RBA On Alert as Falling Property, Weak Incomes Threaten Spending
Australia’s central bank reaffirmed its mounting concern over the consumption outlook as households are besieged by falling property prices, weak income growth and high debt.
The world’s biggest lighting company has been selling equipment to the horticultural industry for decades, building up its business outfitting greenhouses to grow plants like tomatoes, lettuce and roses. Lately, demand for a new crop has exploded onto the scene: Pot.
Japan Inc.’s record acquisition spree is proving to be better news for overseas investment banks than for their home-grown rivals.
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Trade discussions between the U.S. and China have picked up as the March 1 truce deadline nears, according to Steve Censky, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Secretary.