- Europe’s populist right predicted Donald Trump’s entry into the White House will herald the end of the old way of doing business in the west, as the continent’s leaders wrestled with how to deal with the new president. Anti-establishment politicians including Marine Le Pen, head of the National Front in France, and Geert Wilders of the Dutch Freedom Party echoed the combative language of the new U.S. president’s inaugural address at a celebratory rally in Koblenz, western Germany, on Saturday while Chancellor Angela Merkel was trying to reassure her supporters at a meeting in the country’s industrial heartland.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will make visits to the U.S. this month to meet with President Donald Trump, White House officials said. May will meet with Trump on Friday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee said on Saturday. Pena Nieto will meet with Trump on Jan. 31, said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Neither provided further details on the meetings. Trade, immigration and Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall on the southern U.S. border loom large in the president’s relations with Mexico. Britain’s exit from the European Union, the campaign against Islamic State terrorism, the Syrian civil war and sanctions against Russia are key issues in relations between the Trump administration and Britain.
- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wants to strengthen his nation’s unshakable ties with U.S. by working with President Donald Trump, according to a statement released on his office website Saturday. Abe said that with the Asia-Pacific security becoming increasingly severe, the two nations’ alliance is becoming even more important. The region is a driver of global growth, he said. The Japanese premier said he wants to meet with Trump as soon as possible. Abe is at the final stages of arranging a meeting with the new U.S. president as soon as the first half of February, public broadcaster NHK reported Saturday, without saying where it got the information.
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- U.S. Under Trump Won’t Send a Delegation to Syria Talks. State Department cites demands of transition for decision not to send a delegation to Kazakhstan.
- Saudi Oil Minister: OPEC Complying with Production-Cut Agreement. Officials said the estimates were preliminary; final, end-of-month average numbers could be different.
- Had bullish commentary on (ZBH), (YHOO), (GOOGL), (GME), (CNHI), (HRI) and (DHI).
- Had bearish commentary on (DIS).
- Day after Trump sworn in, hundreds of thousands protest presidency in celeb-studded march. (video)
- Madonna gives profanity-laced speech at Women's March in Washington. (video) "I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House," the 58-year-old pop star said, before adding that she "knows this won't change anything." Later, she dropped an f-bomb and used another vulgarity to give some advice to President Trump.
- Trump to oversee ‘fiscal bloodbath’ instead of prosperity, says Reagan OMB director. (video) Stockman
explained that in the early 80's when Reagan took office, debt was at a
$1 trillion which equaled around 30 percent of U.S. GDP. Now, 35 years
later, debt is nearing $20 trillion, or what could translate to 105
percent of GDP. In other words, Reagan had a lot more room to maneuver
with respect to the debt, while Trump could find himself hampered by
- Trump Takes Over 'Riskiest' America Since World War II. (graph)
- In Stunning Admission, Draghi Says A Country Can Leave Eurozone But Must "Settle Bill First".
- Globalization's Reality - World Trade Has Increased By Less Than 1% Annually In The Last Decade. (graph)
- One Hour After Taking Office, Trump Suspends FHA Mortgage Fee Cut.
- As Its Housing Bubble Pops, Chinese Real Estate Firms Halt Monthly Pricing Data. (graph)
- Exposing The "Fake News" Censorship Industry.
- Fake News About "Love" For Obamacare?
- Asian Media Warns Of Conflict, Economic Turmoil Under "Trump World Order".
- David Rosenberg: "The Travesty Is We Have 23.5 Million Americans Aged 25-To-54 Outside The Labor Force".
- These Are The 3 Main Issues For Europe In 2017.
- Apple(AAPL) Sues Qualcomm(QCOM) For $1 Billion.
- Weekend Reading: Trump - The Best (Or Worst) Of Times.
- Senate Confirms Mattis (Defense) & Kelly (Homeland) On Trump's First Day.
- Morgan Stanley(MS) CEO James Gorman 2016 Pay: $22,500,000.
- Trump's Declaration Of War: 12 Things He Must Do For America To Be Great Again.
- Indiana YMCA Bans CNN Over Complaints About Constant Barrage of "Fake News".
- "The Potential Problems Are As Follows" - How The Bull Market Could End According To Credit Suisse.
- German Press: "That Was No Presidential Speech; That Was A Declaration Of War".
- Trump Signs First Executive Order To "Ease The Burden Of Obamacare".
- The Geopolitics Of 2017 In 4 Maps.
- Gold Pops; Banks, Bonds, & Greenback Drop As Trump Takes Office.
- Here's how much debt the US government added under President Obama. (graph)
- $25 BILLION: Trump's plan to cut Wall Street regulation is going to have a big impact.
- Europe's far-right leaders have a new slogan — #WeWillMakeOurCountriesGreatAgain.
- 'From this moment on, it's going to be America First': Here's President Donald Trump's full inauguration speech.
- The first poll since May's Brexit speech gives the Tories a massive lead of 17%.
- These 2 charts will give stock pickers everywhere nightmares. (graph)
- TRUMP'S ENERGY PLAN: 'We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves'.
- Trump vows to 'crack down' on anyone who violates trade agreements.