Wednesday , June 26 2019

Powell reiterates stronger case for cut amid economic risks

Bloomberg Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the downside risks to the US economy have increased recently, reinforcing the case among policy makers for somewhat lower interest rates. “Crosscurrents have reem-erged, with apparent progress on trade turning to greater uncertainty and with incoming data raising renewed concerns about the strength ...

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Bombardier exits commercial aviation, sells CRJ to Mitsubishi

Bloomberg Bombardier Inc is selling its regional-jet business to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, ending the Canadian company’s foray into commercial aircraft after more than three decades. Mitsubishi agreed to pay $550 million for the maintenance, support, marketing and sales operations of the aging CRJ programme, the companies said. The Tokyo-based ...

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Faux-meat mania may pose risks for meat producers

Bloomberg The popularity of Beyond Meat Inc’s plant-based protein offerings isn’t just a threat for meat producers. Such meat-free alternatives and consumer trends shunning animal protein could also hurt demand at agricultural chemical makers and fertiliser companies, according to Alliance Bernstein. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s corn and 90 ...

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