The U.S. is heading into rapidly escalating new cold war tensions with not one but two nuclear-armed nations, and flirting with Armageddon hasn’t gotten one iota safer… Read More Nuclear War: A Thought Experiment
The complex history of how China and the US once embraced each other should inform how the current showdown is tackled… Read More Think ‘Sanctions’ Will Trouble China? You’re Stuck in the Politics of the Past
Financial institutions have been Beijing’s most powerful advocates in Washington. No organisation has been more important to the CCP’s campaign to penetrate US elites, or more willing than Goldman Sachs… Read More Bulls in a China Shop: How Beijing Cultivated Wall Street’s Giants
The borrowed time appears to have finally run out for both Hong Kong and the UK-headquarter bank that earns most of its money there… Read More HSBC is China’s Perfect Victim
Beijing squeezes, and HSBC knows where it makes most of its money. Standard Chartered, another UK bank, did the same… Read More HSBC Embraces China’s Crackdown on Hong Kong, Goes All-In on Asia Pivot
A little known financial mechanism set up by the World Bank could be behind the decision not to declare the coronavirus a pandemic… Read More Is Wall Street Behind the Delay in Declaring the Coronavirus Outbreak a “Pandemic”?
The rapid spread of the coronavirus in Italy, on top of clusters in South Korea and Japan, has finally kicked officials in some countries into panic, even if they aren’t sure what to do… Read More Coronavirus: Panic Begins
The slowdown in Chinese manufacturing and ripple effect on global supply chains will hit the global economy hard, even if a recession can be avoided. If the outbreak cannot be contained by summer, a crash worse than the 2008 crisis awaits America’s inflated asset markets… Read More Luck May Be the Only Thing Standing Between the Coronavirus and a US Stock Market Crash
New expose shows how American intelligence secretly owned and operated encryption company whose devices were used by the governments of more than 100 countries over decades, so the US now fears a repeat by the Chinese with the services of the 5G giant… Read More Why Washington Is Paranoid About Huawei
China’s banks are already suffering record loan defaults as the economy last year expanded at the slowest pace in three decades. What would happen if Chinese Q1 GDP growth printed negative for the first time on record?… Read More China’s Banks Face $6 Trillion Coronavirus Cataclysm If Epidemic Is Not Contained Soon
Global task force sounds alarm over ‘very dangerous’ dollar crunch… Read More Does the IMF Have Enough Firepower to Backstop Global Financial System?
It’s a true Black Swan event that stocks haven’t yet noticed… Read More How Could The Coronavirus Impact The Markets?