1. 1978 Deng Xiaoping reforms start. China is agriculture based economy, not much changed since 1952 1979-2000 Rebalancing from agriculture to industry and services. Employment in...
      


  2. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/m/082b9cfa-880b-316f-a607-632e9941423b/u.s.-manufacturers-experience.html   What happened: Production, employment and inventories all declined in September. The index for new orders actually rose a tick to 47.3%, but it’s still at...


  3. Here is to share my recent post for my blog on Venezuela:  https://josechalhoub.blogspot.com/2019/06/has-venezuelas-crisis-reached.html. Hope it serves for discussion here in the forum. 
      


  4. https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/nation/meet-the-neglected--year-old-stepchild-of-the-us/article_e05514c9-c9ac-5cd7-b2fc-f677b2426049.html
      


  5. Sometimes, if you open up a big enough gate and stand in the void, the gate will swing back and slap you on the...
      


  6. This may become a major political issue. Brasil plans on doubling output by 2024  


  7. It was perhaps bound to happen, especially as months of bellicose threats against Iran now give way to mere new sanctions roll out, and...
      


  8. Whats going on with POTUS, it appears he is now has a very dovish attitude, Bolton was paramount in aborting the Taliban meeting, where is...
      


  9. The Remain coalition in the U.K. parliament have become vandals. They would destroy everything about their government, traditions and what they know to be true...
      


  10. As the world's central banks and economic policymakers convened in Washington over the weekend for the annual meetings of the IMF, IIF and World...
      


  11. FULL ARTICLE -  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-reveals-his-top-5-names-replace-john-bolton President Trump Tuesday afternoon revealed to reporters his short list of candidates to replace former national security adviser John Bolton. He presented his "top...
      


  12. Trump and Pelosi play poker in the swamp ...  but who holds what? It’s all about the bluff – or so it appears – as...
      


  13. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QuCrs0388NSmjRo9FhGbkMswa6Hhu_MQKj7e9X0AK88/edit The Amazon Is Brazil’s, Not Yours, Bolsonaro Tells Europeans Should American and European inhabitants return the land to its state before forest use and agriculture...
      


  14. The ruling mullahs are claiming that Iran's recent moves and violations of the nuclear deal are the fault of the US government, because the Trump administration...
      


  15. This is a ‘must read’ for all Oil Price posters (that is, those people who contribute to the Oil Price dialogues and rants, not things that...
      


  16. France's Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, has reopened the heated debate on the headscarf. Since 2004, it is unlawful in France to wear "conspicuously" religious signs...


  17. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-19/report-militarization-north-australia-must-win-war-against-china Also see Australasia https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H6rUh_HB-e1FclQqbfMxTOr9yQlHInniZ3tr10n2PMs/edit Militarization Of North Australia Is A Must To Win A War Against China, Report
      


  18. FULL SPEECH -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mHtjunI7F4   01:00 - 37.25
      


  19. (Reuters)  -  Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, whose sweeping anti-corruption plan has powered her ascendant presidential campaign, stepped up her offensive on Friday, vowing to...
      


  20. https://video.foxnews.com/v/6099854410001/#sp=show-clips Democratic Party tears U.S. apart. Democrats power grab destroying U.S. Institutions and Justice Systems. All but two Democrats in Congress House voted for this scam.  Power...


  21. This is an article, by a journalist.  Note - I added the second half of the title as I find geopolitics funny and interesting and anything but boring,...
      


  22. Just an article. Chill out everyone.    La la la la la .... ''have the courage to be open to change.'' VATICAN CITY (Reuters)  -  Pope...
      


  23. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N-TLMeHsKYBCirxS0vbqMGHpU2SmyLuCc7bqp8eYXVM/edit https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7523839/Hong-Kong-protesters-throw-eggs-Chinas-President-Xi-Jinpings-portrait-National-Day.html China Stories https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wb2YoQGpSWTz32ljsiA_ey6FLVqc2Dpe7Fnpiqn9lBs/edit# Police shoot 'schoolboy' activist, 18, in the chest with a live round as streets of Hong Kong turn into a protest battlefield on...
      


  24. China GDP 2017  about 12000 billion USD Manufacturing as % of Chinese GDP in 2017 was 29%, make it 30% so 12000 * 0.3 =...


  25. A CIA employee who lodged a whistleblower complaint over President Trump's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden has a "professional relationship with...
      


  26. LOL        PayPal becomes first member to exit Facebook's Libra Association      https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cryptocurrency-paypal/paypal-becomes-first-member-to-exit-facebooks-libra-association-idUKKBN1WJ2CY WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. payments processor PayPal Holdings Inc said on Friday...
      


  27. North Korea and the US began preliminary talks on Friday, with working-level negotiations on Saturday in Sweden.... which then ended just as abruptly as...


  28. To push through QE and to preserve his legacy, Mario Draghi just started the countdown on central banking. Apparently ripping a page out of Jean-Claude...
      


  29. TOKYO (Reuters)  - China’s growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo’s annual defence review indicated...
      


  30. Wow, news of Trump withdrawal from Syria is good news for peace, but it sounds more like a desperate call that a coup is underway...