US Wage Gains Stalled Despite Robust Jobs Market, Strong Economy

US Wage Gains Stalled Despite Robust Jobs Market, Strong Economy

US Wage Gains Stalled Despite Robust Jobs Market, Strong Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US Jobs Market is “Red Hot” The ADP estimate of November private sector job gains was solid. The increases were across the board as most industries and all sizes of businesses added workers solidly.  The 40,000 increase in manufacturing payrolls […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Tuesday,  Steve Schwarzman, the Chairman and CEO of Blackstone, said President Donald Trump’s tax-reform quest is a “game changer.” The former adviser to President that the tax bill was “actually a game changer because there has been enormous frustration in terms of […]

Investing in Thailand 2018

Investing in Thailand 2018

Thailand is well position to connect investors to new opportunities arising from the increasing border trade and the region’s rapid economic growth. With its strategic location in the center of ASEAN with emerging markets, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia and southern China, on its border. In the first nine months of 2017, statistics from Thailand’s […]

Tax Reform to Generate 3-4% Growth ‘As Far as the Eye Can See’

Tax Reform to Generate 3-4% Growth ‘As Far as the Eye Can See’

Tax Reform to Generate 3-4% Growth ‘As Far as the Eye Can See’ Donald Trump has ended the War against business President Trump’s tax reform will translate into between 3 -4%  economic growth “for as far as the eye can see.” In an interview aired Sunday, economist Larry Kudlow, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, […]

Economy Steams Ahead Under President Trump’s Deregulation Policy

Economy Steams Ahead Under President Trump’s Deregulation Policy

Economy Steams Ahead Under President Trump’s Deregulation Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, in her final testimony to Congress as head of the central bank, described a steadily brightening picture for the US economy while downplaying the risks of financial instability. “The economic expansion is increasingly broad based across sectors as well […]

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Strategy: In an uptrend, when markets fall, buy. 2 weeks ago stocks encountered headwinds and a wide range of risk assets came under pressure in the week ended 18 November, and some market observers again declared the end of what […]

How Singapore Can Tolerate Upcoming Crypto-Currency Popularity (SGD) Currency – Analysis

How Singapore Can Tolerate Upcoming Crypto-Currency Popularity (SGD) Currency – Analysis

Singapore is widely regarded as one of the most crypto-friendly countries in the world, largely due to its stable politics, reliable infrastructure, and favorable business environment. Singapore’s Central Bank has experimented with blockchain technology, and announced Project Ubin, a collaborative project with a consortium of banks and technology companies to explore the use of blockchain for payments […]

President Trump, Welcomes Thanksgiving as the Economy Booms

President Trump, Welcomes Thanksgiving as the Economy Booms

President Trump, Welcomes Thanksgiving as the Economy Booms #MAGA President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to tout the nation’s economy in his Thanksgiving message. Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well. Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, […]

Dubai Economy is Still Growing

Dubai Economy is Still Growing

Dubai Economy is Still Growing Dubai’s economy is expected to grow by 3-4 percent in the 2017-2018, Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said at a ‘Meet the CEO’ event organised by the Government of Dubai Media Office, GDMO, on Monday. He pointed out that 98 percent of Dubai’s […]

US Leading Indicators Signal Solid Growth

US Leading Indicators Signal Solid Growth

US Leading Indicators Signal Solid Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US economic leading indicators rose by 1.2% in October, 2X as much as the 0.6% increase expected by economists polled. The index is a closely followed indicator on economic health. The index “suggests that solid growth in the US economy will continue through the holiday […]

NEEQ: China Stock Markets are Expanding

NEEQ: China Stock Markets are Expanding

NEEQ: China Stock Markets are Expanding A total of 30 new small and medium-sized enterprises debuted on China’s National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ), also known as the “new third board,” in the past week. The newcomers brought the total number of companies on the board to 11,649, data from the NEEQ showed. Turnover on […]

Economic-Confidence Index at Near 9-Year Highs

Economic-Confidence Index at Near 9-Year Highs

Economic-Confidence Index at Near 9-Year Highs America First! Americans’ confidence in the economy remained steady last week, holding at the highest level since mid-August and one of the highest levels in the past nine years. Gallup’s US Economic Confidence Index averaged +7 for the week ending  12 November. Amid a booming stock market and a falling unemployment […]

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumers remain optimistic about employment and the economy. US consumer sentiment in fell on expectations that inflation and interest rates will rise, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator (November, preliminary) Sentiment index dropped to 97.8 (est. 100.8) […]

Chinese, US Companies Sign $250-B+ in Business Deals

Chinese, US Companies Sign $250-B+ in Business Deals

Chinese, US Companies Sign $250-B+ in Business Deals $BA, $F, $LNG, $SOYB Chinese and US companies signed deals worth more than $250-B during President Donald Trump’s state visit to China. Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed the figure after he and President Trump witnessed the signing of the agreements. China and the United States have […]

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than estimated last week, suggesting that hurricane related claims processing has begun to improve. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 239,000 for the week ended 4 November, […]

Tax Cuts Fuel Small Business, ‘Engine of Economy’

Tax Cuts Fuel Small Business, ‘Engine of Economy’

Tax Cuts Fuel Small Business, ‘Engine of Economy’ Small Business Administration (SBA) head Linda McMahon said Tuesday there will be tax savings for small businesses in the GOP tax reform plan, and it will be reinvested to keep fueling “the engine of our economy.” In an interview on TV the former founder, with husband Vince McMahon, […]

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations China’s central bank (PBOC) Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, 69 anni, says that the country’s financial system is becoming significantly more vulnerable due to high leverage. Zhou who has made some stern warnings recently about debt levels in the world’s 2nd-largest, soon to be the world largest economy. […]

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Friday, the US major stock market indexes finished the longest string of weekly gainers since Y 2013 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) results and strong services sector data added to the continuing and growing optimism in the economy. US Dollar (.DXY) index rose, […]

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US companies added the most workers in 7 months in October as hiring rebounded from a drop in September coming from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. The ADP National Employment Report said private employers hired […]

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer confidence rose more than expected in October to the highest mark since Y 2000, as Americans grew more confident about the economy and job market, according to figures Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board. Highlights of Consumer Confidence (October) Confidence index rose to […]

China Economic Update

China Economic Update

China’s manufacturing sector expanded at a slower but stable pace in October, according to official data Tuesday. The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) came in at 51.6, moderating from 52.4 in September and 51.7 in August, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while below reflects contraction. NBS statistician […]

‘Trump Economy’ Running Strong 3% GDP Despite Hurricanes

‘Trump Economy’ Running Strong 3% GDP Despite Hurricanes

‘Trump Economy’ Running Strong 3% GDP Despite Hurricanes The US economy maintained a strong pace of growth in Q-3, as an increase in inventory investment and a smaller trade deficit offset a hurricane-related slowdown in consumer spending and a decline in construction. US GDP increased at a 3.0% annual rate in the July-September frame after […]

China Makes a Move on the USD

China Makes a Move on the USD

China is set to roll out a yuan-denominated oil contract as early as this year. Analysts call the plan, announced by Beijing in September, a huge move against the dollar’s global dominance. The so-called petro-yuan is a “wake up call” for investors who haven’t paid attention to the Chinese plans, according to the head of […]

Investing in China After the CPC

Investing in China After the CPC

Investing in China After the CPC Investors in China including HEFFX paid close attention to the 19th National Congress to help guide them in to what will become the hot areas of the Chinese Economy. For those of us looking to gauge the growth trajectory of China’s economy over the next five years, meaningful hints […]

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in Australia

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in Australia

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in Australia Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in the rural economy and Australian society: that was the message echoed by Federal Government ministers and senior politicians at an event in Canberra last night. Defence Minister Marise Payne and Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten traded stories of their […]

China Economy is Set to Explode

China Economy is Set to Explode

China is set to raise the curtain for the national gathering of one of the world’s largest political parties on Wednesday. The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will “make new strategic arrangements for the country’s reform and development over the next five years and beyond,” Tuo Zhen, spokesman for the […]

Focus China: What to Expect During the Next 5 Years

Focus China: What to Expect During the Next 5 Years

Focus China: What to Expect During the Next 5 Years The eyes of the world turn to China as the Communist Party of China (CPC) hold its 19th National Congress, where the CPC unveil new leadership and set the course for national development for the next 5 years and beyond. Shayne and I believe that […]

US Economy Shifting into High Gear, as Obama Era Reg’s are Shredded

US Economy Shifting into High Gear, as Obama Era Reg’s are Shredded

US Economy Shifting into High Gear, as Obama Era Reg’s are Shredded $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Financials dominated the earnings front Friday after kicking off Q-3 earnings season Thursday The US stock market moved higher on the week, marking new record highs again. The DJIA led the advance, adding 0.4%, as both the NAS Comp and […]

US Consumer Sentiment Spikes to 13-Year Highs

US Consumer Sentiment Spikes to 13-Year Highs

US Consumer Sentiment Spikes to 13-Year Highs US consumer sentiment (MSI) rose to a 13-year high as Americans’ perceptions of the economy and their own finances rebounded following several major hurricanes, a University of Michigan survey showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (October, preliminary) Sentiment index rose to 101.1 (est. 95), highest since January 2004, […]

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The recent economic reports have been overall positive, and better than expected. Many of those reports were sentiment oriented, reflecting optimism about the future of the economy. Markets responded to the notion of tax reform, with US stock markets providing a steady stream of all time […]

US Fuel Economy Standards Unrealistic

US Fuel Economy Standards Unrealistic

US Fuel Economy Standards Unrealistic $F, $GM, $TM, $FCAU, $VLKAY, $HMC The Trump administration is continuing its efforts to roll back Obama-Era regulations, and the Clean Power Plan may be next. The signature plan under former President Barack Hussein Obama was finalized in Y 2015 as part of ongoing efforts to fight climate change. The rule required […]

Trump Rally Extends to Record Highs on Wall Street

Trump Rally Extends to Record Highs on Wall Street

Trump Rally Extends to Record Highs on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX No one is interested in selling this market, signaling that America’s investors are polling Very Positive for President Donald Trump, no matter what the left press is broadcasting, aka Fake News.  Again Thursday, the major US stock market indexes rose to record […]

The US Economy Growing Under President Trump’s Policies

The US Economy Growing Under President Trump’s Policies

The US Economy Growing Under President Trump’s Policies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US economy growing under US President Trump’s developing economic policies. Nevertheless stock market pessimists are warning investors to moderate their optimism over President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts. Stocks raced to records last week and again this week, the USD hit a 2-month high and […]

The Trump Rally Extends, Autos, Airlines Advance

The Trump Rally Extends, Autos, Airlines Advance

The Trump Rally Extends, Autos, Airlines Advance $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US economy growing under US President Trump’s developing economic policies. The major US stock indexes posted record high closes Tuesday, helped by gains in airlines and as carmakers rose after strong September vehicle sales. Major automakers posted higher US new vehicle sales in September […]

US Manufacturing Beat Estimates in September, Hit 13.5 Yr Highs

US Manufacturing Beat Estimates in September, Hit 13.5 Yr Highs

US Manufacturing Beat Estimates in September, Hit 13.5 Yr Highs September ISM Index (actual: 60.8 consensus: 57.8; prior: 58.8) August Construction Spending (actual: 0.5%; consensus: 0.2%; prior: -1.2%) A measure of US manufacturing activity surged to a near 13.5-year highs in September as disruptions to the supply chains caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma resulted in […]

China Economy Remains Strong

China Economy Remains Strong

Industrial output, a gauge of the activity of large enterprises, grew 6 percent year on year in August, down from the 6.4-percent pace a month earlier and retreating to the lowest level this year. Fixed asset investment fell short of expectations with a 7.8-percent rise in the January-August period, the weakest since 1999. Retail sales […]

Face It People, The Trump Economic Boom Is Here

Face It People, The Trump Economic Boom Is Here

Face It People, The Trump Economic Boom Is Here $DIA (DJIA) Have you noticed, that through the mist of Russia, James Comey, Charlottesville and now 2 monster hurricanes, that the US economy is booming faster than it has since the late Clinton years, well have you? This is undeniable. In the last year of The […]

Saudi’s Accelerate Economic Reforms, Aramco IPO on Track

Saudi’s Accelerate Economic Reforms, Aramco IPO on Track

Saudi’s Accelerate Economic Reforms, Aramco IPO on Track Saudi Arabia’s government says that it is accelerating its economic reforms, while revising some of them to give ministries more flexibility in meeting their targets. The Vision 2030 reform program, launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last year, aims to free the economy from dependence on […]

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said back-to-back hurricanes in Q-3 will  lead to increased economic activity over the long run despite any tragic consequences. The storms could (will) influence the timing of the next interest-rate increase, although above-trend growth does […]

US Consumer Comfort Falls After 7 Straight Weekly Gainers

US Consumer Comfort Falls After 7 Straight Weekly Gainers

US Consumer Comfort Falls After 7 Straight Weekly Gainers $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Americans’ confidence eased from a 16-year high last week, though relatively high optimism should continue to support spending, according to the Consumer Comfort Index figures released Thursday. Highlights of Consumer Comfort, Week Ended 3 September Consumer comfort measure fell to 52.6 from […]

US Economic Growth Picking Up, Inflation Muted

US Economic Growth Picking Up, Inflation Muted

US Economic Growth Picking Up, Inflation Muted $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US economy expanded at a moderate pace in July through mid-August, but signs of an acceleration in inflation are muted, the latest survey conducted by the Fed showed Wednesday. “Prices rose modestly overall across the country,” the central bank said in its Beige […]

Tax Reform: Mr. President, “Keep it simple”

Tax Reform: Mr. President, “Keep it simple”

Tax Reform: Mr. President, “Keep it simple” One of the most enduring lessons from the American healthcare fiasco is that to win a political battle it is best to keep the message simple. If there are too many moving parts to a plan, if Americans don’t understand what the politicians are doing, or if there […]

JPY/USD – Japanese Economic Growth

JPY/USD – Japanese Economic Growth

The Japanese economy has been showing convincing signs of strength throughout the month of August. Despite softer than expected imports, Japan still managed to beat Q2 GDP expectations. Economic indicators like the PMIalso signal growth. However, despite the strong GDP outlook, Japan’s inflation rate remains dismally below the Bank of Japan’s targets, leaving the possibility of […]

EUR – Unemployment Down, Exchange Rate Up

EUR – Unemployment Down, Exchange Rate Up

The euro broke through the psychologically important $1.20 barrier against the U.S. dollar for the first time since January 2015 on Tuesday, a move that could help cement the shared currency’s newfound role as a global haven unless the European Central Bank intervenes. The shared currency has strengthened more than 14% against a broadly weaker […]

US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High, Sign of Sustained Spending

US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High, Sign of Sustained Spending

US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High, Sign of Sustained Spending $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer confidence, including views about the US economy, last week marked a 16-year high, indicating spending will remain solid. Confidence among Republicans rose to an almost 10-year high, while comfort of independents was strongest in more than 16 years, Democrats are […]

EU Citizens Leaving Britain

EU Citizens Leaving Britain

EU Citizens Leaving Britain Net migration to Britain has fallen to a 3-year low as a growing number of European Union citizens have left the country following last year’s Brexit referendum. Data released Thursday by the Office for National Statistics provides evidence that the uncertainty and economic jitters caused by Britain’s vote to quit the […]

Thailand SET Index (INDEXBKK:SET) Outlook

Thailand SET Index (INDEXBKK:SET) Outlook

Thailand SET Index (INDEXBKK:SET) Outlook SET Index closed up 0.190 at 1,573.380. Volume was 15% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 18% narrower than normal. Technical Outlook Short Term: Neutral Intermediate Term: Bearish Long Term: Bullish Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the […]

Singapore Straits Times Index (STI) Outlook

Singapore Straits Times Index (STI) Outlook

Singapore Straits Times Index (STI) Outlook STRAITS TIMES closed down -3.740 at 3,260.050. Volume was 8% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 29% wider than normal. Technical Outlook Short Term: Neutral Intermediate Term: Bearish Long Term: Bullish Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on […]

George Soros, the ‘Wounded Beast’, “I will take down President Trump”

George Soros, the ‘Wounded Beast’, “I will take down President Trump”

George Soros, the ‘Wounded Beast’, “I will take down President Trump” Speaking at the exclusive convention in the Swiss Alps for high ranking politicians an corporation heads, which many believe is actually a secret Illuminati meeting Goerge Soros vowed to destroy President Trump’s entire agenda. Mr. Soros, a Hillary Clinton supporter and DNC funder, is […]

Theresa May Plans To Boost UK Economy By £135 Billion a Year

Theresa May Plans To Boost UK Economy By £135 Billion a Year

THERESA May’s plans for a hard Brexit could boost the UK economy by £135 billion a year, top economists have predicted. They believe the UK could reap trade gains worth £80bn annually by removing tariffs for both the European Union and the rest of the world. Deregulating the economy and other Brexit-related policies could provide […]

TRUMP – PENCE UPDATE: WEEK 30 

TRUMP – PENCE UPDATE: WEEK 30 

TRUMP – PENCE UPDATE: WEEK 30      CONDEMNING HATE President Trump’s heart goes out to all those affected by the events in Charlottesville last weekend. The President condemns in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America. No matter the color of our skin, […]

President Trump Approval Rating Rises on Economy News

President Trump Approval Rating Rises on Economy News

President Trump Approval Rating Rises on Economy News US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has gone up, thanks to his success at handling the economy, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday. President Trump’s job approval rating, according to the poll: 39% approve, an increase from 33% on August 2. 57% disapprove, a decrease from […]

A 5 to 10% Pullback in the Market will be Bullish

A 5 to 10% Pullback in the Market will be Bullish

A 5 to 10% Pullback in the Market will be Bullish And Low Inflation in the US is Like a Tax Cut for the Economy Economist Larry Kudlow, a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, said he is Bullish stocks because profits are rising, inflation is low and consumer confidence is high. “I’m very Bullish […]

Singapore is Still Growing

Singapore is Still Growing

Singapore is Still Growing Singapore’s economy grew much faster than expected in the second quarter, with a rebound in services suggesting a broader and more balanced recovery after a stumble early in the year. The economy grew 2.2% in April-June on an annualised and seasonally adjusted basis, rebounding from a revised 2.1% contraction in the […]

BRICS Set To Play its Role in Global Governance

BRICS Set To Play its Role in Global Governance

BRICS Set To Play its Role in Global Governance The 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen opens in early September when the organization’s role in global governance, a faltering economic recovery and setbacks in globalization will be the issues of greatest concern. “BRICS: stronger partnership for a brighter future” will bring together the leaders of Brazil, Russia, […]

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS BACK ON TRACK

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS BACK ON TRACK

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS BACK ON TRACK The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) reached an all-time high of over 22,000, up over 4,000 points since the November 2016 Presidential election. Under The Trump Administration, consumer confidence is soaring. Strong job growth and GDP growth have caused the unemployment rate to dwindle to 4.3%, its lowest […]

Strong US Economy, Strong US Stock Market =Trump Wins Again

Strong US Economy, Strong US Stock Market =Trump Wins Again

Strong US Economy, Strong US Stock Market =Trump Wins Again $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $HD, $AAPL Business guru Ken Langone says that President Donald Trump will easily be re-elected to a 2nd term if the US economy continues to strengthen and the US stock market surges to record highs on a daily basis, this latest streak […]

UK Economy Has Dropped Since Brexit

UK Economy Has Dropped Since Brexit

Bank of England says Brexit and the uncertainty around it has already hit people’s incomes and is weighing down the economy. Households have cut back on spending and businesses on investment, slowing the economy’s growth. It comes as the Bank downgraded its forecasts for the British economy this year, just days after EU statistics indicated the eurozone […]

BREXIT – National Investment Fund To Support UK Despite Negative Influences

BREXIT – National Investment Fund To Support UK Despite Negative Influences

The Government has proposed setting up a national investment fund to help fledgling UK businesses thrive and compete with their US counterparts, even after Brexit. The Treasury said on Tuesday that a consultation had identified a £4bn funding gap between US and British firms and that the new fund would “help address this gap and boost British business”. It also […]

Chinese Take Advantage Of Malaysia (MYR)

Chinese Take Advantage Of Malaysia (MYR)

Raising funds through Sukuk in Malaysia has been gaining traction among Chinese corporations. Over the last two weeks, Chinese corporations are seen raising funds through the Islamic bonds in Malaysia, which has positioned itself as Islamic funds hub. Last week, China-owned Edra Power Holdings’ solar energy unit Tadau Energy announced it had issued up to […]

Air Traffic to Dubai Still Growing

Air Traffic to Dubai Still Growing

Air Traffic to Dubai Still Growing Passenger numbers at Dubai World Central, DWC, Dubai’s second airport, grew by more than 35 percent in the first half of the year, according to the traffic report issued by operator, Dubai Airports, today. DWC welcomed 554,993 passengers in the first half of 2017 compared to 410,278 passengers during […]

Weakening USD is Positive for Gold & Silver

Weakening USD is Positive for Gold & Silver

Weakening USD is Positive for Gold & Silver $GLD, $USD, $SLV The US Dollar (.DXY) Index has been moving lower, retreating 9% in 5 months, from 102 in March to its current 93.39. Not surprisingly, Gold has risen almost 10% in USD terms during this frame. Earlier this year many participant expected USD to continue its […]

Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) All Time Low

Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) All Time Low

Indonesia’s rupiah dropped to a 17-year low against the dollar on Thursday, pressured by slowing economic growth and high inflation in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The rupiah fell 0.4 percent to 13,271 against the dollar, the weakest level since August 1998 when Indonesia was in the depths of a financial crisis that led to the […]

Brexit – Fight For Euro Clearing

Brexit – Fight For Euro Clearing

The battle to control euro clearing once the U.K. leaves the European Union is getting uglier. LCH, the London Stock Exchange Group Plc unit that dominates euro clearing, wants to stop the European Central Bank from gaining the power to veto its decisions. Eurex Clearing, the Deutsche Boerse AG-owned subsidiary that would probably benefit most if London was […]

Australian Dollar (A$) CPI Outlook

Australian Dollar (A$) CPI Outlook

Australia’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) climbed an annualized 2.1% after expanding 1.5% during the last three-months of 2016, while the core rate of inflation increased 1.9% during the same period amid forecasts for a 1.8% print. Signs of slower-than-expected inflation may encourage the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to preserve the record-low cash rate for […]

Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) Immigration and GDP

Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) Immigration and GDP

Economy Malaysian authorities have arrested over 3,300 undocumented workers and 84 employers in the country’s latest crackdown Activists are concerned about possible abuses of workers’ rights, while labor shortages continue to plague business owners Malaysia had 5% growth for Q2 given the strong trade for May 2017 which has exceeded forecasts, growing by 31.5% to […]

British Pound (£) – Brexit Is Improving Britain Despite Negative Allegations

British Pound (£) – Brexit Is Improving Britain Despite Negative Allegations

Slightly better than expected wages and jobs data saved Britain’s pound from another downward lurch on Wednesday, offsetting a series of political and economic warning signs as talks on leaving the European Union get going. Amid the resulting falls in the pound, several of the Bank of England’s monetary policy panel members have stepped in […]

Thailand 4.0 Initiatives

Thailand 4.0 Initiatives

Thailand Board of Investment Offers Privileges to Support Thai Infrastructure Development in Tandem With Fast-progressing Thailand 4.0 Initiatives Thailand’s strategically important geographic location gives it ample advantage to become a primary regional economic hub, not only in trade, investment and tourism, but also in communication and transportation networks that connect to other regions around the […]

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming $DIA, $GLD, $SLV The DJIA had not seen a new all-time high since June 19 until this week, when it closed at record highs 2 days running. But as the Dow Jones’ BEV chart below shows, last week it closed just 0.53% away from a new all-time […]

China Economy Stable

China Economy Stable

China’s consumer inflation grew mildly in June, as stable prices reinforced the view that the world’s second largest economy is firming up. China’s consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 1.5 percent year on year in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday. The June expansion remained unchanged from May’s […]

(AUDUSD) Australian Dollar Fall Continues – What Happens To The Economy Now?

(AUDUSD) Australian Dollar Fall Continues – What Happens To The Economy Now?

The Australian dollar is down against its US counterpart, back below 76 US cents even though the greenback has also fallen after a round of weaker-than-expected US employment data. At 0635 AEST on Friday, the Australian dollar was worth 75.84 US cents, down from 76.00 US cents on Thursday. Westpac’s Imre Speizer said comments by […]

Think Portfolio Insurance When Buying Gold in Here

Think Portfolio Insurance When Buying Gold in Here

Think Portfolio Insurance When Buying Gold in Here $GLD, $USD Gold (NYSEArca:GLD) is ranged within 1,190 and 1250 oz short term as the metal tracks US real interest rates. “We’re not saying we have a Bullish bias; we’re not saying we have a bearish bias,” siad executive director for commodities and foreign exchange at UBS […]

Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy

Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy

Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Economists and pundits daily nay-say President Donald Trump’s economic agenda and forecast of 3% growth as fantasy. The consensus is that the economy “can’t possibly grow at 3%,” according to The Wall Street Journal. “Slow growth is the new norm, so get […]

Global Investors Rotating, Not Retreating

Global Investors Rotating, Not Retreating

Global Investors Rotating, Not Retreating $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Global equities have recovered rapidly after a dip this month as technology firms sold off, signalling the investors are still confident about the last of the Trump reflation trades, as they take a more discerning approach to stock-picking. Despite that recent stumble, MSCI’s gauge of world stock […]

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