It seems a short-time since the 2016 US Election and Donald Trump taking office, but here we are in 2018 and the world is watching the mid-term elections, with Donald Trump announcing he is running for 2020. The US still seems a heavily divided nation. Is there likely to be a shift in the … Continue reading Democratic seats gained in US Special Elections
Global investment in coal energy fell 10% in 2016 on year and nearly 20 gigawatts (GW) less was commissioned, according to an EIA report released July 11.
Twenty of the biggest economic powers are gathering in Hamburg July 7-8, 2017 for a two-day summit. The summit is to discuss policy issues on international financial stability, climate and global trade. Donald Trump has taken aim at global trade deals, which potentially affect relationships and the effectiveness of the meeting. Trump has said the … Continue reading G20 Summit July 2017
Running the timeline of the US Russia investigations
Too often you hear people choosing to abstain from voting because they are just one voice among the many and it doesn't really matter. One real takeaway from the UK Election of 2017 is Fife North in Scotland. The Scottish Nationalist Party held onto their seat by two votes!
The German trade and current account surpluses were nevertheless still very large. Merkel’s attempts to claim that they are a function of a weak euro and a high oil price just won’t wash.
Adrian Schmidt So May calls and election, saying she’s fed up with having opposition from the – er – opposition, and also from the Lords. Someone should tell her an election isn’t going to have much impact on the unelected House of Lords, but it’s true it may have the desired effect on the House … Continue reading UK election – GBP surge may last a while but…
The question of whether silver will become the new gold is seized on by silver bugs as a justification for prices returning to the recent peaks around $50. Looking at prices charts the two metals seem to react similarly in times of crisis. And the answer is a straightforward and wholehearted, no. While the chemical symbols … Continue reading Why silver will never be the new gold
UPDATE Trump's new travel ban blocked by Judges again Obviously still not a well thought out effort. What the text seems to offer is not a process of thinking about protecting the nation but excusing the original document. 7 days, 7 countries, 78 "under-reported" attacks Seven days into the Trump administration, Donald J Trump signed … Continue reading Protecting the nation or jumping the gun?
Despite the strength of equities and good Eurozone data recently, EUR/CHF continues to test the lows,