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Gold firm near 9-year peak and set for 5th straight weekly rise amid COVID-19 fears

Jul 10, 2020 09:51 am UTC| Commentary

Gold prices surged and were set for a fifth straight weekly gain as worries over a spike in U.S. coronavirus cases kept the safe-haven metal near the $1,800-per-ounce level, although upbeat U.S. economic data limited the...

Digital Currency Revolution Series: LabCFTC Launches Fintech-Focused Virtual Event Series

Jul 10, 2020 08:22 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views Commentary

Recently, the fintech-wing of US CFTC, LabCFTC launches Project Streetlamp to eliminate unregistered entities, including crypto-derivatives. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that LabCFTC will...

Canadian housing starts rise strongly in June, homebuilding activity to remain afloat through remainder of 2020

Jul 09, 2020 18:01 pm UTC| Commentary

Canadas housing starts recorded a strong rise in the month of June. Starts rose at a solid 211.7k (annualized) units, up from 195.4k units seen in May. With Junes rise, housing starts were at their highest level since...

Swedish economic activity drops further in May, rebound likely in June

Jul 09, 2020 15:16 pm UTC| Commentary

The GDP-indicator for Sweden declined further in May, implying that activity bottomed out in May, rather than in April. A wide rebound in June is expected as the domestic economy shows signs of resilience, noted Nordea...

German goods exports rise in May, further significant increase likely in June

Jul 09, 2020 13:53 pm UTC| Commentary

German goods exports rose in May, making up for part of the slump seen in March and April. On a sequential basis, goods exports rose 9 percent. Consensus expectations were for a rise of 14 percent. Exports to all major...

Blockchain Revolution Series: India’s Leading IT Giant TCS Launches Quartz Smart Solution For Cryptocurrency Trading

Jul 09, 2020 09:14 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views Commentary

TCS has recently come up with B⍺NCS the financial solutions under the flagship company of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), who pioneered the worlds first overseas securities settlement deploying Quartz blockchain. For...

Gold hovers towards near 9-year peak amid coronavirus fears

Jul 09, 2020 08:02 am UTC| Commentary

Gold prices steadied near a 9-year peak above the key $1,800/oz level as worries over mounting COVID-19 cases offset hopes of a swift global economic recovery. Spot gold was trading 0.1 percent higher at $1,810.45 per...

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Economy

OPEC insists it did not intend to drive US shale out of business

OPEC Secretary Mohammad Barkindo said the group did not intend to drive US shale oil producers out of business, in response to US barrels price briefly turning negative in April. In April, the group agreed on the single...

Korean shipbuilders suffer 67% dip in new orders

South Koreas shipbuilders posted 1.18 million compensated gross tons (CGTs) of new orders in the first half of 2020, 67 percent less from the 3.58 million CGTs last year. Globally, new shipbuilding orders plunged 57...

Shanghai shopping event induces consumption in city

Shanghai municipal governments May 5 Shopping Festival helped the citys total consumption over the past two months to return to the same level last year. The festival attracted over 520,000 online sellers and nearly...

Japan's May exports to S. Korea down to 11-year low of 3.66-T won

Japans exported 3.66 trillion won worth of goods to South Korea in May, down 18 percent from last year, which is lowest in 11 years due to the pandemic and trade dispute between the two countries. Japans shipments of...

US refrains from slapping antidumping duties on S. Korean cold-rolled steel

The US refrained from imposing antidumping duties on cold-rolled steel from Hyundai Steel Co. and POSCO, which would help boost trade between the two countries. The US Department of Commerce determined that cold-rolled...

Politics

Donald Trump: POTUS' former lawyer Michael Cohen brought back to jail

There have been a handful of aides of Donald Trump that was sent to jail, including his former lawyer Michael Cohen. In the midst of the pandemic, Cohen was ordered to be brought back to jail to continue serving his...

Donald Trump: Supreme Court rules POTUS's taxes to be released to Grand Jury

For a long time, Donald Trump has tried to evade the efforts to show his tax returns and his other financial records. Now it appears impossible for Trump to evade any longer as the Supreme Court ruled that it be released...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS visits the Mary Elizabeth House

First lady, Melania Trumps Be Best initiative, puts the overall well-being of children front and center. Recently, Mrs. Trump visited the Mary Elizabeth House to personally deliver some care packages to the staff and...

Melania Trump: New tell-all book reportedly 'thrashes the First Lady and here's its release date

Melania Trump will surely hug the headlines again once the new tell-all book about her is published. This can be controversial and filled with explosive claims since the author is the First Ladys former confidante who was...

Science

Paleontologists discover pocket-sized ancestor of the dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are more commonly believed to be large living beings, from being similar in size to a child to as massive as a house or even a small building. However, paleontologists recently discovered fossilized remains of...

Dilophosaurus shown in 'Jurassic Park' is more bird-like than lizard, says scientists

The Dilophosaurus was made famous through the Jurassic Park movie and is shown as having a similar appearance to a lizard. However, a new study finds that the actual Dilophosaurus did not resemble a lizard, but looked more...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope detects a galaxy moving away from Earth

When it comes to galaxies, many often hear about these celestial objects merging with one another. However, the opposite is not heard about as much. Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope was able to witness just that, with...

New study suggests Cerne Abbas Giant actually dates back to the Medieval period

The Cerne Abbas Giant has been met with some debate regarding its history among archaeologists. Now, a new study suggests that the historic figure may not be as ancient as many may believe it to be. Researchers,...

Technology

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’: Blizzard confirms release window in fall

Video game companies, for much of the first half of 2020, learned to adjust to new workplace setups due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Even then, Blizzard Entertainment assures fans that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is...

Poco M2 Pro: $200 smartphone with a quad camera and 33W fast charger

After months of leaks and speculations, the Poco M2 Pro has finally been announced by Poco India. Most of the expected specs and features have now been confirmed for the device, and so is the one caveat that some tech fans...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: The role of Judy Alvarez and Evelyn Parker in V’s upcoming missions

Night City Wire has done its job of keeping the hype up for Cyberpunk 2077, but a welcome bonus was the unveiling of two non-playable characters named Evelyn Parker and Judy Alvarez. Online discussions prove their brief...

‘The Last of Us 2’: Naughty Dog condemns myriad of online death threats targeting cast and devs

The launch of The Last of Us 2 has been bittersweet for Naughty Dog in the few weeks that the game is out in the wild. Aside from high scores from critics, the developers and cast members have been receiving vile comments...
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