RBA & Trade Tension | Crown’s VIP Losses Global markets were mixed overnight, with shares on Wall Street mostly lower following a Bloomberg report that US officials are concerned China is pushing back against American demands in trade talks. While there is no set date for a trade deal, what seems to have encouraged markets this year is that neither side appears to have the appetite to escalate tensions further – through tit-for-tat tariff increases.  Closer to home, yesterday saw the release of minutes from the last Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting. The path for the RBA is not clear cut, and economists have noted the strong tension between employment and economic growth in the minutes from the March meeting. The RBA noted that "domestically, there continued to be tension between the ongoing improvement in labour market data and the apparent slowing in the momentum of output growth in the second half of 2018". While there are growing calls for interest rate cuts, it is still possible the RBA could...