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Seven Charts For Bullish Investors To Ignore

Wall Street still exudes widespread optimism that 2017 will provide another year of solid gains for stocks amid stable albeit unspectacular economic growth and only gentle interest rate rises. However, as The FT details, all is not well in reality, and the following seven charts will hearten investors of a more bearish persuasion...

South Korea On Heightened Alert As North Prepares For Major Army Event

"Although North Korea attempted a missile launch but failed on April 16, considering the April 25 anniversary of the Korean People's Army, there are concerns that it can make another provocation again at any time," South Korea's acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn told top officials on Thursday.

North Korea Threatens US With "Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike"

"In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes."

Frontrunning: April 18

  • Britain's May seeks snap election to boost Brexit hand (Reuters)
  • Trump to seek changes in visa program to encourage hiring Americans (Reuters)
  • Trump appointee Gorsuch energetic in first U.S. high court arguments (Reuters)
  • Pence Reaffirms U.S.-Japan Alliance Amid North Korea Provocations (WSJ)
  • Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Said to Have Advised Trump Team (BBG)

Tesla Faces New Model 3 Delay As German Workers Threaten Strike; More Headaches For Musk Emerge

Tesla is facing a potential strike at its new German subsidiary: the German Trade Union IG Metall has warned that it is exploring a worker strike at Tesla Grohmann. The machines built at Tesla Grohmann are used to manufacture the Model 3 and as a result, the car's production start in July could face another imminent delay. Meanwhile, Elon Musk faces even more headaches...

Norwegian Police Fear Rising "Threat Of Jihad From Islamist Immigration"

Repeatedly, Western societies seem "surprised" by their own willful blindness when it comes to Islam. In the case of Norway, the Police Security Service has laid out clearly the dangers of radicalization and the extant risks of jihadist terror against Norway. But is anybody listening?

The US & China: Why The Sudden Convergence On North Korea?

China is quite keen on projecting itself as a rising global power, and the dominant power in Asia and the adjacent seas. So how does it look when a supposed global power can't even control a client state on its own border? China's inability to influence, much less control, North Korea's nuclear ambitions and threats gives the lie to its claim of global power.