Jan 142019
 
 January 14, 2019  Posted by at 7:41 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Europe is Burning

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Johannes Vermeer The soldier and the laughing girl 1657   There will be elections for the European Parliament on May 23-26 2019. They will likely change the face of Europe more than anything has done since the EU was founded. That is not some wild prediction. Many European countries have held elections since the last European elections in 2014, and just about all had outcomes that shook up domestic political ratios. In most cases, countries went from traditional parties

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Jan 142019
 
 January 14, 2019  Posted by at 10:40 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle January 14 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Ivan Aivazovsky Moonlight Reflecting On Water c1850   • EU Preparing To Delay Brexit Until At Least July (G.) • Theresa May Says No Brexit More Likely Than No Deal (Ind.) • May: Failing To Deliver Brexit “Catastrophic” For British Democracy (AFP) • China Says Its 2018 Trade Surplus With US Was $323 Billion, Highest Ever (CNBC) • China Investment Into North America And Europe Falls 73% In 2018 (R.) • French Police Deploy Semi-Automatic Weapons, Live Ammunition vs

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Jan 132019
 
 January 13, 2019  Posted by at 10:43 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle January 13 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Vincent van Gogh Field with Flowers near Arles 1888   • Venture Capital Spending Hit All-Time High In 2018 In Tech Bubble 2.0 (Colombo) • Trump Vents Fury Over Russia Stories (G.) • House Democrats Eye Reported FBI Probe Of Trump (R.) • Schumer To Force Vote On US Decision To Lift Sanctions On Russia Firms (R.) • The Manafort Revelation Is Not a Smoking Gun (Maté) • What Trump’s Syrian Withdrawal Really Reveals (Stephen Cohen) • Republican Baby

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Jan 122019
 
 January 12, 2019  Posted by at 10:52 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle January 12 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Pablo Picasso Landscape 1920   • FBI Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working For Russia (NYT) • Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons (Greenwald) • Exasperated Democrats Try To Rein In Ocasio-Cortez (Pol.) • Fed Paid Banks $38.5 Billion in Interest on “Reserves” in 2018 (WS) • Fed Balance Sheet and Currency In Circulation (WS) • Retailers Are Slashing iPhone Prices Across China (CNBC) • Apple Plans To Launch Three New iPhones This Year (CNBC) • Unclear How

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Jan 112019
 
 January 11, 2019  Posted by at 10:16 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle January 11 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Hieronymous Bosch The Haywain Triptych c.1516 (click to enlarge)   • The Stock Market Just Got Off To Its Best Start In 13 Years (MW) • 78% of US Workers Live Paycheck To Paycheck (CNBC) • Fed’s Powell Says He Is ‘Very Worried’ About Growing Amount Of US Debt (CNBC) • Trump Digs In As Shutdown Continues (BBC) • Michael Cohen To Testify Publicly Before Congress In February (G.) • China Set To Lower GDP Growth Target In 2019

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Jan 102019
 
Debt Rattle January 10 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail René Magritte The menaced assassin 1927   • ‘Total Waste Of Time’: Trump Walks Out Of Shutdown Talks With Democrats (RT) • Fed May Be Open To Changes To Balance Sheet Plan (R.) • China Still Borrows Billions In Low-Cost Loans From World Bank (CNBC) • Germany Probably Just Went Into A Recession (BI) • Yellow Vests Hope To Trigger Bank Run With Financial Protest (RT) • Salvini Suggests ‘European Spring’ To Bring End To ‘German-French Axis’ (RT) •

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Jan 092019
 
 January 9, 2019  Posted by at 7:27 pm Finance, Primers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
China Won't Be Taking Over

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Pablo Picasso Massacre in Korea 1951   In the New Year, after a close to the old one that was sort of terrible for our zombie markets, do prepare for a whole lot of stories about China (on top of Brexit and Yellow Vests and many more windmills fighting the Donald). And don’t count on too many positive ones that don’t originate in the country itself. Beijing will especially be full of feel-good tales about a month from now,

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Jan 092019
 
 January 9, 2019  Posted by at 11:15 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle January 9 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail René Magritte Where Euclid walked 1955   • Trump Calls Illegal Immigration A ‘Crisis,’ Doesn’t Declare Emergency (AP) • House Democrats To Test Republicans On Trump’s Wall Demand (R.) • Cross-Party Alliance Of MPs Tells May: We Will Stop No-Deal Brexit (G.) • May May Have To Draw Up New Brexit Plan Three Days After Commons Defeat (G.) • Brexit Moment in 80 Days, No One Knows What’ll Happen (DQ) • China’s Stability Is at Risk (Christopher Whalen) •

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Jan 082019
 
 January 8, 2019  Posted by at 10:39 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle January 8 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Pablo Picasso Bather on the beach 1920   • German Industrial Production Unexpectedly Slumps (WSJ) • China’s Current GDP Growth Likely Less Than 6% (CNBC) • Samsung Warns Of 29% Profit Drop (BBC) • UK Not Looking To Extend Article 50, Brexit Minister Says (R.) • UK MPs Raise Safety Fears With Police (G.) • Yanis Varoufakis Says France’s Macron Is a ‘Spent Force’ (BBG) • A Farewell to “Bargain Shopping” (Kunstler) • Rival Fiefdoms Emerge In Scramble Over

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Jan 072019
 
 January 7, 2019  Posted by at 10:54 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle January 7 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Berthe Morisot Julie and her boat 1884   • China Has a Dangerous Dollar Debt Addiction (Balding) • China Drops Hints Of Trade Pain Ahead (BV) • US and China To Resume Trade Talks With Both Eager For Compromise (G.) • May To Hold Parliamentary Brexit Vote On January 15 (R.) • Theresa May Pleads For EU To Give Ground And Rescue Brexit Deal (G.) • Germany and Ireland Step Up Efforts To Find Brexit Border ‘Fix’ (G.) •

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