US FedEx pilot was arrested in China and released on bail

US FedEx pilot was arrested in China and released on bail

A FedEx pilot was arrested in China and released on bail, the company said Thursday, amid an ongoing row with Beijing over the US firm’s delivery irregularities involving telecoms giant Huawei. Todd Hohn, a former US Air Force pilot, was arrested by Chinese authorities a week ago as he waited for a commercial flight in […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3s a hit in China

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3s a hit in China

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3s a hit in China According to fresh estimates by JL Warren Capital, Tesla sales in China should hit around 6,400 vehicles this quarter, with most orders coming in for its most affordable electric vehicle, the Model 3 sedan. The lowest-priced standard-range version of that car, which sells for 364,000 RMB (around $51,000 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slides amid more worrying economic news from China

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slides amid more worrying economic news from China

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slides amid more worrying economic news from China Asian markets mostly fell in early trading Monday as global crude futures soared following the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery CLV19, +12.85%  , the U.S. benchmark contract, was up 10.4%, or $5.71, at $60.57 a […]

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) has been hit by weak global conditions and U.S-China trade war

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) has been hit by weak global conditions and U.S-China trade war

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) has been hit by weak global conditions and U.S-China trade war NZD/USD ended the week on a whimper and the lack of activity has continued on Monday. In the Asian session, the pair is trading at 0.6385, up 0.02% on the day. Ahead – Consumer Confidence Consumer confidence has dipped, as […]

China, Walk on the Great Wall and more…

China, Walk on the Great Wall and more…

Follow in the Emperor’s footsteps in Beijing’s Forbidden City To best experience the Forbidden City, the enormous walled 15th-­Century structure at Beijing’s heart, later in the day is actually better. Skip the museum within the complexes grounds and head to the North Gate, going backward toward the main entrance at Tiananmen. This is where every Emperor […]

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded

United States Oil (USO) lower as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded Oil futures fell on Friday as optimism over an end to the US-China trade war faded, leaving prices set for a weekly loss after days of wild gyrations. Brent crude was down 17 cents, or 0.3 per cent, at […]

Commentary: Stable Growth of Foreign Trade Key to China’s Economic Resilience

Commentary: Stable Growth of Foreign Trade Key to China’s Economic Resilience

Continuing China’s steady growth: Foreign trade of goods came in about $2.8-T from January to August, +3.6% Y-Y, according to the latest figures from China’s General Administration of Customs. This is part of the performance (if true) of the Chinese economy, showing its strong resilience to navigate the currents of rising trade tensions with the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s producer price index contracted

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s producer price index contracted

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s producer price index contracted China’s producer price index contracted again in August, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Tuesday. The producer price index (PPI) dropped 0.8% in August from a year earlier. Meanwhile, the consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.8% during the month year-on-year, unchanged in July. Both figures […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed after weak China data

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed after weak China data

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) mixed after weak China data Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday following the release of weak producer price data from China. Figures from China’s National Bureau of Statistics showed the largest contraction in factory gate prices in three years, with prices dropping by 0.8% compared to a year earlier in August, […]

Russia and China Buying Gold, Driving the Rally

Russia and China Buying Gold, Driving the Rally

$XAU, $GLD $USD Russia and China are stockpiling gold, helping to drive the precious Yellow metal to its highest marks in more than 6 years. The People’s Bank of China has added about 100 tonnes of gold to its reserves since December. Russia has bought 106 tonnes bullion so far this year. “They can read the […]

China Must Stimulate as its Economy Sharply Weakens

China Must Stimulate as its Economy Sharply Weakens

China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the United States slowed sharply, pointing to further weakness in the world’s 2nd-largest economy and underlining a pressing need for more stimulus as US-China trade tension escalates. Beijing is widely expected to announce more support measures in coming weeks to avert the risk of a sharper […]

Commentary: The World is in Need of the End of US-China Trade Disputes

Commentary: The World is in Need of the End of US-China Trade Disputes

On Thursday morning, 5 September,Chinese and US chief trade negotiators spoke on the phone call, China initiated the call, agreeing to hold the 13th round of high-level economic and trade talks in Washington in early October and maintain close communications going into that negotiation. The message, made public, lifted the stock markets in many countries, […]

President Trump Wants ‘Near Term’ Results From Renewed China Trade Talks

President Trump Wants ‘Near Term’ Results From Renewed China Trade Talks

The Trump Administration wants to see “near term results” from renewed US-China trade talks in October, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday. Speaking on network TV, Mr. Kudlow confirmed that the top US and Chinese trade negotiators would meet in early October but a date certain had not been set. The 14-month US-China […]

US-China trade war boosts demand for Russian soybeans

US-China trade war boosts demand for Russian soybeans

The volume of Russian soybeans exported to China will be worth at least $600 million by 2024, according to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. Soybeans and their processed derivatives were the second-biggest agricultural export from Russia’s Far East, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sergey Levitin said at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok. “Over the […]

US, China to resume trade talks in Washington in October

US, China to resume trade talks in Washington in October

US and Chinese trade negotiators will resume talks in Washington in early October, Beijing said Thursday, after new punitive tariffs raised fears of a breakdown in the protracted negotiations. The world’s two biggest economies have been embroiled in a tense year-long trade war, which escalated further on September 1 when both sides implemented fresh levies. […]

US-China Agree to Hold Trade Talks in October, Stock Futures Spike

US-China Agree to Hold Trade Talks in October, Stock Futures Spike

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ China and the United States agreed to hold high-level trade talks in early October in Washington, China’s commerce ministry said Thursday. The announcement followed a call earlier in the day between China’s Vice Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Ministry of Commerce […]

Rising US exports shrink trade deficit; China imports fall

Rising US exports shrink trade deficit; China imports fall

A bump in US exports helped shrink America’s yawning trade deficit in July while imports from China continued to fall amid the two nations’ trade war, government data showed Wednesday. The relatively steady deficit comes as hopes dim for a near-term resolution to the US-China conflict, which has begun to rattle the American economy. Economists […]

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street’s Key stock indexes bounced Wednesday, after robust economic data from China, easing tensions in Hong Kong and British lawmakers’ approval of a law to delay BREXIT provided some optimism to investors worried about global growth. The Fed’s September Beige Book described overall economic activity as expanding at a […]

On Winning the ‘Trade War’ with China

On Winning the ‘Trade War’ with China

According to The Trump Administration, America is winning the trade war with China. However, the Middle Kingdom’s economic machine may be slowing, but President Xi Jinping is unlikely to sue for peace anytime soon, at least not on terms acceptable to American interests. China’s economic system is antithetical to American democratic capitalism. Its buccaneer commercial policies flaunt the […]

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

$AUD, $WON, $JPY, $USO, $BAC OK, the US -China not being not having a date-certain schedule for the September trade talks yet, now is a good time for you too to start thinking about betting on a trade deal, as it has begun. “I am still reasonably optimistic,” David Woo, head of global rates and foreign […]

China lodges tariff complaint against US with World Trade Organization

China lodges tariff complaint against US with World Trade Organization

The Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Monday that it has launched a case against the United States with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over US import duties. The move follows the latest round of Washington’s tariffs introduced on Chinese imports by the Trump administration on Sunday. The US began imposing 15 percent tariffs on a […]

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China’s social credit system enables authorities to define “desirable and undesirable behaviour” and could allow unprecedented control of citizen’s lives. The fledgling initiative has sparked fears the authoritarian state is tightening its grip on an already heavily monitored public, ensuring that only those strictly adhering […]

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off'”

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off

The United States began imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods Sunday, but U.S. President Donald Trump said the sides would still meet for talks later this month. President Trump Tweeting, said his goal is to reduce US reliance on China and again urged American companies to find alternate suppliers outside China. This fresh round of […]

Brace for higher prices: Steep new US, China tariffs go into effect

Brace for higher prices: Steep new US, China tariffs go into effect

The trade war between the world’s two largest economies entered a new phase on Sunday, as US tariffs targeting Chinese-made products and Beijing’s retaliatory hikes on American imports both kick in. Washington introduced 15 percent tariffs, hiked from the previous 10 percent, at 12:01 am EDT (04:01 GMT) on the first day of September. It […]

Market Calmed on US-China Trade Issues, Extends Pre-holiday Rally

Market Calmed on US-China Trade Issues, Extends Pre-holiday Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Each of the major US stock market indexes rose more than 1.0% Thursday, lifted by China indicating it wants to prevent trade tensions from escalating further. The S&P 500 (+1.3%) and DJIA (+1.3%) both increased 1.3%, the NAS Comp (+1.5%) and Russell 2000 (+1.6%) pulled out and led. China’s Commerce […]

US, China to talk trade Thursday: Trump

US, China to talk trade Thursday: Trump

President Donald Trump said US and Chinese trade officials were due to hold discussions on Thursday, days before Washington is due to raise tariffs on billions in Chinese goods. “There’s a talk scheduled for today at a different level,” Trump told Fox News Radio, without elaborating. He rebutted prior news reports skeptical of his claims […]

China stocks down amid trade uncertainty; Hong Kong: (HSI:.HSI) inches up

China stocks down amid trade uncertainty;  Hong Kong: (HSI:.HSI) inches up

China stocks down amid trade uncertainty; Hong Kong: (HSI:.HSI) inches up Chinese stocks fell on Wednesday morning amid lingering uncertainty around the Sino-U.S. trade war, as the positive impact from MSCI’s latest phase of China stock inclusion fades. The CSI300 index fell 0.4% to 3,800.04 at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai […]

New China tariffs a ‘job killer,’ US footwear industry tells Trump

New China tariffs a ‘job killer,’ US footwear industry tells Trump

President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on China are a “job killer,” US shoe companies warned Wednesday, pleading for them to be canceled. In a sharp deterioration in the US-China trade war, Trump last week ramped up the punitive duties for the vast majority of US imports from China. The five percent increases, which will take […]

Slow boat to China: cargo ships urged to cut speed and pollution

Slow boat to China: cargo ships urged to cut speed and pollution

Moving cargo ships into the slow lane, an idea French President Emmanuel Macron floated at the G7 summit in Biarritz, would be one way to cut maritime transport’s giant carbon emissions footprint. Here, AFP looks at how the debate took shape and is evolving: – Ecological impact – Shipping represents 2.3 percent of carbon dioxide […]

President Trump Notes Positive Movement in China Trade Dispute, Market Responds

President Trump Notes Positive Movement in China Trade Dispute, Market Responds

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street began this week on higher note following President Trump’s trade comments Monday, President Trump scaled back a US-China trade dispute declared that the 2 sides will begin serious negotiations soon. President Trump said his trade negotiators had received 2 “very good calls” from China Sunday. “I think we’re […]

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade Dispute

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade  Dispute

President Trump has scaled back a US-China trade dispute partly blamed for a global economic slowdown, declaring Monday that the 2 sides will begin serious negotiations soon. President Trump said his trade negotiators had received 2 “very good calls” from China Sunday. He said the Sunday evening conversations were a sign China is serious about […]

US Trade Deals in the Works Outweigh Trade Dispute with China

US Trade Deals in the Works Outweigh Trade Dispute with China

Sunday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that trade deals being worked out will “outweigh any of the very small problems” in the US trade dispute with China. In a TV interview Mr. Kudlow touted a new deal with Japan. “Not only is there a successful trade deal being brokered with Japan, but we have a terrific deal with USMCA, […]

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

Sunday, when President Trump said he had 2nd thoughts about escalating the trade dispute with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said. President Trump, who announced higher tariffs on Chinese goods last week, raised eyebrows during a meeting with UK PM Boris Johnson at […]

Trump’s Recent China Decision Has Caused US Stocks To Drop 623 Points

Trump’s Recent China Decision Has Caused US Stocks To Drop 623 Points

The Dow Jones Industrial Average took a dive of more than 600 points on Friday, hours after US President Donald Trump ordered US companies to move their operations away from China,Trendreports citingSputnik . The Dow closed by 623.34 points, the S&P 500 by 75.84 points and NASDAQ plummeted by 239.62 points. Hours before Friday’s closing […]

LG Chem Agrees To Supply Batteries For Tesla’s China Plant

LG Chem Agrees To Supply Batteries For Tesla’s China Plant

US electric vehicle maker Tesla is in advanced talks with South Korea’s LG Chem to source batteries for vehicles to be made in its Shanghai plant, a person familiar with the matter said. The move represents a push by Tesla to diversify sources of the key component for its electric vehicles from its exclusive supplier, […]

American Miner Moving into Competition with China on Rare Earth Mineral Production in California

American Miner Moving into Competition with China on Rare Earth Mineral Production in California

The owner of the only US rare earths mine is hiring, as it looks to significantly boost production, part of a strategy to build out American refining capability after China raised tariffs on the minerals during this escalating trade dispute. By next year, MP Materials will be the 1st company to refine rare earths since […]

World’s Longest Transoceanic Bridge Goes Over The East China Sea

World’s Longest Transoceanic Bridge Goes Over The East China Sea

Two of the world’s largest sea-crossing bridges have been providing shortcuts for traffic passing through Shanghai and its growing conurbation since 2008. The steel and concrete megastructures snake across the East China Sea, connecting cities and ports. The 36-kilometer Hangzhou Bay Bridge, which arches high over a vast expanse of water and mudflats between Shanghai […]

President Trump has Dramatic Tools To Curb US Companies Doing Business with China, Chief Among them is the 1917 TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT

President Trump has Dramatic Tools To Curb US Companies Doing Business with China, Chief Among them is the 1917 TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT

Friday, just hours after China announced retaliatory tariffs on US goods on President Trump ordered US companies to “start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA..” The stakes are high US companies invested a total of $256-B in China between Y’s 1990 and 2017, […]

Trade War Continues Between China and The U.S.

Trade War Continues Between China and The U.S.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce says that its new tariffs will be applied to more than 5,000 U.S. products in two phases. The first stage would come into effect on September 1 and the second one on December 15. China announced that it will impose additional tariffs worth 75,000 million dollars on imported products from the United […]

The Blind Play Soccer In China

The Blind Play Soccer In China

On a sweltering day in eastern China a squad of footballers wearing blindfolds hurtles after a ringing ball, occasionally clattering painfully into each other. But Jiangsu province’s blind football team hardly care — even when they break the odd bone — because the sport is a rewarding break from the massage parlours, where many of […]

President Trump Ups the Stakes in the China Trade Dispute

President Trump Ups the Stakes in the China Trade Dispute

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Just In: President Trump says $250-B of Chinese goods now under 25% tariff will be subject to 30% tariff starting on 1 October, expect more… “I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States,” President Trump Tweeted Friday Wall Street turned […]

Added China Tariffs No Worry for Stock Market

Added China Tariffs No Worry for Stock Market

$SPY China’s announcement that it will impose new tariffs on $75-B worth of US goods is not something that should worry the stock market, but the announcement will boost support for President Trump, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Friday.  “I think the risk here for China when it does things like this is simply to […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rallying Treasury yields and China trade news provided the early catalyst

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rallying Treasury yields and China trade news provided the early catalyst

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rallying Treasury yields and China trade news provided the early catalyst The stock market rally added to its recent gains early Monday, as the Dow Jones industrials at one point gained more than 250 points. Rallying Treasury yields and China trade news provided the early catalyst. Dow Jones stock Apple (AAPL) — along with investment banks Goldman Sachs (GS) and JPMorgan (JPM) […]

China plans to make Shenzhen a ‘better place’ than Hong Kong

China plans to make Shenzhen a ‘better place’ than Hong Kong

China’s government has unveiled plans to boost the mainland city of Shenzhen and make it into what state media called a “better place” than neighbouring Hong Kong, following another huge pro-democracy rally in the semi-autonomous financial hub. Weeks of rallies, demonstrations, and occupations have plunged Hong Kong into crisis — which Beijing is now framing […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares climb on China stimulus move

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares climb on China stimulus move

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares climb on China stimulus move Asian shares climbed Monday, as investors embraced a move by China that could help lower borrowing rates for companies, and signals that trade talks between Washington and Beijing could be improving. On Saturday, the People’s Bank of China unveiled a key interest rate reform aimed […]

China Increases Participation In Foreign Trade

China Increases Participation In Foreign Trade

Chinese local authorities said on Monday that Guangxi Zhuang region in China foreign trade has reached USD37.51 billion in the starting 7 months of the current year, adding 23.8 percent year on year, according to Xinhua. The customs authorities of Nanning, the regional capital, said that the increase came as a 19.6 percentage points more […]

Electric Taxi’s Hit The Roads of China

Electric Taxi’s Hit The Roads of China

China’s BYD company which is currently providing an electric bus to Panama‘s Mibus service for evaluation was recently commissioned to deliver the first of what will eventually be a fleet of around 1,500 all-electric taxis in of Colón in Panama in cooperation with Ensa Servicios and Traservi say industry reports. A total of 1,500 electric […]

US and China Talk To End Trade War

US and China Talk To End Trade War

Washington and Beijing are working actively to revive negotiations aimed at ending the trade war that has rattled world markets, Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor said Sunday. If teleconferences between both sides’ deputies pan out in the next 10 days “and we can have a substantive renewal of negotiations,” Larry Kudlow said on “Fox News […]

President Trump Knows How to Deal, We Will Get China Trade Deal His Way

President Trump Knows How to Deal, We Will Get China Trade Deal His Way

Sunday on TV, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said he is optimistic about a trade deal with China because doing business deals is President Donald Trump’s strong suit. In a network TV interview, Mr. Navarro said he is optimistic that the President will “do the right thing for America“in negotiating with China. “One thing […]

Trump Warns China Violence Against Hong Kong Could End Trade War Resolutions

Trump Warns China Violence Against Hong Kong Could End Trade War Resolutions

US President Donald Trump on Sunday warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters would harm trade talks between the two countries. “I think it’d be very hard to deal if they do violence, I mean, if it’s another Tiananmen Square,” Trump told reporters in New Jersey. “I think […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Plagued by US-China Trade Tensions and Recession Fears

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Plagued by US-China Trade Tensions and Recession Fears

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Plagued by US-China Trade Tensions and Recession Fears The US Dollar (USD) also began the week down against many of its peers as US-China trade tensions weighed on sentiment in the ‘Greenback’. Economists at Goldman Sachs also commented that the US economy could face a recession if the superpowers fail to concede […]

Early Education For China’s Toddlers

Early Education For China’s Toddlers

Frog Street, a provider of early childhood curriculum and subsidiary of Excelligence Learning Corporation, and Beijing Oriental Star Children Technology Company, a provider of academic and social development education, have launched a partnership to provide Frog Street’s comprehensive, research-based curriculum to prepare children for school readiness in China and surrounding territories. Frog Street curricula encompass extensive research and brain-based […]

United States Oil (USO) prices dropped after disappointing economic data from China and Europe revived global demand fears

United States Oil (USO) prices dropped after disappointing economic data from China and Europe revived global demand fears

United States Oil (USO) prices dropped after disappointing economic data from China and Europe revived global demand fears Oil prices sank 3% on Wednesday after disappointing economic data from China and Europe revived global demand fears and U.S. crude inventories rose unexpectedly for the second week in a row. Brent crude dropped 3.2%, to $59.36 a […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) trimmed gains as bleak China economic data overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade concession

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) trimmed gains as bleak China economic data overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade concession

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) trimmed gains as bleak China economic data overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade concession Hong Kong stocks trimmed early gains to end slightly firmer on Wednesday, as bleak China economic data overshadowed U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade concession, while protests continued to roil the island city. The Hang Seng […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) investors digest the implications of the trading war between the U.S. and China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) investors digest the implications of the trading war between the U.S. and China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) investors digest the implications of the trading war between the U.S. and China Wall Street is eagerly awaiting Alibaba’s (BABA) Thursday morning earnings, as investors digest the implications of the trading war between the U.S. and China. The Chinese e-commerce giant has been battling the trade war, which plays a […]

What the China tariffs mean for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)

What the China tariffs mean for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)

What the China tariffs mean for Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) It looks like Apple Opens a New Window. is, at least for the time being, dodging a bullet in the trade war between the U.S. and China Opens a New Window.. The U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday announced the 10 percent tariff Opens a New Window. that was set to hit $300 […]

JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) surges after the China-based e-commerce company reported second-quarter earnings that beat expectations

JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) surges after the China-based e-commerce company reported second-quarter earnings that beat expectations

JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD) surges after the China-based e-commerce company reported second-quarter earnings that beat expectations Shares of JD.com Inc. JD, +12.89% surged 6.7% in active premarket trading Tuesday, after the China-based e-commerce company reported second-quarter earnings that beat expectations. Trading volume topped 1.3 million shares, making the stock the most actively traded ahead of the open. The company […]

Hong Kong Airport Reopens, China Tells US “Lay Off”

Hong Kong Airport Reopens, China Tells US “Lay Off”

Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past 2 days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city. And rumors of China’s troops assembling at the Mainland border. Police condemned violent acts by protesters overnight and said on Wednesday a […]

President Trump, “China is Moving Troops Toward Hong Kong”

President Trump, “China is Moving Troops Toward Hong Kong”

Tuesday, President Trump Tweeted that US intelligence believes that the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong. President Trump also Tweeted that “Everyone should be calm and safe!” Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters outside the Hong Kong Airport for the 2nd day running Tuesday though calm returned to the airport in […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders seem to be shrugging off concerns over U.S.-China trade relations

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders seem to be shrugging off concerns over U.S.-China trade relations

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders seem to be shrugging off concerns over U.S.-China trade relations The Australian Dollar is edging higher on Tuesday, bucking the weaker trend in the global financial markets. Traders also seem to be shrugging off concerns over U.S.-China trade relations that appear to be having a slightly negative effect on higher-risk […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher and US shares headed north too as tensions eased over US/ China trade

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher and US shares headed north too as tensions eased over US/ China trade

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) higher and US shares headed north too as tensions eased over US/ China trade FTSE 100 closed the day higher and US shares headed north too as tensions eased over US/ China trade. Britain’s blue-chip index clocked off 24.18 points higher at 7,250.90.  The mid-cap index FTSE 250  also rose – up […]

Asia Focused on US China Trade War

Asia Focused on US China Trade War

Asian markets were mixed Monday with investors gripped by concerns about the US-China trade war after Donald Trump said he was prepared to walk away from next month’s planned talks. The president’s comments spooked US investors and added to the sense of pessimism across world trading floors after the White House last week announced fresh […]

China Has Cathay Pacific Under Siege

China Has Cathay Pacific Under Siege

Shares in Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific plunged more than four percent on Monday, after Beijing banned airline staff supporting Hong Kong protesters from flights going through the mainland. Cathay shares lost 4.37 percent to HK$9.85 by the break in Hong Kong, with the carrier’s parent company Swire Pacific Ltd. plunging 5.26 percent to […]

Fashion Brands Should Stop Apologising to China

Fashion Brands Should Stop Apologising to China

Luxury fashion brands Versace and Coach have apologised for making perceived affronts to China’s national sovereignty on T-shirts, mistakes that cost them their high-profile Chinese brand ambassadors. Italy’s Dolce & Gabbana also apologised in November after its products were pulled from lucrative Chinese e-commerce platforms over an Instagram post seen by very few in China […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) renewed worries about the trade conflict between the US and China is set to put investors in a defensive mood

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) renewed worries about the trade conflict between the US and China is set to put investors in a defensive mood

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) renewed worries about the trade conflict between the US and China is set to put investors in a defensive mood ASX futures were down 22 points or 0.3% to 6499. The local currency slipped 0.2 per cent. On Wall Street, the Dow dipped 0.3 per cent, the S&P 500 slid 0.7 […]

China’s Huawei Beating Apple

China’s Huawei Beating Apple

Apple lost more ground in the shrinking smartphone market last quarter, with a sales tracker saying the tech giant was pushed off the top-three seller list by a Chinese rival. Apple fell to fourth place in global smartphone sales, shipping 35.3 million iPhones in the second quarter compared to the 36.2 million units shipped by […]

#BoycottCathayPacific Trends as China Moves on Hong Kong

#BoycottCathayPacific Trends as China Moves on Hong Kong

China’s aviation regulator on Friday demanded that Cathay Pacific prevent airline staff who have shown support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong from working on flights to the mainland or routed through Chinese airspace. The regulator also ordered the city’s flag carrier to handover identity information of staff on mainland-bound flights starting Sunday — declaring […]

China Faces Downgrade

China Faces Downgrade

China’s economy already is slowing amid the trade conflict with the United States, but if Washington were to ramp up tariffs even further it could cut Chinese growth sharply, the IMF warned Friday. The International Monetary Fund already had trimmed its growth forecast for China to 6.2 percent this year, assuming no new tariffs are […]

‘Hawaii of China’ Ocean Sports and Sailing Summer Camp

‘Hawaii of China’ Ocean Sports and Sailing Summer Camp

On July 21, the Hainan Ocean Sports Season Teen OP Sailing Summer Camp was officially opened in the sailing port of Banshan Peninsula in Sanya. Accompanied by their parents, 20 teenagers from Shandong, Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangxi and other cities gathered in Sanya to experience the fun of sailing and enjoy the summer scenery. Hainan Ocean Sports Season is jointly hosted by the People’s […]

President Trump: “US, China Still Talking on Trade, but Not Ready for Deal”

President Trump: “US, China Still Talking on Trade, but Not Ready for Deal”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US stock market wrapped up a volatile week on a lower note, with the S&P 500 down 0.7% Friday. Every time in the past year that President Trump weighed in on the trade dispute the market reacted negatively then responded positively, and the rally extended, I do not expect […]

President Trump Will Not Devalue USD in Trade Dispute with China, the Fed Should Lower Interest Rates …

President Trump Will Not Devalue USD in Trade Dispute with China, the Fed Should Lower Interest Rates …

$USD Friday, President Trump said he will not devalue the USD in the US trade dispute with China. “No, we do not have to,” President Trump said when asked whether he plans to devalue the Greenback, though he added that if the Fed were to cut interest rates it “would automatically bring down the dollar […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) showing no significant reaction after China’s central bank set the yuan’s midpoint at its weakest level since 2008

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) showing no significant reaction after China’s central bank set the yuan’s midpoint at its weakest level since 2008

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) showing no significant reaction after China’s central bank set the yuan’s midpoint at its weakest level since 2008 Asian markets rose in early trading Thursday, showing no significant reaction after China’s central bank set the yuan’s midpoint at its weakest level since 2008. The People’s Bank of China early Thursday […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations The Australian share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 48.6 points, or 0.75 per […]

Savvy Money is Betting Both Sides of the US-China Trade Dispute

Savvy Money is Betting Both Sides of the US-China Trade Dispute

$SPY, $SPX Hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio advised savvy investors to bet on “both horses in the race” amid rising trade tensions between the US and China. He argued that investors still have a historic opportunity to buy into China as it opens up its markets to foreign investments. “Would you have not wanted to invest with […]

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) investors remained tense over the escalating US-China trade war

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) investors remained tense over the escalating US-China trade war

Hong Kong: Hang Seng Index (.HSI) investors remained tense over the escalating US-China trade war Hong Kong shares closed modestly higher today, ending a week-long losing streak after spending much of the day in the red as investors remained tense over the escalating US-China trade war. The Hang Seng Index edged up 0.08 per cent, […]

China Cannot Eliminate Its Demand for US Soybean

China Cannot Eliminate Its Demand for US Soybean

$SOY US Soybean farmers caught up in trade disputes between with China that escalated over the weekend say they are weathering decreased business from the globe’s largest soybean importer. The farmers remain confident China’s tough stance on trade will prove not sustainable. Brazil, the world’s largest soybean exporter, cannot independently produce enough soybean for China’s swelling middle […]

President Trump Dismissed Fear of Long-lasting Trade Dispute with China

President Trump Dismissed Fear of Long-lasting Trade Dispute with China

The US Treasury Department declared Monday it had determined for the 1st time since Y 1994 that Beijing was manipulating its RMB Yuan. Then early Tuesday, President Trump dismissed fears of a protracted trade dispute with China, ignoring a bluster warning in the Beijing press that labeling it a currency manipulator would have severe consequences […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) rises as US-China tensions escalate

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) rises as US-China tensions escalate

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) rises as US-China tensions escalate The pound has edged up against the US dollar this morning, taking the pairing to $1.218. On Tuesday morning, the European Union stated that there will be no further Brexit talks as long as the UK government insists on making changes to Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) safe-haven demand has been featured the past few sessions amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) safe-haven demand has been featured the past few sessions amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) safe-haven demand has been featured the past few sessions amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war Gold prices near steady and pausing in early U.S. trading Tuesday, after scoring another six-year high in overnight dealings. Safe-haven demand has been featured the past few sessions amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war. December gold futures were last […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) a dramatic escalation of the trade war between the United States and China sparked a worldwide sell-off

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) a dramatic escalation of the trade war between the United States and China sparked a worldwide sell-off

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) a dramatic escalation of the trade war between the United States and China sparked a worldwide sell-off A dramatic escalation of the trade war between the United States and China sparked a worldwide sell-off in markets on Monday. The Dow closed down 767 points, and the Nasdaq Composite — a proxy for the technology […]

HondaJet Elite Becomes Certified In China

HondaJet Elite Becomes Certified In China

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet Elite has received type certification. From the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This demonstrates that the aircraft meets the safety standards set by the organization.  HondaJet Elite deliveries in the region will begin this year. The HondaJet Elite holds type certifications around the world. Including, the United States (Federal Aviation […]

President Trump Tweets, “China is a Currency Manipulator” and Stocks Dipped

President Trump Tweets, “China is a Currency Manipulator” and Stocks Dipped

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $CHN Monday, President Trump Tweeted “China dropped the price of their currency to an almost a historic low. It is called “currency manipulation.” Are you listening Federal Reserve? This is a major violation which will greatly weaken China over time!” For equity investors all this does not augur well as uncertainty because of […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s move to weaken the yuan suggests the level is no longer a line in the sand for policy makers in Beijing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s move to weaken the yuan suggests the level is no longer a line in the sand for policy makers in Beijing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s move to weaken the yuan suggests the level is no longer a line in the sand for policy makers in Beijing US stock futures slumped with European stocks on Monday (Aug 5), tracking a sell-off across Asia after China struck back in its trade dispute with America and let […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors appear to be in a risk-off mode amid US-China trade escalation

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors appear to be in a risk-off mode amid US-China trade escalation

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors appear to be in a risk-off mode amid US-China trade escalation Singapore stocks opened the week on the back foot on Monday (Aug 5), with the Straits Times Index (STI) plummeting by as much as 2 per cent in morning trade. This comes as investors appear to be in a […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) investors are jumping into gold as the U.S.-China trade war has turned into a currency war

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) investors are jumping into gold as the U.S.-China trade war has turned into a currency war

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) investors are jumping into gold as the U.S.-China trade war has turned into a currency war Fear is surging through financial markets and investors are jumping into gold as the U.S.-China trade war has turned into a currency war. The next target for gold in this environment is clearly $1,500 an ounce, analysts […]

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