November 13, 2019

‘Supermalaria’ is on the way

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By Janet Midega, Scientific America From Business Insider Scientists are worrying that a deadly strain of malaria is spreading quickly across the world from Southeast Asia. Simultaneously, Congress may cut 44% of malaria prevention funding which could lead to a dramatic increase in malaria deaths. Malaria is constantly changing and has grown resistant to different […]

Reuters Exclusive: Mexico studies supplying Petrocaribe oil if Venezuela govt falls – sources

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By Gabriel Stargardter From Reuters Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks during the 16th PetroCaribe Ministerial Council in Caracas May 27, 2016. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS Discussions on how to design credits through which Mexico could sell low-cost crude and oil products to Petrocaribe clients in the Caribbean and Central America are just a few […]

China is the key to global reflation

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By Jean Boivin, The BlackRock Blog We believe that China is key to the global reflation story playing out for longer. Our new China GPS economic indicator helps explain why. It’s the latest in our suite of GPS indicators intended to give a forward view on growth expectations, which tend to drive financial markets, and […]

Australia’s manufacturing sector continues to grow

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From Business Insider Australia Australia’s manufacturing sector continued to grow in January, adding to signs that the economy’s transition is gaining traction. The latest Ai Group manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) came in at 51.5, the seventh consecutive month that a reading above 50 had been recorded. While down 0.4 points on December, the stretch […]

Russia Controls 40% Of This Critical Industrial Metal

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By Rob Wile   From Business Insider Below is an interview with Frank Holmes, chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors. This Q&A went out to subscribers of our “10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell” newsletter on Tuesday morning. Sign up here to get the newsletter and more of these interviews in […]

NOT GOOD: Chinese Manufacturing Unexpectedly Contracts

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By SAM RO  From Business Insider China’s HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI fell to a six-month low of 49.6 in January. This compares to a 50.5 in December. This was worse than the 50.3 economists were expecting. And any reading below 50 signals contraction. This is a preliminary reading. The final numbers will be released on […]