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China September exports fall more than expected, imports back in contraction

China’s September exports fell 10 percent from a year earlier, far worse than expected, while imports unexpectedly shrank 1.9 percent after picking up in August, suggesting signs of steadying in the world’s second-largest economy may be short-lived. That left the country with a trade surplus of $41.99 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said on Thursday. Analysts ... Read More »

House prices rise for second month in September, London weak

British house prices rose for a second month in September and enquiries from buyers picked up for the first time since February, suggesting the housing market has weathered the initial shock of the Brexit vote, a survey showed. But prices in London fell again due to uncertainty about what the decision to leave the European Union means for the capital ... Read More »

Investment In Horse

Owning a horse is a very special type of investment, in that a horse will have a unique bloodline and a unique potential. Training a horse and investing in the animal’s potential takes time and money, which can quickly add up to a very high amount. The loss of a beloved horse due to illness or accident can be a ... Read More »

An Agency that Specializes in Animal Insurance Services

On any level or scale of ownership, equine ownership is a tremendous investment, one that needs to be dealt with carefully on an individual horse-by-horse basis. To protect themselves, and their animals, horse owners should give serious consideration to obtaining quality, comprehensive horse insurance. There are several different insurance policies, and their associated options, that owners can look into. Many ... Read More »

UK shoppers spend more in September, Brexit worries likely to weigh – BRC

British consumers picked up the pace of their spending in September after a weak August, but the country’s planned exit from the European Union is likely to weigh on sales ahead, an industry group said on Tuesday. Spending rose by fell by 1.3 percent compared with September last year, recovering from a fall of 0.3 percent in August, the British ... Read More »

Tesla sees jump in car deliveries

US electric carmaker Tesla, which has yet to make a profit, has reported a sharp rise in car deliveries for the past quarter. The firm said it shipped 24,500 cars in the third quarter, up 70% on the second quarter and more than double the number delivered in the same period in 2015. It also confirmed its 50,000 production target ... Read More »

ING to cut 5,800 jobs in digital plan

Dutch bank ING says it intends to cut about 5,800 jobs in Belgium and the Netherlands over the next five years as part of a cost-cutting plan. The bank said the aim was to speed up the adoption of new technology and “continue to lead in digital banking”. It said 3,500 jobs would go in Belgium and 2,300 in the ... Read More »

UK factory activity grows in September at fastest rate since June 2014 – PMI

British factory activity grew at the fastest rate in more than two years last month, boosted by a surge in export orders after sterling slumped following June’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, a survey showed on Monday. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector reached its highest level since June 2014 in September, rising to ... Read More »

Samsung delays restarting sales of its Galaxy Note 7 in S Korea

Samsung has said it will delay restarting the sale of its Galaxy Note 7 phone in South Korea, as the firm needs more time for the global recall of the device. The South Korean tech giant was forced to recall some 2.5 million devicesglobally due to overheating batteries. Dozens of devices were reported to have caught fire. The phone was ... Read More »

Best States in Which to Retire

We’ve written about the worst states in which to retire (think Hawaii with its high cost of living!)…now let’s go over the BEST states in which to live out your Golden Years. You may be thinking primarily of escaping the cold winters but warm locales aren’t the only thing on your mind: you’re likely trying to find a state that ... Read More »