A private jet has crashed in southern England, killing four people on board. The Saudi Ambassador to Britain confirmed that among the victims were members of the bin Laden family.
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Historians will remember that the Chinese President Xi Jinping officially launched the new 'Silk Road' with a 30 minute speech at the Boao Economic Conference on Hainan Island the 28 March 2015, in front of 16 heads of State or government and 100 or so ministers from the 65 countries which are on the path, land or sea, of this new trade route
Infographic Of The Day: Earth's Cousin Exoplanet Kepler-452b
Announced on July 23, 2015, planet Kepler-452b is larger than Earth and orbits a star nearly identical to the sun, but older and therefore hotter.
FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
The U.S. Dollar continued to gain positive momentum in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision.
The U.S. economy continues to improve with decreasing unemployment and improvement in the housing sector.
Markets have a way of switching gears almost overnight and that is what seems to be happening in Asia.
The US Dollar edged higher against the Japanese Yen as investors dismiss the recent rout in Chinese equities and as speculation grows that the U.S. could soon see a rise in interest rates.
The big question hanging in the air this week is whether or not the Fed will officially schedule a date for the interest rate increase which it has been predicting for the last few months.
by Patricia McGettigan, The Conversation
India has been called the pharmacy of the world. Many generic drugs are made there and much of its drug production is exported internationally. Thousands of fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs - where two or more drugs are combined in a set ratio in a single dose form, usually a tablet or capsule - are formulated, made and sold within India.
U.S. major indices move lower on Friday, but close up for the month
by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
The Dow lost 55.52 or 0.31% to close at 17,690.46, while the NASDAQ inched down 0.51 or 0.01% to 5,128.28. The Dow closed the month up by less than 0.5%.
The S&P 500 dropped 4.71 or 0.22% to 2,103.92, as energy stocks plunged by more than 2.5% on the session. Stocks in the Technology, Financials and Basic Materials industries also lagged as six of 10 sectors closed in the red. For the month, the index gained more than 1.78%.
31Jul2015 Market Update: Markets Recover From Morning Doldrums, WTI Oil Falls Into Major Support, In
31Jul2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. ECI Worst Since 1982, U.S. Dollar Drops, Oil Gains Fractionall
Written by Steven Hansen
This leading index continues to be recalculated (what good is a leading index which continues to be recalculated?) - and continues to forecast stable but relatively week growth for the remainder of the year. A review of all major leading indicators follows - and no leading index is particularily strong.