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  • Fed Chairman Powell, Trump Meet, Discuss Economy

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell met with President Trump at the White House on Monday to discuss the economy, the central bank said in a statement. Fed officials have cut their short-term rate three times since July, most recently in October to a range between 1.5% and 1.75%. Officials lowered rates to cushion the U.S. economy against the risks of a sharp slowdown due to a slide in business investment and decelerating global growth.

  • U.S. Home-Builder Confidence Slips in November

    WASHINGTON--A gauge of U.S. home-builder confidence edged lower in November, the latest sign the housing market is moving sideways this fall. --The National Association of Homebuilders said Monday its housing market index fell to 70 from a level of 71 in October. The October reading was the index's highest level since February 2018. A reading above 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

  • U.S. Stocks Waver, Awaiting Trade Developments

    U.S. stocks drifted lower Monday, kept in a narrow range by a dearth of economic data and earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 5 points, or less than 0.1%, to 27999 shortly after the opening bell. The S&P 500 declined 0.2% and the Nasdaq Composite was off 0.4%.

  • Global Stocks Waver, Awaiting Trade Developments

    Global stocks started the week with muted gains in the absence of any further developments on U.S.-China trade negotiations. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 0.2% after the gauge ended last week above the 28000 milestone. Over in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index climbed 1.4% while the Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.6%.

  • Tesla to Invest Up to EUR4 Billion in German Factory -Bild Am Sonntag

    --Electric car maker Tesla plans to invest up to 4 billion euros into its planned factory near Berlin, weekly Bild am Sonntag reports, without naming sources. --According to the German newspaper, Tesla could receive subsidies of around EUR300 million, if they are approved by the EU. --The company plans to employ 3,000 skilled workers at first and later 7,000, according to Bild am Sonntag.

  • UAW Talks Now Turn to Fiat Chrysler -- WSJ

    Union to press for better terms on new-hire pay after reaching Ford, GM contracts. This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal. With a new labor agreement secure at Ford Motor Co. (F), the United Auto Workers will pivot next to negotiations at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU), where bargainers are expected to encounter a thornier set of issues.

  • China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

    Monday, November 18 2019 Natural Rubber Turnover: 389,850 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Jan-20 11,915 12,125 11,870 11,970 12,055 -85 299,706 270,344 Mar-20 12,090 12,180 12,090 12,120 12,240 -120 18 42 Apr-20 12,140 12,215 12,140 12,150 12,160 -10 14 80 May-20 12,080 12,300 12,060 12,170 12,235 -65 85,332 190,932 Jun-20--- 12,220 12,220 0 0 40 Jul-20--- 12,435 12,435 0 0 16 Aug-20--- 12,505 12,505 0 0 52 Sep-20 12,250 12,455 12,215 12,325 12,380 -55...

  • China's Foreign Direct Investment Picked Up in October

    BEIJING--China attracted $10 billion worth of foreign direct investment in October, up 3.1% from the same month a year earlier, the country's Commerce Ministry said Monday. October's increase exceeded the 0.5% growth recorded in September. For the first 10 months of the year, China's total foreign direct investment stood at $110.8 billion, rising 2.9% from the same period a year earlier, the ministry said.

  • China PBOC Cuts Seven-Day Reverse Repo Rate to 2.5%

    China's central bank on Monday lowered the interest rate on its regular reverse repurchase open market operations for the first time since October 2015, aiming to boost market confidence and prop up slowing growth. The People's Bank of China said on its website that it cut the seven-day reverse repurchase rate to 2.5% from 2.55%. The central bank also injected a net 180 billion yuan of cash into the monetary system via open market operations.

  • Thailand 3Q GDP Rose 2.4% On Year, Slightly Missing Poll Forecast

    Thailand's economy accelerated slightly in the third quarter, helped by government spending and private capital expenditure, though exports continued to shrink amid U.S.-China trade fights. Gross domestic product expanded 2.4% in the September quarter from a year earlier, compared with the 2.3% growth in the previous three months, the National Economic and Social Development Board, the government's economic-planning arm, said Monday. That was slightly short of the median...

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