A trailer is filled with soybeans at a farm in Buda, Illinois, July 6, 2018. 

China’s soybean purchase just a drop in the U.S. export bucket

So far this year, American farmers have sold some 8.2 million metric tons of soybeans to China, down from 21.4 million metric tons during the same period in 2017, according to the latest USDA figures. For the month of October, soybean sales to China fell from 7.1 million metric tons last year to just 300,000 […]

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Thales and Gemalto are granted regulatory clearance by the European Commission

PARIS LA DÉFENSE–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Regulatory News: Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the “Offer”), the publication […]

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A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

Steel and aluminum tariffs are not hurting the economy, study says

Supporters of the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum are making the case that they have worked as intended, without the huge job losses opponents had predicted. “We found absolutely no evidence of broad, negative impacts on the economy of steel and aluminum tariffs to date,” said Robert E. Scott, senior […]

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Pound back over $1.26 amid Brexit uncertainty, as UK wages rise – business live | Business

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. The pound is in the eye of a big political storm this morning, after Brexit took another dramatic and surreal twist yesterday. Theresa May’s decision to postpone the parliamentary vote on her Withdrawal Agreement wiped two […]

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UK GDP: economy slows as manufacturing stumbles – business live | Business

4.57am EST04:57 UK growth slows: snap reaction Geoff Tily, senior economist at the TUC, is concerned that the UK has barely posted any growth since the summer: geoff tily (@geofftily) ONS monthly GDP shows third consecutive weak figure, suggesting UK economy slowed significantly from August. Manufacturing declined 0.9 per cent in October, with a 6.6% […]

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City investors call on listed companies to pay living wage | Business

A group of City investors with assets worth more than £180bn has written to listed firms including Vodafone, Balfour Beatty and Severn Trent urging them to pay all employees a living wage. The chief executives of the utilities firms Severn Trent and United Utilities, homeware retailer Dunelm Group and telecoms firm Vodafone have received letters […]

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Central bank warnings on the global economy are getting louder | Business

When I took over responsibility for banking supervision in the United Kingdom, in 1995, a wise old bird in the Bank of England (BoE) warned me that I would find it a thankless task. No newspaper ever prints a headline reading “All London Banks Safe and Sound this Week.” But if a problem occurs, it […]

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Gemalto Pilots Biometric Boarding at Los Angeles International Airport

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) announce a joint pilot with a leading airline to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The test will confirm the passenger needs and expectations are met through use of facial recognition vs. traditional boarding pass as […]

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Ryanair faces legal action over refusal to compensate cancelled flights | Business

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority is taking legal action against Ryanair over the airline’s refusal to compensate thousands of UK customers affected by flight disruption over the summer. Ryanair was hit by its worst ever strikes in the summer, as walkouts by pilots and cabin crew over pay and conditions forced it to cancel flights, […]

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Social Media Companies Believed to Be Vulnerable, with 61% of Consumers Saying They Pose Greatest Risk for Exposing Data, Finds Gemalto

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according research from Gemalto, the world leader in digital security. Two-thirds (66%) are unlikely to shop or do business with an organization that experiences a breach where their financial and […]

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