1，Stocks fell and the dollar advanced on Thursday after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep interest rates low for a long time. U.S. S&P 500 futures ESc1 fell 0.87% in Asia on Thursday following a 0.46% drop in the S&P 500. SPX on Wall Street.
2，Pro-Communist China Group Funding Black Lives Matter-Linked Organization . The pro-communist China group, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) in San Francisco, is actively funding a venture by Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder and unabashedly anti-capitalist Alicia Garza.
3，Trump says no TikTok deal yet amid security concerns. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wasn’t ready to approve a deal for an American company to partner with Chinese-owned video app TikTok, which would allow it to continue operating in the United States.
4，WASHINGTON (Reuters) – WeChat users will not face civil or criminal penalties even if the United States bans the Chinese-owned messaging app through other actions next week, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.
5，The UK has taken a major step in the process of joining CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership), one of the world’s largest and most dynamic free trade areas. International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, alongside the current chair of the CPTPP Commission, Mexican Economy Minister Graciela Márquez, opened discussions between senior UK trade officials and Chief Negotiators from all 11 members of the Partnership to discuss potential UK accession.
6，Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 15th. Recently, the General Office of the CPC Central Committee issued the “Opinions on Strengthening the United Front Work of Private Economy in the New Era” and a notice requesting all regions and departments to conscientiously implement them in light of actual conditions. Guided by Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, we will uphold the party’s leadership over the united front of the private economy, further strengthen the party’s leadership and cohesion over private economic individuals, and continue to build the foundation for the ideological and political work of private economic individuals.
7，Industrial and Commercial Bank of China 601398.SS1398.HK (ICBC) is aiming to raise up to 30 billion yuan ($4.4 billion) in additional tier one perpetual offshore preference shares, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters. The bank, the world’s largest by assets, is speaking to investors on Wednesday and has flagged an initial yield of around 3.95%.
8，Starbucks and Sequoia China team up to invest in China. A few days ago, the investment company established by Starbucks and Sequoia China officially landed. Through this cooperation, Starbucks will join hands with Sequoia China to carry out strategic investment, commercial cooperation in the new generation of catering and retail technology, and jointly accelerate the pace of Starbucks digital innovation in China.
9，Shares of German finance firm Grenke tank after short seller accuses it of fraud . Financial services provider Grenke is being investigated by BaFin, the German financial regulator. The investigation comes after a report by a short-selling investor research company alleged it of market manipulation, money laundering and fraud. Shares of Grenke were down 29% at one point on Tuesday.
10，Venezuelan: There Is ‘No Solution’ to Gasoline Shortage in OPEC Nation. José Guerra, a member of Venezuela’s National Assembly, lamented in an interview highlighted by Venezuelan outlet Dólar Today on Tuesday that “no solution” exists to Venezuela’s chronic gasoline shortages because socialist mismanagement has destroyed the nation’s refineries.
BY 【G-Translators – Financial and Law Team】