Friday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street flat as earnings offset inflation jitters [Bloomberg] FANG Stocks Save the Week [Bloomberg] Europe and the U.S. Teeter on the Brink of a Trade War [Bloomberg] World’s Central Banks Just Can’t Quit on Currency Intervention [Reuters] Despite warmth, Merkel and Trump still differ on trade and NATO [Reuters] Trump says ‘Iran will not be doing nuclear weapons’ Source:

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Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals blasts off

The share price of Bushveld Minerals – the London-listed junior miner which operates the Vametco vanadium mine in South Africa – has more than doubled since mid -March and Bushveld’s March quarter report shows why. Bushveld shares have soared from 8.55p on March 12 to 20.3p currently pushing the group’s market capitalisation to £216m equivalent to some R3.7bn at current exchange rates. That means if […]

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Thursday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Wall Street gains on strong earnings, tech resurgence [CNBC] Amazon jumps after smashing earnings [Reuters] White House adviser Kudlow says China trade talks ‘long process’ [CNBC] With debt at $21 trillion and growing, ratings agencies still give US highest marks [Reuters] Understanding Kim: Inside the U.S. effort to profile the secretive North Korean leader Source:

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Russia To Send Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Syria, Warns Israel Of "Catastrophic Consequences"

Israel continues ratcheting up its rhetoric this week in response to Russia’s Defense Ministry signaling it will likely move forward in arming Syria with the advanced S-300 missile defense system, bringing both Israeli and Lebanese airspace to within targeting range of Syrian missiles.  On Tuesday Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in unambiguous terms that his country would attack such missile sites should Russia move forward […]

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Tech Stocks Tumble As Huawei DOJ Probe Prompts Fears Of Trade War Escalation

In what appears to be the latest salvo in the US’s escalating trade spat with China, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the Department of Justice is investigating Huawei Technologies, the Chinese smartphone giant, for possible sanctions violations related to Iran. Last week, the White House banned US companies from selling telecoms components to China’s ZTE Corp. after accusing the company of lying while […]

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"He Wasn't A Social Person": A Profile Of The Toronto Van Killer Emerges

Just hours before Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian was set to arrive in court at 100 Finch Ave. W at 10 am in Toronto, Reuters published a profile of the perpetrator of the worst mass killing in Canada in nearly 30 years. The Richmond Hill man, who was described by acquaintances as withdrawn and was said to have attended a high school program for […]

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Saturday’s News Links

[Reuters] IMF must better police external imbalances: Treasury’s Mnuchin [Reuters] China’s Xi says internet control key to stability [Reuters] China navy drills in Pacific as tension with Taiwan rises Source:

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Silver Price Up 3.2% on Week as Trump Turns on Opec, Inflation 'All Over' Philly Fed Data

GOLD slipped Friday in London but silver prices spiked to 11-week highs as US President Donald Trump berated the Opec oil cartel for “artificially” pushing energy prices up to 4-year highs by discussing new output cuts.   Asian stock markets fell but Europe held flat on the day, keeping the Stoxx Europe 600 Index unchanged from last Friday’s finish.   Silver prices hit $17.35 per […]

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Thursday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Set to Slip; Bond Sell-Off Deepens: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Tobacco and tech drag on Wall Street; yields boost banks [Bloomberg] U.S. Weighs Emergency Powers to Curb Tech Investments by China [Bloomberg] Bond Traders Refocus on 3% U.S. Yield as Inflation Bets Mount [CNBC] Home prices just took the biggest jump in four years [CNBC] What’s behind the big commodities rally, and why it could be just getting started […]

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Citi: "This Is Not A Healthy Chart"

We issued the first warning notice last December, in a post whose title said it all: “Global Deflation Alert: Chinese Credit Creation Tumbles To 27 Month Low.” It showed the chart which we – and UBS – have argued is the only one that truly matters for global inflation (or deflation): China’s credit impulse. We followed it up two months later in February with “The […]

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Warsh, Druckenmiller Buy "Basis" – The Central-Bank-Inspired "Stable" Cryptocurrency

Three Princeton grads just raised $133 million from some of Wall Street and Silicon Valley’s biggest investors for a cryptocurrency that is ‘boring by design’… On Wednesday, the New Jersey-based cryptocurrency startup ‘Basis’ announced it had raised $133 million in a round backed by venture capital firms including GV (formerly Google Ventures), Bain Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, and Sky Capital. Stanley Druckenmiller, the […]

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"I Want To Set The Record Straight": Hannity Expains His Relationship With Michael Cohen

With most of the media in a feeding frenzy after judge Kimba Wood – the same judge who 5 years ago married the 83-year-old George Soros to 42-year-old Tamiko Bolton… Georges Soros married Tamiko Bolton; Judge Kimba Wood officiated the non-denominational ceremony … unveiled that Michael Cohen’s “third client” is Sean Hannity, questions swirled over potential conflicts of interest, and whether Hannity had an obligation […]

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A Map Of The Syrian War: Who Is Who (And Where)

On Thursday, just 24 hours before Trump ordered airstrikes on Syria for the second time in just over a year, we said that “with war likely set to break out in Syria at any moment, a question many Americans are asking is… where is Syria? We then added that “geographical challenges aside, it is safe to say that the situation in Syria is extremely fluid, […]

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Watch: Former Head Of British Armed Forces In Iraq Tells Truth About Syria, Is Cut Off By Sky News

While every politician in the world and their mainstream media lackeys are chomping at the bit to “unleash hell” on Assad and Syria, there are some that are willing to question the “Assad chemically attacked his own people and needs to be punished” narrative. Liberty Blitzkrieg’s Mike Krieger  scoffed at the idea of Assad gassing his own people… “When your enemy is nearly defeated, and […]

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