Monday, July 27, 2020


News Links, July 28, 2020

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Gold prices surge to record high amid coronavirus worries, U.S.-China tensions
Nonsense from the WSJ on Gold vs the Dollar
Latin America will be poorer after the pandemic, IADB president says
'Capital war' possible if US bans investment in China or withholds bond payments: Ray Dalio

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Goldman revamps employee reviews, opening door to greater job cuts

## Airline death spiral ##
Ryanair reports net loss of 185 million euros and predicts traffic will be down 60% this year
UK airports call on Britain to exclude Spanish islands from quarantine policy
Jet Fuel Crisis Will Hurt Oil Demand For Years To Come

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
US Military Flies Record Number of Planes Near China's Coast in July
Dovish former MKs urge US Democrats to 'reject occupation' in platform
Group of 27 ex-Israeli officials, including 7 retired diplomats, calls on party to oppose annexation and support the creation of a Palestinian state
Rockets hit Iraq's Besmaya base on eve of handover
Russia sends Su-27 fighter jet to intercept U.S. spy plane over Black Sea
Egyptian, French navies conduct joint drills in Mediterranean Sea

## Migrants/refugees ##
Malta rescues 95 migrants from sinking dinghy

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Protests grow as British arms sales to Saudi Arabia restart
Several violent attacks on anti-Netanyahu protesters reported across country (Israel)
Black armed protesters march in Kentucky demanding justice for Breonna Taylor
Two protesters die after clashes with police in Baghdad, medics and security sources say

## Energy/resources ##
Egypt and Sudan criticize Ethiopia at start of new Nile dam talks
Another Permian Oil Producer Files For Bankruptcy

## Environment/health ##
Pristine environments offer a window to our cloudy past
• Coronavirus
Asia battles second wave of coronavirus with fresh lockdowns
Mexico reports 5,480 new coronavirus cases, 306 deaths: health ministry
Japanese government to urge more telecommuting as coronavirus cases surge
Australia posts daily virus record, more deaths expected
Vietnam to evacuate 80,000 people from Danang after virus outbreak
Second COVID-19 wave forces new travel curbs around the globe

## Japan ##
Japan's cities get quieter as infections rise
As the world gets tougher on China, Japan tries to thread a needle
Tokyo reports 131 new coronavirus cases after six days at over 200
Robot to use brush to retrieve melted fuel at Fukushima plant

## China ##
China's food delivery boom may undercut plans to reduce plastic bags
Ant Group's plan for listing shows the US is not the only option
Hong Kong extends virus restrictions to ban gatherings of more than two people

## UK ##
Germany and France next for a UK quarantine? It's under review, junior minister says
UK Defence Secretary to boost ability to handle space threat from Russia, China
PM Johnson set to overhaul Britain's treason laws - The Mail on Sunday

## US ##
US Economy Is Flatlining
Charting The Retail Devastation: Here Is The Stunning List Of US Store Closures In 2020
Ted Cruz says more Chinese consulates in U.S. 'may well be closed'
U.S. sending more federal officers to Portland protests: report
Mnuchin says GOP coronavirus relief plan ready as unemployment boost runs out
US Recovery Stalls As Food Bank Lines Reemerge

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