Stocks Surge On China-US Trade Imbalance Headlines

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Algos exploded in ebullience once again after Bloomberg headlines proclaimed that China has offered to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the U.S., in a move that would reconfigure the relationship between the world’s two largest economies, according to officials familiar with the negotiations. Bloomberg reports that by increasing annual… Read More

Imagine If Media Had As Much Sympathy For Small Business Owners As It Does For Federal Employees

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Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, During this partial government shutdown, it’s become nearly impossible to avoid news articles, and segments on television and radio outlining the many ways that federal employees are apparently suffering financially as a result of the partial government shutdown. The stories are very diverse in topic. Some take… Read More

UMich Confidence Collapses As "Hope" Crashes Most Since 2012

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Echoing Bloomberg’s sentiment indicator, University of Michigan’s survey shows Americans’ confidence collapsed heading into January with ‘expectations’ plunging to Oct 2016 lows. The University of Michigan’s preliminary January sentiment index fell to 90.7 from the prior month, missing all estimates in a Bloomberg survey of economists. The measures of current conditionsand expectations both declined to the lowest since President Donald… Read More

Carube Copper finds high grades in Jamaica

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Following a mapping and prospecting campaign in conjunction with a grid-based soil sampling program and follow-up rock channel sampling, Carube Copper (TSXV: CUC) reported the discovery of high-grade copper-silver mineralization at its Main Ridge Project in Jamaica. Known for its initials MR, the project covers 30 square kilometres of the island country’s south-central region, an… Read More

US, North Korea Hold Secret Talks In Stockholm

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A secret meeting of envoys from the United States and North Korea took place on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, according to the Associated Press, citing an official.  Swedish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Diana Kudhaib said the talks included North Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, however further details were not made available.  According to Sweden’s… Read More

Blain: "Maintain A Health Skepticism Of Everything"

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Via Shard Capital’s Bill Blain, Wow… we passed the middle of the first month of the New Year, and the world hasn’t blown up. Phew… that’s a relief… For a moment I thought 2019 might get messy…. Messy is as Messy is: If you can call the current Brexit mess calm and considered political debate… Read More

POPCRU wants DCS to cut ties with Bosasa after Agrizzi testimony

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POPCRU calls for the DCS to cut ties with Bosasa The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted with concern the revelations made at the State Capture Inquiry by former Bosasa boss, Mr Angelo Agrizzi regarding the manner in which they continuously bribed governmental department heads in securing tenders. For us, this comes… Read More

Aveng disposes of water subsidiary as clean up gathers momentum

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Aveng media statement Aveng Limited (Aveng or the Group) has today announced the sale of 100% of Aveng Water Proprietary Limited and the Aveng Namibia Water business to Cambrose 735 Proprietary Limited, a special purpose vehicle incorporated as a private company (Infinity Partners), for a cash consideration of R95m. This sale forms part of Aveng’s… Read More

Wall St. Doesn’t Care About 800,000 Workers

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This post Wall St. Doesn’t Care About 800,000 Workers appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Today marks the 27th day of the government shutdown. In total, 800,000 Federal employees missed their first paychecks last week. And another 1.2 million government contractors are also estimated to be missing paychecks as well. That’s 2 million Americans currently out… Read More

Hatred of the White Hetero Male

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Hatred of the White Hetero Male PCR Interviewed by the Herland Report for European TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKpMO5Jdx-s&t=1s&list=PLlrCpcbN8MxjcppbagnHfPKx8RwgEHbX4&index=3 The post Hatred of the White Hetero Male appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org. Source: paulcraigroberts.org

Davos blues: Three world leaders pull plug amid problems at home

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JOHANNESBURG — Theresa May has become the latest leader to skip Davos, joining Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. Interestingly, a crisis of epic proportions in Zimbabwe has done little to dissuade Emmerson Mnangagwa from attending the world’s most elite gathering in the Swiss Alps. – Gareth van Zyl By Simon Kennedy (Bloomberg) – British Prime Minister… Read More

Malaysia To Goldman: Pay Us $7.5 Billion And We Will Drop 1MDB Charges

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The Malaysian government has a message for Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon: Your disingenuous, blame-deflecting apology for Goldman’s role in one of the biggest financial frauds ever perpetrated in Asia isn’t going to cut it. According to Bloomberg, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told reporters on Friday that Malaysian prosecutors might consider dropping the criminal… Read More

Separating Truth From Fiction In China’s Golden Game Of Poker

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Submitted by Ronan Manly, BullionStar.com This month the Chinese central bank reported that in December 2018, its gold reserve holdings increased by 10 tonnes, the first claimed increase in Chinese monetary gold holdings since October 2016. Based on previous patterns reporting patterns, a two year hiatus in reporting gold holdings is not unprecedented for the Chinese… Read More