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The climate change has a price tag and it could be expensive for the world, the increasing greenhouse gas emissions will exert a growing economic impact on countries leading to price rises, slow-paced technological changes, and slow growth in per-capita incomes. In this exclusive series, we highlight the various climatic and growth scenarios, analysis of economic and environmental costs, damaging eco-systems, changes in socio-economic structures and living situations.

Climate Change Series

Costly signals needed to deliver inconvenient truth

Aug 16, 2017 12:30 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

A little over half the worlds population sees climate change as a serious problem (54% according to a 40-nation Pew Research survey). Coincidentally, roughly the same number identify as Christian or Muslim (55%). On the...

Climate Change Series

Climate Change Killing Hundreds Of Thousands In Europe

Aug 08, 2017 15:48 pm UTC| Technology

The vast majority of scientists all over the world have already settled on the existence of climate change and the huge role that humanity has played in speeding it up. Now, new data is coming in that indicates how many...

Climate Change Series

Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 trillion in debt

Jul 19, 2017 11:19 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a bill of up to US$535 trillion. This would be the cost of the negative emissions technologies required to...

Climate Change Series

Rising sea temperatures will hit fisheries and communities in poor countries the hardest

Jul 12, 2017 19:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Despite having some of the worlds smallest carbon footprints, small island developing states and the worlds least-developed countries will be among the places most vulnerable to climate changes impacts on marine life, new...

Climate Change Series

Carbon Dioxide Emissions: U.S. vs. China and India in climate debate part 3

Jun 29, 2017 12:33 pm UTC| Commentary

On 1st June of 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord (PCA) portraying the deal to be an unfair one American people and American workers. There has been a furor...

Climate Change Series

Volcanoes under the ice: melting Antarctic ice could fight climate change

Jun 16, 2017 05:05 am UTC| Nature

Iron is not commonly famous for its role as a micronutrient for tiny organisms dwelling in the cold waters of polar oceans. But iron feeds plankton, which in turn hold carbon dioxide in their bodies. When they die, the...

Climate Change Series

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

Apr 11, 2017 07:01 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, the global merchant fleet carried a record 10 billion tonnes of cargo, a 2.1% increase from...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries trade lower ahead of FOMC August meeting minutes

The U.S. Treasuries lost ground as investors wait to watch the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes, scheduled to be released today by 18:00GMT. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury, jumped nearly...

UK gilts continue to plunge tracking upbeat employment report, fall in June jobless rate

The UK gilts continued to plunge Wednesday after reading a, upbeat employment report, released today, with the rate of unemployment declining below what markets had initially anticipated amid deeper fall in the number of...

USD/THB likely to end Q3 at 33.4, Q4 at 33.6: says Scotiabank

The THB has appreciated 7.6 percent year-to-date amid large portfolio inflows, the best performing currency in the region. Foreign investors have poured USD 73mn and USD 6.36bn of funds in local equity and bond markets...

German government bonds slump after Eurozone Q2 GDP meets expectations

The Eurozone periphery bonds slumped Wednesday after the eurozones Q2 GDP, released today, matched market consensus; however, on a y/y basis, it came in above what analysts had earlier anticipated. Investors will now...

Singapore NODX likely to register an expansion of 9.1 pct y/y, says DBS Bank

Singapores export performance will likely hold up. Non-oil domestic export (NODX) sales for July due tomorrow will likely register an expansion of 9.1 percent y/y. While this is up from 8.2 percent in the previous month,...

Politics

The Goldwater rule prevents psychiatrists diagnosing Trump from afar but some say there's too much at stake

In the late 19th century, Sigmund Freuds colleague Wilhelm Fleiss successfully diagnosed an illness in one of Freuds relatives, without even having met them. Freud was so impressed by Fleisss diagnostic acumen that he went...

How to be a better leader – according to science

Leadership has been in the spotlight as never before, as people around the world look to their leaders in all spheres of social, political and organisational life. Rather than help, though, leaders often seem to be part of...

Explainer: a breakdown of what you need to know about the Kenyan elections

There are eight candidates for the presidency in Kenyas 2017 election. Of these, two are the main contenders; Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Raila Amolo Odinga. This is a replica of the 2013 polls where the two presidential...

U.S. under Trump Series: Trump’s FBI nominee approved by Senate with overwhelming majority

Given the fact that Democrats always tend to take actions against the Trump administration and delay or oppose the nominees whenever possible, President Trumps nomination for the FBI director, Christopher Wray got approved...

For Venezuela, there may be no happily ever after

Last week, over seven million Venezuelans both at home and abroad voted against president Nicolas Maduros proposed Constituent Assembly, which would have empowered his administration to rewrite the countrys...

Science

Hackers Spread Malware Via DNA, Could Destroy Police Computer Networks

Scientists and engineers have been pushing the digital frontier for decades and they have just pushed the boundaries towards new territory. Encoding a malware in DNA, scientists were able to infect computers that tried to...

Scientists Discover New Type Of Brain Cells That Could Lead To Hyperintelligence

While tech revolutionaries like Elon Musk prefer to merge man with machine in order to make humans smarter, stronger, and better, others prefer a more biological approach. A team of scientists recently discovered new types...

Expert Warns Of CRISPR Causing Class Warfare

Humanity is living in an interesting age, where scientists can finally start manipulating the human genome in ways that were not possible before due to CRISPR. Many have even hypothesized that through these amazing...

CRISPR Helps Scientist Make Huge Strides In Curing Diabetes

Although plenty of advancements in medical science have allowed humans to reduce the health impact of diabetes, a cure is still far off in the distance. With the advent of CRISPR, however, researchers are now much closer...

Scientists Increase HIV Resistance Using CRISPR

HIV is a medical issue that has been confounding scientists for years, eluding effective forms of countermeasures throughout the decades. With the advent of the gene-editing tool CRISPR, however, researchers may have...

Technology

Uber Troubles Revealed, Another Executive Leaves While Details Of Tesla Assassination Plan Unveiled

It seems Uber just cant get a break. On top of the lawsuits surrounding the company, it now has to deal with executives leaving. Whats more, it would seem that a former employee planned an attempt to assassinate Tesla CEO...

Tesla Model 3 Drives Older EV Prices By $20,000, Nissan LEAF Now Costs $13,000

The renewable energy race is here and with regards to the auto industry, Tesla is having a considerable effect simply because of its proximity. With the launch of the Model 3, for example, older electric vehicles are...

World’s Largest Single-Tower Solar Plant In The Works

Solar power and renewable energy, in general, are taking over the world. However, there is still a long way to go before they become the main sources of power that people turn to and this will require considerable...

Government Study Warns Minimum Wage Hike Leads To Automation Job Loss

The progressive members of the Democratic party, as well as a considerable number of American workers, have been pushing for the increase in the minimum wage in every state for almost a decade now. However, while doing so...

Facebook Marketplace Now Has eBay Daily Deals Feature

Shopping on eBay is something that a lot of people on the internet absolutely love to do. Now, Facebook users can get updated details on what deals are available on the platform via the eBay Daily Deals feature on...
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August 16 12:30 UTC Released

USHousing Starts Number MM

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1.155 mln

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1.215 mln

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USBuild Permits: Change MM

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-4.1 %

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9.2 %

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BRForeign Exchange Flows*

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0.361 Bln USD

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JPForeign Bond Investment

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1624.2 bln JPY

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-37.7 bln JPY

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13.6 %

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9.7 %

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17.0 %

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15.5 %

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392.0 bln JPY

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439.9 bln JPY

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AUFull Time Employment*

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62.0 k

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