Monthly Archives: January 2018

Donald Trump tells leaders in Davos that America is open for business

After a tightly-scripted address the real Donald Trump appeared during a question-and-answer session Davos   Jan 26th 2018 AMERICA’s 45th president went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, a gathering of influential people in favour of unfashionable ideas like free … Continue reading

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The dollar: tragedy or farce?

London 26 January 2018 The year-old US administration has many critics, on both left and right, but they often seem to find it hard to agree on a criticism. For some, the Trump regime is a tragedy in the making. … Continue reading

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Explaining the Inexplicable Fall of the Dollar

London 25 January 2018 Something doesn’t make sense. Rates are rising in the US, and a long-run bull market in Treasury bonds appears to be over. In other countries this is not yet happening, with the result that the differential … Continue reading

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Big Oil, climate change and the law: Who is to blame?

22 January 2018 London, Davos and Monaco. The question is whether court action will have more effect than stunts at museums. Seen from the executive floors of the oil majors, the legal action launched against five of the world‘s largest … Continue reading

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US government shuts down as Senate talks fail Senators fail to support stopgap funding measure before midnight deadline

Washington DC 20th January 2018 (Comment in the FT by Robert S. Stewart below) The US government shut down at midnight on Friday after a few Republicans joined Democrats in blocking a crucial measure that would have provided short-term funding … Continue reading

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Putin on Parade

Mr. Putin at 65 shows a lifestyle with lots of activities. Here are 35 faces of the man who rules Russia with an iron resolve, a steel trap mind and finely-tuned, whipping blue abs.

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Thinking “Out of the Box”

London 19 January 2018 About twenty years ago, during the last era when US stock markets regularly set records and people were excited about it, the style box ruled the roost. An invention of Morningstar, it divided all equity funds … Continue reading

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Fake News Awards: CNN ‘wins’ taking 4 out of 11 ‘accolades’ announced by Donald Trump

Donald Trump has announced his list of Fake News Award winners The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards  (Below) 18 January 2018 • 6:42am Donald Trump gave the broadcaster CNN four of his “fake news” awards on Wednesday as he used the … Continue reading

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President Trump Physical/Medical Examination at Walter Reed Hospital on January 16, 2018

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Summary-of-Physical-Exam-for-President-Trump-12-Jan-2018.pdf?ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=newsdaily_newsletter&ns_campaign=NEWS_NLB_Wk3_Weds_17_Jan&ns_linkname=bbcnews_trumpmedical_newshealth_trumpmedical&ns_fee=0#page=1&zoom=auto,-150,798 https://screenshots.firefox.com/nSZ49Fo72iXDhOc2/www.whitehouse.gov The Picture of health.

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Fire, fury and the real trouble with Trump

London and Washington 14 January 2018 The discord revealed in Michael Wolff’s exposé is all too plausible. Yet behind it is a story that should worry us much more support of those suffering under the “yolk” of authoritarianism. Cue the … Continue reading

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