President Trump’s Earth Day Message, “protect the environment and our workers.”

President Trump’s Earth Day Message, “protect the environment and our workers.”






President Trump’s Earth Day Message, “protect the environment and our workers.” President Donald Trump celebrated Earth Day Saturday and delivered a message that wove a commitment to protecting the environment with support for American workers. “My administration is committed to keeping our air and water clean, to preserving our forests, lakes, and open spaces, and […]






Fact: Economic Growth Under Barack Hussein Obama was ‘Terrible’

Fact: Economic Growth Under Barack Hussein Obama was ‘Terrible’






Fact: Economic Growth Under Barack Hussein Obama was ‘Terrible’ Former US President Barack Hussein Obama was horrible for economic growth in Y 2016 the data shows. The US economy grew just 1.6% in Mr. Obama’s last year in office, a mark that puts the Obama Presidency in last place among 13 post-World War II Presidents […]






The Trump Effect: US Consumer Confidence Highest in 16 Years

The Trump Effect: US Consumer Confidence Highest in 16 Years






The Trump Effect: US Consumer Confidence Highest in 16 Years US consumer confidence rose to its highest mark in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump’s preferred economic indicators. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 125.6 in March from 116.1 in February, the […]






Growth Opportunities for Hong Kong in Emerging “Greater Bay Area”

Growth Opportunities for Hong Kong in Emerging “Greater Bay Area”






Growth Opportunities for Hong Kong in Emerging “Greater Bay Area” Hong Kong will gain new growth momentum with the emergence of the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area,” an ambitious central government initiative aimed at boosting development of the Cantonese-speaking region in southern China, local scholars and economic analysts say. In his annual government work report […]






This Week, Market’s Focus on President Trump Message to Congress

This Week, Market’s Focus on President Trump Message to Congress






This Week, Market’s Focus on President Trump Message to Congress $SPY, $GLD, $USD Tuesday evening, 28 February, US President Donald Trump is slated to give a major address to a joint session of Congress in lieu of the usual State of the Union address. This 1st official congressional address by our President may be pivotal […]






The Market Knows What the Market Knows, the Financial News is Real

The Market Knows What the Market Knows, the Financial News is Real






The Market Knows What the Market Knows, the Financial News is Real $SPY Buy the News, Sell the soft Data. That is the conclusion drawn from a paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, which suggests that financial news holds predictive power when it comes to economic data. Stories about the US economy […]






Free Trade Key Driver for Canada’s Economic Growth

Free Trade Key Driver for Canada’s Economic Growth






Free Trade Key Driver for Canada’s Economic Growth Two public-sector reports issued here over the past two days have both identified free trade as a key driver to Canada’s economic growth. In a report released on Tuesday, Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade acknowledged that free trade agreements are an essential […]






1,000,000 American Jobs at Risk on Fuel Economy Standards

1,000,000 American Jobs at Risk on Fuel Economy Standards






1,000,000 American Jobs at Risk on Fuel Economy Standards $F, $GM, $FCAU About 1-M US jobs are at risk if fuel-economy rules do not align with market reality, according to Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields. Mr. Fields and fellows: General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) CEO Mary Barra and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s (NYSE:FCAU) CEO Sergio […]






Globalization, a New World or a Dead End

Globalization, a New World or a Dead End






Globalization, a New World or a Dead End Economic globalization is at a Crossroad, the next step to be taken by major players will lead to either a New World or a Dead End. The world is a place in time when protectionism, populism and isolationism are on the rise in the developed countries, as […]






UK Leaders to Play ‘Hardball’ in Talks with EU on Market Access

UK Leaders to Play ‘Hardball’ in Talks with EU on Market Access






UK Leaders to Play ‘Hardball’ in Talks with EU on Market Access $GBP Sunday, Britain’s leaders signaled their resolve to play hardball in talks with the EU, suggesting they will look for partners elsewhere if the bloc restricts access to its huge market. Under pressure to reveal her Brexit plan, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s […]






The Growing Regional Power of the United Arab Emirates  

The Growing Regional Power of the United Arab Emirates  






The Growing Regional Power of the United Arab Emirates In recent years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has positioned itself as a Key player in the processes shaping the region (GCC). After dealing with potential threats at home, the federation took a leading role in contending with some of the political, economic, and military challenges […]






Brexit Predictions Were Wrong

Brexit Predictions Were Wrong






Brexit Predictions Were Wrong $GBP The Bank of England’s chief economist says forecasters got it wrong when they predicted a sharp economic downturn if Britain voted to leave the European Union. Andy Haldane says the country’s strong economic performance since the June 2016 referendum has been a surprise to all, and the economic forecasting profession […]






China’s WTO Membership Brought Beijing a Very Active Role in Global Trade

China’s WTO Membership Brought Beijing a Very Active Role in Global Trade






China’s WTO Membership Brought Beijing a Very Active Role in Global Trade In November China marked 15 years since becoming a World Trade Organization (WTO) member, a WTO official applauded not only the progress made since Y 2001 but also Beijing’s active role within the global trade body and increasing leadership and vision on multilateral […]






China’s ‘New Normal’ Driving Study Economic Growth

China’s ‘New Normal’ Driving Study Economic Growth






China’s ‘New Normal’ Driving Study Economic Growth China will remain as an engine of global economic growth in Y 2017 due to its stability in an uncertain international context, said Argentine sociologist Josefina de Rosa. China’s “New Normal” of economic growth has allowed its economy to grow steadily, de Rosa said, citing China’s average growth of […]






US President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts “Economic Nirvana”

US President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts “Economic Nirvana”






US President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts “Economic Nirvana” US President Elect Donald Trump’s proposed tax policies will have a positive effect much the same President Ronald Reagan’s did. Economist Art Laffer, a former member of Ronald Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, said that Donald Trump should not worry about America’s growing trade deficit, and he […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $HD, $CSCO, $WMT Earning season is slowing, this week just 20 members of the S&P 500 will report to Wall Street Included in this lot are 3 DJIA stocks: Home Depot (NYSE:HD) Tuesday, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) Wednesday and Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Thursday.   Economic reports The week’s 1st economic […]






No Need for China to Fake Steady GDP Growth

No Need for China to Fake Steady GDP Growth






No Need for China to Fake Steady GDP Growth China’s economy has achieved steady growth of 6.7% for 3 Quarters running, leading many analysts to suspect that there has been some data smoothing. However, the reality is that the government simply has no incentive or necessity to whitewash the real economic picture. It’s routine for […]






Asian Regional Cooperation Fuels Growth Momentum

Asian Regional Cooperation Fuels Growth Momentum






Asian Regional Cooperation Fuels Growth Momentum Financial cooperation will bring new growth momentum to Asian countries, given that although there have been visible outcomes in this field, the scale is somewhat limited. “The low-hanging fruit has already been picked in Asian regional cooperation after years of development,” said China’s Vice Finance Minister Shi Yaobin at […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $IBM, $GS, $GE, $AXP, $MSFT Earnings season will pick up this week as 11 members of the DJIA are scheduled to report: International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) Monday Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS), Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Tuesday American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) Wednesday; Microsoft […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $JPM, $C, $WFC, $PNC, $AA The US stock exchanges were open Monday, Columbus Day, even though it is a federal holiday. The 1st official week of Q-3 earnings features 4 banks: DJIA component JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and S&P 500 members Citigoup (NYSE:C), PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) and Wells […]






Obama’s Description of His Legacy is Excessively Charitable to Himself

Obama’s Description of His Legacy is Excessively Charitable to Himself






Obama’s Description of His Legacy is Excessively Charitable to Himself US President Barack Hussein Obama recently celebrated the 7th anni of the passage of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, or as most Americans likely remember it, the $830-M stimulus package. The benefits of the stimulus are up for debate, but Mr. Obama is absolutely […]






This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior

This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior






This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior 26 September, Monday New Home Sales, August (10:00a EDT): 585-K expected, 654-K prior 27 September, Tuesday Case-Shiller 20-City, July (9:00a EDT): 5.1% expected, 5.1% prior Consumer Confidence, September (10:00a EDT): 98.0 expected, 101.1 prior (revised from 99.8) 28 September Wednesday MBA Mortgage Index, 09/24 (7:00a EDT): […]






ADB backs China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” in Central Asia

ADB backs China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” in Central Asia






ADB backs China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” in Central Asia The Asian Development Bank (ADB) supports China’s Belt and Road initiative in Central Asia, as both sides have the common goal to promote regional cooperation and integration. Zhang Wencai, ADB Vice President for Central and West Asia and South Asia Operations, made the remark during […]






Chinese Companies Taping ASEAN Market

Chinese Companies Taping ASEAN Market






Chinese Companies Taping ASEAN Market As more and more Chinese companies tap into the burgeoning Southeast Asian market, expert and company officials expect localization to be a Key aspect to boost industrial capacity cooperation between China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The long-time friendly ties and close neighborhood provide China […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $BF.B, $CRM, $AVGO, $CPB, $HRB There are only 5 members of the S&P 500 scheduled to report earnings this week, they are: Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE:BF.B) and Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) Wednesday, and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) and H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) Thursday. Economic reports The week’s 1st notable economic report […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $HD, $CSCO, $WMT, $LOW, $TGT Earnings season winds down, just 20 members of the S&P 500 report to Wall Street this week. Included are DJIA members Home Depot (NYSE:HD) Tuesday, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) Wednesday and Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) Thursday. Some other retailers will also report to Wall Street, including: […]






China Considering Boosting Private Investment

China Considering Boosting Private Investment






China Considering Boosting Private Investment China’s top economic planning body has suggested more policy tools to reverse the slowing of private investment and bolster economic growth. The government should further encourage private investment with more preferential policies and remove barriers preventing private companies from entering electricity, telecommunications and other sectors that were once dominated by […]






China, International Investors Confident about Economic Transformation

China, International Investors Confident about Economic Transformation






China, International Investors Confident about Economic Transformation The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driven by the increasing use of digital technologies and highly intelligent robots in the leading world economies. International investors are confident about China’s economic transformation, believing it can bring them good opportunities. Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum in […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $KR, $ORCL Just 2 members of the S&P 500 are scheduled to report earnings to Wall Street this week: The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), and Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL). Both announce their results Thursday. US Fed’s FOMC Meeting The US Fed’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning […]






Privacy & Security Concern “Chilling” Internet Users

Privacy & Security Concern “Chilling” Internet Users






Privacy & Security Concern “Chilling” Internet Users Nearly 1 in 2 Internet users say privacy and security concerns have stopped them from doing some basic things online such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to a new government survey released last Friday. This chilling effect, […]






Extreme Weather Strains Australian Firefighting Resources

Extreme Weather Strains Australian Firefighting Resources






Extreme Weather Strains Australian Firefighting Resources Australia’s firefighting resources will come under increasing strain as climate change causes Northern and Southern hemisphere bushfire seasons to overlap. Dozens of Australian firefighters have traveled to the United States to help fight more than 70 wildfires as the nation weathers one of its worst wildfire seasons in recent […]






Earth Day Proves The Value of Water And More

Earth Day Proves The Value of Water And More






Earth Day Proves The Value of Water And More April 22, 2016 Ecological principles guide economic strategies to fit 21st Century conditions. Mekong River floodwaters force Vietnamese farmers to erect barricades to protect their fields. From 1980 to 2014, 41 percent of all the economic losses globally, and 27 percent of the fatalities, were from […]