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Forex: CBN injects $186.5m for Invisible and SMEs segments

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele said, "The MPC was of the view that whereas the downward trend in inflation is a welcome development, the rate was still significantly above the policy reference band". The governor explained that the MPC urged the CBN to intensify its surveillance in order to address emerging vulnerabilities. "The committee also called on the money deposit banks to step up credit to the private sector to support economy recovery". Read More »

Kingfisher shares slump on restructuring costs and weak sales in France


In the three months to April 30 the B&Q owner reported a 0.6 per cent dip in group like-for-like sales. Analysts at UBS had estimated sales would increase by 1 percent, while analysts at Davy Research expected a rise of 0.3 percent. Kingfisher, which trades as B&Q and Screwfix in Britain and Castorama and Brico Depot in France and other markets, said like-for-like sales were down 5.5 percent in France, but rose 3.5 percent in Britain and Ireland. Read More »

Trump vows to 'do everything' for Mideast peace


He said an agreement with Israel could " begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East". "President Abbas assures me he is ready to work toward that goal in good faith, and Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu has promised the same". Read More »

Trump calls Manchester attack perpetrators 'evil losers'


Speaking at a press conference alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , Mr Trump said: "I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families - so many families - of the victims". Read More »

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress


The president's proposed massive cuts to SNAP break that assurance; a devastating departure from our country's longstanding and bipartisan commitment to staving off hunger. "If we had a booming economy and all their assumptions worked out, then we wouldn't need as much safety net funding", she said , adding that it's unclear if those getting benefits could find work now without receiving assistance. Read More »

Trump in Saudi Arabia tells Muslims leaders to 'drive out' terrorists


During his visit, Trump is expected to make a push to relaunch long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The US president chose to refrain from making his characteristically unbridled statements against the Muslim community as he spoke about terrorism, and instead singled out Iran as the facilitator for militant groups. Read More »

Tedros Elected WHO Director General


Tedros had 133 votes to Nabarro's 50, with two abstentions. The two others were David Nabarro from the United Kingdom, and Sania Nishtar from Pakistan, in a process that began before September 2016. Speaking to the delegates, Nabarro said "the health of 7 billion people rests in your hands" and acknowledged that some have felt "let down" by WHO and want it to be "more relevant, responsive and reliable". Read More »

Terror at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: Who are the victims?

Rawlinson said, "she was academically a very gifted student, very hard-working". She was one of 22 killed in the bombing which came at the end of a concert at the arena by the American pop icon Ariana Granda. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Georgina's family at this bad time, and we think especially of her brothers Harry and Daniel who were also former students of the school". Read More »

Fighter jets escort plane after passenger tries to sit in first class

They found some duct tape. Donna Basden remaked that the man "clearly looked out of place". He was then screened and passed through security. This time, passengers said , had a towel or blanket over his head. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation. Someone tried to break into the cockpit on my flight from LA to Honolulu . Read More »

France's Macron says EU treaty change "not taboo"


If they cannot agree on a governing alliance, Mr Laschet could opt for a "grand coalition" of the biggest parties with the Social Democrats. Paris: New French president Emmanuel Macron is set to name a prime minister and visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel on his first full day in office on Monday. Read More »

Here's Why Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA) Trending These Days


Loop Capital lowered shares of Discovery Communications from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $31.00 target price for the a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Topeka Capital Markets downgraded Discovery Communications Inc . Floating stock is calculated by subtracting closely-held shares and restricted stock from a firm's total outstanding shares. Read More »

PPG Seeks Extension for Akzo Bid While Holding Firm on Price


AkzoNobel, whose best-known brands include Dulux and Trimetal, earlier this month snubbed a third takeover offer by PPG - which valued the company at around 24.6 billion euros ($27 billion). AkzoNobel, formed in 1994 from the merger of the Dutch and Swedish firms Akzo and Nobel, has said it believes there is a "significant integration risk" to a tie-up with PPG, warning the USA company has provided no job guarantees for its 46,000-strong workforce. Read More »

Ford's New CEO Doesn't Want to Cede the Future to Tesla

Ford's board and chairman Bill Ford Jr have been unhappy with the company's performance and sought reassurance that investments in self-driving cars , electric vehicles and ride services would pay off. According to The Associated Press, "a person familiar with the situation says CEO Mark Fields is retiring at age 56 after 28 years at the company". Read More »

Britain's terror threat level at critical after concert blast


Twenty-two people , including children, were killed in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with teens in the British city of Manchester late Monday. Flags were drawn down to half-mast and politicians, in the final weeks of a snap election campaign, cancelled all events. Some concert-goers said security was haphazard before the show, with some people being searched and others allowed inside unhindered. Read More »

Unusual Volume Spotted in Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) Stock

The stock now has Weekly Volatility of 39.89% and Monthly Volatility of 20.33%. An earnings forecast is an analyst's outlook for a company's future quarterly or annual earnings. Zacks Investment Research raised Marathon Patent Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $1.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 5th. Read More »

Ariana Grande returns home to Florida after Manchester bombing


Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead after the explosion at Manchester Arena . The statement says police will treat the incident as a terrorist attack until they know otherwise. That reference, however, was later removed. Daesh, also known as the Islamic State group, has said one of its members carried out the attack, though a top USA security official said that claim could not be verified. Read More »

Chinese government gets custom version of Windows 10


At several keynotes, Microsoft has more or less ignored Windows 10 Mobile users until it unveiled that Qualcomm's chipsets would be able to run Windows 10 applications through emulation, meaning that future mobile devices were given a second chance at life. Read More »

Oil Reacts To Saudis, Russia's Comments On Extending Output Deal To 2018

Oil futures were up in North American trading on Tuesday, with prices headed closer to daily highs reached in the prior session, as investors looked ahead to weekly data from the US on stockpiles of crude and refined products. "With the United States taking full advantage of higher prices and increasing output rapidly at the same time, attempts to rebalance the oil market have been more hard than anticipated", said Oanda's senior market analyst Craig Erlam. Read More »

Trump's Saudi Arabia visit was 'bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American': WaPo columnist

Aside from talks about the deal with Saudi Arabia, Trump is expected to address several key issues with Israeli leaders, including laying the ground work for a possible peace deal with the Palestinians. Speaking to leaders from around 50 Muslim-majority countries in Saudi Arabia, the President attacked militants as "barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life". Read More »

EV Energy Partners, L.P. (EVEP) Shares Down 8.3% on Disappointing Earnings

Moreover, Acadian Asset Management Ltd Liability Corp has 0% invested in Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP). 8,225 are held by Oppenheimer &. Morgan Stanley accumulated 0% or 4,800 shares. The stock rose 1.06% or $0.18 reaching $17.64. The number of shares traded in the last trading session was 4.29 Million. (NASDAQ:AMBC) has risen 2.68% since May 23, 2016 and is uptrending. Read More »

Former CIA head worried over Russia contacts

He said the intelligence "raised questions in my mind whether the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of those individuals". Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday he doesn't know whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials in the 2016 election, but he left office in January with "unresolved questions" about whether Russia had been successful in getting Trump campaign officials to act on its behalf "either wittingly or unwittingly". Read More »

Trump's $4T budget arrives on Capitol Hill 11:31 am Tue

GOP lawmakers will be flooded with questions - both in Washington and at the increasingly contentious town halls across the country - about where they stand on controversial budget cut proposals. He also describes the president's recommendations as a "message budget to the right wing of the party". Deemed dead on arrival by congressional Democrats, Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal for the new year that starts October 1 disheartened some Republican lawmakers, as well. Read More »