24 Aug

Thousands march in Hong Kong; China frees UK mission worker

Thousands March In Hong Kong; China Frees UK Mission Worker

. Anti-extradition bill protesters hold hands to form a human chain during a rally to call for political reforms at Mongkok, in Hong Kong By Jessie Pang and Marius Zaharia HONG KONG Hong Kong shut four subway stations to head off an anti-government protest in a gritty industrial district on Saturday but thousands marched anyway, as China released a Britis

24 Aug

Four Hong Kong stations close to head off protest as China frees UK consulate worker

Four Hong Kong Stations Close To Head Off Protest As China Frees UK Consulate Worker

. Anti-extradition bill protesters hold hands to form a human chain during a rally to call for political reforms at Mongkok, in Hong Kong By Jessie Pang and Marius Zaharia HONG KONG Hong Kong's rail operator shut down four stations ahead of a planned protest on Saturday as the Chinese-ruled city braced for further unrest and as China released an employee

24 Aug

Oil spills into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump

Oil Spills Into U.S.-China Trade War, Prices Slump

By Devika Krishna KumarNEW YORK China said on Friday it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global oil demand.Beijing said crude would be among the U.S. products hit by tariffs of 5% as of Sept. 1. U.S.

24 Aug

Hong Kong airport operating normally despite planned 'stress test' protest

Hong Kong Airport Operating Normally Despite Planned 'stress Test' Protest

. Hong Kong airport operating normally despite planned 'stress test' protest HONG KONG Hong Kong's airport and the roads and railways leading to it were operating normally early on Saturday despite plans by protesters to implement a "stress test" of transport links to the aviation hub early in the day.Those seeking to enter the terminal had to show valid

24 Aug

Cointelegraph Launches Korean HQ in Seoul, Expanding Presence in Asia

Cointelegraph Launches Korean HQ In Seoul, Expanding Presence In Asia

Cointelegraph Launches Korean HQ in Seoul, Expanding Presence in Asia Cointelegraph is pleased to announce that we are continuing to increase our presence in Asia with the launch of Cointelegraph Korea. Today, Aug. 23, we celebrated the launch of a Korean-language version of Cointelegraph and the opening of our Korean headquarters in Seoul.To commemorate the m

24 Aug

Wall Street Weekahead: Investors look at dollar stores as U.S. recession fears increase

Wall Street Weekahead: Investors Look At Dollar Stores As U.S. Recession Fears Increase

. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York By David Randall NEW YORK More investors are watching the shares of discount retailers like Dollar General Corp (N:DG) and Dollar Tree Inc (O:DLTR), which perform better during economic downturns, in the hopes of gauging changes in consumer behavior, though higher tariffs ma

24 Aug

Explainer: What tools could Trump use to get U.S. firms to quit China?

Explainer: What Tools Could Trump Use To Get U.S. Firms To Quit China?

WASHINGTON Hours after China announced retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on Friday, President Donald Trump ordered U.S. companies to "start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.".The stakes are high: U.S. companies invested a total of $256 billion in China between 1990 and

24 Aug

Blockchain Wallet Adds Support for Crypto Payments Processor BitPay

Blockchain Wallet Adds Support For Crypto Payments Processor BitPay

Blockchain Wallet Adds Support for Crypto Payments Processor BitPay Crypto wallet service Blockchain Wallet has integrated cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay.Blockchain announced the news on Aug. 23, stating that it now allows its users to copy or scan invoices, allowing them to make a Bitcoin (BTC) payment entirely through its wallet app. Continue Readin

23 Aug

Bithumb Exchange to Launch Cryptocurrency Listing Committee

Bithumb Exchange To Launch Cryptocurrency Listing Committee

Bithumb Exchange to Launch Cryptocurrency Listing Committee South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb will launch a new committee in September that will determine which cryptocurrencies can be traded on its platform.South Korean news daily Yonhap News reported the formation of Bithumb’s new committee on Aug. 22. The committee, entitled the Listing Eligibility Del

23 Aug

House Financial Services Committee Will Continue Libra Review

House Financial Services Committee Will Continue Libra Review

House Financial Services Committee Will Continue Libra Review Representative Maxine Waters, chair of the United States House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee, says the committee will continue to review Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency Libra and the corresponding digital wallet Calibra.Waters announced the committee’s priorities for fall

23 Aug

U.S. Steel to idle Indiana plant, 150 jobs at risk

U.S. Steel To Idle Indiana Plant, 150 Jobs At Risk

. U.S. Steel to idle Indiana plant, 150 jobs at risk CHICAGO U.S. Steel said on Friday it will idle a plant in Indiana by mid-November as part of the consolidation of its till mill operations in the United States, a move which could result in lay-offs for nearly 150 employees.The news comes days after the Pittsburgh-based company revealed its plans to let