News 

Japan finance minister signals readiness to ramp up stimulus to fight risks

“On the global economy, Aso said he still expected a moderate recovery to continue through next year” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. But the weakness has yet to spread to non-manufacturers or domestic demand,” Aso told reporters after attending a Group of 20 finance leaders’ working dinner.”Given uncertainty over the global economy, exports are falling and weighing on manufacturers’ output. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa has said Japan can ramp up fiscal stimulus if the hit to the economy from October’s sales tax hike proves…

Read More
News 

If Women Don’t Apply to Your Company, This Is Probably Why

“Rosai told us that, time and time again, women candidates who heard about these development and mentorship programs responded enthusiastically” reports hbr.org. Women also picked up on signals that indicated a company had a culture where they were more likely to thrive.The signals your company sends about its culture greatly influence whether you are able to attract — or alienate — women. Source: hbr.org

Read More
News 

Fast fashion fades: Forever 21’s bankruptcy signals shifting priorities of young shoppers

“When Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy this week and announced it would close 350 stores worldwide, it became latest retail casualty of changing consumer habits” writes This Story Was for seattletimes.com. Now its bankruptcy is part of a bigger movement to turn that around.” The environmental effects of fast fashion are well-documented: The apparel industry is a major source of water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Source: seattletimes.com

Read More
News 

Facebook reportedly spent more than $500 million to buy a mind-reading technology startup …

“As such, the device described above is being received as yet another way for Facebook to gather user data” writes Ben Gilbert for businessinsider.com. Facebook is mostly in the ad sales business, and it uses data provided by its users to power that business.By wearing the wristband, the company says, you’ll be able to control a computer using your thoughts.”Why would anyone want to give a company w/ FB’s business model knowing access to their spinal cord data?” another user responded.The company, CTRL-Labs, makes a wristband that is said to…

Read More
News 

EPA signals retreat from controversial ‘secret science’ rule

“In another major retrenchment, EPA no longer intends to pursue a separate proposal to set an agencywide approach for carrying out cost-benefit analyses for draft regulations, Wheeler said” writes Sean Reilly for sciencemag.org. Instead, the agency will issue a supplemental proposal early next year, Wheeler told members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, adding that it will apply only to future rulemakings.After reviewing comments on the proposal, the agency will take a statute-by-statute approach to implementing that requirement in a “tailor-made” way, starting with the Clean Air Act,…

Read More
Futures News Stocks 

Futures flat as trade moves offer mixed signals

“Shares of Micron Technology Inc rose nearly 2% premarket after Longbow Research upgraded its rating on the stock to “buy”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were largely flat on Wednesday as easing trade tensions with China did little to sway investors, who are refraining from making heavy bets ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates next week.On Tuesday, a senior White House adviser tempered down expectations for the trade talks, urging investors to be patient about resolving the dispute between the…

Read More
News Oil 

Oil rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue under new energy minister

“There is no shift in Saudi oil and OPEC policy” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. UAE’s Minister of Energy and Industry Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Sunday that members of OPEC and non-OPEC producers are “committed” to achieving oil market balance.TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil rose on Monday after a Saudi official said there would be no change in Saudi Arabia’s OPEC policy as Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman was made the new energy minister for the world’s biggest crude exporter over the weekend. Source: 95kqds.com

Read More
News 

Why you should be using automated forex signals

“Many forex brokers and independent companies have developed trading systems that offer forex signals telling the user when to buy and sell” reports forexlive.com. Forex trading signals usually operate on a mathematical formula and when parameters are met, a signal is sent out via e-mail or phone.There is nothing wrong with using forex signal providers given you do not have time to trade for yourself.When seeking out a reliable source of forex signals be sure that their data is back tested, and the company has a proven track record.There are…

Read More
Markets News 

The importance of forex trading signals

“Even though, Forex trading signals help you in minimizing risks or losses in Forex trading, it is vital that you have self-confidence that you can do good trading and can gain profits” reports forexlive.com. Why are forex trading signals important?. One of the main advantages of using Forex trading signals is that you need not worry about analyzing the market.However, the truth is that you would not have trained yourself properly in Forex trading.This is taken care of the Forex trading signal providers. Source: forexlive.com

Read More