• Bitcoin makes promising debut on major bourse
    AFP5 hours ago

    Bitcoin makes promising debut on major bourse

    New York (AFP) - Bitcoin began trading on its first major global exchange Sunday, in a milestone for the controversial digital currency that has surged to record highs this year, exciting some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble.

  • AAP5 hours ago

    US strains to ship record grains

    Waterways in the US, which are critical to the transport of grains and other commodities, have been clogged because of dam maintenance backlogs.

  • Business Insider18 hours ago

    'Bondcanos' to 'animal spirits': 5 key themes to watch for Australian stocks in 2018

    As 2017 draws to a close, market analysts turn their minds to the key themes and market predictions for the new year ahead. Hasan Tevfik and Peter Liu -- the Australian equities team at Credit Suisse -- have prepared a note summarising five key themes to watch on the Australian stock market this year

  • Business Insider20 hours ago

    Australia’s mining sector is about to take off again

    Activity in Australia’s mining sector will accelerate this financial year, according to forecasts by industry analysts BIS Oxford Economics. The Mining in Australia 2017 to 2032 report says mining exploration, production, and maintenance are all expected to lift significantly through 2018. It will

  • Business Insider21 hours ago

    The Australian dollar is looking 'vulnerable'

    At .7507 the AUD/USD remains near a six-month low, failing to benefit from a rebound in commodity prices on Friday following the release of a strong Chinese trade report for November. "Oil prices led the gains in commodities supported by china’s trade data revealing a decent rise in oil imports

  • Boats full of dead people from North Korea keep showing up in Japan -- here's why
    Business Insideryesterday

    Boats full of dead people from North Korea keep showing up in Japan -- here's why

    Dozens of ships containing dead bodies have washed up in Japan recently. All the evidence indicates that the "ghost ships" are coming from North Korea. One expert told BI it could be because of food scarcity in North Korea.

  • Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings
    AFPyesterday

    Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings

    New York (AFP) - Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others.

  • Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings
    AFPyesterday

    Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings

    New York (AFP) - Bitcoin will make its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a landmark for the cryptocurrency that has generated enthusiasm among some investors and more than a little anxiety from others.

  • Special Report: How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa
    Reuters2 days ago

    Special Report: How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa

    By Joe Bavier BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso (Reuters) - In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton grower, were desperate. U.S. seeds and pesticide company Monsanto proposed an answer: a genetically modified strain of cotton called Bollgard II, which it had already introduced in America

  • Special Report: How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa
    Reuters3 days ago

    Special Report: How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa

    By Joe Bavier BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso (Reuters) - In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton grower, were desperate. U.S. seeds and pesticide company Monsanto proposed an answer: a genetically modified strain of cotton called Bollgard II, which it had already introduced in America

  • Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now
    Business Insider3 days ago

    Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

    Dave Lutz, head of ETFs at JonesTrading, has an overview of today's markets. The jobs report is released on Friday morning. Congress decided to delay a government shutdown by two weeks. Bitcoin is slipping off its highs of more than $US16,000.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Low water halts shipping on lower Ohio River: U.S. Army Corps

    (Reuters) - A stretch of the Ohio River near Paducah, Kentucky, was closed to shipping traffic after a barge tow ran aground in the receding waters, halting shipments of commodities such as grain and coal for at least the fourth time since September.

  • Trade performance best in 44 years: govt
    AAP4 days ago

    Trade performance best in 44 years: govt

    Australia posted a small $105 million international trade surplus in October, marking 12 consecutive surpluses.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Wooden dams and river jams: U.S. strains to ship record grains

    By Tom Polansek and Karl Plume ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River (Reuters) - America's worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a waterborne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river

  • There's an argument brewing over the launch of bitcoin futures
    Business Insider4 days ago

    There's an argument brewing over the launch of bitcoin futures

    CME Group and CBOE set to launch bitcoin futures later this month. Futures Industry Association (FIA) complains that there hasn't been proper industry consultation on the launch. Clearinghouses that will guarantee futures are worried they will carry all of the risks, FIA says.

  • Banks could take a $4.4 billion hit from new reforms -- and traders will bear the brunt of it
    Business Insider5 days ago

    Banks could take a $4.4 billion hit from new reforms -- and traders will bear the brunt of it

    The European operations of investment banks are expected to lose $US4.4 billion from new regulatory reforms, known as MiFID II. Global investment banks are going to see their revenues in Europe chopped by $US4.4 billion from the new financial reforms that start to go live in January, according to a

  • Business Insider5 days ago

    10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

    Goldman Sachs put the first question to its clients, and received no clear answer. For real cash, you can't beat Qatar Airways' fully lie-flat beds, on-demand dining, Giorgio Armani amenity kits, and a personal entertainment system with more than 3,000 movies, TV shows, and songs.

  • Business Insider5 days ago

    6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

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  • Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now
    Business Insider5 days ago

    Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

    Dave Lutz, head of ETFs at JonesTrading, has an overview of today's markets. US markets are under pressure amid angst over the pending government shutdown deadline. Tech continues its multi-day slide. Oil is dropping.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Electric charge: Glencore bets big on car battery metals

    By Barbara Lewis and Maiya Keidan LONDON (Reuters) - Glencore has increased production of the metals used to make electric car batteries faster than its major mining rivals, according to an industry-wide analysis that shows the scale of a strategy that has big prospective risks and rewards. The Anglo-Swiss

  • MLB free agency rumors: Rangers make pitch to Shohei Ohtani
    Yahoo75 days ago

    MLB free agency rumors: Rangers make pitch to Shohei Ohtani

    Ohtani has become one of the hottest commodities in MLB this offseason.

  • Wall Street wanes as tech rebound fades; copper dulls
    Reuters5 days ago

    Wall Street wanes as tech rebound fades; copper dulls

    Wall Street pulled back on Tuesday as a technology stock rebound lost steam and enthusiasm from a tax-cut proposal waned, while copper prices fell steeply to their lowest point in two months. The U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened, with the difference between the yields on five- and 30-year debt hitting

  • Electric charge: Glencore bets big on car battery metals
    Reuters6 days ago

    Electric charge: Glencore bets big on car battery metals

    Glencore has increased production of the metals used to make electric car batteries faster than its major mining rivals, according to an industry-wide analysis that shows the scale of a strategy that has big prospective risks and rewards. The Anglo-Swiss company's output of cobalt and copper roughly

  • Here's what Trump's tax plan means for people at every income level from $20,000 to $269,000 a year
    Business Insider6 days ago

    Here's what Trump's tax plan means for people at every income level from $20,000 to $269,000 a year

    • The GOP's tax plan is far from finalised - Senate and House Republicans must agree on a final version of their plan before it can move forward.

  • Wooden dams and river jams: U.S. strains to ship record grains
    Reuters6 days ago

    Wooden dams and river jams: U.S. strains to ship record grains

    By Tom Polansek and Karl Plume ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River (Reuters) - America's worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a waterborne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river