Oil industry faces short-term hurricane impact
While it’s too early to know the full economic and human toll of Hurricane Harvey, we expect a relatively short-term impact on the U.S. energy industry.
The Wall Street Journal reports that talks to remake the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) started with an early dispute – over how to settle disputes.
After the recent populist upheavals, what can the upcoming German elections tell us about the next big shifts in geopolitics? Left versus right - or center versus extremes?
New sanctions could be on the way for Venezuela’s oil industry as the country’s controversial president, Nicolas Maduro, retaliated against opposition leaders after prevailing in a disputed July referendum, according to MarketWatch.
The U.K. will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040, according to Green Car Reports.
Foreign purchases of U.S. residential real estate surged to the highest level ever in terms of number of homes sold and dollar volume, reports CNBC.
France and Germany unveiled plans in July to develop a European fighter jet, burying past rivalries as part of a raft of measures to tighten defense and security cooperation, reports Reuters.
Japan and the European Union (EU) agreed to a free trade pact on July 6, 2017, to create the world's biggest open economic area and signal resistance to what they see as U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist turn, reports Reuters.
On the Internet, nothing travels faster than a tip on how to score a bargain. And, according to Forbes, as online sales grow in India – and price-sensitive Indian consumers looking at ways to shave costs – Internet merchants are offering discounts to anyone willing to punch in a secret coupon code and sign up as a member on their sites.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple iPhones in China, is looking at seven states in the American heartland where it would invest $10 billion or more to manufacture flat-panel screens and related equipment.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the top player in Africa’s fast-growing smartphone market isn’t Apple or Samsung. It’s Transsion, an obscure Chinese manufacturer that won customers by offering handsets with features targeted to local markets.
Polls predict the Tories will likely increase their majority in the upcoming U.K. general election, but the Conservative Party isn't taking anything for granted. The fate of Brexit negotiations is at stake.
Amazon is preparing to bring its full retail offering to Australia, according to the Wall Street Journal, signaling a major competitive threat to the country’s retailers and an important new beachhead for its global distribution network.
Amid President Donald Trump’s tough-sounding talk about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), economists and other observers have debated how potential changes could impact the U.S. economy.
The results of the French election, held May 7, may lead to major economic changes for France and the European Union. Our infographic illustrates the issues, the candidates and what's at stake.
Latin America’s most technologically advanced shipping terminal opened in April at Lázaro Cárdenas with a ceremony attended by heads of state and shipping industry royalty, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The first freight train to run from Britain to China departed this month, reports Reuters, carrying goods like vitamins, baby products and pharmaceuticals as Britain seeks to burnish its global trading credentials for when it leaves the European Union.
According to Reuters, China will soon be dethroned by Japan as the top holder of U.S. government debt. Why? The Chinese central bank has been dipping into its foreign exchange reserves to support the yuan, while its Japanese counterpart has been content to allow the yen to weaken.
Japan's small firms, many of which are “mom-and-pop” operations, are dying out as their aging owners struggle to find successors, according to Reuters.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” program, designed to bring more high-grade manufacturing to the subcontinent, is facing a labor shortage, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Indian Railways has slashed the cost of transporting iron ore exports for the first time since March of 2012, according to The Economic Times.