Korean Leader Met Saturday, Talking Peace

Korean Leader Met Saturday, Talking Peace

Korean Leader Met Saturday, Talked Peace NKorean leader Kim Jong Un and SKorean President Moon Jae-in met for the 2nd time in a month Saturday to discuss carrying out the peace commitments they reached in their 1st Summit and Kim’s potential meeting with President Donald Trump, President Moon’s office said. SKorean presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan […]

President Trump Cancelled NKorea Summit, Door Left Open

President Trump Cancelled NKorea Summit, Door Left Open

President Trump Cancelled NKorea Summit, Door Left Open President Donald Trump has canceled his planned summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in recent statements from Pyongyang. The White House used Twitter to announce Trump’s decision to call off the 12 June meeting, releasing his letter to Kim. The […]

Travel Warning: Gold Coast No Longer Safe for Women

Travel Warning: Gold Coast No Longer Safe for Women

Travel Warning: Gold Coast No Longer Safe for Women Sexual Assaults in Australia are on the rise and the Gold Coast is reporting a horrifying trend, the Judiciary are weak in Australia and many immigrant/refugee sex offenders are not even sentenced. The answer from the police is women must change their behavior? Seems so, women […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of no US-China trade war. The Major Market Futures as of this writing S&P 500 SPC1 Jun 18 $2,728.80 +15.80 +0.58% NAS 100 Future NQC1 Jun 18 $6,923.75 +49.75 +0.72% Last Friday, the major US stock market indices were […]

Markets Love the USA China Deal

Markets Love the USA China Deal

Asian markets rallied Monday and the dollar extended gains after the US and China said they had agreed to hold off imposing tariffs, averting a potentially damaging trade war. After high-level talks in Washington the two economic superpowers revealed a deal had been hammered out, ending months of tension that have sent financial markets into […]

US-China Tariff ‘Threats’ Have Ended, No Trade War Looming

US-China Tariff ‘Threats’ Have Ended, No Trade War Looming

US-China Tariff ‘Threats’ Have Ended, No Trade War Looming The US trade war with China is “on hold” after the world’s 2 largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. Secretary Mnuchin and US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, […]

China Buying Major Soybean Tonnage from Russia 

China Buying Major Soybean Tonnage from Russia 

China Buying Major Soybean Tonnage from Russia $SOY China, the world’s biggest Soybean importer, almost 3X’s purchases from Russia during this current  trade dispute with the US, the world’s biggest producer of the Oil seed. Russia sold about 850,000 tonnes of Soybeans to China in MY 2016-2017, according to Russia’s agriculture agency. That is more […]

Malaysia: Expect Arrest of Najib within Days

Malaysia: Expect Arrest of Najib within Days

Police are still conducting search at the private residence of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Taman Duta. Several personal items such as handbags, clothes and gifts were seized from the home of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at his personal residence in Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta here […]

Uncertainty Dominates Asian Trading Session

Uncertainty Dominates Asian Trading Session

Asian traders were biding their time in early trade on Thursday as a healthy lead from Wall Street was tempered by geopolitical concerns and caution ahead of high-level China-US trade talks. All three main US indexes finished in the green zone thanks to another positive round of economic indicators and corporate results. However, traders remain […]

Philippines Develops Close Ties to China

Philippines Develops Close Ties to China

Philippines Develops Close Ties to China Chinese leader Xi Jinping once offered Rodrigo Duterte personal assurances his country “won’t go to the dogs,” the Philippines president said, noting that the former colony won’t become Washington’s “vassal” ever again. “’We will be there if you need us,’” Duterte said on Tuesday, recalling a conversation with the […]

AI: World Intelligence Congress

AI: World Intelligence Congress

Researchers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers gathered at the second World Intelligence Congress in north China’s Tianjin Municipality on Wednesday to explore the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The three-day conference, which kicked off on Wednesday, focuses on new development and policies in AI and gathers participants including tech firms like Baidu, Alibaba, JD.com, Microsoft, Huawei, and […]

Travel Warning: Another Terror Attack in Indonesia

Travel Warning: Another Terror Attack in Indonesia Tourists and Visitors should think twice before traveling to Indonesia, especially Bali as a wave of terror attacks have swept the country. Indonesian police have shot dead four men armed with swords after they attacked a police station on the island of Sumatra. One policeman was reported killed […]

Blockchain INDO 2018, Jakarta’s crypto-conference in May: how it was

Blockchain INDO 2018, Jakarta’s crypto-conference in May: how it was

Blockchain INDO 2018, Jakarta’s crypto-conference in May: how it was Blockchain INDO 2018 held on 11 & 12 May 2018 at Kempinski Grand Ballroom Jakarta successfully comprised experts, speakers, exhibitors and participants from blockchain, digital assets and fintech – nearly 1000 participants from around the world who attended the event. The 2-day conference & exhibition […]

AirAsia May Not Survive Tony Fernandes Politics

AirAsia May Not Survive Tony Fernandes Politics

AirAsia May Not Survive Tony Fernandes Politics AirAsia Group Bhd looks set to sink well below the RM3 mark and may well trade in the RM1 to RM2 range long term, it is widely expected that links between the Company and ousted Malaysian Prime Minister will be investigated vigorously. Najib has faced not only a […]

China’s Industrial Growth Tops Analysts Expectations

China’s Industrial Growth Tops Analysts Expectations

China’s Industrial Growth Tops Analysts Expectations China’s industrial output grew 7.0% in April from a year earlier, much more than expected, but fixed-asset investment growth slowed to 7.0% in the 1st 4 months, below forecasts, official data showed Tuesday. Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted industrial output growth would rise to 6.3%, bouncing back from […]

Singapore ICO Launch 23 May 2018

Singapore ICO Launch 23 May 2018

Modern data-driven culture has advanced many industries including recruitment, professional services and the way we conduct business, but expect even further advancements as Profede’s horizontal protocol is capable of disrupting a global market. Blockchain-based Profede enables professional users to gain back control, power, and privacy from the jeopardizing methods which currently exist. Professional users set […]

North Korea May Open for Business

North Korea May Open for Business

A number of firms are making inquiries about the now-shuttered joint industrial complex in North Korea’s border city of Kaesong, industry sources said Sunday, as the two Koreas move to implement a set of agreements signed during their leaders’ historic summit last month. According to the insiders from a private task force representing South Korean […]

Najib Faces Jail in Malaysia

Najib Faces Jail in Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad moved swiftly against predecessor Najib Razak just days after his shock election win, banning him from leaving the country and planning to reopen a probe into a multibillion dollar scandal at a state fund that Najib helped set up. Even as a chastened Najib said he would support a smooth […]

AirAsia Downgraded: Fernandes Support of Najib Will have Consequences

AirAsia Downgraded: Fernandes Support of Najib Will have Consequences

AirAsia Downgraded: Fernandes Support of Najib Will have Consequences Ongoing investigations are possible as the relationship between AirAsia, Najib and the Government will come under scrutiny in coming months. The Malaysian aviation regulator will investigate claims made by AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes that he had been “summoned” and told to cancel extra flights for last […]

China Will Dominate Trade in Europe as Rail Link Opens

China Will Dominate Trade in Europe as Rail Link Opens

After travelling 16 days and covering a distance of 11,000 km, the first China-Belgium freight train from China’s Tangshan port has arrived in the Belgian port of Antwerp. The train with 41 containers which left Tangshan on April 26, was officially welcomed on Saturday in Antwerp. The direct railway link between China and Belgium is […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: DJIA is set up to rally PE DJIA at 24831.17, +0.37% is rising and could test 25000-25200 in here. But, 25200 may act as 1st resistance as I see it on the daily. A break above 25200 indicates more Bullishness medium term. DAX at 13001.24, -0.17% looks Bullish near […]

Terrorist Attacks Continue in Indonesia

Terrorist Attacks Continue in Indonesia

Indonesia is under attack from Muslim extremists with the groups staging multiple attacks over several days. Tourists in Indonesia, especially Bali should take extreme caution as the country continues to loose control to fundamentalists. An explosion has hit a police station in Surabaya, Indonesia. It comes a day after coordinated suicide blasts at three churches […]

Travel Warning: Indonesia a Dangerous Place as Islamists Take Control

Travel Warning: Indonesia a Dangerous Place as Islamists Take Control

At least 11 people have been killed in three seemingly coordinated suicide bombings that hit churches in the second-largest city of Indonesia, police said. Dozens of people have been injured. “The victims are still being identified,” said East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera. Police say they have also secured a fourth, unexploded bomb at […]

One Belt, One Road: China is Changing the World

One Belt, One Road: China is Changing the World

The ambitious multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by China could become a great opportunity for the Gulf nations, according to Bahrain’s Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed. The Gulf region, which is a central location of the BRI, is a prime market for China and vice versa, he told the Gateway […]

Islamic Terror Attack on Christians in Indonesia

Islamic Terror Attack on Christians in Indonesia

Indonesia has become a dangerous place for Christians since a wave of fundamentalism swept Jakarta and an Islamist Mayor was installed to power. Travelers should avoid Indonesia including the resort Island of Bali, the scene of a massive attack killing over 200 before. Indonesian Police have confirmed that at least 10 people have been killed […]

The Trump Effect: NKorea Begins to Dismantle Nuclear Test Sites

The Trump Effect: NKorea Begins to Dismantle Nuclear Test Sites

The Trump Effect: NKorea Begins to Dismantle Nuclear Test Sites NKorea has scheduled the dismantlement of its nuclear test site for sometime between 23-25 May depending on weather conditions, in order to uphold its pledge to discontinue nuclear tests, the country’s state media reported Saturday. The official Korean Central New Agency said dismantlement of the […]

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming

Cryptocurrency Regulation: New Laws, Big Changes Coming $BTCUSD There are Asian countries feeling the effects of inadequate cryptocurrency regulation, and others, like India, China and SKorea, have taken an uncertain or hostile stance to cryptocurrency. That frame is not likely to last too much longer Japan is building a clear framework for how virtual currency exchanges, and ICOs (initial coin […]

China Reforms Continue

China Reforms Continue

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), called for coordinated efforts and orderly progress in the planning and implementation of institutional reform at the central and local levels to ensure complete victory in the area. Xi, also Chinese President, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and head […]

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, a former Malaysian prime minister who led the opposition to achieve a stunning victory in the general election, took the oath of office on Thursday night, becoming the world’s oldest government leader. Mahathir won the election after his coalition Pakatan Harapan secured 113 seats out of the 222 seats at the parliament’s […]

Bitcoin Moved to Test Key Support Near $9,000

Bitcoin Moved to Test Key Support Near $9,000

Bitcoin Moved to Test Key Support Near $9,000 $BTCUSD Thursday, after a quiet start to cryptocurrencies came under selling pressure, with market participants speculating about large blocks of cryptos being offloaded, pushing Bitcoin’s value lower. Bitcoin, the world’s #1 digital currency traded in a $200 range Thursday before giving up $220, or 2.3% quickly. Currently, […]

US Has an “Agreement in Principle” with China to Reduce Trade Deficit

US Has an “Agreement in Principle” with China to Reduce Trade Deficit

US Has an “Agreement in Principle” with China to Reduce Trade Deficit Thursday, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that China looks to be open to reducing its trade deficit with the US by as much as $200-B within 2years, along with other White House demands. “I think they agreed to the concept of a […]

Trump will meet Kim in Singapore on June 12

Trump will meet Kim in Singapore on June 12

The US president and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un will finally sit down for a summit on June 12 in Singapore, Donald Trump has stated. The date and venue for the meeting has long been the subject of speculation. “We will both try to make it a very special moment for world peace,” Trump stated. Speculation […]

Asia Rejects Flawed Protectionism

Asia Rejects Flawed Protectionism

China, Japan and South Korea injected fresh confidence into global growth on Wednesday by reaffirming their commitment to economic globalization as well as trade and investment liberalization. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in made the pledge here at a trilateral meeting, giving a big boost for […]

Trump Solves an Unsolvable Problem: North Korea

Trump Solves an Unsolvable Problem: North Korea

Trump Solves an Unsolvable Problem: North Korea The historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea has whetted the former’s appetite for investments from the US, according to a South Korean official, as quoted by the Daily Express. After the two Koreas gave the go-ahead for a new era of peace, Chung-in Moon, […]

Philippines: Ayala Outperforms

Philippines: Ayala Outperforms

Property giant Ayala Land Inc. grew its first quarter net profit by 17 percent year-on-year to P6.52 billion, driven by the double-digit expansion of the residential development and commercial leasing businesses. Total revenues also increased by 17 percent year-on-year to P36.98 billion, Ayala Land disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Property development revenues […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘Pops Up’ in Singapore

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘Pops Up’ in Singapore

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘Pops Up’ in Singapore $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Inaugural regional pop-up showcase kicks off at the ION Orchard atrium, with the Ferrari Portofino and GTC4Lusso available for public viewing. Ferrari’s newest model, the Ferrari Portofino, will be on display from  5 to 13 May, exclusively at the iconic luxury automotive brand’s inaugural pop-up showcase held at the […]

Strong Corporate Results in the Philippines

Strong Corporate Results in the Philippines

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) chalked up P6.25 billion in net income for the first quarter, flat versus the same period last year, on higher expenses from technology investments and rollout of microfinance branches. For the first quarter, however, BPI’s net profit exceeded the P5.9-billion bottomline level both reported by industry rivals BDO […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Japan is off  it’s holidays, and back in the action. PE DJIA at 24262.51, +1.39% moved up from support at 23500, while that holds, there is room for DIA to rise to 24400 now. The overall range is within 24400-23500, and expect it to hold medium term. DAX at […]

China and Indonesia Deal Helps ASEAN

China and Indonesia Deal Helps ASEAN

China and Indonesia Deal Helps ASEAN Ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s official visit to Indonesia next week, experts said stable ties between the two major developing economies will also enhance China’s cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In recent years, China and Indonesia have seen frequent high-level exchanges, enhancing political mutual […]

Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa

Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa

Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa, a 5-star eco-friendly accommodation just a scenic boat ride from Coron Town, is located on the beautiful Malaroyroy Peninsula in Bulalacao Island, Coron, Palawan, Philippines.   Presenting a haven in the middle ground of fine luxury and raw nature, Two Seasons Coron is also a turtle and giant […]

Philippines’ Duterte Emerging as Asian Leader

Asian nations should pursue an independent foreign policy to achieve their own development goals, without mimicking the West or seeking its blessing, the Filipino leader has suggested to members of the Asian Pacific community. “Asia’s development experience shows us that it is futile to simply mimic the West,” Rodrigo Duterte told delegates at the closing […]

Date, Place for NKorea Peace Summit Set, Will Be Announced Soonest

Date, Place for NKorea Peace Summit Set, Will Be Announced Soonest

Date, Place for NKorea Peace Summit Set, Will Be Announced Soonest Friday, US President Donald Trump told reporters on the WH lawn that the date and location were set for a meeting with NKorea’s leader Kim Jong Un, and that the details would be announced very soon. The White House has said the historic peace […]

As Trade Talks With China Open, President Trump Praises President Xi

As Trade Talks With China Open, President Trump Praises President Xi

As Trade Talks With China Open, President Trump Praises President Xi Thursday, US President Donald Trump praised his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping as officials from the world’s 2 largest economies began trade talks in Beijing. A deal to fundamentally change China’s economic policies is viewed possible during the 2 days of talks, though […]

President Trump, “The main thing, I want to get is peace.”

President Trump, “The main thing, I want to get is peace.”

President Trump, “The main thing, I want to get is peace.” Monday, SKorea’s President Moon said that US President Trump should receive the Nobel for trying to end the War with Pyongyang. Tuesday in the Oval Office President Donald Trump said that SKorean President Moon Jae-in was “very nice” to say he deserved the Nobel […]

President Trump, “Nixing Iran Nuclear Deal Will Not Hurt NKorea Talks”

President Trump, “Nixing Iran Nuclear Deal Will Not Hurt NKorea Talks”

President Trump, “Nixing Iran Nuclear Deal Will Not Hurt NKorea Talks” Monday, US President Donald Trump said that pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal would not have a negative impact on his upcoming nuclear talks with NKorea, and he said he is open to negotiating a new nuclear accord with Tehran. “I think it […]

Tax Cuts Power Up Economy in China

Tax Cuts Power Up Economy in China

China will make further tax cuts worth over 60 billion yuan (about 9.5 billion U.S. dollars) to drive innovation and entrepreneurship and boost the development of small and micro businesses, a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. The move aims to reduce the cost for innovation and entrepreneurship, […]

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to Travel to China for Trade Talks Next Week

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to Travel to China for Trade Talks Next Week

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to Travel to China for Trade Talks Next Week Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will head to China next week to settle any trade disputes after The Trump Administration levied steep tariffs on China over its steel and aluminum exports to the US. “I think we’ve got a very good chance of […]

China on a Growth Path

China on a Growth Path

China has seen a good start to its high-quality development, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee said Monday. The Chinese economy has maintained its steady growth momentum in the first quarter of this year, as major economic indicators pointed to stronger domestic demand and good coordination between the growth […]

China Trade Truce in the Making

China Trade Truce in the Making

China Trade Truce in the Making The words in the air are that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is considering a trip to China to moderate/mitigate a trade dispute with Beijing. Secretary Mnuchin said he is “cautiously optimistic” of reaching an agreement with China that bridges their differences on trade. “A trip is under consideration.” Secretary […]

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now President Kim shifts to Economy, ditches Nuclear testing President Kim Jong Un’s suspension of NKorean nuclear tests has economic focus. Kim’s statement at a ruling party meeting Friday includes a pledge to seek a “favorable” international environment for economic development so that he can put the economy “on an […]

President Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Unnerved NKorea’s Leader

President Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Unnerved NKorea’s Leader

President Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Unnerved NKorea’s Leader President Trump’s campaign of “maximum pressure’ put on NKorea caused its President Kim Jong Un to step back and away from its nuclear and missile testing activities, White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp said Saturday. “It clearly shows President Trump’s vision in focusing on denuclearizing North Korea, […]

NKorea’s Leader says, “Will Suspend Nuclear and Missile Testing”

NKorea’s Leader says, “Will Suspend Nuclear and Missile Testing”

NKorea’s Leader says, “Will Suspend Nuclear and Missile Testing” North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un declared that Pyongyang will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, the state media reported early Saturday. “From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Still see more Northside coming for DJIA after a pause to refresh. PE DJIA at 24748.07,-0.16% looks like it has paused in here. But, it will likely test at 25000-25500 medium term while it holds above Key support at 24500 support. Overall medium term looks Bullish for DJIA […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: Seeing some strength ahead for USD. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 89.69 rose after testing support at 89.25 day before Tuesday, and now 89.8 looks like immediate resistance, if it breaks 89.8, then 90.00-90.25 could be next resistance, then a dip. EUR (Euro) at 1.2375 tested […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Still see more Northside coming for DJIA in here. PE DJIA at 24786.63, +0.87% continued to rise as expected, while it trades above 24500 there is room to rise to 25000-25200 into the end of this week or early next. We wait, we see. DAX at 12585.57, […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Safe-havens still in focus and holding. PE Brent Crude at 71.93, and WTI Crude Oil at 66.86 could spend some time consolidating below the major resistances of 74 and 68 respectively. Note: WTI Crude Oil could re-test at 68, and remain stable there. Gold […]

North and South Korea to Announce the End of War

North and South Korea to Announce the End of War

North and South Korea to Announce the End of War US President Trump’s influence in this peace making is paramount South and North Korea have discussed plans to announce an official end to the ‘war’ between the 2 countries. At next week’s Summit between SKorea President Moon Jae-in and NKorea leader Kim Jong Un, the […]

President Trump is Focused on Presidency

President Trump is Focused on Presidency

President Trump is Focused on Presidency Tuesday, the US House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said President Donald Trump does not seem impacted by any of the drama that’s plaguing his administration, including the Russia investigation and matters involving his attorney Michael Cohen. The California Republican appeared on TV and said our President is focused on […]

China Keeps Investing at a Global Level

China Keeps Investing at a Global Level

China’s non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) continued to see double-digit growth in the first quarter of the year, official data showed Monday. Domestic investors made 25.5 billion U.S. dollars of non-financial ODI in 2,023 overseas enterprises in 140 countries and regions for January-March, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said. The figure was up 24.1 percent […]

Private Business Powers China

Private Business Powers China

The private sector has played a significant part in the long-term rapid development of the Chinese economy, the statistics authority has said. The number of private industrial businesses with annual turnover over 20 million yuan (3.18 million U.S. dollars) stood at 222,000 in 2017, up 17.5 percent from five years ago and accounting for 57.7 […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Global stock indices see more Northside in the coming sessions after trading lower to sideways. PE DJIA at 24360.14, -0.50% and DAX at 12442.40, +0.22%) saw highs above 1st resistances on daily candles Friday. A clear break of those resistances could lead to 25000 and 12800-12900 respectively. But, if […]

CellOs Singapore in a Shambles

CellOs Singapore in a Shambles

A letter released from a group called The Convening Shareholders has raised serious doubts about the future of CellOs. Douglas Reid has resigned as company secretary of Cellos. The letter from The Convening Shareholders asks a series of questions that I have actually asked previously, when I did company supporters did not answer any of […]

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?”

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?”

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?” Clearly, US President Trump believes that his Administration’s trade threats against China are working and now there is talk of plans to focus on new tariffs and possible blocks to Chinese tech investment in the US. According to an article Thursday in the WS-J, siting […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Favored to Win Shanghai Grand Prix

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Favored to Win Shanghai Grand Prix

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Favored to Win Shanghai Grand Prix $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel followed up his win at Melbourne with another victory at Bahrain last weekend, and he is favored to take the Chequered Flag at Shanghai this weekend. MercedesAMG’s Lewis Hamilton said that he believes it will be difficult to halt Ferrari’s winning […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Global stock indices see more Northside in the coming sessions after trading lower to sideways. PE DJIA at 24189.45, -0.90% is trading below 24500 as expected and continues ranged for now with support at 23500. No major movement expected at least in the next 2-3 sessions. DAX at […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Brought its A-Game to Shanghai

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Brought its A-Game to Shanghai

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Brought its A-Game to Shanghai $RACE After pre-season testing prior to the start of the 2018 F1 season, pundits said MercedesAMG was expected to run away with both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles for the 5th year running after they proved to be well ahead of their main rivals Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) and […]

Wealth Management 

Wealth Management 

Wealth Management HEFFX has become one of Asia’s leading financial services companies with interests in Publishing, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Mining, Retail, Transport and Agriculture that span every continent of the world. Our partners have unprecedented experience in Equities, Banking, Private Equity, Trading and Funds Management. Managing and Protecting wealth for our clients […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI, $BSESN Commentary: Global stock indices see more Northside in the coming sessions after trading lower to sideways for sometime. PE DJIA at 24408, +1.79% rose sharply to close on the highs. Sideways consolidation is likely to continue for some more sessions with a possible test to 1st support […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Focused on Winning a Shanghai

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Focused on Winning a Shanghai

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Focused on Winning a Shanghai $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel’s winning form may face its biggest challenge at Shanghai, where he has not won since Y 2009. Mr. Vettel was not the winner at the Shanghai International Circuit during any of his 4 championship-winning campaigns, only making the podium once in […]

President Trump Posts ‘Big Win’, Xi Aligns

President Trump Posts ‘Big Win’, Xi Aligns

President Trump Posts ‘Big Win’, Xi Aligns $SPY Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to open the country’s economy further and lower import tariffs on products including cars, in a speech seen deescalating trade dispute with the United States. Xi’s comments sent global stock markets higher on hopes that a trade war is averted. Xi […]

Xi’s Comments on ‘Opening Up’ China Driving Broad Rally

Xi’s Comments on ‘Opening Up’ China Driving Broad Rally

Xi’s Comments on ‘Opening Up’ China Driving Broad Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street’s major stock indexes hit session highs Tuesday as investors concerns about rising US-China trade tension receded after Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to cut import tariffs. Fully 10 of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with the energy index […]

China Ready to Grow with or without USA

China Ready to Grow with or without USA

Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled new measures for expanding reform and opening up Tuesday as China marks the 40th anniversary of the policy this year, heralding “a new phase of opening up” for common prosperity of both China and the world. “China’s reform and opening up meets its people’s aspiration for development, innovation and a […]

Travel News: Atlantis to Open on Sanya China

Travel News: Atlantis to Open on Sanya China

 Atlantis Sanya, the first Atlantis resort in China, will fully open to the public on April 28, 2018. The grand opening of this ocean-themed integrated entertainment destination will coincide with the festivities of Hainan Province Special Economic Zone 30th Anniversary. Located on the Haitang Bay National Coast in Hainan province, Atlantis Sanya joins the flagship […]

World’s Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets

World’s Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets

World’s Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Hot Springs, Eating Sweets Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years, surely longer than most. He is a supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for 4 generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, […]

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ A new era in the Age of Prosperity is seen Appetite for risk on is strong Tuesday morning, as Chinese President Xi Jinping offered plans to further open up the 2nd largest economy. Xi’s public speech at the Boao Forum came days after […]

Interview with AP (Thailand) PLC (SET:AP) Chief Executive Officer

Interview with AP (Thailand) PLC (SET:AP) Chief Executive Officer

AP (Thailand) PLC (SET:AP) Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Anuphong Assavabhokhin discusses the company’s strategy and outlook in The Executive Talk (TET) by ShareInvestor.com. TET: Who are AP’s target customers today? The main mission of AP (Thailand) PLC, Thailand’s real estate developer, is to deliver good living quality in all aspects. Our main target customers are […]

Us China Trade War

Us China Trade War

Escalating trade tensions between China and the US is one of the most closely followed issues during this year’s Boao Forum. Some are worried that Chinese tech companies, fintech in particular, will be hurt by Trump’s actions but Dong Qi, founder and CEO of Finup Fintech Group, does not think that the trade conflict will […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Focused on Ending MercedesAMG’s Dominance

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Focused on Ending MercedesAMG’s Dominance

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Focused on Ending MercedesAMG’s Dominance $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel has won the 1st 2 races of the new F1 season. Mr. Vettel’s victories has him with a 17-pt lead over MercedesAMG’s Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship. Ferrari are also ahead of Mercedes in the Constructors’ standings, although 2 Silver Arrows on […]

President Trump, “China will take down its trade barriers”

President Trump, “China will take down its trade barriers”

President Trump, “China will take down its trade barriers” Sunday, US President Donald Trump said he sees an end to the so-called trade dispute with China, after tit-for-tat retaliatory tariffs and threats that rattled markets. “China will take down its trade barriers because it is the right thing to do,” President Trump said in a […]

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ US stocks were up and down last week, seeming driven by shifting headlines on US-China trade tensions. When in fact the market is consolidating the huge gainer since Donald Trump was elected US President. Now, is very important to distinguish between tariffs that we already […]

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen The US and China have announced tariffs on each other’s goods recently, and have threatened to impose more. Assuming they take effect, the tariffs that China has announced so far on American goods will focus on agricultural products, automobiles, aircraft and chemicals. Although exports […]

Talks Underway in Secret to Prepare for Coming US-NKorea Summit

Talks Underway in Secret to Prepare for Coming US-NKorea Summit

Talks Underway in Secret to Prepare for Coming US-NKorea Summit The US and NKorea are engaged in secret and direct talks to prepare for a summit between President Donald Trump and NKorean leader Kim Jong Un. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo, who President Trump has tapped to be his  Secretary of the State, […]

President Trump Staking US Trade Position Vs China and the World

President Trump Staking US Trade Position Vs China and the World

President Trump Staking US Trade Position Vs China and the World The US trade figures for February that were released this week and showed a widening deficit. President Donald Trump’s policies over the past year have been calculated to increase the size of the US trade and current account deficits. One could easily say that the […]

Trade War Intensifies

Trade War Intensifies

Beijing is hiking up tariffs on more than 128 US imports, including fruit and pork, as part of a tit-for-tat response to US President Donald Trump’s $60 billion package of tariffs imposed against China. The additional fares, which range from 15 to 25 percent, will take effect on Monday, the Chinese Finance Ministry said on […]

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) Fire Up iQIYI, Inc IPO

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) Fire Up iQIYI, Inc IPO

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) (“Baidu”), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced the pricing of the initial public offering by its subsidiary iQIYI, Inc. (“iQIYI”) of 125,000,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each representing seven Class A Ordinary Shares of iQIYI, at a price of US$18.00 per ADS for a total offering size of […]

China Tax Cuts Will Lift Economy

China Tax Cuts Will Lift Economy

China will cut value-added tax (VAT) rates as part of a tax reduction package amounting to 400 billion yuan (about 63 billion U.S. dollars) this year. The decision was made at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. It is expected to boost high-quality development. The tax rate, starting from […]

China Horse Racing: Chengdu Dubai International Cup

China Horse Racing: Chengdu Dubai International Cup

China Horse Racing: Chengdu Dubai International Cup The 2018 edition of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, and marks the fifth running of this highly successful partnership between Meydan Group, the Chengdu Municipal Government, the Chengdu Sports Bureau, the Wenjiang District Government and China Guangsha Group. The venue […]

China Makes a Move on World Markets

China Makes a Move on World Markets

The historic launch of the long-awaited trading of Chinese crude futures this week has stirred up a heated debate among analysts as to whether the new commodity product will prosper or flop. Some market analysts expressed doubts over the success of the petro-yuan, citing Beijing’s yearning for total control over trading as one of the […]

Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone

Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone

Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone On March 27th, Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone, Silicon Valley city clusters (Dublin, Mountain View, and Menlo Park), and Him Group, a management consulting company in Silicon Valley, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperating to set up the “Chengdu-Silicon Valley Technology & Finance Centers” both in Chengdu Hi-tech Zone and Silicon Valley, aiming […]

Selloff in Tech Dragged Broad Market Lower

Selloff in Tech Dragged Broad Market Lower

Selloff in Tech Dragged Broad Market Lower $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks came under pressure in late-afternoon trade Tuesday, as a selloff in the technology sector weighed on Wall Street equities as the market prepares for the Month/Quarter end Squaring. A selloff in technology shares drove US equity indexes lower, with losses accelerating late […]

Unicorns in China

Unicorns in China

The “Unicorn” has become a much chased creature in China’s investment world. In recent weeks, the country’s regulators signaled that they would fast-track new listings by “unicorn companies” — startups valued at more than 1 billion U.S. dollars — to “invigorate the country’s capital market and foster the new economy.” The Shanghai Stock Exchange, for […]

China Plans a Future with Xi

China Plans a Future with Xi

Xi Jinping was elected Chinese president by a unanimous vote Saturday morning at the ongoing session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC). Thunderous applause reverberated in the Great Hall of the People when the election result was announced. Xi, 64, stood up and bowed, while the voters responded by standing up and clapping vigorously. […]

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