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Women's apparel, furniture sales lead 7.9% rise in US holiday retail sales: MasterCard

The 2015 US holiday season witnessed an encouraging growth of 7.9 percent, says MasterCard. Women's apparel and furniture sales helped the overall sales volume to swell. The growth rate in 2014 holiday season was 5.5 percent.

Dec 29, 2015 09:11 AM EST


Oil price slid below $37; fell over 11% this month

Oil price again fell below $37 per barrel and is trading 11 percent lower in December. The slump in Chinese demand and oversupply situation in the global oil market are keeping pressure on oil prices. The shale production in the US is easing off in the wake of continuous drop in oil price.

Dec 29, 2015 07:34 AM EST


Russia Says Saudi Arabia Destabilized Oil Market

Continuous plunge of oil price has created an unrest in oil production countries. Russia says the act of Saudi Arabia in increasing its production to flood the market is the main cause of oil price turmoil.

Dec 28, 2015 10:15 PM EST


China Telecom boss Chang Xiaobing under scrutiny

China Telecom's Chief Executive Chang Xiaobing is the latest catch in Chinese government's anti-graft drive. Xiaobing is facing probe over his role in a violation of discipline. It's learnt that more than 70 top officials from state-run firms are facing investigation over anti-corruption charges. After cracking down on aviation and automobile companies, Chinese anti-corruption regulator is probing into telecom sector.

Dec 29, 2015 09:16 AM EST


Trading suspension in Shkreli's drug company

Martin Shkreli episode is witnessing a series of developments after his arrest. California University has canceled its coordination plan on the drug trial. The stock trading was also suspended. The stock price rose from below $1 a share to about $40 during the short span of Shkreli's tenure.

Dec 29, 2015 09:24 AM EST


Japan stocks rise on steady US futures

The Japanese stocks gained marginally on stable US equity-index futures in the first session of the last trading week of 2015. Ending its longest run of weekly losses in the past two years, the Topix index also moved up. Samsung Group stocks weighed on South Korea's Kospi index pulling it lower.

Dec 29, 2015 08:23 AM EST


Colombia Claim Spanish Treasure Ship Sunk in 1708

San Jose, the jewel of Spanish crown sunk in 1708 in Colombia coast. After years of claim with American group, Colombia recently announced that it has found the shipwreck last month.

Dec 28, 2015 10:24 PM EST


Iran exports news halts 3-week run of price rise for oil

The trouble-hit Iran has reiterated that it'll take the exports to the pre-sanctions level after the sanctions are lifted. This has curbed the three-week streak of oil price rise. The oil price rose encouraging for the first time since April.

Dec 28, 2015 09:21 PM EST


Wrong Direction: Malaysian Airlines flight took a detour

Malaysian Airlines flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur flew in a slight detour during their christmas day flight. No accident occur during the event as the pilot managed to inform the ground control and stay under the radar all the time.

Dec 28, 2015 09:26 PM EST


Texas Cuts Funding for F1 Racing, But FIA Wants More Race in U.S.

Texas governor cut the funding to Formula One race in its state. On the other hand, the Formula One governing body wishes to have more race in U.S.

Dec 28, 2015 10:02 PM EST


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