(FT) Saudi oil attacks: Donald Trump and Iran need to de-escalate

Following the quick heightening of tensions between the US and Iran after a devastating attack on a Saudi oil refinery, The Financial Times’ deputy editor Roula Khalaf argues that both Donald Trump and Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei must go back to the negotiating table and de-escalate what could be a full blown oil … Continue reading (FT) Saudi oil attacks: Donald Trump and Iran need to de-escalate

(Reuters) China’s slowdown deepens; industrial output growth falls to 17-1/2 year low

(Reuters) BEIJING (Reuters) – The slowdown in China’s economy deepened in August, with growth in industrial production at its weakest 17-1/2 years amid spreading pain from a trade war with the United States and softening domestic demand.FILE PHOTO: A worker looks on in front of a blast furnace at the Chongqing Iron and Steel plant … Continue reading (Reuters) China’s slowdown deepens; industrial output growth falls to 17-1/2 year low

(JN) S&P melhora perspetiva do rating de Portugal

(JN) A agência de notação financeira reviu esta sexta-feira em alta a perspetiva para o rating da República Portuguesa. O Ministério das Finanças congratulou-se com a decisão, destacando o benefício que traz às condições de financiamento do Estado, das famílias e das empresas. O Ministério das Finanças congratulou-se com a decisão, destacando o benefício que … Continue reading (JN) S&P melhora perspetiva do rating de Portugal

(ZH) DOJ Accuses JPMorgan’s Precious Metals Trading Desk Of Being A Criminal Enterprise

(ZH) Who would have thought that JPMorgan’s precious metals trading desk is the functional equivalent of the mafia, and that its one-time leader, Blythe Masters, was the mafia’s don?  Well, almost everyone who didn’t mind being designated a conspiracy theorist for years. And now comes vindication, because this has just been confirmed by the DOJ, … Continue reading (ZH) DOJ Accuses JPMorgan’s Precious Metals Trading Desk Of Being A Criminal Enterprise

(ZH) Older iPhones Reported ‘Breaking’ After Apple Unveils iPhone 11

(ZH) Right after Apple announced the iPhone 11, numerous owners of older iPhones began to report device malfunctions reminiscent of a 2017 debacle in which the company admitted slowing the performance of older phones – ‘officially’ in order to extend their battery life.  At the time, Apple said in a statement that it had “never – and … Continue reading (ZH) Older iPhones Reported ‘Breaking’ After Apple Unveils iPhone 11

O.P. (ECO) “Estamos confiantes” que a SIC manterá liderança “durante muito tempo”, diz CEO da Impresa

O.P. A SIC recupera o 1o lugar e mostra o seu novo poder financeiro e bem como arrasa a concorrência em qualidade de programas. Estão a voar à frente dos outros. Dá muito prazer em ver. E dá prazer em ver que Filho de Peixe Sabe Nadar. Parabéns Francisco Pedro Balsemão. Francisco ( Abouaf) de … Continue reading O.P. (ECO) “Estamos confiantes” que a SIC manterá liderança “durante muito tempo”, diz CEO da Impresa

(FR) Saudi Arabia faces weeks without full oil production

(FR) London/Tehran/Riyadh | Saudi Arabia faces weeks without full crude and gas production capacity after Saturday’s attack on the world’s most important oil facility. While some officials in the kingdom have sought to reassure oil markets that production will come back quickly, people briefed on the matter say it could take far longer to restore output to its … Continue reading (FR) Saudi Arabia faces weeks without full oil production

(Mish) Oil Shock, Crude Surges 20%, Treasuries Untouched: One Is Wrong, Which One?

(Mish) In the wake of the attack on Saudi Arabia, crude futures jumped as much as 20%. Treasury yields are flat. One is wrong! Oil Futures Up 20% The Financial Times reports Oil prices jump 20% After Attacks Halve Saudi Output. This is in the wake of a Saudi Oilfield Attack over the weekend. Questions Abound By Yemen, … Continue reading (Mish) Oil Shock, Crude Surges 20%, Treasuries Untouched: One Is Wrong, Which One?

V.I. (Atlantic) The U.S. Is About to Do Something Big on Hong Kong

(Atlantic) Protests there have demonstrated the enduring appeal of American values and power. But can Washington live up to that promise? Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, the David to China’s Goliath, is calling out to the land of the free for help—and help may be on the way. The question is whether it will be … Continue reading V.I. (Atlantic) The U.S. Is About to Do Something Big on Hong Kong

(OBS) Ajuda externa: Portugal reembolsa antecipadamente 2 milhões de euros

(OBS) A FEEF aprovou a solicitação de Portugal para reembolsar antecipadamente dois mil milhões de euros. O presidente do Mecanismo Europeu de Estabilidade confirma posição de liquidez confortável do país.Partilhe O Conselho de Administração do Fundo Europeu de Estabilização Financeira (FEEF) aprovou esta quinta-feira a solicitação de Portugal para reembolsar antecipadamente dois mil milhões de … Continue reading (OBS) Ajuda externa: Portugal reembolsa antecipadamente 2 milhões de euros

(OBS) 10 de Outubro de 1999: o Bloco e o dia mais negro da democracia portuguesa – Miguel Granja

(OBS) O que aconteceu à nossa democracia foi o 10 de Outubro de 1999: com eleição do Bloco começou a feroz colonização de universidades, escolas, redacções de imprensa, de todas as “fábricas da palavra”. No início do milénio, eu, já firmemente ateu, estudava filosofia numa universidade católica e, fosse por imperativos de formação, vocação ou … Continue reading (OBS) 10 de Outubro de 1999: o Bloco e o dia mais negro da democracia portuguesa – Miguel Granja

(Yahoo) London Stock Exchange rejects £32bn Hong Kong takeover bid

(Yahoo) The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) has unanimously rejected a takeover bid from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) (0388.HK). LSE said in a statement on Friday lunchtime that the board had “considered the unsolicited, preliminary, and highly conditional proposal” and concluded it has “fundamental flaws.” “The Board has fundamental concerns about the key … Continue reading (Yahoo) London Stock Exchange rejects £32bn Hong Kong takeover bid

(Reuters) Trump reverses course, seeks negative rates from Fed ‘boneheads’

(Reuters) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the “boneheads” at the Federal Reserve to push interest rates down into negative territory, a move reluctantly used by other world central banks to battle weak economic growth that risks punishing savers and banks’ earnings in the process. Trump, in a pair of … Continue reading (Reuters) Trump reverses course, seeks negative rates from Fed ‘boneheads’

(Yahoo) Why Portugal should be part of your next Europe trip

(Yahoo) With only 15 weeks till Christmas, many of us are locking in our end-of-year travel plans, and as per usual, Europe is a popular destination amongst a lot of Aussies. Paris, Venice, Amsterdam and Budapest often quickly cross the minds of eager holiday lovers, but there’s another city that could make for a unique … Continue reading (Yahoo) Why Portugal should be part of your next Europe trip

(Forbes) A Cozier Side of Portugal: Casa de São Lourenço

(Forbes) “We look for something unique that could be something beautiful,” says João Tomás, “and something that we can’t let die.” And so, he and his wife, Isabel Costa, have devoted their energy in recent years to rescuing and preserving luxurious pieces of history. They say their new hotel, Casa de São Lourenço is part of their … Continue reading (Forbes) A Cozier Side of Portugal: Casa de São Lourenço

M.P.O. Da falta de transparência de uns políticos e da ignorância de outros

M.P.O. Nunca ninguém explicou aos Europeus, e neste caso, o Chanceler Kholl, nunca explicou aos Alemães, que adotar o euro faria da Alemanha o de longe o seu  maior beneficiário  e que isso daria à Alemanha responsabilidades especiais em momentos de crise, para a sobrevivência da União Europeia.Tenho sempre a impressão que a maior parte … Continue reading M.P.O. Da falta de transparência de uns políticos e da ignorância de outros