Mexico’s new president will probably keep its secretive billion-dollar oil hedge going

REUTERS/Henry Romero Mexico buys put options from US financial institutions on oil.  A change in government may see that hedge out soon.  Ultimately, it looks as if the hedging strategy will remain in place.  The Mexican oil hedge, or the Hacienda Hedge, is considered the biggest hedging bet on Wall Street as well as perhaps the […]

Jeff Bezos says Amazon is not his ‘most important work.’ It’s this secretive rocket company that toils in the Texas desert.

Axel Springer/Business Insider In a recent in-depth interview, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said that Amazon and his other businesses aren’t nearly as important as Blue Origin. Blue Origin builds, tests, and launches reusable rockets and spaceships in the desert of west Texas. Bezos said he wants Blue Origin to help move all heavy industry into […]

A secretive Russian military lab has been named as the source of the nerve agent used on ex-spy Sergei Skripal

Google Maps The nerve agent used on Sergei and Yulia Skripal has been traced to a specific Russian lab, according to media reports. The Times newspaper named Shikhany military base as the source of the chemical. Britain has not officially identified the location, but has said it has strong intelligence linking the chemical — called Novichok […]

What goes on inside the secretive, semi-official talks between the North Korea, the US, and South Korea

JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images North Korea will hold “track 1.5 talks” with the US and South Korea this week in Finland to discuss a US-North Korea summit and an inter-Korea summit. There are three types of talks between countries. Track 1 is official, track 1.5 is unofficial and involves government staff as well as external experts, […]

What we know, and what we don’t about the secretive Zuma payload

SpaceX On Sunday night, SpaceX launched a classified payload known only as “Zuma” for the US government. But once in space, something went wrong. Here’s what we know so far. What is Zuma? It was a government satellite or spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman, which contracted with SpaceX to launch it into low-Earth orbit. By […]

Google Maps street view MYSTERY: What does crop circle by secretive military site reveal?

Google Maps street view often reveal strange or funny sights from around the world. But sometimes they give an insight into unexplained secrets and mysteries. And one such image has the internet confused, trying to work out if it reveals the existence of aliens. A crop circle showing a perfect round sphere with a six […]

There’s been a shake-up at secretive trading firm Jump Trading

LinkedIn Steve Hunt, chief technology officer of Jump Trading, is leaving the firm. Hunt spent more than 10 years with the trading firm, according to his LinkedIn page. Samuel Tegel, head of liquidity strategy at the firm has also left. Steve Hunt, the chief technology officer of Chicago-based trading firm Jump Trading, has left the firm, […]

China’s secretive spaceplane may launch in 2020

Enlarge / Chinese Premier Li Keqiang inspects the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation in Beijing on April 27, 2017. (credit: Xinhua/Xie Huanchi via Getty Images) There have been rumors about China’s development of a spaceplane for the better part of a decade, but now the vehicle has a tentative launch date. According to a […]

Secretive US panel objected to at least 9 takeovers of US companies by foreign buyers so far this year

Jacquelyn Martin/AP (Reuters) – A secretive US government panel has objected to at least nine acquisitions of US companies by foreign buyers so far this year, people familiar with the matter said, a historically high number that bodes poorly for China’s overseas buying spree. The objections indicate that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the […]

EastEnders spoiler: Is secretive Linda Carter having an AFFAIR with Woody Woodward?

The landlady (played by Kellie Bright) was seen being welcomed back to the Queen Vic where she was greeted with a birthday party in her honour, however it wasn’t long before she left again. Telling her spouse (Danny Dyer) that her mother Elaine Peacock (Maria Friedman) had had another fall, she dashed out of their […]