Will Disney purchase Twitter?


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Both Microsoft and Google have been reported as possible buyers for Twitter. This week, many market professionals have been suggesting, that entertainment behemoth Disney may also be interested in buying the micro-blogging site.

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Is Donald Trump Affecting the Mexican Peso?


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Over the past year, the Mexican Peso has dropped by 12% against the American Dollar. But what is causing it?

Interestingly, there seems to be a strong correlation between the Mexican peso and Republican US presidential candidate, Donald Trump. The correlation however, has both numbers moving in opposite directions from each other. The higher Trump is in the polls, the more the Peso seems to drop.

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What Can We Expect from Tomorrow’s FOMC Meeting?


Federal_Open_Market_Committee_Meeting.jpgThe Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is set to release the minutes of its recent meeting, tomorrow at 14:00 GMT.

The FOMC is responsible for setting the United States’ short-term monetary policy. Its goal is to keep economic growth and inflation in the Goldilocks Zone – not too high and not too low. The primary decision participants will have to make is whether or not to raise the Federal Funds Rate. The Federal Funds Rate is the interest rate banks charge each other for overnight lending. Therefore, the decision eventually influences interest rates across the entire economy.

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Bayer to Merge with Monsanto Following $66 Billion Deal


MonsantoCompany.pngGerman life science, healthcare, and agricultural conglomerate, Bayer, is absorbing US-based Monsanto for a record $66 billion, making it the biggest corporate takeover of 2016 thus far. It took 3 offers in total until Monsanto approved the purchase. A merger of this size could very well position Bayer as a global mega-conglomerate, covering agriculture, healthcare, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.

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Are drones the future of delivery?


images (1).jpgLast week, British newspapers published grainy photographs of strange hovering objects. These weren’t Unidentified Flying Object however, instead the paparazzi had found Amazon’s secret testing facility. 

Amazon has ambitious plans to launch a drone-based delivery service. The eCommerce’s primary goal is to reduce the time between purchase and delivery to under half an hour on eligible items. So far, the only public performance of the Prime drones was a brief two minute flight around a field near Cambridge. However, this was not an official exhibition and Amazon is refusing to comment on the drone’s range, or admitting to testing a specific feature.

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