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August 8, 2014 China posts record trade surplus in June as exports surgeSource: Fortune
China posted its biggest-ever monthly trade surplus in July, as government stimulus measures to stop the economy slowing down generated a big rebound in the country’s exports. The General Customs Administration said exports rose...
U.S. stocks fell, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the lowest level since April, as concern that the Ukraine conflict is escalating offset better-than-estimated earnings and a drop in American jobless claims.
August 8, 2014 Oil pushes higher after U.S. authorizes airstrikes in IraqSource: MarketWatch
Crude-oil futures rose Friday after U.S. President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes in Iraq and data showed China’s oil imports in July rose from a month earlier.
August 8, 2014 Ecclesiastical UK Amity: The ethical fund that invests in big companies which can have a positive influence
This is Money - This really is one for the socially îresponsible investorî though. You can get better returns on other UK funds, so you need to be attached to the ethical side to make it worth your while. > 2553
August 7, 2014 Mexico's Senate approves rules for opening energy industrySource: Dallas Morning News
Mexico’s plan to radically expand its energy sector passed its final legislative hurdle Wednesday, leaving behind 76 years of state monopoly for an uncertain future driven by competition. The Mexican Senate voted 90-27 to pass...
August 7, 2014 Do not buy list’ considered for city investmentsSource: KOIN
After plans for the City of Portland to stop investing in Walmart were announced, a committee will now be formed to develop a formula that will determine a do not buy list for socially responsible investing. “We’re doing...
August 7, 2014 European Stocks Fall Amid Russia Tensions
Inside Fidelity - Stocks steadied after Wednesday's heavy selloff, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 flat midmorning, as investors awaited the European Central Bank's monthly meeting. Wednesday's sharp fall came as Italy...
August 7, 2014 Bank of America Offers U.S. Biggest Settlement in HistorySource: NY Times
After months of lowball offers and heels dug in, it took only 24 hours for Bank of America to suddenly cave in to the government, agreeing to the largest single federal settlement in the history of corporate America. The...
August 6, 2014 Fears of escalation in Ukraine roils markets
Breitbart News - The latest jitters, which contributed to a 1.1 percent fall in Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average earlier and a 1.2 percent decline in the îStoxxî 50 index of leading European shares, have come in the...
August 6, 2014 Gold edges higher as Russia-Ukraine tensions riseSource: NASDAQ
Gold futures edged higher on Wednesday, amid escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold for December delivery tacked on 0.52%, or $6.70, to trade at $1,292.00 a...
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