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Chinese hi-tech catches up with Silicon Valley - 08/18/2017

Chinese giants Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings are dominating the local market, but this is not enough for them. Companies from China, each of which is overtaking Intel, Cisco or IBM, are rapidly expanding their sphere of influence and becoming global investors. While the US high-tech giants are targeting Western countries, Tencent and Alibaba have focused on their own Chinese market, which at...

Stevia: sugarless yet sweet investment opportunity - 08/17/2017

Over the past 10 years, a little-known plant, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar, has sparked development of a world industry worth $ 4 billion. Now stevia components are a part of a huge number of products, including Coca-Cola and Heinz ketchup. Not bad for an additive that was not liked for its bitter aftertaste. Leaves of stevia contain a low-calorie sweetener, which is used as an...

Bitcoin conquers new high, equals PayPal - 08/15/2017

Bitcoin is updating the new highs. The main crypto currency’s cost reached $ 4400, and Bitcoin’s capitalization has equaled capitalization of PayPal payment service. Bitcoin caught up to capitalization of one of the payment services. And although the cryptocurrency is still far away from Visa, this can be considered an intermediate success. Popularity of the crypto currency is fueling...

Will China become a problem for the oil market? - 08/11/2017

The oil market reached local highs and almost immediately nosedived, losing more than 2%. What happened, and what is now preventing oil prices from rising? On Thursday, during trading, the barrel of the North Sea blend Brent exceeded $ 53.5. However, once the American session opened, the situation changed dramatically. The quotations went down. In fact, large-scale sales were observed not only...

IMF: American housing bubble can burst once again - 08/10/2017

Ten years after the "mortgage crisis" in the US, the problems of two infrastructural companies for the real estate market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have not been resolved, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's growth of profits, share of their temporary structures, mortgages less accessible for younger generations in the US, and a number of other signs,...

Chinese investors will invest $ 1.5 trillion abroad in the next ten years - 08/09/2017

During ten years, investors from China can increase volume of foreign transactions by 70% - up to $ 1.5 trillion, according to a review by Linklaters international law firm. Even restrictions on the part of the Chinese and foreign authorities will not impede the development as lawyers say that the limitations can be circumvented. The volume of foreign investment of Chinese business can reach $...

USA to ban Spanish olives - 08/07/2017

The US Department of Commerce is currently investigating. The Department is trying to find out whether Spanish companies sell olives to Americans at dumping prices. The European Commission has already interfered with the matter in order to support its producers. The US International Trade Commission, which also takes an active part in this investigation, held a vote on Friday, after which it was...

The oil market: All attention to Venezuela - 07/31/2017

The past week has become for the best oil market in this year. During this time, speculators sharply increased the number of long positions. In addition to the already familiar messages from OPEC, traders were encouraged by news about sanctions against Venezuela. The net long position in WTI futures at Nymex rose by 27 thousand, to 423 thousand - a maximum of 2 months. Producers continue to get...

Will electric cars kill modern automotive industry? - 07/28/2017

How close is the end to the automotive industry? Not as close as it seems, and here's why. Britain supported France’s initiative to ban the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles from 2040 in order to improve air quality and reduce emissions leading to a greenhouse effect. When Europe's two largest economies promise to abolish technologies that have been supported by the automobile industry for...

Shares of German carmakers are nosediving on allegations of collusion - 07/25/2017

Shares of leading German automakers, such as BMW, Daimler and VW, are sweepingly becoming cheaper. Because of accusations of cartel collusion, automakers are in danger of receiving fines of billions of euros. The management of Volkswagen has already planned an emergency meeting. Securities of German carmakers sank about 3% in early trading yesterday. Their losses have become the most serious...
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