Sweden Starts Testing of World’s First Blockchain-Based National Cryptocurrency

Sweden Starts Testing of World’s First Blockchain-Based National Cryptocurrency

Stockholm’s move comes amid growing concerns among governments, central banks and even intelligence agencies that cryptocurrencies could pose a major threat to traditional global financial structures and institutions backed by the dollar. Sweden’s Riksbank central bank has announced plans for...
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Morgan Stanley Buys E-Trade For $13 Billion

Morgan Stanley Buys E-Trade For $13 Billion

Tired of being outmaneuvered by its formidable longtime rival, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley has epically one-upped the Vampire Squid with a deal to buy E*Trade Financial Corp. in what would be the largest takeover by major US bank since the...
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Japanese Scientists: Enhancement of Excess Thermal Power in Interaction of Nano-Metal and H(D)

Japanese Scientists: Enhancement of Excess Thermal Power in Interaction of Nano-Metal and H(D)

A new paper has been posted on the ResearchGate website by a Japanese team of scientists led by Osaka University professor emeritus Akito Takahashi, reporting successful production of excess heat from nano-metal and hydrogen/deuterium gas experimental systems....
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EU Auto Registrations Plunge Into Abyss

EU Auto Registrations Plunge Into Abyss

For months we have been commenting about how the global auto market is mired in recession. Most recently, we have been highlighting how China, one of the world’s largest economies and auto markets, has been exacerbating things with terrible sales numb...
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Franklin Resources To Purchase Legg Mason, Forming $1.5 Trillion AUM Giant

Franklin Resources To Purchase Legg Mason, Forming $1.5 Trillion AUM Giant

Franklin Resources To Purchase Legg Mason, Forming $1.5 Trillion Assets Under Management Giant Franklin Resources Inc. announced Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Legg Mason, Inc. for $50 per share, or about $4.5 billion, in...
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Alstom is buying Bombardier rail unit for up to $6.7 billion

Alstom is buying Bombardier rail unit for up to $6.7 billion

France’s Alstom SA has agreed to buy the rail division of Canada’s Bombardier Inc for up to 6.2 billion euros ($6.7 billion) to create the world’s No. 2 train manufacturer and better take on Chinese leader CRRC Corp. The cash...
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China sets up wartime measures in Wuhan, send 25,000 medical personnel

China sets up wartime measures in Wuhan, send 25,000 medical personnel

China Sends 25,000 Medical Personnel To Hubei As War Time Conditions Take Effect. 1,716 medical workers have been infected. China has sent new 217 medical rescue groups totaling 25,633 personnel to Hubei province to fight the outbreak. New wartime level quara...
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Xiaomi launched Mi 10 and MI 10 PRO with 108 MPix camera

Xiaomi launched Mi 10 and MI 10 PRO with 108 MPix camera

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is the Chinese manufacturer’s brand-new high-end device, offering premium specs all around, including Qualcomm’s new top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset and a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with FHD+ resolution. In t...
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Airbus steamrolled Boeing with record jet deliveries

Airbus steamrolled Boeing with record jet deliveries

Boeing’s European rival Airbus wants to break its own record and bring aircraft deliveries to a new all-time high in 2020, as the American planemaker continues to struggle with the aftermath of the 737 MAX crisis. Airbus’s clients received a...
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Spy Agencies Secretly Owned World’s Top Maker of Encryption Devices

Spy Agencies Secretly Owned World’s Top Maker of Encryption Devices

The US and West German intelligence agencies clandestinely owned the world’s leading manufacturer of encryption devices, Swiss-based Crypto AG, enjoying throughout the Cold War direct access to closely guarded secrets of more than 120 countries, the Washingt...
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T-Mobile Wins Court Approval for $26.5 Billion Sprint Deal

T-Mobile Wins Court Approval for $26.5 Billion Sprint Deal

T-Mobile US Inc. won court approval for its $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint Corp., defeating a state-led lawsuit that sought to block the industry-altering wireless deal. Shares of Sprint soared 66% to $7.95. The decision by a district judge in Manhattan...
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Less than 20% of employees expected to return to work in mainland China

Less than 20% of employees expected to return to work in mainland China

Less than 20% of Chinese factory employees would return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break due to the coronavirus outbreak, and many components plants in China have decided not to restart production until February 25 despite being...
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15,000 years old carvings of scores of animals unearthed in Spanish cave

15,000 years old carvings of scores of animals unearthed in Spanish cave

In a discovery that local media have dubbed the ‘Catalan Altamira’, an extraordinary trove of 15,000-year-old carvings, depicting dozens of animals, has been found in a cave in northeast Spain’s Tarragona region. Around 100 carvings of animals including ...
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Phillipines’ Duterte to Order Termination of Defence Agreement With United States

Phillipines’ Duterte to Order Termination of Defence Agreement With United States

Since his election in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has reshaped the relationship between the Philippines and the United States: in late January 2019 he reportedly threatened to end a 1999 military agreement with Washington after it cancelled a tourist visa....
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Israeli Attack On Damascus Put At Risk Civilian Flight With 172 Passengers On Board

Israeli Attack On Damascus Put At Risk Civilian Flight With 172 Passengers On Board

On February 6th, the passenger plane, which landed at the time of the Israeli attack near Damascus, almost came under fire from Syria, the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov said. According to the general, after 2...
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