US Steel Stocks Spike on President Trump’s Buy America Initiative

US Steel Stocks Spike on President Trump’s Buy America Initiative






US Steel Stocks Spike on President Trump’s Buy America Initiative $X, $NUE, $STLD, $CLF US President Donald Trump launched an investigation Thursday to determine whether Chinese and other foreign-made steel threatens US national security, raising the possibility of new tariffs and triggering a rally in US steel stocks. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross cast the […]






The Trump Effect: Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit 2-year Highs

The Trump Effect: Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit 2-year Highs






The Trump Effect: Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit 2-year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US trade deficit fell more than expected in February as exports increased to a 2 year high and slowing domestic demand weighed on imports. The narrowing in the trade gap comes as The Trump Administration is pushing ahead with […]






Free Trade Is No Longer “Free”

Free Trade Is No Longer “Free”






Free Trade Is No Longer “Free” $BAC US President Donald Trump’s campaign vow to renegotiate trade deals that he blamed for gutting US factories and shipping good-paying jobs overseas has reopened this debate: who benefits from global commerce. Free trade is not free because of other kinds of bureaucratic hurdles that add costs and hinder […]






China to Build $2-B Film Studio & Industry Park

China to Build $2-B Film Studio & Industry Park






China to Build $2-B Film Studio & Industry Park China’s government has announced plans to build a $2-B film studio, in the latest example of a national push to expand its cultural influence. State media reported that the studio in the southwestern municipality of Chongqing will include a theme park and tourist facilities. Construction will […]






Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?

Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?






Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies? In January this year, senior diplomats from around the world formally announced the lifting of sanctions against Iran. In principle this put a definitive end to 37 years of various degrees of sanctions imposed on the country. Boardrooms of global Fortune 500 companies […]






The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium

The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium






The World of EV’s Need Massive Supply of High Grade Lithium Experts say that the amount of lithium being produced in North America will not be enough to meet the growing demand for EVs (electrical vehicles) but that some of problem might/might not be alleviated via recycling, According to a report from the US EPA: […]






US Economic Weakness Demand Careful Monitoring

US Economic Weakness Demand Careful Monitoring






US Economic Weakness Demand Careful Monitoring $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US import prices rose less than expected in June as rising costs for petroleum products were offset by declining consumer and capital goods prices, indicating inflation remains benign in here. The marginal increase reported by the US Labor Department Wednesday reflects the effects of the […]






Philippines Seeing Strong Domestic Demand

Philippines Seeing Strong Domestic Demand






Philippines Seeing Strong Domestic Demand Continued demand for capital and consumer goods drove imports growth of 11.7% in March this year, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said this week. The agency reported that imports reached US$6.4-B from 5.7-B in the same frame last year. “This is on account of higher purchases of capital […]