Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a ‘dangerous drug’ alongside heroin

hong kong CNN — Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, was popping up in cafes, restaurants and stores, with companies keen to join an exciting new market that was already well established in countries around the world. This all came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD … Read more

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, just ‘radically rational’, says former French president – POLITICO

Vladimir Putin is not crazy, just ‘radically rational’, says former French president – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. PARIS — Vladimir Putin is a “radically rational” leader who is betting that Western countries will tire of supporting Ukraine and agree to a negotiated end to the conflict that will be favorable to Russia, former French President Francois Hollande told POLITICO. Hollande, who … Read more

Stock futures fall as traders await latest Federal Reserve rate hike decision

Stock futures fall as traders await latest Federal Reserve rate hike decision

Traders on the NYSE floor Source: NYSE Stock futures fell Tuesday night as investors anticipated Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting. Futures linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 48 points or 0.14%. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq Composite futures fell 0.20% and 0.37%, respectively. The moves come after stocks surged to end January on a … Read more

3 rappers have been missing for 10 days since their scheduled performance was canceled, Detroit police say

3 rappers have been missing for 10 days since their scheduled performance was canceled, Detroit police say

CNN — Multiple Michigan agencies are investigating what happened to three local rappers who disappeared 10 days ago after a club performance was canceled, Detroit police said Monday. Armani Kelly, 28, Dante Wicker, 31, and Montoya Givens, 31, who are all associates, were scheduled to perform at a Detroit club on Jan. 21, according to … Read more

3 rappers have been missing for 10 days since their scheduled performance was canceled, Detroit police say

3 rappers have been missing for 10 days since their scheduled performance was canceled, Detroit police say

CNN — Multiple Michigan agencies are investigating what happened to three local rappers who disappeared 10 days ago after a club performance was canceled, Detroit police said Monday. Armani Kelly, 28, Dante Wicker, 31, and Montoya Givens, 31, who are all associates, were scheduled to perform at a Detroit club on Jan. 21, according to … Read more

IMF: global economic outlook a little “less gloomy” than expected

IMF: global economic outlook a little “less gloomy” than expected

London CNN — The global economy will weaken this year as rising interest rates and Russia’s war in Ukraine continue to weigh on activity. But economists are more optimistic than they were a few months ago. The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it now expects global growth to slow from 3.4% in 2022 to … Read more

Update on Eurozone GDP and the Fed meeting

Update on Eurozone GDP and the Fed meeting

Eurozone economy posts surprise expansion in fourth quarter, curbing recession fears The euro zone grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2022, according to preliminary Eurostat data published on Tuesday. Energy prices cooled in the latter part of the year, providing some relief to the general economic performance of the Eurozone. The latest figures … Read more

Myanmar invited to Asian military meeting co-chaired by US | Military News

Myanmar invited to Asian military meeting co-chaired by US |  Military News

Next month’s meeting focuses on maritime security and will include exercises to combat the smuggling of people, drugs and weapons. Myanmar’s military, which seized power in a coup two years ago, has been invited to attend a regional military meeting co-chaired by Thailand and the United States. The five-day ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks, Fed, earnings, economic data

Asia-Pacific stocks, Fed, earnings, economic data

CNBC Pro: What a tech fund manager expects from Apple and Alphabet’s earnings this week Microsoft released a disappointing earnings forecast last week, but its stock has since risen. What does this mean for other Big Tech companies that should report earnings? Technology fund manager Jeremy Gleeson, who manages the £1.1 billion ($1.5 billion) AXA … Read more

“Amazingly Resilient”: IMF Raises Global Growth Forecast | International Monetary Fund

“Amazingly Resilient”: IMF Raises Global Growth Forecast |  International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slightly raised its global growth outlook for 2023 due to “surprisingly resilient” demand in the United States and Europe and the reopening of the Chinese economy after Beijing abandoned its strategy. zero COVID strict. The IMF said global growth would fall further to 2.9% in 2023 from 3.4% in … Read more