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Adam Webster

Departmental Lecturer in Law and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Adam Webster is a Departmental Lecturer in Law and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. His research interests are in public law.

Budget explainer: the federal-state battle for funding

Apr 19, 2017 02:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

There seems to be an ever present struggle for a share of the revenue government collects, not only between states but also between the different levels of government. In each years budget, the federal government...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries climb as investors await host of FOMC members’ speeches amid quiet trading day

The U.S Treasuries climbed Monday as investors wait to watch a host of speeches from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), due later today and throughout this week. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasuries...

UK gilts surge ahead of 10-year auction, BoE’s monetary policy meeting

The UK gilts surged Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys 10-year auction and the Bank of Englands (BoE) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on June 20 and June 21 by 09:45GMT and 11:00GMT...

German bunds jump ahead of ECB President Draghi’s speech, 30-year auction

The German bunds jumped during European session Monday ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghis speech, scheduled to be held later today and the 30-year auction, due to be held later in the...

German bunds jump ahead of ECB President Draghi’s speech, 30-year auction

The German bunds jumped during European session Monday ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghis speech, scheduled to be held later today and the 30-year auction, due to be held later in the...

Most regional banks likely to tighten monetary policy to defend local currencies; BSP, BI to raise rates in June: Scotiabank

Most regional central banks are expected to tighten their monetary policy to defend local currencies. The central banks of Philippines and Indonesia could raise policy rates in June, followed by the BoK, RBI, BoT and CBC...

Politics

Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election

Venezuelas May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. Nicolás Maduro is widely expected to be reelected as Venezuelas president despite his 20 percent approval rating and profound mismanagement...

Profile: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's hardline defence minister

One of the most divisive figures in Israeli politics, Avigdor Lieberman, has been his countrys defence minister since May 2016. Despite his publicly acrimonious relationship with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,...

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the politically connected Gupta family captured elements of the...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Science

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Magnets Could Be the Key to Better Wine, Study Finds

Humans have been making wine since pre-historic times, with the discovery of alcoholic beverages made from honey dating thousands of year back. Throughout the millennia, new methods for wine-making have cropped up. This...

Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risks Of Obesity and Diabetes In Children, Study Says

Update: The article previously mentioned that antipsychotic drugs were used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study does not mention this fact and we apologize for the inaccurate statement....

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Technology

Parts of RPG ‘Starfield’ Are Playable, But Developer Says Fans Should Patiently Wait

One of the most notable announcements from Bethesda during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 last week was its newest role-playing title, Starfield. The way developers talked about the game hinted that it is on...

Cryptocurrency a 'Poor Substitute' for Traditional Money, Financial Institution Report Says

The Bank of International Settlement recently released a report that claims cryptocurrencies are a poor substitute for institutionally supported currencies. The report, titled Cryptocurrencies: looking beyond the hype,...

'Dying Light 2' Map Is 4 Times Bigger Than in First Title, Brings Back Parkour Moves

Since Dying Light 2 was announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 last week, several gameplay details have been revealed, including the fact that its map is actually four times bigger than the first...

Demand for Blockchain-Related Jobs Rises as Technology Gains More Popularity

Banks, shipping companies, popular gaming platforms, governments these are just some of the many sectors that blockchain tech has entered in recent years. And these industries are enjoying the advantages that the...

Red Bull's 'Fortnite' Competition Featuring Ninja Sells Out Within Minutes

Fortnite is easily one of the most popular video games today, and gamer Tyler Blevins a.k.a. Ninja is definitely one of the best, if not the best, in playing the battle royale title. So when it was announced that Red Bull...
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