23/03/2014

HSBC China PMI Misses at 48.1 Copper Prices Collapse

  by John Galt March 23, 2014 22:10 ET From the website China Spectator: HSBC flash China PMI slips in March Elizabeth Redman 5 min ago Activity in China’s manufacturing sector remained weak in March, according to a preliminary survey. The HSBC China flash purchasing managers’ index printed at 48.1 in March, an eight-month low, down from 48.5 in February. The reading was lower than forecast, as economists surveyed by Bloomberg tipped a print of 48.7. The flash index is published ahead of final PMI data and is usually based on…


Over 11,000 Sign Petition for Alaska to Rejoin Russia

  by John Galt March 24, 2014 21:45 ET A petition created by “S.V.” in Anchorage is the latest insanity to hit the internet, then again, maybe the people of Alaska wish to be part of a nation where the leader has balls and not just golf balls: It reads as follows: Alaska back to Russia Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago. Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago. First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of…


Prepare for Chinese Retaliation: NSA Spied on former President Hu Jintao

  by John Galt March 23, 2014 14:58 ET The German news magazine Der Spiegel has an extremely disturbing story breaking on its main page just a little under an hour ago: Targeting Huawei: NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm This brief excerpt from the article will not only enrage the Chinese government but perhaps nudge them into a mood to consider economic retaliation against the United States: The American government conducted a major intelligence offensive against China, with targets including the Chinese government and networking company Huawei, according…


Chances of War Growing Between Russia and Ukraine

  by John Galt March 23, 2014 14:20ET From ABC News and the Sunday morning talk show This Week with George Stephanopoulos earlier today: ABC US News | ABC Business News Disturbing? Quite. The Russians have essentially imprisoned the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force in Crimea, seized several warships including the only submarine in the Ukrainian fleet, and positioned even more troops on Russian-Ukrainian border than were there ten days ago. In fact, according to a BBC News report, the Ukrainian command ship, the Slavutych was seized after a two…


The Middle East is Starting to Boil as US Influence Fades

  by John Galt March 23, 2014 13:10 ET The reality of a confusing if not outright policy of appeasement to popular idealism as trumpeted by the extremist left in the world is starting to hit American foreign policy where it hurts, as fighting is breaking out throughout the Middle East and spreading across North Africa (MENA region) causing the remainder of the world to choose sides to divide up the spoils of the coming conflicts. In Yemen this week, as I warned on February 5th in the article “Obama is…


03.23 BREAKING NEWS: Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Warplane

  by John Galt March 23, 2014 08:38 ET Breaking news per Al-Arabiya at 08:23 ET: Turkey downs Syria warplane on border By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Sunday, 23 March 2014 Turkish anti-aircraft fire shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday as it bombed rebels fighting to seize control of a border post in northwestern Syria, an NGO said. “Turkish air defenses targeted a Syrian fighter bomber as it struck areas of the northern province of Latakia. The plane caught fire and crashed in Syrian territory,” the Syrian Observatory…


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