Posts Tagged ‘sales’

US eases regulations blocking food, medicine sales to Iran

AP — The U.S. is taking steps to ease sales of food and medicine to Iran amid stringent sanctions imposed on the country by the Trump administration. The Treasury Department says it has created a way to ensure humanitarian aid can continue despite the administration’s effort to isolate the Islamic Republic. Treasury said it would […]

Judge fines petitioners for challenging Israel’s arms sales to Philippines

A judge imposes a fine on petitioners who brought suit against the government in an attempt to end its arms exports to the Philippines, sending a clear message to those protesting Israel’s complicity with some of the world’s most repressive regimes. The Philippine Coast Guard presenting a shipment of 70 Israeli-made machine guns at the PCG National Headquarters […]

US Consumer Stumbles As Retail Sales Unexpectedly Tumbles In September

After a mixed picture in August (core retail sales disappointed modestly, headline beat), expectations were just as mixed for September but September retail sales drastically disappointed: The value of overall sales fell 0.3% in September from the prior month after an upwardly revised 0.6% increase in August…   Source: Bloomberg Sales in the closely watched “control group” subset – […]

Russia Aims To Ditch The Dollar For Oil & Gas Sales

Russia’s de-dollarization efforts continue, in line with Putin’s promise to lower the country’s vulnerability to the ongoing threat of US sanctions, with officials eyeing energy exports next.  “We have a very good currency, it’s stable. Why not use it for global transactions?” Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said in an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday. […]

Israel is trying to hide its arms sales to Duterte’s Philippines

Israel continues to sell arms to the world’s most oppressive regimes, but the courts won’t let the media cover the story. By Itamar Baz The Philippine Coast Guard presenting a shipment of 70 Israeli-made machine guns at the PCG National Headquarters Port Area on May 7, 2018. (Courtesy of Philippines Coast Guard) An Israeli court imposed […]

Ukraine Launched July Probe Of Military Hardware Sales By Adam Schiff Fundraiser

Authored by retired Naval Intelligence officer J.E. Dyer via Liberty Unyielding (emphasis ours) Igor Pasternak (L), Adam Schiff. Pasternak: Capitol Intelligence Ukraine video, YouTube On Sunday 29 September, a theme was going viral on social media that a Ukrainian-American arms merchant, Igor Pasternak, has held fundraising events for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).  Some other allegations about Pasternak – […]

New Home Sales Surge In August (As Rates Tumbled)

After July’s collapse, August new home sales were expected to rebound (like existing homes – biggest jump in two years) and surprised to the upside (rising 7.1% MoM against expectations of a 3.8% rebound). However, the huge 12.8% drop in July was revised up to a -8.6% MoM drop. Source: Bloomberg Purchases of new homes […]

Chick-Fil-A Sales Have More Than Doubled Since Left-Wing Boycotts Began

The left’s most-hated restaurant, Chick-fil-A, continues going from strength to strength no matter how much harassment or protest is thrown its way by leftists. Ever since the left-wing boycott crusade against the fast-food empire began in 2012, sales have not only increased, they have more than doubled. “Chick-fil-A’s annual sales have more than doubled since […]

Walmart to discontinue sales of e-cigs amid deaths and illnesses linked to vaping

   Walmart (WMT) is exiting the e-cigarette category completely as a rash of mysterious deaths linked to vaping draws intense scrutiny. In an internal memo obtained by Yahoo Finance on Friday, the retail giant said that “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale […]

US said to jail Israeli binary options sales agent Liora Welles for 14 months

American-Israeli binary options operative Liora Welles was reportedly sentenced to 14 months in prison on Friday for participating in a $145 million fraudulent scheme carried out by the Israel-based company Yukom Communications and related companies. The US federal court system has not yet made the sentencing documents public, but Anne Cullen, a reporter for […]

US unsuccessful in stopping Iran oil sales: VP

Tasnim – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri highlighted the futility of US attempts to cut Iran’s oil exports down to zero and said Washington’s plots against the Islamic Republic have gotten nowhere. Speaking at a meeting of a task force on “the Resistance Economy” in Tehran on Monday, Jahangiri praised Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh […]

Gun Sales Surge After Democrats Demand Buybacks & Confiscation

Justin Anderson, the marketing director for Hyatt Guns in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the nation’s largest sellers, said fears of a liberal gun grab and a drive for self-protection are pushing sales higher. “As we’ve seen in the past, the recent publicizing of mass shootings has fueled people’s concerns about their personal safety. We […]

Iran Affirms $15BN Oil Sales Guarantee Could Save Nuclear Deal, Awaits US Decision

Iran’s Fars News Agency has cited a top Iranian official who said that Tehran would return to its nuclear deal commitments only if it receives $15 billion for oil sales by the end of the year.  It appears President Macron’s last ditch effort to create conditions to eventually bring Tehran and Washington back to the nuclear negotiating table by offering Iran a $15 billion […]

EU diplomats support Macron’s plan on Iran oil sales in exchange for several commitments – Reports

Sputnik – France, the UK and Germany have been working to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal after the US abandoned it last year and Tehran subsequently announced that it would partially suspend some of its obligations related to uranium enrichment. EU diplomats are “getting behind” a proposal initiated by France to provide Tehran with […]

Despite "Super-Low Mortgage Rates", July Pending Home Sales Plunge Back Into Contraction

Breaking the tie between new (down) and existing (up) home sales, pending home sales tumbled 2.5% MoM in July (notably below the expectation of 0.0%) and stumbled back into contraction year-over-year. Source: Bloomberg All regions fell in July: Northeast fell 1.6%; June rose 2.7% Midwest fell 2.5%; June rose 3.3% South fell 2.4%; June rose […]

Existing Home Sales Rise Year-Over-Year, Break 16-Month Losing-Streak

Existing home sales were expected to rebound 2.5% in July after sliding 1.7% in June (while new- and pending-home sales bounced), and hit the number spot on (despite a small upward revision in June to -1.3% MoM. Sales of previously owned U.S. homes increased in July to a five-month high.   And, after 16 straight […]

Wholesale Sales Growth Plunges To Lowest Since 2016

Wholesale Trade sales and inventory data both disappointed in June with the former tumbling for the second month in a row and the latter well below expectations. Wholesale Sales fell for the second straight month (down 0.3% MoM against +0.2% expectation), dragging the YoY change in wholesale sales to its weakest since Trump’s election in […]

Pending Home Sales Jump In June, Break 17-Month Losing Streak

After mixed home sales data (new higher and existing lower), pending home sales were expected to increase by 0.5% MoM but beat handily, rising 2.8% MoM. As Bloomberg notes, contract signings to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose in June by the most in three months, indicating demand may pick up with the help of […]

Washington greenlights military sales to Pakistan & India, months after air skirmish

The sale to Pakistan will require the deployment of some 60 contractor representatives, who will “provide 24/7 end-use monitoring” for the country’s US-made fleet of fighter jets, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement on Friday. The package will service the Lockheed Martin F-16s delivered to Pakistan as part of the […]

New Home Sales Miss As Mortgage Rate Collapse Fails To Bring Buyers Back

Despite yesterday’s disappointing existing home sales print, new home sales were expected to spike (after dropping for two straight months), and did – thanks to a large downward revision in May. New Home Sales were 646k SAAR in June – missing expectations of 658k. However this 7.0% MoM jump was bigger than expected thanks to […]

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