8:44 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
The Trump administration is hostile to any agreement that restricts its abilities to build, test and deploy nuclear weapons. It left the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement which limited nuclear missile deployments in Europe. It did so after accusing Russia of deploying missiles that exceed the range the INF treaty allowed. It has never shown evidence that the assertion was true.
8:34 [Global Times] (E)
The potential move, the second time within two days that China has released message of hitting back against the US, also the very first time government source noted to target specific US companies, is a result of Washington`s recent malicious attacks on China, which ignited a tsunami of anger among Chinese officials and in the business circle. China is mulling punitive countermeasures against US individuals and entities over COVID-19 lawsuits due to the abuse of litigation by the US side, sources close to the matter told the Global Times previously.
15:37 [Tass] (E)
The US Administration is capable of introducing additional tariffs on products from China over the COVID-19 spread, but does not consider cancelling its debt obligations to Beijing, US President Donald Trump told a news conference. Asked whether the United States would consider halting payments under its debt obligations to Beijing as a way to punish China for the novel coronavirus spread, the US president said: "Well, I can do it differently." "I can do the same thing, but even for more money, just by putting on tariffs," Trump stated. "So, I don`t have to do that."
15:15 [CounterPunch] (E)
With the recent addition of twenty-six million people to U.S. unemployment rolls, and millions more in the informal economy cast adrift by actions taken to address the coronavirus pandemic, a political response of sorts is sure to be underway. While superficial economic comparisons to the Great Depression are already being put forward, the U.S. has now had three-plus years of political comparisons to the rise of European fascism without the economic conditions of the Great Depression. Both are off-base for reasons specified below. The economic comparisons ignore the government response in the form of increased and extended unemployment benefits for those lucky enough to be counted as officially unemployed.
0:24 [Press TV] (E)
A Wall Street selloff deepened on Friday as President Donald Trump threatened to impose new tariffs on Beijing over the coronavirus crisis, compounding fears about the pace of an economic recovery from a looming recession.
20:00 [Of Two Minds] (E)
While the stock market euphorically front-runs the Fed and a V-shaped recovery, the reality is the crash has only just begun. To understand why, look at income and debt.
10:12 [Almasdar News] (E)
Iran has managed to break through the U.S. blockade to deliver a large amount of oil to the Syrian Arab Republic, a tanker tracking website has revealed. According to the website Tanker Trackers, Iran has significantly increased their oil exports to Syria, with several cargoes reportedly reaching the Port of Baniyas in the Tartous Governorate.
8:26 [Stalker Zone] (E)
The IMF Board of Governors approved a six-year debt servicing postponement for 25 member countries. The decision was taken in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. Ukraine wasn’t included. It wanted a reprieve, but… It’s all about the land. In order to receive another tranche from the IMF, Ukraine, at the insistence of the Fund, adopted a draft law on November 13th 2019, according to which the moratorium on the sale of agricultural land will be lifted from October 1st 2020. According to the law, individuals – citizens of Ukraine, Ukrainian legal entities, and the state will be able to buy land. But foreigners can own land only when they inherit it, and then they will be obliged to sell their allotment within a year. The ban on the acquisition of Ukrainian land by foreigners will be in force until 2024. The trick didn’t work. The World Bank, IMF, and private creditors that prop-up Ukraine did not like the text of the law.
13:58 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Eric Zuesse - America’s bailout package to overcome the coronavirus ‘recession’ is twofold: One part is printing money for employees and consumers, so that they won’t be thrown out onto the streets for non-payment of debts such as mortgages, car-loans, credit cards, and student loans. Another part is printing money for bondholders and stockholders, so that their investments will still have value and there won’t be panicked selling of them as corporations accumulate soaring losses because consumers are staying home and are cutting way back on expenses. The top-down part of the bailout (the part for investors) will merely add to the wealth of the already-wealthy, while everybody else sinks financially into oblivion.
10:32 [The Saker] (E)
The Coronavirus crisis appears set to herald a new era of much poorer relations between China and the Western world, with Western countries having borne the brunt of the fallout from the pandemic and, particularly in the United States, increasingly blaming China at an official level for the effects. Looking at the U.S. case in particular, at first responses to the virus were if anything optimistic – the fallout in China was seen as a ‘correction’ which would shift the balance of global economic power back into Western hands. Indeed, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stated on January 30th that the fallout from the virus in China “will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America” with millions at the time placed under lockdown in Wuhan and elsewhere.
7:42 [Global Research] (E)
The Russia-Saudi oil-price war is a fabrication concocted by the media. There’s not a word of truth to any of it. Yes, there was a dust up at an OPEC meeting in early March that led to production increases and plunging prices. That part is true. But Saudi Arabia’s oil-dumping strategy wasn’t aimed at Russia, it was aimed at US shale oil producers. But not for the reasons you’ve read about in the media.
8:50 [Donbass Insider] (E)
07/04/2020 - A few years ago, the title of this article would have been contrary to common sense. But everything is fluid, everything changes. And now the powerful IMF, which has crushed entire countries, has been fighting for a year with a Ukrainian oligarch, not the richest, but the most impudent: Igor Kolomoysky. The IMF is not fighting alone, its allies are no less powerful. Take at least American democrats and their main representative in Ukraine and other Third World countries, George Soros. These people shot down Dominique Strauss-Kahn in mid-air, destroying the brilliant career of the IMF Managing Director and failed French President. In November 2016 – January 2017 they also organised an American Maidan and almost disrupted the inauguration of Trump. The elected president was forced to threaten to use force against them.
21:49 [Xinhua] (E)
China`s financial market remains generally stable compared with overseas markets despite the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the country`s top securities watchdog.
18:45 [Gerald Celente/YouTube] (E)
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23:19 [brighteon/The David Knight Show] (E)
Forget the stock market crash. What’s happening now is Much Bigger and global — everything is shutting down with bans driven by fear
22:54 [Corey`s Digs] (E)
If you are finding yourself spiraling over the coronavirus and recent events, you better hold on to your seats. The name of the game is fear, and you are right smack in the middle of its path. How you choose to let it impact you, is the choice between walking a tight rope or floating on a cloud with a bird’s-eye view. Imagine the beauty of being able to fly, coasting above it all, breathing in fresh air, while the turmoil swirls beneath you – and you are totally unaffected by it. Are you? The Stock Market Logic. Are your shares drifting amiss in the stock market as the coronavirus scare tactics ensue? There’s a good chance of that. Will they eventually bounce back? More than likely. Money is the number one cause of panic for most people. They feel that if they lose a great deal of money, they have lost “everything.”
7:40 [The Money GPS/YouTube] (E)
The Money GPS is the most active, most informative channel in the financial world. Day after day, breaking down the data and making it easy to understand. This channel is not here to help build a portfolio, give stock picks, or financial advice. It`s simply data that is generally not found through conventional means.
14:02 [Sputnik News] (E)
The US has refused to exempt India from steel and aluminum tariffs. In June 2019, President Donald Trump removed trade privileges for New Delhi under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), affecting over $5 bln worth of Indian duty-free products. India has retaliated by slapping tariffs on 28 US goods...Under the Trump administration, the US has been actively entering into tariff wars with other countries of the world. China is currently the main adversary, but Washington has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the terms of trade with EU countries.
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