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When you throw pebbles in a pond, you get splashes and ripples, but drop a huge rock, you create a mini Tsunami. Similarly Geo-political turmoil, are potent enough to create tsunamis in financial markets, even if its for the short run. It has in the past, and it will in the future. De-stabilised Middle East, rise of new power in Saudi Arabia, aggressive China, Russia-US tensions, Turkey-Russia escalation, rise of autocratic but nationalists leaders such as Modi in India, Trump in United States, bin-Salman in Middle East, the Geo-Political unease hasn't been this tense in decades, so as a market participant you can never care less than ever.

Global Geopolitics Series

Global Geo-political Series: U.S. toughens stance on China over South China Sea

Aug 18, 2017 10:57 am UTC| Commentary

The United States is toughening its stance over the South China Sea on China, which considers most of the energy rich sea as its own sovereign territory and has built artificial islands and converted them as military...

Global Geopolitics Series

Global Geo-political Series: Pakistan expresses displeasure as U.S. designates HM as terrorist organization while India rejoices

Aug 18, 2017 08:35 am UTC| Commentary

Pakistans foreign office said in an announcement that the country is disappointed with the United States decision to designate Hizbul Mujahideen as a terrorist organization operating in the Kashmir region, which is claimed...

Global Geopolitics Series

Global Geo-political Series: China calls on North Korea and United States to reduce tempo

Aug 17, 2017 09:12 am UTC| Commentary

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi called on both the United States and North Korea to reduce their war of words tempo by hitting the break. Over the past few weeks, the United States and North Korea had been engaged in war...

Global Geopolitics Series

Global Geo-political Series: U.S. and China set up military dialogue mechanism after Dunford visit

Aug 16, 2017 08:52 am UTC| Commentary

During his visit to China, the United States Marine Corps General Joe Dunford, who is also the Joint Chief of Staff has signed a joint strategic dialogue mechanism agreement with his Chinese counterpart General Fang...

Global Geopolitics Series

If Trump is bluffing on North Korea, the results could be catastrophic

Aug 15, 2017 13:16 pm UTC| Insights & Views

According to a US Defense Intelligence Agency report, Pyongyangs nuclear capabilities and conventional long range missile programmes are gathering momentum at a rapid clip. The report indicated that North Korea has...

Global Geopolitics Series

The big challenge of the NAFTA renegotiations: dispute settlement

Aug 15, 2017 13:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views

When the US and Canada first signed a free trade agreement in 1987, the biggest sticking point in forging a deal was the inclusion of a dispute settlement clause. The same is true today, with the North American Free Trade...

Global Geopolitics Series

Global Geo-political Series: NAFTA negotiations begin today

Aug 15, 2017 08:30 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Talks on renegotiations of NAFTA is set to begin today in Washington. During his Presidential campaign, President Trump promised to cancel NAFTA and described the agreement as one of the worst trade deals ever made by the...

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Economy

Malaysia registers better-than-expected economic growth, driven by private consumption

Malaysias better-than-expected economic performance was largely driven by private consumption, which printed much stronger than we had expected. Fixed investment, which was the mainstay of GDP growth in the first quarter,...

Russian economy grows sharply in Q2 but may slow down in H2 – Nordea Bank

In the second quarter of this year, the Russian economic growth accelerated sharply, owing to a positive basic industries performance. But several factors might slow down economic activity in the second half of this year,...

Australia reports strong labor market conditions again in July, jobless rate down at 5.6 pct

Australia posted another strong labour market report for Australia in July, showing employment up 28k and unemployment at 5.6 percent. Some of the detail was a bit softer than the headline; full-time jobs fell, hours...

New Zealand bonds jump at close after reading upbeat producer prices in Q2

The New Zealand bonds jumped at the time of closing Thursday after the countrys producer price index for the second-quarter of this year registered higher figures than the previous readings in the Q1. At the time of...

Australian bonds sharply rebound despite upbeat July employment report

The Australian bonds sharply rebounded Thursday as investors have largely shrugged-off the upbeat reading of the countrys employment report for the month of July, with the jobless rate matching expectations, albeit lower...

Politics

Donald Trump, loyalty and the 'emotional regime' in the White House

Donald Trump demands loyalty from those working close to him. According to former FBI director James Comey, the president told him at a private meeting: I need loyalty, I expect loyalty. Comeys response? I...

Why governmental transparency will not work without strong leadership

Walter Shaub, the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, has warned that President Donald Trumps conflicts of interest could put America at the risk of becoming a kleptocracy: that is, a country led by...

Democracy is on the brink in Hungary, so why is no one talking about it?

When Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Riga in May 2015, he greeted him by saying hello dictator. Junckers words were perhaps an ironic...

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...

Science

Scientists Advance 3D-Printed Living Tissue, Artificial Organ Creation

When most people think of 3D-printing, they imagine plastic or metal objects such as furniture or machine parts. However, scientists have been working on printing living tissue as well, which would allow scientists to...

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...

Beyond graphene: scientists are creating an atomic 'Lego set' of 2D wonder materials

The strongest material known to mankind was first discovered with sticky tape. Today, this two-dimensional (2D) version of carbon known as graphene is the subject of intense research around the world. Many hope its unique...

Technology

Deep Silver Takes On Shenmue III As Publisher, Not Just Crowdfunded Anymore

The Shenmue series is not exactly the most prolific property in the video game industry, but it does have a fair bit of following among loyal fans. In fact, this is what allowed the creator to actually crowdfund his game,...

Scotland To Build Country’s Largest Solar Farm

While the US president and his administration continue the war against renewable energy and sensible regulations against carbon emissions, other countries are taking drastically different routes. Proving that a sunny...

Engineers Create Robot Spider That Anyone Can Reprogram

When it comes to the field of robotics, its just a fact that engineers of every firm and agency are competing to create the best examples of machine intelligence and movement available. However, there is a company that...

Facebook Is Finally Combating Clickbait Videos, This Is War

Veering away from its hands-off approach when it comes to the contents that users or media outlets post on its platform, it seems Facebook is finally taking the fight to some of the most harmful elements on the web. Aside...

Fun And Creative Text Adventure Video Game Serves As Grim Commentary On Automation

Text adventure games have gone down in popularity somewhat as video-based titles have started popping up. A recent entry in this field called Subsurface Circular is making rounds for its stunning 3D background and...
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