Month: August 2018

zerohedge August 31, 2018

Premier Rachel Notley announced last night that Alberta is pulling out of the national climate plan until the federal government “gets its act together” on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a scathing statement, Notley declared that “the time for Canadian niceties is over” and urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to recall Parliament for an […]

zerohedge August 31, 2018

Following the preliminary data’s weakness (11-mo lows), the final August University of Michigan Sentiment Index improved modestly (from 95.3 to 96.2) but still the weakest since Jan 2018. Sentiment index decreased to a seven-month low of 96.2 (est. 95.5) from 97.9 in July; preliminary reading was 95.3 Current conditions gauge fell to 110.3, the lowest since November […]

zerohedge August 31, 2018

On Friday, the Bank of Japan tweaked its monthly government bond buying plan, sparking bond market fears that it may further reduce its massive bond buying, with the news pushing down the price of 10-year Japanese government bond futures as much as 10 ticks. The BOJ announced it would reduce the frequency of its buying […]

zerohedge August 31, 2018

Authored by former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer via Project Syndicate, When the Republic of Turkey emerged from the wreckage of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, its national ambition was to join Europe as a modern, secular state. But after much progress, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has now all but squandered his […]

zerohedge August 31, 2018

Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader who lives in south-east London, announced on Thursday that he’s considering a run for London mayor in 2020.  The outspoken Brexit champion said such a move would allow him to “make arguments” on a high profile platform – and he thinks he has enough support to actually pull it off, […]

zerohedge August 31, 2018

If you live on the west coast of North America, it’s likely that you’ve felt a bit smoked out, lately. Wildfires in British Columbia, Canada are already the worst in the province’s history, while California has had a particularly rough season with human deaths, evacuations, and billions of dollars of damage. Oregon has one confirmed death from a wildfire […]