1. In command economies with 5-year plans, this is not a good sign. More power for Xi? Or, liberalization and reform?  What're your thoughts?  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-09/rare-schedule-changes-suggest-major-china-policy-meeting-is-near?utm_source=google&utm_medium=bd&cmpId=google
      


  2. Huawei Manages to Make Smartphones Without American Chips For China’s top smartphone maker, U.S. suppliers are increasingly a nice-to-have, not a must-have American tech companies...
      


  3. Russia has now officially started up its massive $27-billion Arctic LNG project. Production started today, and first exports should be by week's end. Novatek...
      


  4. U.S. Resists Guaido's Request to Shield Venezuela From Creditors If this guy seriously expected the U.S. -- or anyone else, for that matter -- to...
      


  5. So Sir Kim Darroch resigned due to Trumps ego being hurt, I think US politics has really stooped to a level beneath being referred...
      


  6. https://www.zerohedge.com/crypto/chinese-media-stunner-china-will-be-next-country-cut-rates-zero Chinese Media Stunner: China Will Be The Next Country To Cut Rates To Zero
      


  7. Taking a quick break from my usual oil & gas blatherings, to point out a bit of what has been going on here in...
      


  8. I was reviewing "good ideas" for China found in media last week. Chosen 3 most stupid ones. 1. Create and enforce own list of "unreliable"...
      


  9. Economy Minister Peter Altmeier just gave a very simple lesson in defending national interest to at least half of the European Union: “They are looking...
      


  10. Why European Islam’s current problems might reflect a 100-year-old mistake A fascinating take on Europe's Islam problem as the author calls it and some insight...
      


  11. "Mexico’s leftist presidential front-runner, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, may allow more oil and gas fields to be auctioned off if elected on July 1,...
      


  12. Even if now for this weekend global investors and analysts of oil and gas markets are watching closely presidential elections in Venezuela and its...
      


  13. "East Timor, one of the world's poorest countries, could still be an economic success story despite reports its main oil and gas fields will...
      


  14. It totally stops, apparently. 


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


  16. https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/Middle-East/A-New-Middle-East-Mega-War-Is-Unfolding-Right-Before-Our-Eyes.html Kind of surprised no one on this forum has commented on this Oil Price.com article yet. If the author of this article is correct...


  17. I know this is from Salon (No I'm not a Liberal Democrat) it is interesting Tho.  I Wondered where Trump's early ties to Russia...
      


  18. It would be interesting to debate the demerits of the great hoax of our day, Climate Alarmism.  CO2 can only raise global temperatures by...
      


  19. Brexiters hit back at Tusk for commenting that they deserve a special place in Hell for Brexit happening without a deal. Welsh first minister...


  20. The US has been hacking into Russia's electrical grid and other targets, presumably planting malware should it become necessary to disable or degrade Russia's electrical networks...
      


  21. WASHINGTON (WSJ) -  House committees will subpoena Gordon Sondland after the State Department directed the U.S. ambassador to the European Union to skip a...
      


  22. While it will mention all the criminal acts that took place with FISA warrant it might say they don't rise to the level of...


  23. 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...
      


  24. Remember how Obama used Carried Interest against against Republicans like Mitt Romney . . . but never ended the loophole. Wallstreet let Obama call them...


  25. 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
      


  26. The German government is warning that a number of indicators suggest Europe could be on the brink of witnessing a new refugee crisis explode...
      


  27. There appears to be a curious symmetry connecting both the blocking of Brexit, and the continued attempts to bring down a free and fair...
      


  28. The complete article is here-> https://www.daily-times.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/06/24/fine-oil-before-and-after-november-election/699460002/ "The Trump Administration is moving towards less royalty rates on Federal land leases, less Bureau of Land Management discretion...
      


  29. The five nations sharing the Caspian Sea have stuck a historical deal on how to share its riches. Now they can really get to...
      


  30. 12 Oct 2019, I posted my prediction Trump would capitulate in the so-called trade war. Of course, certain members here derided me for this...