Dubai Aims to Boost FDI

Dubai Aims to Boost FDI

Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of the Department of Economic Development, DED, has revealed the continuing expansion of enhanced services for its “Aftercare” initiative, a quality-focussed programme aimed at attracting more foreign direct investments, FDI, into the emirate. The programme was developed by Dubai FDI as a means to further enhance the investor’s journey […]

China Focused on Improving Economy

China Focused on Improving Economy

China will work to tackle the weak areas in its business environment to further improve overall competitiveness and sustain the sound momentum of steady economic performance, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. The Chinese government places high importance on improving the country’s business environment. Li has urged government […]

Has the Deep State Launched World War 3

Has the Deep State Launched World War 3

Has the Deep State Launched World War 3 US special forces have already deployed to 133 nations in the first half of 2018, signaling a sharp increase in the Pentagon’s shadowy operations when compared to previous years, according to a new report. America’s Special Operations forces (SOF) are stationed all around the world, where they […]

Obama Supports Racist South Africa and Attacks Trump

Obama Supports Racist South Africa and Attacks Trump

Obama Supports Racist South Africa and Attacks Trump Obama has been activly attacking the USA and the current President DOnald Trump while on tour supporting the racist regime in South Africa. Obama acknowledged that the new South African President Ramaphosa as “inspiring new hope” in the country, Ramaphosa has been supporting the murder of White […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping on China and the UAE

Chinese President Xi Jinping on China and the UAE

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday published a signed article titled “Working Hand in Hand for a Better Future” on Al Ittihad and The National, two mainstream newspapers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ahead of his state visit to the Middle East country. The following is the full text of the article: Working Hand […]

Trade War: Who is Cheating? Everyone

Trade War: Who is Cheating? Everyone

Trade War: Who is Cheating? Everyone China has accused the United States of hurting the global economy by waging trade wars. Beijing says the whole world will retaliate if Washington sticks with its aggressive trade policy. The US trade war is not just with China but with the rest of the world. By regarding the […]

Michael McFaul Clinton Obama Bag Man

Michael McFaul Clinton Obama Bag Man

Michael McFaul is The Next Clinton Obama Scandal the Media Will Hide Russian prosecutors have named the former US ambassador in Moscow as a person of interest in an investigation – and Michael McFaul appears to be quite unnerved. He seems to think Russian President Vladimir Putin is after him. The evidence seems to point […]

China Building a Free Trade Network

China Building a Free Trade Network

China Building a Free Trade Network Amid a revival of unilateralism and protectionism across the globe, experts hail efforts to safeguard multilateralism and build an open world economy. China and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to jointly work to safeguard the rules-based international order, promote multilateralism and support free trade. The agreement was […]

Hillary Clinton Linked to $1.5b Money Laundering Scheme

Hillary Clinton Linked to $1.5b Money Laundering Scheme

Hillary Clinton Linked to $1.5b Money Laundering Scheme Putin has evidence of some $400 million in illegally earned profits was funneled to the Clinton campaign by associates of American-born British financier Bill Browder Russia’s prosecutor general will demand interviews with American congressmen, security services staff, and other high-profile individuals as it seeks to involve the […]

Trump Remains Committed to North Korea

Trump Remains Committed to North Korea

Trump Remains Committed to North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there is “no time limit” on dismantling North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, appearing to take a step back from earlier demands for immediate denuclearization. Trump’s remarks came a month after his historic summit with Kim Jong-un, during which the North Korean leader […]

CNN Lies About Putin

CNN Lies About Putin

The US mainstream media’s chorus condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki has gone so far that CNN claimed Putin had confessed to meddling in US elections. CNN Newsroom anchor Poppy Harlow made the claim on Tuesday while interviewing Marc Lotter, former press secretary for Vice President Mike […]

Russia Hack: Why is Clinton not in Prison

Russia Hack: Why is Clinton not in Prison

CNN the mouthpiece of America’s Deep State is working overtime to distract the public from what was uncovered by whomever hacked DNC emails. Crimes, big obvious indefensible crimes committed by Hillary and her cohorts including CNN staff. By Kelly Riddell, WASHINGTON TIMES The ongoing WikiLeaks dump of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails has […]

EU and Japan Free Trade Deal

EU and Japan Free Trade Deal

The European Union’s top officials arrive in Japan Tuesday to sign the single market’s biggest trade deal ever and present a united front as Washington upends the international trade order. EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker land in Japan after talks in Beijing, where they urged global trade cooperation and warned […]

North and South Korea Building Business

North and South Korea Building Business

South Korea plans to revise a law to foster inter-Korean exchanges and support companies doing business with the North, the unification ministry said Tuesday. The law revision would oblige the government to put any restrictions and bans on economic projects with North Korea to a Cabinet review and provide support to help normalize the operations […]

China Moves for EU Deal

China Moves for EU Deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday, calling for closer partnership between China and the European Union (EU). “China and the EU are both builders of world peace, contributors to global development and defenders of the international order,” Xi said when meeting with […]

CNN Trys to Create Anti-Russian Sentiment

CNN Trys to Create Anti-Russian Sentiment

CNN have blasted President Donald Trump for not properly confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit. The sight of US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin not attacking each other at the press conference following their summit in Helsinki sent mainstream US media into a spiral of rage. “You have been […]

Venezuela, The Poster Child of Modern Socialism

Venezuela, The Poster Child of Modern Socialism

Venezuela, The Poster Child of Modern Socialism Venezuela is in a state of “economic collapse” with hyperinflation not see since the middle of the last century, the International Monetary Fund said Monday. Despite higher oil prices that are benefitting most exporting nations, the IMF sees a worsening contraction of the economy, which in April already […]

Saudi Arabia Economic Outlook

Saudi Arabia Economic Outlook

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its growth forecast for the world’s top crude exporter Saudi Arabia, citing higher oil prices. In its World Economic Outlook update, the IMF said the Saudi economy — which contracted by 0.9 percent last year — would grow by 1.9 percent in 2018, up 0.2 percentage points from […]

Tesla is Imploding as CEO has Tantrum

Tesla is Imploding as CEO has Tantrum

Tesla is Imploding as CEO has Tantrum $TSLA Tesla shares stumbled Monday as chief executive Elon Musk faced criticism over a public spat with a British diver who worked on the Thai soccer team rescue. Shares of the electric car maker were down 3.5 percent in late-morning trading at $307.82 on news that Musk could […]

Clinton is the Criminal not Putin

Clinton is the Criminal not Putin

Clinton is the Criminal not Putin As Clinton and the left continue to implode over the prospect of a successful Trump/Putin summit, the President arrived in Helsinki on Monday to meet his Russian counterpart. Trump has made no indication that he will press Putin on alleged election meddling, but told reporters that he intends to […]

G20 Financial Stability Board Takes Aim at Bitcoin

G20 Financial Stability Board Takes Aim at Bitcoin

G20 Financial Stability Board Takes Aim at Bitcoin A financial regulator on Monday unveiled a strategy to monitor whether cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin pose a threat to world economic stability. The plan follows on from a concerted drive by central banks and regulatory bodies to keep cryptocurrencies at bay. In a statement, the Financial Stability […]

China and Russia back Iran

China and Russia back Iran

China and Russia back Iran The enemy of my enemy is my friend is an ancient proverb which suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy. Moscow and Tehran are expanding economic cooperation, with Russia planning multi-billion dollar investments in Iran’s energy sector. The move comes as major Western […]

Trade War Casualties

Trade War Casualties

Some US manufacturers are delaying investments and raising prices as President Donald Trump escalates trade wars with key US economic partners but most companies report no change, according to a survey released Monday. The National Association for Business Economics also found in its monthly report that members unanimously expected economic growth to continue in the […]

Elon Musk Failed to Cash in on Thai Cave Incident

Elon Musk Failed to Cash in on Thai Cave Incident

Elon Musk Failed to Cash in on Thai Cave Incident Elon Musk has crashed and burned again, this time he is being ridiculed online for his highly-publicized attempts to cash in on the rescue of trapped Thai boys in a music-playing mini-submarine – which local authorities deemed “impractical.” Thai Navy SEALs have just completed the […]

China and the Trade War

China and the Trade War

China and the Trade War Beijing has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against planned US duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese products, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced on Monday. Last week, the ministry said it would immediately file a complaint to the WTO against what it called US unilateralism. In […]

2017/18 Racing Season in Hong Kong was Exceptional

2017/18 Racing Season in Hong Kong was Exceptional

2017/18 Racing Season in Hong Kong was Exceptional World class sport and incredible global growth underpinned a memorable 2017/18 racing season in Hong Kong, which concluded today, Sunday, 15 July, with overall turnover of HK$124.2 billion, representing a 5.8% increase on the previous season. A crowd of 31,903 turned out at Sha Tin for this […]

Trade War: It’s Still Boom Time in China

Trade War: It’s Still Boom Time in China

Trade War: It’s Still Boom Time in China China’s gross domestic product expanded 6.8 percent year on year in the first half of 2018 to about 41.90 trillion yuan (6.27 trillion U.S. dollars), data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Monday. In the second quarter, China’s GDP rose 6.7 percent year on year, […]

Boeing Rates as a Strong Buy

Boeing Rates as a Strong Buy

The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the second quarter of 2018. Major program deliveries during the second quarter were as follows: Major Programs 2nd Quarter 2018 Year-to-Date 2018 Commercial Airplanes Programs    737  137 269    747  1 3    767  5 9    777  13 25    […]

Oil Price: Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz

Oil Price: Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz

Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, a vital artery for oil shipments from the Middle East. The warning comes in response to the US, which is trying to cut off Iranian crude exports. After pulling out of a landmark international deal curtailing Tehran’s nuclear program, Washington has ordered countries to cease buying […]

US Media Use Fake News in Syria

US Media Use Fake News in Syria

Old images, fiction films and even video games have all been used to spread fake news stories in war-torn Syria — creating all the more work for a media collective debunking them. Protests broke out against Syria’s regime in 2011 and then spun into violent conflict. All along, there has been a continuous stream of […]

Trade War will Raise US Interest Rates

Trade War will Raise US Interest Rates

Trade War will Raise US Interest Rates U.S. financial services firms Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan said Friday that they expect the South Korean central bank to raise the base rate next month on a modest economic recovery and low inflationary pressure. In a monetary policy committee meeting on Thursday, the Bank of Korea (BOK) […]

Google and Fake News

Google and Fake News

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences. – What are algorithms? – They are the invisible but essential computer programmes and formulas that increasingly run modern life, designed […]

Farnborough Airshow, Brexit and the Trade War

Farnborough Airshow, Brexit and the Trade War

Top global plane makers land at the Farnborough airshow in England next week, hoping to pick up speed on demand for passenger jets while charting a path through Brexit and trade war turbulence. This year’s sector showpiece event, opening Monday, will be buzzing on the back of rapid changes in the industry, as US titan […]

Facial Recognition Software Removes All Privacy

Facial Recognition Software Removes All Privacy

Facial Recognition Software Removes All Privacy Microsoft’s chief legal officer on Friday called for regulation of facial recognition technology due to the risk to privacy and human rights. Brad Smith made a case for a government initiative to lay out rules for proper use of facial recognition technology, with input from a bipartisan and expert […]

Trade War Update

Trade War Update

Trade War Update China China said Friday that its attitude on respecting and protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) is serious and its actions are effective, calling the U.S. allegations of so-called IPR theft by China groundless. “In recent months, the United States has repeatedly accused China of stealing intellectual property rights, but it has never […]

ISIS Strikes Pakistan

ISIS Strikes Pakistan

ISIS Strikes Pakistan At least 105 people including a political leader were killed and over 150 others injured when a suicide blast hit a political meeting in Mastung district of Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province on Friday, officials said. Confirming the death toll, caretaker home minister of Balochistan province Agha Umar said that the injured people […]

Mueller Indicts 12 Russians No Clintons

Mueller Indicts 12 Russians No Clintons

Mueller Indicts 12 Russians No Clintons Despite the contents of the documents recovered that show clear criminal conduct the Clintons still have not faced a single charge. Not so for 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted for hacking the Democratic party and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The suspects are members of the GRU, the Russian […]

Europe to Weak for a Trade War

Europe to Weak for a Trade War

Europe to Weak for a Trade War The EU on Thursday slashed its growth forecast for the eurozone in 2018, warning that the rising trade tensions with the United States were hitting the economy. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said the 19-country single currency bloc would expand by 2.1 percent in 2018, lower […]

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News The Chinese commerce ministry has slammed the US plan to impose tariffs on additional imports worth some $200 billion as totally unacceptable, promising a mirror response to defend its national interests. “The Chinese side is shocked by the actions of the US,” a statement on the ministry’s website declared. “In order […]

Trade War: China Responds

Trade War: China Responds

Trade War: China Responds China will take necessary countermeasures to resolutely safeguard its rights and interests, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday after the United States announced a list of tariffs on 200 billion U.S. dollars of Chinese goods Tuesday. “The behavior of the U.S. is typical ‘trade bullying,” spokesperson Hua Chunying said at […]

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lied to Voters

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lied to Voters

The family background of Democratic Socialist newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her working-class roots helped her in the race on social issues, but it was all a lie. Ocasio-Cortez recently shook up New York politics by defeating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in the party’s congressional primary race. She used what she called her “working-class” background to […]

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Must Step Down

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Must Step Down

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Must Step Down New York Mayor Bill de Blasio travelled to a family vacation aboard a spy plane designed to detect radioactive material used in “dirty bombs” with the backing of the city’s police department. Police Commissioner James O’Neill told reporters on Tuesday that the NYPD’s intelligence bureau cleared […]

ISIS Murdering Muslims to Upset Peace in Syria

ISIS Murdering Muslims to Upset Peace in Syria

A suicide car bombing on Tuesday killed 14 newly reconciled fighters from pro-government and rebel ranks in an attack on a south Syrian village claimed by the Islamic State group. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion hit Zaizun, a village in the western countryside of Daraa province which rebels agreed in […]

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble Banks in Australia are gearing up for slight increases in interest rates, but in an overly inflated market this may well mean disaster for many and a correction in prices across the country. The smaller lenders are already moving rates higher but so far the big 4 […]

Trade War Turns Serious

Trade War Turns Serious

Accusing China of not negotiating “seriously” on trade, the Trump administration has released a list of products it wants to impose a ten percent tariff on, amounting to $200 billion. The new tariffs would kick in within 60 days. The 200-page document, released on Tuesday by the US Trade Representative’s office, gives notice to those […]

Refugees Flee Racist South Africa

Refugees Flee Racist South Africa

Refugees Flee Racist South Africa A delegation of 30 South African farming families has arrived in Russia’s farmbelt Stavropol Region, Rossiya 1 TV reports. The group says it is facing violent attacks and death threats at home. Up to 15,000 Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa, are planning to move to Russia amid […]

97 Percent of all Governments are Now on Twitter

97 Percent of all Governments are Now on Twitter

U.S. President Donald Trump is the most followed world leader on Twitter, with 52 million followers on his @realDonaldTrump account which has more than doubled since taking office on January 20, 2017, according to the newly released 2018 Twiplomacy study by BCW, a top-three and the first truly integrated global communications agency in the world. […]

Trade War Latest Update

Trade War Latest Update

Trade War Latest Update China stays committed to continuously and proactively expanding opening up so as to better cope with unilateralism and protectionism, Premier Li Keqiang said here on Monday. Li, who is in Germany for a three-day official visit, made the remarks at an innovation-themed forum, which is also attended by his German counterpart, […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is Struggling

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is Struggling

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is Struggling $TSLA Electric car manufacturer Tesla has failed another independent braking test. Officials for the company don’t agree with the results. The test was made in Luxembourg recently. The Luxembourg testing and standardization authority (ILNAS) put a Model S and a Volvo S90 through an emergency braking test. As Luxembourg Wort reports, […]

Did Ralph Izzo’s Policies Murder Black Pensioner

Did Ralph Izzo’s Policies Murder Black Pensioner

Did Ralph Izzo’s Policies Murder Black Pensioner Ralph Izzo pulls in over $5m dollars a year as the CEO of the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, but his policies are now under the spotlight after the death of black pensioner. New Jersey authorities are investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of an elderly […]

James Packer Dodging Trouble with Mental Health Claim?

James Packer Dodging Trouble with Mental Health Claim?

James Packer Dodging Trouble with Mental Health Claim? Australian tycoon James Packer has quit his family firm Consolidated Press Holdings as he recovers from mental health issues, a spokesman said Monday, months after he stepped down from gaming empire Crown Resorts. Packer’s departure from his private investment vehicle is the latest step by one of […]

Brexit: Theresa May’s Government Crumbles from Within

Brexit: Theresa May’s Government Crumbles from Within

Brexit: Theresa May’s Government Crumbles from Within UPDATE: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government. British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a crisis in her cabinet Monday after Brexit minister David Davis resigned over a plan to retain strong economic […]

Is big pharma to blame for the opioid epidemic?

Is big pharma to blame for the opioid epidemic?

The state of California, like many states, is in the throes of the opioid epidemic.  According to the California Department of Health, there were 4,600 overdose deaths in California in 2015, the highest number in the nation.  While our per capita rate is lower than some states, we have been anything but immune to this […]

Big Brother is Watching: The Dark Side of Facial Recognition

Big Brother is Watching: The Dark Side of Facial Recognition

Big Brother is Watching: The Dark Side of Facial Recognition The unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your bank account or even “smile to pay” for some goods and services. The same technology, using algorithms generated by a facial scan, can allow law enforcement to find a […]

Prosperity Key to North Korea

Prosperity Key to North Korea

Washington’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo was addressing Vietnamese business leaders but his real audience was not in the Hanoi dining room. The US Secretary of State was sending a message from the thriving commercial heart of this once war-torn city all the way to North Korea. Vietnam fought a brutal war to expel American invaders, […]

North Korea Will Denuclearize

North Korea Will Denuclearize

South Korea on Sunday welcomed the outcome of the recent high-level dialogue between the United States and North Korea, saying it marked an important start of efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. “The North Korea-U.S. talks held in Pyongyang marked the first step in a journey toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” said Kim Eui-kyeom, […]

China Switches Focus Away from USA

China Switches Focus Away from USA

Companies from China and the United States are concerned about the impact of trade tensions between the world’s top two economies after the United States began imposing a 25-percent additional tariff on Chinese products worth 34 billion U.S. dollars Friday. China’s customs authority announced that additional tariffs for some imports from the United States worth […]

Trade War Heats Up

Trade War Heats Up

Just hours after the United States introduced 25 percent trade tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, Beijing has retaliated with mirror measures against American imports. “After the United States introduced the new tariffs, China’s reciprocal measures also immediately took effect,” said the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Lu Kang. He did not […]

US will Revoke Passports of Americans

US will Revoke Passports of Americans

Hundreds of thousands of US citizens may have to scrap their holiday plans, the Internal Revenue Service said, as it is enforcing a law allowing authorities to revoke and deny passports to those owing over $51,000 in unpaid taxes. Some 362,000 people may fall under the scope of the 2015 law as early as the […]

It’s Not Just Immigrants, America Treats Americans Like Animals

It’s Not Just Immigrants, America Treats Americans Like Animals

It’s Not Just Immigrants, America Treats Americans Like Animals America Treats Americans Like Animals, everyday a new video emerges of Police beating civilians, civilians attacking civilians. If arrested US prisoners can expect some of the worst prison conditions in the world, and all this happens in the country that is supposed to be leading the […]

Travel Warning: Indonesia is Anti-Gay

Travel Warning: Indonesia is Anti-Gay

Travel Warning: Indonesia is Anti-Gay Don’t be fooled in to thinking Bali is some special Buddhist Island, Bali is part of Indonesia and it is an increasingly dangerous place to be Gay. If you are Gay it is probably best to skip Bali, if you do not like a regime that deliberately oppresses Gay people, […]

Mahathir Arrests Najib, Saudi Royal Family May Face Tough Questions

Mahathir Arrests Najib, Saudi Royal Family May Face Tough Questions

Mahathir Arrests Najib, Saudi Royal Family May Face Tough Questions Malaysia’s disgraced former prime minister Najib Razak, who is to be charged in court on Wednesday in connection with the multibillion-dollar financial scandal at the 1MDB state fund he helped set up, is facing the prospect of a lengthy jail term. The involvement of the […]

America is a Dangerous Place to be

America is a Dangerous Place to be

America is a Dangerous Place to be Police will Use Force Without Provocation Disturbing footage of a police officer using a stun gun on an unarmed black man has gone viral. Concerned citizens took to Facebook to slam police for excessive use of force and giving “confusing” instructions to suspects. Police in the city of […]

China Reacts to Trade War

China Reacts to Trade War

China has announced sectors of the economy where it will ease foreign investment rules, with leaders stepping up efforts to portray the country as opening up as they prepare for a possible trade war with the United States. The new “negative list” outlines key reforms in the financial sector while dropping restrictions in areas including […]

Jaron Lanier Explains How Social Media is Manipulating You

Jaron Lanier Explains How Social Media is Manipulating You From www.ted.com Back in the 1980s, actually, I gave my first talk at TED, and I brought some of the very, very first public demonstrations of virtual reality ever to the TED stage. And at that time, we knew that we were facing a knife-edge future […]

America is Electing Socialists and Trump Should Listen

America is Electing Socialists and Trump Should Listen

America is Electing Socialists and Trump Should Listen In an amazing show of stupidity American voters have elected Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Alexandria endorses a Federal Jobs Guarantee that would create a minimum $15 wage (pegged to inflation), full healthcare, and paid child and sick leave for all. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to spend on everything, take […]

Trade War: China Opens as America Closes

Trade War: China Opens as America Closes

Trade War: China Opens as America Closes When one door closes, another one opens, that is what is happening now in Asia China has taken solid steps in promoting its opening-up by lowering import tariffs and easing market access, while new measures on intellectual property protection and a new negative list for market access of […]

Trade War Bites Wall St

Trade War Bites Wall St

U.S. stocks ended lower on Monday as market sentiment was dented by fears of escalating trade tensions between Washington and its major trade partners. The conflicting signals on trade policy from the Trump administration reflect deep divisions among policymakers over how hard to push China on demands for changes in trade, technology transfers, and industrial […]

Trade War Becomes a Currency War

Trade War Becomes a Currency War

Chinese authorities have reportedly deployed the country’s central bank to resist intense trade pressure from Washington as nearly 85 percent of China’s sales to the US were hit with export tariffs amid an escalating trade war. The People’s Bank of China has announced first steps towards easing monetary policy, pledging to boost demand for the […]

Media Ignores Victims of Illegal Immigration

Media Ignores Victims of Illegal Immigration

President Donald Trump hosted families who lost loved ones to crimes committed by illegal immigrants. CNN and MSNBC cut their coverage of the White House event shortly after Trump accused the media of ‘overlooking’ the families. Trump hosted 14 members of “Angel Families” at the White House on Friday. Some of them held up photos […]

Trade Wars are not New

Trade Wars are not New

The snowballing trade war between the United States and the European Union is the latest in a string of global disputes over imports. Here is are some key international trade wars throughout history: – 2002, US steel tariffs on EU imports – Republican President George W. Bush imposes tariffs from 8 to 30 percent on […]

Trade War Fears Dominate Asian Markets

Trade War Fears Dominate Asian Markets

Asian investors were on course to end a tumultuous week with more losses on Friday as the prospect of a debilitating global trade war hung over regional markets. As European Union tariffs on key US goods — including jeans, bourbon and motorcycles — came into effect, there were fears China and the US will carry […]

Russia Dumps Dollar Buys Gold

Russia Dumps Dollar Buys Gold

US sanctions have forced Russia to look at ways of securing its foreign reserves. In recent years, Moscow has increased purchases of physical gold and dramatically reduced its share of US debt bonds. The political standoff started in 2014, shortly after the conflict in Ukraine and the referendum in Crimea in favor of joining Russia. […]

China to Help Small Business

China to Help Small Business

China to Help Small Business The Chinese government will roll out a series of incentives to make financing more accessible and affordable for small and micro businesses to promote cost-cutting in the real economy, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. It was pointed out at the meeting that […]

US Dollar: Interest Rates to Rise

US Dollar: Interest Rates to Rise

Historically low unemployment and signs of rising inflation mean there is a “strong” case for continued, steady interest rate hikes, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday. The Fed this month adopted its seventh rate hike since 2015 and forecast an accelerated pace of increases in its benchmark lending rates, predicting a total of […]

Oil Price the New Saudi-Iran Battle Grounds

Oil Price the New Saudi-Iran Battle Grounds

Oil Price the New Saudi-Iran Battle Grounds Saudi Arabia insisted Wednesday it would do “whatever is needed” to avoid oil supply shortages, setting the stage for a showdown with archfoe Iran ahead of crunch OPEC talks on easing a production-cut pact. “We will do whatever is needed to maintain market stability and ensure that there […]

North Korea China Talks

North Korea China Talks

China will link easing or removing sanctions on North Korea with progress in denuclearization, a Chinese government official said Wednesday, as the North’s leader Kim Jong-un made another visit to Beijing this week. In their talks Tuesday, Kim and President Xi Jinping focused on improving bilateral relations and ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, […]

China Investment in USA on Hold

China Investment in USA on Hold

The US market saw a significant plunge in investment from China in the first five months of the year amid a growing trade row between the world’s two largest economies. Chinese investments totaled $1.8 billion from January through May, representing a 92-percent drop against the same period a year ago. That’s the lowest level in […]

Communist Pope Does Not Want US to Police Borders

Communist Pope Does Not Want US to Police Borders

Communist Pope Does Not Want US to Police Borders The Pope, a self confessed communist has taken a break from his attacks on Capitalism to tell America how to run it’s immigration department. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters at his Vatican residence published on Wednesday, World Refugee Day, Francis said he supported the statements […]

Legal Casino Coming to Japan

Legal Casino Coming to Japan

At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary punters: “Spin up. Place your bets.” The 24-year-old has never set foot in a casino, but he is gambling that new laws opening up the lucrative sector will soon create […]

Marijuana Legal in Canada

Marijuana Legal in Canada

Both chambers of the Canadian parliament have voted to approve the bill, paving the way for recreational use of marijuana and its cultivation, including home growth. To become law, it needs a largely formal royal approval. The Canadian non-elected Senate passed the bill, commonly known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday, with 52 votes in […]

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Tuesday in the latest sign of strengthening ties between the two leaders. China’s state-run CCTV aired footage of Kim’s summit with Xi at the Great Hall of the People in a very rare public announcement of Kim’s trip. Xi and his […]

Why Russia Dumped the Dollar

Why Russia Dumped the Dollar

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) commonly factors in all kinds of risks when allocating the country’s reserves, said the CBR chief, commenting on a major sell-off of US Treasury bonds. “We pursue the policy of safe and diversified holdings,” CBR Governor Elvira Nabiullina said while answering questions before Russia’s lower house of parliament. “We […]

Joshua Adam Schulte Showed How the Government Spy on Americans

Joshua Adam Schulte Showed How the Government Spy on Americans

Joshua Adam Schulte Showed How the Government Spy on Americans A former CIA and NSA programmer has been charged with stealing and leaking classified information and with possessing child pornography. Joshua Adam Schulte is thought to be behind WikiLeaks’ exposure of the CIA’s hacking arsenal. Schulte, 29, worked in the CIA’s Engineering Development Group, tasked […]

Trump Takes the US Back into Space

Trump Takes the US Back into Space

President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the US commercial space industry’s deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed US dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race. “America will always be the first in space,” Trump said during a speech at the White House. “We don’t want China […]

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports China has reassured the world that its stance on encouraging imports will not change, a major development strategy that will not only help domestic industrial upgrades but also stimulate global economic growth. A slew of incentives will be taken to further boost imports, the State Council, China’s cabinet, […]

Trump is Right, Merkel is a Failure

Trump is Right, Merkel is a Failure

Amid a national furor over his immigration policy, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call for stronger border laws, citing Germany’s ‘open-door’ migration policy as a “big mistake.” “Why don’t the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world’s worst immigration laws?,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Where is the outcry for the killings […]

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, […]

Trust in Traditional Media is Gone

Trust in Traditional Media is Gone

Today, Ogilvy announced the findings of the 2018 Global Media Influence Survey at the Cannes Lions Festival, which revealed trust in traditional media as a source for news has declined 22 percent since 2016. The survey of over 350 journalists worldwide found that these shifts will likely lead to more collaborations between traditional and social media […]

Asia Fears a Trade War

Asia Fears a Trade War

Fresh fears of a trade war between the world’s top two economies sent Asia markets tumbling on Monday after the United States and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of imports. Energy firms were among the biggest losers as oil prices plunged ahead of a key OPEC meeting, where Saudi Arabia and Russia […]

ISIS Slaughters Muslims for Eid Holiday

ISIS Slaughters Muslims for Eid Holiday

ISIS Slaughters Muslims for Eid Holiday The number 1 target for ISIS remains Muslims. At least 18 people have been killed in an explosion in a crowded area in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. It is the second such incident, after an unprecedented ceasefire for the Muslim Eid holiday had been agreed. The deadly […]

FBI Hid Clinton Crimes, Created Russian Diversion

FBI Hid Clinton Crimes, Created Russian Diversion

The FBI’s inquiry into hundreds of thousands of emails found on a laptop belonging to former Congressman Anthony Weiner may have been improperly shelved to focus on the agency’s Russia investigation, a DOJ report states. A review of the FBI’s investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server by the DOJ inspector general […]

US Stocks Affected by Trade War

US Stocks Affected by Trade War

US trade groups and some large companies such as Boeing said Friday they were beginning to evaluate how new tariffs in the US-China trade spat could affect their operations. “We are assessing the impact these tariffs and any reciprocal action could have on our supply chain and commercial business,” said Boeing spokesman Charles Bickers. The […]

Trade War Update

Trade War Update

Responding to US President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, Beijing has adopted a 25 percent tariff on 659 American products worth the same amount. US agricultural products, fish and automobiles worth some $34 billion worth of US goods will kick in on July 6, with another $16 […]

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