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InterContinental Hotels Group plc (IHG, IHG.L) said it will remove plastic straws from its global estate by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries. According to the UK-based company, it has already removed plastic...

Japan will on Monday release final August numbers for industrial production, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Little change is expected from the previous reading for a 0.6 percent monthly gain and a 0.7 percent yearly increase...


A Turkish court on Friday ordered American pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from house arrest, drawing praise from President Donald Trump. Brunson was convicted of terror-related charges but will be allowed to leave Turkey due to good behavior...


European stocks fell slightly on Monday to hover near a 22-month low as investors watched Brexit developments and currency movements ahead of this week's European Union summit. A slew of other factors such as rising U.S. interest rates, concerns over...


Taylor Swift stole the 2018 American Music Awards night with a crowd-pumping show opening performance, followed by breaking the record for most AMA wins ever by a female artist. Winning four trophies each, she was the topper at this year along with...

esmacryptocurrency-oct08.jpg The European Securities and Markets Authority or ESMA has set aside around 1.11 million euros for monitoring fintech and crypto assets. In its 2019 Annual Work Program published last week, Paris-based ESMA said the budget is for the ongoing monitoring of retail investor trends, financial activities and innovation.
blockchainstellar-oct08.jpg Smartlands, a Stellar blockchain-based security tokenization platform, has partnered with Canadian real estate major Colliers International, aiming to create real estate-based security tokens. Under the deal, the companies will explore the possibilities of securitizing real estate assets and to jointly create a Stellar-based real estate tokenization project based on select properties of Colliers.
wallstreet-oct08.jpg Earlier market trends on U.S. Futures Index point to a lower opening for Wall Street. It is a lean day, as far economic announcements are concerned. Asian shares finished mostly lower, while European shares finished in the red.
germanyindustrialproduction-oct08.jpg Germany's industrial production declined unexpectedly in August on a notable weakness in construction, suggesting that the economy lost some momentum in the third quarter. Data from Destatis showed that industrial output slid 0.3 percent from July, confounding expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent. This was the third consecutive decline in output. Production had decreased 1.3 percent in Ju
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donald-j-trump1-101218.jpg Members of President Donald Trump's legal team are preparing answers to written questions submitted by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to multiple media reports. The questions provided by Mueller reportedly focus on allegations of collusion...
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dona-maria-101218.jpg A House race in a South Florida congressional district Democrats had targeted as an easy pickup in their bid take control of Congress is neck-and-neck, according to the results of a new Mason Dixon-Telemundo poll.
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U.K. stocks were little changed on Monday as investors watched Brexit developments ahead of this week's European Union summit. A slew of other factors such as rising U.S. interest rates, concerns over slowing Chinese growth and growing feud between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the disappearance...
Israeli social trading platform eToro has cut the costs of investing in cryptocurrencies on its platform in order to attract more retail investors and to promote mass adoption of cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology that underpins it. The cut in spread trade fees on all crypto-assets listed on the eToro platform will be effective immediately. Read More
As we head into another month of new drug approvals, it's time to take a look at some of the FDA-related news that grabbed headlines in September. Seeking to curb the sharp rise in the number of teens using e-cigarettes, the FDA, has expanded its Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, which was first introduced last April. Read More
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (RDY) announced Monday the receipt of approval for Aspirin and Extended-Release Dipyridamole Capsules, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Aggrenox (aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole) Capsules in the United... Read More
chineesefg-oct11.jpg The Chinese Government is planning to create national blockchain standards to give a fillip to the development of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the country, according to local news outlet chinamoneynetwork.com. Despite the Chinese government's aversion to cryptocurrency, the nation has been using blockchain technology more than the U.S.
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Economic Calendar
10/15/18 6:0Trade BalanceAUG Ireland
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FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
01/05/19ACORINBRIJA (NDA)FDA decision on INBRIJA as a treatment for symptoms of OFF periods in people with Parkinson’s disease taking a carbidopa/levodopa regimen.
12/31/18PTLAAndexxa Prior Approval Supplement FDA decision on Andexxa for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban, when reversal of anticoagulation is needed
12/24/18RHHBYBaloxavir Marboxil (NDA)FDA decision on Baloxavir Marboxil for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated influenza in people 12 years and older
12/21/18SHPG, SHP.LPrucalopride (NDA)FDA decision on Prucalopride as a potential once-daily treatment option for chronic idiopathic constipation in adults
12/20/18JAZZSolriamfetol (NDA)FDA decision on Solriamfetol for the treatment of excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea
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