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wallstreet-aug31_13nov18.jpg After initially moving to the upside, stocks have shown a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Tuesday. The major averages have spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

amnesty-international-111318.jpg Amnesty International has revoked its highest honor awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi nine years ago over the Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims, and failure to speak out for the victims. The London-based global human rights watchdog honored Suu Kyi in 2009 when the Nobel Peace laureate was living under house arrest for fightin

israeli-central-bank-111318.jpg The Bank of Israel has been recommended not to issue central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the near future. The recommendation comes from an interdepartmental team formed in November 2017 to explore the feasibility of issuing CBDC. The team was established by the Central Bank Governor Dr. Karnit Flug.

accenture-digitalasset-111318.jpg Technology consultant Accenture has teamed up with New York-based financial technology firm Digital Asset to use their blockchain platform for managing software licenses throughout their lifecycle. The new software license management tool uses Digital Asset's smart contract language, DAML, to manage software license events from origination to purchase, facilitating tracking, usage and audit.

flipkart-ceo-111318.jpg Retail giant Walmart Inc. and its India-based e-commerce site Flipkart said Tuesday that Binny Bansal has resigned as chief executive officer of Flipkart Group, effective immediately. Bansal's decision to step down follows an independent investigation done on behalf of Flipkart and Walmart into an allegation of "serious personal misconduct." Bansal has strongly denied the allegation.

kyrstensinema-111318.jpg Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has won a tightly contested Senate election in Arizona with a lead of 1.7 percent of votes over her Republican rival Congresswoman Martha McSally, R-Ariz. Sinema initially trailed McSally on election night but climbed into the lead as more votes were counted.

michigan-111318.jpg The State of Michigan declared that cryptocurrencies cannot be used as donations to political campaigns. The important ruling was made by Michigan's Department of State while replying to a letter sent by a Republican candidate who lost in the mid term election. William Baker, who sought election to the Michigan House of Representatives to represent District 60, was defeated by incumbent Jon Hoad

uk-unempo-031517_13nov18.jpg Britain's unemployment increased and the net pay growth was the fastest in nearly a decade during the September quarter, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Tuesday. The UK unemployment rate rose slightly in the three months to September to 4.1 percent. In the past two months, the ILO jobless rate was steady at 4 percent, which was the lowest level since 1975.

wallstreet-nov13.jpg Treasury Budget, expected to be in the red, will be the major focus on Tuesday. Investors are keenly awaiting Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's speech on Wednesday. The latest changes in the trade war situation in China also gets attention.

tyson-foods-111318.jpg Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) reported fourth-quarter adjusted net income per share attributable to Tyson of $1.58 compared to $1.43, prior year. The company noted that the lower enacted tax rates positively impacted the fourth quarter adjusted EPS by $0.20. On average, 14 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters...

bitcoinconfiscated-oct29_13nov18.jpg The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission or CFTC fined Joseph Kim of Phoenix, Arizona around $1.146 million for a fraudulent bitcoin and litecoin scheme. In addition, Kim was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment on related criminal charges filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

vodafone-051617_13nov18.jpg British telecom giant Vodafone Group Plc reported Tuesday a hefty loss in its first half, compared to prior year's profit, mainly reflecting impairment charges and weak revenues. Looking ahead for fiscal 2019, the company narrowed its EBITDA growth view, and said it sees organic service revenue growth to be slightly higher. Vodafone Shares were trading around 9 percent higher in London.

singaporeexchange-nov12.jpg Singapore Exchange Limited joined with the Monetary Authority of Singapore to leverage blockchain technology for settlement of tokenized assets. In a statement, SGX said they have developed Delivery versus Payment or DvP capabilities for the settlement of tokenized assets across different blockchain platforms. DvP is a settlement procedure where securities and monies are simultaneously exchanged.

german-zew-111318.jpg German investor confidence improved in November, defying expectations for further weakness, survey data from the ZEW showed on Tuesday. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to -24.1 from -24.7 in October, the Mannheim-based think tank said. Economists had forecast a score of -25.9. In September, the score was -10.6.

asian-up_13nov18.jpg European stocks were moving higher on Tuesday as the U.S. and China resumed trade talks and investors waited to see if the Italian government would submit a revised 2019 budget to the European Union by midnight. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has resumed discussions with his Chinese counterpart,...

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