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Brent Oil Falls as Chinese Manufacturing Contracts

Brent Oil Falls as Chinese Manufacturing Contracts | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Brent crude fell after Chinese manufacturing contracted for a fourth month in April, bolstering concern that the economy’s slowdown is deepening. West Texas Intermediate dropped below $100 a barrel in New York.
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Russia and China Hold First Joint Naval Exercises in Baltic Sea

Russia and China Hold First Joint Naval Exercises in Baltic Sea | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Russian and Chinese naval warships are holding joint exercises in the Baltic Sea for the first time, underscoring deepening military cooperation between the two powers.
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Taiwan says it's ready to defend itself from China

Taiwan says it's ready to defend itself from China | EconMatters | Scoop.it
After spate of Chinese patrols, Taiwan says it's prepared to defend itself. .A Taiwanese Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) monitored a Chinese Xian H-6 bomber near Taiwan's air defense identification zone July 20, 2017.
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China Communist Party officials told to lose their religious beliefs or else face punishment

China Communist Party officials told to lose their religious beliefs or else face punishment | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The Communist Party of China (CPC) has once again chosen to
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Woman playing with her cell phone falls down the stairs to her death in China

Woman playing with her cell phone falls down the stairs to her death in China | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Cell phone addiction has claimed another life. Last Thursday, a woman
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Oil Bosses See More Pain as Price Recovery Slips to 2020

Oil Bosses See More Pain as Price Recovery Slips to 2020 | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Three years into the biggest oil downturn in a generation, industry bosses see the recovery slipping further from view.
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China's best-known political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, dies in custody at 61

China's best-known political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, dies in custody at 61 | EconMatters | Scoop.it
China's most famous jailed dissident, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo,
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Personal VPNs to be banned in China by Feb. 1, 2018 

Personal VPNs to be banned in China by Feb. 1, 2018  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Beijing calls for complete ban on individual VPNs by February 1 of next year.The Chinese government has announced that it will ban all personal VPNs by February 1, 2018.
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Taiwan grants visa-free entry to all Latin American, Caribbean allies

Taiwan grants visa-free entry to all Latin American, Caribbean allies | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Taipei, July 12 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday announced visa-free entry for nationals of its 11 diplomatic allies in Latin America and the Caribbean, with immediate effect.
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13-year-old Taiwanese to become youngest NYU student | Taiwan News

13-year-old Taiwanese to become youngest NYU student | Taiwan News | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Chiang Ching-liang breaks the record as the youngest admitted student of NYU
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Qatar’s First Shipment of Air-Lifted Cows Lands in Doha

Qatar’s First Shipment of Air-Lifted Cows Lands in Doha | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The first batch of an anticipated 4,000 dairy cows was flown into Qatar Tuesday, five weeks after the start of a Saudi Arabia-led boycott of the Gulf country.
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Dimon Says QE Unwind May Be More Disruptive Than You Think

Dimon Says QE Unwind May Be More Disruptive Than You Think | EconMatters | Scoop.it
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman Jamie Dimon said the unwinding of central bank bond-buying programs is an unprecedented challenge that may be more disruptive than people think.
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U.S. NBA Sports Diplomacy in Taiwan

U.S. NBA Sports Diplomacy in Taiwan | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Six members of the Chicago Bulls' Luvabulls cheerleading squad are visiting Taipei right now....
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How America’s Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete

How America’s Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Modern missiles make them vulnerable. A $13 billion price tag makes them expensive. New technology may make them unnecessary.
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BofA Says Bitcoin Needs Acceptance to Thrive But That's Unlikely

BofA Says Bitcoin Needs Acceptance to Thrive But That's Unlikely | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is looking past the increase in bitcoin trading volume to caution against a surge in optimism surrounding the digital currency.
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Chinese Xian H-6 bombers again approach Taiwan, Japan | Cross-Strait Affairs 

Chinese Xian H-6 bombers again approach Taiwan, Japan | Cross-Strait Affairs  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Four Chinese Xian H-6 strategic bombers were spotted in two formations flying close to Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, passing through the Bashi Channel and the Miyako Strait south of Okinawa before returning to Chinese airspace, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said that day.
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Ecuador to Pump Over OPEC Oil Limit

Ecuador to Pump Over OPEC Oil Limit | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Ecuador has broken ranks with fellow OPEC members as the South American country’s energy minister said it could no longer hold up its end of an agreement to cut oil production.
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First Taiwan-developed satellite to launch on August 25

First Taiwan-developed satellite to launch on August 25 | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The satellite was shipped to the U.S. Saturday and will undergo its final testing before being launched by SpaceX's Falcon 9. .Formosat-5, the first entirely Taiwan-developed satellite was shipped to the U.S. Saturday and will undergo its final testing before being launched by SpaceX's Falcon 9 on August 25.
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Italy's Poor Almost Triple in a Decade Amid Economic Slumps

Italy's Poor Almost Triple in a Decade Amid Economic Slumps | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Italians living below the level of absolute poverty almost tripled over the last decade as the country went through a double-dip, record-long recession.
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U.S. Consumer Comfort Slumps to Lowest Level Since January

U.S. Consumer Comfort Slumps to Lowest Level Since January | EconMatters | Scoop.it
A sudden downturn in American households’ optimism about the economy and less-favorable views of personal finances sent the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index reeling to its lowest point since January, a potentially adverse sign for spending, figures showed Thursday.
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Paraguay president's visit throws Taiwan diplomatic lifeline

Paraguay president's visit throws Taiwan diplomatic lifeline | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Paraguay president's visit throws Taiwan diplomatic lifeline
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Bank of Canada Raises Rates for First Time in 7 Years

Bank of Canada Raises Rates for First Time in 7 Years | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Canada became the first Group of Seven country to join the U.S. in raising interest rates on Wednesday, potentially fueling speculation the world’s central bankers are heading into a tightening cycle.
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Yellen Heads to Congress Wondering Why Job Market Hot, Wages Not

Yellen Heads to Congress Wondering Why Job Market Hot, Wages Not | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Janet Yellen is getting ready to feel the heat, and not just because it’s July in Washington.
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Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said

Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Email exchanges reviewed by The Times offer a detailed unspooling of how an eager Donald Trump Jr. came to meet with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.
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President Tsai takes to twitter to thank U.S. for arms sale | Taiwan News

President Tsai takes to twitter to thank U.S. for arms sale | Taiwan News | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.S. State Department announced Friday that the Trump administration informed Congress of the proposed $1.42 billion arms package on Thursday
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Central Bankers Tell the World Borrowing Costs Are Headed Higher

Central Bankers Tell the World Borrowing Costs Are Headed Higher | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Global central bankers are coalescing around the message that the cost of money is headed higher -- and markets had better get used to it.
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