world politics and world economy

Bank of Japan keeps stimulus intact

The Bank of Japan’s policy meeting ended Thursday with no change to its injections of trillions of yen (hundreds of billions of dollars) into the economy each year through government bond purchases. The BOJ said in a statement that it forecasts inflation at 1.1 percent in 2017, below its 2 percent target and also its … Read more

South Africa Inflation Inches Lower

With a slight move lower in consumer price data released Wednesday, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is likely to reduce its policy interest rate Thursday, Societe Generale says. SocGen Analyst Phoenix Kalen writes: ” … the reserve bank’s prudently hawkish rhetoric [has been] espoused over many previous rate-setting meetings. However, we believe the balance … Read more

Deadly border battles between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan

Recent clashes between neighboring rivals India and Pakistan have turned fatal, according to the Pakistani military, which said it has killed a number of Indian soldiers Saturday in a cross-border revenge attack in Kashmir. In response to the Indian military allegedly opening fire Friday and wounding two Pakistani civilians in the sector of Nezapir, a … Read more

Hungary’s leader States Soros criticism is a declaration of war

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister said Friday that harsh criticism by billionaire George Soros is a “declaration of war.” Soros has accused Prime Minister Viktor Orban of running a corrupt “mafia state.” Orban alleged that the Hungarian-American investor was paying “agent-like networks” of non-governmental organizations to enforce his policies, including the promotion of … Read more

Serbain Opposition MP mistakenly tweets link to porn movie

Seems like politicians in Serbia like to watch porn while they work. Perhaps they are off the mind that this strategy improves efficiency.  Dusan Palovic,  whose a member of the Serbian National Assembly posted a message on his tweeter account about the state budget bill for 2019. However, he also posted a link to the … Read more

New Book Sugar Coats Muslim Crisis in Sweden

  Editor: Draco Copper | Tactical Investor We discovered that our readers loved the concept of us posting excerpts to other interesting articles. In keeping with that theme, we think you will find the following article to be of interest. We cover a wide array of topics as in today’s world of finance everything is interrelated. … Read more

Anti-Muslim & anti-Merkel: Germany’s AfD Gaining Momentum

Editor: Philip Ragner | Tactical Investor We cover multiple arrays of topics for one simple reason. The world is interconnected, and it is not only financial factors that drive the markets. Geopolitics is another major driving force behind the markets. Crowd Psychology dictates that if you focus on the tree, you will forget that the … Read more

Modi wants to issue life sentences for Cow slaughter

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat on Friday increased the punishment for cow slaughter from seven years to life imprisonment as Hindu hardliners push for tougher protections for the holy animal.Under the stiffened penalties passed by Gujarat’s state assembly, anyone caught transporting cows for slaughter could also face up to 10 years … Read more

Japan Remains Loyal to PM Shinzo Abe

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Panview Commentator Just two months ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stood below 30 percent in popularity polls and faced a tidal wave of scandals over alleged cronyism. But times have changed and Abe is now enjoying the stronger support and poised to call for snap elections to run for re-election and win … Read more

Surrender Or Die is Phillipines way of dealing with Terrorists

Philippine authorities on Tuesday warned Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender or die, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen’s strongholds where up to 2,000 residents were feared trapped. More than 100 people have been confirmed killed in the conflict, which began last week when gunmen waving black flags of the Islamic … Read more