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 […]

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 […]

“US ‘Deservedly’ Optimistic of China Trade Deal”

“US ‘Deservedly’ Optimistic of China Trade Deal”

Wednesday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says there’s “hope” that President Trump and Chinese President Xi will meet soon to finalize an agreement officials are optimistic a trade deal will be forged soon. “I don’t want to go into a timeline. There is hope that perhaps by the end of this month or early […]

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

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

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

Wall Street Finished Mixed in Cautious Session

Wall Street Finished Mixed in Cautious Session

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: US-China trade talks resume in Beijing President Trump and China President Xi appear closer to a trade deal, according to Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway. “The President wants a deal, and he wants it to be fair to American workers and American interests,” Ms. Conway said on TV early Monday. […]

S&P 500 Extends Rally on Earnings Optimism and US-China Trade Resolution

S&P 500 Extends Rally on Earnings Optimism and US-China Trade Resolution

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US President Trump to Meet with China’s President Xi to Seal US-China Trade Deal Thursday, President Trump said he will meet with Chinese President Xi soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as the top US trade negotiator reported “substantial progress” in 2 days of high-level talks. President […]

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 […]

President Trump Leads, Xi Makes Good on Promises, America Wins

President Trump Leads, Xi Makes Good on Promises, America Wins

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $SOY, $VXX China resumed buying US Soybean, bringing some relief to farmers in the US heartland as President Xi works toward a trade deal with his American counterpart. The giant Asian commodity importer bought 2-M tonnes of American Soybean (SOY) over the past 24 hrs, with shipments expected to occur sometime […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Trump Expects China to Act Immediately on Trade Issues, the Details

President Trump Expects China to Act Immediately on Trade Issues, the Details

President Trump Expects China to Act Immediately on Trade Issues, the Details The Trump Administration expects immediate action by China on trade issues after a deal reached by the countries’ leaders, including lower tariffs on automobiles and measures against intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers, a White House official said Monday. US President Donald […]

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $SOY FLASH: President Donald Trump says on Twitter that China has agreed ‘to reduce and remove’ 40% tariffs on cars from the United States. Futures on the DJIA are currently up 488 points after Presidents Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day halt […]

President Trump, “My relationship with President Xi is very special”

President Trump, “My relationship with President Xi is very special”

President Trump, “My relationship with President Xi is very special.” The Results so far of that Special Relationship President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to keep their trade dispute from escalating with a promise to halt the imposition of new tariffs for 90 days as the world’s 2 largest economies negotiate a […]

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to a trade truce in their dinner meeting Saturday Deal includes no trade tariffs after 1 January 2019 US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, reached a trade war […]

Wall Street Bets Yes, President Trump’s America First Policy Working

Wall Street Bets Yes, President Trump’s America First Policy Working

Wall Street Bets Yes, President Trump’s America First Policy Working $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Friday, US stocks rose as investors bet on progress in US-China trade meeting Saturday, and the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq posted their biggest weekly percentage gains in almost 7 years. DJIA saw its largest weekly advancer in 2 years, as investors […]

President Trump is Open to China Trade Deal Despite Impending Tariffs

President Trump is Open to China Trade Deal Despite Impending Tariffs

President Trump is Open to China Trade Deal Despite Impending Tariffs President Donald Trump is open to reaching a deal on US-China trade disputes  over dinner on Saturday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Argentina. However, President Trump is ready to hike tariffs on Chinese imports if there is no breakthrough As of Tuesday we […]

Options Traders Setup for More Volatile Market Action 

Options Traders Setup for More Volatile Market Action 

Options Traders Setup for More Volatile Market Action $VXX, $CBOE, $SPY For the 2nd time this year, volatility has come back into the markets, and traders in the stock options market are betting ongoing market gyrations are not about to let up any time soon. People are betting action could come from either direction. This […]

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence $ALMMF, $CHL, $PTR Market sentiment is very weak. President Xi’s government is struggling to dispel such gloom and talk stock prices back up with promises of tax cuts, more bank lending and a media campaign. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 30% from January […]

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most Monday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says American blue-collar workers are the ones most benefiting from President Donald Trump’s robust economic growth. “We’re running solidly. You know who the biggest beneficiaries are? Blue-collar workers. Take a look at the numbers,”  the veteran financial guru and […]

President Trump’s China Trade Tweet Drives the Market North

President Trump’s China Trade Tweet Drives the Market North

President Trump’s China Trade Tweet Drives the Market North $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks rose for a 3rd day running Thursday after President Trump said trade talks with China were “moving along nicely” boosted investors optimism. President Trump Tweeted that he had a “long and very good conversation” with China’s President Xi, adding […]

President’s Trump, Xi Talk, Align, Trade Outlook Positive

President’s Trump, Xi Talk, Align, Trade Outlook Positive

President’s Trump, Xi Talk, Align, Trade Outlook Positive US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping both expressed optimism Thursday about resolving their trade disputes ahead of a meeting planned at the end of November in Argentina. President Trump said in a Tweet that trade discussions with China were “moving along nicely” and that he planned […]

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 […]

 More Tariffs in Store for China if President Trump’s Meeting with President Xi Fails in November

 More Tariffs in Store for China if President Trump’s Meeting with President Xi Fails in November

More Tariffs in Store for China if President Trump’s Meeting with President Xi Fails in November $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The United States is preparing to announce tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports by early December if talks next month between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping fail to ease the trade dispute. The […]

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet at the Group of 20 nations Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss the trade dispute between the two countries in late November. White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, told […]

China Has Not Responded Positively to US on Trade

China Has Not Responded Positively to US on Trade

China Has Not Responded Positively to US on Trade Beijing’s trade practices make them an unreliable negotiating partner. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow hammered China’s lack of cooperation in the US attempt to forge a trade deal. “They are unfair traders. They are illegal traders. They have stolen our intellectual property,” Mr. Kudlow said […]

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing Fan Bingbing, 36 anni, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the “X-Men” and “Iron Man” film franchises, has more than 62-M followers online in China and fronted campaigns for Montblanc watches and De Beers diamonds, has disappeared. The star dropped out of sight in June when […]

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership A growing trade dispute with the US is reported to be causing rifts within China’s Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US position. President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge […]

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 […]

President Trump Left the G7 in Turmoil

President Trump Left the G7 in Turmoil

President Trump Left the G7 in Turmoil President Trump disavowed the G7’s joint statement with a Tweet He also criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as weak and dishonest. Saturday, US President Donald Trump left the G7 nations in turmoil, just as, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin were coming together on the other side […]

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

President Trump Posts ‘Big Win’, Xi Aligns

President Trump Posts ‘Big Win’, Xi Aligns

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

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

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

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

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally

Xi Speaks, Stock Bulls Listen: Risk is On Globally

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

Full Trade War Begins

Full Trade War Begins

Stocks are down across Europe and in pre-market trading on Wall Street after China announced retaliatory tariffs on American imports. Before the opening bell, the S&P is down 1.7 percent, with the Dow and the Nasdaq over 2 percent lower. A loss of each percent in American indices means losing billions of dollars in value […]

China Strikes Back in Trade War

China Strikes Back in Trade War

Beijing will hit 106 American products, including soybean, automobile, and chemicals, with a 25-percent tariff in response to US levies on Chinese goods, Bloomberg reports, citing a CCTV report of the State Council decision. The move comes after Washington slapped nearly 1,300 Chinese goods with 25-percent tariffs. According to the White House, the measure is […]

China’s President Xi’s New Year Speech Heralds ‘Golden Age’ for China

China’s President Xi’s New Year Speech Heralds ‘Golden Age’ for China

China’s President Xi’s New Year Speech Heralds ‘Golden Age’ for China The New Year’s speech given by Chinese President Xi Jinping  Sunday promises a Golden Age for China and shows a global vision to brush aside challenges hindering prosperity for humanity. Bangladeshi Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said that President Xi once again made a historic speech, saying […]

China Sending Special Envoy to NKorea

China Sending Special Envoy to NKorea

China Sending Special Envoy to NKorea China sending special envoy to NKorea, state media said Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump concluded an Asian tour to rally support against Pyongyang’s nuclear threats. President Xi Jinping’s special envoy, Song Tao, is going to NKorea Friday to discuss the Chinese Communist Party’s congress, which took place last […]

The Donald Trump-Xi Jinping Engagement Will Benefit All Parties

The Donald Trump-Xi Jinping Engagement Will Benefit All Parties

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

Chinese, US Companies Sign $250-B+ in Business Deals

Chinese, US Companies Sign $250-B+ in Business Deals

Chinese, US Companies Sign $250-B+ in Business Deals $BA, $F, $LNG, $SOYB Chinese and US companies signed deals worth more than $250-B during President Donald Trump’s state visit to China. Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed the figure after he and President Trump witnessed the signing of the agreements. China and the United States have […]

Trump’s Granddaughter Arabella Enchants China With Mandarin Song

Trump’s Granddaughter Arabella Enchants China With Mandarin Song

Trump’s Granddaughter Arabella Enchants China With Mandarin Song This is Terrific, Good on Ivanka, Jared and Arabella! President Donald Trump’s granddaughter Arabella Kushner sings in Mandarin. (CGTN/YouTube) President Trump showed Chinese President Xi Jinping a video of his granddaughter in a Chinese-style dress singing a song in Mandarin and reciting a poem, which she dedicated […]

US-China Tie-up at “New Historic Starting Point”

US-China Tie-up at “New Historic Starting Point”

US-China Tie-up at “New Historic Starting Point” Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday the Sino-US relations are “at a new historic starting point.” “China is willing to work together with the United States to respect each other, stick to mutual benefit and reciprocity, focus on cooperation, and manage and control differences,” President Xi said during […]

President Donald Trump Starts Official State Visit to China

President Donald Trump Starts Official State Visit to China

President Donald Trump Starts Official State Visit to China US President Donald Trump arrived in Beijing Wednesday afternoon, starting his state visit to China. The 3-day trip is Trump’s 1st visit to the country since he assumed the Presidency on 20 January. He is the 1st head of state to visit China since the landmark […]

China’s President Xi Unveils Vision for ‘New Era’ of Strong Growth

China’s President Xi Unveils Vision for ‘New Era’ of Strong Growth

China’s President Xi Unveils Vision for ‘New Era’ of Strong Growth Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping, 64 anni, laid out his vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. Opening the Communist Party congress, Xi pledged […]

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

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

China’s FDI Dives After PBOC Curbs

China’s FDI Dives After PBOC Curbs

China’s FDI Dives After PBOC Curbs China’s investment in other countries has taken a deep dive since Beijing tightened controls to cool surging spending on assets deemed unneeded for Chinese economic development. Outward investment, aka FDI (foriegn direct investment), in the 1st 8ht months of this year fell 41.8% rom a year earlier to $68.7-B, […]

China Is Steadfast in the Denuclearizing of NKorea

China Is Steadfast in the Denuclearizing of NKorea

China Is Steadfast in the Denuclearizing of NKorea Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump, in a telephone conversation late Wednesday that Beijing remains persistent on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. During the phone conversation,President  Xi and President Trump exchanged their views on the current situation on the KPeninsula. Xi said China has been […]

Xi Sailing BRICS’ Ship on Epic Voyage

Xi Sailing BRICS’ Ship on Epic Voyage

Xi Sailing BRICS’ Ship on Epic Voyage $GS, $CNY, $LNGVY, $BABA In stormy waters it is common for fishermen in Southeast China to set out to sea in groups. Each boat has its own Captain, but they will discuss fishing strategies when they return from a voyage. Over cans of beer, they argue but soon […]

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over?

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over?

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over? $VIA, $AMC, $BABA Billions of USDs have been thrown into question as Chinese regulators crack down on overseas investments, Paramount’s, a unit of Viacon (NYSE:VIA), backer skips a payment, and both President Trump and some Democrats have taken a protectionist stance. For almost 5 years, Hollywood has been bolstered […]

Xi Jinping Arrives in Hong Kong

Xi Jinping Arrives in Hong Kong

Xi Jinping Arrives in Hong Kong Chinese President, Xi Jinping, arrived in Hong Kong this morning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese rule, while several prominent pro-democracy activists remained in custody after being arrested the previous day. Xi arrived in the former British territory just before noon local time, according […]

Russian, Chinese Leaders Meet, Boast Their Close Ties

Russian, Chinese Leaders Meet, Boast Their Close Ties

Russian, Chinese Leaders Meet, Boast Their Close Ties Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed close ties between the 2 nations during their meeting Thursday on the sidelines of a Summit of an alliance dominated by Moscow and Beijing. The leaders are attending a 2-day Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or […]

Peaceful Resolution of North Korea Tension Seen

Peaceful Resolution of North Korea Tension Seen

Peaceful Resolution of North Korea Tension Seen Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution of rising tension on the Korean Peninsula in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump Wednesday. President Trump’s call with President Xi, just days after they met in the United States, came as a state-run Chinese newspaper warned […]

President Trump, “Want to make a great trade deal?, Solve the North Korea Problem.”

President Trump, “Want to make a great trade deal?, Solve the North Korea Problem.”

President Trump, “Want to make a great trade deal?, Solve the North Korea Problem.” US President Donald Trump said in an interview Wednesday that he told Chinese President Xi Jinping the US would be willing to be more lenient in a trade deal if his country helped out with its ally North Korea. “I told […]