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October 15, 2019 Trade war fallout is holding market ‘hostage,’ top investor says

Source: CNBC

The market has basically been held hostage by the trade negotiations,” the firm’s chief investment officer told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday. “I don’t know that we’re out of the woods yet with China. We still have trade...

October 15, 2019 Brexit and the Decline of Brand Britannia

Source: Bloomberg

The storied names of British industry and commerce haven’t had it easy in the past few years, and they aren’t going to be helped by the divorce from the EU

October 15, 2019 Chocolate Makers Face Sustainability Dilemma Over Farmers’ Pay

Source: Yahoo Finance

Chocolate makers are facing an ultimatum -- either support a contentious plan to raise the pay of impoverished farmers, or risk a halt to programs that sustainability-conscious consumers increasingly demand.

October 15, 2019 China’s imports and exports fell more than expected in September

Source: CNBC

China’s import and export data for September came in worse than expected amid the country’s ongoing trade friction with the U.S., Reuters reported on Monday, citing the Chinese customs.

October 11, 2019 Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar say Brexit deal is possible - BBC News

Source: YouTube/ BBC

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar have said they can see a pathway to a possible Brexit deal. After more than two hours of talks at a country house on the Wirral - the two leaders said a...

October 11, 2019 Has The Trade War Taken A Bite Out Of China's Economy? Yes — But It's Complicated

Source: NPR

China exports more goods to the U.S. than to any other country in the world, and those exports have dropped by more than 12% this year alone, he says.

October 11, 2019 6 myths of sustainable investing

Source: Morningstar India

Sustainable investing, or ESG investing, the acronym for Environment, Social and Governance, is gradually gaining traction. The idea that Sustainable Investing is not about changing the world, it's about understanding how the...

October 11, 2019 'Crippling blizzard' blasts northern Plains; Denver weather is wild

Source: USA Today

Parts of the nation that were mowing lawns this week broke out snow shovels Thursday as a sprawling storm sweeping across the West threatened to develop into an "all-out blizzard" over the Dakotas, where a blizzard warning has...

October 10, 2019 PG&E slammed for cutting power to millions of Californians

Source: NBC

SONOMA, Calif. — Californians from the governor on down slammed the state's largest utility Wednesday for rolling blackouts that could plunge up to 2 million people into darkness as it scrambles to keep its power lines from...

October 10, 2019 Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

Source: The Guardian

The Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era.

October 10, 2019 Food Sustainability Tips For Businesses From A Company That Overhauled Its Practices

Source: Forbes

Consumers frequently encounter lists to help them live more eco-friendly and sustainable lives, but businesses often struggle to implement the same tips. It is easier for customers to change their shopping or eating habits than...

October 10, 2019 Deal on currency and Huawei? Speculations on US-China trade talks rock markets

Source: RT

As trade talks between the US and China unfold in Washington, a series of conflicting news reports have thrown markets into confusion, with US and Asian futures indexes briefly dropping upon news the talks had ended in failure.

October 9, 2019 Sustainable Green Finance May Be The Next Big Thing

Source: Seeking Alpha

Green finance, in its simplicity, are investments flowing into sustainable projects and initiatives that encourage a more environment-friendly and socially-conscious economy.

October 9, 2019 Dow futures jump 200 points on a report China is open to a partial US trade deal

Source: CNBC

U.S. stock index futures jumped Wednesday morning on a Bloomberg report that said China is open to agreeing to a partial trade deal with the U.S.

October 9, 2019 Powell says the Fed will start expanding its balance sheet ‘soon’ in response to funding issues

Source: CNBC

The Federal Reserve will soon start growing its balance sheet again, a response in part to the jolt to overnight lending markets in September, Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.

October 9, 2019 There’s a Huge, Angry Backlash Against Fake Meat

Source: Futurism

But not everybody is on board with veggie burgers that aren’t entirely “veggie,” as Vox reports, with critics arguing that fake meat is unhealthy and goes against the idea of consuming “whole,” GMO-free foods.

October 8, 2019 Chinese trade talks team hints at broad agenda as October 15 tariffs deadline looms

Source: South China Morning News

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He will lead a delegation of major economic officials for a new round of high-stakes trade talks with US counterparts in Washington on Thursday and Friday, with only days to go until further American...

October 8, 2019 PG&E’s power shut-off watch for Northern California: Here’s what you need to know

Source: SF Chronicle

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said Monday that it might pre-emptively cut power this week to much of Northern California — including almost all of the Bay Area — to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during dry and windy...

October 8, 2019 Brexit: Deal 'essentially impossible' after PM-Merkel call

Source: BBC

Boris Johnson spoke to the German chancellor earlier about the proposals he put forward to the EU - but the source said she made clear a deal based on them was "overwhelmingly unlikely".

October 8, 2019 Credit data: sustainable companies are better credit risks


Credit Benchmark analysed the credit performance of global companies with high and low ESG scores. When credit conditions were deteriorating in the first half of 2016, companies with low ESG scores fared especially poorly – with...

October 7, 2019 America's economy is slowing. Ending the trade war could fix that CNN

Source: CNN

New evidence emerged last week showing how tariffs and the vast uncertainty surrounding the US-China trade war are hurting the economy.

October 7, 2019 China to narrow scope for trade deal ahead of talks

Source: Fox Business

Chinese officials are signaling they’re reluctant to agree to the kind of broad trade deal that President Trump wants, according to Bloomberg.

October 7, 2019 There’s a theory that stingy millennials are to blame for the sluggish economy

Source: CNBC

Millennials — the selfie obsessed, avocado toast-loving generation — might be behind slower economic growth, according to a research note last week from Raymond James. This new generation, scarred by the financial crisis, is...

October 7, 2019 Fashion’s Next Major Battlefield: Sustainability

Source: Fortune

Unfortunately, the fashion industry is not providing enough sustainable choices that are also accessible, affordable, and offer great value—three of the most important criteria for 95% of millennials.

October 4, 2019 Brussels gives Boris Johnson a ONE WEEK ultimatum to improve his Brexit offer

Source: Daily Mail - UK

Boris Johnson has been given one week to improve his Brexit offer to the EU as the Prime Minister prepares to embark on a series of whirlwind trips to European capitals in a last ditch bid to strike a deal

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