Hong Kong Property Prices Plunge For 8 Straight Weeks

Read more on this subject: Economy – International
News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden
Centaline’s report said property prices in the city have plunged for eight straight weeks, mostly tied to an extreme economic deceleration in the region as macroeconomic headwinds continue to increase.

The Central Plains City Index (CCL) is a monthly leading index that tracks property prices in Hong Kong. Regional investors use CCL to track the changing trend of the Hong Kong property market.

As a whole, the CCL Leading Index has tumbled to 180.32, -.36% w/w, -1.62% m/m, and has recorded the lowest level in 27-weeks.

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‘I can’t think’: Mumbling Wikileaks founder Julian Assange fights back tears-

Read more on this subject: WikileaksNews Story Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk by Richard SpillettAssange faces extradition to the U.S. to face 18 hacking and espionage charges

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The American Deep State Would Sooner Sacrifice The Republic Than Lose Again To Donald Trump

Read more on this subject: Deep State- Shadow Government
News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com by Robert Bridge
As Americans experience the brutal whiplash of going from the Mueller probe to presidential impeachment in a matter of days, all pretensions of democratic procedure to guide the show trial have been tossed from the clown car. With the boot-licking media to back their every whim and fancy, the Democrats are dragging the Republic to the brink of destruction as they threaten to take down the 45th POTUS, and without a single witness in the dock.

Last month, Adam Schiff, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said the identity of the shady whistleblower who revealed second-hand details of a call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would be made public “very soon.” That claim looks set to be the fifth ‘Pinocchio’ awarded to Schiff in almost as many days.

On Sunday, the truth-impaired Senator said the whistleblower at the heart of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry might not testify in court over concerns about the
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Tulsi Gabbard Declares War on Hillary Clinton and Democrat Party Establishment

Read more on this subject: Politics: Republican Campaigns
News Story Source: https://www.breitbart.com, JOEL B. POLLAK
In a video released Sunday on Twitter, Gabbard talks about the origins of her long-simmering feud with Democratic leaders, dating back to her support for the insurgent campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in 2016.

Gabbard resigned from her post within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in protest at the way then-chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) was treating Sanders. Her concerns were later vindicated by Wikileaks, which released emails showing that party leaders had conspired to help Clinton secure the nomination, forcing Schultz to resign.

In Sunday’s video, Gabbard recalls: “People warned me in 2016 that my endorsement of Bernie Sanders would be the end of my ‘political career.’ They said, ‘Clinton will never forget,’ that ‘she and her rich and powerful friends, her allies in politics and the media, will make sure that you are destroyed.'”

Gibbered then refers to the “countless hit pieces” against her in the ma
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Here Is The Real Reason The Fed Restarted QE

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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, Tyler Durden
It is this same “not QE” that has boosted the Fed’s balance sheet by $200BN in one month, the fastest rate of increase since the financial crisis.

Yet while the Fed’s desire to purchase Bills instead of coupon Treasuries was dictated by its superficial desire to distinguish the current “Not QE” from previous “True QEs”, even though both tends to inject the same amount of liquidity into the system, which as a reminder is what the Fed’s bailout role in the past 11 years has all been about, and only true Fed sycophants are unable to call a spade a spade, the Fed’s choice raises a rather thorny question of where the Fed will source those T-bills, because as JPMorgan calculates, the net supply of Bills in 4Q19 and 1Q20 is around $115-$130bn while JPM’s economists estimate that at least $200-$250bn of purchases could be required to return reserves to around $1.5tr where they were in early September this year.

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US Futures Rally As Trade Deal, Brexit Optimism Return Despite Prevailing Chaos

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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, Tyler Durden
Global markets started off the new week, the second busiest in Q3 earnings season, on the front foot, with MSCI’s world equity index rising 0.2%, with the broad Euro STOXX 50 adding 0.4%, led by mining and banking shares. Major European bourses are modestly firmer after risk sentiment turned more constructive following AsiaPac indecisiveness, during which the latest developments (or lack thereof) on the Brexit front and the PBoC’s decision not to cut Loan Prime Rates contributed to the cautious tone. The FTSE 100 (+0.1%) lags amid a stronger Pound on hopes that the worst possible Brexit outcomes are off the table and that PM Johnson may have enough backing for his Brexit deal. Sectors are mostly in the green, apart from defensives, with Consumer Staples (-0.6%), Health Care (-0.5%) and Utilities (-0.2%) all lagging on improved risk appetite.

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Blain: “I Am Convinced The Debt Markets Are About To Blow Up”

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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, Tyler Durden
It’s a big week for markets with the ECB meeting, some critical Q3 stock numbers and a host of things to worry about in terms of economic releases and the continuing slowing of the Chinese economy. Its all critical stuff for the bond market – which I reckon is a ticking time-bomb. But more about that later… For stock markets, the quote this morning sums it up – the mood is changing: forget the disruptive tech unicorns and focus on fundamentals. But, first up we really can’t ignore the Brexit mess in the UK.  Saturday’s SNAFU gives investors another chance to load up on Sterling.  At some point Brexit will be fixed.  It might be messy.

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Dick Morris: 'If You Feel a Pulse, You Know Hillary's Going to Run'

Read more on this subject: Clinton News
News Story Source: https://www.breitbart.com, TRENT BAKER
Host John Catsimatidis asked Morris if there are any candidates out there who have yet to announce a run that he could see running.

Morris said as long as Clinton has a “pulse,” there is a good chance she is going to run.

“I think it’s always possible that Hillary runs,” Morris stated. “You know, John, there’s a test you can do at home. Just put your fingers on her wrist, and if you feel a pulse, you know she’s going to run.”

Morris went on to say he believes Warren gets the nomination, which he explained would be bad news for the Democratic Party looking to take down President Donald Trump.

“I think Warren will still win. And I think Trump will still beat the daylights out of her, But this Democratic process isn’t over yet,” he advised.

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Poll: Only 6% of Iowa Voters Say Impeachment Is Most Important Issue

Read more on this subject: ImpeachmentNews Story Source: https://www.breitbart.com, KRISTINA WONGThe new poll by Iowa Emerson College showed that only six percent of registered voters in Iowa said impeachment was their top issue. In comparison, 33 perc… Continue reading