Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished mixed Monday with wheat futures rallying for the 5th day running as investment funds continue to add the grain to their portfolio despite ample global supplies. Corn futures also firmed on a technical bounce and signs of strong […]






Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M






Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M $TWX, $IMAX, $LHF  ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ wins with the Men with a $30-M debut. S&M themed ‘Fifty Shades Darker’  Driven by the  Ladies Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie won the Valentine’s Day weekend box-office race with $55.6-M from 4,088 theaters, the Top […]






Free Trade Key Driver for Canada’s Economic Growth

Free Trade Key Driver for Canada’s Economic Growth






Free Trade Key Driver for Canada’s Economic Growth Two public-sector reports issued here over the past two days have both identified free trade as a key driver to Canada’s economic growth. In a report released on Tuesday, Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade acknowledged that free trade agreements are an essential […]






World Gold Mine Supply Tracking Lower, Top Quality Projects Shrinking

World Gold Mine Supply Tracking Lower, Top Quality Projects Shrinking






World Gold Mine Supply Tracking Lower, Top Quality Projects Shrinking $EXCFF, CSE:MTA A new report from the GFMS team at Thomson Reuters estimates supply of Gold continued to track lower in Q-4 of last year making Y 2016 the 1st calendar year of a fall in mine output since Y 2008. World Gold mine supply […]






From the Detroit Auto Show: Toyota (NYSE:TM) to Spend $10-B in USA

From the Detroit Auto Show: Toyota (NYSE:TM) to Spend $10-B in USA






From the Detroit Auto Show: Toyota (NYSE:TM) to Spend $10-B in USA $TM Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) will spend $10-B in US capital investments over the next 5 years, matching the Japanese automaker’s investments over the prior 5 years, North America CEO Jim Lentz said Monday. The automaker has come under fire from President Elect Donald […]






Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M






Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M $DIS, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $LGF, $SNE ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ underwhelms in its debut as a major Winter storm strikes the Deep South and Northeast, as Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Rogue One’ races past the $900-M mark globally. Rogue One, which has stayed at No. 1 since its 6 December open. […]






China’s WTO Membership Brought Beijing a Very Active Role in Global Trade

China’s WTO Membership Brought Beijing a Very Active Role in Global Trade






China’s WTO Membership Brought Beijing a Very Active Role in Global Trade In November China marked 15 years since becoming a World Trade Organization (WTO) member, a WTO official applauded not only the progress made since Y 2001 but also Beijing’s active role within the global trade body and increasing leadership and vision on multilateral […]






Refusal to Grant China Market Economy Status Violates Contract Spirit

Refusal to Grant China Market Economy Status Violates Contract Spirit






Refusal to Grant China Market Economy Status Violates Contract Spirit The Japanese government early this month broke its own promise made 15 years ago by refusing to grant China MES (market economy status) showing once again to the international community that Tokyo simply cannot keep its word. According to the Article 15 of the Protocol […]






Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA






Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA $DIS, $IMAX, $LGF, $VIA ‘Collateral Beauty’ came DOA, marking a career-worst for Will Smith,  ‘La La Land’ zooms into the Top 10, and is playing in just 200 theaters. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story captured $155-M in its domestic box office debut from […]






Commodities Outlook

Commodities Outlook






Commodities Outlook Commodities increased in November due to higher economic growth expectations and announced crude production cuts, according to Credit Suisse Asset Management. The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return performance was positive for the month, with 13 out of 22 Index constituents posting gains. Credit Suisse Asset Management observed the following: Industrial Metals increased the […]






Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs

Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs






Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs In the week ended 16 November $6.6-B flowed out of EM (emerging-market) debt, according to the data, halting 18 consecutive weeks of inflows. In the 2nd full week of November, ETFS (exchange-traded funds) that buy emerging-market securities saw withdrawals around the world worth $1.4-B. While the rising USD […]






Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black

Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black






Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock market’s rise to record highs after Donald Trump’s Presidential victory shows that investors are optimistic that the economy will improve as President Barack Hussein Obama leaves office. “His promise to cut both corporate taxes and red tape will translate […]






Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?

Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?






Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies? In January this year, senior diplomats from around the world formally announced the lifting of sanctions against Iran. In principle this put a definitive end to 37 years of various degrees of sanctions imposed on the country. Boardrooms of global Fortune 500 companies […]






Huge Risk Facing the Global Economy

Huge Risk Facing the Global Economy






Huge Risk Facing the Global Economy Global economy continued to face uncertainty and rising risks, Lou Jiwei, China’s Finance Minister, said on behalf of the G20 economies Friday. Uncertainty and risks, including elections in major economies, uncertain fallout of Brexit, rising expectation for rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, increased geopolitical risks and terrorist attacks, […]






Just 2 of the World’s 10 Greatest Cities are in the US

Just 2 of the World’s 10 Greatest Cities are in the US






Just 2 of the World’s 10 Greatest Cities are in the US Most great cities have access to quality education, a variety of public transportation choices, disaster preparedness, and affordable housing options, to name a few important qualities. In a new report, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) evaluated the Greatness of 30 major cities across the world, as […]






The WB and BRICS’ NDB Bank Align for Expanded Development

The WB and BRICS’ NDB Bank Align for Expanded Development






The WB and BRICS’ NDB Bank Align for Expanded Development Friday, the World Bank Group and the New Development Bank (NDB) set up by the BRICS nations signed a MOU (memorandum of understanding) to strengthen their cooperation in addressing global infrastructure needs. The memorandum, signed by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and NDB […]






Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA






Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA $SNE, $DIS, $VIA, $TWX, $LGF In North America, Summer 2016 domestic revenue ends in unchanged from last year’s $4.48-B, thought attendance is down 3%. The victor of the weekend overseas was Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond. The sci-fi franchise installment topped the foreign chart with […]






This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space






This Year’s Wildfires From Space Fire seasons are an average 78 days longer than they were in Y 1970, and the number of acres scorched each year has doubled since 1980, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) If the start of this wildfire season is any indication, this alarming trend won’t be extinguished anytime […]






China’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Targets Australia in Global Expansion

China’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Targets Australia in Global Expansion






China’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Targets Australia in Global Expansion Tuesday, Chinese online retailing giant, Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) announced that it will open its 1st local office in the Australian city of Melbourne later this year, after flagging its intentions to expand outside of China. Alibaba’s global President Michael Evans said Australia was a “huge part” of the […]






The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds






The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds In the midst of collapsing Crude Oil prices, Oil-funded sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are under pressure to liquidate assets, according to political risk advisory firm GeoEconomica. There was roughly a 20% fall over the past year in the deposits and reserves stored in the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) […]






Global Stock Markets “Bouncing” Off Of Hefty Losses

Global Stock Markets “Bouncing” Off Of Hefty Losses






Global Stock Markets “Bouncing” Off Of Hefty Losses $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $SLV Wednesday, Global stock markets continued to recover after last week’s losses and the USD was down 0.5% Vs a basket of peer currencies. Gold rose Wednesday on the USD’s retreat and investor appetite for safe assets remained strong because of longer-term […]






Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA






Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA $DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $AMZN Globally, ‘X-Men’ takes $265.8-M at the box office Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse won at the Memorial Day box-office, crushing Johnny Depp’s family-friendly Alice Through the Looking Glass. Apocalypse grossed $65.3-M for the 3-day weekend, putting its 4-day holiday […]






Setting Up Business in Dubai Design District

Setting Up Business in Dubai Design District






Setting Up Business in Dubai Design District With world class facilities and smart initiatives, d3 is calling creative people across world Dubai is known for its unique sky scrapers, beautiful beaches and luxurious hotels. Now Dubai wants to become the design capital of the world. Dubai Design District, popularly known as d3, is calling designers […]






Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide






Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide $DIS, $SNE, $AMZN Disney (NYSE:DIS) dominated the weekend box-office chart between Captain America: Civil War taking $72.6-M domestically and $941-M worldwide, and The Jungle Book crossed the $800-M mark at the global box office. Civil War came in # 1 at the weekend with $84.2-M. Among the others: Neighbors 2: Sorority […]