Economy

It is not clear why Stone suggested Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner had anything to do with his decision to accept the Order of Aldulaziz, which was also accepted by former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Instead, well, the internet kinda freaked out, mostly because the whole thing really , really looked like some extremely weird Illuminati behavior, and at this point in Trump's absolutely bonkers first year, nobody really knows what's going on.
  • EC pushes back Rajya Sabha polls to 10 seats

    EC pushes back Rajya Sabha polls to 10 seats

    Economy

    The poll panel in a statement said fresh dates for elections will be announced later. The notification for the now-postponed polls was to be issued today as per the May 16 press statement. In Gujarat, two BJP members, Smriti Irani and Dilipbhai Pandya, and one Congress member, Ahmed Patel, are also retiring on August 18, while in Goa, the seat of Shantaram Naik will be vacant on July 28.
  • New death in Venezuela puts toll at level of 2014 unrest

    Economy

    But the bloodshed also raises the question of how much longer the opposition can call on its supporters to take the risk of going into the streets, said Christopher Sabatini, a professor at Columbia University. A week before that, the United States had barred Venezuela's vice president, Tareck El Aissami, from entering the US, accusing him of playing a major role in worldwide drug trafficking.
  • NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) Surges 4.25% For the Week

    Economy

    Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. NRG Energy, Inc . (NYSE:NRG) may have great momentum, but how has it been performing relative to the market? Prudential Financial Inc. NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG ) is expected to post revenue of $2.91 Billion in the current quarter, according to consensus of 3 analysts. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 1st were paid a $0.03 dividend.
  • No deal yet on new loans, debt relief for Greece: Eurogroup head

    Economy

    The German and French finance ministers say they're confident of an agreement to unlock further aid for Greece. He said the ministers needed to consider "additional options or adjusting our expectations". To get the money, the Greek parliament approved pension cuts and tax hikes last Thursday. Dijsselbloem, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the head of the IMF's European Department tried to bridge their differences in a separate meeting before the start of the gathering, ...
  • Japan, Canada want to bring TPP back from the dead

    Economy

    There will be a sideline meeting in Hanoi of the remaining 11 nations in the TPP accord, with countries such as Japan and Australia pushing to proceed without the US. Now, the other countries involved want to rebuild it. "We reaffirm our commitment to keep our markets open and to fight against all forms of protectionism by reaffirming our pledge against protectionism through a standstill commitment that we agreed to extend until the end of 2020 and to roll back protectionist and ...
  • OPEC sees much higher oil supply from rivals in 2017

    OPEC sees much higher oil supply from rivals in 2017

    Economy

    Industry group American Petroleum Institute reported that crude prices also gained support by the fall in United States inventory, a 5.8 million barrel decline. Investing.com offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets. Aramco and other producers typically issue monthly notices to refineries and other buyers with contracted supplies outlining their intended allocations to each customer.
  • Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government

    Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government

    Economy

    Before Macron's rise, Francois Bayrou was France's most well-known centrist politician and a three-time failed presidential candidate. PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would begin working immediately with European Council President Donald Tusk on the overhaul of the bloc, which needed a new and ambitious policy.
  • Saudi Arabia pledges $20 billion to Blackstone for American infrastructure

    Saudi Arabia pledges $20 billion to Blackstone for American infrastructure

    Economy

    PIF will ramp up its overseas investments only slowly, the fund's Managing Director Yasir al-Rumayyan told a conference of business executives on May 20. Blackstone Group LP points out that its investment efforts will help better infrastructure efforts in the U.S. It says that the country's infrastructure has a D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Russian Federation foreign minister denies talking to Trump about Comey

    Economy

    Graham issued a statement Friday on Twitter explaining he also wanted Comey to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, The Hill reported . "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". He was insane, a real nut job. Said Mr Jeff Klusmeier, an insurance agent in Kentucky: "I expected the media to attack Trump". "Congress is going to want to look over the shoulder of this investigation", he said.
  • Europe and Japan raise doubts over U.S. trade policy at G7

    Europe and Japan raise doubts over U.S. trade policy at G7

    Economy

    A broader theme not on the written agenda, however, was the desire of foreign leaders to get a better read on Trump's policies, and US officials desire to make their positions clear. "We want to have balanced trade", Mr Mnuchin said. "The emphasis was initially on a border tax, which is taxation, but also trade policy", said Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan in an interview.