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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

Brexit: widespread opposition across UK to controls along the Irish border

Dec 04, 2017 17:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The question of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is now a central issue in Brexit negotiations. With the UK government promising to leave the EU customs union and single market, the Irish...

Global Geopolitics Series

Don't rely on China: North Korea won't kowtow to Beijing

Oct 30, 2017 10:13 am UTC| Insights & Views

Those who want to end North Koreas nuclear threats often point to China as the sole actor who could save the day by making Kim Jong-Un and his regime stand down. Beijing provides about 90 percent of imports that North...

Global Geopolitics Series

Global Geo-political Series: Key updates from across the world

Oct 30, 2017 08:29 am UTC| Commentary

Here are some key events to keep a tab on, EU, Catalonia, and Spain: Catalans independence leader Carles Puigdemont called for peaceful protest and disobedience against Spanish government which threatened to put the...

Global Geopolitics Series

Global Geo-political Series: U.S. commerce department imposes CVD on forged steel fittings from Italy, China, and Taiwan

Oct 27, 2017 10:22 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Under the Trump administration, the U.S. commerce department, under the guidance of Secretary Wilbur Ross continues to take a tough stance on countries that have used unfair means to promote exports. Cracking down on U.S....

Global Geopolitics Series

Global Geo-political Series: U.S. - Japan - South Korea begin 2-day missile tracking drill in Korean Peninsula

Oct 24, 2017 11:18 am UTC| Commentary

To counter missile threats from North Korea, Japan, South Korea, and the United States have launched a 2-day tri-party drill over the Korean Peninsula to practice the cross-navy capabilities in detecting and tracking any...

Global Geopolitics Series

Global Geo-political Series: Is U.S. losing influence in Middle East?

Oct 24, 2017 09:38 am UTC| Commentary

On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at a rare meeting with top Iraqi and Saudi officials that Iraqs Shia militia force and their Iranian advisers need to leave Iraq as the struggle against Islamic State...

Global Geopolitics Series

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

Oct 10, 2017 05:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

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...

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Economy

Australian bonds slump following weakness in U.S. Treasuries; FOMC decision in focus

Australian government bonds slumpedon Mondayfollowing weakness in the U.S. Treasuries as investors remained optimistic about December and three more rate hike by the Federal Reserve next year. The yield on the benchmark...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 11th December 2017

Not many economic data and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks Upcoming: Italy: Retail sales report for October will be published at 9:00 GMT. Greece: industrial production...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 8th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: Hoe loans down 0.6 percent in October. Investment lending for homes grew 1.6...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 7th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: October trade balance came at $105 million. Upcoming: Japan:...

U.S. Commerce department announces affirmative preliminary circumvention Rulings on Steel from Vietnam

Last night, U.S. Commerce Department announced preliminary affirmative circumvention rulings on steel imported from Vietnam accusing that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) and certain cold-rolled steel flat products...

Politics

Latino elites are paying the California dream forward

American Latino economic elites have incomes and wealth in the top 5 percent of earners. Some own multi-million-dollar companies or work as corporate executives. Latino politicians like Kevin De León, who is...

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Science

Scientists Prevent Weight Gain Despite High Fat Diet

The alarming rate of obesity and weight gain in industrialized nations is one of the most concerning health issues plaguing developed countries today. Scientists might have just come much closer to finally ending this...

Study Says Air Pollution Makes Exercise Pointless, Poses Huge Health Risks To Unborn Babies

Scientists have been encouraging older people to exercise in order to stay healthy, but according to a recent study, air pollution makes this rather pointless. Whats more, another study found that a dirty atmosphere has...

Baby Born Via Transplanted Uterus For The First Time

Further proving that advances in medical science never cease to amaze, a woman just gave birth to a baby with a transplanted uterus. This is the first time it has ever happened in the U.S. and provides hope to a lot of...

Smartphone Addiction Increases Anxiety And Depression, Study Finds

It might feel like the same old story, where elders take issue with new technology and tell the younger generation that their addiction to gadgets would result in problems. However, this time, tutting adults might have...

Thousands Of HIV Patients To Be Injected With HIV Vaccine In Human Trials

Even though HIV has been part of the human consciousness for several decades, creating a cure has proven difficult. Now, an international collaboration is about to perform human trials by injecting thousands of patients...

Technology

Far Cry 5 Delayed Due To Ubisoft’s Newfound Commitment To Quality

Ubisoft just announced that it will be delaying the release of several of its upcoming titles, including Far Cry 5 and the Crew 2. This is apparently due to the success of Assassins Creed Origins, which is currently being...

Net Neutrality Death May Or May Not Kill Bitcoin, Experts Disagree With Each Other

One of the biggest hot-button topics in the American political landscape right now is Net Neutrality and the upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to kill it. While many fear that the death of a free...

Vine Creator Teases New App, Could It Be Vine 2.0?

Reports that the creator of the previously popular app Vine was making a follow-up app started circulating recently when he revealed that he was working on a side project. Now, Dom Hofmann is teasing the internet with an...

Steam No Longer Accepts Bitcoin For Video Game Purchase

Even though Bitcoin is continuing to skyrocket in value, at least one prominent tech entity is jumping off the crypto bandwagon instead of on it. Valve just announced that it would no longer accept the digital currency on...

Accidental Leak Of God Of War March 2018 Release Date Might Have Been Intentional

Gamers recently spotted a release date on the PlayStation Stores God of War page. At the time, the page said that Kratos is coming back on March 22, 2018. The date has since been changed to December 31, 2018, but many are...
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