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US booms and mid-terms loom, with culture wars taking centre stage

It’s now only just a couple of weeks till the mid-term elections in America. Participants on both sides are calling this the most important mid-term election of recent years, although how much of this is hyperbole and how much they really mean it is open to question. Certainly the advent of Donald Trump has ratcheted up the pitch and the urgency of US political rhetoric, and it’s been interesting to see how a President who has lambasted “fake news” and who recently praised a Republican politician who physically attacked a journalist, is suddenly himself keen to court the press. >>>

Horse Hill Kimmeridge might live up to the hype, but commercially viable Portland is an important breakthrough

The more blue-sky minded followers of the Horse Hill oil project have likely looked past the significant piece of good news relating to the Portland oil reservoir this week. It is a conventional, and essentially traditional, style oil discovery. It is not as sexy as the deeper, and potentially larger, but, still somewhat un-proven Kimmeridge zones at Horse Hill. Already, having just used the word ‘un-proven’ in the first few sentences, the bristling of Horse Hill’s passionate investor following is palpable. >>>

FAANG Report: Apple bull on Wall Street sets $310 price target; Google app licenses in EU to cost $40/phone

A new biggest bull for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) initiated coverage of the iPhone maker, a report on CNBC said. Longtime technology analyst Daniel Ives, who had just moved to Wedbush Securities from GBH Insights, gave Apple an Outperform rating and a 12-month price target of $310, higher than any other analyst on Wall Street. "With positively trending average selling prices that we believe can approach about $800 in fiscal 2019 and healthy gross margins heading into this 2019 product cycle that are showing no signs of abating ... >>>

Facebook hires former UK deputy Prime Minister as top communications executive

In the latest twist to the Facebook (NASDAQ':FB) story, the social networking giant has hired a well-known UK political heavyweight - Nick Clegg - as its head of global affairs and communications. Clegg, 51,  was the deputy Prime-Minister under David Cameron when he Liberal Democrats were in a coalition govermment with the Conservatives between 2010 and 2015.  He will report to Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who, along with founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg,  reportedly played a big part in the appointment. >>>

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