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Market Talk – April 24, 2019

By admin / April 25, 2019

ASIA: The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits Russia for the first time near the city of Vladivostok. Talks are due to commence tomorrow between the two nations as Russia wishes to discuss North Korea’s nuclear problem. This, along with continued efforts to engage with China, is a continued effort for North Korea to hedge […]

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Market Talk – April 23, 2019

By admin / April 23, 2019

Asia: Chinese coffee company Luckin filed papers for an IPO in the U.S. This is a big move for the Starbucks competitor, and follows other China-based companies who have listed in United States (Alibaba, Baidu, etc). The company is only 18 months old and has demonstrated fantastic growth with plans to open 2,500 additional shops […]

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Market Talk – April 22, 2019

By admin / April 22, 2019

Asia: The somewhat controversial Chinese company Huawei posted a 39% increase in first quarter revenue, despite pressure from the US government. Huawei is investing heavily in the realm of 5G networks, which offer speeds of up to ten times that of the current 4G technology. There are currently many scientists who are against the new […]

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Market Talk – April 18, 2019

By admin / April 19, 2019

Asia: Amazon announced they will shut down its China marketplace business, effectively ceding the market to Alibaba and JD.com. The business will wind down in July, giving ample time for sellers using the services to transfer to other providers. Amazon does plan to continue to support “cross-border” business – that is, importing goods into China […]

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Market Talk – April 17, 2019

By admin / April 18, 2019

Asia: China’s GDP rose 6.4% in the first quarter, outperforming many of analysts’ expectations. Some see this as a promising sign for China as last year the GDP decelerated every quarter. Prime Minister Mahathir of Malaysia has approved a “mega link” project that connects both sides of Malaysia, spanning up toward Thailand, as part of […]

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Market Talk – April 16, 2019

By admin / April 16, 2019

Asia: China has added a new fiscal stimulus package in order to prevent a sharp slowdown. Local governments will be allowed to issue up to 320 billion USD in special purpose bonds to fund infrastructure projects, which is an increase of over 59% from last year. Sony released “S.Ride,” an app which could become Uber’s […]

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Market Talk – April 15, 2019

By admin / April 16, 2019

ASIA: Jack ma, head of the Chinese giant Alibaba, was criticized today after stating that the 9am  to 9pm working day was “blessed” claiming it was the driving force of China today. In the Venezuela crises, China has been criticized for backing and bank rolling current unapproved President Maduro by US secretary of state Pompeo. […]

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Market Talk – April 12, 2019

By admin / April 12, 2019

Asia: Recent figures show that Chinese trade with the U.S. has slumped. The figures suggest that the trade between the two countries is down 11% since the beginning of the year. China’s own internal figures are good with the country exporting 14% more in March and imports falling 7%, further increasing their trade balance. The […]

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Market Talk – April 11, 2019

By admin / April 12, 2019

Asia: The World Bank president stated today that there is too much debt in the world, and finger pointing has turned toward China for lending trillions of dollars to other countries. This of course does not factor in that much of its holding debt is issued from mature countries, such as the U.S. In the […]

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Market Talk – April 10, 2019

By admin / April 10, 2019

Asia: The EU has pledged to improve trade relationships with China, as well as improving the climate for foreign investors in the mainland. The signed declaration allowed for broader and non-discriminatory market access to the Chinese economy. Also mentioned was IP rights, which was an issue with the U.S.-China trade deal. Lastly, efforts were made […]

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