17 Jan 2017

Britain will leave EU single market, May says

“Britain will leave the EU’s single market when it exits the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a ‘soft Brexit’. In a long-awaited speech in which she sought to define the country’s future as a global

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13 Jan 2017

China posts worst export fall since 2009 as fears of U.S. trade war loom

“China’s massive export engine sputtered for the second year in a row in 2016, with shipments falling in the face of persistently weak global demand and officials voicing fears of a trade war with the United States that is clouding the outlook for 2017.” Source: China posts worst export fall

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11 Jan 2017

Xi to be first Chinese leader to attend Davos World Economic Forum

“President Xi Jinping this month will become the first Chinese head of state to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, which this year will dwell on the rising public anger with globalization and the coming U.S. presidency of Donald Trump.” Source: Xi to be first Chinese leader to

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10 Jan 2017

Hard Brexit is not inevitable, says British PM May

“A clean break with the EU’s single market is not inevitable, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday, seeking to clarify comments that pushed down the pound on the possibility of a hard Brexit from the European Union.” Source: Hard Brexit is not inevitable, says British PM May |

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09 Jan 2017

Venezuela minimum wage to rise by 50% ‘to combat inflation’

“Venezuela’s government has announced a 50% increase in the minimum wage and pensions amid runaway inflation. President Nicolas Maduro says the move will protect jobs and incomes. Critics say it may worsen the crisis.” Source: Venezuela minimum wage to rise by 50% ‘to combat inflation’ – BBC News

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03 Jan 2017

Oil hits 18-month highs as markets eye output cuts

“Oil prices hit 18-month highs on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between OPEC and other big oil exporters to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will drain a global supply glut.” Source: Oil hits 18-month highs as markets eye output cuts

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27 Dec 2016

Iran says country will only pay half price for new Boeing planes

“Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting the deputy transport minister as saying that his county will only pay half of the announced price for 80 new Boeing planes, given the reductions in its purchasing options.” Source: Iran says country will only pay half price for new Boeing planes –

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27 Dec 2016

US On Track for Record Foreign Weapon Sales

“In just three short months, the US State Department has blown past its dollar total of foreign weapon sales cases for all of last year — but a close look at the numbers shows that industry should temper its expectations for the rest of 2017.” Source: US On Track for

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22 Dec 2016

Trump Can’t Actually Cancel Federal Contracts on a Whim

“President-elect Donald Trump’s recent conjuring of Tweet storms fomented uncertainty in the contractor world as he threatened to force changes on major defense deals involving the modernizing of Air Force One and the F-35 joint strike fighter.” Source: Trump Can’t Actually Cancel Federal Contracts on a Whim – Contracting – GovExec.com

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19 Dec 2016

Ukraine’s largest bank rescued by state, Poroshenko urges depositors to stay calm

“Ukraine took over its largest bank on Monday in a move backed by Kiev’s international donors to protect the country’s financial system and accompanied by an appeal from President Petro Poroshenko for calm and assurances to depositors.” Source: Ukraine’s largest bank rescued by state, Poroshenko urges depositors to stay calm

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