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draghi-042618.jpg Eurozone growth momentum has softened since the start of the year, but is expected to remain solid and broad-based, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Thursday. "This moderation may in part reflect a pull-back from the high pace of growth observed at the end of last year, while temporary factors may also be at work," Draghi said in the introductory statement.

macron-trump-nucleardeal-042618.jpg French President Emmanuel Macron said his efforts to convince his American counterpart Donald Trump of the importance to stay put in a nuclear deal that US-led major powers signed with Iran in 2015 has apparently failed. "My view -- I don't know what your President will decide -- is that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons," Macron told reporters in Washington on Wednesda

noob-crypto-042618.jpg In crypto sphere, a NOOB is someone who is new to the cryptocurrency world and inexperienced in the ways of it. The NOOB would have little knowledge of the different cryptocurrencies, their venues, discussion forums and the slang used.

ronny-l-jackson-042418.jpg Facing allegations of misconduct, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, M.D., announced Thursday he is withdrawing his nomination to be Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The withdrawal comes as Jackson, who has served as a White House physician since 2006, has been accused of creating a toxic...

philippines-crypto-exchanges-042618.jpg The Philippine government for the first time has granted permission to operate cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) is about to issue license to 10 platforms for Blockchain and cryptocurrency companies to operate in the exclusive Economic Zone to take advantage of tax perks while generating employment, Reuters reported. "They are Japanese, Hong Kong, Ma

wallstreet-112014_26apr18.jpg With traders reacting positively to the latest earnings and economic news, stocks have moved notably higher in morning trading on Thursday. The major averages have all climbed firmly into positive territory after ending the previous session mixed.

crypto-roundup-042618.jpg Bitcoin continued to trend lower Thursday, while some main altcoins recovered likely due to profit-taking and FUD. A South Korean mining giant reportedly is the suitor for the crypto exchange Bitstamp. One of the top three credit rating agencies has said that blockchain is a "game-changing technology" for the insurance industry. And a leading brokerage placed its ad in the blockchain.

ameritrade-blockchain-ad-042618.jpg Online broker TD Ameritrade is perhaps the first brand to place an advertisement on its landing page using blockchain technology. It has imprinted its flag and name using ASCII art on the Bitcoin permanent ledger with the title saying "Greetings from the Blockchain." The company has embedded its flag and its name on the page using a series of transactions on blockchain.

george-h-w-bush-042618.jpg Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved out of the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement on Wednesday. McGrath said Bush has been moved to a regular patient room and is expected to continue his recovery there for several more days.

fitchratings-042618.jpg Prominent credit rating agency Fitch Ratings thinks blockchain is a "game-changing technology" for the insurance industry over the long term. In a report published Wednesday, titled "Blockchain and Insurance —The Trust Machine," Fitch Ratings assessed the potential benefits and risks of blockchain's application to the insurance industry. Benefits could range from significantly reduced operating

durable-goods-orders-042618.jpg Reflecting another jump in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the month of March. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders surged up by 2.6 percent.

joblessclaims-042618.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to their lowest level in nearly five decades in the week ended April 21st, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims dropped to 209,000.

wallstreet-112814_26apr18.jpg Stocks may move to the upside in early trading on Thursday following the lackluster performance in the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 55 points.

ecb2-042618.jpg The European Central Bank left its key interest rates, asset purchases and forward guidance unchanged on Thursday, amid softening growth momentum in the euro area. The Governing Council, led by ECB President Mario Draghi, left the key interest rates unchanged after the policy session in Frankfurt, in line with economists' expectations.

deutsche-bank-042618.jpg Shares of Deutsche Bank were losing around 2 percent in German trading after the banking giant reported lower profit and revenues in its first quarter with weakness in all segments, mainly Corporate & Investment Bank. Separately, the bank announced actions to reshape its Corporate & Investment Bank and additional cost-cutting measures, including job cuts.

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