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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

Taiwan rejects China's peaceful 'reunification' claim

Sep 22, 2022 08:59 am UTC| Politics

The Taiwanese government has dismissed a pledge by a spokesperson for Beijing that China would make the utmost effort to ensure a peaceful reunification of the island nation with the mainland. Taipei maintained that only...

Global Geopolitics Series

Putin's mobilisation speech: what he said and what he meant

Sep 22, 2022 07:05 am UTC| Politics

When Vladimir Putin took to Russian television on September 21 he wanted to send three clear headline messages. The first is that the threat of nuclear war is credible and serious. The second is that partial...

Global Geopolitics Series

Putin plays the annexation card, pushing the war in Ukraine into a dangerous new phase

Sep 22, 2022 07:04 am UTC| Politics

A lot has changed since world leaders last met in person at the United Nations General Assembly: a global pandemic, a looming food crisis, economic stress, climate disasters and, of course, the Russian invasion of...

Global Geopolitics Series

Biden again indicates that US will defend Taiwan 'militarily' – does this constitute a change in policy?

Sep 20, 2022 06:19 am UTC| Politics

President Joe Biden has not for the first time suggested that the U.S. would intervene militarily should China attempt an invasion of Taiwan. What did Biden say and why was it significant? In an exchange on 60...

Global Geopolitics Series

Are the West's sanctions against Russia actually working?

Sep 20, 2022 06:15 am UTC| Insights & Views

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 2022, the United States, the European Union and other countries swiftly imposed a mix of wide-ranging diplomatic and economic sanctions. Russia was excluded from...

Global Geopolitics Series

Crimea: Ukraine uses new tactics to attempt to take back strategic territory from Russia

Aug 21, 2022 17:21 pm UTC| Politics

Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly replaced the commander of his Black Sea fleet just three days after an attack on the Russian Saki airbase in Crimea, as Ukraines military strategy shifts towards regaining...

Global Geopolitics Series

Why are nuclear weapons so hard to get rid of? Because they're tied up in nuclear countries' sense of right and wrong

Aug 08, 2022 05:46 am UTC| Insights & Views

Every five years, the nearly 200 member states of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons meet to review their progress or lack thereof. After being postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the monthlong...

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Economy

Tesla announces the addition of Airbnb's Joseph Gebbia to its Board.

Tesla Inc. announced on Wednesday, Sept. 28, that Joseph Gebbia had joined the companys board. The newcomer is the co-founder of Airbnb vacation rental firm based in San Francisco, California. As per Reuters, Gebbias...

Lotte Chemical finally decided to buy Iljin Materials to expand in the global EV sector.

Lotte Chemicals is buying Iljin Materials copper foil company for KRW2.7 trillion or around $1.9 billion. This is a strategic acquisition deal as the Songpa-gu, Seoul-headquartered chemical company is aiming to become a...

Biogen is ending its kickback lawsuit with a settlement that will cost the company $900 million.

Biogen is set to pay a total of $900 million to settle a long-running lawsuit related to allegations of illegal payments to doctors. The biotech company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was said to have paid physicians...

Hertz, BP oil company sign a deal for the installation of EV chargers around the U.S.

Hertz car rental firm based in Estero, Florida, has teamed up with BP plc oil company to build electric vehicle charging stations across the United States. The plan is to install thousands of chargers as the number of EVs...

Samsung launches its credit cards in India with the aim of encouraging repeat purchases and increase sales.

Samsung Electronics introduced two new credit cards in India even when this line of business is already crowded in the country. It was reported that the South Korean conglomerate has entered the credit card scene in the...

Politics

Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.

The British opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer has called for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans to cut taxes and increase borrowing. Starmer said that the government should recall parliament...

The White House announced during its summit on hunger, nutrition, and health that the private sector has made $8 billion in pledges to combat the issue.

US President Joe Biden announced this week that the private sector had pledged $8 billion to fight hunger in the country. Hundreds of millions of dollars would be spent on ensuring meals after lawmakers failed to extend...

US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."

Protests continue in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the countrys Morality Police. A US-based Iranian journalist said Aminis death marks a tipping point for Iran. Speaking with...

The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.

Afghanistans acting Commerce and Industry Minister said the insurgent group has signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gas, diesel, and wheat. This comes as the ministry is looking to diversify its trading...

Science

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

The resulting thermoplastic resin could be purified through a distillation process to make food-grade potassium lactate.

Wind turbine blades could eventually be recycled into gummies according to a Michigan State University professor, This was discussed during the American Chemical Societys fall conference, which kicked off in Chicago...

Technology

Samsung could be removing the camera bump on all Galaxy S23 models

Samsung is still a few months away from launching its next lineup of flagship Galaxy phones. But it is not too early for Galaxy S23 leaks to start appearing online. A series of image renders were released recently,...

Ubisoft delays ‘Skull and Bones’ launch to March 2023

The saga of Skull and Bones getting delayed continues even though Ubisoft said its development is already completed. Instead of launching this year, the pirate game will now arrive in early 2023. Ubisoft ended the Skull...

CD Projekt Red announced it had already sold 20 million copies of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’

The string of good news for the developers of Cyberpunk 2077 continues as CD Projekt Red announced a major milestone on Wednesday. In under two years, 20 million copies of the game had been sold worldwide. Over 20...

Amazon launches Kindle Scribe, its first e-reader with reading and writing functionality

Amazon held its fall product launch event on Wednesday, where the company announced its first e-reader with notetaking functionality. Aptly named Kindle Scribe, the device will also ship with a stylus pen that never needs...

Netflix subscribers can now set up a unique username for their games

Netflix Games gained a new feature on Wednesday that allows subscribers to create a unique username that will be displayed in their games. The streaming giant also appears to be adding social features to multiplayer games...
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