Tag Archives: Congress

24May/20

CRU: China to Announce More Than RMB 5tn of Stimulus

China will set out its major economic objectives and policy goals for 2020 at the National People’s Congress. We expect fiscal stimulus of 5-8% of nominal GDP to be announced, half the size of the stimulus that followed the GFC. Most of this stimulus will come in the form of bond issuance (e.g. special treasury bonds and local government special bonds). The biggest beneficiary of this stimulus will be the transport and infrastructure sectors. On monetary policy, we do not expect aggressive interest rate cuts or QE; but efforts will continue to ensure financial markets remain liquid, through lending targets and RRR cuts. Read more

28Sep/17

‘Miracles really do happen’: Rep. Scalise

In a triumphant return to Congress on Thursday, U.S. Representative Steve Scalise told lawmakers, “I am definitely a living example that miracles really do happen,” more than three months after being shot and wounded by a gunman who opened fire on him and other Republican lawmakers during a baseball practice. Continue reading

05Sep/17

Republican opponent of Trump’s Dreamer plan, urges president to take ‘care of these kids’

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (NBC) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday (September 5) scrapped an Obama-era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 young people. Continue reading

08May/17

Obama voices hope for healthcare as he accepts JFK ‘courage’ award

Former U.S. President Barack Obama expresses hope that members of Congress will look beyond party lines when considering the future of the country’s healthcare system, as he accepts the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s “Profile in Courage” Award. Continue reading

05Jan/17

U.S. spy chief “even more resolute” on Russia cyber attack

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress he was “even more resolute” in his belief that Russia staged cyber attacks on Democrats in the 2016 election campaign. Continue reading

24Sep/15

Pope says share the wealth

In an address before a joint meeting of Congress , Pope Francis praised capitalism but urged the American people to use it as a force for good.

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02Jul/15

Brazil’s Rousseff downplays opposition to fiscal policy during Google tour

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff downplays Congressional opposition to her controversial fiscal policy while touring Google’s California headquarters where she took a spin in one of the company’s self-driving cars.

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02Apr/15

Indian minister booked for racial remarks against Sonia Gandhi

Following court’s directive, police file a case against India’s junior minister Giriraj Singh for his racial comments against opposition leader Sonia Gandhi.

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