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How 'Chollywood' blockbuster Wolf Warriors 2 echoes changes in China's foreign policy

Aug 28, 2017 14:21 pm UTC| Entertainment

When Hollywood is not being criticised for being a liberal mouthpiece, it is often viewed as a front for American foreign policy. The time-honoured example of this is the Rambo series wherein Sylvester Stallones invincible...

Terminator 2 in 3D reminds us what we've still to learn about AI and robotics

Aug 28, 2017 14:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

The classic science fiction action film Terminator 2: Judgment Day has ticked over its 25th anniversary. To celebrate, director James Cameron went one step further than remastering the original 1991 version and has...

The real reason Mark Wahlberg earns US$42m more than any woman in Hollywood

Aug 28, 2017 13:30 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Why should we care that, in Hollywood, female actors earn less than male ones? The latest tally of star pay, compiled by Forbes magazine, has men far outstripping womens earnings. The highest paid woman Emma Stone makes...

Forget Jon Snow, watch the young women to find out how Game of Thrones ends

Aug 27, 2017 14:31 pm UTC| Entertainment

For Game of Thrones fans, the current series has been a bit of a mystery. As the television writers have picked up the storyline where author George R. R. Martins A Song of Fire and Ice novels ended, there is, for the...

Ozark, drug cartels and America's changing relationship with Mexico

Aug 22, 2017 14:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

The recent violence in Charlottesville and the ever-shifting statements by Donald Trump about national identity bring to the fore the dangers of the recurrent narratives of us versus them and the threats posed to American...

American Horror Story: how the cult TV show hints at real-world nightmares

Aug 16, 2017 12:56 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Following months of media hype, American Horror Story (AHS) returns this September with an election theme that seems set to maintain the TV shows tradition of inspiring controversy and debate. This time around, showrunners...

How Elvis permanently changed American pop culture

Aug 15, 2017 12:55 pm UTC| Entertainment

Its been 40 years since Elvis Presley last swivelled his hips, before his untimely death in 1977 at the age of 42. To date, Elviss singles including Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, and Suspicious Minds as well as...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of FOMC members’ speeches, September manufacturing PMI

The U.S. Treasuries jumped Friday as investors await the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members George and Kaplans speech, scheduled to be held today by 13:30GMT and 17:30GMT respectively. The yield on the...

German PMI surges to 6-1/2 year high as manufacturing booms

Germanys private sector economy ended the third quarter strongly, with business activity growth accelerating to the fastest in almost six-and-a-half years, according to flash PMI survey data from IHS Markit. Improved...

RBNZ unlikely to alter monetary policy stance next week, due to election uncertainty: Westpac Research

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is expected not to alter its monetary policy stance at its meeting next week, owing to election-related uncertainties. The RBNZ has run a very consistent line on monetary policy over...

USD/INR likely to trade towards 65 level with support at 64, says Scotiabank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to trade towards the 65 level with the 64 support, but the pair will be buffered against a sharp and persistent depreciation given the nations large foreign reserves that rose to a...

JGBs gain tracking following U.S. Treasuries after North Korea threatens hydrogen bomb attack

The Japanese government bonds gained tracking similar momentum in the U.S. counterpart after North Korean leader Kin-Jong-Un said that the North would consider the highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history...

Politics

Undocumented youth divided over how to fight back against Trump immigration clampdown

Young immigrants from across the US participated in the first act of civil disobedience by undocumented youth under the Trump administration on July 26 in Texas. After protesters sat in the street outside the state capitol...

India at 70: after the celebrations, single-party dominance menaces democracy

Seventy years ago, Jawaharlal Nehrus famous Tryst with Destiny speech not only marked Indias independence from British rule but also expressed the vision for a united, democratic, egalitarian and modern country. Not...

Can corporate America afford to walk away from President Trump?

After campaigning as the candidate best able to work with business, President Donald Trump has shown he is anything but. A stream of resignations from high-level business counsels hit a crescendo recently when Trump was...

Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that's unlikely

Vladimir Putins power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and its easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not...

Warning signs of mass violence – in the US?

There are those who say that comparing President Donald Trumps rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler is alarmist, unfair and counterproductive. And yet, there has been no dearth of such comparisons since the 2016...

Science

Scientists Create Robots The Size Of DNA Strands That Can Rearrange Molecules

Robots are great for a lot of things and can perform functions that humans would either have a hard time accomplishing or simply would not be able to do. Among the latter case is rearranging the molecules of a living...

China Signs Deal With Israel Over Lab-Grown Meat, Food For The Future

With the world facing the global crisis known as climate change, most countries are doing whatever they can to reduce carbon emissions. However, one of the biggest contributing factors to greenhouse gasses that is rarely...

How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology – and why it's difficult

Scientists are designing materials that are a thousand times smaller than the width of a hair. Known as nanomaterials or nanoparticles, some could help treat diseases. However, the engineering of particles for...

Denmark Finally Sells Last Oil Company For $7.45 Billion

As a country committed to fighting climate change and reducing its carbon footprint, Denmark is finally selling off the last remaining oil company in the country. The oil firms were owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and the...

Trump’s Pick For NASA Head Is Not A Scientist And A Prominent Climate Change Denier

The Trump administration has proven to be incompetent in filling crucial roles with qualified people, evidenced by an anti-EPA EPA head and an anti-DOE head of DOE. Now, the president has nominated a non-scientist who is...

Technology

Amazon Planning To Sell Smart Glasses And Smart Security Camera

Amazon is currently dominating the smart assistant market with Alexa and its Echo speakers, but the online merchant giant is planning to extend its list of products to include smart glasses and smart security cameras....

Developer Calls EA ‘Corporate Monsters’ For Allegedly Trying To Destroy His Studio

Slightly Mad Studios is the company behind some truly amazing racing titles in the video game industry, including Need For Speed: Shift. The CEO of the studio Ian Bell recently had a candid conversation with YouTuber...

Resident Evil 7 Chris Redfield Revealed In New Trailer

The upcoming free downloadable content for Capcoms Resident Evil 7 game is only a few months away, and the publisher released a new trailer featuring franchise icon Chris Redfield. Since the first Resident Evil game, the...

Wall St. Hack Cause Havoc Among Lawmakers And Investors

Being the victim of a hack is never a good thing, but when the target is a top US regulator overseeing trading at Wall St., the situation becomes catastrophically more consequential. This is exactly what the U.S....

Really Big Original Xbox Controller Available For Xbox One

Gamers who have used or owned the original Xbox will remember the big, bulky Duke controller that made playing games either fun or way too much of a hassle. This peripheral is being brought back and is compatible with the...
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September 22 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

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0.0 %

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Previous

0.3 %

September 22 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Index*

Actual

143.4 %

Forecast

Previous

143.3 %

September 25 00:30 UTC 25702570m

JPNikkei Mfg PMI

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Forecast

Previous

52.2 bln $

September 25 08:00 UTC 30203020m

DEIfo Business Climate*

Actual

Forecast

116.0 %

Previous

115.9 %

September 25 08:00 UTC 30203020m

DEIfo Current Conditions*

Actual

Forecast

124.8 %

Previous

124.6 %

September 25 08:00 UTC 30203020m

DEIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

107.9 %

Previous

107.9 %

September 25 11:30 UTC 32303230m

TRCapacity Utilisation*

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Forecast

Previous

78.8 %

September 25 11:30 UTC 32303230m

TRManufacturing Confidence*

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Forecast

Previous

110.7 %

September 25 12:30 UTC 32903290m

USNational Activity Index*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-0.01 %

September 25 13:00 UTC 33203320m

MXIGAE Econ Activity YY

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Forecast

Previous

2.4 %

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