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Tens and thousands of refugees from war in Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia such as Afghanistan are piling up on European shores, hoping for the better days. Flow of refugee is so great that European migrant crisis is taking shape to be a much larger crisis than originally thought. In spite of not being an economic crisis, it threatens to break the back bone of European unity, so we strongly feel it demands greater attention. Hence this series is dedicated to Europe’s new challenge – the refugees.

Migrant Crisis Series

Immigrants deported under Obama share stories of terror and rights violations

Mar 23, 2017 01:32 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Although it is difficult to get exact numbers, some estimates show Immigration and Customs Enforcement home raids have never resulted in more than 30,000 apprehensions in any given year. At that rate, it could take 366...

Migrant Crisis Series

How the refugee crisis is dealing another blow to Europe's Roma

Mar 20, 2017 14:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The refugee crisis in Europe brings with it collateral damage. The flight of people from Syria and other conflict zones has been well-documented and the policy challenges for governments have generated blanket coverage....

Migrant Crisis Series

Are America's deportation laws traumatising immigrants?

Mar 17, 2017 10:50 am UTC| Insights & Views

On February 21 2017, a man committed suicide in Mexico. The 25-year-old had recently been deported from the United States, and he threw himself off a bridge in Tijuana, Baja California, just kilometres from the US...

Migrant Crisis Series

How unaccompanied youth become exploited workers in the US

Mar 14, 2017 05:18 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

The Trump administration has released a series of executive orders targeting immigration at the U.S. southern border. Central American families and children traveling alone represent nearly half of all unauthorized...

Migrant Crisis Series

Not 'all is forgiven' for asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka

Mar 10, 2017 03:25 am UTC| Insights & Views

In his recent visit to Australia, the prime minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, urged Sri Lankan asylum seekers to come back, all is forgiven. He went on to say: They can come back to Sri Lanka and we will...

Migrant Crisis Series

Want a stronger economy? Give immigrants a warm welcome

Mar 01, 2017 07:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Immigrants have long been a scapegoat when economies are sputtering, jobs are being lost or security is a concern. President Donald Trumps planned wall along the Mexican border, for example, is premised on the notion...

Migrant Crisis Series

Kenyan court forces the country to review its options on Dadaab refugee camp

Feb 25, 2017 13:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The hundreds of thousands of people living in Kenyas sprawling Dadaab refugee camp have been spared eviction for now. Early in February the High Court in Nairobi overturned a government directive to close the camp and...

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Economy

Australian bonds sharply rebound tracking firm U.S. Treasuries

The Australian bonds sharply rebounded on the first trading day of the week Monday as investors poured into safe-haven assets tracking firmness in U.S. Treasuries amid losses in riskier equities and oil. Also, the...

Surprisingly positive Eurozone PMIs fuel rate hike speculation

Eurozone economic growth gathered further momentum in March, bolstering optimism over the region in the face of Brexit. Businesses across the euro zone ramped up activity at the fastest pace in almost six years, a survey...

New Zealand bonds close flat as investors shrug-off worse-than-expected February trade deficit

The New Zealand bonds closed flat Friday as investors largely shrugged-off the worse-than-expected trade deficit for the month of February. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to its price...

Australian bonds snap rally tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries, higher equities

The Australian bonds snapped rally on the last trading day of the week, tracking weakness in the U.S. counterpart and as investors poured into riskier assets, including equities and crude oil. Also, upbeat retail sales...

RBNZ expects outlook to be shaped by considerable uncertainty, to stay pat until mid-2018

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) at policy meeting on Thursday, left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and reiterated that interest rates will remain low for a considerable time. The policy statement...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Message from Mnuchin loud and clear

There are lots of uncertainties surrounding the new administration in the United States led by President Donald Trump. While it can be sometimes noisy surrounding Trump given the level of theatricals in the media, one can...

“Sesame Street” To Introduce Its First Autistic Muppet; Is The PBS Defunding Move Due To The Show’s Parody Of Donald Trump For Years?

Early this week, Sesame Street officially debuted its first Muppet with autism. Julia, a red-haired shy Muppet, was first introduced last year in digital form for Sesame Workshops Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in...

Can Silicon Valley's autocrats save democracy?

In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social networks vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a manifesto, was his most...

A clarion call for a new kind of popular politics

If the rising sense of alienation from the political process is to be reversed in the long term, it will require more than a quick dose of populist rhetoric or tinkering with the way politics is organised. The British...

Rodrigo Duterte relaunches Philippine drug war despite calls for investigation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his war on drugs in spite of growing calls for an investigation into his role in it. On March 6, the Philippine government lifted its suspension on police...

Science

Complete Synthetic Genome Creation Within Reach

Genetic manipulation is an incredibly touchy subject that many scientists would love to dive into headlong, but which the rest of the world has been preventing them from doing. As a result, researchers have had to make...

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability

Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that there are hard limits to the amount of these resources we can use....

Scientists Create DNA Computer With Potentially Infinite Memory And Processing Capacity

One of the biggest challenges confronting humanity right now is the impending wall that technology will eventually hit when it comes to the memory and processing capacity of computers. One of the avenues that scientists...

Scientific theories aren't mere conjecture – to survive they must work

The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring. Climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity. The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change caused by human...

Comets or volcanoes? Scientists are changing their mind about how the Earth's water got here

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years. Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at...

Technology

UK Pressuring WhatsApp To Give Up Encryption Secrets After London Terror Attack

Following the recent attack in Westminster, London, UK officials have been scrambling to provide its citizens with a measure of security and assure the public that it is doing everything it can to prevent future attacks....

Twitter Confirms Plans To Offer Paid, “Enhanced” TweetDeck For Power Users

Twitter has just confirmed that they are planning on a subscription-based offer for power users of its soon-to-be premium version of Twitter. A spokeswoman told The Verge that the company is indeed conducting a survey...

Messenger Gets Both Mentions And Reactions

Facebook has had the Mentions and Reactions features on its main platform for years, but not on its Messenger app. Now it will, which should help add some spice to conversations and cut through the clutter. The Reactions...

Instagram Starts Censoring Users, Blurs Pictures

It was inevitable. With so many people posting sensitive and even disturbing images on Instagram, it was only a matter of time before the popular social media platform started censoring users. Now, whenever Instagram deems...

JonTron Dropped As Yooka-Laylee Character Due To Racist Views

YouTuber JonTron or Jon Safari has been removed from the list of people affiliated with the game Yooka-Laylee, where he voiced one of the characters. The game by studio Playtonic is a spiritual successor to platformer...
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March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

Actual

9.0 %

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9.6 %

March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Index*

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144.6 %

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145.5 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 186186m

DEReal GDP YY*

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Forecast

111.0 %

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111.0 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 186186m

EZIfo Expectations*

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Forecast

104.0 %

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104.0 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 186186m

DEIfo Expectations*

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Forecast

104.3

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104.0

March 27 08:00 UTC 186186m

DEIfo Current Conditions*

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Forecast

118.3 %

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118.4 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 246246m

EZIfo Expectations*

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Forecast

4.9 %

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4.9 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 246246m

TRLoans to Non-Fin

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Forecast

Previous

2.3 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 246246m

EZLoans to Non-Fin

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Forecast

Previous

2.3 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 246246m

EZLoans to Households*

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Forecast

2.3 %

Previous

2.2 %

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