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New study shows that the Reworking of trade deals with China is not just a luxury, but now a necessity

The beginning of the end for America's middle class began during the late 1990's and is now on life support following eight years of Barack Obama as head of the country.  And in that time the one nation who has benefited the most from NAFTA and GATT is the one with the largest rising middle class in the world. China. Yet coupled with this decline in high paying jobs because of corporations offshoring labor, ...

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The real Asian pivot: Russia and China see potential in the ending of sanctions and U.S. joining the AIIB

As President Barack Obama gets ready to go out on his final foreign 'road show' this week, the world waits in anticipation to see if President-Elect Donald Trump could not only heal the wounds of disassociation that America has suffered over the past eight years under Obama's foreign policies, but if the new Commander in Chief is ready and willing to be an equal partner in forging a new financial and econom ...

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U.S. Democratizing the world with poverty

For decades now the U.S. government has used the term 'Democratization' for justifying their going into foreign countries and either assassinating their leaders, or sanctioning their economies.  And as a result, nearly all the nations Washington has sought to invade or interfere with have resulted in a complete loss of economic wealth, and a move towards extreme poverty following their insurgence. Take for ...

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As Bitcoin crosses back over $700 look for an even higher price with new burst of Chinese buying

On Oct. 29 Bitcoin soared back over $700 as global financial worries make holding any currency other than the dollar a risky proposition.  And with China engaging in a new round of currency devaluation for the RMB over the past few weeks, Chinese investors have been once again rushing into the crypto-currency as a safe haven. Earlier this week, we pointed out that after tracking the recent drop in the Yuan ...

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Israel the newest ‘ally’ of the U.S. to pivot towards Russia

On Oct. 27, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced in a news conference that they were in talks with Israel about formulating a free trade initiative and even having them join with the European Economic Union. Medvedev's words come as more and more 'allies' of the United States pivot towards the East, with Israel as the latest one to join up with Turkey, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia. The Eura ...

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Mr. Spielberg goes to China: the rise of Chinese influence and ownership in Hollywood

For years Hollywood has been the motion picture capital of the world, with the U.S. consumer being the primary driver of their extraordinary expansion.  But as domestic growth here has stagnated over the past five years, more often than not foreign ticket sales have far outpaced revenues earned from American movie goers. And this trend has led Hollywood to try to tap into the greatest remaining frontier, an ...

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Following Brexit, one of America’s greatest allies plans on promoting the RMB as a global currency

The mainstream media, along with the European Commission, is working hard to make people believe that the UK's Brexit from the EU will have devastating effects on the British economy.  However, not only have their stock markets recovered from the days immediately following the referendum vote, but the leaving of the Union has ushered in many new opportunities that might not have occurred if their people had ...

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Did China just validate the world is in recession?

Contrary to the West's belief that the state of the U.S. economy determines the state of the global economy, in today's world the real indicators on whether the economy is in a a growth phase or in recession come from China. China is the world's largest manufacturing power, and also has the world's largest banking system.  And when you couple this with the fact that they are also the world's largest exporte ...

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Nationalism and anti-globalism to be the main topics at the upcoming G20 meeting

Just as 1914 was a frequency shift away from empires and towards individual nation states, so too is the world repeating this paradigm shift following the June Brexit vote, and growing anti-European Union sentiment.  And as the top economies head to Hangzhou China during the first week of September for the next meeting of the G20, the primary topic will be the return of nationalism, and the move away from g ...

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China gets foothold into Europe by purchasing Greek port

Chinese influence around the world continues to grow as on Aug. 11 they achieved a foothold into Europe through an acquisition of the Greek port of Piraeus. COSCO, one of China's largest shipping consortium's, purchased a 51% share in the port of Piraeus as part of the Silk Road 2.0 initiative with the expectation of increasing that stake to 67% in the coming years. China’s COSCO Shipping group has complete ...

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China looks to crack the global reserve currency by announcing SDR issuance in August

For the past 43 years the world has had to use the dollar as the primary medium of exchange when conducting international trade.  In fact, this ability to control the global reserve currency has been the key catalyst in supporting U.S. hegemony around the globe. But over the past three years China has been slowly usurping market share of the dollar through its programs of direct bi-lateral trade and the dup ...

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Brexit event opening the door for the UK to begin making new trade agreements with China

In the aftermath of the UK's Brexit vote, it has opened the door for the soon to be former EU nation to begin conducting its own trade agreements without having to deal with the bureaucratic demands of an un-elected body out of Brussels.  And in light of the deteriorating economic conditions proliferating all across Europe, Britain may be looking Eastward rather than to the West to forge new trade opportuni ...

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