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China trade fight seen dragging on through 2020 in threat to economy, Trump reelection

August 7, 2019

Via: Market Watch financial

The White House’s escalating trade fight with China is increasingly likely to drag on through the 2020 election, handicapping the U.S. economy and potentially endangering President Trump’s re-election. Strategists and economists say the U.S. and China appear further away than […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Trump is risking his reelection with the trade war, says Strategas analyst Clifton

August 6, 2019

Via: CNBC Finance

President Donald Trump’s trade war is slamming the stock market and risks damaging the global economy, as well as his own reelection chances, according to Strategas head of policy research Daniel Clifton. “Trump is trading away his reelection,” said Clifton. […]


Capital and Risk, Operational

China’s exit from US agriculture is a devastating blow to an already struggling sector

August 6, 2019

Via: CNBC Finance

Agriculture has been a weapon of choice in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies. With China officially pulling out of buying U.S. agricultural products, American farmers are losing one of their biggest customers. It could be […]


Capital and Risk, Operational

Are You Falling for Banking Industry Myths?

August 5, 2019

Via: Finextra headlines

The banking industry is changing by the day. What once were definitive “table stakes” for the essential software needed to run a full-service bank are now blurring due to rapidly evolving market dynamics. In this environment it can become difficult […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The global economy hasn’t been this confusing in at least three decades

August 2, 2019

Via: CNBC Finance

What will happen next with the global economy and how governments will respond is troubling Wall Street as investors and economists chase a moving target of trade wars and monetary policy shifts. An index designed to measure policy-related uncertainty around […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Powell says Fed will never move rates because of political factors or to prove its independence

August 1, 2019

Via: CNBC Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank’s rate decision was not a result of political pressure. “We never take into account political considerations. There’s no place in our discussions for that. We also don’t conduct monetary policy in […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

A Fed hawk now sees less risk of the economy overheating

March 5, 2019

Via: Market Watch

During the last few years, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren has been one the most strident hawks at the U.S. central bank, urging continued interest-rates hikes. But on Tuesday, Rosengren changed his feathers and said he supported a “patient” […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Real risk that the economy grows slower than expected this year, says Fed’s Kaplan

February 8, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Headwinds from fundamental economic factors like the aging population may mean that the economy may grow more slowly than expected this year, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Friday. In an interview on the Fox Business Network, Kaplan said he […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

U.S. Economy Adds 304,000 Jobs In January, Well Above Expectations

February 1, 2019

Via: TheStreet

The U.S. economy created nearly double the expected number of jobs in January, extending a robust pace set last year after President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion of tax cuts stimulated growth. Nonfarm payrolls climbed by about 304,000 in January, the […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected

January 10, 2019

Via: CNBC

The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market that could further ease concerns about the economy’s health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 17,000 to a […]