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China’s economic growth misses forecasts in third quarter

China’s economic growth misses forecasts in third quarter

Oct 18, 2019 — 1.39pmShenzhen | China’s economy grew at a weaker-than-expected 6 per cent in the third quarter as Donald Trump’s trade tariffs and weaker consumer spending had GDP coming in at the bottom end of the government’s target and a fresh 30-year low.While still the envy of Australia and most Western economies, China’s…


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Dow Struggles to Extend Rally as Market Braces for Earnings Disaster

The Dow and broader U.S. stock market struggled for direction Monday, just one session removed from a new all-time high, as investors quickly shifted their focus to corporate earnings season. Dow Struggles for Direction U.S. stock markets traded mixed for most of the session on Monday, mirroring a tepid pre-market for Dow futures.  After trading…


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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Oracle BrandVoice: For A Radically Transforming Retail Industry, Technology Is Both The Problem And The Solution

By Mario VollbrachtOracleWhile ecommerce continues its meteoric rise, the death of physical storefronts has been greatly exaggerated. What’s certain is that familiar brand names will fade while new methods of buying and shopping will emerge. For retailers—both ambitious online startups and traditional global powerhouses—is technology the solution to addressing such rapid business transformation, or the…


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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities 4 Payment Stocks Rise More Than 25% YTD: More Room to Run

The Financial Transaction Services sector, placed within the top 16% of the 16 Zacks sectors, has increased roughly 23.5% so far in the year, outpacing the S&P 500 composite’s growth of approximately 7.3%. Higher consumer spending led by a strong labor market, rising disposable income and an upbeat consumer environment are working in favor of…



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Bank of Canada’s Stephen Poloz reinforces perception rates are on hold

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz indicated he’s all but abandoned any bias for higher interest rates, saying officials are simply focused on keeping policy aligned with current economic conditions.Asked at a press briefing Saturday in Washington whether he’s done with hiking, Poloz said: “That’s a very data dependent question.” He also dismissed the idea…


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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities How Startups Can Get in and Stay Competitive in Scaling Industries

Starting a Business Opportunities for small businesses to disrupt or even dominate markets don’t come along every day. When technological and legal landscapes shift, however, enterprise companies tend to be slow to react. Image credit: Luis Alvarez | Getty Images Rashan Dixon Guest Writer Co-founder of Techincon and Senior Business Consultant for Microsoft April 11,…


Via https://newsapi.org  online business  online marketing  online business opportunities Retail Scenarios 2025 Require More Than E-commerce

Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities Retail Scenarios 2025 Require More Than E-commerce

By 2023, e-commerce will cease to be a differentiator in the retail marketplace Retail can’t survive and thrive by e-commerce alone. E-commerce is ceasing to be a stand-alone differentiator in retail success.  Unified retail commerce meshes together the digital and physical worlds.  Amazon generated $141.92 billion in product sales in 2018, up 19.7% from $118.57 billion…



There’s ample evidence the Fed’s worst fears about the economy are coming true — and they signal that rate cuts are coming

There’s ample evidence the Fed’s worst fears about the economy are coming true — and they signal that rate cuts are coming

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Carolyn Kaster/AP Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s January meeting released on Wednesday showed that many risks the central bank had identified are materializing. This signals that the next move in interest rates is down, not up. The Fed stressed it will be patient amid uncertainty about the global economy. After…