The Impact of China Devaluing the Yuan


On August 5, 2019, the People’s Bank of China set the yuan’s daily reference rate below 7 per dollar for the first time in over a decade. This, in response to new tariffs of 10% on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports imposed by the Trump administration, set to go into effect September 1st, 2019.… Read the full article.

China may halt French police cooperation over Interpol case: source


Meng Hongwei, the former president of Interpol who went missing in September 2018 during a trip to China, has since pleaded guilty to Chinese bribery charges (AFP Photo/ROSLAN RAHMAN)

Paris (AFP) – Chinese officials are threatening to stop all police cooperation with France after it gave political asylum to the wife of the former Interpol chief, a Chinese national now languishing in prison on charges of bribery, a French source close to the matter said Monday.… Read the full article.

Philippines sends ex-rebels on lavish trip abroad in surrender push


Former NPA rebels were sent shopping in Hong Kong, as the Philippines urges insurgents to lay down their arms (AFP Photo/Dale DE LA REY)

The Philippines has sent scores of former communist rebels on an all-expenses paid foreign shopping trip, in an attempt to end one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies, the military said Monday.… Read the full article.

China Retaliates and Sends Gold up to Multi-year Highs

By Mauricio Carrillo | FX Empire

Gold and Silver are trading positive on Monday as investors are digesting news from China and its decision for new retaliation after the U.S. decision on more tariffs. Also, concerns on global growth are fueling risk aversion, lifting gold to highs since May 2013.… Read the full article.

Dow Futures Dive as China Retaliates on Trade; Yuan Falls to Decade Low v Dollar

U.S. equity futures fell sharply Monday, while stocks in Asia suffered the biggest single-day decline in nine months, as Beijing hit back at President Donald Trump’s move to accelerate tariffs on China-made goods by allowing the yuan to slip to the lowest levels against the dollar in more than a decade.

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