Anthony Bourdain Found Dead After Commiting Suicide By Hanging

Just days after Kate Spade, 55, took her life in a tragic suicide by hanging herself in her apartment, moments ago CNN reported that Anthony Bourdain, award-winning celebrity chef, writer and CNN TV host who took viewers “around the world” has died at the age…

“The Old Order Is Over”: Trump To Adopt “Confrontational Tone” At G-7 As Macron Plans On “Standing Up” To US President

Ahead of what is shaping up as the most confrontational G-7 meeting in history (the first meeting took place in 1975), we reported that Germany chancellor Angela Merkel already was setting the ground for the Toronto showdown among the world’s top political leaders – where…

Tommy Robinson Protests Continue For Second Week As Thousands Take To The Streets

Thousands of Tommy Robinson supporters and free speech advocates around the world took to the streets for a second week of protests against the imprisonment of the UK journalist and political activist. Robinson was arrested on May 25 outside Leeds Crown Court for reporting on a pedophile…

Turkey Trounced, Italy Bounced, As US Stocks Puke Up Trade-Truce Gains

Trump took a few shots at China today, which didn’t help, but realistically today’s drop makes as much sense as yesterday’s rally on the back of absolutely nothing from China… While there was some dip-buying in Italian banks (and bonds) today…   We note that…

Futures, Dollar Surge As “Trade War Put On Hold”; But Euro, Italian Bonds, EMs Routed

All it took was 8 simple words, with little factual backing and no way of enforcement, to send global markets and US equity futures soaring overnight: “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday, refuting Trump’s prior skepticism, in…

Why The Soaring Dollar Will Lead To An “Explosive” Market Repricing: A Flow Chart

Something curious took place one month ago when the PBOC announced on April 17 that it would cut the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) by 1% to ease financial conditions: it broke what until then had been a rangebound market for both the US Dollar and…

Amazon, Starbucks Furious After Seattle Passes Controversial “Homeless Tax”

Update: Amazon is not alone in its anger at Seattle’s plans. Starbucks took a moment away from signaling its virtue and lashed out at the city’s new tax. John Kelly, senior vice president, Global Public Affairs & Social Impact at Starbucks, said in a statement….

Tanzania’s Clawback on Rights

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli took office in October 2015 promising to stamp out government corruption and to be accountable to ordinary citizens. Instead, in a country that had been considered a leader in the region on human rights, he has restricted free expression, association, and…

Israel Deploys Tanks To Contested Border Region After Attacks On Syria

After the Israeli military purportedly took out “all of the Iranian infrastructure” in Syria during a skirmish with Syrian and Iranian troops last night (a charge which Iran denies), the IDF has moved a line of tanks to the Golan Heights, the contested boarder area…