Alibaba faces a $15 billion question amid Hong Kong protests: When to list?

Hong Kong's political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba on the timing of its planned $15 billion listing in the city.

Hong Kong protesters throng streets peacefully in heavy rain

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday, in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.

Kudlow says he doesn't see a recession on the horizon, defends Trump's trade war

Kudlow pointed to strong retail sales and low unemployment as signs that the U.S. economy remained strong.

White House trade advisor Navarro: 'Technically we did not have a yield curve inversion'

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell below the 2-year rate Wednesday, which typically taken as a sign a recession is on the horizon.

Why Apple doesn't want users to replace their own batteries

The MacBook Pro recall and its subsequent ban from flights underscores the increasing brand risk from problems with lithium-ion batteries.

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said.

Americans overwhelmingly support free trade as concern grows about Trump's economy

Americans now say they approve of free trade by 64%-27%, a margin of better than two to one.

Leaked Brexit documents show worst-case scenario, minister says

The official documents on a project titled "Yellowhammer" show that Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the EU without a transition deal.

US set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers

An extension will renew an agreement set to lapse on Aug. 19, continuing Huawei's ability to maintain its telecommunications networks.

The Chinese central bank just effectively made a rate cut, analysts say

Beijing wants to use reforms to support a slowing economy.

US issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker off Gibraltar

The Grace 1 was seized by British Royal Marines at the western mouth of the Mediterranean on July 4.

Trump says Apple is spending 'vast sums of money in the U.S.' and he's having dinner with the CEO

Trump's tweet comes a day after Apple put out a press release describing the money it spends on U.S.-based suppliers and vendors.

Here's what Powell could say at Jackson Hole to soothe the roller coaster markets

Markets would like Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to clarify whether the Fed sees itself at the beginning of a serious, longer-term rate cutting cycle.

Bugatti reveals its most powerful supercar yet: The $10 million Centodieci

Bugatti debuted its most powerful supercar at Pebble Beach on Friday: a $10 million,1,600 horsepower throwback to the '90s that sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds.

CEOs see pay grow 1,000% in the last 40 years, now make 278 times the average worker

In comparative terms, CEOs now make on average 278 times the average worker's salary, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Google's assistant is still the smartest, but Amazon Alexa is getting better faster

Siri outperformed Google Assistant in correctly responding to commands, the study's authors said.

Trump called the CEOs of the biggest US banks on Wednesday as the stock market plunged

President Donald Trump held a call on Wednesday with the CEOs of three major U.S. banks, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Trump to discuss Taliban talks, withdrawing troops from Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement, a senior administration official said.

Greenland to Trump: 'We're open for business, not for sale'

The U.S. president has reportedly asked advisers about buying the north Atlantic country on several occasions.

Fed may not have enough firepower to prevent a recession

President Trump has been pressing the Fed to help head off a feared economic slowdown, but it's not clear the central bank has the ammunition.

Cathay Pacific Airways CEO resigns, the airline's board blames 'recent events'

Cathay Pacific has been under intense pressure after it was found that two of its pilots had become involved in the current protest in Hong Kong.

Ray Dalio says he wouldn't rule out China weaponizing its massive US Treasury holdings

Other observers have dismissed the suggestion that China would sell U.S. Treasurys to gain an upper hand in the trade war.

Hong Kong protests will be 'settled or crushed' ahead of China national celebrations, analyst says

The way China responds to the situation in Hong Kong will be crucial in determining how markets and U.S.-China trade talks will be affected, said David Roche, a strategist at London-based research firm Independent Strategy.

To meet future energy demands, India is promising a push toward sustainability

In New Delhi, one organization wants to drive India to a more sustainable future.

How the Chinese yuan is likely to perform in three trade war scenarios

The trade war between the U.S. and China is turning into a brewing currency war, say analysts. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research predicts what might happen to the yuan in three scenarios.

JP Morgan says new US tariffs will test China's ability to prop up its economy

Beijing has used both monetary and fiscal policies to limit the economic damage brought on by elevated U.S. tariffs.

Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio says there's a 40% chance of a US recession before the 2020 election

"Recessions are always inevitable, the only question is: 'When?'" says Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates.

Social media has become a battleground in Hong Kong's protests

Hong Kong protesters' social media use demonstrates an increased understanding of cybersecurity and how to effectively communicate with the medium.

Japanese chef Nobu originally refused Robert De Niro's New York restaurant offer

Nobu had been nervous about partnerships after losing money in restaurants in Peru and Alaska, but his first venture with De Niro in New York opened in Tribeca in 1994 and had much success. The pair went on to found Nobu Hospitality together.

German banks are in a much worse position than the rest of Europe, Citi analyst says

German lenders are in a uniquely dangerous position compared to their European counterparts, according to Ronit Ghose, global head of banks research at Citi.


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