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The Lazy & Choosy Malays – The Hidden Message Behind Mahathir’s Latest Blog Article

Silly Mahathir has spoken again. The 94-year-old Prime Minister of Malaysia has again mocked and insulted his own community – ethnic Malays – for being lazy (*yawn*). Yes, it’s quite silly repeating the mantra again and again about a disease which he knew how to cure but refuses to prescribe. If he cures the disease, […]

... written on Sep 08 2019

Stock Market Would Be 10,000 Points Higher Without Trade Wars – Here’s Probably How Trump Gets The Number

Donald Trump has finally admitted that his trade war with China is hurting the stock market, so much so that the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) would be a whopping 10,000 points higher had he not picked a fight with the Chinese. He said – “If I wanted to do nothing with China, my stock […]

... written on Sep 06 2019

US-China Trade War Gets Worse – These Maps Show The U.S. States To Be Hit The Most

By now, the US-China trade war has entered a stage where it’s almost impossible for either one to surrender. The belief is such that the dispute will continue until at least the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Donald Trump is betting that his get-tough-on-China platform will rally American voters and help him get re-elected for the […]

... written on Sep 03 2019

Congrats PM Mahathir & Zakir Supporters – India To Slap Extra 5% Import Tax On Malaysian Refined Palm Oil

The duty on crude palm oil was lowered to 40% from 44%, while a tax on the refined variety was cut to 50% from 54% after Indonesia and Malaysia, the top two palm oil producers in the Southeast Asia, sought a reduction in the import tax. Prior to that, India had raised the import tax on crude […]

... written on Aug 28 2019

The Endgame Has Just Begun – Trump Calls Xi Enemy, Raises Tariff Rates & Orders U.S. Companies To Quit China

Investors are looking for an endgame to the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies – China and United States. But there has been no endgame since the dispute started since March 2018. Instead, it appears the endgame has just begun. And a global recession – even depression – looks inevitable. On Friday, Dow […]

... written on Aug 25 2019

China Hits Back – New Tariffs On $75 Billion Of U.S. Goods, Tariff On Cars Would Be As High As 50%

China has made good on its promise to retaliate against President Donald Trump’s latest 10% tariff on US$300 billion worth of Chinese goods. On Friday (August 23), the Chinese State Council announced it decided to slap tariffs ranging from 5% to 10% on US$75 billion U.S. goods in two batches – effective on Sept. 1 […]

... written on Aug 24 2019

Here’s Why New Tariffs Will Hit Consumer Goods In The U.S. – Even After Trump Stunningly Postponed It

President Trump may have scaled back tariffs on Chinese goods this week to spare holiday shoppers, but consumers are still likely to feel a pinch. He announced a new round of 10% tariff on US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports, the remaining goods yet to be taxed, and even promised to raise the tax from 10% to […]

... written on Aug 18 2019

It’s Not Over Yet – Promised To Take The Necessary Countermeasure, China Could Target The U.S. Oil

Stocks dropped like a rock on Wednesday (August 14) when the DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) plunged 800.49 points – worst percentage drop of the year. What happened? Apparently the bond market flashed warning of recession. The yield of 10-year Treasury note broke below the 2-year rate – a rare but reliable indicator of economic […]

... written on Aug 16 2019

Trump Blinked Again – Postponed Tariffs On $300 Billion Chinese Goods Under The Pretext Of Saving Christmas

Earlier this month, when President Donald Trump announced a new round of 10% tariffs on US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports, the remaining goods yet to be taxed, Beijing was not convinced that the U.S. would escape from the escalated trade war unscathed. Trump also overplayed his hand in the poker game when he threatened […]

... written on Aug 14 2019

Singapore Cuts Economic Growth To Almost 0% – Here’s Why Everyone Should Be Worried

Singapore has a piece of very bad news for not only its own people, but also the region, if not the world. The small island’s economy almost came to a standstill in the second quarter, thanks largely to the US-China trade war, which has gotten worse after China retaliated against Trump’s 10% new tariff on […]

... written on Aug 13 2019









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