Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs

Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs






Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs In the week ended 16 November $6.6-B flowed out of EM (emerging-market) debt, according to the data, halting 18 consecutive weeks of inflows. In the 2nd full week of November, ETFS (exchange-traded funds) that buy emerging-market securities saw withdrawals around the world worth $1.4-B. While the rising USD […]






November Ends With a Bright Economic Outlook

November Ends With a Bright Economic Outlook






November Ends With a Bright Economic Outlook As November ends, the message from the financial markets is clear, the outlook for the US economy looks brighter across the board. Very few predicted these developments, but I did, which speak to the enormous fluidity that has taken over markets and politics and that signals the end […]






Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector

Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector






Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX After years of slowing earnings growth and little in the way of excitement for many Wall Street analysts, many are hopeful that President Elect Donald Trump will make things interesting. When collating data for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) Analyst […]






Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream

Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream






Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream $BABA Alibaba Group Holding Inc. (NYSE”BABA), China’s biggest online retailer is now facing an unexpected challenge with the election of Republican Donald Trump as US President. “Trump is figuring out which campaign promises to carry out,” the magazine reports. “His charge that China is ‘killing […]






Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black

Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black






Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock market’s rise to record highs after Donald Trump’s Presidential victory shows that investors are optimistic that the economy will improve as President Barack Hussein Obama leaves office. “His promise to cut both corporate taxes and red tape will translate […]






Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs

Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs






Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs $BBY, $M, $HD, $AMZN, $TGT Wall Street expects consumers to open their wallets a little wider this holiday shopping season but bargains among red-hot retail stocks could be hard to find, especially as profit growth proves elusive for many big names. Retailers, including Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Kohls […]






Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook






Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook $GS, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) advises wealthy individuals with millions and billions in assets and advises most of the large institutional investors. The Big Q: What are investors supposed to make of a pro-2017 outlook by Goldman Sachs on the same day that the DJIA, S&P […]






Yellen, “Fed could raise US interest rates relatively soon.”

Yellen, “Fed could raise US interest rates relatively soon.”






Yellen, “Fed could raise US interest rates relatively soon.” The Fed could raise US interest rates “relatively soon,” Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Thursday as data showing a surge in housing starts and uptick in inflation underscored her upbeat assessment of where the country stands. In Ms. Yellen’s 1st remarks since the election of Donald […]






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks came back from an early losses and finished flat to unchanged Monday. Technology companies like Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) saw big losses on fears about their overseas revenue, but bank stocks continued to rise along with bond yields. Technology […]






Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce

Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce






Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce A near record high of 94,609,000 Americans are not in the labor force, 425,000 more than last month’s 94,184,000, and the 2nd highest number on record. When US President Barack Hussein Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not in the labor force, and […]






UAE non-Oil Business Slows for 3rd Month Running

UAE non-Oil Business Slows for 3rd Month Running






UAE non-Oil Business Slows for 3rd Month Running PMI points to little new work and near stagnation in employment in October Activity in the UAE’s private sector slowed for the 3rd month in a row in October with new employment levels stagnating, according to a new survey. The Emirates-NBD-sponsored purchasing managers index (PMI), measuring non-Oil […]






FBI’s Announcement on Hillary Clinton Investigation Knocks Stocks off Highs

FBI’s Announcement on Hillary Clinton Investigation Knocks Stocks off Highs






FBI’s Announcement on Hillary Clinton Investigation Knocks Stocks off Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US economy grew at a 2.9% in Q-3, the strongest pace in 2 years, as businesses began restocking their shelves at a faster pace. The Q-3 US GDP (gross domestic product), the broadest measure of economic health, was 2X the […]






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 […]






Media Industry Consolidation Coming on Huge Changes in How People Watch TV

Media Industry Consolidation Coming on Huge Changes in How People Watch TV






Media Industry Consolidation Coming on the Massive Changes in How People Watch TV $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The tie-up of AT&T Inc.(NYSE:T), and Time Warner Inc.(NYSE:TWX), bringing together 1 of the country’s largest wireless and pay TV providers and cable networks like HBO, CNN and TBS, could kick off a new round of industry consolidation […]






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 […]






Hillary Clinton’s Plans Would Stunt US Economic Growth

Hillary Clinton’s Plans Would Stunt US Economic Growth






Hillary Clinton’s Plans Would Stunt US Economic Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wilbur Ross warned Tuesday that Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s only plan will be to “raise taxes and raise regulations” if she ascends to the Oval Office, which international investors do not see as a true recipe for economic growth. If Mrs. Clinton […]






Hillary Clinton’s Tax Plan Will Destroy US Jobs Market

Hillary Clinton’s Tax Plan Will Destroy US Jobs Market






Hillary Clinton’s Tax Plan Will Destroy US Jobs Market Hillary Clinton’s proposed tax increases on people with high incomes and on businesses would constrain economic growth, leading to lower wages and about 697,000 fewer jobs, according to a right-leaning policy group’s analysis. The Democratic presidential nominee’s tax plan, which includes proposals to raise taxes on […]






The Key Elements on the Path to Success, Learn Them

The Key Elements on the Path to Success, Learn Them






The Key Elements on the Path to Success, Learn Them “Reexamination of passionate pursuits can lead to detour on the path to happiness, full effort is full victory.” — Paul Ebeling Daily we make hundreds of decisions, many subconsciously. But when it comes to our dreams and aspirations as entrepreneurs, people often put a great deal of […]






IMF Calls National Trade Barriers ‘Economic Malpractice’

IMF Calls National Trade Barriers ‘Economic Malpractice’






IMF Calls National Trade Barriers ‘Economic Malpractice’ Wednesday, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the institution would lower its Y 2016 US growth forecast again and called policies that restrict trade “economic malpractice” that would inhibit growth. Ms. Lagarde, in prepared remarks at Northwestern University ahead of next week’s IMF and World […]






World Trade Weakening on Anti-Globalization Sentiment

World Trade Weakening on Anti-Globalization Sentiment






World Trade Weakening on Anti-Globalization Sentiment Volume of goods traded stagnates as protectionism rises around the world World trade is weakening to its slowest pace since 2009 amid a groundswell of anti-globalization sentiment, a watchdog warned Tuesday. The World Trade Organization predicted Tuesday that global trade will rise only 1.7 percent this year, down from […]






Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP

Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP






Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP “Hillary Clinton’s economic plan will inhibit GDP growth.” Donald Trump’s economic plan will “significantly increase America’s real GDP growth rate” – resulting in trillions of dollars of additional revenues, according to a new study authored by iconic investor Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, a top […]






The US Economy is Not Recovering

The US Economy is Not Recovering






The US Economy is Not Recovering Despite US media’s trumpeting the Obama Admin’s numbers lauding the so-called “recovering” US economy, a new Gallup report said that is not true. There is a Big Problem: The deaths of small businesses under the Obama Administration outnumbered their births. That is because there has been much long-term degradation […]






Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself






Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself $TWTR, $GOOGL, $CRM, $VZ, $SQ Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Thus, signaling the beginning of a “slow-rolling” auction of the high-profile, money-losing social media company. For months the company […]






China Announces Major Projects to Boost Growth

China Announces  Major Projects to Boost Growth






China Announces Major Projects to Boost Growth Provincial projects worth more than $149.25-B were launched this week as China strives to boost growth, Shanghai Securities News reported Friday. The projects are mostly infrastructure-related, with the southwest province of Sichuan introducing nine highway projects worth RMB Yuan 128.8. The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the north […]






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 […]






Weak Crude Oil Prices Mirror US’s Weak Economy

Weak Crude Oil Prices Mirror US’s Weak Economy






Weak Crude Oil Prices Mirror US’s Weak Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $USO Late last month the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that it was overstating domestic demand for Crude Oil and energy products to a “considerable degree”. Using imprecise and lagging data, the calculations for the amount of product being exported overseas was […]






Greek PM, “Economy recovering” Calling Investors to Seize Opportunities

Greek PM, “Economy recovering” Calling Investors to Seize Opportunities






Greek PM, “Economy recovering” Calling Investors to Seize Opportunities Saturday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged investors to invest in his country which is recovering and moving to the period of growth. He made the remarks when presenting his government’s roadmap to the post-crisis future during a keynote speech at the opening of the 81st […]






The US Fed has Not Delivered on the Economy

The US Fed has Not Delivered on the Economy






The US Fed has Not Delivered on the Economy The US Fed is stuck to actions devised by Ben S. Bernanke that have not worked to restore strong economic growth since the Great Recession The US central bank’s adherence to the idea that unemployment and weak demand can be cured with policies that encourage consumers, businesses and governments […]






The WB and BRICS’ NDB Bank Align for Expanded Development

The WB and BRICS’ NDB Bank Align for Expanded Development






The WB and BRICS’ NDB Bank Align for Expanded Development Friday, the World Bank Group and the New Development Bank (NDB) set up by the BRICS nations signed a MOU (memorandum of understanding) to strengthen their cooperation in addressing global infrastructure needs. The memorandum, signed by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and NDB […]






Huge National Debt “Blunts” Prospect for US Economic Growth

Huge National Debt “Blunts” Prospect for US Economic Growth






Huge National Debt “Blunts” Prospect for US Economic Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX “Be warned, The steady stream of federal red ink is getting to be a deeper shade of Red.”– Barron’s As increases in annual US budget gap add to national debt, blunt prospects for economic growth, and bode badly for America’s financial future. […]






China’s Resolution Gives Hope to World’s Economy

China’s Resolution Gives Hope to World’s Economy






China’s Resolution Gives Hope to World’s Economy China’s ambition to advance reform and maintain medium to high growth has injected hope and stability into the world economy, experts say. Addressing the opening ceremony of the Business 20 Summit in Hangzhou, Chinese President Xi Jinping reassured the world’s business leaders that China can realize strong growth […]






GAWK SHATTERS PREVIOUS RECORD WITH $600,000+ AUGUST REVENUE

GAWK SHATTERS PREVIOUS RECORD WITH $600,000+ AUGUST REVENUE






GAWK SHATTERS PREVIOUS RECORD WITH $600,000+ AUGUST REVENUE Los Angeles, September 6, 2016 — GAWK Inc. (OTC PINK: GAWK) CEO Scott Kettle revealed today that the third quarter for the Company was starting out explosively, with a record $600,000 plus revenue stream for August. “We are executing on our business plan, and our strategy of […]






Business 20 Summit Promotes Green Finance

Business 20 Summit Promotes Green Finance






Business 20 Summit Promotes Green Finance The Business 20 (B20) Summit, which was attended by business leaders and officials including those from the Group of 20 (G20) economies, came to an end Sunday with many consensuses and results, especially a policy recommendation report. The 2-day event, which was scheduled Saturday and Sunday ahead of the […]






G20 Summit to Boost Global Trade and Investment

G20 Summit to Boost Global Trade and Investment






G20 Summit to Boost Global Trade and Investment China sent a not so subtle message to Barack Hussein Obama on landing in China for the G20 Summit. Several documents that are likely to be ratified at the upcoming Group of 20 Summit (G20 Summit) will promote trade facilitation, curb protectionism and boost cross-border investment, an […]






GAWK MARKEDLY EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL SALES FORCE

GAWK MARKEDLY EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL SALES FORCE






GAWK MARKEDLY EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL SALES FORCE Los Angeles, August 30, 2016 — GAWK Inc. (OTC PINK: GAWK) CEO Scott Kettle announced today that the Company has initiated a new global distribution channel for the Company’s telecom services of wholly owned subsidiary, Connexum, with Telcorp International, with over 5,000 agents, representing more than 100 carriers nationally […]






September Copper Falls to 2 Month Lows

September Copper Falls to 2 Month Lows






September Copper Falls to 2 Month Lows $CUPM Copper (NYSEArca:CUPM) futures fell to the lowest in 2 months after stockpiles surged and Barclays Plc flagged concern over growth in China, the world’s biggest consumer. Inventories tracked by exchanges in Shanghai, London and New York climbed 5 straight days last week to the highest since May. […]






There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector

There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector






There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector While the Eurozone economy has proved resilient to multiple uncertainties such as Brexit, Key business surveys in Europe’s 2 biggest economies, Germany and France has poured a bucket of cold water on the rising optimism. The Ifo Business Climate Index, which is a highly-regarded early […]






China, Japan, South Korea to Reinforce Ties

China, Japan, South Korea to Reinforce Ties






China, Japan, South Korea to Reinforce Ties Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se agreed on Wednesday that the 3 countries shall reinforce cooperation to promote regional stability and development. The Eighth China-Japan-South Korea foreign ministers’ meeting was held in Tokyo Wednesday. The foreign ministers” meeting […]






The World’s Youth Facing Massive Unemployment

The World’s Youth Facing Massive Unemployment






The World’s Youth Facing Massive Unemployment A report released Wednesday by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) warned that 13.1% of the world’s youth are set to be jobless in Y 2016, up from 12.9% last year. According to ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2016 report, the global number of unemployed youth is expected to […]






Jodi Carrier, New Vice President of Business Development at GAWK

Jodi Carrier, New Vice President of Business Development at GAWK






Jodi Carrier, New Vice President of Business Development at GAWK $GAWK Los Angeles, CA–August 23, 2016 – GAWK Inc. (OTC PINK: GAWK) CEO Scott Kettle announced today that the Company has hired Jodi Carrier as Vice President, Business Development, for GAWK. “Jodi, long a progressive influence in the telecommunications industry, was retained to address the […]






IMF has Positive Outlook for Chinese Economy

IMF has Positive Outlook for Chinese Economy






IMF has Positive Outlook for Chinese Economy For a massive economy like China’s, which is in the midst of transition, it is easy to dwell on fragmentary data while failing to see the “Forest for the Trees.” While the latest official indicators of traditional growth engines have underperformed, those measuring the new drivers of the […]






Saudi Stock Market Easing Restrictions on Foreign Investment

Saudi Stock Market Easing Restrictions on Foreign Investment






Saudi Stock Market Easing Restrictions on Foreign Investment Ownership limits and minimum qualifications for overseas institutions will be eased next month Saudi Arabia will ease restrictions on foreign investment in its securities markets next month, sooner than previously indicated, in an effort to attract more institutional money into its exchange, the regulator said Wednesday. With […]






Reform, Innovation Driving Chinese Economy

Reform, Innovation Driving Chinese Economy






Reform, Innovation Driving Chinese Economy When Shanghai INESA held its first technology meeting in Y 2010, a board erected at the door of the meeting room had almost nothing to display as there were no “decent” quality products at that time. But things became different when the instruments and electronics products manufacturer held its second […]






S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings

S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings






S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings The agency affirmed its ‘AA’ long-term ratings for the emirate despite low Crude Oil prices  Ratings agency S&P has maintained its strong ratings for Abu Dhabi despite the impact of low Crude Oil prices on the Emirate’s economy. In its latest report, S&P affirmed its ‘AA’ long-term and ‘A-1+’ short-term […]






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 […]






Japan’s Economic Latest Stimulus Measures Expose Flawed “Abenomics”

Japan’s Economic Latest Stimulus Measures Expose Flawed “Abenomics”






Japan’s Economic Latest Stimulus Measures Expose Flawed “Abenomics” Japan’s unrolling this week of a stimulus plan of JPY 28.1-T (US$274-B) as part of Prime Minister Abe’s latest installment of his shaky “Abenomics” economic policy mix, lacks the equivocal allocations and long-term vision necessary to fundamentally kickstart the nation’s ailing economy. As evidenced by the stock […]






VC Investors are Emerging from the GCC

VC Investors are Emerging from the GCC






VC Investors are Emerging from the GCC Arab Angel Fund founder Kyle Hendrick explores how Gulf investors can make the most of the United States’ tech start-up scene  In cafes and conference rooms across the world’s leading and emerging technology capitals, it is not uncommon to hear the same conversation-starter. Members of the investment community […]






Consumer Confidence Dims on Economy

Consumer Confidence Dims on Economy






Consumer Confidence Dims on Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer confidence slid in July from the prior month on dimmer views of the US economy’s prospects and lingering concerns among higher-income earners about global market conditions. The University of Michigan said Friday that its final index of sentiment (MSI) declined to 90 this month from […]






China’s Entrepreneurs Reluctant to Invest in Restructuring Economy

China’s Entrepreneurs Reluctant to Invest in Restructuring Economy






China’s Entrepreneurs Reluctant to Invest in Restructuring Economy China is expected boost public investment to offset the effect of very cautions private capital investment, which has been discouraged by uncertainty during the ongoing economic restructuring. “Given the slowdown, the government should begin to invest more, partly through special construction funds, to stimulate investment and stabilize […]






Politics and World Chaos are in the Air, Don’t Lose Sight of Market Bubble

Politics and World Chaos are in the Air, Don’t Lose Sight of Market Bubble






Politics and World Chaos are in the Air, Don’t Lose Sight of Market Bubble The attack in Nice, France, was a terrorist act, and the French government extended the state of emergency for 3 months and soldiers will be deployed. The military coup in Turkey, points up the extreme dissidence in that region of the […]






China Confident of Accomplishing Economic Development Targets

China Confident of Accomplishing Economic Development Targets






China Confident of Accomplishing Economic Development Targets The performance of the Chinese economy in 1-H of Y 2016 was steady and in line with expectations, and China is confident of achieving its Key full-year development targets, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday. “New economy is vibrant, new business forms are booming, and new growth momentum […]






The Rising Wave of Anti-Globalization Worries IMF

The Rising Wave of Anti-Globalization Worries IMF






The Rising Wave of Anti-Globalization Worries IMF Thursday. International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde called for global cooperation to improve living conditions in low-income countries, against the backdrop of rising anti-globalization sentiment. “The greatest challenge we face today is the risk of the world turning its back on global cooperation — the cooperation which […]






GAWK Closes Acquisition of Xtelus, Bringing Annual Revenue to $7-M

GAWK Closes Acquisition of Xtelus, Bringing Annual Revenue to $7-M






GAWK Closes Acquisition of Xtelus, Bringing Annual Revenue to $7-M Los Angeles, CA…July 12, 2016 – GAWK Inc. (OTC PINK:GAWK) Scott Kettle, CEO, today announced that the Company has acquired the VOIP assets of Xtelus LLC, a North Carolina LLC and Xtelus S.A, a Dominica International Business Company. “This new addition to GAWK will put […]






The US “Earnings Recession” is Not Registering with Investors

The US “Earnings Recession” is Not Registering with Investors






The US “Earnings Recession” is Not Registering with Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US earnings recession should be dampening the 7-year-old Bull Market, but it is not registering with investors. Quarterly profits in the S&P 500 Index are about to fall yet again, extending a streak of declines poised to match the longest earnings […]






Dubai Business Conditions Improved in June

Dubai Business Conditions Improved in June






Dubai Business Conditions Improved in June The Emirate saw the fastest rise in new work since March 2015, according to the Emirates NBD index  Dubai’s private sector posted stronger growth in June, mainly due to improving business conditions in the travel and tourism and wholesale and retail sectors, according to the monthly Emirates NBD index. […]






Investor Commitment is Needed to Sustain Sustainability

Investor Commitment is Needed to Sustain Sustainability






Investor Commitment is Needed to Sustain Sustainability Progress has been made in integrating ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors by institutional investors, it must continue. Institutional investors now face some challenges about their commitment to ESG. Many realize that these issues including climate change, workplace diversity, and long-standing corporate concerns such as executive compensation can drive […]






China: Deep Pockets and Digital Trends Drive Consumption

China: Deep Pockets and Digital Trends Drive Consumption






China: Deep Pockets and Digital Trends Drive Consumption For foreign companies targeting the deep pockets of China’s growing middle class, understanding demand and consumption habits are Key. The future of consumption in China is digital, consumer-driven and aided by safe and secure mobile payment systems, according to attendees of the 3-day annual World Economic Forum […]






June US Automobile Sales Disappoint

June US Automobile Sales Disappoint






June US Automobile Sales Disappoint $F, $GM, $TMC, $VLKAY, $HMC Consumer demand for pickups and SUVs drove US auto sales in June, but the growth fell short of estimates as General Motors (NYSE:GM), Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE:TMC) and Volkswagen (OTCMKT:VLKAY) sold fewer vehicles. Estimates from major automobile makers backed analysts’ projection that the US industry […]






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $636.7 billion, new construction starts in May increased 5% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Much of the growth came from the nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities), which was lifted […]






IMF Downgrades US Economic Forecast

IMF Downgrades US Economic Forecast






IMF Downgrades US Economic Forecast The International Monetary Fund  (IMF) downgraded its forecast for the US economy this year and said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor, offer paid maternity leave to encourage more women to work and overhaul the corporate tax system to boost productivity. In its annual checkup of […]






Japanese Economy Hard to Grow with Declining Workforce

Japanese Economy Hard to Grow with Declining Workforce






Japanese Economy Hard to Grow with Declining Workforce The fundamental problem of the Japanese economy is its declining workforce, an Australia international economist said recently in an  interview. Joseph Capurso, Commonwealth Bank of Australia international economist, said: “It’s very hard to grow your economy when your workforce is falling.” The May Markit/Nikkei manufacturing PMI declined […]






Unlike US Consumers, China’s Consumer Plan More Spending

Unlike US Consumers, China’s Consumer Plan More Spending






Unlike US Consumers, China’s Consumer Plan More Spending Most Chinese consumers will continue to spend in Y 2016 despite slowing economic growth and market volatility, according to research by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). About 75% of Chinese consumers plan to maintain or increase their spending this year, down from 81% in Y 2015, according to […]






Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shares Seen Falling Further

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shares Seen Falling Further






Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shares Seen Falling Further $AAPL After dropping more than $200-B in market cap in 1 year, Apple shares could fall further as they are set to lose their weighting and be reclassified in the annual reconstitution of the Russell indexes. When all is said and done, about $1.3-B worth of shares will be […]






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 […]