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NEWS Waterfront property in the Spratlys? Good investment or not?

Randy Daytona

Cold War Relic
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Thought these were interesting.

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier sets off for Asia
The carrier group is then scheduled to sail to Singapore via the Suez Canal to arrive in time for the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual international Asian security summit which begins on May 31, 2019. During its deployment, the battle group is expected to participate in maritime exercises with the Egyptian navy, the Indian navy and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force.

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A Rafale fighter jet lands on the Charles De Gaulle in the Mediterranean on Feb 7, 2019.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/france-s-charles-de-gaulle-aircraft-carrier-sets-off-for-asia-11314688
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/france-s-charles-de-gaulle-aircraft-carrier-sets-off-for-asia-11314688


Japan inks deal with Kongsberg for F-35 standoff missile
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/03/13/japan-inks-deal-with-kongsberg-for-f-35-standoff-missile/
 

Randy Daytona

Cold War Relic
pilot
Super Moderator
Perhaps some good news.

U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks Faster Than Expected in Win for Trump
The U.S. international trade deficit shrinks faster than expected in January, helping to alleviate concerns over President Donald Trump's economic policies after a surge in imports in December.
https://www.thestreet.com/markets/trade-deficit-shrinks-faster-than-expected-in-win-for-trump-14908433

US efforts to cut trade deficit show biggest win in almost a year
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/27/us-trade-deficit-reaches-51point15b-vs-57b-est.html


Speaking of China, just saw that China is increasing the use of coal which seems to be opposite of the general perception.

What Is Pushing China Back To Coal?
Data released by the Chinese energy bureau this week shows that the country added a whopping 194 million tonnes of coal mining capacity over the course of 2018. This revelation comes in direct contrast with China’s widely publicized promises to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, especially dirty coal, as well as specific avowals to do away with excess mining capacity.

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/What-Is-Pushing-China-Back-To-Coal.html
 

Flash

SEVAL/ECMO
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Contributor
Perhaps some good news.

U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks Faster Than Expected in Win for Trump
The U.S. international trade deficit shrinks faster than expected in January, helping to alleviate concerns over President Donald Trump's economic policies after a surge in imports in December.
https://www.thestreet.com/markets/trade-deficit-shrinks-faster-than-expected-in-win-for-trump-14908433

US efforts to cut trade deficit show biggest win in almost a year
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/27/us-trade-deficit-reaches-51point15b-vs-57b-est.html
One month ain't much, will have to wait at least a year to see if that holds.
 
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