Senior US Senators Want to Amend Saudi 9/11 Law

Senior US Senators Want to Amend Saudi 9/11 Law






Senior US Senators Want to Amend Saudi 9/11 Law Under the amendment, a government could be sued only if it “knowingly” engages with a terrorist entity 2 Senior Republican US Senators said this week they want to amend a law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the September 11 attacks to narrow the scope of […]






Consumers Decline Obamacare, Future Uncertain for His Affordable Care Act

Consumers Decline Obamacare, Future Uncertain for His Affordable Care Act






Consumers Decline Obamacare, Future Uncertain for His Affordable Care Act The Obama Administration has said millions of people have gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Barack Obamacare, but an estimated 28-M Americans are uninsured. And preliminary data shows that about 5.6-M paid a tax penalty rather than buy health insurance in Y […]






The Fundamental but Unseen Issue of the 2016 Presidential Election

The Fundamental but Unseen Issue of the 2016 Presidential Election






The Fundamental but Unseen Issue of the 2016 Presidential Election Thanks largely to Wiki Leaks, the 2016 Presidential election campaign has brought to massive pubic attention the corruption of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Add to this the exposure, Hillary Clinton’s perjury-laden testimony illuminated by the pointed questions of Congressman […]






Hillary Clinton & Huma Abedin, “The Enemies Within”

Hillary Clinton & Huma Abedin, “The Enemies Within”






Hillary Clinton & Huma Abedin, “The Enemies Within” The Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi ties of Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin and her influence on US foreign policy are spotlighted in a newly released documentary called “The Enemies Within.” In a 6-minute trailer of the documentary made available to WND (below is the […]






Obama’s Conflict Torpedoed the Clinton e-Mail Investigation

Obama’s Conflict Torpedoed the Clinton e-Mail Investigation






Obama’s Conflict Torpedoed the Clinton e-Mail Investigation Hillary Clinton could not be proven guilty without finding the President Barack Hussein Obama guilty too. “How is this not classified?” So exclaimed Hillary Clinton’s close aide and confidante, Huma Abedin. The FBI had just shown her an old e-mail exchange, over Clinton’s private account, between the then-secretary […]






Dubai Launches Future Accelerators Program

Dubai Launches Future Accelerators Program






Dubai Launches Future Accelerators Program Those selected for the program will have 3 months to come up with a prototype or business plan that can be applied to the entire city Dubai has officially launched its Dhs1bn ($270-M) Future Accelerators program designed to make the city an innovation hub. The scheme pairs government departments with […]






Dubai to Use Blockchain Technology for All Government Documents

Dubai to Use Blockchain Technology for All Government Documents






Dubai to Use Blockchain Technology for All Government Documents The Dubai government is seeking to position the emirate as a leader in blockchain technology Dubai has announced plans to use blockchain, the database technology behind crypto currency Bitcoin, for all government documents by Y2020. Dubai Media Office said in a tweet the strategy was launched […]






US Congress Passes Funding Bill, Government Shutdown Averted

US Congress Passes Funding Bill, Government Shutdown Averted






US Congress Passes Funding Bill, Government Shutdown Averted The US Congress approved a stop-gap funding bill Wednesday that averts a looming federal government shutdown and provides urgently needed money to help battle an outbreak of the Zika virus. Passage of the bi-partisan legislation came shortly after Republicans and Democrats ended its fight over whether Washington […]






UK Government was Totally Unprepared for the Brexit Vote

UK Government was Totally Unprepared for the Brexit Vote






UK Government was Totally Unprepared for the Brexit Vote The President of the European Parliament says Britain’s government was unprepared for the country’s vote to leave the European Union, and does not know when it wants to start divorce talks. Martin Schulz says the Conservative government was “in no way prepared for the ‘leave’ majority” […]






New Data Reveals the Public Does Not Trust Government

New Data Reveals the Public Does Not Trust Government






New Data Reveals the Public Does Not Trust Government Sunday, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde called for efforts to combat corruption in order to restore trust in institutions and push forward globalization. “Coming on the heels of the financial crisis, this backlash against globalization has evolved into a deeper problem, a growing […]






Muni Bond Yields & Barron’s Confidence Index

Muni Bond Yields & Barron’s Confidence Index






Muni Bond Yields & Barron’s Confidence Index $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Finally, after two months the stock market saw a little excitement last Friday; the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) almost broke below 18,000 at the close. Two “policy makers” said FOMC “policy” isn’t market driven; that they may actually increase their Fed Funds Rate: twice […]






Dubai Expo 2020 to Allocate $1.36-B of Contracts to SMEs

Dubai Expo 2020 to Allocate $1.36-B of Contracts to SMEs






Dubai Expo 2020 to Allocate $1.36-B of Contracts to SMEs Opportunities for SME participation extend beyond the physical expo site and six-month duration of the event, according to Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that 20% of direct and indirect spending on the Expo 2020 event will be allocated to small and medium enterprises. Under the […]






The US Government’s Economic Growth Numbers are Wrong

The US Government’s Economic Growth Numbers are Wrong






The US Government’s Economic Growth Numbers are Wrong Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein warned Friday that the US government’s measure of economic growth is always wrong, regardless of the official number. The US economy grew less than previously reported last Quarter on lower government outlays and a bigger depletion of inventories, capping a sluggish 1-H performance […]






ITRC Reports 601 Data Breaches Year to Data

ITRC Reports 601 Data Breaches Year to Data






ITRC Reports 601 Data Breaches Year to Data The latest data breach count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 601 data breaches recorded YTD, and that more than 21-M records have been exposed since the beginning of the year. The total number of reported breaches increased by 17 since […]






US Corporate Profits Fall, US Government Deficit Rises

US Corporate Profits Fall, US Government Deficit Rises






US Corporate Profits Fall, US Government Deficit Rises $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The federal government last month recorded the biggest monthly budget deficit since February, and the deficit so far this budget year is running 10% higher than a year ago. The US Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit came in at $112.8-B in July, […]






Dying American Entrepreneurship is a National Emergency

Dying American Entrepreneurship is a National Emergency






Dying American Entrepreneurship is a National Emergency American entrepreneurship may well be dying a slow and undignified death. John Dearie, EVP for Policy at the Financial Services Forum said recently that, “New businesses are disproportionately responsible for the innovation that drives productivity and economic growth, and they account for virtually all job creation….I would say, […]






Thailand’s Voters Approved a Military Junta-backed Constitution

Thailand’s Voters Approved a Military Junta-backed Constitution






Thailand’s Voters Approved a Military Junta-backed Constitution Thai voters approved a military junta-backed constitution in a referendum Sunday, the outcome that paves the way for an election next year but will require future elected governments to rule on the military’s terms. Voters handed the junta led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha a convincing win in […]






China Focuses on Petrochemical Industry Development

China Focuses on Petrochemical Industry Development






China Focuses on Petrochemical Industry Development China has determined that must shut down outmoded facilities, consolidate production and reduce pollution to increase the competitiveness of its petrochemical industry, according to a government guideline issued Wednesday. The energy sector’s industrial development is hindered by overcapacity along with security and environmental constraints, according to the guideline issued […]






The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity

The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity






The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity $MON, $CAG, $KO, $PEP, $MCD Junk food is directly tied to the nation’s growing obesity crisis, it is heavily subsidized by the federal government, which makes sure it is cheap and plentiful, according to a new study. Junk foods (processed), including high-carb breads, cookies, donuts, sugary drinks, pizza, […]






Dubai Real Estate Transparency Improved

Dubai Real Estate Transparency Improved






Dubai Real Estate Transparency Improved $JLL JLL report awards city ‘semi transparent’ status and the most in the Middle East Dubai needs to introduce a citywide performance index if it is to improve the property market’s transparency, according to JLL MENA. In its biennial Global Real Estate Transparency Index, JLL (NYSE:JLL) ranked Dubai 48th out of […]






Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians

Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians






Deadly Brushfires Haunt Western Australians The system for managing bushfires in WA (Western Australia) is “failing citizens and the government”, a special inquiry into the deadly Yarloop and Waroona blazes has concluded, and if change does not occur, “then the prospect of a future catastrophic bushfire event is increasingly likely”. Six months after the devastating bushfires […]






Cyber Attacks from Terrorists ‘just a matter of time’

Cyber Attacks from Terrorists ‘just a matter of time’






Cyber Attacks from Terrorists ‘just a matter of time’ In Q-1 of Y 2016 alone, there were 2.2-B cyber attacks globally Rapidly evolving threats from cyber criminals and terrorist groups including ransomware and cryptoware could result in major attacks on critical infrastructure and industrial systems in the Middle East, according to prominent technology security firm […]






China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely

China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely






China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely Amid warnings that China may face a financial crisis induced by its debt burden, an economic expert said this week that a number of factors make this scenario unlikely. “Economists have often used such adjectives as ‘neck breaking’ and ‘breath-taking’ to describe the very fast economic growth of China in […]






Saudi Arabia Seeks Partners to Build 1.5-M Homes

Saudi Arabia Seeks Partners to Build 1.5-M Homes






Saudi Arabia Seeks Partners to Build 1.5-M Homes Saudi government offers property developers partnership deals to address a shortage of affordable housing Saudi housing minister Majed al-Hogail has unveiled a new construction program, which aims to build 1.5-M homes over the next 8 years. Under the scheme, the Saudi government will offer foreign and local […]






China Implements Fx Trading Reforms

China Implements Fx Trading Reforms






China Implements Fx Trading Reforms $USDCNY The RMB Yuan is facing renewed devaluation pressure over expectations of a US Fed rate hike, but a large RMB Yuan devaluation is unlikely as China continues its market-oriented Fx (foreign exchange) reform. The central parity rate, or the fixing rate of the Chinese currency, had been weakening since […]






Saudi Arabia Engaged HSBC Banker to Manage Bond Sale

Saudi Arabia Engaged HSBC Banker to Manage Bond Sale






Saudi Arabia Engaged HSBC Banker to Manage Bond Sale Fahad Al Saif has become the 2nd HSBC banker to be appointed to a government role in recent months It was reported Tuesday that Saudi Arabia has engaged HSBC Holdings banker Fahad Al Saif to start a debt management office responsible for the Kingdom’s 1st international […]






Former US President Bill Clinton Crashed the Housing Market

Former US President Bill Clinton Crashed the Housing Market






Former US President Bill Clinton Crashed the Housing Market The way to trading and business riches is simple “Buy low, Sell high.” Donald Trump has been very good at buying low and selling high, and it helps account for his success in business. Last week the Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton painted that a crime. While […]






US Government Dietary Guidelines Inappropriate for Most Americans

US Government Dietary Guidelines Inappropriate for Most Americans






US Government Dietary Guidelines Inappropriate for Most Americans When analyzed the actual amount of food in the government dietary patterns, are the same old one “done over”. They all consist of about 55% carbohydrates, 32 to 34% fat, and they recommend most of the same foods. There are different nutritional needs for children. Women respond […]






China Funding Upgrading of Manufacturing Sector

China Funding Upgrading of Manufacturing Sector






China Funding Upgrading of Manufacturing Sector China will support 10 Key manufacturing projects in reconstructing and upgrading the sector until Y 2018, a notice by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said Wednesday. The projects will aim to keep growth of value-added industrial output in the manufacturing industry above 7%. Corporate investment in upgrades […]






The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire






The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire In Alberta, Canada there is a Province wide ban on open fires, including campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Fort McMurray Friday to survey the damage firsthand and meet with emergency responders. He was also meeting Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton. As crews […]






China: Supply-side Reforms to Help Expand the Economy

China: Supply-side Reforms to Help Expand the Economy






China: Supply-side Reforms to Help Expand the Economy China’s supply-side reform will unlock new sources of growth to help the economy fend off downward pressures amid a fading global economic recovery, Swiss bank UBS said. China’s economy expanded 6.7% Y-Y in Q-1, slowing further from the previous Quarter. Despite the downward trend, the government is […]






Donald Trump “Channels” FDR with New Deal Approach

Donald Trump “Channels” FDR with New Deal Approach






Donald Trump “Channels” FDR with New Deal Approach Donald Trump is set on fixing the USA’s crumbling infrastructure “channeling” FDR’s New Deal. Donald Trump’s plan to repair the United States’ aging/crumbling  infrastructure, which includes roads, bridges, tunnels, and the power grid could end up moving him a bit to the left, because of the massive […]






The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions

The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions






The Cost of Natural Disasters in Australia in the Billions The cost of natural disasters, fires and floods, in Australia is now 50% more than previously estimated, A$9-B in Y 2015, and is set to increase to $33-B by Y 2050 even ignoring the effect of climate change, according to 2 reports commissioned by the […]






Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+






Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The cost of US regulations is larger than Germany’s economy, amounting to a $4-T loss to the American economy, according to a report Thursday. The study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that regulations over the past several decades amount to a […]






Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities






Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Money managers are dumping Treasury ETFs (exchange-traded funds) as a revival in equity and commodity prices curbs demand for the somewhat safer US debt. Treasury ETF net redemption’s have reached $2.9-B so far in April, on top of $4.8-B pulled out in March, according […]