• Yuan banknotes and US dollars are seen on a table in Yichang, central China's Hubei province on August 14, 2015
    Last update: 18:40 25.01.2019
    18:40 25.01.2019

    Growing US-China Trade Tensions May Slow Trade Growth for Latin America, Caribbean – IMF

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Any further increase in trade tensions between the United States and China could take a heavy toll on trade growth in Latin American and Caribbean countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected in a new report on Friday.

  • James Rothschild, left, and Nicky Rothschild attend the Fashion Institute of Technology Annual Gala benefit at The Plaza on Monday, May 9, 2016, in New York
    Last update: 18:20 25.01.2019
    18:20 25.01.2019

    End of an Era: Rothschilds Reportedly Move to Cut Last Ties With Austrian Empire

    As historian Roman Sandgruber pointed out, the upcoming sale of thousands of acres of forest in Lower Austria by the Rothschilds to a Vienna-based firm is going to put an end to “an ambivalent 200-year relationship” between the notorious banking family and the central European country.

  • People walk past an Apple store in Beijing, China January 7, 2019
    Last update: 18:02 25.01.2019
    18:02 25.01.2019

    Apple Celebrates Chinese New Year With Short Film Shot Entirely on iPhone XS

    Washington's ongoing trade dispute with China, combined with the rise of Asian manufacturers, has led Apple to revise its prediction for quarterly sales by $5 billion. Now, the California-based tech giant has reached out to its Chinese customers with a simple yet touching story, which also promotes the features of its new device.

  • Venezuela, Caracas
    Last update: 17:50 25.01.2019
    17:50 25.01.2019

    IMF Projects New Wave of Hyperinflation in Venezuela

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The ongoing crisis in Venezuela will continue to take a toll on the country's economy, resulting in accumulated GDP losses of more than 50 percent since 2013, the International Monetary Fund projected on Friday.

  • A statue is pictured next to the logo of Germany's Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, September 30, 2016
    Last update: 15:10 25.01.2019
    15:10 25.01.2019

    German Gov't Cuts 2019 GDP Forecast Amid Weak Business Sentiment, Brexit Fears

    The German government is expecting a dramatic slowdown in the nation's GDP growth rate this year due to a decline in business confidence, weaker consumer demand, and mounting overseas risks.

  • The Euro logo is pictured in front of the former headquarter of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on July 20, 2015.
    Last update: 15:04 25.01.2019
    15:04 25.01.2019

    European Central Bank Signals No Rate Hikes as Eurozone Faces Slowdown

    A member of the European Central Bank's (ECB) Governing Council says the ECB it committed to maintaining its current policy framework in order to support the Eurozone economy in the face of Brexit risks, international trade tensions, and rising global economic uncertainty.

  • Pipes of the German-Russian Nordstream gas pipeline are seen at the Baltic Sea coast in Lubmin, northern Germany
    Last update: 14:56 25.01.2019
    14:56 25.01.2019

    EU Commission Earmarks Up to $243Mln to Construct Baltic Gas Pipe – Operator

    WARSAW (Sputnik) - The European Commission will allocate a subsidy of up to 215 million euros ($243 million) for the Baltic Pipe project, which envisages the construction of an offshore gas pipeline connecting transmission systems of Poland and Denmark, the Polish Gaz-System operator said on Friday.

  • Beer pumps in a Westminster pub are coloured and decorated with the British main political party politicians.
    Last update: 14:06 25.01.2019
    14:06 25.01.2019

    Brewxit: Fuller's Sells Iconic Beer Franchise to Japan's Asahi, Focuses on Pubs

    Asahi, who also owns Dutch brand Grolsch and Italian Peroni, facilitated the alliance so that Fuller's could concentrate on its pub and hotel franchise responsible for 87 percent of the company's profits.

  • Adolf Hitler
    Last update: 23:38 24.01.2019
    23:38 24.01.2019

    German Police Seize Suspected Forgeries of Hitler’s Paintings Ahead of Auction (PHOTOS)

    Three paintings ostensibly made by German dictator Adolf Hitler when he was a young man were due to be auctioned off in Berlin Thursday, but German police seized, suspecting they were forgeries.

  • U.S. Dollar and China Yuan notes are seen in this picture illustration June 2, 2017
    Last update: 16:06 24.01.2019
    16:06 24.01.2019

    China Refutes Media Reports on Cancellation of Preparatory Trade Talks With US

    BEIJING (Sputnik) - Media reports about the cancellation of preparatory trade talks between China and the United States are false, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng said on Thursday.

  • In this July 18, 2012, file photo, a pedestrian walks past credit card logos posted on a downtown storefront in Atlanta. After a stint of frugality, Americans have returned to their borrowing ways. But are they getting into the kinds of debt trouble that lead to recessions? In 2017, U.S. consumers now owe roughly $12.73 trillion to banks and other lenders for mortgages, car loans and credit card spending, according to the New York Federal Reserve. That exceeds even the total before the last financial crisis.
    Last update: 01:28 24.01.2019
    01:28 24.01.2019

    86 Million US Citizens Afraid of Maxing Out Plastic When Spending Big – Survey

    Millions of Americans routinely worry about reaching their credit limits or overdrafting when making large-ticket purchases, a new survey finds.

  • Felix Kjellberg
    Last update: 19:52 23.01.2019
    19:52 23.01.2019

    'Pretty Desperate': YouTuber PewDiePie Cracks Jokes Amid Tight Race for Subscribers Against T-Series

    Despite T-Series rapidly catching up with the Swedish gamer, the latter doesn’t feel that it’s the time to give in, choosing instead to boost his army of fans’ morale with a couple of hilarious comments.

  • Cybersecurity
    Last update: 17:15 23.01.2019
    17:15 23.01.2019

    Global Damage From Cyberattacks May Reach $8-10Trln by 2022 - Russia's Sberbank

    DAVOS (Sputnik) - The damage to the global economy from cyberattacks can reach from $8 trillion to $10 trillion by 2022 if the situation remains unchanged, Stanislav Kuznetsov, the deputy chairman of the executive committee of the Russian Sberbank, said on Wednesday.

  • Pipes of the German-Russian Nordstream gas pipeline are seen at the Baltic Sea coast in Lubmin, northern Germany
    Last update: 16:28 23.01.2019
    16:28 23.01.2019

    Stopping Russian Gas Imports Would Amount to 'Economic Suicide' for Europe - Business Body

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Europe cannot stop importing gas from Russia since doing so would constitute "economic suicide," which means that the United States' pressure on Europe in this respect has its limits, Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) in Russia, said Wednesday.

  • Tokyo businessmen react as they are reflected on a graph showing recent movements of Shanghai Stock Exchange B share index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2015
    Last update: 14:27 23.01.2019
    14:27 23.01.2019

    Bank of Japan Cuts Inflation Outlook, Keeps Stimulus Amid Trade Slump

    Japan's central bank is keeping interest rates at their current levels and lowering inflation expectations for this year, citing the risks posed by international trade tensions, Brexit, and the lingering uncertainty over ongoing trade talks with the US.

  • Banknotes and coins of the United States
    Last update: 14:25 23.01.2019
    14:25 23.01.2019

    US Was One of Largest Investors of Russian Projects in 2018 – Investment Fund

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At the close of 2018 the United States became the third largest investor in new projects in Russia, the Chief Executive Officer of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev said on Wednesday.

  • An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, October 12, 2015.
    Last update: 13:49 23.01.2019
    13:49 23.01.2019

    China Details Upcoming Fiscal Stimulus, Touts Stable GDP Growth

    China's Finance Ministry says a planned increase in budget spending this year will focus on supporting small businesses and households, as it seeks to boost domestic consumption and business activity in the face of structural inefficiency and slowing growth.

  • Gazprom Chairman of the Board Alexei Miller visits the ETERNO shop of the Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant
    Last update: 10:08 23.01.2019
    10:08 23.01.2019

    Austrian Stakeholder of Nord Stream 2 Hits Back at US Pressure on EU Gas Market

    Earlier in January, European companies participating in the venture aimed at building a new route for Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, reportedly received threatening letters from US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. He warned the firms about the sanctions risk their involvement in the project incurs.

  • Security personnel stand near a pillar with the Huawei logo
    Last update: 07:25 23.01.2019
    07:25 23.01.2019

    Huawei Chairman Says Company Could Leave Countries Where It Is Not ‘Welcomed’

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei chairman Liang Hua said his firm might transfer technology to countries “where we are welcomed.”

  • James Dyson France Fashion
    Last update: 21:43 22.01.2019
    21:43 22.01.2019

    This Sucks: Dyson Set To Relocate HQ to Singapore Amid Brexit Countdown

    Billionaire inventor and staunch Brexit supporter James Dyson has decided to move his power vacuum dynasty to Singapore, delivering a fresh blow to the UK government's Brexit plans.