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China’s economy is fine, Trump and Xi won’t fight a trade war and the Fed is a friend

China’s economy is fine, U.S. President Donald Trump and ChinesePresident Xi Jinping won’t fight a trade war and the Federal Reserveis a friend. That’s what I think of the three main issues worrying the financial markets. Let’s begin with a test about the state of China’s economy. Does China have an inflation problem? No, the reported headline price inflation in December was 1.9 percent. That’s what hits the ...

Chinese growth is more of a concern than the American economy right now, private bank says

The Chinese economy is a bigger worry right now than the U.S. economy, according to an investments expert at a private bank. Speaking to CNBC on Friday, Felix Brill, the head of investment solutions at Liechtenstein-based VP Bank, said investors should expect more market volatility due to the ongoing trade war negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Still, he ultimately expressed optimism that China’s leaders ...

Gundlach Warns U.S. Economy Is Floating on ‘an Ocean of Debt’

Jeffrey Gundlach said yet again that the U.S. economy is gorging on debt. Echoing many of the themes from his annual “Just Markets” webcast on Tuesday, Gundlach took part in a round-table of 10 of Wall Street’s smartest investors for Barron’s. He highlighted the dangers especially posed by the U.S. corporate bond market. Prolific sales of junk bonds and significant growth in ...

If the shutdown lasts two more weeks, the cost to the economy will exceed price of Trump’s wall

If the government shutdown lasts another two weeks, the total cost to the U.S. economy would exceed the price of building the proposed border wall. According to an estimate by S&P Global Ratings, it will only take another two weeks to cost the economy more than $6 billion, exceeding the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump demanded to fund his proposed border ...

India expected to be $10 trillion economy by 2030: Subhash Chandra Garg

Indian economy is on a stage of “take off” and is expected to be the world’s third largest by 2030 with GDP worth USD 10 trillion, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said today. “Good days are ahead and lot of good work is happening in the economy. The economy is on a stage of take off where Indians can ...

As Trump Courts Putin, Russia Is Shrinking Away from U.S. Economy

President Trump’s bromance with Russia’s Vladimir Putin comes to a head on Monday, with the two scheduled for a sit-down in Helsinki after a stormy NATO summit. The closely-watched duo are expected to discuss Russia’s positions in Syria and Ukraine, nuclear arms control, and Russia’s election meddling in the U.S. — a subject that again came to the fore on Friday ...

Turkish economy recovered swiftly after the coup attempt

There was a big question mark on how the markets would react two days after the failed July 15 coup attempt. On July 18, the main index of Borsa Istanbul plunged at opening but economic activity and banking system operations continued uninterrupted the remainder of the week. The economy soon recovered without any serious harm as the government, institutions and private ...

Fed emphasizes ‘solid’ US economic growth, repeats gradual approach

The Federal Reserve continues to expect to raise interest rates gradually. The Fed has raised interest rates seven times since it began a tightening cycle back in December 2015 and last lifted its benchmark lending rate by a quarter percentage point in mid June. Chairman Jerome Powell also previously said that sustained high tariffs on products and services could hurt ...

Australian telecom giant Telstra is slashing 8,000 jobs

Australia’s biggest telecom operator is cutting 8,000 jobs in a dramatic bid to bring down costs. Telstra (TLSYY) said in a statement Wednesday that it will slash employee and contractor roles as part of plans to reduce costs by 2.5 billion Australian dollars ($1.8 billion) by 2022. It will also sell off assets to pare down debt. The company, which has 32,000 employees, said ...

Australia’s economy is going strong, but the fate of its currency is in question

The Australian economy has gone without a recession for 26 straight years and is still going strong, but the same can’t be said about the performance of its currency. Official data on Wednesday pointed to Australia starting 2018 on a strong note: Its gross domestic product expanded by 3.1 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, handily beating forecasts and avoiding a recession yet again. ...