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Cannabis News Moving Markets April 22, 2019 - CannTrust, MedMen, Supreme Cannabis

Midas Letter News features the most important headlines in the cannabis industry. Producer Ricki Gurwitz brings viewers the latest breaking news from the cannabis, mining, technology, and crypto industries. This daily segment highlights the acquisitions, announcements, and deals trending in the space. lick the video news report.

US set to end waivers on Iran oil sanctions

Washington is reportedly preparing to end waivers on US sanctions for importers of Iranian oil, sending crude prices higher as it steps up pressure on Iran. Click the video news report.

How India's Economy Is Growing At A Faster Pace Than China

China's economy might get more attention, but India's is outpacing its neighbor in economic growth. In fact, India came in as the world's fastest growing large economy during 2018, according to the IMF. India's prime minister faces criticism for a lack of job creation and the workforce remains largely in the informal sector. This year, India is in the midst of an important election. Beyond recent tensions with Pakistan, the economy is a key campaign issue. Indian voters are deciding on their next prime minister and one key issue that could sway voters is how much Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done with the country's economy.

Philippines remains attractive for foreign investors, British trade group says | ANC

Market Edge: The Philippines remains attractive to foreign investors as businesses are looking at "new growth prospects" in Southeast Asia, British Chamber of Commerce Philippines chairman Chris Nelsonon said. Click the video news report.

China's economy looks to be stabilising, but at what cost?

China's latest data points to a stabilising economy as a massive stimulus program takes effect, but experts warn there could be unintended consequences. Click the video news report.

How Pinterest Makes Money

Pinterest has 265 million monthly users who bookmark images they find online by "pinning" them to themed inspirations "boards." Pinterest makes money by targeting ads at these users, selling "promoted pins" and click-to-buy shopping ads to businesses and hundreds of retail partners. A note on Pinterest's $10B valuation: This represents the company's market cap vs its enterprise value of $11B.

New study shows microplastics have reached remote areas of the world

A five-month study carried out in the French Pyrenees has shown that microplastics can travel a distance of up to 95 kilometres. That means remote and sparsely inhabited areas can be affected, and also areas where we thought the air was fresh. Click the video news report.

Indonesia elections: Candidates focus on economy | Al Jazeera

Indonesia's president's main challenger says the country needs to change its economic direction. Prabowo Subianto is up against incumbent Joko Widodo, who has overseen solid economic growth in his first term. But his rival in Wednesday's election says many Indonesians aren't seeing the benefits.

AOC Grills Big Bank CEOs in Congressional Hearing

Unlike the rest of the bank leaders testifying before the House Financial Services Committee, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. boss has been in the congressional hot seat many times before. And rival executives point out, he has a tendency to dominate the conversation anyway. Click the video news report.

How India And China Broke Out From The BRICs

Brazil, Russia, India and China were coined the BRICs in 2001 by Jim O'Neill, then chief economist at Goldman Sachs. For a while, everybody wanted a piece of the fast-growing emerging markets. But a few years after the financial crisis, the economies started diverging. Click the video news report.

The IMF stands by to help Venezuela once it's decided who's in charge

The power struggle in Venezuela is hampering international assistance to the crisis-struck South American nation... Click the video news report.

US-EU trade dispute heats up over Boeing and Airbus subsidies

The United States government has threatened to impose further tariffs of more than 11 billion dollars on products from the European Union in response to subsidies Brussels is paying to Airbus. A list of products subject to possible new tariffs includes Airbus planes and related products in the aviation sector, but also food products ranging from swordfish and salmon to cheese, olive oil and wines. The EU, meanwhile, has sued the US for subsidies paid to Airbus rival Boeing. The World Trade Organization says both parties have broken global trade rules by subsidizing Boeing and Airbus.

UK working class riled up over Brexit

The mainstream UK press has for the most part abandoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Meanwhile, anger has been boiling over in the United Kingdom after leaders again agreed to extend Brexit-this time to October 31. Click the video news report.

What is ethical hacking and what is it doing for cybersecurity?

Hackers today are capable of stealing your bank details in seconds by simply holding your debit card to their phone.... Click the video news report.

China - Russia hoarding gold, not dollars

China continues its gold-buying spree in anticipation of the US dollar's demise as the global reserve currency. Professor Richard Wolff joins Rick Sanchez to discuss what this means about shifting US standing in the world. Click the video news report.

Brexit: Theresa May updates MPs on 31 October delay

Theresa May is briefing the House of Commons on her agreement with EU leaders to delay Brexit by more than six months. The new deadline of 31 October means the UK is likely to have to hold European Parliament elections in May. The prime minister promised to pursue an "orderly" Brexit, saying it was her "priority" to deliver it. Earlier, Labour welcomed the delay, promising to work with the government to "break the impasse" in Parliament.  Click the video for more informations.

Brexit is bad news for the Netherlands: Dutch finance minister | Street Signs Europe

Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra tells CNBC Brexit is a "soap opera" and a "tragedy," and discusses proposals to change the way the EU makes decision. Click the video news report.

EU : EP President Tajani on Brexit: Press conference

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani holds a press conference on Brexit in Brussels on Wednesday, April 10. European leaders gather in Brussels for a Special European Council summit on the UK's departure from the European Union (Art. 50). Tajani, a pronounced opponent of Brexit, asserted that a no-deal Brexit would hurt the UK the most, but would also have damaging consequences for the EU as well. Nevertheless, the President of the EP also stated that the Brexit date could only be delayed by "a maximum of several weeks" - not exceeding the end of June. Click the video news report.

London introduces Ultra Low Emission Zone to combat air pollution

An Ultra Low Emission Zone has been introduced in London by the mayor, Sadiq Kahn. With nearly 1000 people hospitalised due to asthma in the capital each year, the move aims to reduce traffic in the city centre. ... Click the video news report.

EU stands 'fully behind Ireland' on Brexit, according to chief negotiator

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said the EU would stand "fully behind Ireland" whatever the outcome... Click the video nes report.

The World's BIGGEST Airport opens - New Istanbul Airport

The World's Biggest Airport - New Istanbul Airport is fully operational from 6th April 2019. All existing flight operations from current Ataturk Airport will be moved to the new Istanbul Airport. Click the video news report.

The Difference Between The Stock Market And The Economy

Each day, investors are treated to news about the economy and information about how the stock market has done recently. It can be very difficult to process what's going on because at any given moment in time, there may be very little correlation between how things are going in the real world and how prices are acting on Wall Street. Click the video news report.

Trump lashes out at Germany over military budget | DW News

NATO is marking its 70th birthday today. The military alliance was created to protect Europe from threats from the Soviet Union. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO has been redefining itself. Its 29 member states - and Germany in particular - have come under mounting pressure from Washington since President Donald Trump took office. He has demanded other NATO allies increase their spending on military budgets. At a press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump reiterated complaints about German Chancellor Angela Merkel and about Germany failing to meet targets of spending 2 percent of GDP on defense.

Trump says he'll close the border with Mexico or 'tariff their cars'

U.S. President Donald Trump continued his threat to close the border with Mexico, but added that if Mexico doesn't stop what he says is an influx of drugs into the U.S., he'll "tariff their cars." He also said finding a way to stop illegal immigration and ending the trafficking of drugs through the U.S.-Mexico border is "more important" to him than the USMCA.

Eurozone WARNING: Economy 'NOT resilient enough' for financial crisis - Lagarde panic

THE eurozone economy is "not resilient enough" to withstand another financial crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned today. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the euro area is stronger now than it was during the last financial crash in 2008, but acknowledged more work needed to be done to protect the eurozone from "unexpected economic storms". Speaking at a conference at the Bank of France in Paris, she said: "It is not resilient enough. "Its banking system is safer, but not safe enough. "Its economic well-being is greater overall, but the benefits of growth are not shared enough." Click the video news report.

JICA - Metro Manila subway to form north-south backbone of PH capital

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has committed to give 200 billion yen to the Philippines in 2018 in support of the government's Build, Build, Build program. Click the video news report.

Turkey local elections: Setback for Erdogan in big cities - BBC

The party of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lost control of the capital, Ankara, in local elections in a setback after 16 years in power. The opposition is also ahead in the contest for mayor of the largest city, Istanbul, the election commission says. Nationally, the president's AKP-led alliance has won more than 51% of the vote in the municipal elections. But the AKP is challenging the results in the capital and Istanbul - seen as the greatest electoral prize. The vote, considered a verdict on Mr Erdogan's rule, has been taking place during an economic downturn. Click the video news report.

Saudi Aramco now the most profitable company in the world

Jared Blikre of Yahoo Finance reports on Saudi Aramco's net income of $111 billion dollars in 2018 and where they are looking to invest in the future. Click the video news report.

Political shakeup in oil-rich Guyana

RT America's Michele Greenstein joins Scottie Nell Hughes to explain how oil discoveries have reignited a long-standing border disputes between Guyana and Venezuela and have led to unexpected changes in Guyanese parliament through a "no confidence" vote that has appealed at the Caribbean Court of Justice.  Click the video news report.

Scientists campaign to ban lethal robots production | Al Jazeera

Scientists and activists are calling for a ban on making robots that could kill humans, which some tech companies are racing to develop. But that call hasn't been met with a blanket "yes", especially from some players in the Artificial Intelligence industry. So far, the United States and Russia have resisted signing up to the ban.

EU divisions over Venezuela crisis

Parliament Socialist group abstains for first time in vote on EU position... Click the video news report.

How to deal with China? EU divided over Belt and Road initiative

France's President welcomed Xi Jinping for a state visit where the host decided to call for backup. After the easy part - the state banquet, the signing of mega-deals - Emmanuel Macron invited German chancellor Angela Merkel flanked by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Better than an EU-China summit, four around the table meant getting down to it, on the Belt and Road initiative. Are critics right to call it a debt trap? Is it any different than being beholden by US giants?

MPs reject all 8 different Brexit options

MPs have voted against all eight options under the indicative votes process. Notably this means that the UK will not the European Union without a deal on April 12. As well as rejecting the notion of a confirmatory public vote, therefore meaning no motion would be put to the public to vote on in regards to a Brexit deal. A notion put forward by Ken Clarke to negotiate a 'permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU' was narrowly voted against by just 8 votes.

Deals and diplomacy: European leaders meet China's Xi | DW News

Following a string of meetings in some of Europe's major capitals, Chinese president Xi Jinping is in Paris for talks with the European Union. His host, France's Emmanuel Macron, along with the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker and Germany's Angela Merkel, are trying to find a common approach to China's rapid economic expansion, which has led to agressive investment in Europe and the takeover of numerous companies by Chinese competitors.

Big infrastructure push in the Philippines

In 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched the "Build. Build. Build" strategy. As part of the massive infrastructure project, leaders from China and the Philippines are set to sign a deal on a 600-kilometer railway project, which will run from Manila to Matnog in Sorsogon. The Philippines plans to spend around 180 billion U.S. dollars on over 75 flagship projects until 2022. That includes six new airports, nine railway lines, three bus rapid transits, 32 roads and bridges, and four seaports. Click the video news report.

China, Philippines lift ties to strategic cooperative partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte attended a joint news conference on Tuesday, agreeing to upgrade their relations to a strategic cooperative partnership. Click the video news  report.

How to prepare for the next global recession | The Economist

A decade after the global recession, the world's economy is vulnerable again. Ryan Avent, our economics columnist, considers how the next recession might happen-and what governments can do about it Click the video news report.

Is this the quote that sums up Brexit? Raw Politics

Lithuania's Dalia GrybauskaitÄ— spoke for many with her incomprehension over the UK's policy goals.... Click the video news report.

What Will Happen to Humans Before 2050?

If you ever dream of being able to see the future, this video is something just for you. Nowadays you don't need to be a psychic to predict the future, sometimes it's enough to just analyze the present. Here're the events that are planned to happen or will probably happen by the year 2050. Click the video  presented to you by Bright Side.

Self-Driving Cars Won't Save Cities - by PolyMatter

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