There's someone here who posts with a 'blutarsky' ID and I thought you had confused me with him. I am a left-leaning Canadian. Even if I could vote in the US election, I would never vote for either Clinton or Trump. In a race between Clinton, Trump, and Sanders I would choose Bernie hands-down.
I admit I do not know the intricacies of the US electoral system, but if it does not permit a third party to take power, then that is a serious deficiency.
Please don't insinuate that I post with multiple ID's. As I have stated on numerous occasions I only use this one. As far as Sanders membership, sure many people know hie was an independent. That does not mean that running under the Dems did not vastly increase his popularity than it would have if he had run as an independent from day 1.
I agree Japan is the closest point of reference. But a lot has changed since the 80's. For example, China is now an economic powerhouse. Growth there is still reasonably strong. and their demographics should keep it growing for many more years. Other developing nations like India will also drive growth. It is such nations that hold the cards as to whether there is collapse and ruin or the world pulls out of the money pit and recovers. Doom and ruin is not a given in this different scenario..
I think strategically it was beneficial to tag along with the Democratic party. It offered him the opportunity to get his views across to the masses. Now that he is well-known and his positions well understood, it makes sense to move over to a party that is better aligned with his principles. I for one would be disappointed if he does not carry his efforts to their logical conclusion by continuing a run for president as leader of another party.
Of course no one can predict the future. Given the current scenario, I'd be interested to know what you think the odds are the central banks and government manage to pull the world financial systems and economy out of this highly atypical situation. I give them a 60/40 chance to succeed.
Will he step up to the plate and bat for the Green Team? Maybe this is why he has yet to endorse Clinton.
@Bernie Sanders has been invited to continue his underdog bid for the White House by the Green party’s probable presidential candidate, who has offered to step aside to let him run. Jill Stein, who is expected to be endorsed at the party’s August convention in Houston, told Guardian US that “overwhelming” numbers of Sanders supporters are flocking to the Greens rather than Hillary Clinton. Stein insisted that her presidential bid has a viable “near term goal” of reaching 15% in national polling, which would enable her to stand alongside presumptive nominees Clinton and Donald Trump in televised election debates. But in a potentially destabilising move for the Democratic party, and an exciting one for Sanders’ supporters, the Green party candidate said she was willing to stand aside for Sanders.
But it doesn't matter anyway. Obama will simply veto the bill.
@By voice vote Thursday, lawmakers passed two amendments directed at Chicago-based Boeing, which had offered Iranian airlines three models of new aircraft to replace the country's aging fleet. The amendment was added to a financial services spending bill that the House cleared by vote of 239-185. The House must reconcile differences between its bill and the Senate's version. The Obama administration is certain to threaten to veto any legislation that undermines the nuclear agreement with Iran.
Looks like the new GTF engines are built at various locations in USA and Canada. I'd guess that the specific model used by BBD CS planes would logically be manufactured at the Mirabel, QC plant.
@The next-generation engine will be assembled at Pratt & Whitney plants in Middletown, CT, Mirabel, QC, and West Palm Beach, FL. The company recently invested $63 million to expand its Florida operation, including a 97,000-square-foot-facility dedicated to assembling the PurePower PW1100G-JM. Initial production is scheduled to begin this month.
---Everything makes perfect sense, now.----
Media spin only goes so far in determining market movement.
The only pre-airshow announcement BBD should be making is that they have new orders.
Due diligence? Get real. Banks acted as any greedy corporation in a capitalist system naturally does, pushing the boundaries of the laws that govern their actions, and maybe even breaking those laws if they had reason to think they might evade conviction. Nope, the issue was squarely on the shoulder of government, who failed to develop, maintain, and enforce an adequate regulatory framework for the financial sector..
Guarantee?? That is pure conjecture. There is no certainty that the nation and world would be better off if banks had not been bailed out when the crisis unfolded. The issue never was the banking system, but rather weak regulations governing the financial sector. Government failed in this respect, and compounded the failure with their bailout of these institutions. In my view, that bailout money could arguably have had a much greater economic impact if it was used for fiscal stimulus instead. I still think such stimulus is what it will take to ultimately turn this economic ship around. With interest rates on 30 yr treasuries running at 2%, government has access to long-term cheap money and they should take full advantage of that to boost spending on infrastructure, just as Canada is doing.
Looks like British investors are flocking to safe dividend plays like BTI.
@British American Tobacco also hit a record high, up 130.5p to £50.35, after UBS raised its price target to £53. Nik Oliver, of UBS, said: “BAT, Diageo and Imperial Brands are the largest net beneficiaries of the recent Sterling weakness given their substantial overseas earnings – a 10pc depreciation of Sterling against all reporting currencies boosts EPS by 8to 9pc.” In its wake, Diageo and Imperial Brands made gains of 38.5p and 29.5p, respectively.
for corporations, that is.
@Britain has announced plans to cut corporation tax to less than 15 per cent in an attempt to cushion the shock of the country’s decision to leave the European Union, raising the prospect of competitive tax cuts across the bloc.Finance minister George Osborne told the Financial Times he wanted to build a “super competitive economy” with low business taxes and a global focus.
It's been running between 48-56 for several years now. A sustained move above 55 would be a strong indicator that construction is ramping up.
I wonder.... did BASF have a lock on graded doping for blue? Is that maybe why OLED bought their IP?
Yeah sure. He's infallible right? Just like Bill Ackman and his long VRX and short HLF plays . Personally I say #$%$ em all.
And just like UDC, BASF has been unable to solve the blue puzzle despite many years of effort. OLED may be able to extend BASF''s work to finally find a solution to the blue problem... but maybe not. As I stated before, it is a high risk high reward move.
To be honest, I am a bit surprised UDC chose to continue along the pholed path on blue given the absence of any breakthroughs after decades of research, and the recent track of steady improvements in TADF technology. I would have thought they would seek to expand work into that alternative instead, even if it is out of their 'comfort zone'. Only time will tell if they made the correct choice... 90M is a significant chunk of their cash.
I say kill em all.
@“We looked at a couple of companies say six months ago and they had the unicorn valuation and the unicorn arrogance,” Gelsinger said. “You know ‘hey I’m a billion [valuation] going to four so if you want to take me off the table, pay me five.’ Well now they’re half a billion maybe going to one: Okay let’s have a discussion. So some of those become much more interesting conversations."