June 19, 2024

More central banks to increase gold reserves within 12 months

From Mining.com More central banks plan to add to their gold reserves within […]
June 19, 2024

The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

By SHANG-JIN WEI – Project Syndicate The investigators sent requests for cooperation to […]
June 19, 2024

Canada Can’t Meet Goal of 100% EV Sales by 2035

By Monique Mulima – Bloomberg EVs are more expensive, batteries fade faster in cold […]
June 17, 2024

Canada Blocks Chinese Rare Earths Deal in Trudeau-Led Crackdown

By Jacob Lorinc – Bloomberg The small Australian firm, which mines rare earths in […]
June 17, 2024

Nuclear Weapon Spending on the Rise

By Martin Armstrong – Statista Global spending on nuclear weapons rose by 13.4 […]
June 16, 2024

Deadly and Wildly Profitable, Uranium Fever Breaks Out

By Geoffrey Morgan and Jacob Lorinc – Bloomberg After the 2011 Fukushima disaster nuclear energy was […]
June 15, 2024

The US Needs More Nukes. Biden Finally Gets That

By Hal Brands – Bloomberg President Joe Biden has compiled, over the past four […]
June 15, 2024

Fed Holds Steady, Cuts Back on Expected Cuts

By Felix Richter – Statista As has been widely expected after the latest […]
June 11, 2024

Biden’s New Tariffs Should Raise Alarm Bells in Beijing

By Agathe Demarais – FP Live On May 14, Washington slapped new tariffs on China in […]
June 8, 2024

Merchants of Death & Destruction – Richard Mills

2024.06.07 When Israel bombed a refugee camp in Gaza on the premise that […]
June 8, 2024

America’s War Machine Can’t Make Basic Artillery Fast Enough

From Bloomberg The Pentagon focused on high-tech weapons after the Soviet Union fell, […]
June 7, 2024

Comparing the Economies of U.S. and China in 3 Key Metrics

By Marcus Lu – Visual Capitalist In this graphic, we provide insight into […]
June 4, 2024

China’s Economy Cannot Export Its Problems Away

By ALICIA GARCÍA-HERRERO and ALESSIO TERZI – Project Syndicate China continues to treat only the […]
June 2, 2024

Spiking Interest Payments on the Ballooning US Government Debt v. Tax Receipts and Inflation

By Wolf Richter – Wolf Street Tax receipts by the federal government in 2024 […]
June 2, 2024

In Northwest Alaska, an economic engine runs low on ore

By NATHANIEL HERZ – Alaska Beacon Red Dog mine has sustained hundreds of jobs […]
June 1, 2024

Mining Is Mired in Regulatory Delays. That’s Now a Climate Problem.

By Simon Lomax, Greg Clough and Morgan Bazilian – Barron’s At a fundamental level, the energy transition […]
May 26, 2024

What History Reveals About Interest Rate Cuts

By Julia Wendling – Visual Capitalist The Federal Reserve has overseen seven cycles […]
May 22, 2024

Can the rich world escape its baby crisis?

From The Economist Almost every rich country is considering increasing its pro-natal efforts, […]
May 19, 2024

Canada Is Looking at EV Tariff Policy After Biden’s Move Against China

By Brian Platt – Bloomberg Canada is examining whether it needs to raise tariffs […]
May 17, 2024

A US-China EV trade war threatens Biden’s clean-car agenda

By Joseph White, Chris Kirkham and Nora Eckert – Reuters The Biden administration’s plan to slap heavy […]
May 15, 2024

Chinese EV Exports Surge as Policymakers Cry Foul

By Felix Richter – Statista On Tuesday, the Biden administration formally announced its plans to increase […]
May 13, 2024

Trump Hates Bidenomics. Why He Can’t Dump It.

By Joe Light – Barron’s The president signed three monumental bills into law: the […]
May 11, 2024

Our Favorite Recession Indicator: Next Recession Keeps Moving Further Out

By Wolf Richter –  WOLF STREET What this labor market is telling us recession watchers […]
May 11, 2024

South China Sea: Why are China and Philippines tensions heating up?

By Karen Lema – Reuters The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruled […]
May 10, 2024

Biden Set to Hit China EVs, Strategic Sectors With Tariffs

By Josh Wingrove, Jennifer Jacobs, and Eric Martin – Bloomberg The US will impose new, elevated tariffs […]
May 9, 2024

A Minsky Moment is fast approaching for gold – Richard Mills

2024.05.09 “Minsky Moment” refers to the idea that periods of bullish speculation will […]
May 9, 2024

Evil Twins: US Federal Budget Deficits and US Trade

By Jane L. Johnson – Mises Wire One hears little today of the […]
May 9, 2024

How countries rank by military spending

From The Economist To assess the state of international affairs, a good rule of […]
May 8, 2024

US government loosens foreign-content rules on EV batteries – Richard Mills

2024.05.05 The Biden administration has given electric-vehicle makers a two-year extension to shore […]
May 7, 2024

Fed’s Willing to Hike Rates if “Data Indicate Progress on Inflation Has Stalled or Reversed”

By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET The first three months of the year have produced a […]
May 6, 2024

Where are retail gold bullion and equity buyers? Fixed income assets – the income is back in fixed income

By Michael Mackenzie and Liz Capo McCormick – Bloomberg At $2 Million Per Minute, Treasuries Mint […]
May 5, 2024

Governments Could Stop Inflating If They Wanted. But They Won’t.

By Daniel Lacalle – Mises Institute Price inflation is no coincidence. It is […]
May 2, 2024

Where Did my Rate Cuts Go?

By Wolf Richter – Wolf Street “Hike” and “rate hike” were mentioned 8 […]
May 2, 2024

A Strong Dollar Is Rattling Asia. It Isn’t Just the Yen.

By William Pesek – Barron’s Global markets rarely turn on interest rate decisions […]
May 1, 2024

Graphite miners lobby US govt to impose levy on China-sourced EV material

From Mining.com North American graphite miners are lobbying the US government to impose […]
April 30, 2024

Beware, global jihadists are back on the march

From The Ecomomist When jihadist gunmen shot their way through Crocus City Hall in […]
April 28, 2024

Fed’s Wait-and-See on Rate Cuts Further Supported by Extra-Hot “Core Services” PCE Inflation & Hot “Core” PCE Inflation

By Wolf Richter –  WOLF STREET The core PCE price index, which excludes the volatile […]
April 26, 2024

From F-16s to NATO, Argentina’s moves tilt West, but ties to China to last

By   WILDER ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ – Breaking defense The surprise decision by Argentina to […]
April 24, 2024

Conservatives Are Wrong on Economics

By Marina Rocha – Mises Wire According to their website, the Conservative Political […]
April 24, 2024

Why a stronger dollar is dangerous

From The Economist The dollar is looking increasingly formidable. As American growth has […]
April 24, 2024

Global military spending hits ‘all-time high’ of $2.4 trillion

By   Tim Martin – Breaking Defense Global military expenditure surged to a record […]
April 24, 2024

Xi’s Armada Is Winning the Battle for Energy in South China Sea

By Philip Heijmans – Bloomberg Beijing’s vast claims across the South China Sea — […]
April 23, 2024

Love That Strong Dollar

By Jonathan Levin – Bloomberg In reality, today’s dollar strength is mostly a straightforward […]
April 22, 2024

How Debt-to-GDP Ratios Have Changed Since 2000

By Marcus Lu – Visual Capitalist Government debt levels have grown in most […]
April 22, 2024

Fed’s Preferred Inflation Gauge Is Set to Back Rate-Cut Patience

By Molly Smith and Craig Stirling – Bloomberg Federal Reserve officials are about to get further […]
April 19, 2024

China’s Rebalancing Imperative

By STEPHEN S. ROACH – Project Syndicate China is facing a broad constellation […]
April 16, 2024

Where Does One U.S. Tax Dollar Go?

By Marcus Lu – Visual Capitalist Come tax season, a common refrain is: […]
April 16, 2024

How a US$10 billion mine became a cautionary tale for the energy transition

By Jacob Lorinc –  Bloomberg News When the group of mining executives arrived […]
April 14, 2024

Will Israel attack Iran’s oil production? – Richard Mills

2024.04.14 Iran’s exports of crude oil grew by roughly 50% last year to […]
April 12, 2024

Civil War

By Eli Glasner –  CBC News In his filmmaking career, Alex Garland has terrified […]
April 10, 2024

The rich world faces a brutal spending crunch

From The Economist How long can the firehose keep blasting? At first glance, […]
April 10, 2024

Ending Congo’s Forever War

By Adekeye Adebajo – Project Syndicate The seemingly intractable conflict in Africa’s volatile […]
April 4, 2024

China Confronts the Middle-Income Trap

By NOURIEL ROUBINI – Project Syndicate While China obviously needs to boost private-sector […]
March 30, 2024

“Goldilocks” Is Gonna Get It

By JAMES RICKARDS – Daily Reckoning Markets and the Fed both assume that current […]
March 30, 2024

America’s Sports Betting Boom

By Felix Richter – Statista Five years after the Supreme Court struck down […]
March 28, 2024

Biden’s oil boom

By Prinz Magtulis, Nichola Groom, Jarrett Renshaw and Moira Warburton – Reuters The counter-intuitive fossil fuel boom under […]
March 28, 2024

American Sinophobia

By STEPHEN S. ROACH – Project Syndicate As America’s Sinophobia has become increasingly […]
March 27, 2024

Excellent Graphics: How drones are changing warfare

By Mariano Zafra, Max Hunder, Anurag Rao and Sudev Kiyada – Reuters Soldiers have learned to fear the ominous […]
March 24, 2024

CNN Is Wrong. Deflation Is a Good Thing

By Soham Patil – Mises Wire A recent video by CNN states that […]
March 24, 2024

The Indian Giant Has Arrived

By Mohamed A. El-Erian and Michael Spence – Project Syndicate India’s systemic importance has become […]
March 24, 2024

Consumer sentiment no longer an accurate predictor

By Dorothy Gambrell and Laura Bliss – Bloomberg The way Americans feel about the economy is […]
March 23, 2024

Fed Projections Suggest Three Rate Cuts in 2024

By Felix Richter – Statista As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) […]
March 21, 2024

The U.S. May Have Just Scored A Win Against China.

By Alexander C. Kaufman and Chris D’Angelo – Huffpost Seven months after Beijing put […]
March 21, 2024

How China, Russia and Iran are forging closer ties

From The Economist For much of history, Russia, Iran and China were less […]
March 18, 2024

Haiti’s Proud Boys

By SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK – Project Syndicate The way things are going in Haiti, […]
March 18, 2024

Tax tsunami may destroy Canadian resource exploration financing, PearTree warns

From Mining.com “The new AMT rules are said to target fewer than 25,000 […]
March 17, 2024

70 Percent or More of F-35s May Not Be Combat Capable

By Mike Fredenburg – The Epoch Times There is another metric that is more […]
March 16, 2024

America’s economy has escaped a hard landing

From The Economist Which cartoon character does the American economy most resemble? The consensus […]
March 15, 2024

The Misery Index Shows Bidenomics is Failing

By Daniel Lacalle – Mises Wire The government tries to blame inflation on […]
March 15, 2024

China to Invest in Canada Mining Despite Crackdown, Envoy Says

By Jacob Lorinc and Brian Platt – Bloomberg China’s ambassador says the country will continue to […]
March 14, 2024

Trump launched CIA covert influence operation against China

By Joel Schectman and Christopher Bing – Reuters Two years into office, President Donald Trump authorized […]
March 13, 2024

Beneath the Skin of CPI Inflation, February: Inflation Saga far from Over, Core CPI & Core Services in Ominous 6-Month Trend

By Wolf Richter –  WOLF STREET The “core services” CPI (services minus energy services) is crucial. […]
March 13, 2024

Congress is a fixer upper

By Moira Warburton – Reuters Congress is not spending enough time in Washington to […]
March 11, 2024

China’s outbound investment reshaping the global economy

By WILLIAM PESEK – Asia Times “China’s ODI has risen substantially since the turn […]
March 10, 2024

Slow US Inflation Retreat Is Set to Bolster Fed Patience on Rate Cuts

By Vince Golle and Craig Stirling – Bloomberg Inflation in the US probably abated only gradually […]
March 8, 2024

Fed’s next rate move might not align with popular consensus – Richard Mills

2024.03.07 The Fed’s preferred measure of inflation is core PCE, which stands for […]
March 8, 2024

Fed gets another reason not to rush on rate cuts

By Ann Saphir and Howard Schneider – Reuters Federal Reserve policymakers weighing when to start interest-rate […]
March 8, 2024

Do Oscar Winners Also Rule the Box Office?

By Florian Zandt – Statista As our chart based on data from Box Office […]
March 8, 2024

Solzhenitsyn’s Line Between Good and Evil Matters

By Barry Brownstein – AIER Recently, Jonathan Mayo compiled new details of the […]
March 8, 2024

Global Debt Levels Are a Ticking Time Bomb

By Daniel Lacalle – Mises Wire The relentless increase in global debt is an […]
March 5, 2024

Indonesia and China killed the nickel market – Richard Mills

2024.03.02 The mantra? Our fossil-fueled based transportation system needs to be 100% electrified, […]
March 5, 2024

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Dangerous and Unnecessary

By Daniel Lacalle – Mises Wire The main central banks have been deliberating […]
March 4, 2024

The South China Sea Is the Next Test of US Resolve

By Andreas Kluth – Bloomberg Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine with a tale […]
March 2, 2024

The U.S. national debt is rising by $1 trillion about every 100 days

By Michelle Fox – CNBC The nation’s debt permanently crossed over to $34 […]
February 28, 2024

The Drums of US-China Cyber War

By STEPHEN S. ROACH – Project Syndicate With his recent testimony warning of […]
February 28, 2024

Long Live King Dollar

By Carter Johnson and Anya Andrianova – Yahoo Finance The greenback is just […]
February 27, 2024

Record Global Debt: A Ticking Time Bomb for the World Economy

From Daniel Lacalle The relentless increase in global debt is an enormous problem for […]
February 27, 2024

Canada’s top pensions have trillions in assets. Should they do more to fuel the energy transition?

By Benjamin Shingler – CBC News Canada’s largest pension funds, which hold trillions of dollars in […]
February 26, 2024

IRA blowback: restricting imports slowing electric vehicle adoption – Richard Mills

2024.02.26 The Inflation Reduction Act aims to grant incentives to companies that source […]
February 26, 2024

Inflation is Coming Down. Why aren’t Prices?

By David Brady, Jr. – Mises Institute The Consumer Price Index numbers have […]
February 25, 2024

Visualizing Wealth Distribution in America (1990-2023)

By Marcus Lu – Visual Calpitalist Wealth distribution in America has become increasingly […]
February 24, 2024

WAR + INFLATION = GOLD

By Egon von Greyerz – von Greyerz Gold “Poverty is the parent of revolution, […]
February 23, 2024

British Columbia will not proceed with proposed amendments to the Land Act, Minister says

By Amanda Stutt – Mining.com “I’ve also heard that we need to take the […]
February 22, 2024

How governments can help accelerate the mining of critical minerals, and the obstacles in the way – Richard Mills

2024.02.22 Could restoring a depleted stash of critical minerals help to bolster security […]
February 22, 2024

Taiwan chip firms flock to Japan as China decoupling accelerates

By Sam Nussey, Fanny Potkin and Miho Uranaka – Reuters The influx comes amid shifting alliances and […]
February 22, 2024

Yellen to Visit Chile in Push to Boost Ties on Critical Minerals

By Viktoria Dendrinou – Bloomberg While in Santiago, Yellen will engage with her counterparts […]
February 20, 2024

Massive Money Printing Will Accelerate as Debt Soars

By Daniel Lacalle – Mises Institute The U.S. federal government published a December deficit […]
February 20, 2024

Milei Exposes the Path of Destruction of the West

By Daniel Lacalle – Mises Institute Today, states don’t need to directly control […]
February 14, 2024

Beneath the Skin of CPI Inflation, January: Powell’s Gonna Have a Cow when he Sees the Spike in “Core Services” Inflation

By Wolf Richter –  WOLF STREET We’ll start with the “core services” CPI (services minus energy […]
February 14, 2024

British Columbia Hatches $1.5 Billion Loan Plan to Boost Homebuilding

By Thomas Seal – Bloomberg British Columbia’s government launched a program to accelerate the […]