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  • GSA at the Forefront of Student Wellbeing Through Design

    LONDON, Sept. 18, 2019 GSA has launched a ground-breaking pilot project on Global Wellbeing, which aims to improve student wellbeing in the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation sector. The research focused pilot brought together four wellbeing in design industry experts from around the world to mentor the students on the key factors that influence wellbeing in residential buildings.

  • The Fed's Next Rate Cut Might Do More Harm Than Good

    Could low interest rates hurt rather than help the economy? As the Federal Reserve prepares to lower its key federal-funds rate target by another one-quarter percentage point Wednesday, it's worth asking whether ultralow interest rates actually do more to hinder the central bank's goal of promoting growth. That's the question provocatively posed by three academics in an essay on Project Syndicate.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Caution rules oil, financial markets due to Middle East worries, Fed

    * Oil stabilise as Saudi says has restored supply. * But geopolitical tensions still support crude. * Investors expect Fed to cut rates by 25 basis points on Wed. * European shares tread water, luxury under pressure. * Graphic: World FX rates in 2019 By Tom Arnold.

  • U.K. Inflation Cooled in August

    LONDON--Inflation in the U.K. cooled sharply in August, a slide driven by tumbling prices for computer games over the summer. The slowdown may be shortlived. Economists expect a fall in sterling and higher oil prices following an attack on a key refinery in Saudi Arabia to push up consumer prices in the coming months.

  • European shares tread water with Fed decision looming

    • BY Reuters|
    • 04:45 AM ET 09/18/2019

    * Semiconductors lead gains among tech stocks. * Richemont leads declines among luxury shares. * Fed policy statement due at 1800 GMT. By Shreyashi Sanyal and Susan Mathew.

  • Germany backs draft law to protect parcel delivery drivers

    • BY Reuters|
    • 04:41 AM ET 09/18/2019

    * Minister says subcontractors push down wages, exploit workers. * Legislation aimed to end "unfair" competition. * Minister praises "decent" conditions at Deutsche Post DHL. * Legislation expected to pass parliament this year. By Emma Thomasson.

  • Airbus revises up jet demand, trims traffic growth

    Airbus on Wednesday revised up forecasts for jetliner demand in the next 20 years led by growth in the new industrial hubs of Asia, while voicing alarm over rising protectionism. The European planemaker, revising an annual 20-year forecast that sheds light on economic trends across the globe, predicted the world's fleet would more than double to 47,680 jets by 2038.

  • Sterling edges back from six-week high, BoE in focus

    * Graphic: World FX rates in 2019 * Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote Sterling edged lower on Wednesday after climbling to a new six-week high on hopes for a last-minute Brexit deal, while investors turned their attention to the Bank of England meeting on Thursday.

  • Germany vows to fight any efforts to issue parallel currencies

    * German cabinet passes comprehensive blockchain strategy. * Scholz: We must protect consumers, state sovereignty. * Stablecoins should not become alternative currencies. By Michael Nienaber.

  • Eastern Europe: Trade Policy Uncertainty Expected to Increase Financial Risk

    AMSTERDAM, Sept. 18, 2019  In 2019, GDP growth in Eastern Europe is forecast to decline to 2.6%, from 3.4% last year.

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