China’s Jinping and the ‘Trump’ card

China’s Premier Xi Jinping came to Florida for his first visit with America’s new President at a time when the world’s economic and geo-political environments are reaching a boiling point. And contrary to Donald Trump’s belief and rhetoric that he can outmaneuver China into giving up major concessions regarding the trade imbalance that has benefited the Far Eastern economy for more than two decades, the fact of the matter is that it is China, not the U.S., who holds all the cards including a new Trump card that could invariably leave the U.S. on the outside looking in.

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Did the EU just kill the British-German merger of exchanges because of Brexit and Article 50?

On March 28 UK Prime Minister Theresa May officially signed Article 50, setting in motion the process for Britain to officially leave the European Union. And on Wednesday that paperwork was handed over to EU officials, thus beginning what is expected to be a two year process to both dissolve and re-entreaty different agreements that may or may not extend beyond their former privileges in the continental coalition.

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With 15 more nations ready to sign onto the AIIB, China’s IMF alternative close to capturing half the world

Last week saw the first new set of signatories join the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) since the original 57 nations joined on the institution’s inception back in 2015. And with these 13 new countries buying into China’s alternative to the West’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) bank, a total of 70 countries have recognized the shift that is taking place from West to East in the global financial system.

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Deja vu as Germany seeks ‘reparations’ on UK in Brexit treaty negotiations

In 1919 the Allied Powers of Britain, France, Italy, and the United States imposed huge war reparations on the country of Germany in putting the blame on them for starting the continental battle that would be known as World War I. And now almost 100 years later, Germany is seeking to reverse the tables and demand their own reparations against the UK for seeking the leave the European Union and the Maastricht Treaty.

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