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19.08.2016

Uber launches Taxi without driver

Uber enters the unmanned car's potential market. The private taxi service operated via app opens in the USA, in Pittsburgh, the first fleet of black cars to autonomous driving. For the marked car sharing, it will be a novelty, because so far had been groups such as Google, Apple, Fiat and Ford have attempted to innovate. It does with Volvo, although the agreement is not exclusive, and at least in this first phase a "human" controller will oversee the journey sitting in the driving seat.

 
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18.08.2016

UK: shopping doesn't feel Brexit effects

The British return to shopping, driving out the concerns for Brexit. In July, retail sales in the UK in terms of volume, that is based on the amount of goods purchased, they showed a sharp rise of 1.4% on-month from -0.9% the previous month. The figure was better than expected by analysts who had expected a much more modest increase of 0.2%. According to the Office for National Statistics, retail sales on year showed an increase of 5.9% compared to + 4.3% unrevised from the previous month. Also in this case the data is higher than the consensus of + 4.2%.

 
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18.08.2016

Moody's: US election 2016 risky for global growth

US November elections are a risk to the global economy. To say it is Moody's in a report entitled "Global Macro Outlook 2016-17 - Emerging market outlook stabilizes, while political risks take center stage". "A shift in US policy which would contribute to weakening the current architecture of global trade and security could have a detrimental impact on global confidence and growth, and we would push to revise our estimates. Despite a global framework for growth to be stabilizing, there are a number of risks to the global economic outlook and the most immediate is associated with the American elections ".

 
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18.08.2016

World: natural disasters caused $71 billion damage in first half 2016

Natural disasters and those caused by man have recorded 6,000 deaths worldwide and caused damage amounting to 71 billion dollars in the first half 2016: 36% more than the previous year. These are the results of the Sigma study released today by the Swiss insurance group Swiss Re. Only natural disasters have caused damage to 68 billion dollars, an increase of 48% compared to 2015. The figure is still well below the average of the last 10 years, which amounted to $ 102 billion while the number of deaths falling.

 
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17.08.2016

5 Reasons Why Gold Will Continue To Climb

With an increase of more than 25% since the beginning of the year, gold has continued to climb and will probably not stop there.

 
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17.08.2016

Social support: 25% of Swiss waiver on asking

In Switzerland, one in four people between those entitled to social support, resigns. This was revealed by a study of the High Bernese specialized school reported in the Rsi. The phenomenon, which also affects the Ticino, does not necessarily translate into savings for cantonal cashes.

 
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17.08.2016

Technical analysis : NZD/USD surges to 0.73

The Kiwi surged mid-Tuesday against the US Dollar, as the currency exchanged rate traded at 0.7295 by 11:15 GMT, compared the opening rate of 0.7212. The rate is most likely to continue to surge at least 40 pips in the near future, as it faces only the upper Bollinger band at 0.7312 until it would reach the 0.7337 level, where the weekly R1 is located at. In addition, the surge was and still is supported by the daily and weekly aggregate technical indicators. Moreover, the pair is still in an ascending channel pattern, as it rebounded against the lower trend line on July 25 at 0.6997. 

 
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17.08.2016

Pokemon Go vs Netflix and Facebook: who will win the challenge

Pokemon Go is certainly the game of summer 2016 and the overall success has attracted the attention of social media experts to evaluate their effects, whereas so far as many as 100 million people in the world to have the download completes. The Canadian magazine Global News has therefore commissioned Ipsos survey to understand the level of Pokemon Go pervasiveness leisure of his countrymen: the Nintendo app is competing directly with other pastimes such as Netflix or Facebook.

 
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16.08.2016

Switzerland: people want 1000-CHF banknotes

The Swiss people want more and more the 1000-franc note. In May they have been put into circulation with a value of 45 billion, twice 10 years ago. The director of the Cantonal Bank of Geneva, interviewed by Matin Dimanche, links the phenomenon to the fears associated with the introduction of negative interest rates on deposits. "Rather than seeing their savings erode, more and more customers prefer to dispose of their assets in bank notes that are kept in a safe or at home," explains Blaise Goetschin.

 
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16.08.2016

Soros leaves gold and doubles down against S&P 500

Any decision on finance by the tycoon George Soros never goes unnoticed. As reported by the mandatory reporting to the US exchange, Soros Fund Management LLC, the fund managed by the entrepreneur 86-year-old,  has increased its short position in the S & P 500, the benchmark index of US stocks, accumulating put options corresponding to approximately 4 million shares , almost double the 2.1 million shares held on 31 March. Hard to say if it's real short positions, as they may be simple hedging positions (hedging) of equity securities. The fact is that an indication that we can deduce is quite clear: the expert does not expect an imminent for the US stock market rally.

 
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