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Patricia Hogwood

Patricia Hogwood

I am a Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). I completed my PhD in European Studies at the University of Bradford and taught at the universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow before coming to the University of Westminster in 2004. I work in the fields of comparative European politics and European Union politics, specialising in German politics, political identity and internal security.

Angela Merkel's G20 challenge

Jul 08, 2017 18:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The timing of the G20 summit in Hamburg could hardly be more significant for the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The worlds leading forum for international cooperation on world economic growth, international trade and...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

How Theresa May's election disaster looks from continental Europe

Jun 09, 2017 17:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views

After Theresa Mays car-crash election campaign, there is doubt among key players in the European Union about whether the UK will be in a position to resume the Brexit talks on time. That leaves both Britain and other...

A new president and a chance for Germany to face its demons

Feb 15, 2017 09:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Frank-Walter Steinmeiers election as Germanys president represents a rare opportunity for his country. While the role is essentially ceremonial, Steinmeiers background, combined with a dramatically changing global...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Theresa Mays Brexit: how Europe reacted

Jan 18, 2017 16:11 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Could British premier Theresa Mays Brexit statement have been any more bullish? Her abrasive tone and thinly veiled threats might almost have been designed to enrage a European elite already irritated over the UKs...

Why Berlin Christmas market attack puts new pressure on Angela Merkel

Dec 21, 2016 11:09 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

A juggernaut ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin city centre on the evening of December 19, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 48. Minister of the interior Thomas de Maizière said that...

Global Geopolitics Series

President Donald Trump and Europe: suddenly, security has been thrust back up the agenda

Nov 15, 2016 10:49 am UTC| Insights & Views

Donald Trumps victory in the US presidential election left European leaders struggling to formulate an appropriate response. French president François Hollande, who once claimed Trumps excesses made you want to...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Four men who will shape the way the EU negotiates Brexit

Sep 29, 2016 13:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Although the UK has yet to announce when it will trigger the all-important Article 50, which will start the process of it leaving the European Union, diplomats on the continent are getting ready for kick-off. Here we...

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Economy

RBA likely to adopt tightening policy by 50 bps in 2018, says ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is expected to adopt a tightening monetary policy in 2018 is boosted by the hawkish shift in the RBAs language. This would reverse the rate cuts of 2016 and take the real cash back to...

New Zealand bonds slump at close after GDT price auction cheers markets

The New Zealand bonds slumped at the time of closing Wednesday after dairy prices rose at the overnight GlobalDairyTrade Price auction, reporting its second consecutive increase. Also, the countrys current account deficit...

New Zealand current account deficit narrows slightly higher than expectations in Q2

New Zealands current account deficit narrowed slightly more than expected in Q2; helped by historical revisions, the annual deficit fell to 2.8 percent of GDP. The seasonally adjusted current account deficit also...

JGBs tad lower post better-than-expected August trade balance data; eyes on BoJ’s policy decision

The Japanese government bonds trade slightly on the downside Wednesday after the countrys trade balance data for the month of August showed exports and imports surging in August, with both beating expectations as a...

Australian bonds plunge on growing investor confidence in the country’s economic outlook; RBA Lowe’s speech in focus

The Australian bonds plunged Wednesday as growing investor confidence in the Australian economic outlook has pushed rates on government bonds up to their highest level in six months. Also, investors will now be looking...

Politics

Undocumented youth divided over how to fight back against Trump immigration clampdown

Young immigrants from across the US participated in the first act of civil disobedience by undocumented youth under the Trump administration on July 26 in Texas. After protesters sat in the street outside the state capitol...

India at 70: after the celebrations, single-party dominance menaces democracy

Seventy years ago, Jawaharlal Nehrus famous Tryst with Destiny speech not only marked Indias independence from British rule but also expressed the vision for a united, democratic, egalitarian and modern country. Not...

Can corporate America afford to walk away from President Trump?

After campaigning as the candidate best able to work with business, President Donald Trump has shown he is anything but. A stream of resignations from high-level business counsels hit a crescendo recently when Trump was...

Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that's unlikely

Vladimir Putins power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and its easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not...

Warning signs of mass violence – in the US?

There are those who say that comparing President Donald Trumps rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler is alarmist, unfair and counterproductive. And yet, there has been no dearth of such comparisons since the 2016...

Science

Scientists Create Robots The Size Of DNA Strands That Can Rearrange Molecules

Robots are great for a lot of things and can perform functions that humans would either have a hard time accomplishing or simply would not be able to do. Among the latter case is rearranging the molecules of a living...

China Signs Deal With Israel Over Lab-Grown Meat, Food For The Future

With the world facing the global crisis known as climate change, most countries are doing whatever they can to reduce carbon emissions. However, one of the biggest contributing factors to greenhouse gasses that is rarely...

Denmark Finally Sells Last Oil Company For $7.45 Billion

As a country committed to fighting climate change and reducing its carbon footprint, Denmark is finally selling off the last remaining oil company in the country. The oil firms were owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and the...

Trump’s Pick For NASA Head Is Not A Scientist And A Prominent Climate Change Denier

The Trump administration has proven to be incompetent in filling crucial roles with qualified people, evidenced by an anti-EPA EPA head and an anti-DOE head of DOE. Now, the president has nominated a non-scientist who is...

Scientists Can Now Bioengineer Lungs, Reducing Potential Deaths Due To Organ Shortage

At this point, its no secret that being placed on the organ transplant list is no guarantee of survival if patients are in need of a new heart, or liver, or lung. One of the ways that this problem can be solved is by...

Technology

Scientists Create 3D-Printed Synthetic Muscle For Robots

While tech giants like Elon Musk are warning the world against a potential AI apocalypse once machines become more intelligent, some are more concerned about giving robots more tools to become stronger. One group of...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Criticized By Google Executive Over AI Fears

At this point, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the poster boy of cautious artificial intelligence development within the tech community. This has made him a target of those invested in the rapid development of AI such as...

Steam Addresses Review Bombing Issue, Adds Histogram

Theres no doubt that Valves digital distribution platform Steam has a review bombing problem. This is basically where gamers who have a problem with a video game publisher or studio that has nothing to do with the games...

GameStop Xbox One X Pre-Orders Coming Again Tomorrow, Better Get Ready

Fans who have been itching to get their hands on an Xbox One X will want to check out GameStops website. The next round of pre-orders is scheduled for tomorrow and its expected to be another Hunger Games situation....

Wolfenstein 2’s New Trailer Is NSFW And Really Pushes Anti-Fascism

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the upcoming game in Bethesdas shooter franchise. A new trailer for the title featuring some gameplay elements just came out and it is classified not safe for work (NSFW). Whats more,...
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September 20 11:00 UTC Released

USMBA 30-Yr Mortgage Rate

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4.04 %

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4.03 %

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USMortgage Refinance Index

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1497.8 %

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1636.8 %

September 20 14:00 UTC 7575m

USExisting Home Sales

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5.46 Mln

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5.44 Mln

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USExist. Home Sales % Chg

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0.3 %

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-1.3 %

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TRCentral Govt Debt Stock*

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817.1 Bln TRY

September 20 15:30 UTC 165165m

BRForeign Exchange Flows*

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-1.251 Bln USD

September 21 08:30 UTC 11851185m

GBPSNB, MM GBP

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-0.76 Bln GBP

September 21 08:30 UTC 11851185m

GBPSNCR, MM GBP

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-3.912 Bln GBP

September 21 08:30 UTC 11851185m

GBPSNB Ex Banks GBP

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7.100 Bln GBP

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-0.184 Bln GBP

September 21 12:00 UTC 13951395m

BRIPCA-15 Mid-Month CPI

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0.15 %

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0.35 %

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