Changes to lure young people into private health insurance won't slow increase in premiums

Oct 13, 2017 09:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Australians will be able to choose lower premiums for higher excess, and insurers required to more clearly categorise their policies, under the federal governments shake up of private health insurance announced...

US under Trump Series

Why Trump's executive order may compound the health insurance industry's problems

Oct 13, 2017 09:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Health Politics

President Donald Trump has issued the first of what promises to be a series of health insurance executive orders aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. It instructs the government to essentially exempt small...

Evolutionary biology can help us understand how language works

Oct 10, 2017 13:49 pm UTC| Health

As a linguist I dread the question, what do you do?, because when I answer Im a linguist the inevitable follow-up question is: How many languages do you speak? That, of course, is not the point. While learning languages is...

What's behind the huge increase in breast cancer rates in China?

Oct 10, 2017 13:36 pm UTC| Health

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in China, according to the latest data from Chinas national cancer registry. An analysis of the data reveals that the cancer has increased at a rate of around 3.5% a year...

How to avoid war and conflict – with a little help from social psychology

Oct 08, 2017 10:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

The posturing of US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un give rise to a terrifying realisation: that we are moving closer to a nuclear war. The recognition that such a war could be our last raises the...

Dissociative identity disorder exists and is the result of childhood trauma

Oct 05, 2017 04:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Once known as multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder remains one of the most intriguing but poorly understood mental illnesses. Research and clinical experience indicate people diagnosed with the...

How to improve the skills of tomorrow's doctors

Oct 05, 2017 03:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Imagine youre inside an ambulance racing to the emergency room with the lights and sirens blaring. You and your nine-year-old daughter were in a car accident; she is unconscious and bleeding. The paramedic has initiated an...

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Singapore’s NODX drops unexpectedly in September, likely to average 5.5 pct in 2017

Singapores non-oil domestic exports surprisingly dropped in the month of September. The NODX fell 10 percent sequentially. This was the first year-on-year contraction since April 2017. Electronics exports were the main...

Oil in Global Economy Series: Kuwaiti oil minister sees no need to extend supply cut agreement

Kuwaiti oil minister Essam al-Marzouk said that OPEC and its non-OPEC partners may not need to extend that supply cut agreement beyond the current deadline of March 2018, which is aimed at reducing global oil supplies by...

U.S. Treasuries flat in timid session ahead of FOMC member Harker’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries traded range-bound Tuesday as investors await FOMC member Harkers speech, scheduled to be held today by 17:00GMT. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury flat at 2.31 percent, the super-long...

UK gilts steady after September consumer inflation matches expectations; investors eye BoE Governor Carney’s speech

The UK gilts slumped Tuesday after the countrys consumer price-led inflation index for the month of September met market expectations, and coming in higher than the previous reading in August. The yield on the benchmark...

Bank of Korea likely to hold rates at 1.25 pct, keep economic outlook assessment unchanged: DBS Group Research

The Bank of Korea (BoK) is expected to keep its benchmark policy rate unchanged at 1.25 percent at its monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on October 19. Also, it is seen to keep the assessment of economic...


As China prepares for its Communist Party congress, what will it mean for the rest of the world?

Of Chinese President Xi Jinpings many achievements in his time in office about which much will be made in the official propaganda one of the most surprising was the more confident and assertive approach to foreign policy...

Trump speaks at the UN: 5 takeaways

It is a short distance from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue to the United Nations headquarters on First Avenue, but these are different worlds. Donald Trumps native world is one of unilateralism and competition, with more than...

Angela Merkel wins a fourth term in office – but it won't be an easy one

Angela Merkel will continue as chancellor of Germany. But following an election that saw the rise of smaller parties most notably the far right her fourth term will probably be an eventful one in ways she would not wish...

US under Trump Series: President Trump signs new travel ban with additional countries as old one expires

President Trump has signed a new executive order travel ban that was first initiated on the very first week after his inauguration and created quite a furore not only within the United States but around the world too. The...

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable Care Act, most recently in the form of...


New Treatment For Blindness Gets FDA Panel Recommendation, First Of Its Kind

Providing hope to thousands of people suffering from hereditary blindness, advisers for the US Food and Drug Administration just gave a critical recommendation to a new type of treatment. Using gene therapy, the treatment...

VP Mike Pence Heads NASA’s Revived Moon Council, SpaceX To Do The Heavy Lifting

After months of hinting that a Lunar mission is in the works, US vice-president Mike Pence announced via The Wall Street Journal op-ed that NASA would be sending humans to the moon. The article was published just before...

Scientists Makes Hydrogen Fuel Production Cheaper With Seawater And New Nanomaterial

Solar and wind energy might be the renewable resources that are growing in popularity, but hydrogen fuel has proven to be incredibly reliable and powerful as well. Now, a University of Central Florida (UCF) scientist has...

Ikea Now Has Indoor Vertical Farm, Huge Potential For Solar Partnership

With the worlds climate constantly becoming hotter by the year, industries such as farming are going to experience massive problems such as drought and daylight heat thats too much for plants to handle. Thats why products...

Genome editing of human embryos broadens ethics discussions

For several years, scientists have experimented on human embryos with a powerful genome editing tool called CRISPR to see if they could correct genetic errors or reduce the risk of disease. In September, Kathy Niakan at...


CD Projekt Red Addresses Ex-Employee Complaints Alleging Mistreatment Of Workers

The Polish video game company CD Projekt Red is known for running the digital distribution platform and producing the massively popular The Witcher franchise. However, rumors of poor working conditions and...

Google Photos Can Now Recognize Pets, Much Better For Sorting

Tech companies have been able to recognize humans faces for years but now, Google just revealed that it can now recognize pets. Through Google Photos, pictures of pets can automatically be tagged as either dog or cat and...

Apple Fleeced By Patent Troll For $440 Million

Apple is currently the most valuable company in the US and with this title comes the risk of being targeted by patent trolls. The iPhone maker is already used to this fact but getting fleeced for $440 million should still...

Netflix Revenue Could Exceed $11B, To Spend $8B On Original Content In 2018

The movie streaming mega giant Netflix is on track to exceed expectations with regards to its revenue by racking up $11 billion. This is largely being attributed to the growth of faster internet access and the spread of...

Facebook Acquires Popular New Teen App TBH In Bid For Social Network Supremacy

Further proving that it is willing to do whatever it takes to become the supreme social media network to rule them all, Facebook just acquired the up and coming teen app star called tbh. The app has been gaining in...
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October 17 14:00 UTC Released

USNAHB Housing Market Indx*


68 %


64 %


64 %

October 17 13:15 UTC Released

USManuf Output MM


0.1 %


0.1 %


-0.3 %

October 17 20:00 UTC 184184m

USNet L-T Flows,Exswaps




1.3 Bln USD

October 17 20:00 UTC 184184m

USOverall Net Capital Flows




-7.3 Bln USD

October 17 20:00 UTC 184184m

USNet L-T Flows,Incl.Swaps




-43.1 Bln USD

October 17 20:00 UTC 184184m

USForeign Buying, T-Bonds




-0.5 Bln USD

October 17 21:00 UTC 244244m

KRExport Price Growth YY*




10.7 %

October 17 21:00 UTC 244244m

KRImport Price Growth YY*




9.0 %

October 17 23:00 UTC 364364m

KRUnemployment Rate*




3.8 %

October 18 03:00 UTC 604604m

KRL-Money Supply Growth




6.7 %


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