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which of the british meant business association joins us to break down what the openings mean for the united kingdom in the wake of better products its impact on business we've got a packed show today so let's go and dive right in. a big rally for markets in china and hong kong leads our global report today as presidents donald trump and she jinping confirmed they will meet during the g. 20 in osaka japan to resume trade talks the c.s.i. 300 index which indexes the performance of the top 300 stocks on the shanghai and shuns and stock exchanges rose by 2.22 percent on wednesday meanwhile the shanghai composite index rose by 1.5 percent following the announcement of the meeting in hong kong the hang seng spiked 2.4 percent over the same period the largest single day spike in 2019 and while a resolution of the ongoing trade war between the united states and china during the meeting is a long shot by all reports including according to recent comments from u.s. commerce secretary will ross markets market movers seem pleased to see the parties
at least return to the table. and the follow from a trade war is already being felt around the globe by consumers at the cash register and by firms who operate in china and they have been facing rising pressures from both sides of the pacific now some american companies are considering opting out of production in the people's republic does that mean that the terrorists which were supposed to bring jobs back to the united states worked well funny story not exactly here to help break down some major moves in the manufacturing sector as artie's own alex mahela that you joins us from toronto alex one of the big names pushing for moving jobs out of china is apple what can you tell us. thinking of moving 15 to 30 percent of their operation out of china and it's also speaking to some of its partners like foxconn the taiwanese company and telling them a you know what maybe you should think about doing the same now here's issue foxconn about 75 percent of their operation is in china and at the same time
looking on the other side of the coin 54 percent of their business is with apple so which way do they go with the problem is that we have an established system which is the whole mechanism of how these products are moved from a to b. and it just happens to be that china is a massive hub for that kind of stuff now foxconn works mostly on i phones i pads that kind of stuff it assembles them and you know they're ready they're saying yeah we're going to move but you know how do you do that how do you pull so much of your operation out of china and where does it really go so the reporting making the shift in there saying you know what to look at apple like you know apple we've talked to apple and what apple is saying don't know this is not all about the trade war there's more to this than just the trade war that's going on right now and as you just mentioned that trade war might go away but as it stands it could go in the other direction where there be 25 percent tariffs added coming very soon the stuff like i phones i pads and laptops but here we go this is the whole problem with
apple saying it's not about just the trade war it's about china itself the birth rates are down the costs of labor are getting higher and decentralization that we spoke of a little bit earlier it might be just too much for for our pool and for other companies so they need to diversify globally but we could look with that one. and with companies looking to perhaps get out of china those jobs that are moving out have to go somewhere else this must be good news for the u.s. job market right. yeah that really they have because they are not going to come to the u.s. going on a company like apple to want to go to some place where labor is expensive they want to go word labor is cheap so when you move out of china where do you go about another economy that's absolutely massive like china like india apple already has an established operation india they're ready building the the i phones that are you know the the sort of of lesser value in india and they've talked about it in the possible actually moving operations there for the i phone x.
and other things like the more advanced technology also you have other options in asia which are cheaper like malaysia like into the asian of course vietnam which is like the darling of that part of the world right now apple can look in that direction and foxconn the company that from taiwan that works with apple they've already said you know we have established operations in brazil the czech republic vietnam so we can ship some of the stuff from china there but come on when 75 percent of your operations are in china how are you going to do that and if you do it it's going to take a very long time and logistically speaking it's going to be very difficult sounds like a big challenge and there is also another iconic american company opting to produce in china rather than run away from it present trump might not be happy about this but business is business tell us about that this is the flip side of the coin who's going to china and we're talking about one of my favorite companies ab one of these babies a harley davidson so harley davidson is saying you know what hate our customers are getting older in the united states and our money our bank is not looking as great
as it used to coming from the us there's that inflow is not there anymore we need to get out of here we need to go to different markets so that markets are growing in other parts of the world like in europe and like in asia now the problem is that with europe we know that donald trump of the u.s. administration put sanctions on sanctions might say tariffs against the e.u. tariffs and asia with china so what is the harley davidson doing well they're going to cooperate with another company build smaller motorcycles in china they have a bigger operation are ready in thailand. that operation is going to be slowly motorcycles to china and also the toilet operation kill so motorcycles to europe a good way to dance around tariffs put in by donald trump don't trump my like it but for harley davidson like you said business is business easy rider an r. t. correspondent alex i'm a hell of it thanks for joining us thank you. we recently reported on vietnam's customs department taking issue with exporters illegally labeling chinese made goods as made in vietnam in an effort to avoid tariffs imposed due to the ongoing
us china trade war now the u.s. department of homeland security says it is fine numerous companies for export and products the chinese own special economic zone in cambodia precisely to circumvent u.s. tariffs on china iran's watch is a spokesperson for the u.s. embassy in cambodia told reuters the department of homeland security has inspected and fine a number of companies for evading tariffs in the united states by routing goods through cambodia adding that these companies are loaded located in cambodia's sihanoukville special economic zone at this time the specific companies that face fines have yet to be named but we'll keep an eye on this story which seems unlikely to be the last of its kind. and wednesday wrapped up the 2nd day of the federal reserve's 2 day meeting here in washington d.c. all eyes were on d.c. to see what the fed will do when it comes to entrust rates in the events of 9 of 10 members of the federal open market committee voted to keep the federal funds rate
in the range of 2.25 to 2.5 percent despite calls from president trump to lower borrowing costs joining us for a consultant is peter schiff sea of euro pacific capital peter it's expected that will see repo rate cut at some point this year something fed officials have now pointing to as uncertainty increases in the attempt to do whatever possible to protect growth the u.s. had witnessed what do you make of the results of this latest meeting. well you know the fed up. likes to work incrementally so i think before they cut rates they want to officially adopt a bias to cut and that's exactly what they did today that's why the pop probability that the fed cuts interest rates addicks next meeting in july is now 100 percent and i'm pretty sure that is exactly what they're going to do a good hard take their 100 percent likelihood of a rate cut at the next meeting we know president trump was critical of the latest rate hike in december which was the 4th increase of 2018 and of course he's been
putting the fed chair jerome powell on notice noticeably on twitter on tuesday he asked whether he would ask whether he would keep jerome powell in the job president trump said well let's see what he does well now we know there will be no change in the rates so effectively this decision to leave rates where they are was a decision to reject mr trump's advice what is the future prospect now for mr powell remaining at the fed. well he's going to stay at the fed but he's also going to cut rates but you know it's not the right thing to do for the country i mean the reason donald trump wants lower rates is because he wants more air in the bubble he's more concerned about his reelection than making america great again and when he was a candidate he criticized janet yellen for doing exactly what he now wants paul to do and that is just try to make him look good by blowing more air into a bubble but you know we are headed into a recession and that's exactly what the u.s.
economy needs unfortunately we need to deflate this bubble and a recession is part of the cure but obama didn't want any part of that here and neither does donald trump and of course neither does the fed i mean powell said that their goal is to keep the expansion going even though the expansion is very dangerous because it is a bubble but we're headed into recession so i do expect the fed to cut rates but i don't think it's going to have the reaction that everybody hopes i don't think it's going to be good for stocks or good for it. long term bonds i think is getting night inflation in consumer goods not in financial assets the price of gold is a good our bridger is close at the highest price of the year today gold prices are going a lot higher the dollar is going a lot lower and we're going to have stagflation in the united states right and speaking of gold gold prices slipped a little bit this week after having set a 14 month high ahead of the statement on what will happen with interest rates now that rates are holding busy steady we're already seeing gold prices move back up
what are we looking at in the near future when it comes to gold. well gold is up against a 6 year resistance but all that resistance was against the backdrop of the fed tightening the fed was going to do quantitative a tightening they were going to be raising interest rates that backdrop has now changed we are now in an official easing mode and that is going to be very bullish for gold so i do believe that with that backdrop gold will be able to break through this resistance and that it's going much much higher very quickly and just ing and 10 year treasury bond yields saying to their lowest level since september 27th team due to the uncertainty around the meetings as well and they of course bounce back after the sheetrock meeting at g 20 was confirmed what do we need to know about that situation. well i think was going to happen when the fed finally cuts rates it's actually going to be bearish for the long term long part of the long end of the curve because of the impact of the cuts are going to have on inflation and the dollar and you know if you have a 30 year u.s.
treasury if there's a lot of inflation that destroys the value of that bond and of course you know the baht is denominated in dollars and so if the dollar's losing value then the dollar is going to lose a lot of value over the term of that bond so people are not going to want to hold these treasuries and so people who think that interest rates are good for long term bonds don't understand the long term bond market short rates will come down but i think the long rates will go up so the curve is going to step in and that is going . be very problematic for the u.s. economy and just quickly when you mentioned you say we're in a bubble the us economy is in the bubble where is the bubble is a housing bubble is it a stock bubble where there is a distribute throughout the economy tell us about the bubble. well it's pretty much a bubble and all financial assets and you can see the effects of the bubble in our budget deficits that in our trade deficits which are running at record highs you know we're running the biggest budget deficit we've ever had even though the
economy isn't even in a recession yet we're running bigger deficits that we ran during the great the great recession we have a consumer bubble americans are consuming too much and borrowing too much businesses are borrowing too much spending too much they're not investing they're not saving you know we're living off of imports and consumption credit and this thing is a gigantic bubble and the fed of course is trying to prevent it from the flatting but that is the best thing that could happen long term but of course you know if we're going to deflate this bubble that means a lot of debt is going to get the faulted on there's going to be a lot of bankruptcies that means the federal government's going to have to cut a lot of spending a lot of difficult choices are going to have to be made but no one wants to make those choices they want to postpone the day of reckoning there's some future date but the longer they do that the bigger the problem gets and the more reckoning we end up having to do but of course you know politicians think well as this get through the next election because maybe i won't be in office and so that somebody else's problem but that kicking the can down the road that's we've been doing that
for years and that's why we're in so deep a hole right now and that's why this next crisis is going to be so much worse than what we had an 08 very interesting analysis from peter schiff c.e.o. of euro pacific capital thanks so much for your time. sure. and an indonesian e-commerce company is turning heads around the world with a record setting ramadan sale season sokol pedia says they banked $1300000000.00 in sales over the 9th month of the muslim calendar remarkably the online vendor said their total sales for one day over the holiday may 17th were greater than their sales in the entire previous 6 years tokyo pedia had help from deep pocketed investors in reaching this impressive sum in december the famed softbank group of japan and china's all the baba infuse $1100000000.00 in capital into the indonesian startup token pedia c.e.o. said the company made sales with $5900000.00 buyers over ramadan and the world's largest majority muslim nation of 260000000 the company's success is perhaps even
more impressive in light of the uniquely just tickle delivery challenges that a nation that comprises 17000 islands. now for a quick break but hang here because when we return while china has seen some souring ties with some american companies they've also been opening their capital markets to some other foreign firms before which of the british american business association joined. openings mean for the united kingdom in the wake of brics its impact on business and as we go to break here are the numbers of the clothes. i.
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i actually think. just try every day. give me. welcome back there is big news today from 2 major cross atlantic rivals in the global aircraft sector european airplane manufacturer airbus has cashed in a major order with american airlines this deal will see the boeing rival build 50 midsize aircraft for the u.s. as most popular airline news of the deal comes as the paris air show is underway in air on air buses on home turf the purchase also comes on the heels of another major order for an american buyer no. airline investor bill frank has signed
a draft agreement to purchase another 50 just from air bus according to reports on the other side of the ledger a scandal plagued us manufacturer boeing has finally got him saying gotten some good news after their mass groundings of 737 maxus there was a giant into a letter of intent with international airlines group for an order of 200 max planes the move was reflected in boeing stock as it began a steady climb on the news hitting a high of 375 this morning before chipping off a bit as trading war on. canadian prime minister justin trudeau has approved the controversial 5500000000 dollar trans mountain oil pipeline expansion the day after the canadian parliament declared a climate emergency on tuesday mr trudeau for the 2nd time gave his government's approval to the project which will connect oil sands in alberta canada specific coast and help canada diversify their customer base mr trudeau had already bought existing pipeline facilities from candor morgan for $3500000000.00 after
a federal appeals court blocked the project after finding that the government had failed to consult indigenous 1st nations in the pipelines path activists concerned with climate change and human survival cried the move despite the prime minister's claim that product profits from the project will be funneled to green energy a leader from that soil while tough into the indigenous community in british columbia remain defiant saying no matter who approves it this pipeline will not be built. and it's checked in on the u.k. and here it catches up on the latest in cross listed u.k. stocks consumer protection in the latest developments is hillary ford which board member of the british american businesses. hilary you know we've got to 1st i want to get your take on the london shanghai star connected initiative which sounds exciting it's basically a way for u.k. listed stocks to sell shares in china how big is this especially given the context of the fight with the us as well as bragg's it obviously in the picture and what do investors need to know about this pleasure to be here down as you say it's been
a minute up to this is they've been covering this a few things 1st of all let's look at the psychological aspects very important at this time this is obviously opening up for british investors to be able to invest in this shanghai stock market but it also is very important for the chinese there are to juncture well obviously they're under scrutiny and pressure for the us from the us in terms of trade agreements so for them it makes them look far more global as if they're opening up their economy at the moment though remember this is an ill only illiquid trades so that's a little bit different than it's being sort of touted as nevertheless it reaffirms london as the the center of the global financial world and it's very much an endorsement and a positive vote for the u.k. and london in terms of this agreement this time place and time is precious thing and an important footnote to that connect story is apparently the same event where it was announced chancellor philip hammond and chinese vice premier were present for the announcement of increased market access in china for british beef and pork
obviously pork has been quite a bit in the news we're going to covering that and a fund to support u.k. firms trying to expand into china what can you tell us about that couple of things the 2 questions that the fund is with regards to clean energy vehicles when you energy vehicles clean energy the digital economy and also intelligent manufacturing so that's the fund and then in terms of beef and pork yes the beef agreement is going to be about 230000000. over 5 years and pork is going to be $70000000.00 pounds a year and already china is that it's a flawed export markets for u.k. products in terms of food and beverage just food and beverage a lot of the 8 markets so obviously this bumps it up and again i would add on to the you know the 1st point this is very good in the light of brecht's that and actually very importantly i think for the u.k. farmers given that 20 years ago of course there was the b.s.e. scandal that's bovine scotches of the something that got it no matter how did it ever get everything going bovine scrumptious or something but if you had mags out
of these and it was that was terrible for u.k. farmers it bout they the us banned beef and so did the chinese so this is opening up as i mentioned you know 230000000 over 5 years huge for the british farm very good for the british farmers are very glad to put mad cow in the rearview mirror and weigh in the way and we also took notice we've gone the consumer protection front calling a super complaint from the u.k.'s competition markets authority against companies at the door he says are charging consumers so-called loyalty penalties and deploying what they call subscription traps can run explain the problem and the proposed remedy here yes the problem is an anomaly i mean the same thing and in the us really but the problem is and this is really good for the consumer when was the last time you or any single one of our viewers but maybe bought a cell phone yesterday or something and looked at that agreement as reams and reams of pages did you read it do you know anybody to read that would anybody read it and even if you did read it it's legal mumbo jumbo so all of these farms in the u.k. of same thing here really but the firms have taken advantage of the consumer
they're being plans where they've added on fees and not let the consumer know the consumer actually supposedly has agreed because they've accepted the terms but really that it's consumer b. b. where and that has not been fair so what is the solution what they're proposing is a crackdown in terms of an immense fines and penalties for the corporations if they keep leveraging exorbitant fees on the consumer so this is very much a positive noons for the consumer in the u.k. i. i would say american consumers should be glad because this may well come to this side of the atlantic and maybe also a good precedent yes turning to the rooster succeed to me tourism is obviously well underway and the day a big. candidate is saying it would be eminently feasible for the u.k. to be out of the e.u. by a whole week of all days yes what's the latest on the well the latest is about a couple hours ago i think we've been here in the studio but boris johnson received 143 votes out of which is a majority that's up from 126 votes of the 313 potential votes that he could have
so it's a increasing majority obviously this was the 3rd round now it needs to go to another round of the another vote on thursday tomorrow and we should know it's increasingly looking like it will be boys johnson and i think what's been in his favor is a lot of these trade agreements we covered the other day the trade agreement with korea with south korea we just covered of course this trade agreement is opening the stock markets with shanghai so i think that there's been a lot of trade agreements made i think it's been a lot of positivity and that added well dr lee and focusing money on making these trade agreements is added to the power of the realization that yes it is a reality and that certainly the u.k. is prepared and that's been in a state that gray roundup of you can news from hillary ford which board member of the british business as usual always a pleasure to have you here. and finally in the european union the general court on wednesday supported a decision by e.u. intellectual property authorities which stated that athletic and street where brand adidas could not trademark this the 3 stripe design that crosses nearly all of
their merchandise athletic apparel companies have seen an uptick in trademark disputes with adidas taking on skechers usa earlier this year over a 4 stripe shoe and last year nike took on puma over the technology used in their shoes the court stated that the german company was not able to prove that their trademark of the 3 parallel stripes was specific enough to warrant the trademark adidas does however still hold trademark protection for their slanted 3 stripe logo very subtle adidas now has 2 months to file an appeal to the top court added this time you can catch boom bust on direct t.v. channel 321 dish network channel 280 or streaming 247 on pluto t.v. the free t.v. at channel 132 or as always hit us up at youtube dot com slash boom bust our team.
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