Tech Giants Face Tax Investigations

Tech Giants Face Tax Investigations

US internet giant Google used a legal mechanism to transfer almost 20 billion euros from the Netherlands to Bermuda in 2017 for tax purposes, a Dutch newspaper report said Friday. Google, which is owned by US parent company Alphabet, moved 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) with a tax evasion strategy dubbed “Double Irish, Dutch Sandwich”, […]

The Border Wall 2019: President Trump, “Walls Work”

The Border Wall 2019: President Trump, “Walls Work”

As President Trump lobbies for money for his promised border wall, he talks up other barricades. He points to walls in Israel, at the Vatican, even at former President Barack Hussein Obama’s house. On Wednesday, PresidentTrump declared at a Cabinet, “Walls work.” He added: “There is a reason why politicians and wealthy people build walls […]

The Wall 2019: DHS Wants It!

The Wall 2019: DHS Wants It!

US DHS officials were set to make a plea for a southern border Wall in a White House meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, when Senator Schumer (D-NY) continuously interrupted the meeting and it was adjourned. President Trump said that he isopen to working on a way to legal status for young illegal immigrants known as […]

President Xi’s New Year Speech Rallies the Nation

President Xi’s New Year Speech Rallies the Nation

China’s President Xi Jinping delivered a New Year speech Monday evening, calling on the whole nation to strive for “an unprecedented and great cause” in Y 2019, the 70th anni of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Chinese people, who are self-reliant, hardworking and enterprising, have created a China miracle recognized by the […]

President Trump,”Calm Down and Enjoy the Ride”

President Trump,”Calm Down and Enjoy the Ride”

President Donald Trump, in an all-caps tweet Tuesday, wished everyone a Happy New Year, including the “haters and the fake news media.” “HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA!” he said. “2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY […]

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 […]

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

Now the chances of the UK leaving the EU are “50-50’’ if Parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement in January, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said in an interview Sunday. “If we were not to vote for that, I’m not sure I would give it much more than 50-50,” the veteran campaigner for […]

Shutdowns and Markets

Shutdowns and Markets

The paralysis triggered by the US government shutdown could have unexpected consequences, such as muddying economic statistics just as the markets are extremely reactive to any whiff of uncertainty. More than a week into the game of chicken between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress, the publication and recording of statistical indicators are being […]

Muslim Extremists Make Egypt a Dangerous Place

Egypt continues to be targeted by Muslim terrorist attacks launched by a local affiliate of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS). In November, the extremists attacked a bus taking Coptic Christians to a local monastery and killed seven people. In September, Egyptian police detained a man who’d attempted to detonate an explosive device outside the US […]

Sweden Attempt to Hide Islamic State Murders in Morrocco at Christmas

Sweden Attempt to Hide Islamic State Murders in Morrocco at Christmas

Swedish state broadcaster SVT has come under fire for what was an obvious effort to downplay the horrendous details of the murders of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco last week. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were killed while backpacking in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. While both girls were […]

Donald Trump Got Elected, Went to Washington and Changed It

Donald Trump Got Elected, Went to Washington and Changed It

Just 2 years in office, US President Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of the Presidency and the normal operations inside the nation’s capital. He has cast away codes of conduct and traditions that have been in place there for several generations. In Donald Trump’s Washington everything is political. He has shredded legacies, decorum and […]

President Trump Intent on Making Good His Promise to Build ‘The Wall”

President Trump Intent on Making Good His Promise to Build ‘The Wall”

President Trump is intent on following through with his campaign promise to build a Wall along the US-Mexico border, even if that means extending the partial government shutdown until Dems agree to $5-B in funding, Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) “I can tell you that if they believe that this president is going to yield on […]

Distinguished USAF Vet’s “Fund the Wall” Campaign Passes $17-M Facing Death Threats and Twitter Censorship

Distinguished USAF Vet’s “Fund the Wall” Campaign Passes $17-M Facing Death Threats and Twitter Censorship

$TWTR Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is blocking the petition, and the triple amputee was attacked by Jimmy Kimmel and Alyssa Milano personally triggering an outpouring of attacks. So far, having raided over $17-M in only 8 days via crowd funding for “We The People Will Fund The Wall,” distinguished USAF Vet Brian Kolfage writes that he is […]

The Fed is Damaging America

The Fed is Damaging America

President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his verbal assault on the Federal Reserve, blaming the central bank for mounting fears over the US economy and comparing it to a blundering golfer. “The only problem our economy has is the Fed,” Trump tweeted. “The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can’t score because he has […]

President Trump’s Approval Rating Up at 40%

President Trump’s Approval Rating Up at 40%

President Donald Trump’s approval rating went up 2 percentage points from last week to 40%, according to the latest Gallup poll released Monday. 55% of respondents disapprove of the President’s performance. President Trump’s 38% approval last week was tied for his lowest rating in the poll since last February. His worst point ever in Gallup polling is […]

President Trump say No to Armchair Generals Who Want to Keep US “At War Forever”

President Trump say No to Armchair Generals Who Want to Keep US “At War Forever”

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Sunday praised President Trump for doing “exactly what he promised” by withdrawing US troops from Syria, and derided the “armchair generals” in Washington who “want to keep us at war forever.” In an TV interview Senator Paul said he’s “very proud” of President Trump’s determination to get US troops out of […]

President Trump Actually Sacked Dem ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, and Now He Has Run Him Out of His Administration

President Trump Actually Sacked Dem ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, and Now He Has Run Him Out of His Administration

The publicity former US Defense Secretary James Mattis got over his resignation letter, has caused President Trump to appoint a new Defense Secretary Sunday morning, ensuring that General Mattis is out of the administration fast. Read Mad Dog Mattis was sacked! “I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick […]

Its Time for US Senators to Negotiate ‘The Wall’ in Good Faith

Its Time for US Senators to Negotiate ‘The Wall’ in Good Faith

Americans see through Senate Democrats’ efforts to thwart President Trump’s call for additional border Wall funding, as they want a secure border and they elected President Trump because he promised to keep the country safe. “Let’s see if they can start negotiating in good faith,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R:LA) said Friday. “I think […]

Senate Adjourns, No Deal, Negotiations Continue

Senate Adjourns, No Deal, Negotiations Continue

The Senate adjourned Saturday without a deal to end a partial government shutdown as talks dragged on over President Trump’s border wall with Mexico. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R:KY) ended the rare Saturday session hours after the Senate had opened. Talks were underway at the Capitol involving Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Democratic […]

US Lawmakers Want Oil & Gas Pipeline Cyber Security

US Lawmakers Want Oil & Gas Pipeline Cyber Security

$USO, $UNG  Congressional lawmakers urged the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday to better protect US Crude Oil and Nat Gas pipelines from cyberattacks, after a report detailed a lack of federal oversight of the critical conduits. A federal report released Wednesday said Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, does not have a process to […]

Wall Street May Get a New Type of High

Wall Street May Get a New Type of High

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday called for the legalization of recreational marijuana use in his state — a move that would add America’s most populous city to the growing list of places that allow the drug’s use. The announcement marked a shift for the Democrat, who was re-elected for a third term as […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

The battle over medical marijuana in Utah continues, and the battle over medical marijuana in Florida may be ending, and more. Florida Florida Governor-Elect to End Former Governor’s Court Battles Over Medical Marijuana. Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is parting ways with his predecessor, Rick Scott (R), when it comes to medical marijuana. A spokesman […]

US Hemp Market Set to Boom

US Hemp Market Set to Boom

Hemp getting the OK nod from the federal government  $IDCN, $DMAN  A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress last Wednesday removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats the low-THC version of the cannabis plant like any other agricultural crop. THC is the cannabis compound that gives […]

1000’s of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest in Paris for the 5th Week Running

1000’s of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest in Paris for the 5th Week Running

 Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities Saturday in the 5th weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s government, despite calls to hold off after a shooting in Strasbourg earlier this week.  In Paris, police were out in force to contain possible outbursts of violence. But several major stores, such as the […]

Trump Brings Apple Back to USA

Trump Brings Apple Back to USA

US President Donald Trump thanked Apple chief Tim Cook on Friday after the tech giant unveiled plans for a $1 billion campus in Texas that is expected to create thousands of jobs outside its Silicon Valley base. “Thank you to @tim_cook for agreeing to expand operations in the U.S. and thereby creating thousands of jobs!” […]

French Economy in Meltdown, EU will Suffer

French Economy in Meltdown, EU will Suffer

A survey of French businesses on Friday indicated a major dip in activity linked to the month-long “yellow vest” protests ahead of a decisive weekend for the grassroots opposition movement and President Emmanuel Macron. The survey of businesses by the IHS Market research group indicated that output had contracted in December, underlining the economic impact […]

Yellow Vests Spark Global Protests Against Excessive Taxes

Yellow Vests Spark Global Protests Against Excessive Taxes

The “yellow vest” revolt in France over the high cost of living has sparked copycat protests abroad — as well a swarm of fake reports. AFP’s fact-checking service sorts the real from the imagined: – Copycat protests – The month-long French demonstrations, which have led to repeated rioting in Paris, have inspired protesters in a […]

Trump Winning in China

Trump Winning in China

President Donald Trump on Friday predicted a major US-China trade deal in the near future, saying that Beijing’s negotiating position had been weakened by the impact of the tariffs war between the world’s top two economies. “China wants to make a big and very comprehensive deal. It could happen, and rather soon!” Trump tweeted. His […]

What’s Making the Markets Nervous

What’s Making the Markets Nervous

Wall Street led stock markets lower across the globe on Friday after data showed weakness in the Chinese and eurozone economies, despite further indications Beijing and Washington might be moving to end their trade war. Signs of easing tensions had helped propel equities higher earlier this week, with both China and the United States seeming […]

President Trump: “China Wants to Make Deal With US”

President Trump: “China Wants to Make Deal With US”

President Donald Trump, saying China admits the trade war with the U.S. has taken a toll on its economy, announced the Chinese now want to make a major deal with the White House. President Trump’s comments came in a Friday Tweet. He wrote: “China just announced that their economy is growing much slower than anticipated because […]

North Korea Making Progress

North Korea Making Progress

South Korea is in close consultations with the United States and the United Nations to get sanctions exemptions ahead of a planned groundbreaking ceremony in North Korea for a joint project on connecting roads and railways over their border, the unification ministry said Friday. On Thursday, the two Koreas agreed to hold an event in […]

Canada has Damaged their Relationship with China

Canada has Damaged their Relationship with China

The arrest of a top Chinese tech executive at the request of the US has snared Canada in the middle of a major international dispute involving Beijing and Washington. Ottawa confirmed on Thursday that China had detained two Canadian nationals under what Beijing has said is suspicion of threatening its national security. That came nearly […]

Confidence in Japan Stops Falling

Confidence in Japan Stops Falling

Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers was unchanged this quarter after slipping for three consecutive surveys, central bank data showed on Friday. The Bank of Japan’s Tankan report — a quarterly survey of about 10,000 companies — showed a reading of 19 among major manufacturers in its December survey. The reading was unchanged from the previous […]

Socialism Puts Europe Back in Crisis

Socialism Puts Europe Back in Crisis

Asian markets fell on Friday, putting the region on course to end a broadly positive week on a sour note, as traders took a step back and their profits off the table. There was also some unease after the head of the European Central Bank raised concerns about the growth outlook for the eurozone owing […]

“Do Not Get ‘Hung Up’ in Daily News From of China”

“Do Not Get ‘Hung Up’ in Daily News From of China”

Thursday, the White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro urged people not to get “hung up” in the day-to-day news of what China says it plans to do, following reports the country is preparing a new policy that will promise greater access for foreign countries. “I would focus on March 1, when we’ll have […]

Hong Kong Economic Outlook Positive

Hong Kong Economic Outlook Positive

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today published its annual export forecast, saying it expects Hong Kong exports to increase 5% in value and 3% in volume in 2019. Meanwhile, the latest HKTDC Export Index for the fourth quarter of 2018, also published today, edged down slightly on the previous quarter, showing that exporters […]

US Congress Quietly Passed a Law that Likely Signals a ‘Boom’ for the $1-B Cannabis-based CBD Industry

US Congress Quietly Passed a Law that Likely Signals a ‘Boom’ for the $1-B Cannabis-based CBD Industry

This week, the plant that’s nearly identical to marijuana is set to become legal to grow in the US.  Thanks to the US Farm Bill, which the House passed Wednesday in a 369-47 vote, American farmers will be able to plant and harvest hemp, a strain of the same plant species from which marijuana originates. The bill passed […]

Capitalism Makes Brazil an Attractive Investment Destination

Capitalism Makes Brazil an Attractive Investment Destination

Brazil’s central bank on Wednesday left its key interest rate at 6.5 percent, in its board’s last meeting before far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro takes office on January 1. The rate has been kept at that level since March, after several preceding cuts. Market analysts had expected it to remain untouched. The bank said in a […]

Asian Markets Rally as Trade Deal Looks Set

Asian Markets Rally as Trade Deal Looks Set

Asian markets enjoyed more gains Thursday as investors are cheered by the more conciliatory noises from China and the US on trade, while uncertainty over Brexit continued to pressure the pound. While the tariffs row between Beijing and Washington is far from being resolved, there is a lot more optimism on trading floors this week […]

Another Reason Europe Will Struggle in 2019

Another Reason Europe Will Struggle in 2019

Apart from excessive taxation, senseless levels of immigration and an undercurrent of Socialism, Europeans have more reasons to be concerned. A chapter of eurozone history will come to a close Thursday, with the European Central Bank widely expected to withdraw a key element of support for the economy while reassuring observers fearful of the growing […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Conservative MPs will cast their votes on whether to save Prime Minister Theresa May

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Conservative MPs will cast their votes on whether to save Prime Minister Theresa May

Update: UK Prime Minister May Wins Confidence Vote UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Conservative MPs will cast their votes on whether to save Prime Minister Theresa May Between 6pm and 8pm this evening, Conservative MPs will cast their votes on whether to save Prime Minister Theresa May in today’s no confidence vote. The FTSE 100 stock […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) higher on Wednesday in response to Trump’s comments on Huawei

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) higher on Wednesday in response to Trump’s comments on Huawei

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) higher on Wednesday in response to Trump’s comments on Huawei Huawei CFO has been granted bail by Justice William Ehrcke on Tuesday. Meng Wanzhou will be subject to monitoring, a curfew and other strict conditions to adhere to bail conditions. President Donald Trump said he would intervene in the Huawei case […]

US Economic Growth Will Top 3% Next Year

US Economic Growth Will Top 3% Next Year

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett predicts that US economic growth will defy expectations again in Y 2019 because of a business investment boom and President Donald Trump’s trade strategy. “We’re definitely going to be at 3 or above 3 for next year as well,” Mr. Hassett said on TV Wednesday The Council of Economic Advisers […]

The American People Will Revolt If Dems Attempt to Impeach President Trump

The American People Will Revolt If Dems Attempt to Impeach President Trump

It is difficult to Impeach someone who has done nothing wrong President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was is not concerned that he would get impeached and that payments made ahead of the Y 2016 election by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to 2 women did not violate campaign finance laws. “It’s hard to […]

Huawei’s CFO Meng Released on Bail

Huawei’s CFO Meng Released on Bail

Update:  A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States’ request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the 3 countries and complicated high-stakes US-China trade talks.   After 3days of hearings, a British Columbia justice granted bail of $10 million Canadian (US$7.5-M) to Ms. […]

Another Islamic Terrorist Attack on Christmas in France

Another Islamic Terrorist Attack on Christmas in France

At least three people have been killed and 12 others injured in a shooting incident in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg, close to one of the oldest and biggest Christmas markets in Europe. The suspect had engaged police in a shootout before fleeing the scene and is still on the run. According to some […]

President Trump: “Important Announcements on China Coming”

President Trump: “Important Announcements on China Coming”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ After a Twitter monologue about the border Wall Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump offered hints of good news about US negotiations with China.  “Very productive conversations going on with China! Watch for some important announcements! The trade truce between Presidents Trump and Xi will halt pause 1 January planned tariffs, with large […]

President Trump to Schumer, Pelosi: “I Will Be the 1 to Shut Down Government Over ‘The Wall'”

President Trump to Schumer, Pelosi: “I Will Be the 1 to Shut Down Government Over ‘The Wall

Tuesday, in public, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government if Congress does not provide the money he says is needed to build ‘The Wall” at the Mexican border. President Trump’s comments came as he opened a Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, with partial shutdown looming on […]

Is Frexit on the Table?

Is Frexit on the Table?

The European Commission on Tuesday said Brussels will keep close watch over France’s new spending plans, a day after President Emmanuel Macron unveiled new measures to quell violent protests. But the Commission, the European Union’s executiuve arm, said it will give itself until the spring to analyse the French budget as concerns increase it may […]

African Gangs Run Riot in Melbourne

African Gangs Run Riot in Melbourne

African Gangs Run Riot in Melbourne African Gangs continue to terrorize the streets of Melbourne, Australia. Australia’s weak politicians continue to allow the imported criminals to behave as they please and Australian’s are getting fed up. Police are searching for a “gang of offenders” because they are not allowed to say African Gangs,  after two […]

African Refugees Riot in Germany, Again

African Refugees Riot in Germany, Again

German police had to call in reinforcement, deploying scores of officers to quell mayhem in a reception center in country’s south, where a group of migrants faced off with security personnel. A row between migrants in one of the reception centers escalated into open violence early Tuesday as people living in the shelter attacked local […]

Venezuela Shows What Socialism Does

Venezuela Shows What Socialism Does

Venezuela’s National Assembly, an opposition-controlled legislative body, said annual inflation has reached 1,300,000 percent in November as the country struggles through its worst economic crisis ever. At the same time, the rate of monthly inflation has gradually decelerated during three months through November. According to the report by the National Assembly, the figure declined to […]

European Union has Failed

European Union has Failed

Policymakers at the European Central Bank will remove a key pillar of their support for the eurozone economy as planned Thursday, even while offering a gloomier outlook for the coming years, analysts expect. But with financial markets in turmoil over risks in Europe and beyond — from Brexit to an Italian budget row and Donald […]

US, China Map the Path to Trade Dispute Resolution

US, China Map the Path to Trade Dispute Resolution

 China and the United States discussed the road map for the next stage of their trade talks early Tuesday, during a telephone call between Vice Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. This month in Argentina, Presidents Trump and Xi agreed to a truce that delayed the planned […]

Twitter Impose Islamic law

Twitter Impose Islamic law

When Canadian columnist Anthony Furey received an email said to be from Twitter’s legal team telling him he may have broken a slew of Pakistani laws, his first instinct was to dismiss it as spam. But after Googling the relevant sections of Pakistan’s penal code, the Toronto Sun op-ed editor was startled to learn he […]

President Trump, “I want a trade deal good for US, China and Global Growth”

President Trump, “I want a trade deal good for US, China and Global Growth”

President Donald Trump wants to a trade deal that will be good for the United States, China, and global growth, White House Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett said Monday.  The stock market responded, bouncing off its lows. “If a country came to the US right now and offered Zero tariffs, Zero non-tariff barriers, full […]

Social Media is the King of News

Social Media is the King of News

Social media has overtaken print newspapers as a news source for Americans, researchers said Monday, highlighting the growing importance of services such as Facebook and Twitter as well as the troubled state of legacy news organizations. The Pew Research Center report found 20 percent of US adults say they often get news via social media, […]

Apple iPhone Sales will Suffer After China Ruling

Apple iPhone Sales will Suffer After China Ruling

A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court had granted Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately to stop […]

Terrorist Supporter Mogherini Plans on Breaching US Sanctions on Iran

Brussels will create an alternative payment channel to facilitate financial transactions between the European Union and Iran in the near future to bypass US sanctions, the EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, has announced. “I will expect this instrument to be established in the coming weeks before the end of the year as a way to […]

French President Emmanuel Macron Will Move France Further in to Socialism

French President Emmanuel Macron Will Move France Further in to Socialism

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on Monday night to announce a series of “concrete” measures aimed at ending the protests over taxes and inequality that have rocked the country over the past three weeks. After already abandoning the anti-pollution fuel tax hikes that sparked the protests, what else can he do to […]

Robert Mueller Tried to Blackmail Witnesses

Robert Mueller Tried to Blackmail Witnesses

Jerome Corsi has sued Robert Mueller and a handful of federal agencies for allegedly attempting to blackmail him into lying about being a middle man between Wikileaks and the Trump campaign. Corsi, the former Washington bureau chief of Alex Jones’ controversial site, InfoWars, filed a lawsuit on Sunday which claims that special counsel Robert Mueller […]

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article […]

Socialist EU Has Failed France

Socialist EU Has Failed France

Shops shuttered in the run-up to Christmas, chaos on the roads: France’s “yellow vest” protests are dealing a blow to the economy which the finance minister says is no less than a “catastrophe”. As riots flared in Paris on Saturday, Livio Forte, a tourist from New York, could only watch on as police trucks lined […]

Paris Cleans Up After Weekend Riots

Paris Cleans Up After Weekend Riots

Paris cleaning up after weekend riots and over 1000 arrests Sunday. Workers in Paris swept broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars  Sunday after the latest violent “Yellow Vest” protest. The government announced that President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni, would address the nation sometime this week, he is now under a lot of pressure. “You […]

Musk is Right About the US Securities and Exchange Commission, But he Still Will Not Win

Musk is Right About the US Securities and Exchange Commission, But he Still Will Not Win

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, openly derided the Photo by cdorobek [/caption]in an interview aired Sunday, having settled fraud charges with the regulatory agency over an errant tweet. “I want to be clear. I do not respect the SEC — I do not respect them” he said in an interview on the CBS network […]

China, “US Should Withdraw Arrest Warrant for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

China, “US Should Withdraw Arrest Warrant for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told US  Ambassador Terry Branstad that the United States has made an “unreasonable demand” on Canada to detain Ms. Meng while she was passing through Vancouver, China’s Foreign Ministry said. “The actions of the US seriously violated the lawful and legitimate rights of the Chinese citizen, and by their […]

Canada The Loser in Huawei Case

Canada The Loser in Huawei Case

China on Saturday summoned the Canadian ambassador over the “unconscionable and vile” detention of telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer in Vancouver, state media reported, in Beijing’s latest angry response to the hot-button case. Meng Wanzhou has been held since December 1 in Canada on an American extradition request and faces US fraud charges related […]

China Economic Update

China Economic Update

China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $35.6 billion in November, official data showed Saturday, as exports across the Pacific remained strong despite a raft of US tariffs while imports shrank. Relations between the world’s top two economies continue to be tense despite a trade war truce struck between US President […]

The Protests Grow: ‘Yellow Vest’ Rally in Belgium, Netherlands

The Protests Grow: ‘Yellow Vest’ Rally in Belgium, Netherlands

The Protests Grow: ‘Yellow Vest’ Rally in Belgium, Netherlands Hundreds of Yellow  Vest protesters calling for the resignation of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel marched on the European Quarter of Brussels Saturday, as the movement that started in France made its mark in Belgium and the Netherlands. Police used pepper spray and scuffled with a […]

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse $SOY, $USD, $UNG China has reported weaker than expected November exports and imports, showing slower global and domestic demand and raising the likelihood that more measures to keep the country’s growth rate from slipping too much will be put in place. November exports only rose […]

Paris is Under Siege, French ‘Fed Up’ with Macron

Paris is Under Siege, French ‘Fed Up’ with Macron

Paris is Under Siege, French ‘Fed Up’ with Macron Early Saturday morning the Champs-Elysees Saturday, Paris’ most famous boulevard reeked of tear gas. Clouds of the gas hung in the air, burning throats but not silencing the angry, rebellious crowds. Noses dripping, eyes red and watering, demonstrators in their “look at me!” high-visibility fluorescent yellow jackets […]

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute On Thursday and again on Friday, President Trump Tweeted that talks with China are going well. According to the data, the tariffs which are often paid by importers, who then pass the added costs onto companies to whom the products belong are may fall on the shoulders of […]

Huawei Issue Will Not Harm US Trade Talks With China

Huawei Issue Will Not Harm US Trade Talks With China

Huawei Issue Will Not Harm US Trade Talks With China Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou bail hearing underway in Vancouver The White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday that he does not see the controversy surrounding China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (a private company) spilling into the trade talks between the United States and China. […]

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend France is mobilizing tens of thousands of police officers and closing landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre as authorities warned that anti-government protests Saturday could be even more violent than the ones that have crippled the country for weeks. “According to the information we have, some […]

‘Yellow Vests’ Warn Macron of Greater Violence in Paris

‘Yellow Vests’ Warn Macron of Greater Violence in Paris

‘Yellow Vests’ Warn Macron of Greater Violence in Paris French authorities see another wave of “great violence” and rioting being unleashed in Paris this weekend by a hard core of ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters, as senior ministers sought to defuse public anger with conciliatory languages on taxes. President Emmanuel Macron. 40 anni, has struggled to quell […]

Mexico’s New President Says Relations with Donald Trump are Good

Mexico’s New President Says Relations with Donald Trump are Good

Mexico’s New President Says Relations with Donald Trump are Good Wednesday, Mexico’s new President said that relations with US President Donald Trump are “good,” and that they will probably talk soon about the immigration issue. Many analysts had been expecting President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador aka AMOL to run into headlong conflict with President Trump, […]

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to cut taxes and boost France’s growth, now 1.5 yrs after he came into power, he is facing violent protests over rising taxes, a high cost of living and policies some say favor the rich. A country’s economic indicators don’t always match the […]

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal $USO, $SOY, $UNG Wednesday, China expressed confidence that it can reach a trade deal with the United States. The remarks by the Chinese Commerce Ministry from Beijing followed Presidents Trump and Xi declaring a truce in the trade dispute at a meeting in Argentina Saturday evening. […]

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum French student protests intensified Tuesday, with various incidents around the country of demonstrators setting buildings on fire, and of violent clashes with police. Over the course of this week, students have gradually started to get involved in the so-called “yellow vests” protests against President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni. Local authorities […]

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’ China is confidence that it can reach a trade deal with the United States very timely. Tuesday, US President Donald Trump warned that he would revert to more tariffs if the 2 sides cannot resolve their differences within the time frame set out Saturday. The Chinese Commerce Ministry […]

Taxation and High Minimum Wage Killing Australia

Taxation and High Minimum Wage Killing Australia

Taxation and High Minimum Wage Killing Australia Australia’s economic growth stalled in the third-quarter of the year with consumer spending running out of steam as house prices fell further, official data showed Wednesday. The G20 economy grew a meagre 0.3 percent between July and September, the slowest rate in two years and far below market […]

White House Hails China Trade Truce

White House Hails China Trade Truce

White House Hails China Trade Truce The Trump Administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade dispute with China as a significant breakthrough despite some skepticism that Beijing will yield to US demands anytime soon. “This is just an enormous, enormous event,” Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s Top economic adviser, said of […]