Much of the probe is expected to focus on Zuma's relationship with the Guptas, a wealthy Indian family accused of wielding undue political influence. Zuma's successor as President, Cyril Ramaphosa , has vowed to crack down on government corruption , which he has admitted was a serious problem.
The S&P index recorded 41 new 52-week highs and no new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 148 new highs and 27 new lows. Seoul's Kospi rose 0.4 per cent, buoyed by tech firms as data showed robust chip exports, and Taiwan shares were 0.2 per cent higher.
Mr Kwan has committed offences under the Enlistment Act, and is liable to a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 years upon conviction". With a target on her back, she has to fend off catty socialites and hold her own against Nick's domineering mother (Michelle Yeoh) while remaining true to herself.
While not framed as a response to the president, the essay made clear that Kaplan sees Trump's $1.5 trillion in tax cuts and this year's budget deal as helping to drive unemployment down and inflation back to the Fed's 2.0-percent target, a view shared broadly at the Fed.
Highlighting the increased tensions, the USA embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara came under brief gunfire early on Monday by unknown assailants in an attack condemned by Erdogan's spokesman as a bid "to create chaos". "Turkey claims that the measures are inconsistent with a number of provisions of the WTO's Agreement on Safeguards and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994", said a statement on the WTO's website.
He pleaded to bank fraud , tax evasion and violations of campaign finance law. Cohen said that he made the campaign contribution " at the direction of a candidate for federal office ", meaning Trump . The trial of Manafort is now in its fourth week. Paul Manafort , 69, was a chief player within the Trump campaign in 2016, before leaving the campaign under pressure.
At the same time, he accused China and the European Union of currency manipulation. "It's likely that in either December or March the Fed will pause the rate hikes, not because of Trump's pressure but because it would be the right thing to do, with the funds rate approaching neutral and still likely no inflation threat", said Cornerstone Macro economist Roberto Perli.
In early August, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order which made the sanctions against Iran effective. Last month, France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told French newspaper Le Figaro that the United States had rejected a request from France for waivers for French companies operating in Iran.
Washington is prepared to impose more economic pain on Russia if it does not change its behaviour, Trump administration officials said on Tuesday, as USA lawmakers pushed for stronger measures to counteract "malign" Russian activities. But earlier this month, the United States, citing the Salisbury incident, imposed sanctions that, starting on August 22, will bar Russian Federation from buying sensitive US technology goods.
Trump has broken from the majority of Republicans on monetary policy with his support for low interest rates to stimulate the economy. This isn't the first time Trump has taken exception to the Fed's gradual interest-rate hikes. The Fed has been carefully and gradually raising rates over the past several years to keep inflation in check and to prevent the economy from overheating.
According to reports from TMZ and the Associated Press , Post's plane blew both of its tires shortly after takeoff on its way to the UK. The flight was diverted so it can burn off more fuel for a safer possible crash landing, a source told TMZ.
The Purchase, New York-based group will use cash on hand to fund the acquisition. The company is also experimenting with other non-bottled drinks, including Drinkfinity, which is sold in pods. SodaStream's shares have jumped 85 per cent this year after a 78 per cent increase in 2017 and have moved to $130 from $16.31 at the end of 2015. Earlier this month, SodaStream reported its strongest results in company history, a 31 per cent year-over-year jump in revenues to $172 million United ...
The ads play full-screen videos that are personalized to the user and feature content that would normally be posted on the recommended tab on the home page. The controversial test was first spotted by Cord Cutters News , after complaints surfaced on a Reddit thread . In a statement to ArsTecnica, Netflix said, "We are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes helps members discover stories they will enjoy faster".
For four straight weeks, USA trade czar Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo have held bilateral NAFTA talks while Canada has been absent from the bargaining table. Mexico wants to finalize a deal before President Enrique Pena Nieto leaves office on december 1 and his less trade-friendly replacement takes over.
Regardless of whether one agrees with Trump's negotiating tactics, Orava said, if the administration can land a good agreement on a new NAFTA, "it will validate their approach to USA trade policy is effective and generating results and worthwhile".
Ontario "left hundreds of Tesla Canada's customers in the unfair position of no longer being eligible for the rebate they had expected to receive when they ordered their vehicles, while purchasers of other brands and from other dealers will still receive the rebate during a transition period", Tesla said in its lawsuit.
Tesla executives have expressed concern at Elon Musk's use of the sleeping pill Ambien, reportedly suggesting it could account for his erratic tweeting and unusual behaviour. However, some board members have said it does not help him sleep but contributes to his late-night Twitter sessions, which often get him in trouble.
House of Fraser has told over 1,000 suppliers it will not pay money owed before 10 August, when Sports Direct bought the chain out of administration. " Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you from everyone at House of Fraser for your patience at this time". Others remained unsure whether or not they would be receiving their orders.
He said one had told him, "Stop quarterly reporting & go to a six month system". But moving away from reporting earnings every three months would be a much more dramatic change that would nearly certainly trigger resistance from shareholders who want transparency from the companies they invest in.
RAI state radio said authorities now believe there are no more missing in the bridge collapse after a German man called officials to say he wasn't involved in the disaster. More than half of the families of the victims of the bridge collapse have refused to take part in the state funeral. Authorities say several other bridge survivors are still hospitalized.
Brunson, an evangelical Christian pastor originally from North Carolina but a longtime resident of Turkey, was accused by the Turkish government of terrorist involvement and playing a role in the Turkish military's 2016 attempted coup to overthrow the government.
Defense Department. "Currently we do not have the information required to make ethically-informed decisions about our work, our projects, and our employment", they added. Hundreds of the company's employees have written to headquarters to protest the project, which they say raises "urgent moral and ethical questions". At the company meeting on Thursday, Pichai said that Google has been "very open about our desire to do more in China", and that the team "has been in an exploration stage for ...
The Nasdaq Composite dropped 60.88 points, or 0.77 per cent, to 7,810.02 at the opening bell. The Turkish lira stabilized as officials from Turkey and the USA said the countries are in talks to ease diplomatic tensions which have resulted in high tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.
President Trump has repeatedly demanded that Turkey free Andrew Brunson, who has been detained on espionage and terrorism-related charges. The lira , which has lost some 40 percent of its value this year, weakened beyond 6.21 against the United States dollar after the news, from 6.04 beforehand.
Qatar said it would provide "a host of economic projects, investments and deposits" worth $15 billion to support Turkey's economy. BNP Paribas/TEB strategist Erkin Isik said Trump's comments and worries over further sanctions were likely to keep markets under pressure on Friday.
US sanctions imposed on Turkey are shattering the former's reputation, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Last week United Nations humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said that Turkey, Russia and Iran had all agreed to "do their utmost to avoid" a battle in Idlib.
Trump's tariffs were not popular with the U.S. solar industry, which claimed the rising cost of imports would cause the loss of thousands of jobs. The duties also apply to imports of solar cells and modules from Europe, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.
In the valley below the shattered structure, cranes moved away chunks of debris on Thursday as rescue teams searched for survivors under the rubble of a bridge completed in 1967 and overhauled just two years ago. The European Commission's daily press conference began with a detailed rebuttal to claims made by Matteo Salvini, Italy's far-right interior minister, that EU spending "constraints" had contributed to the tragedy in which 39 people died.
But many analysts say the only way for the authorities to show they are really serious about tackling Turkey´s economic problems - which include inflation approaching some 16 percent - would be a sharp rate hike. On Wednesday, Turkey doubled tariffs on some imports from the U.S. - such as passenger cars, alcohol and tobacco - in what it said was retaliation for "deliberate attacks" on its economy.
Most investors still expect Britain to secure a trade deal with the European Union, but the risk of no deal is rising. The talks are stuck amid feuding about how close an economic relationship Britain should seek with the bloc after Brexit, with a growing fear risk no deal will be struck before Britain leaves in March.