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Cryptocurrency Derivatives Series: Quick Run Through On Bitcoin Price And CME BTC F&O Volumes Resurgence

Oct 13, 2020 10:44 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

Of late, the cryptocurrency derivatives trading volumes have been considerably plunged especially in September. The renowned CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) showed sturdy Bitcoin futures performance, simultaneously the...

FxWirePro: A Glimpse At FX Options Pricing of US Elections

Oct 12, 2020 08:39 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

Four years ago, following the election victory of Donald Trump the dollar achieved a remarkable rally. While the risk sentiment has been optimistic with the US equities extending their recovery, now up 10% from their lows...

FxWirePro: UK’s Headwinds To Engulf Sterling’s Prospects – Possibilities of No-Deal Brexit Hedge

Oct 08, 2020 08:07 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

As the UK is scheduled for their growth numbers tomorrow, the focus would likely remain on headlines relating to Brexit, the covid-pandemic (with new restrictions expected in France and reportedly being considered for...

FxWirePro: RBA MPS Preview & AUD Trades

Oct 05, 2020 10:37 am UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks Insights & Views

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is scheduled for its monetary policy to take their interest rate decision tomorrow morning. It is expected that it will keep its key rate on hold at 0.25%. What will be interesting will...

FxWirePro: Quick Run Through On Macro Backdrops & FX Options Positioning

Oct 05, 2020 09:00 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

Markets have begun the Q42020 with a positive note but seems to be quite apprehensive, during the prevailing consolidation phase, remaining very focussed and reactionary to headlines about Covid-19 pandemic, the state of...

Digital Currency Revolution Series: Bitcoin Price Action On Regulatory Breach & Hedging Setup

Oct 05, 2020 08:06 am UTC| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

It has been a quiet week of price action among crypto-avenues as themajor crypto pairs, such as, Bitcoin andEthereum priceplunging by 2% and 1% respectively. But for now, crypto markets appear to be healthier after a...

FxWirePro: Can RBA’s Dovish Rhetoric Stimulates Aussie Dollar? OTC Updates & Options Strategy Ahead of MPS

Oct 05, 2020 06:15 am UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks Insights & Views

Thin trade given local holidays. AUDUSD seems to be resilient to equity wobbles so 0.7130 levels should continue to hold, modest upside bias. The medium-term perspectives: The northern summers risk rally and USD rout...

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Economy

KFC rolling out new packaging for a makeover

KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken will be unveiling its new packaging to give itself a bit of makeover. The world-famous fried chicken restaurant chain stated that the packing is an upgrade to modernize the companys...

Samsung Biologics contradicts claims of Pfizer vaccine production

Samsung Biologics contradicted reports that it will be producing Pfizers coronavirus vaccine. There were news going around saying the South Korean biotechnology company headquartered in Incheon is set to start the...

Xiaomi: US reverses Trump's order and removed the Chinese electronics company from blacklist

Xiaomi was included in the U.S. governments blacklist last year during Donald Trumps leadership. The Chinese electronics company suffered big losses after it was banned in the country. Trumps administration cited...

Amazon emerged victorious in its $303M EU tax case

Amazon was declared the winner in a tax legal battle where the EU ordered it to pay Luxembourg the amount of 250 million or around $303 million in back taxes. The win for the American retail giant is said to be a big blow...

Politics

Donald Trump accuses Joe Biden of lack of support for Israel amid ongoing violence in region

During his presidency, Donald Trump was known to have good relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Amidst the ongoing violence happening in Israel and Palestine, Trump accused his successor Joe Biden of...

Kamala Harris reaffirms US relations with Tunisia in phone call with President Kais Saied

Vice President Kamala Harris got in touch with another world leader this week. Harris spoke with Tunisian President Kais Saied, reaffirming the ties between the two countries. The White House released a readout of...

Nancy Pelosi says House Democrats want child tax credit expansion permanent

One of the provisions found in President Joe Bidens American Families Plan was to expand the child tax credit until 2025. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently revealed that House Democrats are looking to make this provision...

Liz Cheney voted out of House GOP leadership position

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is among the Republicans that have or still are drawing the ire of former President Donald Trump including his allies in Congress. This week, Cheney was voted out of her leadership position by her...

Science

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal but he wasnt a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat...

First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem

Scientists have created the worlds first monkey embryos containing human cells in an attempt to investigate how the two types of cell develop alongside each other. The embryos, which were derived from a macaque and then...

Lab–grown embryos and human–monkey hybrids: Medical marvels or ethical missteps?

In Aldous Huxleys 1932 novel Brave New World, people arent born from a mothers womb. Instead, embryos are grown in artificial wombs until they are brought into the world, a process called ectogenesis. In the novel,...

Antimatter: scientists find way to trap elusive material by blasting it with lasers

Antimatter is believed to play a huge part in the story of our universe. Its the counterpart to matter: identical in every way with protons, neutrons and electrons but with an opposite electric charge. According to our...

Shifting toward 'open peer review'

Twenty years ago, it was difficult to find information about local restaurants, except from the restaurants themselves. Now, thanks to the Internet, independent evaluations are easy to find. Its past time we make that the...

Technology

Sega wants Atlus to aim for simultaneous worldwide release dates

It is not strange for video games developed in Japan to have staggered release dates in different parts of the world. However, Sega recently said one of the factors that made Yakuza 6: The Song of Life very successful was...

‘Overwatch 2’ livestream and developer AMA planned in May

New details about Overwatch 2 is about the flood the internet in the coming weeks. Blizzard Entertainment has recently confirmed there will be two separate events later in May where video game fans will hear more about the...

HTC Vive Pro 2 launches with 5K resolution on June 4

The new VR headsets from HTC Vive have been recently announced, but they will not launch for a few weeks. As expected, the company unveiled two devices, one for consumer-level use and another for business purposes but...

Android 12 beta 1 could be launched during Google I/O 2021

Google has released the Android 12 developer preview 3 in late April, and that means the first public beta of the operating system update is next to launch. While a specific date is not yet known, there are speculations...

WhatsApp defies German agency’s ban on its new privacy policy

A German data protection agency ruled it is blocking WhatsApps highly controversial privacy policy changes. However, the Facebook-owned messaging app says the update will still roll out. WhatsApp defies German data...
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