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Josh Owens

Josh Owens

Writer, conil.me

Contributor since: 21 Mar 2018

Biography

Josh majored in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh and is currently the Content Director at Oilprice.com. Josh has over 6 years of writing experience, covering everything from geopolitics to finance. 

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    Published 14 January 2019 | viewed 815 times

    Monday, January 14, 2019 Stocks fall on China data. China released new data that suggests the economy is sliding deeper into a slowdown. The data…

  • Cautious Optimism Returns On Trade Thaw And Fed Hesitation

    Published 07 January 2019 | viewed 795 times

    Markets open up on trade optimism. Global markets posted strong gains on Monday on hopes that the U.S. and China are making headway on their…

  • Is Disney Becoming Inaccessible For Everyone But The Rich?

    Published 05 January 2019 | viewed 2,585 times

    Disney Parks and Resorts brought in a whopping $4.5 billion in operating profits for fiscal 2018, rewarding its visitors with two price increases in the…

  • Bad News Builds For Global Markets

    Published 17 December 2018 | viewed 1,126 times

    Monday, December 17, 2018 Markets down slightly ahead of busy week. U.S. stocks were down at the opening on Monday. The dollar slipped ahead of…

  • Markets Hit By Economic Fears, Political Turmoil in U.S. And Europe

    Published 10 December 2018 | viewed 821 times

    Monday, December 10, 2018 Market turmoil continues. Global stocks were hit hard at the end of last week, and the selloff continued on Monday. The…

  • Cautious Optimism As South Africa Snaps Out Of Recession

    Published 05 December 2018 | viewed 965 times

    For South Africa, the third quarter of this year marked the end of a surprise recession, with 2.2-percent annualized GDP growth thanks largely to the…

  • Trade War Truce Sends Markets Soaring

    Published 03 December 2018 | viewed 788 times

    Monday, December 3, 2018 Trade war truce. The U.S. and China declared a truce in the trade war, sending global markets shooting up. Commodity prices…

  • Elite Santas Earn More Than You Think

    Published 30 November 2018 | viewed 931 times

    If you thought Santa was just a random, down-on-his-luck and possibly drunk old man your nearest mall pulled off the street for some cheap help…

  • Can Zuckerberg Survive Facebook’s Stock Selloff?

    Published 28 November 2018 | viewed 3,448 times

    After losing $200 billion in value since its peak in July, with stock plummeting 40 percent in only four months, Mark Zuckerberg’s longevity as Facebook’s…

  • Fears Of An Economic Slowdown Grow

    Published 26 November 2018 | viewed 1,624 times

    Negative economic signals. The WTO said that trade momentum slowed in the third quarter and is likely to continue to slow in the last three…

  • Italy’s Budget Defiance Sends Bond Yields Soaring

    Published 15 November 2018 | viewed 975 times

    Italy had until Tuesday this week to respond to the European Commission’s demands over its outsized budget, and it hasn’t disappointed its new populist-leaning voters:…

  • Dollar Rally Drags Down Commodities

    Published 12 November 2018 | viewed 869 times

    Monday, November 12, 2018 Markets down to start the week. Global stocks saw a sea of red ink on Monday as the dollar strengthened to…

  • Asia Turmoil Shakes Up Equities Markets Ahead Of Mid-Terms

    Published 05 November 2018 | viewed 920 times

    Monday, November 5, 2018 Stocks flat after Asia volatility and big political week in U.S. U.S. and European stocks opened flat on Monday after a…

  • New UK Tax Plan Targets Tech Giants

    Published 31 October 2018 | viewed 3,382 times

    Silicon Valley tech giants could be hit by a new plan in the UK that would tax their locally-generated revenues for the first time and…

  • Stocks Mixed On Italy Turmoil, China Rebound

    Published 22 October 2018 | viewed 928 times

    Monday, October 22, 2018 Stocks continue to slide. The Italian Prime Minister tried to reassure the markets, vowing not to leave the Eurozone. Italy is…

  • Chinese E-Commerce Giant Eyes Aggressive Expansion

    Published 20 October 2018 | viewed 4,409 times

    China’s No. 2 e-commerce giant, JD.com, will be opening its digital doors on Google platforms by the end of this year in a bid to…

  • Stocks Continue To Slide As Economic Fears Fester

    Published 15 October 2018 | viewed 922 times

    Monday, October 15, 2018 Stocks continue to slide. Global equities continued on their downward trajectory at the start of the week, as trade tensions and…

  • China Scrambles To Inject Liquidity Into Markets

    Published 08 October 2018 | viewed 1,354 times

    Monday, October 8, 2018 Global equities down on market uncertainty. Chinese authorities are clearly worried about their slowing economic growth. In recent months, China has…

  • Fiscal Disaster In The Time of Populism

    Published 05 October 2018 | viewed 3,883 times

    This rise of populism is creating murky financial waters for both emerging and developed markets. Case in point, Italy, where the new populist government is…

  • America's Trillion Dollar Credit Card Crisis

    Published 04 October 2018 | viewed 2,264 times

    There are only two reasons you should ever use a credit card if your goal is to someday be rich: cash-back rewards and convenience. That…