How the digitalisation of everything is making us more lonely
The UK government recently appointed its first minister of loneliness. The move came in response to increasing concern of a loneliness epidemic sweeping Western society.
Psychologists define loneliness as a subjective,...
Turkish industrial production rises year-on-year in December
Turkish industrial production expanded year-on-year in December. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, industrial production grew 8.7 percent in December, as compared with Novembers 7 percent year-on-year...
National Bank of Poland likely to hike rate by end of 2018 - Commerzbank
The National Bank of Poland kept its key interest rate on hold yesterday, as anticipated. The MPC hawks appeared to have given more mixed signals. For instance, Lucasz Hardt agreed that the possibility of a rate hike this...
Philippine central bank keeps policy tools on hold, likely hike rates in March
The Philippine central bank, BSP, kept its policy tools on hold today, consistent with market projections. However, the window to keep the policy stable is narrowing rapidly. BSP kept its interest rate corridor at 2.50...
FxWirePro: Copper might face sharp selloff after next bounce to reach $2.78 per pound
After reaching a peak of $3.32 per pound in December, the price of copper has come down steadily over the past six weeks. The price declined in the five of the last six weeks. The red metal, which is widely considered as a...
Global Geopolitical Series: North Korean officials won’t meet U.S. diplomats led by Vice President Pence during winter Olympics
North Korean athletes would be marching along with South Korean counterparts at the Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea; North Korean Supreme leader Kim Jong-uns sister would meet with South Korean President Moon...
Bank of England’s monetary policy preview
Today Bank of England (BOE) will announce its regular monetary policy along with minutes. What made today special is quarterly inflation report.
All the three releases, individually have enough firepower to generate...
U.S. Treasuries steady ahead of initial jobless claims, FOMC members’ speeches
The U.S. Treasuries steadied Thursday ahead of the countrys initial jobless claims and a host of FOMC members speeches scheduled for later in the day. Also, the 30-year auction, scheduled to be held today at 18:00GMT will...
German bunds plunge after December trade surplus exceeds market expectations; investors eye ECB members’ speeches
The German bunds plunged during the mid-European session Thursday after the countrys trade surplus for the month of December exceeded market expectations, as investors keep a close eye on a host of speeches by European...
China’s booming imports likely to conceal near-term volatility, says ANZ Research
Chinas booming imports are expected to conceal the near-term volatility, according to a recent report from ANZ Research. Seasonality, cold weather and higher commodity imports pushed up import growth in January. The timing...
Blockchain Revolution Series
Chinese payment provider LianLian International partners with blockchain startup Ripple
Money service company LianLian International has entered into an agreement with Ripple to use the latters enterprise blockchain solution, xCurrent, to process real-time cross-border payments.
Under the agreement,...
Initial Coin Offering Series
Digital Currency Revolution
Cryptocurrencies and ICOs on SEC’s 2018 Examination Priorities
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that the examination priorities for its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) for 2018 will particularly focus on cryptocurrencies and...
Digital Currency Revolution
ECB working to identify digital currency risks for financial institutions: Draghi
European banks are showing limited appetite for digital currencies such as bitcoin, the European Central Bank President said recently.
Speaking at a European Parliament meeting this week, Mario Draghi said:
Snap Share Prices Skyrocket Following App Redesign
After an excellent IPO, Snap Inc., the owner of Snapchat has been struggling to prove that it can grow its users as investors expected. Thanks to a recent redesign of the app, the company was finally able to make some...
Early Britons Had Dark Skin And Curly Hair, Research Claims
Most people have gotten used to the idea that the British Isles have always been populated with light-skinned, straight-haired humans that are predominantly found in todays UK. However, research indicates that this was...
SpaceX Falcon Heavy Test Launch Was A Resounding Success With A Few Hiccups
By and large, the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX, the most powerful rocket to ever take off was a huge success. There were a few minor hiccups, however, including the fact that the core failed to land on the...
Reddit Bans AI-Powered Porn, Classifying It As ‘Involuntary Pornography’
Reddit has always been a strange community where users of every age, gender, and point of view could find other like-minded individuals to indulge in their interests. This applies to porn, as well, with numerous...
A Google Video Game Streaming Service Or Console Could Be In The Works
Wild claims are made in the tech industry by publications all the time and recently, a report from The Information indicated that Google could be working on a video game streaming services. Whats more, the streaming could...
Consumer Reports Warns Of Smart TV Hacking Vulnerability, Roku Disagrees
In a recent analysis of smart TVs from major brands, Consumer Reports found that they have several problems, which made them vulnerable to getting hacked. As such, consumers could have their personal information collected...
Amazon's new headquarters: here's what it will take to be the winning city
By Jim Coleman -
Insights & Views
Cities across the US are locked in fierce competition to host Amazons second headquarters known as HQ2. This is a big race: a shortlist of 20 cities seems to think this particular corporate investment can go a long way to...