Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Key News Asian equities were mostly higher overnight as the Yuan and the Asia Dollar Index both gained significantly versus the US dollar. Xi Jinping returned to Beijing from Russia with some lower-level agreements, especially regarding the northern and eastern borders. I have not heard an update on Xi’s call with Ukrainian leader Zelenskyy, but we know that he is keen to meet with the Chinese president. Given his reticence about Xi’s visit to Moscow, we can assume that he is open to hearing Xi out. An end to the war could be a positive black swan for markets. Tencent’s over-the-counter ADR traded at a significant discount to its Hong Kong share class, which was up +8% overnight versus the ADR's only +2% gain yesterday. This echoes the continued disparity between US and global/China views of China. Tencent’s results were slightly lower than expected, but the company is rebounding in its advertising division after the … [Read more...] about Yuan Strengthens Versus USD, Tencent Soars On Earnings
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Inside A High-Stakes March Madness Calcutta
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Professional gamblers wager millions on the NCAA Tournament using an auction-style format that brings out casual hoop dreamers and sophisticated quants. With brackets busted, it still pays to play the game within the game. N eal, a 36-year-old insurance broker who lives in Ohio with his wife and two children, is the proud owner of the University of Texas, University of Connecticut, Tennessee, Creighton and Florida Atlantic men’s basketball teams. His wife doesn’t know about his ownership stakes, but hopefully by the end of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament his $19,000 investment will turn into $50,000. And then, he’ll let her know. “Right now, we’re on a heater,” he says of the March Madness run his teams are on. “We’re still in the red on paper, but I hope that will change quickly with a few wins.” Neal doesn’t technically own any team, of course, but the amateur sports gambler “bought” these college … [Read more...] about Inside A High-Stakes March Madness Calcutta
Barriers To Employment Fall With The Rise Of Out-Of-State Occupational License Recognition
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Income tax rate reduction and flattening, along with the expansion of school choice, are among the most consequential policy trends of the early 2020s. However, there is another policy trend emerging that, like income tax relief and greater educational choice, is making states more attractive to workers and employers. That trend is the push by policymakers to remove or mitigate the barriers to employment that state occupational licensing requirements have become. On Tuesday, March 21, Florida legislators will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 1364, legislation to recognize out-of-state occupational licenses held by new residents so that they can get to work and begin earning income in their new home state right away. If this reform, known as Universal License Recognition (ULR), is passed by legislators in Tallahassee and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis (R) this spring, Florida would become state number 22 to enact ULR. … [Read more...] about Barriers To Employment Fall With The Rise Of Out-Of-State Occupational License Recognition
Biden’s Approval Rating Sinks Towards Lowest Point Of His Presidency: POLL
President Joe Biden’s approval rating plummets towards the lowest point of his presidency on Thursday, according to a new poll. The president’s approval sank to 38% this month, nearly reaching the lowest point he has received in office where he received a 36% rating in July 2022, an AP/NORC poll found. Biden ‘s March approval has dropped from a 45% rating since February and 41% in January. “Neutral towards approval,” Andrew Dwyer, one of the respondents, told The Associated Press. “I don’t think he’s the best at representing my position and issues. But I know being president involves compromises.” Republicans overwhelmingly disapprove of the president at 96%, while the majority of Democrats approve at 76%. Only 21% of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction, down 7 percentage points from February, a decline of both Democrats and Republicans since last month. Biden’s approval rating at 38%. — GraphicW (@GraphicW5) March 23, 2023 The … [Read more...] about Biden’s Approval Rating Sinks Towards Lowest Point Of His Presidency: POLL
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew’s Prepared Comments Before Congress
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Amid growing global concern over the social media platform, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday, where U.S. lawmakers are expected to question Chew over safety concerns for minors and preventing U.S. user data from foreign access. Key Facts In Chew’s first appearance before Congress, he’s expected to discuss the company’s privacy and data security practices, as well as the company’s relationship with the Chinese government, which has come under increased scrutiny in recent months. Prepared Remarks Chair Rodgers, Ranking Member Pallone, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to talk about TikTok and our mission to inspire creativity and bring joy to more than 1 billion people worldwide. I look forward to discussing what makes TikTok so special to the diverse audiences it serves, as well as our … [Read more...] about TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew’s Prepared Comments Before Congress
Why China’s COVID Comeback Is Still In The Early Innings, With Upside Ahead
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When you unshackle 1.4 billion consumers who have been penned up at home for three years, it’s reasonable to expect some fireworks. For the residents of Mainland China, life under “zero COVID” policies was a dreary round of rolling travel restrictions and lockdowns – as if the United States was permanently stuck on a skipping record of the Spring of 2020. While most of the population was able to find a way to get back to work eventually, the everyday routines of travel, dining out, and visiting friends and family were severely curtailed. Wallets stayed snapped shut. Since China executed its “COVID pivot” in late December 2022, economists have been scrutinizing the data to see if the country will be able to achieve its goal of 5% growth in 2023. If achieved, China will serve as an engine to help developed economies avoid tipping into recession. This is particularly relevant in the new era of higher interest rates, … [Read more...] about Why China’s COVID Comeback Is Still In The Early Innings, With Upside Ahead
Should You Buy FedEx Stock After Q3 Earnings Beat?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin FedEx stock (NYSE: FDX) is up 13% in a week, compared to a 3% rise for the broader S&P500 index. After its recent surge, FDX stock looks appropriately priced, in our view. Due to a decline in delivery volumes, FedEx FDX and other logistics companies have had a tough year. The big e-commerce surge seen through the lockdown phase of the Covid-19 pandemic has now cooled off. Furthermore, the weakening U.S. economy and high inflation further add to the woes. Our analysis of FedEx’s Revenue details how the company’s revenues are trending. Last week, the company reported its Q3 fiscal 2023 results (the fiscal year ends in May), with revenue of $22.2 billion, down 6% y-o-y, and falling below our estimate of $22.8 billion, primarily due to softening volume. Average daily package volume was down 11% during the quarter. However, yields continued to improve, with composite package yield rising by 3%. The company’s … [Read more...] about Should You Buy FedEx Stock After Q3 Earnings Beat?
Ask Larry: Will My Wife’s Social Security Spousal Benefit Be 50% Of Mine At 65?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Today's Social Security column addresses questions about how spousal benefit rates are calculated, how continuing to work can affect benefit rates and when survivor's benefits can become available. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See more Ask Larry answers here . Have Social Security questions of your own you’d like answered? Ask Larry about Social Security here . Will My Wife's Social Security Spousal Benefit Be 50% Of Mine At 65? Hi Larry, I am 68 and collecting my Social Security retirement benefit. My wife turns 65 this year and has been collecting her retirement benefit since she turned 62. Will she be able to get a spousal benefit that will be half of my benefit starting this year? My benefit well over twice hers. Thanks, Stan Hi Stan, The percentage of your benefit rate that your … [Read more...] about Ask Larry: Will My Wife’s Social Security Spousal Benefit Be 50% Of Mine At 65?
Former German police officer found dead in his house in Chon Buri
Photo via Facebook/ กระแสข่าว Police conducted an investigation at a house in the Satthip district of Chon Buri yesterday after the body of a 66 year old former German police officer was found dead in the kitchen. It is believed that the man succumbed to a chronic disease more than 10 days before being discovered. The deceased was identified as German man Scutt Axel, who lived alone in his wife’s house in Chon Buri. His sister in law, a 68 year old Thai woman named Wilai, who alerted the police about his death, explained that Axel was a former police officer in Germany. He married her sister and they had a child together but lived in separate countries. Axel lived alone at his wife’s house while his wife and their child lived together in Germany. Wilai said that she last saw Axel on Monday, March 6, when he visited her house. She was not suspicious about his appearance or health until her sister asked her to check on Axel as she had not heard from him in a few … [Read more...] about Former German police officer found dead in his house in Chon Buri