1. The Congressional Budget Office recently released its revised Budget and Economic Outlook. Its economists estimate that, on present policy, annual deficits of a trillion...
      


  2. Ford Motor Co is considering closing two plants in Russia as part of its global plan to restructure operations in unprofitable regions, three industry...
      


  3. U.S. President Trump will reject a U.S.-China trade deal that is not perfect, but the United States would still keep working on an agreement,...
      


  4. China’s imports of U.S. soybeans nearly doubled in January from the previous month as cargoes booked after a Sino-U.S. trade truce arrived in the...
      


  5. Italy’s recession at the end of 2018 was almost unprecedented among the euro area’s major members and provided further evidence of the self-inflicted damage...
      


  6. "Saudi Arabia needs to economic buy-in form major Asian powers now more than ever"   I sincerely recommend: http://time.com/5534947/saudi-arabia-mbs-pakistan-india-china-asia/?xid=tcoshare  
      


  7. So much easier to negotiate when your business partner is locked up...  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-19/foreign-investors-alarmed-arrest-us-fund-manager-russia Mike Calvey is one of the last foreign investors left. No pain no gain, they...


  8.   “China To Boost US Chips” “John Neuffer chief ex of the Semiconductor Industry describes the offer as an accounting gimmick” Perhaps the expedient plan should call...


  9. Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry...
      


  10. Republican Senator Marco Rubio released a report that called for ending the tax advantages that share buybacks enjoy over dividends. The goal is to encourage...
      


  11. A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more behind on their auto loan payments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported....


  12. U.S. job openings surged to a record high in December, led by vacancies in the construction, accommodation and food services sectors, which could bolster...
      


  13. United Arab Emirates’s economy minister, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri, said on Monday trade tensions between the United States and China are harmful to ‘all...
      


  14. Canada’s labour market surprised on the upside again in January, with the economy creating far more jobs than expected at the start of the...
      


  15. According to AP Agency, Twitter is reporting that revenue and profit and its daily user base all grew in the final three months of 2018....
      


  16. The number of Americans applying for unemployment checks hit the highest mark since September 2017, but they’re still low enough that most workers continue...
      


  17. While global markets would hail a U.S.-China trade deal, fears are growing that the European Union could be the fall guy in any breakthrough,...
      


  18. U.S. Treasury Department is ready for the tax season and will pay tax refunds “as normal,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox Business News...
      


  19. The United Arab Emirates has filed a complaint against Qatar at the World Trade Organization saying Doha has imposed a ban on Emirati products,...
      


  20. I just came across this piece of stock market analysis that features eclipses and star signs, and... is this a thing? Are there traders...
      


  21.  And other interesting forecasts for blockchain from Davos.
      


  22. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday urged furloughed federal workers facing a second missed paycheck to seek loans to pay their bills while...
      


  23. The NYSE has been on the wildest rollercoaster ride in my recent memory. And I'm no spring chicken. Down 700 points, then up 400...
      


  24. The Trump administration rejected an offer by two Chinese vice-ministers to travel to the US this week for preparatory trade talks because of a...
      


  25. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports and suggested offering a tariff rollback during trade discussions...


  26. Trade between Qatar and Turkey is expected to have hit $2 billion in 2018, a Turkish official said, up 54 percent from the previous...
      


  27. German carmakers on Wednesday warned of fatal consequences if Britain left the European Union without a divorce deal, predicting job losses in Britain and...
      


  28. China’s exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world’s second-largest economy...
      


  29. Internationalization of the Renminbi continues a few steps at a time. What are your thoughts?   https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-banking-usa/bank-of-china-to-enable-payment-in-yuan-on-u-s-e-commerce-platforms-xinhua-idUSKCN1P707Z
      


  30. Found this interesting and in support of my earlier posts. After living and working in China for years, I have a much better than average...
      

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