Australian Industry Group Performance of Construction Index (PCI) for March comes in at its 14th consecutive month of expansion, a jump to 57.2 – prior 56.0 From some of the sub-measures:
An editorial piece in the People’s Daily (official newspaper of China’s Communist Party) – The United States suffers from an “anxiety disorder” … which stemmed from the United States’ decline in the global context and the rise of China, the editorial said. More:
In the today a story on major boost to the government’s budget from a Australian Financial Review dramatic upswing in resources and energy sales
This the latest from Syrian State TV: – says T-4 airfield in Homs targeted with several missiles – suspected US strike Then this from the White House: And, this to keep it interesting:
US ships said to be launching cruise missiles at Syrian air base or bases … still unconfirmed provided a bit of a heads up to an alert something may have been happening – and still further reports coming in now. Awaiting confirmation still. there is so far nothing concrete by way of confirmation.
There was a (much) earlier report of airstrikes on Deir ez-Zor, the largest city in eastern Syria That came only via one source and was never confirmed Now there are
Earlier headline and brief summary is here: Check out that link for the major points, but a few more bits and pieces now worth noting: Across the eurozone as a whole
A note from strategists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch The note says that China may add services such as education, travel, intellectual property charges and transportation to its retaliation package if the US goes ahead with the additional $100 bn tariff on imports from China.
Forex news for North American trade on April 6, 2018: Markets: – CAD leads, JPY lags – Gold up $7 to $1330 – S&P 500 down 58 points to 2604 – US 10-year yields down 6 bps to 2.77% The market had taken a constructive view of the latest Trump tariff threats early in New…
Lighthizer shares Trump’s sentiments The WSJ has an into Robert Lighthizer and how he’s steered the White House towards its battle with China on trade and tariffs.