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Early Global News: Monday September 24th, 2018

Early Global News

Monday September 24th, 2018


716-867-5899  Reuters

(314) 744-8300  “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the world’s biggest health care program, with the roll out of free coverage for an estimated half a billion of India’s poorest citizens ahead of national elections early next year.”  CNN


ABX GOLD  Canada’s Barrick Gold to buy Randgold Resources in $18.3 bln deal  Reuters

DLR BAM  Digital Realty to buy Ascenty in a $1.8 billion deal, to sell 8.5 million shares to the public  Marketwatch

P SIRI SPOT  SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora, Creating World’s Largest Audio Entertainment Company  Press Release

CGUIF CRRFY  French Retailer Carrefour Denies Takeover Talks With Rival Casino  Wall Street Journal

JPM  325-573-3701  Business Journals

INFY HPE  587-860-2629  Economic Times of India

SIEGY  Siemens launches innovation center for livestock in Brazil  “A world-first for the company, the facility will focus on technologies supporting meat production processes.”  ZDNet

ARRS NTGR 2332.TW FIT AAPL AMZN  Home modems, routers hit by U.S. China tariffs as ‘smart’ tech goods escape  Reuters

WTW  Weight Watchers to become WW  “WW App to Provide Enhanced Digital Experiences and First of Its Kind “WellnessWins™” Member Rewards Program Launching October 4″  Press Release

SKIS MTN  (713) 201-3705  Press Release

WPP  (815) 654-5579  WSJ

Stake Changes

DWDP  Dell revisits IPO option amid tracking stock deal pushback -sources  Reuters

BIDU  3214248803  China Money Network

As China builds biotech sector, cash floods U.S. startups  Reuters

Earnings Finance

WMT  Flipkart may appoint new group CEO in place of Binny Bansal  Livemint

German chip factory builder Exyte to list on stock exchange  Reuters

RDCM  RADCOM Announces Departure of Its Chief Business Officer and Restructuring of Its Sales Organization  Press Release

Pharmaceuticals Healthcare

AZN  settle-bench  Reuters

WTW NTRI  903-868-8465  BBC World News

RHBBY  6204241989  “…it is now ready to sell a blood test around the world that can identify common gene mutations from solid tumors from a patient’s blood.”  Reuters

425-778-3617  The Guardian

AMRN HLTRF  Amarin fish oil capsule shows dramatic benefit for cardiovascular patients, potentially upending market  Press Release

BTAI NKTR  liquidless  Press Release

Lingering Opinion  Ketamine gives hope to patients with severe depression. But some clinics stray from the science and hype its benefits  Stat News

Entertainment Games

GOOGL  603-988-4291  “Ad tech wants TV ad dollars”  eMarketer

FB  3022162214  VentureBeat

Blockchain Bitcoin

acuminate  Blockchain Magazine

Chinese Blockchain Platform NEO’s Investment Unit Backs Korean Music Project Muzika  China Money Network

thread-marked  Financial Times

Brazil hate-launches a cryptocurrency exchange  Financie Magnets

(509) 384-3078  Zawya

What Bitcoin’s dominance says about the state of the crypto market  ZDNet

Drones Robots

Startup Kindred brings sliver of hope for AI in robotics  ZDNet

He’s one of the only humans at work — and he loves it  Washington Post

Casinos Gambling

WYNN LVS MPEL  Visitor arrivals to Macau up by nearly 19 pct in Aug  “The expansion rate in the August visitor tally was bigger than that in July, when the city saw a 4.0 percent year-on-year increase.”  GGRAsia

508-951-3954  GGRasia

847-669-3993  GGRasia

484-581-9359  GGRasia

2076609743  GGRasia

Opinion  Gaming | Analysis: Abe’s re-election is good news for global casino firms  Macau Daily Times

Opinion  Responsible gambling expert says problem betting is falling  Macau Daily Times

Social Media

Vox Media On Pace to Miss Revenue Target as Digital Advertising Disappoints  “Other digital-media firms have struggled to live up to ambitious growth goals in a challenging online ad market”  Wall Street Journal

GOOG FB TWTR  6088384413  Reuters

GOOG FB TWTR  660-473-1897  Reuters

GOOGL  Google secretly logs users into Chrome whenever they log into a Google site  ZDNet

TWTR  James Woods Locked Out Of Twitter, Claims Free Speech Is Violated  Deadline

Bloomberg’s TicToc is starting to build a brand beyond Twitter  Digiday

Digital Banking Users Are Turning to Chatbots  “…more than four in 10 (43%) respondents said they prefer to address any issues they may have with their banking provider this way”  eMarketer

Travel Hotel

2365514011  BBC World News

India eyes relief package for struggling airlines  Financial Times


TSLA  4085745773  Engadget

Ola in funding talks with Naspers at a valuation of $7-8 billion  “Ola in funding talks with Naspers at a valuation of $7-8 billion”  Livemint

(818) 808-0736  Reuters

BWA  (219) 696-3330  Automotive News

TSLA  China’s Anti-Teslas Are Tiny  The Information

KMX AN  361-315-5992  “Used-car lots still have too many units that have sat for 60 days or longer, or even more than 45 days, says used-car guru Dale Pollak.”  Automotive News

2094778856  “More people are working for ride-sharing and delivery companies but on average they’re making less.”  re/code

Yes, Tesla Competitors Want Elon Out  Clean Technica

Opinion  California Governor Jerry Brown warns China could lead world in electric cars  Automotive News

Opinion  TSLA  phantascope  Clean Technica


KORS  Versace set to be sold in $2bn deal  BBC News

Dolce & Gabbana embraces plus-sized models, 1990s ‘supers’ and celebs in Milan  (default)

SSNLF  Samsung Elec’s cooktops get high scores from U.S. Consumer Report  “Samsung Electronics’ gas and induction electric cooktops received the highest scores from the U.S. Consumer Report”  Yonhap News

GOLF ELY NKE  â€˜I had a hard time not crying’: Tiger Woods breaks through with first win since 2013  Washington Post

AMZN  Some Amazon delivery drivers have been forced to use trucks with bald tires and broken doors  Boy Genius Report

Opinion  AMZN GOOG  (901) 348-5475  “Amazon has dethroned Google in product searches with over 54 percent of all product searches now happening on Amazon instead of Google.”  WebProNews

Linger  SHOP  Network effect: How Shopify is the platform powering the DTC brand revolution  Digiday

Linger  JD  sandlike  Reuters


New iPhones get lukewarm reception in China  ZDNet

SSNLF  Samsung Watch Engineers aim to catch up with Apple Watch 4 with a new Patent-Pending Insertable Biological Sensor System  Patently Apple

Apple Files for ResPro and ClassKit Trademarks in Hong Kong & Europe  Patently Apple

Opinion  INSG  China’s 5G a bigger threat than trade war, says ex-Dallas Fed chief  “Former CEO Fisher claims US fears Chinese tech hegemony”  Nikkei

Energy Commodities

USO  650-333-1280  “OPEC members and non-OPEC countries meeting in Algiers weigh approach once sanctions Iran take effect in November”  Wall Street Journal

TSLA  571-426-6442  Electrek

KOL  647-873-2220  Reuters

USO  6477585299  Reuters

World oil demand to peak at 104.4 million bpd in 2035 – Unipec  Reuters

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough  Washington Post

LNG  LNG shipping rates spike with no respite seen through 2019  Reuters

WEAT  Struggling U.S. Farmers Have a New Worry: a Resurgent Russia  “Russian wheat exports are booming despite a crushing price slump, as the country’s farmers finally emerge from decades of neglect”  Wall Street Journal

USO  Saudi says door open to future oil output hike  “”It is critical that we continue to foresee and anticipate changing market supply and demand balances and take proactive actions to avoid conditions that could make (oil) consumers uneasy and anxious,” Read more at /www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/saudi-says-door-open-to-future-oil-output-hike-10750998″  AFP

(304) 953-9587  Clean Technica

sPower refinances $499 million of wind and solar  Pv magazine

SRE  US: Con Edison buy 943 MW of solar from Sempra  Pv magazine

Portugal: a further 1.7 GW of PV projects under review  Pv magazine

LNG  stoner-out  TASS

PBR  (847) 419-4054  MercoPress

USO  Iran oil exports to be lower than expected after sanctions, boosting prices -Trafigura  “Production decline Venezuela, firm demand to help boost prices”  Reuters

RSX EZA  Why Russia is wooing South Africa’s white farmers  Washington Post

Opinion  USO  Oil could rise to $100 by 2019 as global markets tighten, merchants warn  Reuters

Opinion  507-749-5035  Reuters

Futurelook  suspenderless  “Several factors work against this oddly popular idea.”  Ars Technica


London copper slips from 10-week top on trade uncertainty  “…buying was thinned by holidays in China and Japan and fresh jitters on global trade, a session after it notched up its biggest one-day advance in more than five years.”  Reuters

HRTFF  806-414-8907  Creamer’s

LYSDY  8502646060  Reuters

Opinion  GLD  650-346-5106  Bloomberg


EWU  (443) 685-5886  Reuters

EWG  8064028105  “The Ifo institute survey of the outlook among business executives in Germany eased to 103.7 points from 103.9 in August.”  Washington Post

EWU  (559) 759-8709  Reuters


Hong Kong pro-independence party formally outlawed in first such move since handover  Reuters

762-338-9388  Reuters

Shanghai-HK high-speed train launched  Shanghai Daily

unwithered  “China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as authorities struggle to contain the highly contagious disease.”  Reuters

Opinion  Are China’s Consumers in Trouble?  “Disappointing retail sales have analysts debating whether consumption is heading for a bigger slowdown”  WSJ


INDA  Govt starts consultation with states for mergers of regional rural banks  “Sponsor banks are also preparing road map for the amalgamation of regional rural banks”  Livemint

EWS  8478622171  Channel NewsAsia

INDA  Markets back in panic mode, Sensex drops over 400 points  India  Economic Times of India

INDA  8677672136  India  Economic Times of India

EWT  Taiwan may expand citizenship to Southeast Asia to staunch brain drain to the mainland  South China Morning Post

Politics  EWJ  Japan’s PM says talks with Trump on trade were constructive ahead of meetings this week  Reuters

Politics  Trump expected to tout North Korea progress, but concrete moves lacking  Reuters


EWA  Support for Australian government edges higher but voter anger remains  Reuters

CUBA  Cuba’s new president makes first trip to old Cold War foe United States  Reuters

A Phony Peace in Colombia  “Many rebels who were part of the Santos deal are returning to the battlefield.”  Wall Street Journal

​SA Education signs Civica to digitally transform 900 state schools  Australia “The state hopes its school tech overhaul will save educators’ time and improve transparency for parents and caregivers.”  ZDNet

ARGT  6264175240  MercoPress

In Stunning Theft, $104 Million In Banknotes Disappears From Liberian Central Bank  Zero Hedge

Russia Ukraine

218-964-9714  Reuters

Middle East

Iran says ‘large’ network arrested over Ahvaz attack: Mizan news  Reuters

RTN USO  778-326-5931  Reuters

TUR  6032746273  Reuters

TUR  (954) 908-9386  “Andrew Brunson appears in court on Oct. 12, where a judge could decide to free him”  Wall Street Journal

Rouhani: Iran will defeat Trump like it beat Saddam, will not abandon missiles  “In speech at military parade marking start of 1980-88 war with Iraq, Iranian president says missiles are regime’s ‘most effective weapons'”  Times of Israel

Linger  812-207-6864  “Tehran says group behind Saturday’s assault on military parade in Ahvaz is allowed shelter in Europe and linked to Riyadh”  Wall Street Journal

Isis Terror

Turkey’s Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria: media  Reuters

RSX  (602) 712-6853  Channel NewsAsia


Fed hikes give cash appeal; stocks no longer only game in town  Reuters

weight-bearing  “Big debate now for central bankers is what would be a better target”  Wall Street Journal

Low Unemployment, Slow Wage Growth Bring Renewed Labor Strife  “Buoyed by a strong economy, union officials say they have more leverage at the bargaining table”  Wall Street Journal

4097447834  Zero Hedge


2533326373  Reuters

8169444861  Reuters

Gillibrand calls for Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn  The Hill

Michael Avenatti said he has ‘significant evidence’ that Brett Kavanaugh participated in sexual misconduct in high school  Business Insider

(844) 456-2181  NBC News

yuckle  LA Times


ELAN LLY  9707749142  WSJ

RSX USO  Russia and Iran, Military Allies, Are Fast Becoming Economic Rivals  “Nations’ partnership in Syria is giving way to a competition that is exacerbating Tehran’s economic troubles”  Wall Street Journal

778-980-4033  New York Magazine

Linger  CSCO AKAM XRX TXN JNPR  Tech index refresh could give under-the-radar names their day in the sun  Reuters


NFLX TSLA  Low interest rates spawn rise in number of zombie firms – BIS  “…a definition that would currently fit the likes of electric car maker Tesla and streaming giant Netflix.”  Reuters

9514383875  Biometric “As companies change how they verify identities, Europe offers a glimpse of what’s to come”  Wall Street Journal

Jack Ma, New Retail, and Robots: What we saw at Alibaba’s Computing Conference  TechNode

GOOG  801-874-0713  The Guardian

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