Is It Time To Move Beyond Exit Polls And Tweets? – The Property Imperative Weekly 14 December 2019

The latest edition of our weekly finance and property news digest with a distinctively Australian flavour. Contents: 00:25 Introduction 00:45 Trade Deals 03:00 Impeachment 03:50 US Markets 06:20 UK Election and Brexit 08:30 ECB and Euro 09:20 Deutsche Bank 10:30 Australian Section: 10:30 ASIC Responsible Lending 12:45 BIS and Household Debt 13:00 APRA On Risks … Read moreIs It Time To Move Beyond Exit Polls And Tweets? – The Property Imperative Weekly 14 December 2019

Journalist Discovers Huge Russian Military Base On Border With Belarus (Doubled in Size in 1.5 Years)

If Belarus is absorbed by Russia, then Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia could be next, followed by the rest of Europe. Today’s Belarus was the birthplace of Thaddeus Kościuszko hero of the American Revolution, who also fought for liberty against imperialist Russia (and Prussia). Belarus is currently threatened by Russia, which should worry people. If Belarus … Read moreJournalist Discovers Huge Russian Military Base On Border With Belarus (Doubled in Size in 1.5 Years)

Hot Operation Testing Of Russian Built Nuclear Reactor System Started in Astravets Belarus (BelNPP)

Location exported from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarusian_nuclear_power_plant From Charter’97 Press Center: “Hot Operation Testing Of Reactor System Started At BelNPP First Power Unit 11.12.2019, 9:37 This process precedes the launch of the power unit. At the first power unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, specialists began the most ambitious phase of commissioning before the physical start-up … Read moreHot Operation Testing Of Russian Built Nuclear Reactor System Started in Astravets Belarus (BelNPP)

Beltway Buzz, December 12, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019 USMCA on the Way? Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle claimed victory this week over what appears to be a breakthrough in negotiations over the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement. Of particular importance to the Buzz are two significant labor-related changes that appear to be catalysts in breaking … Read moreBeltway Buzz, December 12, 2019

Government allows 50% hike in prices of 21 widely used pharma items

Invoking for the first time a provision “in public interest’’, the drug prices regulator NPPA on Friday revised prices of 21 formulations, allowing a one-time increase of 50% from the existing ceiling price. The NPPA’s move is in response to the pharma industry’s requests over the last two years to allow upward revision in prices.

It’s Official: USCIS Confirms New H-1B Registration Process For Fiscal Year 2021

Mercedes Badia-Tavas provides legal and business guidance to clients on a broad range of immigration law cases, with focus on Fortune 500 and small companies alike. Mercedes supports her firm’s offices and clients across various states on immigration employment transfers and up-to-date compliance. As an immigrant herself, Mercedes finds particular fulfillment in helping companies and … Read moreIt’s Official: USCIS Confirms New H-1B Registration Process For Fiscal Year 2021

‘It’s Not Just About Sanders and Warren, It’s About the Issues They Represent’ – CounterSpin interview with Julie Hollar about Election 2020

Janine Jackson interviewed FAIR’s Julie Hollar about the 2020 election for the December 6, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Play Stop pop out X MP3 Link Janine Jackson: Presidential election coverage is of course well underway, and is bringing us some of the tropes and troubles we’re accustomed to—a focus … Read more‘It’s Not Just About Sanders and Warren, It’s About the Issues They Represent’ – CounterSpin interview with Julie Hollar about Election 2020

P Chidambaram gets more time to reply in NSEL case

The Bombay high court on Friday gave four more weeks to former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, who is out on bail in connection with the INX media case, and two IAS officers — Ramesh Abhishek and K P Krishnan — to file statements in response to a Rs 10,000-crore lawsuit for damages filed by … Read moreP Chidambaram gets more time to reply in NSEL case

NSDL ends Aadhaar e-sign services

With NSDL no longer supporting e-sign, brokerages and fintechs will now have to physically onboard customers. eSign is an online electronic signature service that can facilitate an Aadhaar holder to digitally sign a document. Such e-sign signature services were supposed to aid digital transaction and verifications. But NSDL has been facing technical issues in terms … Read moreNSDL ends Aadhaar e-sign services

Show Iowans the Money: Ahead of Trip to Flood-Affected Counties, Axne Unveils Iowa Flood Funding Tracker to Hold Government Accountable

Des Moines, IA — Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced the creation of a new Iowa Flood Funding Tracker for constituents to track updates on disaster relief funding being spent in Iowa after disastrous flooding earlier this year. The tracker will boost transparency and hold our federal agencies accountable by allowing Iowans to see … Read moreShow Iowans the Money: Ahead of Trip to Flood-Affected Counties, Axne Unveils Iowa Flood Funding Tracker to Hold Government Accountable

BEA Releases First Official Release of Gross Domestic Product by County

BEA Releases First Official Release of Gross Domestic Product by County December 13, 2019 KCPullen@doc.gov Fri, 12/13/2019 – 15:59 Economic indicators BEA Graphic on Percent Change in Real GDP by County, 2018 Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 2,375 counties, decreased in 717, and was unchanged in 21 in … Read moreBEA Releases First Official Release of Gross Domestic Product by County

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: You Call This a China Trade Deal?

OK, let’s assume that something deserving the name “U.S.-China trade deal” has been reached – even one dubbed “Phase One” or “preliminary.” Deep doubts would remain justified about whether it can possibly serve American interests. For example, where’s even an English-language version? There’s nothing new about such agreements coming out in both English and Chinese, … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: You Call This a China Trade Deal?