US election: global stock markets on a cloud

US election: global stock markets on a cloud

Global markets have regained color with the US presidential election. The CAC 40 has gained nearly 8% since Monday, its best performance since the spring. They are not immune to a backlash once the excitement subsides as the epidemic continues to progress in Europe and the United States. The atmosphere is festive in the markets. The latter have finally coped very well with the uncertainty and the risk of contesting the result of the American…

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Markets rebound after a bout of nervousness

Markets rebound after a bout of nervousness

The main European stock markets were back in the green Thursday at the close, after starting the day down. Wall Street is also rebounding after the announcement of a less violent contraction than expected in the US economy in 2020. On Wednesday, the US markets had experienced their largest decline since October, won by doubts about the recovery. After a bout of doubt, the markets have regained their optimism, but the nervousness remains palpable. The…

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China spies on Trump’s phone conversations

China spies on Trump’s phone conversations

Chinese spies regularly eavesdrop on conversations US President Donald Trump has on unsecured lines, and Beijing is using the information gathered to try to influence US policy, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Several representatives of the Trump administration have said in recent weeks that China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion in the run-up to the midterm elections on November 6 and poses the greatest long-term threat to American…

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Trump announces new ‘immediate’ sanctions against Iran

Trump announces new ‘immediate’ sanctions against Iran

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced new economic sanctions targeting Iran, following Tehran’s strikes on bases housing US troops in Iraq. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced new economic sanctions targeting Iran, following Tehran’s strikes on bases housing US troops in Iraq. “In response to Iranian aggression, the United States will immediately impose additional economic sanctions against the Iranian regime,” he said from the White House in a speech in which he also…

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Iran: 2-month ultimatum to Total to be exempted from US sanctions

Iran: 2-month ultimatum to Total to be exempted from US sanctions

After the announcement of the return of US sanctions in Iran, Tehran gives the Total group two months to negotiate an exemption. Otherwise, the French group’s major gas project in the Islamic Republic will end. The Iranian Oil Minister gave the oil giant Total two months on Wednesday to obtain an exemption from US sanctions from Washington, failing which the French company would lose its stake in the exploitation of the vast offshore gas field…

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