President Trump, “Hopefully China will start buying agriculture products from out great American Farmers.”

President Trump, “Hopefully China will start buying agriculture products from out great American Farmers.”

Thursday, President Trump said that China was not living up to promises it made on buying agricultural products from American farmers as the world’s 2 largest economies work to resolve a trade dispute. “Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural […]

Presidents Trump and Xi Discussing Resolutions to Long Running Trade Dispute

Presidents Trump and Xi Discussing Resolutions to Long Running Trade Dispute

The long running trade dispute between the world’s 2 economic titans is a Key point Saturday. Then Presidents Trump and Xi meet, both leaders are signaling a desire to de-escalate the year-long dust-up, a good will compromise is needed in here it seems. The meeting takes place on the sidelines of the international G-20 Summit […]

US May Impose More Tariffs on China, No Preconditions in Talks this Weekend

US May Impose More Tariffs on China, No Preconditions in Talks this Weekend

There are no preconditions set ahead of any trade talks with China, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday ahead of President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi this weekend at the G-20 in Japan There were no specific agreements made ahead of the two leaders’ talks, Mr. Kudlow said in an interview. Mr. Kudlow […]

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

Thursday, President Trump began his overseas trip of the year with dinner with the Prime Minister of Australia, a friendly opening act before the impending gauntlet of negotiations on international crises, trade wars and a growing global To-Do list. President Trump is in Osaka, Japan, for the annual G-20 Summit. As his re-election bid heats […]

President Trump and Chairman Kim Exchanging ‘Very Friendly Letters’

President Trump and Chairman Kim Exchanging ‘Very Friendly Letters’

Monday, President Trump said he sent NKorean leader Kim Jong Un a “very friendly letter” in response to Birthday greetings he received last week from Chairman Kim. The exchange of letters comes as the 2 countries negotiate the future of NKorea’s nuclear program and before President Trump leaves Wednesday for an Asia trip that will […]

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Late Monday, President Trump said he does expect Chinese President Xi to be at the G-20 Summit in Japan this month and the 2 world leaders are scheduled to talk at the gathering of leaders from the Top industrialized and emerging economies. Since the trade talks last month in Washington ended in a stalemate, President […]

China Asserts (Begs) Desire for Further Trade Talks

China Asserts (Begs) Desire for Further Trade Talks

FLASH: China issues report blaming US for trade dispute, asserts desire for further talks. China’s struggling to save face. The latest US tariffs on Chinese imports will not resolve the 2 countries’ trade issues, and the United States bears responsibility for setbacks in the talks process, a policy paper published by the Chinese government said […]

US Warns Airliners Flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran Tensions

US Warns Airliners Flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran Tensions

Saturday, US diplomats warned that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran. The warning relayed by US diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region Key to global air travel. […]

Update: President Trump’s 10% China Tariffs Will Rise to 25% at 12.01a on 10 May

Update: President Trump’s 10% China Tariffs Will Rise to 25% at 12.01a on 10 May

Update: President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator said the U.S. plans to raise tariffs on Chinese goods Friday, accusing Beijing of backpedaling on commitments it made during negotiations. The trade talks will continue and a Chinese delegation will visit Washington on Thursday and Friday, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reporters Monday in Washington. The […]

Larry Kudlow Cautiously Optimistic US-China Trade Deal Will Be Struck

Larry Kudlow Cautiously Optimistic US-China Trade Deal Will Be Struck

Larry Kudlow, the Top White House economic adviser said Tuesday the United States and China were making progress in trade negotiations and he is “cautiously optimistic” about the prospects for striking a deal. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning 30 April, the White House […]

US-China Trade Trade Talks Coming to a Fruitful Close

US-China Trade Trade Talks Coming to a Fruitful Close

Saturday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a US-China trade agreement would go “way beyond” prior efforts to open China’s markets to US companies and hoped that the 2 sides are “close to the final round” of negotiations. Secretary Mnuchin, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring […]

US and China Agree to Trade-Enforcement Offices

US and China Agree to Trade-Enforcement Offices

FLASH: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that US-China trade talks continue to make progress and the 2 sides have settled on a mechanism to police any agreement, including new enforcement offices. Secretary Mnuchin, speaking on television, said that a call with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He Tuesday night was productive and discussions would be […]

China Trade Talks, Earnings Optimism Driving US Stocks

China Trade Talks, Earnings Optimism Driving US Stocks

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: A US trade delegation, which included USTR Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, arrived in Beijing for a two-day meeting on Thursday. Reuters reported Wednesday evening that Chinese negotiators made “unprecedented” proposals on a range of issues including forced technology transfers. Despite the progress, the market continues to wait […]

US-China Trade Talks Progressing Quickly

US-China Trade Talks Progressing Quickly

FLASH: Talks of Summit flourish in Washington and Beijing President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that discussions with China to end a months-long trade dispute are progressing quickly. Washington and Beijing have been locked in a tariff battle as US officials press China for an end to practices and policies it […]

“Great Progress in China Trade Talks” Happening

“Great Progress in China Trade Talks” Happening

FLASH: President Trump Tweeted Sunday: The media is “hostile and corrupt” because it is failing to recognize the accomplishments of his Administration. President Trump’s Top economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday trade negotiations between the United States and China are making “great progress.” In a TV interview Sunday, Mr Kudlow, the director of the National […]

President Trump, “All or nothing at all!”

President Trump, “All or nothing at all!”

FLASH: Trade talks with China could collapse if a deal cannot be reached on enforcement of these “structural” issues. President Trump said on Wednesday that trade talks with China were moving along well and predicted either a “good deal” or no deal between the world’s 2 largest economies. Washington and Beijing have been in intense […]

President Trump to Meet With China’s Chief Trade Negotiator

President Trump to Meet With China’s Chief Trade Negotiator

$SOY, $CORN, $WEAT, $CNY President Trump plans to meet with China’s Top trade negotiator Friday afternoon as the US forges a preliminary deal before tariffs on some Chinese imports more than 2X next month. The meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu would cap the latest round of talks in Washington, with Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer […]

Gold Marks 10-month Highs On US-China Trade Talks Optimism

Gold Marks 10-month Highs On US-China Trade Talks Optimism

$GLD, $USD Gold prices rose to 10-month highs Tuesday, as USD weakened, on optimism for a breakthrough in US-China trade talks, bullion also saw support as a safe-haven asset due to concerns over global growth. Spot gold +0.9 at $1,338.21 oz US gold futures +1.44% at $1,341.20 oz A gauge of global stock markets rose […]

Trade Talks With China Will Be ‘Determinative’

Trade Talks With China Will Be ‘Determinative’

Thursday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that the upcoming trade talks between the United States and China will be Key in determining whether the globe’s 2 largest economies can reach a deal on trade. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will meet with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington on 30-31 January. “I think […]

China Trade Talks “going very well”, Extend to 3rd Day

China Trade Talks “going very well”, Extend to 3rd Day

President Trump expressed optimism that US-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing well. Chinese authorities to give a statement following the latest round of negotiations. “Talks with China are going very well!” President Trump tweeted on Tuesday as the 2nd day of mid-level meetings wrapped up. While the hosts indicated the talks would run Monday and Tuesday, […]

US-China Trade Talks Progressing, President Trump Optimistic

US-China Trade Talks Progressing, President Trump Optimistic

President Trump is expressing optimism about trade negotiations with China as US officials are expected in Beijing for talks aimed at easing a trade dispute. President Trump spoke recently to Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday, saying: “I really believe they want to make a deal. The tariffs have absolutely hurt China very badly.” After several […]

$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. […]

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. […]

US China Trade Talks Back On

US China Trade Talks Back On

US China Trade Talks Back On President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said Tuesday that the United States was talking again with China on trade, calling it a “very positive” development. “Right now we’re having communications at all levels of the US and Chinese governments,” National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said in a TV […]

Next China Tariff Impositions ‘Not set in stone’

Next China Tariff Impositions ‘Not set in stone’

Next China Tariff Impositions ‘Not set in stone’ Stock Market Response is Positive Wednesday afternoon the White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow downplayed main stream media reports President Donald Trump may implement more tariffs on China as the 2 nations’ trade depute escalates in the financial press. “Nothing is set in stone right now,” the veteran […]

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks President Trump’s patience is not unlimited, and this is not a 5 year process. Wednesday, the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the European Union is moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump’s patience with the Europeans may soon […]

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens The “whole world” is listening to President Donald Trump’s tough talk on Iran, and there are many Middle Eastern countries who fully support his decision on sanctions, Rep. Lee Zeldin, (R-NY) said Wednesday. “They don’t want to see Iran have a nuclear weapon,” Mr. Zeldin said […]

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods $AAPL, $FIT Monday after the stock market closed, USPresident Trump President Donald Trump said he will impose 10% tariffs on about $200-B worth of Chinese imports, but he spared smart watches from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) and other consumer products such as bicycle helmets and baby car […]

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing $SPY, $USD, $OIL, $USO, $USD, $CU Hong Kong, China equities slide Monday on trade concerns  WS-J reporting Monday that China could skip trade talks with US Stocks in Asia opened the week under pressure after the latest US move to place a 3rd tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods, as […]

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks $AAPL, $WMT, $TGT President Trump threatened a 3rd tranche of tariffs on another $267-B of Chinese imports this past week, which would mean levying duties on nearly everything China exports to the US. President Trump said at the time those tariffs were “ready to go […]

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold pared gains as China became a focus point again The possible progress in the trade dispute pressured the USD. Gold prices dipped Thursday as investors purchased riskier assets instead of seeking a safe-haven in gold, on news a new round of US-China […]

Forex: Optimism Ahead of US-China Trade Talks Cap USD, Support RMB Yuan

Forex: Optimism Ahead of US-China Trade Talks Cap USD, Support RMB Yuan

Forex: Optimism Ahead of US-China Trade Talks Cap USD, Support RMB Yuan $USD/CNY In New York Wednesday US Dollar (.DXY) Index finished down 0.5% at 94.75, approaching its August low (94.43). The Buck saw some slight strength in overnight trade, but a slide to lows took place after the release of a cooler than expected […]

Forex: USD Fell on Canada’s Alignment with President Trump on Trade

Forex: USD Fell on Canada’s Alignment with President Trump on Trade

Forex: USD Fell on Canada’s Alignment with President Trump on Trade $USD/CAD The US fell Wednesday in Asia as sources said Canada was ready to make a concession to the United States to resolve their talks over reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). US Dollar (.DXY) Index finished littl changed at 95.19, looking to […]

US Wants to Reach Canada Trade Deal ‘Quickly’

US Wants to Reach Canada Trade Deal ‘Quickly’

US Wants to Reach Canada Trade Deal ‘Quickly’ The United States want strike a quick trade with Canada after reaching an agreement with Mexico this week on continent-wide trade, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland traveled to Washington to begin talks later Tuesday, 1 day after US President Donald […]

US and Mexico’s Trade Negotiators Just “hours” Away From a Deal

US and Mexico’s Trade Negotiators Just “hours” Away From a Deal

US and Mexico’s Trade Negotiators Just “hours” Away From a Deal US and Mexican trade negotiators are “hours” away from squaring away bi-lateral differences on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) a Top Mexican official said Sunday. Canada on hold for a bit. Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters that work with Canada, […]

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a nat gas pipeline project during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clear-cut progress. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but […]

US-Taliban Talks Send ‘Very Positive Signals’

US-Taliban Talks Send ‘Very Positive Signals’

US-Taliban Talks Send ‘Very Positive Signals’ A meeting between a senior US diplomat and Taliban representatives in Doha last week to discuss a possible ceasefire ended with “very positive signals” and a decision to hold more meetings. The meeting between a delegation led by Alice Wells, deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of […]

Heavy US Tariffs On Chinese Goods Has Beijing and US in Private Conversations

Heavy US Tariffs On Chinese Goods Has Beijing and US in Private Conversations

Heavy US Tariffs On Chinese Goods Has Beijing and US in Private Conversations The Trump Administration will propose raising to 25% its planned 10% tariffs on $200-B in Chinese imports, ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to return to the negotiating table. The US imposed 25% tariffs on $34-B of Chinese products in early July, and […]

Majority Ownership Key to US in Trade Talks With China

Majority Ownership Key to US in Trade Talks With China

Majority Ownership Key to US in Trade Talks With China The United States hopes to convince China into letting American investors hold a majority stake in Chinese ventures, Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, said Thursday. The demand will be part of formal trade talks between the US and China to begin Saturday […]

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 […]

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

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

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

F1: Daniel Riccardo say “No truth to Ferrari negotiations now”

F1: Daniel Riccardo say “No truth to Ferrari negotiations now”

F1: Daniel Riccardo say “No truth to Ferrari negotiations now” $RACE Daniel Ricciardo denys reports that he is in negotiations with Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) about a seat in a Scuderia F1 racer in Y 2019. Mr. Ricciardo is the Key player in this year’s driver market, his contract is out at the end of Y 2018. […]

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 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 […]

US Government in Direct talks with NKorea

US Government in Direct talks with NKorea

US Government in Direct talks with NKorea The US government is communicating directly with NKorea to see whether it’s willing to negotiate over its nuclear program, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, the most explicit public acknowledgment yet of direct contact between the countries over the issue. “We can talk to them, we do talk […]

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) Spikes 9.83% on Icahn Settlement

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) Spikes 9.83% on Icahn Settlement

Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) Spikes 9.83% on Icahn Settlement $HLF Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE::HLF) said it concluded talks that would have taken the company private and simultaneously reached an agreement with billionaire investor Carl Icahn. Mr. Icahn built up his stake to become the nutritional-supplement company’s biggest shareholder in recent years, agreed to boost holdings past 50% only […]

President Trump Is Driving Israel and the Palestinians into Peace Talks

President Trump Is Driving Israel and the Palestinians into Peace Talks

President Trump Is Driving Israel and the Palestinians into Peace Talks President Donald Trump has clearly seized on good relations with Riyadh, Cairo and Abu Dhabi as a lever for pushing Israel and the Palestinians into peace talks. US President Donald Trump’s goal of generating a rapid improvement of Israel’s ties with the Arab world, […]

China Signals Need to Align Peacefully With President Trump

China Signals Need to Align Peacefully With President Trump

China Signals Need to Align Peacefully With President Trump Holding early dialogue is essential to avoid tensions, conflict in US-Sino ties Despite early speculation that the US- China relationship could fall into uncertainties and instability under the Trump Administration, experts say the 2 global powers will avoid the case by holding an early dialogue to […]

UK Government was Totally Unprepared for the Brexit Vote

UK Government was Totally Unprepared for the Brexit Vote

UK Government was Totally Unprepared for the Brexit Vote The President of the European Parliament says Britain’s government was unprepared for the country’s vote to leave the European Union, and does not know when it wants to start divorce talks. Martin Schulz says the Conservative government was “in no way prepared for the ‘leave’ majority” […]

Cuba, US Talking About Future of Bi-lateral Relationship

Cuba, US Talking About Future of Bi-lateral Relationship

Cuba, US Talking About Future of Bi-lateral Relationship Cuba and the United States held talks in Washington their 1st meeting on long-term bi-lateral economic ties despite the US-led financial and commercial embargo, said the island country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Both delegations discussed commerce and future investments as well as other issues on economic and […]

US, EU Free Trade (TTIP) Talks Have Failed

US, EU Free Trade (TTIP) Talks Have Failed

US, EU Free Trade  (TTIP) Talks Have Failed Germany’s Economic Minister says free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed. Negotiations on the so-called Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, have made little progress in recent years. Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany’s Vice Chancellor, said Sunday that “in […]