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Mexican president says optimistic about reworking NAFTA trade deal

“Mexican President Pena Nieto delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe, trade fair in Hanover Thomson Reuters HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Sunday he felt upbeat about reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which includes Mexico, the United States and Canada” reports businessinsider.com. “We fully trust and we have optimism as well that we’re going to be concluding the renegotiation, modernisation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with North America, as I have said, ensuring benefits for…

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Here’s why we’re optimistic about Thrones of Britannia

“Another reason to be optimistic about this game is the pedigree of the Total War franchise” writes Apr Edt for polygon.com. One of the reasons I’m looking forward to Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is how closely it simulates the scale of battles fought in the time of the Vikings.I’ve seen and played Thrones of Britannia a few times in recent months, and am quietly optimistic that it will deliver a compelling and realistic take on the Viking world.Battles in Thrones of Britannia are based on the ninth-century wars…

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FACEBOOK DEVELOPING AI TO CENSOR SPEECH —

“During testimony before a joint hearing with the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., asked Zuckerberg what challenges Facebook faces with evaluating hate speech versus legitimate political discourse” writes Graeme Jennings Washington for washingtonexaminer.com. Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill to discuss the social media company’s abuse of user data. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Trump hails friendship with China’s Xi, suggests country will negotiate over trade spat

“Trump says he and Chinese President Xi Jinping “will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on trade.”” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. A new Trump tweet doesn’t explain why he’s optimistic about resolving an escalating trade clash between the world’s two biggest economies.President Donald Trump is suggesting China will ease trade barriers “because it is the right thing to do” and Washington and Beijing can settle disputes that have rattled financial markets, consumers and businesses. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Fed’s Evans says he’s optimistic on inflation, wants rate hikes

“CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans, one of the Fed’s most dovish policymakers, said Saturday that he is optimistic inflation will reach the Fed’s 2 percent goal and that slow, gradual rate increases will be appropriate” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Fed next meets to set policy in June, by which time the Fed will have more inflation data in hand. If it remains on track for 2 percent, “continuing our slow gradual increases will be appropriate to get us to the point where…

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A VC who invested in Snap and Stripe explains why there’s going to be an ‘implosion’ in the healthcare business

“Tullman’s background in healthcare combined with Taneja’s experience in tech made for the right founding team, Taneja said” writes Lydia Ramsey for businessinsider.com. One of the things he’s noticed about healthcare startups is that they tend to have a founding team of either health experts or tech experts.Hemant Taneja is optimistic about the change that’s coming to healthcare through new startups — so long as they have the right founding teams.”What you typically see is a physician who hired a couple of software developers and says ‘My thing is going…

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Canada’s PM optimistic on NAFTA as deal on autos appears closer

“We continue to be optimistic about our capacity to get to a good win-win-win (deal),” Trudeau told reporters” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he remained optimistic Canada would get a good deal at the NAFTA modernization talks amid signs negotiators could be closer to settling one of the trade pact’s most contentious issues.People close to the process say the U.S. side, citing the need to finish before Mexican presidential elections in July, is now showing more flexibility. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Banks are optimistic on Russia’s economy ahead of Sunday’s election, but problems remain rife

“As Russia prepares for its presidential election on Sunday, its economy remains a primary consideration for voters” writes Natasha Turak for cnbc.com. Russia has recovered from its two-year recession, growing an estimated 1.4 percent last year, according to UBS, a growth driven largely by improving domestic demand and investment.But despite long-running economic burdens ranging from entrenched corruption and low growth to Western sanctions and fluctuating oil prices, UBS and J.P. Morgan see cause for confidence in the country’s near-term future. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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