WSJ

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16 Jun 2017

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

“Amazon.com Inc. said it would buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion as the giant internet retailer makes a deeper push into the grocery space.” Source: Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion – WSJ

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15 Jun 2017

Boeing cuts 50 top defense positions, confirms executives will exit company

“To streamline its defense business, Boeing is purging 50 executive positions, a move that will force a large proportion of employees in those roles to permanently depart the company, the head of its defense segment said Wednesday.” Source: Boeing cuts 50 top defense positions, confirms executives will exit company

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12 Jun 2017

Pakistan scrambles to protect China’s new Silk Road pioneers

“Chastened by Islamic State’s claim to have killed two kidnapped Chinese teachers, Pakistan is beefing up security around Chinese citizens streaming into the country on the back of Beijing’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’. “ Source: Pakistan scrambles to protect China’s new Silk Road pioneers | South China Morning Post

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09 Jun 2017

Revealed: Trump’s $110 billion weapons list for the Saudis

“The administration’s much touted $110 billion arms proposal to Saudi Arabia, previously slim on specifics, includes seven THAAD missile defense batteries, over 100,000 air-to-ground munitions and billions of dollars’ worth of new aircraft, according to a White House document obtained by Defense News and authenticated by a second source.” Source: Revealed: Trump’s

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