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 […]






President Trump and The Economy of Mass Prosperity

President Trump and The Economy of Mass Prosperity






President Trump and The Economy of Mass Prosperity The next phase of Capitalism is coming, if its evolution is allowed After proposing $1 trillion investment into infrastructure, the Trump administration is harnessing the brainpower of renowned experts to unlock the insoluble problem of how many jobs will be created for each billion dollars of spending. […]






Economic Outlook is Bright, Consumer Spending Rising

Economic Outlook is Bright, Consumer Spending Rising






Economic Outlook is Bright, Consumer Spending Rising $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer spending is stable and relatively high as Americans are more positive than negative about the national economy and fewer adults are unemployed than at any time in the past 16 years, Gallup reports: Their daily self-reports of spending averaged $104, similar to […]






President Trump Ended Mr. Hussein Obama’s ‘War on America Business’

President Trump Ended Mr. Hussein Obama’s ‘War on America Business’






President Trump Ended Mr. Hussein Obama’s ‘War on America Business’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The record highs marked in the US stock market at the end of last week is America’s “seal of approval” for President Donald Trump’s pulling out out of the Paris accord, as wars on business and fossil fuels come to an end, […]






The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare

The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare






The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Question over the strength of today’s job market is Key to understanding the durability of the US economy and the markets looking ahead. The Team at Morningside Hill weighed on the US Jobs numbers today giving us a good […]






Norway Must Rethink Economy

Norway Must Rethink Economy






Norway manages its significant hydrocarbon resources and revenues in a sustainable way, and remains a reliable supplier of oil and gas, but Norway’s government should prepare for a future with lower oil and gas revenues. The recommendations were made in the International Energy Agency’s latest assessment of Norway’s energy policies. “As one of the world’s […]






Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink”

Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink”






Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink” $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Tuesday, Fed Governor Lael Brainard said soft US inflation may cause her to reassess the path forward for monetary policy should it linger, even as the global economic outlook brightens and US growth looks poised to rebound. “If the soft inflation data persist, […]






Aggressive Fed Could Upset Markets, Gold is the Hedge

Aggressive Fed Could Upset Markets, Gold is the Hedge






Aggressive Fed Could Upset Markets, Gold is the Hedge $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $SLV The mins from this month’s FOMC meeting outline an aggressive agenda that may upset financial markets in the months ahead. Fed officials said the plan is cautious, and stocks rallied on the news. The Big Q: How safe should participants […]






Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession

Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession






Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession The US is decisively in a growth rate cycle upturn, which began last year just after the Presidential  election. Very savvy BCA Research Chief Economist Martin Barnes and ECRI Co-founder Lakshman Achuthan provided an outlook of the US economy that surely contradicts the consensus sentiment of […]






President Trump’s Budget Is Pro-Taxpayers, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth

President Trump’s Budget Is Pro-Taxpayers, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth






President Trump’s Budget Is Pro-Taxpayers, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth President Donald Trump’s proposed Y 2018 budget will help to accelerate economic growth by 3.5 to 4% a year “Roll back regulations and grow, grow, grow. 3%, in my opinion, is minimal. They can do 3.5 to 4% if they get the tax cuts through ASAP,”Larry Kudlow, the […]






Moody’s Downgrades China, Time to Buy

Moody’s Downgrades China, Time to Buy






Moody’s Downgrades China, Time to Buy Yes Moody’s. the firm that kept Enron’s investment-grade rating and did the same for Lehman Brothers has issued a very questionable downgrade of China. The justification for the downgrade is excessively pessimistic and not in line with the ratings they have on other countries. If they were to apply […]






President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Drive Jobs and Growth

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Drive Jobs and Growth






President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Drive Jobs and Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ,$VXX The long-term growth path for the US economy from Y’s 1950 to 2000 was 3.3%. Almost every year he was in office, former US President Barack Hussein Obama forecast that he would achieve more than 3% growth, he never got there in 8 […]






George Soros Betting Against President Trump and America

George Soros Betting Against President Trump and America






George Soros Betting Against President Trump and America $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Billionaire left-wing investor George Soros has increased what so far has been a losing bet against the US stock market and by extension President Trump and the American economy, he will get hammered. Notably, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) 12.18, -2.48, -16.9% better […]






Trump Economy Runs, Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Growth View at 4.1%

Trump Economy Runs, Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Growth View at 4.1%






Trump Economy Runs, Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Growth View at 4.1% The US economy is forecast to expand at a 4.1% annualized pace in the Q-2 following the release of April figures on housing starts and industrial output, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDP Now forecast model showed  Tuesday. Domestic factory production increased 1.0% last month […]






Thailand to Benefit from Growing China – Russia Trade

Thailand to Benefit from Growing China – Russia Trade






Thailand to Benefit from Growing China – Russia Trade The rapidly growing China/Russia Trade deals will drive economic growth throughout ASEAN, Thailand with it’s strong manufacturing and agricultural base is one of the countries with the most to gain in the changing nature of global trade. The Thai-China rail link will become a major trade […]






HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks

HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks






HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks HEFFX rate Thailand as one the prime emerging market economies for long term investing. The Stock Exchange of Thailand is a well regulated venue for the foreign investor and home to many quality companies. The outlook for Thailand is strong. Over the last four decades, Thailand has made […]






President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed

President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed






President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, Sam Zell said President Donald Trump has an “extraordinary opportunity” to revive an economy that died under 8 years of regulatory oppression under Barack Hussein Obama. “I think we’ve had 8 years of kind of an anti-business administration with very […]






ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone

ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone






ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone The Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) says that risks to the strengthening economy of the 19-country Eurozone have fallen insisting it is too early to declare victory and start withdrawing stimulus measures. Mario Draghi said in remarks delivered Wednesday in the Dutch Parliament that recent data confirm […]






China’s Economy Showing No Signs of Slowing

China’s Economy Showing No Signs of Slowing






China’s Economy Showing No Signs of Slowing China’s economy shows no signs of crisis even as the country’s crackdown on financial leverage has wiped almost $500-B from domestic markets. “This continues to be completely overblown,” James O’Neill, former Commercial Secretary to the UK Treasury, said. “China has demonstrated multiple times that it’s very good at […]






Chinese Yuan (CN¥) ⇨ US Dollar ($) (CNYUSD) Boosting Economy

Chinese Yuan (CN¥) ⇨ US Dollar ($) (CNYUSD) Boosting Economy






Chinese Yuan (CN¥) ⇨ US Dollar ($) (CNYUSD) Boosting Economy Highlights *Internationalization of Chinese yuan to boost Kenya’s economy *Beijing is now one of Kenya’s top trading partners and this has raised the significance of the renminbi (RMB) *The number of banks that can provide Chinese yuan over the counter is increasing *Chinese yuan weakens […]






China: Economy on Solid Ground

China: Economy on Solid Ground






China: Economy on Solid Ground China’s recent economic moderation is a natural consequence of its economic restructuring, and the country’s solid growth momentum remains uninterrupted in the longer term, Asian Development Bank Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada said on May 7. China is doing the right things to maintain financial stability and control cross-border capital flows, […]






Small Business Happy with Trump’s First 100 Days

Small Business Happy with Trump’s First 100 Days






Almost 70% of small and medium business (SMB) owners are optimistic they’ll see business growth, expansion, or increased revenue over the next 12 months, but their enthusiasm is tempered by unease over political uncertainty in Washington, according to a new survey released today by Business.com. Driving their optimism is the administration’s plans for deregulation, with […]






China Data Shows Expansion

China Data Shows Expansion






Most of the headlines today are focused on a shrinking rate of growth in China’s manufacturing sector, the reality is it is continuing to expand. China’s economy grew a faster-than-expected 6.9 percent in the first quarter, boosted by higher government infrastructure spending and the nation’s gravity-defying property boom. But growth is expected to slow as […]






US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending

US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending






US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending $DIA,  $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New orders for Key US-made capital goods rose less than expected in March, but a 2nd straight monthly increase in shipments suggested business investment accelerated in Q-1 behind a recovering energy sector. While other data relieved Thursday showed a bigger-than-expected increase in 1st-time […]






Investing In Thailand?

Investing In Thailand?






Investing In Thailand? Thailand is one of the worlds fasting growing economies, with a growth of 21% in the past 6 years. Thailand has major Exports in jewelry, automobiles, computers, textiles and more. The Thai economy is projected to expand by 3.2 percent in 2016 and 2017 driven mainly by private consumption, public spending, and exports of […]






Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs

Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs






Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs The Government’s War Against Business is Over Confidence in the US economy among middle-market companies has reached a new high in early Y 2017, the National Center for the Middle Market at Ohio State University said. With 9 of 10 middle-market leaders indicating a positive perception of the […]






Thailand Remains an Attractive Investment Destination

Thailand Remains an Attractive Investment Destination






Thailand Remains an Attractive Investment Destination Over the last four decades, Thailand has made remarkable progress in social and economic development, moving from a low-income country to an upper-income country in less than a generation. As such, Thailand has been one of the widely cited development success stories, with sustained strong growth and impressive poverty […]






President Trump Dumps Dodd-Frank with Executive Order

President Trump Dumps Dodd-Frank with Executive Order






President Trump Dumps Dodd-Frank with Executive Order Friday afternoon, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order and 2 memoranda on Friday relating to the Y 2010 Dodd-Frank law, which he described as “damaging … regulations that failed to hold Wall Street firms accountable,” the Washington Examiner reported. The Dodd-Frank law, signed under former President […]






China’s GDP Comes in Better than Expected at 6.9% Y-Y

China’s GDP Comes in Better than Expected at 6.9% Y-Y






China’s GDP Comes in Better than Expected at 6.9% Y-Y $JPM In the latest sign of economic stabilization, China reported better-than-expected growth for Q-1 of Y 2017. The world’s 2nd-largest economy saw its GDP (gross domestic product) rise 6.9% Y-Y to hit US$ 2.63-T in Q-1, up from 6.8% growth in the prior Quarter, according […]






President Trump’s 1st 12 Weeks, Defending Our Constitution +++

President Trump’s 1st 12 Weeks, Defending Our Constitution +++






President Trump’s 1st 12 Weeks, Defending Our Constitution +++ President Trump promised that he would put in place common sense reforms to eliminate waste so that the government better serves all Americans. There is duplication and redundancy everywhere. Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted on activities that are not delivering results for hardworking […]






Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000






Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer sentiment climbed in early April to 3-month highs as consumer optimism on current economic conditions under President Donald Trump rose to its strongest marks since November 2000. The University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (MSI) said its preliminary April consumer sentiment […]






Peaceful Resolution of North Korea Tension Seen

Peaceful Resolution of North Korea Tension Seen






Peaceful Resolution of North Korea Tension Seen Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution of rising tension on the Korean Peninsula in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump Wednesday. President Trump’s call with President Xi, just days after they met in the United States, came as a state-run Chinese newspaper warned […]






President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message

President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message






President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Administration is sharpening its focus and message on a tax plan that will win quick approval in Congress and help to boost the US economy. President Trump’s 1st 11 weeks in office have included executive orders to remove some of Barack […]






The Energy Infrastructure Needed to Power Devices We Depend on is Massive

The Energy Infrastructure Needed to Power Devices We Depend on is Massive






The Energy Infrastructure Needed to Power Devices We Depend on is Massive $URA, $GE, $HTHIY, $UUUU, $SYHBF Human behavior is often influenced by new technologies. Go to a local mall or sit on subway car and see how many people are glued to their cellphones and tablets. Certainly advances in technology have, in many cases, […]






Rising Student Debt Hurts Housing and Consumer Spending

Rising Student Debt Hurts Housing and Consumer Spending






Rising Student Debt Hurts Housing and Consumer Spending Rising student loan debt looks to harm the overall US economy, especially home ownership and consumer spending, a top Federal Reserve official said Monday. The rising debt also might erode colleges’ and universities’ ability to elevate lower-income students. New York Fed President William Dudley cited research from […]






UAE Launches Project to Become “World’s Best” Country

UAE Launches Project to Become “World’s Best” Country






UAE Launches Project to Become “World’s Best” Country The project’s objectives center on education, economy, government development and community cohesion The UAE’s Cabinet has launched the 2071 Centennial project to make the country the best in the world 100 years after its founding. The plan was revealed by is Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al […]






US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High

US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High






US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home resales fell more than expected in February on a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7% to a […]






Focus on the “Mind-blowing” Opportunities of the US Economy

Focus on the “Mind-blowing” Opportunities of the US Economy






Focus on the “Mind-blowing” Opportunities of the US Economy The $60-B Scottish Fund managed owned by Aegon NV is ignoring talk of a rise in protectionism/populism under US President Donald Trump to focus on the “mind-blowing” opportunities of the world’s biggest economy, the US is a “huge market.” The firm has virtually no assets under […]






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, signalling developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3-M, the US Commerce […]






FOMC Raised Rates, Yellen Not Worried About Downside Risks

FOMC Raised Rates, Yellen Not Worried About Downside Risks






FOMC Raised Rates, Yellen Not Worried About Downside Risks The FOMC raised interest rates Wednesday, a move spurred by steady economic growth, strong job gains and confidence that inflation is rising to the central bank’s target. The decision to lift the target overnight interest rate by 25 basis points to a range of 0.75 percent […]






China’s Growth an Example for the World

China’s Growth an Example for the World






China’s Growth an Example for the World China’s growth has benefited from innovation, people-centered ideology, stability, infrastructure upgrades and globalization, which can serve as an example for other economies, experts said. “China’s economy has stabilized and showed more signs of warming, thanks to new growth policies, structural reform and policy innovations,” said Cai Jiming, professor […]






Goldie (NYSE:GS) Missed China Rally, Now Overweighting Chinese Stocks

Goldie (NYSE:GS) Missed China Rally, Now Overweighting Chinese Stocks






Goldie (NYSE:GS) Missed China Rally, Now Overweighting Chinese Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) is joining the rush on Chinese shares, becoming the latest major brokerage to upgrade the market thanks to mounting evidence of strength in the largest Asian economy. The bank’s strategists are now overweight Chinese stocks, with their 12-month […]






China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (HKG:0762) CUniq Now in USA

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (HKG:0762) CUniq Now in USA






On March 3, 2017, China Unicom Global Limited (“CUG”) launched “CUniq” mobile virtual network operator (“MVNO”) business in America, marking another milestone of CUG’s MVNO services development in overseas market since the successful launch of “CUniq” MVNO in Europe on December 2016. This unveiling marks CUG MVNO business has officially expanded its mobile service into […]






Australia’s Resource Rich Economy Avoids Recession

Australia’s Resource Rich Economy Avoids Recession






Australia’s Resource Rich Economy Avoids Recessio Australia’s resource-rich economy avoided recession by posting strong growth in Q-4, helped by surging commodity prices. GDP grew by 1.1% in Q-4 from the 3rd, and by 2.4% from a year earlier, Q-3 GDP was not revised from an initially reported fall of 0.5%. Economists had expected 0.8% growth […]






Hong Kong Economic Update

Hong Kong Economic Update






HSI HANG SENG INDEX closed down -48.420 at 23,728.070. Volume was 24% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 10% narrower than normal. Open High Low Close Volume___ 24,044.48024,080.86923,694.33023,728.0702,111,361,280 Technical Outlook Short Term: Oversold Intermediate Term: Bullish Long Term: Bullish Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period Close: 23,959.63 23,032.70 22,401.93 Volatility: 10 12 17 Volume: 1,909,525,248 […]






Expect US Financial Market to Hold with DJIA 22,000 Possible

Expect US Financial Market to Hold with DJIA 22,000 Possible






Expect US Financial Market to Hold, DJIA 22,000 Next? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA has risen about 14% since the November 8 Presidential election marking an  intrday high of 20,851.33. That’s within 6% of 22,000, the next round number (resistance) that investors and traders are looking at. “I think 22,000 is what is justified […]






The American Economy is Being “Unmuzzled”

The American Economy is Being “Unmuzzled”






The American Economy is Being “Unmuzzled” Virtually the whole world is beating up on The Trump Administration for daring to predict that low marginal tax rates, regulatory rollbacks, and the repeal of Barack Obamacare will generate in the years ahead economic growth of between 3% and 3.5%. In a TV interview last week, Treasury Secretary […]






US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP

US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP






US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Economic experts now believe that the Trump White House estimates of economic growth of 3 to 3.5% are actually “too conservative” and the economy is poised to expand much faster than that. “With Reagan, we put up 4% growth rates coming out […]






Inflationary Pressures Loom in China, as Economy Firms

Inflationary Pressures Loom in China, as Economy Firms






Inflationary Pressures Loom in China, as Economy Firms Accelerated consumer and industrial prices growth indicates nascent inflationary pressure on the Chinese economy, despite the good start to Y 2017. The CPI (consumer price index) rose 2.5% Y-Y last month, fractionally above market expectations of 2.4% and the strongest in 2.5 years. Meanwhile, industrial inflation expanded […]






The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism

The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism






The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism $SPY US President Donald Trump’s coming incentive-based tax policy will show that former President’s Bill Clinton’s and Barack Hussein-Obama’s war on business is over and American companies will be rewarded, not punished by over burdening and unnecessary government regulation. “The business tax rates […]






China’s Economic Recovery Spurs Luxury Buying

China’s Economic Recovery Spurs Luxury Buying






China’s Economic Recovery Spurs Luxury Buying $COH, $SWGAY, $LVMHF China’s recent recovery in luxury spending may boost sales of department-store operators and high-end retailers in the country, according to global ratings agency Fitch. Reports from international brands such as Coach (NYSE:COH), Swatch (OTCMKT:SWGAY) and LVMH (OTCMKT:LVMHF) suggest luxury spending in China is beginning to pick […]






Market Analysts Believe President Trump Will Deliver on His Promises

Market Analysts Believe President Trump Will Deliver on His Promises






Market Analysts Believe President Trump Will Deliver on His Promises $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Savvy stock market watchers believe that US President Donald Trump will deliver on market-friendly policies. President Trump’s plan to reduce government regulation, if implemented, could have a strong effect on stocks, meaning that the US stock market could add another 10% or […]






Lackluster US Wage Growth Hobbles Fed on Interest Rate Hikes

Lackluster US Wage Growth Hobbles Fed on Interest Rate Hikes






Lackluster US Wage Growth Hobbles Fed on Interest Rate Hikes Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz SE’s chief economic adviser, said l Lackluster wage growth in the US to hobble the Fed in here and halt the raising interest rates. The figure on pay is “disappointing,” Mohamed El-Erian said Friday in a TV inerview. “This will make the […]






EU Calls On China to Help Rebuild its Struggling Economy

EU Calls On China to Help Rebuild its Struggling Economy






EU Calls On China to Help Rebuild its Struggling Economy Cooperation with China could help the European Union (EU) to rebuild and strengthen its economy, National Bank of Hungary Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy said Monday. The EU needs to build political, intellectual, financial and human bridges between the EU and China, he said at the Lamfalussy […]






Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.”

Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.”






Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX With the US economy close to full employment and inflation headed toward the Fed’s 2% goal, it “makes sense” for the US central bank to gradually lift interest rates, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Wednesday afternoon. “Waiting too long to begin moving toward […]






Gallup: Confidence in a Trump Economy Rising

Gallup: Confidence in a Trump Economy Rising






Gallup: Confidence in a Trump Economy Rising $BAC A new Gallup Poll reveals that the American peoples’ views of the economy has brightened following the November Presidential elections as Donald Trump prepares to take over the Oval Office. “This positive swing mostly stems from surging confidence among Republicans and independents who lean Republican, whose index […]






China’s President to Address Economic and Global Issues at 47th WEF at Davos

China’s President to Address Economic and Global Issues at 47th WEF at Davos






China’s President to Address Economic and Global Issues at 47th WEF at Davos President Xi Jinping will discuss the latest developments in China’s economy and more inclusive globalization during his 1st visit to the Davos Summit. Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong told a press briefing Wednesday that Xi’s presence at the 47th World Economic Forum […]






Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts Could/Will Jump-Start Global Economy

Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts Could/Will Jump-Start Global Economy






Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts Could/Will Jump-Start Global Economy US President Elect Donald Trump’s tax cuts and spending plans could deliver a strong shot in the arm to the US economy, lifting growth around the world, although uncertainty about his trade policies adds to the risks, that according to the World Bank (WB). The Trump Admin […]






Ford (NYSE:F) Abandons Plant, Turns Mexican State into “Wasteland”

Ford (NYSE:F) Abandons Plant, Turns Mexican State into “Wasteland”






Ford (NYSE:F) Abandons Plant, Turns Mexican State into “Wasteland” $F, $GM, $TM Ford Motor Co.’s (NYSE:F) abrupt move to scrap a planned $1.6-B car plant in central Mexico has spooked a network of suppliers who bet on a growing customer base and dramatized the risk that Donald Trump’s agenda poses to the country’s broader economy. […]






Mexico’s Peso Hammered as Donald Trump Explains “Wall” Policy

Mexico’s Peso Hammered as Donald Trump Explains “Wall” Policy






Mexico’s Peso Hammered as Donald Trump Explains “Wall” Policy $MXNUSD, $F, $GM, $TM Mexico propped up the Peso Thursday by selling at least $1-B in US currency in morning trading in an attempt to ease the prospect that President Elect Donald Trump’s policies will hurt the economy. Traders said that Mexico’s central bank made the […]






China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running






China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running Activity at China’s factories slowed in December but still marked the 5th consecutive month of expansion in the latest sign that the world’s #2 economy is stabilizing. The monthly PMI (purchasing managers’ index) by the Chinese Federation of Logistics and Purchasing was 51.4 in December, the 2nd highest […]






US Housing Outlook Brighter The Street Thought

US Housing Outlook Brighter The Street Thought






US Housing Outlook Brighter The Street Thought New US single-family home sales rose more than expected in November and consumer sentiment is near at 12-year highs, strengthening the view that the economy will gain more momentum in Y 2017. President Elect Donald Trump’s plan to cut taxes and increase infrastructure spending is expected to boost […]






Refusal to Grant China Market Economy Status Violates Contract Spirit

Refusal to Grant China Market Economy Status Violates Contract Spirit






Refusal to Grant China Market Economy Status Violates Contract Spirit The Japanese government early this month broke its own promise made 15 years ago by refusing to grant China MES (market economy status) showing once again to the international community that Tokyo simply cannot keep its word. According to the Article 15 of the Protocol […]






US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs






US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs Consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since Y 2004, extending Americans’ optimism for their finances and the US economy following Donald Trump’s Presidential election victory. The University of Michigan said Friday that its MSI (final index of sentiment) rose to 98.2 from 93.8 in November. The median […]






China is Prepared to Manage Difficult Eocnomic Balancing Act

China is Prepared to Manage Difficult Eocnomic Balancing Act






China is Prepared to Manage Difficult Economic Balancing Act China is facing a difficult balancing act and is set to keep up the good work. Stability and reform are the 2 Key words of the thousands-word statement released after the Central Economic Work Conference, which put “seeking progress while maintaining stability” at the core theme. […]






Chinese Economy Faces Opportunities & Challenges

Chinese Economy Faces Opportunities & Challenges






Chinese Economy Faces Opportunities & Challenges The Chinese economy boasts a lot of opportunities to move forward despite concerns of a growth slowdown, economists and experts told a forum Friday. At the 6th Conference on the Chinese Capital Markets held by the New York University’s Center on US-China Relations, they also saw great growth potential […]






Carl Icahn, “Donald Trump doing things that lead to a better economy.”

Carl Icahn, “Donald Trump doing things that lead to a better economy.”






Carl Icahn, “Donald Trump doing things that lead to a better economy.” $AZO, $AMZN Investment guru Carl Icahn said Thursday, that US President Elect Donald Trump’s accomplishments before he has even officially entered the Oval Office point to a “much, much better economy.” So promising, in fact, that the billionaire activist investor admits he should […]






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