Icelandair, has now resumed its seasonal flight service from Washington, D.C. to Iceland. Icelandair resumed its seasonal Washington, D.C. service with flight #644 departing from Washington-Dulles International on Thursday 29th March at 8:40pm. The airline is now offering up to six flights per week from Washington-Dulles with service running through to 8th January 2013, resuming early spring 2013. Along with the first flight of the season comes a new business class lounge. The Air France Business Lounge will now be open for all Icelandair Saga and Economy Comfort class passengers traveling from Washington, D.C. In addition, due to the increased demand from New York, Icelandair will be introducing a second evening flight with up to 10 flights per week from JFK through to 5th November 2012. A service from its newest gateway, Denver International Airport, will also be launched on 11th May 2012. Moreover, Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, and Denver … [Read more...] about Icelandair U.S. resumes flights from Washington, D.C. to Iceland
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As Donald Trump tries to tear down barriers to China’s economy with the threat of tariffs, officials in Beijing are stepping up their pledges to let more goods, services and capital flow.Liu He, elevated to vice premier this month, used the global stage in Davos in January to spread the word that more opening was coming. Premier Li Keqiang read from the same script at the close of the National People’s Congress in March, as did Yi Gang in his first public comments since his appointment as governor of the People’s Bank of China.The prospect of more and fairer access to China’s 1.4 billion population and almost $19 trillion financial markets is a tantalizing one for everyone from to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to Midwest cattle ranchers. Opening up also gels with many of China’s long-term goals like broadening use of the yuan, cleaning up bank balance sheets, forcing better productivity from long-cosseted industries and deepening capital markets.While such an … [Read more...] about Faultlines in the Global Economy Investors Should Watch While Trump Tries to Prise Open China
A holiday-shortened trading week in the U.S. and much of Europe will see traders contend with more than just the end of the first-quarter.There’s a potential record supply of U.S. Treasury bills and notes coming to auction against a backdrop of higher funding costs. That could exacerbate the usual quarter-end funding pressures that traditionally see big banks and other large investors close out their trades and shift into shorter-term securities.In equities, U.S. stocks will reopen on Monday at a key level of support following the biggest weekly decline since 2016. And the trade tensions that drove the global selloff are still simmering away, with some evidence that they’re beginning to feed into currencies.Here’s what to watch out for in a busy week.A Big Test for BondsThis week’s planned $294 billion of U.S. debt sales -- the largest slate of supply ever -- point to “a volatile near-term path for the Treasury market,” according to Bank of Montreal. … [Read more...] about ‘Vulnerable’ Stocks and Record U.S. Debt Sales Dominate the Week
OSLO, Norway — On a quiet winter morning, Ingvild Rosseland walked her two dogs through a snowy forest in Huk, a public park in the capital of Norway — a country recently designated by President Donald Trump as not being a "shithole." The president used the vulgarity while referring to immigration from African nations, and told a group of lawmakers that the United States should have more people coming from places like the Scandinavian nation, according to a Democratic aide. "It's nice that people want us," Rosseland, 40, said as she walked along the frozen banks of the inner Oslo Fjord, "but I didn't react to it as a compliment." Many in Norway have been saying "thanks but no thanks" to what they perceive as backhanded praise from the U.S. president, which came the same day he had met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Gina Barstad, 31, a representative to parliament for the opposition Socialist Left Party said Trump's comments say a lot about his "lack of … [Read more...] about Norwegians to Trump: We don’t want to move to the U.S.
By Joseph White DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co<F.N> plans this spring to offer a diesel engine version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck, looking to gain a marketing edge as its main rivals ramp up more efficient pickups of their own. Ford executives said they expect the F-150 diesel model with a 10-speed transmission to achieve 30 miles per gallon highway fuel efficiency, a level comparable to some midsize cars. “We’re confident we’ll get there,” David Filipe, Ford vice president of powertrain engineering, said at a briefing for media ahead of the official launch announcement. The diesel F-150 will cost between $2,400 and $4,000 more than a comparable gasoline truck, depending on the specific model, Ford executives said. The diesel engine will be manufactured at a Ford plant in Britain. Ford executives said they expect that once production ramps up about 5 percent of F-150 models will be ordered with the diesel engine. The model will be … [Read more...] about Ford to launch diesel truck to grab fuel economy edge