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US reportedly considers fresh warship passage through Taiwan Strait

Taiwan can be only one of a growing number of flashpoints inside U.S.-China relationship, which also include a bitter trade war, U.S. sanctions as well as China’s increasingly muscular military posture inside South China Sea. Mattis told Wei on Thursday of which the entire world’s two largest economies needed to deepen high-level military ties so as to navigate tension as ...

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Luxury brands’ Instagram likes could be crucial for stock-picking

The “customer journey,” via someone browsing social channels to creating a purchase, an activity of which marketers spend a lot of time tracking, could also be shorter than expected for luxury brands. As well as looking at historical data, UBS analyzed 25 European luxury brands’ Instagram accounts over September, known as “fashion month,” when designers present their collections on fresh ...

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Europe’s first space mission to Mercury is actually set for lift-off

Joe Zender, ESA’s BepiColombo deputy project scientist, told CNBC which Saturday’s launch represented years of work. “A lot of work has gone into This particular – the mission has been in development for 11 years,” he said. “Development has been extremely complicated – Mercury is actually very near to the sun, so (the equipment) will be exposed to high energy ...

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Bank of England’s Carney says UK system ready for ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit

The U.K.’s banking system is actually prepared to handle a much worse outcome through Brexit than is actually likely to happen, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Friday. “With respect to Brexit, the Bank of England doesn’t focus on the most likely outcome, yet rather the possible consequences of a disorderly cliff-edge exit through the European Union, however unlikely ...

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Qualtrics files to go public

Less than a month after survey software company SurveyMonkey held its public market debut, one of its top rivals, Qualtrics, announced plans to follow suit. Qualtrics filed its IPO prospectus on Friday, as well as will soon join SurveyMonkey on the Nasdaq Stock Market, trading under the symbol XM, which refers to “experience management.” Qualtrics, whose technology captures sentiment among ...

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Trade war hostility may keep US-China in state of military friction

Mattis, apparently displeased with Beijing’s military buildup inside disputed South China Sea, disinvited the Chinese military via a multinational naval exercise in May. as well as also also in September, a senior Chinese naval commander canceled a planned visit to meet with his American counterpart while a U.S Navy ship was denied a port visit in Hong Kong. The same ...

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China GDP misses, yet stock markets surge as regulators pledge support

Greater China markets made a strong comeback on Friday afternoon, following a series of measures announced by Chinese leaders to support the struggling stock market. After a turbulent morning following weaker-than-expected GDP data and also also also a sharp sell-off the day before, shares inside the mainland rebounded, rising more than 2 percent. By market close, the Shanghai composite and ...

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