Opinion | The U.S.-China Trade Deal Was Not Even a Modest Win

So there we have it. The long-awaited shiny new trade deal with China, inked at a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday in the interstitial space before the Senate impeachment trial dominates the news cycles. If you detect a note of skepticism already creeping in, it’s because this pseudo-deal deserves not just skepticism but […]

Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions “like they’ve never seen before” if it asks U.S. to leave

President Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One Sunday the U.S. wouldn’t leave the joint U.S. air base with Iraq “unless they pay us back,” and he doubled down on his threat to target 52 Iranian sites. If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis. We […]

Trump says deal with China will be signed within days after gruelling trade war

The president has spent more than a year trying to negotiate the deal, and will likely present it as a signature achievement in an election year Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/us-china-trade-war-trump-beijing-visit-xi-jinping-dollar-yen-latest-a9265866.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Dave Maclean

China bans all government departments from using US-made technology

It was only a matter of time before China started offering trade bans to US companies in return for the ban on Huawei’s gear. The Financial Times is reporting that Beijing has ordered all government institutions and public bodies to get rid of their… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/09/china-bans-all-government-departments-from-using-us-made-technol/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with […]

Donald Trump hits Brazil and Argentina with steel tariffs, while attacking Federal Reserve

US president accuses countries of ‘massive devaluation’ of currencies Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/trump-tariffs-argentina-brazil-twitter-steel-federal-reserve-a9229351.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Ben Chapman

Russia & China mull dozens of joint investment projects worth $112 billion

A joint Russia-China investment body is considering 70 projects totaling $112 billion, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has announced after an intergovernmental commission meeting in Beijing. On Tuesday, delegations from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and a private equity fund established by the RDIF and China Investment Corporation (CIC) called Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) joined […]

China claims trade war progress

China on Friday said it has reached a consensus on principles, related to the ongoing trade war with the U.S., according to CNBC. Be smart: One or both sides have claimed progress before, only to later backpedal. It still doesn’t sound like specific details have been hammered out. Source: https://www.axios.com/china-trade-war-progress-4b51a9c4-a300-495c-9f16-4a696b48dca6.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this […]

‘Sawing off the branch it’s sitting on’: US has itself to blame for dollar collapse – Keiser Report

While the United States is sanctioning countries and causing them to shift away from the dollar, Russia and China continue boosting trade and their gold reserves, says Dmitry Orlov of popular Club Orlov blog. “The strategy for both Russia and China is to let the Americans do it all to themselves, by themselves. There won’t […]