Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: Friday is options expiry in the US, volatile: maybe, maybe not. The Buck steadied Friday, but was still on the defensive after Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations of an aggressive rate cut this month to address weakening price […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday said the dollar was overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals. With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched out arguments Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a 3rd said she needs more data before […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Unch, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Most Asian stock markets rose Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited US retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world’s biggest economy ahead of a likely US rate cut later […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in Q-2, its weakest pace in 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting US trade pressure. EU foreign ministers will seek to figure out how […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Friday, China will release trade data for June, with analysts expecting exports to have fallen as weakening global demand and a sharp hike in US tariffs took a heavier toll on the world’s largest trading nation. OPEC Thursday […]

 Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

 Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Tensions have been high in the Middle East after attacks on tankers and the downing of a US drone by Iran last month, following President Trump’s withdrawal from a multi-party agreement with Tehran to end its nuclear program. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: OPEC and allied producers led by Russia agreed last week to extend their supply-cutting deal until March 2020. Brent has risen nearly 20% in Y 2019, supported by the pact and tensions in the Middle East, especially the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The market’s focus is Friday’s US NFPs for June, which economists expect to have risen by 160,000 in June, compared with 75,000 in May. USD firm on Friday but traders held off on making big bets ahead of the closely-watched US NFPs report that could influence […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The US and China agreed on Saturday to resume trade negotiations after President Trump offered concessions to his Chinese counterpart Xi when the 2 leaders met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan. OPEC and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Investors and Traders await the meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi later this week for signs of a de-escalation in the trade dispute. The 2 world leaders will meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan. Just in from […]

Asian Markets Mixed

Asian Markets Mixed

Asian markets are mixed this morning as the Hang Seng gains 46 points whilst the Nikkei225 is lower by 107 points. US Consumer debt is now above those levels seen in 2008 and the Global Financial Collapse and warnings have surfaced that a housing market slump could drive global growth to a 10 year low […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down “The Stars look to be aligning for the Gold market, Gold could rise as high as $1,500 by the end of the year”– PE The Big Q: Why the Melt Up? The Big A: If gold remains above previous […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about […]

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

$SPY, $BLK In a report, the majority of BlackRock Inc.’s (NYSE:BLK) Top decision-makers had a simple conclusion after gathering in London last week: A supportive backdrop for risk assets probably has “room to run” for at least 12 more months. Senior leadership at the world’s largest asset manager cited easy monetary policies and few signs […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Eased, USD Flat, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Notes: Crude Oil in still Bear Market territory. Bank of America Merrill Lynch said this week “global oil demand growth is running at the weakest rate since 2012” at below 1-M BPD, and that this was “leading the selloff” […]

Discover Seoul Pass BTS Edition Out

Discover Seoul Pass BTS Edition Out

As an honorary ambassador of Seoul, global boyband BTS will be featured on the Discover Seoul Pass. The pass is made by Seoul City and Seoul Tourism Organization. Pre-orders for the limited edition start March 15th. The Discover Seoul Pass has become a must-have for tourists by offering exclusive benefits to the most popular attractions in Seoul. With a variety […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Bounced Notes: USD struggled near 7 week lows Wednesday after Fed officials hinted at the possibility of an interest rate cut in the face of rising risks to trade and global growth. JPMorgan expects the Fed to cut rates 2X […]

The Future is in Asia

The Future is in Asia

Global-strategy adviser Parag Khanna describes the ways that the world economy is increasingly Asia-centric and will be moving even more swiftly in that direction. Here’s why More than 50% of the world’s population lives in Asia, where economies are growing quickly and becoming increasingly interconnected in culture, business, and trade. In this piece Parag Khanna, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY Markets were subdued Monday with the financial markets in the UK and the United States being closed for Holidays. FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Up Notes: Trade concerns also remain high on investors’ list of concerns. President Trump said Monday that Washington […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY The US Financial Markets are Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day USA FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Flat Notes: President Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed In Asia Gold: Gold prices held steady Friday after rising above $1,280 in Thursday’s session. Spot gold was steady at $1,283.56 oz by 0415 GMT, US gold futures for June were down 0.2% at 1,283.10. Gold has found a […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: Gold is now more than 5% below its late-February 2019 high at $1,346.73 oz. Investors await the release of the Fed’s mins at 1800 GMT, which is expected to provide insights into the 1 May meeting by […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump Monday threatened Iran with “great force” if it attacked US interests in the Middle East. This came after a rocket attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, which Washington suspects to have been organized by militia with […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Unch, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei earlier told reporters that producers were capable of filling any market gap and that relaxing supply cuts was not “the right decision.” President Trump Tweeted that a conflict […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: And again, President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

FLASH: Gold Firmed, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Again, President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a this Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs to be lifted, while President Trump wants to […]

President Trump Tuned Out the Noise Tweeting, “Kim will do nothing to interfere…denuclearization ‘”will happen”

President Trump Tuned Out the Noise Tweeting, “Kim will do nothing to interfere…denuclearization ‘”will happen”

Saturday, President Donald brushed off noise of a possible weapons test by NKorea, vowing that leader Kim Jong Un “will do nothing to interfere” and that a denuclearization deal with the US “will happen.” The Tweet, posted while President Trump was in route to the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, was the President’s 1st […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat (May Day Holiday) Notes: Investors await US employment figures due later today, which is forecast to show 185,000 net new jobs were added in April and the unemployment rate steady at 3.8% Reflecting investor sentiment in gold, holdings of SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest […]

President Trump has ‘Very Good’ Relations with Chairman Kim, 3rd Summit Likely

President Trump has ‘Very Good’ Relations with Chairman Kim, 3rd Summit Likely

President Trump said relations with Chairman Kim remain “very good” and he opened the door Saturday for a 3rd Summit, hours after the NKorean leader said he’s willing to meet as long as the US offers acceptable terms for a deal by year end. “I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Market participants are keeping a close watch on the latest round of US-China trade negotiations, scheduled to start Thursday in Beijing, and the next BREXIT vote. British lawmakers will now vote on a range of BREXIT options Wednesday, giving parliament a chance to […]

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

The global economy’s softened throughout Y 2018 has left the pace of expansion the weakest since the global financial crisis a decade ago. A new GDP tracker puts world growth at 2.1% on a Q-Q annualized basis, down from about 4% in the middle of last year. While there is a chance that the economy […]

Global Economy May Have Bottomed Out

Global Economy May Have Bottomed Out

$GS, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: On the global markets, some green shoots are emerging. The global economy may have already bottomed out, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Economist in a note Tuesday. While growth remains soft, Goldman’s current activity indicator in February is slightly above the downwardly-revised December and January numbers. Some green […]

NKorea Investment Boom: “The Steel Horse Wants to Run”

NKorea Investment Boom: “The Steel Horse Wants to Run”

At SKorea’s northernmost train station, the tracks stop abruptly ahead of the demilitarized zone that marks the NKorean border. A sign reads: “The steel horse wants to run.” That may soon become a reality as US President Trump and NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un prepare for a @nd summit next week in Vietnam. The outcome […]

NKorea’s Kim Says He’s Ready for More Talks with President Trump

NKorea’s Kim Says He’s Ready for More Talks with President Trump

NKorea’s leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he want to extend his Summitry with President Trump into Y 2019. During his televised New Year’s speech, Chairman Kim said he is ready to meet with President Trump at any time to produce an outcome “welcomed by the international community.” He told his countrymen that the North […]

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Firm, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Firm, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Flat to Little Changed USD Mixed/Firm Crude Oil Steady Asian Stocks Cautious  Notes: We do not believe OPEC cuts will work this time around with Qatar going out and Iran refusing to cut, and there is a Big Q mark when Russia will go to its agreed production level. And US production will go on […]

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Mixed/Firm, Stocks Falling + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Mixed/Firm, Stocks Falling + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady USD Mixed/Firm Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Falling In Asia Notes: China feeling the pain, the nation’s November retail sales grew at the weakest pace since Y 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly 3 years as domestic demand softened further, underlining rising risks to the economy as Beijing now works to quickly […]

NY-T’s Story on Secret NKorean Missile Sites is ‘Fake News’

NY-T’s Story on Secret NKorean Missile Sites is ‘Fake News’

NY-T’s Story on Secret NKorean Missile Sites is ‘Fake News’ Tune out the Noise! US President Donald Trump lashed out at The New York Times calling its report about NKorean secret missile bases “inaccurate.” “The story in the New York Times concerning NKorea developing missile bases is inaccurate,” President Trump posted on Twitter. “We fully know about the sites […]

SKorea Defers to President Trump on SKorea Sanctions

SKorea Defers to President Trump on SKorea Sanctions

SKorea Defers to President Trump on SKorea Sanctions US President Donald Trump warned SKorea could “do nothing” on lifting NKorea sanctions without his approval, leading to SKorea to walk back a proposal to do so. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had said Wednesday that Seoul was considering lifting measures applied after a deadly attack in 2010 that killed […]

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth $SPY, $MME=F, $GS,$JPM, $C, $BAC, $DB Wall Street economists are sticking with their forecasts for the global economy to enjoy its strongest growth since the start of the decade even as emerging markets wobble and trade disputes escalate. The Big Q: The reason? The Bit A: The US is […]

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios $GLD, $USD Gold has been hammered lately, and some advisers are telling their wealthy clients to take advantage of lower prices and add to their stockpile to protect assets against pounding equity markets. Advisers to Asia’s super rich think their clients should put more of their […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) recorded a 7% growth in its net profit

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) recorded a 7% growth in its net profit

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) recorded a 7% growth in its net profit Singapore stocks finished 0.5 per cent lower on Monday, with the Straits Times Index losing 17.83 points to end at 3,307.15. Losers outnumbered gainers 237 to 153, or about three down for every two up, as about 1.74 billion shares worth S$835.3 million […]

Our Plane is Headed to NKorea for US ‘Korean Conflict’ Remains

Our Plane is Headed to NKorea for US ‘Korean Conflict’ Remains

Our Plane is Headed to NKorea for US ‘Korean Conflict’ Remains A US aircraft flew to NKorea Friday to collect the remains of American troops killed in the Korean Conflict, the latest step in ongoing diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang. NKorea is expected to hand over the remains of a number of US service members […]

President Trump, “NKorea’s Denuclearization ‘Has Already Started'”

President Trump, “NKorea’s Denuclearization ‘Has Already Started

President Trump, “NKorea’s Denuclearization ‘Has Already Started’” Thursday, President Donald Trump said that NKorea was blowing up 4 of its big test sites and that a process of “total denuclearization … has already started taking place.” Speaking at a meeting of his Cabinet at the White House, President Trump said: “They have stopped the sending […]

The End of the Korean War

The End of the Korean War

South Korea’s top diplomat said Monday her government aims to formally end the Korean War by the end of this year and that the leaders of North Korea and the United States have discussed the issue. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha stressed, however, South Korea is flexible on the specific timing and format of the envisioned, […]

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia Thailand is forming and leading a new Southeast Asian fund for infrastructure and development projects, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a Summit in Bangkok Saturday to counter reliance on China and the other Asian giants. The fund, which Thailand will jointly manage with 4 countries in the […]

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea

President Trump ‘Suspended Indefinitely’ Major US Military Exercises with SKorea As of Thursday, the US military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with SKorea acting on US President Donald Trump’s pledge to halt the “provocative” military drills following his summit with NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un. The move, a significant break in how the US and […]

US Expects ‘Major’ NKorea Disarmament by 2020

US Expects ‘Major’ NKorea Disarmament by 2020

US Expects ‘Major’ NKorea Disarmament by 2020 The United States hopes to achieve “major disarmament” by NKorea within the next 2½ years, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump met NKorean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic Summit. President Trump and Chairman Kim met in Singapore Tuesday […]

‘A Story of Opportunity for North Korea’

‘A Story of Opportunity for North Korea’

‘A Story of Opportunity for North Korea’ A Destiny Pictures Production There is just 1 credit at the beginning of the movie President Donald Trump had made for NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un: “A Destiny Pictures Production.” “Seven billion people inhabit planet Earth,” the narrator says. “Of those alive today, only a small number will […]

NKorea Summit, Historic Trump-Kim Meeting + the Video 

NKorea Summit, Historic Trump-Kim Meeting + the Video 

NKorea Summit, the Historic Trump-Kim Meeting + the Video President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un met in Singapore Tuesday in a historic Summit that marks the 1st time leaders from the United States and NKorea have come together in person. The 2 leaders “got along from the beginning,” President Trump told Sean Hannity in […]

President Trump and Chairman Kim ‘inked’ Agreement for Prosperity and Peace

President Trump and Chairman Kim ‘inked’ Agreement for Prosperity and Peace

President Trump and Chairman Kim ‘inked’ Agreement for Prosperity and Peace US President Donald Trump said a historic Summit with NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un Tuesday in Singapore went “better than anybody could have expected”, and they signed a document following talks on ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula. The Summit […]

President Trump Forecasts a “nice” Outcome for the Summit

President Trump Forecasts a “nice” Outcome for the Summit

President Trump Forecasts a “nice” Outcome for the Summit US President Donald Trump announced late last night that he will be leaving Singapore early because the nuclear negotiations have moved “more quickly than expected.” President Trump spoke briefly, forecasting a “nice” outcome for the Summit during a meeting with Singapore’s PM. “The discussions between the […]

President Trump’s ‘Clear Objective’ Peace

President Trump’s ‘Clear Objective’ Peace

President Trump’s ‘Clear Objective’ Peace “1-Time Shot” for Chairman Kim Saturday afternoon, US President Donald Trump said he has “a clear objective” for his upcoming nuclear Summit with NKorea’s Kim Jong Un. He described the meeting scheduled Tuesday in Singapore as a “1-time shot” for Chairman Kim, and President Trump said he was about to […]

President Trump, “I do not need Chuck Schumer’s advise on North Korea”

President Trump, “I do not need Chuck Schumer’s advise on North Korea”

President Trump, “I do not need Chuck Schumer’s advise on North Korea” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, President Trump is fully prepared for the meeting. Friday, US President Donald Trump hammered Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) through a Tweet, saying his administration doesn’t “need his advice” when it comes to negotiating with […]

President Trump, “The Summit is back on”

President Trump, “The Summit is back on”

President Trump, “The Summit is back on” President Donald Trump said Friday that his Summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is back on for next month in Singapore, telling reporters that “the relationships are building — and that’s very positive.” “We’ll be meeting on June 12 in Singapore,” President Trump said outside the […]

‘Good Progress’ in NKorea Peace Talks

‘Good Progress’ in NKorea Peace Talks

‘Good Progress’ in NKorea Peace Talks US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported “good progress” in meetings with a top NKorean official Thursday as they prepare for the Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. President Trump told reporters that NKorean officials may come to Washington Friday with a letter […]

President Trump’s NKorean Peace Efforts Accelerate

President Trump’s NKorean Peace Efforts Accelerate

President Trump’s NKorean Peace Efforts Accelerate President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that a top NKorean official is headed to New York for talks on an upcoming Summit between President Trump and NKorean leader Kim Jong Un. President Trump Tweeted that Kim Yong Chol was traveling to New York as part of ongoing meetings between the […]

South Korean Companies Growing Fast

South Korean Companies Growing Fast

South Korean companies’ sales expanded at the fastest pace in four years in 2017 thanks to brisk performances by chips and petrochemical firms, a central bank report said Monday. The combined sales of nonfinancial firms in the country grew 9.9 percent in 2017, up sharply from a 1.1 percent gain in the previous year, according […]

NKorea’s Economic Potential is Huge, Peace Looms

NKorea’s Economic Potential is Huge, Peace Looms

NKorea’s Economic Potential is Huge, Peace Looms Virgin Natural Resources: Crude Oil, Nat Gas Exploration and Minerals Mining to Open Up Sunday, US President Donald Trump said that he truly believes North Korea has “brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day” just as the historic Summit with NKorean leader […]

Korean Leaders Met, Peace Summit Looms

Korean Leaders Met, Peace Summit Looms

Korean Leaders Met, Peace Summit Looms Sunday, NKorean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to a planned meeting with US President Donald Trump, SKorean President Moon Jae-in said. President Moon and Chairman Kim agreed at a 2nd meeting Saturday that a possible NKorea-US Summit, currently planned […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 to Go Down in History as a “Great President”

President Trump to Go Down in History as a “Great President”

President Trump to Go Down in History as a “Great President” CNN’s Erin Burnett said Thursday night on TV that Donald Trump would go down in history as a “great president” if he denuclearizes NKorea as a result of meetings with the nation’s leader Kim Jong Un. On CNN’s “OutFront” Thursday night, Ms. Burnett led a […]

President Trump on NKorea’s Offer: ‘We Will See What Happens!’

President Trump on NKorea’s Offer: ‘We Will See What Happens!’

President Trump on NKorea’s Offer: ‘We Will See What Happens!’ US President Donald Trump issued a cautionary response Tuesday to reports of progress in talks between NKorea and SKorea on the nuclear issues at hand . He Tweeted just after 8:00a EST, not long after SKorea reported that NKorea had promised a nuclear moratorium and […]

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’ $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Just at the start of Y 2018 Bitcoin began trending towards $20,000. Thursday, it marked $10,000 on a bounce after correcting to $7,500. At that mark it was down 65% from its highs. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 9,862.84, -170.91, or -1.70%, as of 7:00a GMT, the […]

Bitcoin US Vs Bitcoin Asia

Bitcoin US Vs Bitcoin Asia

Bitcoin US Vs Bitcoin Asia $BTCUSD Bitcoin and the other major cryptocurrencies rebounded after a steep mid-week selloff on concerns about regulatory crackdowns in SKorea. After briefly dipping to near $9,000 during the week, Bitcoin traded near $12,000 on Friday as investors turned their attention away from Asian government crackdowns and focused on some new cryptocurrency-related options […]

SKorea’s Government Plans to Ban Bitcoin Trade

SKorea’s Government Plans to Ban Bitcoin Trade

SKorea’s Government Plans to Ban Bitcoin Trade $BTCUSD Thursday, SKorea’s government said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending Bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation’s police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion. The clampdown in SKorea, a crucial source of global demand for […]

President Trump Open to Talks With NKorea

President Trump Open to Talks With NKorea

President Trump Open to Talks With NKorea South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that US President Donald Trump “deserves big credit” for his country’s talks with NKorea. President Donald Trump told Moon Jae-in, the leader of SKorea, that the United States is open to talks with NKorea “at the appropriate time, under the right […]

North and South Korea Hold Historic Talks

North and South Korea Hold Historic Talks

North and South Korea Hold Historic Talks North and South Korea held historic talks at their border Tuesday to discuss how to cooperate in next month’s Winter Olympics in the South and improve their long-strained ties. Senior SKorean officials left Seoul early in the morning for the meeting in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the […]

Donald Trump Channels Ronald Reagan for NKorea Resolution

Donald Trump Channels Ronald Reagan for NKorea Resolution

Donald Trump Channels Ronald Reagan for NKorea Resolution A new analysis suggests the United States and SKorea could benefit by taking a page from The Reagan Administration’s playbook when it comes to dealing with NKorea and its threats of starting a nuclear war. Analysts Robert Carlin and Joel Wit recalled the time when former President […]

WWIII: NKorea’s Obese Boy Leader Has “Death Wish”

WWIII: NKorea’s Obese Boy Leader Has “Death Wish”

WWIII: NKorea’s Obese Boy Leader Has “Death Wish” Kim Jong Un, true age unknown, repeated his wild claims that he could hit the US with a nuclear weapon, saying that its deterrent is “irreversible” and would prevent President Donald Trump from starting a war. He says he plans to send a delegation to the Winter […]

Storm Clouds Gather Over Korean Peninsula, US Troop are Ready

Storm Clouds Gather Over Korean Peninsula, US Troop are Ready

Storm Clouds Gather Over Korean Peninsula, US Troop are Ready “Storm clouds are gathering” over the Korean Peninsula, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared Friday. Telling soldiers that the US military must do its part by being ready for war. Without forecasting a conflict, Sec. Mattis emphasized that diplomacy stands the best chance of preventing […]

US Warns NKorean Leadership of Utter Destruction in Any War

US Warns NKorean Leadership of Utter Destruction in Any War

US Warns NKorean Leadership of Utter Destruction in Any War The United States warned the NKorean leadership that it would be “utterly destroyed” if war were to break out, after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, putting the US Mainland within range. The Trump Administration has said all options were on the […]

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his 12-day trip to Asia showcased “a strong, proud and confident America” to the World. “Everywhere we went, our foreign hosts greeted the American delegation and myself included with incredible warmth and hospitality and most importantly respect,” President Trump told […]

The Donald Trump-Xi Jinping Engagement Will Benefit All Parties

The Donald Trump-Xi Jinping Engagement Will Benefit All Parties

The Donald Trump-Xi Jinping Engagement Will Benefit All Parties $BA, $F, $SOYB The lucrative deals are predictable results, as the 2 nations engage in cooperation. The high-profile engagement between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump last Thursday has captured the spotlight globally. Experts said their meeting has borne remarkable fruit, and […]

President Trump, “… the US will not be taken advantages of on trade.”

President Trump, “… the US will not be taken advantages of on trade.”

President Trump, “… the US will not be taken advantages of on trade.” Friday, President Donald Trump warned that the US would no longer “turn a blind eye” to trade abuses. “From this day forward we will compete on a fair and equal basis,” President Trump told a gathering of CEOs on the sidelines of […]

Bitcoin, What’s Ahead for the Raging Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, What’s Ahead for the Raging Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, What’s Ahead for the Raging Cryptocurrency $BTCUSD, $MSFT, $JPM, $GS, $TM, $CME, $CBOE Bitcoin’s amazing rise YTD has attracted lots of attention, but most institutional investors are still on the sidelines, as regulators have yet to issue comprehensive rules, and corporations are still only testing blockchain technology. Whether Bitcoin matures or crashes will depend […]

NKorea says, No Negotiations, as President Trump Wings to Asia

NKorea says, No Negotiations, as President Trump Wings to Asia

NKorea says, No Negotiations, as President Trump Wings to Asia Saturday, NKorea ruled out talks and threatened to increase its nuclear arsenal in a fresh warning to Donald Trump’s administration, as the President Trump set off on a 10 day tour of Asia. Tensions over NKorea’s nuclear and missile threats looming large, as President is […]

President Trump Traveling to Asia for Key State Visits

President Trump Traveling to Asia for Key State Visits

President Trump Traveling to Asia for Key State Visits US President Donald Trump travel to Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Friday before embarking on a Presidential trip to Asia. In Asia, President Trump will address security and trade concerns in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Between the US, SKorea, and Japan, the NKorean missile threat […]

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency $BTCUSD Singapore does not plan to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but will remain alert to money laundering and other potential risks stemming from their use, the head of the country’s central bank said. “As of now I see no basis for wanting to regulate cryptocurrencies,” Monetary Authority of Singapore […]

Samsung Electronics Invests in China AI Tech

Samsung Electronics Invests in China AI Tech

Samsung Electronics has invested in a Chinese artificial intelligence technology developer as part of its efforts to catch up in the intensifying global race for AI platforms and devices, according to sources Sunday. In August, Samsung made a significant investment in DeePhi Tech, a Tsinghua-based startup with deep learning technologies, a source told The Korea […]

NKorea’s Aging MiGs do Not Stand a Chance Vs Modern US Fighter Jets

NKorea’s Aging MiGs do Not Stand a Chance Vs Modern US Fighter Jets

NKorea’s Aging MiGs do Not Stance a Chance Vs Modern US Fighter Jets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Military analysts say NKorea does not have either the capability or the intent to attack US bombers and fighter jets, despite the country’s top diplomat saying it has every right to do it. They view the remark by […]

Travel News: Korean Shopping Festival

Travel News: Korean Shopping Festival

Travel News: Korean Shopping Festival Two major department stores said Sunday they will offer up to 80 percent discounts on some items during the incoming nationwide shopping festival as South Korea is seeking to boost consumption. Lotte Department Store, the country’s leading retailer, said some 750 brands will participate in the special bargain sales event […]

President Trump, World Leaders to Meet at UN on NKorea

President Trump, World Leaders to Meet at UN on NKorea

President Trump, World Leaders to Meet at UN on NKorea US President Donald Trump will meet with the leaders of Japan and SKorea next week at the United Nations to discuss how to confront NKorea’s provocations, after the Pyongyang regime launched a 2nd ballistic missile over Japan in less than a month. The Trump Administration […]

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 588, September 15, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) marks a fundamental change from Barack Obama’s priorities. It could also create a policy vacuum in Asia, as the US is no longer the driving force behind regional […]

SKorea’s US Navy Seal Team Six Trained Kill Unit Instills Fear in NKorea’s Leader

SKorea’s US Navy Seal Team Six Trained Kill Unit Instills Fear in NKorea’s Leader

SKorea’s US Navy Seal Team Six Trained Kill Unit Instills Fear in NKorea’s Leader South Korea has assembled a “decapitation unit” in its military in a threat to NKorean leader Kim Jung Un and his Top aides as they escalate a nuclear missile program. SKorean defense minister, Song Young-moo, told lawmakers a Special Forces Brigade […]