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Finance Cryptocurrency Markets Make a New 2018 Low Below $200 Billion
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First, it seems as though investors are more quick to pull out of other cryptocurrencies as compared to Bitcoin , possibly seeing the market leader as the most stable project in the industry. The worst hit has been Ethereum which has lost almost 40% in the last one week from a high of $410 to making a low of $256 today. Early this month, the SEC delayed a decision on a proposed bitcoin ETF submitted by money management firm VanEck and crypto startup SolidX.

Finance China Is Sending a Trade Envoy to Washington Amid Tariff Dispute
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While the engagement was seen by analysts and business officials as positive, they cautioned that the talks were unlikely to lead to a breakthrough given they are among lower level officials and led on the U.S. China has issued retaliatory tariffs on USA exports that have appeared to be aimed at US industries that could have a political effect on the USA president.

Finance Turkey invites U.S. to panel in WTO
Author: 0 Turkey invites U.S. to panel in WTO

Despite the rise, Turkey's currency has lost nearly a third of its value against the dollar since January, pushing up the price of everyday items and raising fears that its weakness could infect other emerging market currencies. Earlier in August, his administration had levied sanctions against Turkey's justice and interior ministers, accusing them of playing "leading roles" in the organizations responsible for the arrest and detention of Pastor Andrew Brunson.

Finance Qatar to aid Turkey, lira rallies, United States rejects lifting tariffs
Author: 0 Qatar to aid Turkey, lira rallies, United States rejects lifting tariffs

The long relationship between Turkey and the United States was always "high maintenance" and often in "crisis management mode", said Ozgur Unluhisarcikli, director of the office of the German Marshall Fund in Ankara, the Turkish capital. Administration officials said the US doesn't now have any meetings scheduled with Turkish officials to discuss Brunson's case. WASHINGTON ( Reuters ) - The United States is warning more economic pressures may be in store for Turkey if it refuses to ...

Finance White House denounces Turkey tariffs on U.S. products
Author: 0 White House denounces Turkey tariffs on U.S. products

Erdogan signed a decree on August 15 that raises tariffs on American cars to 120 percent, on alcoholic drinks to 140 percent, and on leaf tobacco to 60 percent. It follows a string of urgent steps Erdogan has taken to protect its economy from an escalating feud with USA counterpart Donald Trump over an American pastor held in Turkey.

Finance United Kingdom inflation rate rises for first time since November
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United Kingdom inflation rose to 2.5% in July, according to the Office for National Statistics, up from 2.4% in the previous month. The ONS reported that the rate of consumer price inflation, the most-watched measure, increased from 2.4% in June to 2.5% in July, reversing a trend of gradually declining inflation over the course of 2018.

Author: 0 Lira rallies after Turkey raises tariffs on U.S. imports

The new Turkish tariffs came a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would boycott US electronic goods, singling out Apple's iPhones . A higher court was however, was scheduled to review the appeal, the agency said. If Brunson is not released, the next escalatory measure by the U.S.

Finance White House condemns Turkey´s tariffs on USA imports
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The Lira has lost more than 40 percent against the dollar this year, driven by worries over Erdogan's growing influence over the economy. Kalin also told a news conference on Wednesday that Turkey will take a positive stance towards trading in national currencies to escape from U.S.

Finance Turkey to boycott USA products including iPhone, says Erdogan
Author: 0 Turkey to boycott USA products including iPhone, says Erdogan

The rebound of around 6 percent on Wednesday, briefly strengthening to less than 6.0 against the dollar, came after the central bank squeezed lira liquidity in the market, effectively pushing up rates and supporting the currency . Also helping was Turkey's decision to release two Greek soldiers from prison on Tuesday, increasing prospects for improved relations with the European Union.

Finance Oil tumbles as much as 2% as Oklahoma crude piles up
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West Texas Intermediate was down 0.6% to $67.34 per barrel at 3:15 p.m. ET. Platts cFlow trade-flow software shows an increase in exports for the week ending August 10, with a big jump in crude to Canada balancing a drop off in crude exports to Asia.

Finance Turkey to reduce currency risk for companies, Finance Minister Albayrak says
Author: 0 Turkey to reduce currency risk for companies, Finance Minister Albayrak says

Erdogan stressed that any product made by the U.S. could be made even better in Turkey, and that for the time being the country would pivot to using South Korea's Samsung electronics. The Turkish lira started slipping again after rebounding more than 8% overnight. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the USA had seen "no evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong".

Finance Tesla forms committee to assess proposal to go private
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Musk said in his Monday statement that he was still in talks with the Saudi fund but was also having discussions with other investors because he wanted to "continue to have a broad investor base". PIF officials have said in the past that decisions at the sovereign wealth fund are made with care, emphasising corporate governance. That tweet may have created a sticky situation for Musk as it appears the funding may not be locked up yet.

Finance Talking Turkey; is the lira the August markets crisis?
Author: 0 Talking Turkey; is the lira the August markets crisis?

They also called for a boycott of American brands. He said there are similar cases with Germans imprisoned and he says "it would be desirable to see this matter not only solved at the bilateral level with the USA and Turkey . FILE - Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey , July 25, 2018. The embattled Turkish lira tumbled over 16 per cent to new record lows against the dollar as strains with the United States ...

Finance Tesla short-sellers back in force as shares remain shaky
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Tesla shares are now up just 3.6 percent from where they traded prior to Muck's tweet and are 16.1 percent below the reported $420 takeover price. Isaacs is seeking approval to become the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit representing all Tesla shareholders who traded after Musk's tweet on Tuesday or at any time on Wednesday.

Finance USA jury orders Monsanto to pay cancer patient $290m
Author: 0 USA jury orders Monsanto to pay cancer patient $290m

Johnson's lawsuit is the first trial case alleging glyphosate herbicides in weed killers might cause cancer. However, the France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer , which is part of the World Health Organization , classified it as a "probable human carcinogen" in 2015.

Finance Turkish currency crisis adds to misery of Indian rupee
Author: 0 Turkish currency crisis adds to misery of Indian rupee

On Friday, the rupee had lost 15 paise to end at 68.83 against the resurgent dollar. The fall in Turkish Lira has spread the fears that the economic slump in Turkey could spread to other economies. However, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chander Garg said external factors may ease going forward. A Reuters poll estimates July inflation of 4.51 per cent compared with a five-month high of 5.0 per cent hit in the previous month.

Finance More than 100 large wildfires in USA as six new blazes erupt
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A recently released video shows what it's like to fly in the cockpit of one of the California National Guard C-130s now working to contain the Carr fire , one of the largest wildfires in California's history. The Carr Fire is one of multiple fires that have been raging in California in recent weeks, forcing tens of thousands from their homes and business.

Finance Stocks close lower amid Turkish currency crisis
Author: 0 Stocks close lower amid Turkish currency crisis

Showing no signs of backing down in the standoff, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would stop procuring US-made iPhones and buy Korean Samsung or Turkish-made Vestel products instead. "This is no longer a dispute between the bureaucracies of the two countries". "It is a national fight", he says. The United States has imposed sanctions on two Turkish ministers over the trial on terrorism charges of a US evangelical pastor in Turkey , and last week Washington raised tariffs ...

Finance How major U.S. stock indexes fared Thursday Consumer News
Author: 0 How major U.S. stock indexes fared Thursday Consumer News

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 4.01 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,690.89. The tech-heavy index was up 0.33 percent at 7,914.22, a quarter of a percent away from hitting an all-time high. USA stocks closed mixed on Thursday as investors digested a batch of key economic data and corporate earnings reports. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a Labor Department report showed.