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Unpaid work experience is widespread but some are missing out: new study

Jan 18, 2017 05:54 am UTC| Insights & Views Life Economy

Most young Australians undertake unpaid work experience as part of their education or training, to maintain entitlements to social security, or simply to improve their job prospects. But those from more disadvantaged...

Central Banking Series

Bank of Canada to keep interest rate unchanged, unlikely to hike in 2017

Jan 18, 2017 05:07 am UTC| Central Banks Commentary Economy

The Bank of Canada (BoC) is expected to hold its first monetary policy meeting of 2017 on January 18. It is widely expected to maintain its bank rate at a historic low of 0.50 percent amid global market...

Xi Jinping may be preaching trade, but China's opening up has slowed

Jan 18, 2017 02:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

When it comes to offering global economic leadership, the divergence in narrative and optics coming from the US and China could hardly be starker. On Tuesday Chinese President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese leader...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

Theresa May confirms it'll be a hard Brexit – here's what that means for UK trade

Jan 18, 2017 02:49 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

Today, Theresa May confirmed that the UK government intends to leave the EUs single market and customs union. The consequences of this decision from a trade perspective should not be underestimated. The single market...

Chart of the Day Series

Chart of the Day: Inequality at its best

Jan 17, 2017 15:35 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

This chart probably explains, why socialism is on the rise all acrossthe world, along with the right-wing nationalists. Once is challenging the order od the corporates, while the other is challenging globalism. The...

A new deal with capitalism requires a revolution in politics and markets

Jan 17, 2017 14:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Many people feel that the capitalist economic system delivers wealth to a few and somehow cheats the rest of opportunity. I agree: our market system is being looted by a small minority and the only real solutions call for...

Was 2016 the year the world turned its back on free trade?

Jan 17, 2017 13:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Fear of and misunderstanding about free trade and globalisation brought us a turbulent 2016. And the last few months have been a wake-up call about the dramatic slowdown in international trade, presaging a major change in...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Major driving forces of obstinate INR – Bullish and bearish scenarios and hedging vehicles

Indian rupee is the only EM Asia currency that has not risen against the USD since the start of the year. While it is down only slightly against the USD, it has nevertheless underperformed the broader USD trend. The...

FxWirePro: Among APAC space, Aussie looks vulnerable against Kiwi dollar

We noticed the two main risks to the bearish AUD view are that (1) the currency is dragged higher in a more sustained re-rating of the global growth outlookand that (2) better global news and some signs of housing...

S&P affirms New Zealand’s ‘AA’ credit rating, keeps outlook stable

The Standard Poors, credit rating agency affirmed New Zealands AA foreign currency rating and AA+ local currency long-term sovereign credit rating and said its outlook remains stable. The Standard Poor said in an...

ECB maintains stimulus program unchanged, remains dovish despite higher inflation

The European Central Bank in its first monetary policy meeting of 2017 on Thursday maintained interest rates and its bond-buying program unchanged, as expected. Also, the European Central President Mario Draghi concluded...

Chart of the Day: Fraudsters

This chart shared by Financial Times shows a glimpse from business investigation firm Krolls annual global fraud report that speaks of a business trouble in China in 2016; frauds. More than 80 percent of the Chinese...

Politics

5 Best Inauguration Day 2017 Quotes From Past Presidents

An incoming US Presidents inaugural address is regarded as a leaders promise to the people, and often used for checks and balances once the presidents new administration policies role out. That is why on Friday, January...

Donald Trump Presidential Inauguration Speech 2017 Live Stream Recap: Protests, An Awkward Moment With The Obamas, And Future Plans

Oh, what a day. The official Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America was filled with a lot of drama. Prior to the inauguration ceremony, Trump and his wife Melania met with the...

Inauguration Day 2017 Facts: What To Expect The Weekend Donald Trump Swears In As Next US President

Whether you like it or not, Donald Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday, January 20th. However, official inaugural ceremonies will begin the day before. Here...

How to read Theresa May's Brexit speech

Almost seven months after the vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally given some much needed clarity on how Brexit will happen. Or has she? May cast an optimistic tone on the vote to...

Theresa May confirms it'll be a hard Brexit – here's what that means for UK trade

Today, Theresa May confirmed that the UK government intends to leave the EUs single market and customs union. The consequences of this decision from a trade perspective should not be underestimated. The single market...

Science

Science must grow young advocates if it wants to connect with the real world

Science needs more academic hybrids: scientists who buck the stereotype of working in silos. This way of thinking must be broken if the narrative around the reality of sciences role in improving society for future...

Why we should send Bill Gates to Mars

Bill Gates, along with a few of his billionaire friends, has launched a US$1 billion fund to support research into energy technologies that will help us address climate change. The idea behind Breakthrough Energy...

Bee Makes Endangered Species List, Scientific Community Alarmed

Bees are often considered the single most important pollinators in the natural world, helping to spread life all across the land by coming in contact with pollens and spreading them everywhere. Now, one species of these...

Scientists Create Li-Ion Batteries With Built-In Fire Extinguishers

Following the wake of widely covered incidents involving exploding lithium-ion batteries in products like the infamous hoverboard and the unfortunate Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the fire hazard posed by the power source has...

Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus' atmosphere

Venus is known both as the planet of love and the Earths evil twin. And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, theres actually a lot we dont know about our celestial neighbour. Now...

Technology

Nokia 6 Sold Out In One Minute In Flash Sale, Has Over A Million Registrations

A new report said all units of the new Nokia 6 during the smartphone companys first flash sale were all sold out. Anzhuo.cn reports that the demand for Nokias 2017 flagship phone on Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com was...

Government Green Lights Building Of Atlantis, Construction Begins in 2019

When talking about cities of the future, most people often think of major landmasses floating in the sky. Before getting there, however, it seems engineers are looking at solving the floating aspect first and they are...

Mind-Controlled Robot ‘Teleport Helps The Disabled Move Around

It would seem that the world of robotics is progressing at an exponential rate, with advances in artificial intelligence and cybernetic mimicry leading the charge. Now, machines that can be controlled via neural interface...

Meitu App Makes Users Look Like Cute Anime Characters And Vulnerable To Data Mining

There is a new app in the market that is skyrocketing in popularity of late because it can turn any user into a cute anime character. While the benefits may seem appealing, particularly to a certain otaku-ish segment of...

LG Patent Foldable Smartphones Too; Company Receives Tablet Hybrid Patent

LG seems to be seeking a dominant position in the smartphone market with its foldable phone model. GSMInfo first reported that LGs patent showcases a new smartphone model looking likea merger of two, different parts. The...
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