In the USA, second-quarter comparable sales increased 3.9%, reflecting the national cold beverage value promotion and the launch of the Signature Crafted premium sandwich platform. The US accounts for about one-third of McDonald's revenue. "We're building a better McDonald's and more customers are noticing". Earlier this year, after receiving a "resounding yes from the consumer", Easterbrook said McDonald's chose to transition the Quarter Pounder to fresh beef.
Ankara has withdrawn a request which asked Berlin for information on almost 700 German firms suspected of backing terrorism, a German interior ministry spokesman said. "You can never scare us with such things", Erdogan said, calling on Germany to " pull itself together ". "We want to have good relations with this big and important country but that's only possible if Turkey is and remains a state under the rule of law", Merkel's chief of staff Peter Altmaier said.
The US president Donald Trump had promised to cut taxes and boost spending on infrastructure as key planks of his economic policy. The Fund now expected the United Kingdom economy to grow by 1.7% down from April's 2% prediction. Global output is projected to grow by 3.5 per cent in 2017 and 3.6 per cent in 2018, said the report. According to the IMF, China's failure to continue focus on addressing financial sector risks and curb excessive credit growth could result in an abrupt growth ...
The Cubs began the day one game behind shaky Milwaukee for the division lead, with the Cardinals 3 1/2 back of the Brewers. Lester (7-6) had a ideal game until Wainwright singled with two outs in the sixth. While the Cardinals are now 4.5 games back and in fourth place in the tightly contested NL Central, their run differential is actually better than that of the Cubs' (+22 vs.
According to Yun, the current landscape isn't favoring first-time homebuyers, who are increasingly being squeezed out of the housing market, accounting for 32 percent of all existing-home sales. In June, the only region to notch an increase was the Midwest, where sales were up 3.1%. Despite falling mortgage rates, higher prices may make it more hard for first-time buyers to jump into the market.
With this round of funding led by Didi and SoftBank , the company aims to strengthen its market position and also further invest in GrabPay . Tan is confident that the support from DiDi and SoftBank will help Grab become the market leader in the ride-sharing industry, and build Grabpay into becoming the main payment solution in the region.