Tensions between the U.S. and China flared up further again today. China reportedly rejected a U.S. proposal for the Security Council to meet over the issue, whilst U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo declared that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from Beijing. This morning China is also reported to have approved the controversial
Market jitters On Monday, 18th May 2020 the markets basked in positive news pushing stocks up. Fed chair, Jerome Powell, said he had more ammunition to help the economy recover from its coronavirus hit. Then came more positive news from a U.S. pharmaceutical company, Moderna Inc., saying that their vaccine
Bounce, Recession or Depression? As economists, traders, investors, politicians and media pundits talk of economic recovery, many countries have already entered recession. The latest being Japan, the third largest economy in the world. The UK, Germany, France and Italy have all entered technical recessions. ‘V’ or not to ‘V’ ?
The German economy is reported to have contracted 2.2% in the first quarter 2020, the worst period in 11 years, according to the Federal Statistical Office. The decline was worse than the 2.1% drop expected by economists. GDP from the fourth quarter was revised down to a -0.1% decline from
Powell says virus poses lasting harm The U.S. economy faces unprecedented downside risks that could do lasting damage if policy makers don’t rise to the challenge, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is reported to have said. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said more measures will likely be needed to pull the
European stocks slide European stocks fell Friday as German industrial production slumped. Investors were also waiting for U.S. jobs data due for release Friday at: 13:30 GMT. The coronavirus concern remains high! Industrial data readings German industrial production came in far worse than expected, with a 3.5% drop in December