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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

Thieves in the night: can a slogan trigger real improvement in Romanian politics?

Feb 27, 2017 08:54 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

It is rather unusual for a country like Romania to catch the eye of the international public to the extent it has in the past month. An unprecedented wave of protests saw thousands of Romanians take to the streets...

Global Geopolitics Series

After a tense election, Ecuador is divided over its political future

Feb 27, 2017 08:50 am UTC| Insights & Views

After three tense days of waiting, Ecuadors National Electoral Council has confirmed that former vice president Lenin Moreno, of the ruling Alianza Pais (AP) party, won the first round in the countrys presidential...

Global Geopolitics Series

Sons of Iraq: Mosul will only recover if we heed the lessons of the US invasion

Feb 27, 2017 08:42 am UTC| Insights & Views

After months of fighting, Iraqi Security Forces have finally regained control of the eastern half of Mosul, the last urban stronghold of Islamic State in Iraq. They are now advancing on the citys west. The recapture of...

Global Geopolitics Series

2017 could be a turning point for European integration – but not in the way you think

Feb 23, 2017 07:30 am UTC| Insights & Views

There can be little doubt that this years elections in Germany and France may determine the future of the European Union. For nearly a decade now, the EU has been facing unprecedented challenges, from the euro crisis...

Global Geopolitics Series

The ultimate deal: US presidents and the allure of peace in the Middle East

Feb 23, 2017 07:21 am UTC| Insights & Views

A lot of people tell me, really great people tell me, that its impossible … I have reason to believe I can do it. So boasted Donald Trump about nothing less than the resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict as he...

Global Geopolitics Series

Private military companies don't stand much of a chance against Islamic State

Feb 22, 2017 05:25 am UTC| Insights & Views

Western governments find themselves in a dilemma in their fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS). The organisation has proved remarkably resilient to military force, which so far has depended heavily on air...

Global Geopolitics Series

There are some difficult questions to ask Netanyahu, but boycotting his visit won't answer them

Feb 21, 2017 08:21 am UTC| Insights & Views

Tomorrow, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin an official visit to Australia. He will spend four days here, a considerable period for an Israeli leader to be away from home. His will be a high-profile...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Driving forces of Asian growth in 2017 - Option trading radar in Asian EMFX pool

Asia focus: 2017 growth drivers: With GDP growth for the final quarter of 2016 rolling in from around the region. As per the JPMs projections, EM Asia GDP grew 5.8% in 2016, in line with their expectations at the beginning...

ECB likely to stretch QE beyond March 2017, says Commerzbank

The European Central Bank is expected to extend its quantitative easing programme beyond March 2017 at its last monetary policy meeting this year, scheduled on December 8. Also, the Italian constitutional referendum, to be...

Dutch election: Complicacy and political limbo

Netherlands, the first European country to hold a generalelection this year is undoubtedly heading for a political limbo as the polls show a more fragmented parliament than ever. Three decades ago, top three Dutch parties...

Philippines likely to continue with strong economic growth in near-term, says ANZ

The Philippines robust economic growth is expected to sustain, according to an ANZ research report. However, it also weakens the external accounts. The Philippine authorities have taken a benign view of the situation as...

NZD/USD likely to trade marginally lower this year, says Commerzbank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand wants a lower exchange rate given the dampening impact of the stronger currency on the pace of inflation. In February, the RBNZ stated that depreciation is required in the exchange rate. The...

Politics

In latest skirmish of western land wars, Congress supports mining and ranching

Republicans in Congress are enthusiastically using the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations finalized during the last weeks of the Obama administration. One measure on their list is the Bureau of Land...

How social media stars are fighting for the Left

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. elections, numerous accounts surfaced of nefarious content creators profiting by posting fake content on social media. The most successful engaged in anti-Clinton fervor, promoted Donald...

Oroville dam danger shows how Trump could win big on infrastructure

Disaster was narrowly averted after Americas tallest dam threatened to release a deluge of water over thousands of homes on February 12. Dramatic scenes of water cascading from the Oroville dam emerged after a hole the...

Dems Want To Probe Trump Over Lax Security Practices

Just to add to Donald Trumps increasingly full plate of political troubles, House Democrats are now pushing for an investigation into the new presidents tendency to practice weak security measures. The representatives are...

Science

Scientists Think The Arctic Can Be Refrozen If They Had $500B

A lot of climate experts, global leaders, and financial giants have already declared Climate Change as the single biggest threat that humanity is facing as a species. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of people and...

Bioterrorism To Kill 30M In The Near Future, Warns Bill Gates

He might be most well-known for founding the international tech behemoth Microsoft and for having the title of richest man in the world several times, but Bill Gates is also an active player in the health industry. Most of...

Scientists Created Foldable Shields That Can Stop Bullets, Light And Portable Protection

Law enforcement officials are facing constant danger as part of their duties, which is why they need all the protection that they can get. Body armor, helmets, and padding are all provided to police officers, FBI agents,...

Organoids - the future of medical research

Most of the research behind new medical advances is carried out using either animal tissues or cancer cells. Both tools have their problems: results from animals and humans do not always match up and cancer cells grown for...

Five of the most explosive non-nuclear chemicals ever made

A chemistry department at a British university was recently evacuated after a student made the known explosive, TATP. The chemical, tri-cyclic acetone peroxide, or TATP, was made by accident as the product of a...

Technology

This Teddy Bear Recorded Millions Of Voice Messages, Which Got Leaked

In the age of the Internet of Things, households are now more vulnerable to data breaches than ever before. Take the case of the toys that were made by a company called CloudPets, which can receive and play messages by...

Twitch To Become Video Game Retailer With Streamers Getting A Cut

As the go-to live-streaming platform for gamers, Twitch has a pretty significant influence in a community that number in the hundreds of millions. Now, the video hosting site is about to widen its horizons by also becoming...

‘Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’ Pirated Before Launch, Images And Videos Posted

Everyone is already aware of how heavily Nintendo is betting on the success of the Switch in order to rally from the disaster brought about by the failed Wii U. One of the biggest titles that are supposed to sell the...

"Middle Earth: Shadow Of War" Confirmed, Epic Trailer Released

Recently, reports started circulating about the sequel to the critically-acclaimed video game published by Warner Bros., which a leaked Target listing exacerbated. Along with the games title, several key details were also...

Nokia And BlackBerry Bet On Nostalgia To Generate Buzz, Experts Concerned

There was once a time when both Nokia and BlackBerry ruled the roost as the top providers of mobile devices in the world. Everybody wanted a phone that they made, with Nokias 3310 and BlackBerrys 9900 garnering some...
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