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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

How the spectre of Yugoslavia looms over EU's handling of the refugee crisis

Jun 17, 2017 16:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views

With peak season approaching for refugees making treacherous crossings to Europe, dont be surprised if we are told again that this is unprecedented. That would certainly be in keeping with what news organisations,...

Migrant Crisis Series

Refugees welcome? How UK and Sweden compare on education for young migrants

Jun 01, 2017 12:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views

In the UK, the worlds fifth richest economy, vulnerable children are being denied education. Asylum seekers and refugee children are struggling to access education and unable to attend school or college. This contravenes...

Migrant Crisis Series

Three things could happen to Lebanon as Syrian refugees rush in — two are worrisome

May 31, 2017 08:01 am UTC| Insights & Views

Syrias humanitarian crisis is the greatest yet seen in the 21st century. Over the countrys seven-year civil war, almost half the population has fled: 6.6 million city dwellers have moved to the countryside and 4.9 million...

Migrant Crisis Series

Debt bondage, domestic servitude and indentured labour still a problem in the world's richest nations

May 27, 2017 04:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Slavery has been illegal in every country since the last country to do so, Mauritania, criminalised the practice in 2007. But while slavery is illegal, it has not disappeared. Contemporary slavery in the form of indentured...

Migrant Crisis Series

The truth behind the ‘migrant work ethic’

May 25, 2017 13:19 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The European Union was expanded back in 2004 to include the eight nations of Central and Eastern Europe, known as the A8. Immediately afterwards, the United Kingdom was one of only three member states to allow full access...

Migrant Crisis Series

Europe’s wall against African migrants is almost complete

May 03, 2017 09:12 am UTC| Insights & Views

A deal signed in Italy with tribes operating in southern Libya may be the last element of the barrier the EU has been constructing to exclude Africans from Europe. To seal the southern Libyan border means to seal the...

Migrant Crisis Series

Why diverting more UK aid to fund cost of hosting refugees would be a mistake

Apr 26, 2017 07:53 am UTC| Insights & Views

There has been an ongoing debate over the British governments commitment to spend 0.7% of the UKs gross national income (GNI) on foreign aid. First achieved in 2013, and enshrined in law by the Conservative-Liberal...

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Economy

Eurozone PMI moderation in June unlikely to derail growth, high consumer confidence suggests strong year ahead

The headline IHS Markit Eurozone PMI fell from a joint six-year high of 56.8 in May to a five-month low of 55.7 in June, according to the preliminary flash estimate released earlier today. Data missed economists forecasts...

Eurozone periphery bonds mixed post higher-than-expected German manufacturing PMI

The Eurozone periphery bonds traded mixed Friday after reading a higher-than-expected rise in the German manufacturing PMI for the month of June, released earlier today. The benchmark German 10-year bond yields, which...

USD/TWD likely to hold around 30.40–30.70 range in the near-term, says Commerzbank

The USD/TWD currency pair is expected to hold at levels of around 30.40-30.70 in the coming months after the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (CBC) remained on hold, Commerzbank reported. The Central Bank...

New Zealand bonds gain at close tracking U.S. Treasuries post rise in initial jobless claims

The New Zealand bonds ended on the upside after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) remained unchanged in its monetary policy decision, revealed early today while maintaining a balanced outlook of the economy. At the...

EUR/USD likely to reach 1.06 by end-2018, says Commerzbank

The EUR/USD is expected to reach a level of 1.06 by the end of next year, having downside potential. Most of the analysts arguing for 1.20-ish levels simply extrapolate the medium-term upward trend in EUR/USD. Even the...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Trump pours on cold water on 'Comey tapes' speculation

With a series of tweets, President Donald Trump poured cold water over the hot speculations that has been brewing for months that there are tapes of conversations between him and the former FBI director James Comey. After...

Why Lesotho's in such a mess and what can be done about it

In an interview following his recent return as Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane has blamed the army for the countrys chronic political instability. Stating that his previous administration (after an election in 2012)...

US under Trump Series: US department of Justice launches investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal

According to a Fox News report, which was confirmed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, the U.S. Department of Justice has launched a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

Data Of Almost 200M Americans Collected By GOP Leaked, No Protection Whatsoever

When collecting data from citizens for use in things like winning elections, it makes sense to afford hoard with heavyweight protection. Not only did the GOP fail to do this, which led to the leak of data of 198 million...

Julius Caesar in our times

All the worlds a stage, Shakespeare once wrote. In recent weeks, that Shakespearean adage has been particularly resonant, with the New York Public Theaters production of Julius Caesar attracting worldwide scrutiny...

Science

Elon Musk Tells Climate Change Deniers To Get A Thermometer

The vast majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and that it is being sped up by human activity, theres no debate there. Unfortunately, there are still those with influence in the political sphere that...

Scientist Say Lack Of Funding Is Biggest Obstacle To Immortality

For centuries, humanity has been searching for ways to live longer, resist diseases, and generally have a happier life. Throughout the centuries, people thought that the biggest challenge to discovering the secret to...

Electric Cars Can Also Power Buildings When Parked, Researchers Say

It seems there is one more reason to get an electric car other than to protect the environment. According to researchers, vehicles running on electricity can also power buildings without suffering battery drain or...

10% Of US Energy Harvested From Renewables, There Is Hope

When President Donald Trump announced that he was going to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, hardly anyone was surprised. Even so, many still despaired regarding the future of renewable energy. Fortunately, it seems...

Driverless Cars Gets Neil deGrasse Tyson Seal Of Approval

As one of the most popular and beloved scientific figures in the world, if Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson says that a particular scientific trend is great, most people tend to pay attention. Thats why his words of...

Technology

Valve’s New Knuckles VR Controller Supports All Five Fingers

Right now, the most responsive VR controller in the market is arguably the Oculus Touch, but it does come with a few issues. For one thing, it doesnt provide support for individual digits on the hands. With Valves new VR...

Get $120 Off Of Unlockable iPhone SE At Virgin Mobile

While the iPhone SE is not exactly the sexiest product in Apples lineup, its still a functional smartphone with decent features. Customers who would like to get their hands on the device for cheap can buy it for $120 off....

Caltech Creates Cameras Without Lenses, Thinner Smartphones Coming Up

Just when it was thought that smartphones could not get any thinner, Caltech engineers just had to be creative and muck everything up. By creating a camera technology that does not require a lens, these Brainiacs basically...

Steam Summer Sale Is Here And Dark Souls III Is At 60% Off

As promised, the annual Steam Summer Sale is here and boy does it deliver on the hype. Multiple AAA games are up for grabs at ridiculously low prices, along with their various DLCs and extra features. Some indie titles...

Steam Summer Sale Date Has Been Announced, Extra Discount Via PayPal

Every year, PC gamers look forward to the Steam Summer Sale, which has become something of a holiday to fans. This years launch date has already been announced and its set for June 22nd. This means that gamers will try in...
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June 23 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

Actual

3.4 %

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3.7 %

June 23 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Index*

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143.7 %

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144.0 %

June 26 08:00 UTC 31483148m

GBIfo Expectations*

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Forecast

Previous

106.5 k

June 26 08:00 UTC 31483148m

DEIfo Business Climate*

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114.4 bln BRL

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114.6 bln BRL

June 26 08:00 UTC 31483148m

DEIfo Expectations*

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106.4 %

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106.5 %

June 26 08:00 UTC 31483148m

DEIfo Current Conditions*

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Forecast

123.3 mln

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123.2 mln

June 26 08:30 UTC 31783178m

GBIfo Expectations*

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Forecast

Previous

40.750 k

June 26 08:30 UTC 31783178m

BRBBA Mortgage Approvals

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Previous

40.750 k

June 26 11:00 UTC 33283328m

BRBBA Mortgage Approvals

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Forecast

Previous

84.2 k

June 26 11:00 UTC 33283328m

RUFGV Consumer Conf*

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Forecast

Previous

84.2 %

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