CHINA PLACES RATE REFORMS FOR COMPANIES………

By: Economic & Finance Report

The Central Bank of China instituted key interest rate reforms on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The China’s Central Bank did this to help companies and corporations with borrowing costs.

China has been suffering from the trade war with the US. The lower interest rates could help companies with lowering their borrowing costs. The central bank will be trying to improve thier interest rates, which will then assist these companies in borrowing costs that would be minimal.

China’s State Council indicated they want the country to focus on market based reformation, which will then lower real interest rates significantly. -SB

6 May 2019

1) The $9 trillion dollar business of financing global trade has become vulnerable to forgers who are so adept at faking documents used by banks that it has become necessary to go paperless. This means going digital which will also make the financing process more efficient.

2) The just purchased newspaper, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, has laid off its entire staff of 161 workers including 65 reporters and editors. Their competitor, the New Orleans Advocate who purchased them, will publish a daily paper using the names of both brands.

3) Two Federal Reserve policymakers have voice concerns about weak inflation. Some bankers see weak inflation as a growing case for a future interest rate cut, even though others are pushing for continued patience.

4) 3 MAY 19 Stock market closings:

Dow              26,504.95    up    197.16
Nasdaq          8,164.00    up    127.22
S&P 500         2,945.64    up      28.12

10 Year Yield:    down   at    2.53%

Oil:    down   at    $61.86