Tuesday’s News Links

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[BloombergQ] Asian Stocks Resume Declines; Dollar Holds Gain: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia pledges to play ‘responsible role’ in market [Reuters] This week’s earnings shine spotlight on China growth risk [AP] China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics Source: creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com

It Is Like A Western Movie: A Showdown Is In The Making

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It Is Like A Western Movie: A Showdown Is In The Making Paul Craig Roberts It has taken the US military/security complex 31 years to get rid of President Reagan’s last nuclear disarmament achievement—the INF Treaty that President Reagan and Soviet President Gorbachev achieved in 1987. The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was ratified by… Read More

Monday Afternoon Links

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[Reuters] Energy and financials weigh on S&P and Dow [BloombergQ] Oil Closes Below $70 for Fourth Session as Stockpiles Accumulate [Reuters] Trump eyeing a 10 percent middle-income tax cut plan [Reuters] Chinese official tells American investors at a meeting: We don’t fear a trade war with the US [BloombergQ] China’s Central Bank to Offer More Funds to Private Companies [BloombergQ]… Read More

It’s the Banks Again

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US bank stock index down 17% from January. EU bank stocks crushed, crushed, crushed since Financial Crisis. Monday early afternoon, the US KBW Bank index, which tracks large US banks and serves as a benchmark for the banking sector, is down 2.5% at the moment. It has dropped 17% from its post-Financial Crisis high on… Read More

Monday’s News Links

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[Reuters] Asia shares pare losses as China rallies on stimulus hope [BloombergQ] Chinese Stocks Rally Most Since 2016 as State Steps Up Support [BloombergQ] Kudlow Blames China for Not Engaging Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting [BloombergQ] Inflation Creep Is Real, Morgan Stanley Says [BloombergQ] China Breaks Six-Month Streak of Accelerating Home-Price Gains [Reuters] China slams Pompeo’s ‘malicious’ Latam comments amid influence battle… Read More

Sunday Evening Links

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[Reuters] Mnuchin dismisses risk of contagion from China’s economic slowdown [Reuters] Italy expects EU budget rejection on Tuesday: source [BloombergQ] Mnuchin Open to Change in Currency Test as U.S. Spars With China [FT] Rome’s defiant tone over budget leaves investors tense Source: creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com

Sunday’s News Links

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Mideast Stock-Saudi stocks close up slightly after account of Khashoggi death [BloombergQ] Italy’s Banks at Risk From Widening Spread, League Official Says [Reuters] China says must balance stable growth and risk prevention [Reuters] Trump says U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, Russia warns of retaliation [Reuters] UBS warns staff over China travel after banker held in Beijing: source [FT] Italy vows… Read More

Anti-semitic is so over-used it is totally meaningless

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Anti-semitic is so over-used it is totally meaningless https://russia-insider.com/en/crash-course-true-causes-anti-semitism-part-2/ri25063 The post Anti-semitic is so over-used it is totally meaningless appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org. Source: paulcraigroberts.org

Saturday’s News Links

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[BloombergQ] Major WTO Showdown Looks Harder to Avoid as U.S., China, EU Spar [Reuters] Italian deputy PM says government will not lower 2019 deficit goal [Reuters] China’s September new home price gains led by smaller cities [Reuters] Exclusive: U.S. weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait [BloombergQ] Run For The Exits. China’s Talking Up Stocks Again [WSJ] Italian Credit Downgrade Likely… Read More

The Transgender Fraud Lets Men Win Women’s Sport Events

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The Transgender Fraud Lets Men Win Women’s Sport Events https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/10/no_author/woman-cyclist-cries-foul-after-biological-male-wins-womens-world-championship/ The post The Transgender Fraud Lets Men Win Women’s Sport Events appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org. Source: paulcraigroberts.org

The West’s Double Standards: Skripal and Khashoggi

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The West’s Double Standards: Skripal and Khashoggi Skripal and Khashoggi: West Manufactures Absurd Fantasy to Pin on Russia, Lets Saudi Get Away With Chopping up WaPo Journalist Alive Finian Cunningham https://russia-insider.com/en/skripal-and-khashoggi-west-manufactures-absurd-fantasy-pin-russia-lets-saudi-get-away-chopping-wapo The post The West’s Double Standards: Skripal and Khashoggi appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org. Source: paulcraigroberts.org

Weekly Commentary: Moscovici and the National Team

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From the perspective of monitoring an unfolding global crisis, things turned only more concerning this week. The Shanghai Composite declined to 2,450 in early Friday trading, the low since November 2014 – and down almost 26% y-t-d. Across the globe in Europe, Italian 10-year yields jumped to 3.80% in early-Friday trading, the high going back… Read More

How the FBI Silences Whistleblowers

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How the FBI Silences Whistleblowers By John Kiriakou As difficult as it is for gullible, patriotic Americans to believe, “their” government is devoid of integrity and routinely violates US law. Not even the US Senator, who is Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, can get the US Department of Justice to obey the laws that… Read More

The CIA in league with the Democratic Party Is Moving to Take Control of the House of Representatives

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The CIA in league with the Democratic Party Is Moving to Take Control of the House of Representatives “An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence… Read More

Middle East Braces For Apocalyptic Conflict Between Israel And Hamas As Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman Declares “War Is Inevitable”

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It appears that a major war between Israel and Hamas is imminent.  For the past six months, Hamas has been staging violent protests along the Israeli border in an attempt to end the Israeli-Egyptian blockade.  Those protests have escalated in recent weeks as Egyptian efforts to broker a long-term ceasefire have faltered.  During these violent… Read More