Hunter Biden Emerges; Quits Board Of Chinese Private-Equity Firm
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Hunter Biden Emerges; Quits Board Of Chinese Private-Equity Firm

Via Zerohedge Hunter Biden is stepping down from a controversial board position at a Chinese-based private-equity company, and has vowed to forego all foreign work if his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president in 2020, according to Bloomberg.  Hunter will step down from the board on Oct. 31, according to a statement released...

Why the Premier Oil (PMO) share price fell 2.5% in September
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Why the Premier Oil (PMO) share price fell 2.5% in September

Via Yahoo Finance Shares in small-cap oil explorer Premier Oil (LSE: PMO) declined 2.5% last month even though the company reported a positive set of half-year results at the end of August. For the six months to the end of June 2019, Premier’s pre-tax profit jumped to $121m, from $98m in 2018. Production surged to 84.1 thousand barrels...

US Troops Can Fire Back If Turkey Attacks Positions Again, Pentagon Says
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US Troops Can Fire Back If Turkey Attacks Positions Again, Pentagon Says

Via Zerohedge Defense Secretary Mark Esper told “Face the Nation” on Sunday that remaining US troops were caught between Turkish forces and the SDF and that it would be “irresponsible for me to keep them in that position.” Revealing that Trump has ordered “a deliberate withdrawal” from Northern Syria “as safely and quickly as possible,” which includes...

Light at the end of the Brexit tunnel
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Light at the end of the Brexit tunnel

Via Financial Times Iconcluded last week that there was a deal to be done or a gamble to be lost. Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar decided to go for a deal. The meeting on Thursday between the British and Irish prime ministers was the first serious Brexit development since the UK parliament rejected Theresa May’s...

Russia Says Exploring Settlement in Euros, Rubles for Energy Exports
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Russia Says Exploring Settlement in Euros, Rubles for Energy Exports

Via The Moscow Times Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said the country is considering alternatives to the U.S. dollar for energy transactions and is exploring currency settlements in euros and rubles for energy exports to minimize U.S. exposure. “We have a very good currency, it’s stable. Why not use it for global transactions?” Oreshkin said...

A Couple of Notes on Kirznerian Entrepreneurship
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A Couple of Notes on Kirznerian Entrepreneurship

Via Economic Policy Journal At the post, Why Israel Kirzner Should Be Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, some commenters have added observations that require discussion. VS writes: Wrong. Everyone sees opportunities. Those that risk capital to pursue them are taking unusual risks and are entrepreneurs. Kirzner’s definition is like calling anyone who has ever dribbled...

5,200 Tobacco Shops In France Now Selling Bitcoin
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5,200 Tobacco Shops In France Now Selling Bitcoin

Via Zerohedge Authored by Helen Partz via CoinTelegraph.com, French crypto startup Keplerk has relaunched its service to accept Bitcoin (BTC) payments in over 5,200 tobacco shops in France starting from Oct. 10. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph Service first launched in January After suspending the service in less than two months after launch in January, Keplerk says that...

These 3 retirement savings mistakes could cost you a fortune
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These 3 retirement savings mistakes could cost you a fortune

Via Yahoo Finance To avoid making the worst retirement savings mistakes, you need to be realistic about your future spending expectations and savings challenges. It pays to do as much research as possible, taking the bull by the horns and getting control of your retirement savings pot before it controls you. With that in mind, here are...

Revolut looks to raise $1.5bn to expand worldwide
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Revolut looks to raise $1.5bn to expand worldwide

Via Financial Times UK fintech company Revolut is seeking to raise as much as $1.5bn in additional financing as the payments and banking start-up prepares for an ambitious global expansion. The group has hired US investment bank JPMorgan to raise $500m in new equity from investors and arrange a concurrent $1bn convertible loan, according to...

The Foreign Office Must Be Challenged Over Sacoolas’ Immunity
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The Foreign Office Must Be Challenged Over Sacoolas’ Immunity

Via Zerohedge Authored by Craig Murray, The government has stepped up its lies about immunity in the Sacoolas case to a breathtaking degree. I genuinely am astounded by the sheer audacity of the lies now being told, including a staggeringly mendacious FCO-briefed BBC article yesterday stating that “23,000 individuals in the UK have diplomatic immunity” and that...

Control
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Control

Sven Henrich via Northman Trader Let’s keep it simple shall we: 2019 remains a battle for control. The forces of intervention want to “extend the business cycle” as Jerome Powell likes to frame it by any means necessary and, as I outlined yesterday (Beginning of the End), they are throwing the kitchen sink at it....

Apple Warned Apple TV+ Showrunners Not To Anger China
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Apple Warned Apple TV+ Showrunners Not To Anger China

Via Zerohedge As Apple embarked on the development of a series of exclusive programming for its Apple TV+ service in early 2018, the company’s leadership advised content creators not to piss off China, according to BuzzFeed News.  In early 2018 as development on Apple’s slate of exclusive Apple TV+ programming was underway, the company’s leadership gave guidance...

Have £3,000 to invest? Here’s a FTSE 100 dividend stock I consider a bargain after recent selling activity
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Have £3,000 to invest? Here’s a FTSE 100 dividend stock I consider a bargain after recent selling activity

Via Yahoo Finance Shares in Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF) have slumped by around 8% over the past month, although it is not clear why investors have been selling the stock. The company has not published a trading update since September 9 when it announced that trading expectations for the full-year were “unchanged” from previous updates.  With...

Elizabeth Warren gains momentum to lead Democratic field
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Elizabeth Warren gains momentum to lead Democratic field

Via Financial Times For nearly six months, Joe Biden has been the undisputed frontrunner in the race among Democrats to take on Donald Trump in next year’s presidential election. Not any more. Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts, is now neck and neck with the former vice-president in the average of national polls compiled by...