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When you throw pebbles in a pond, you get splashes and ripples, but drop a huge rock, you create a mini Tsunami. Similarly Geo-political turmoil, are potent enough to create tsunamis in financial markets, even if its for the short run. It has in the past, and it will in the future. De-stabilised Middle East, rise of new power in Saudi Arabia, aggressive China, Russia-US tensions, Turkey-Russia escalation, rise of autocratic but nationalists leaders such as Modi in India, Trump in United States, bin-Salman in Middle East, the Geo-Political unease hasn't been this tense in decades, so as a market participant you can never care less than ever.

Global Geopolitics Series

The situation at the US-Mexico border is a crisis – but is it new?

Apr 04, 2021 23:35 pm UTC| Politics

The media create the impression that there is an unprecedented crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, with droves of children arriving alone, as well as families flooding to the border. There is a crisis. But as a law...

Global Geopolitics Series

The US just set ambitious offshore wind power targets – what will it take to meet them?

Apr 04, 2021 10:24 am UTC| Insights & Views

The United States offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europes have run into long delays, but that may...

Global Geopolitics Series

Japan to temporarily raise tariffs on US beef imports

Mar 18, 2021 23:55 pm UTC| Economy

Japan is raising tariffs on US beef imports from 25.8 percent to 38.5 percent for 30 days as volumes have exceeded levels under the Japan-US trade agreement for the fiscal year ending on March 31. The last time the...

Global Geopolitics Series

UK trade and security review: pivoting to the east will draw Britain into tensions between China and US

Mar 18, 2021 14:35 pm UTC| Economy

In a post-Brexit world the UK is trying to navigate both a changing international security situation and the loss of unfettered access to its largest market. The new Integrated Review aims to provide answers to this...

Global Geopolitics Series

The Commonwealth: rediscovering its radical voice could make it relevant again

Mar 08, 2021 07:38 am UTC| Insights & Views

The Commonwealth, an association of 54 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific, has always been a rather mysterious organisation. It evolved gradually over the course of the 20th Century, making it...

Global Geopolitics Series

Arab Spring: when the US needed to step up, it stood back – now, all eyes are on Biden

Feb 12, 2021 07:48 am UTC| Insights & Views

The tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring has been an opportunity for some to declare the protests a failure not least in the face of ongoing conflict in Syria, Libya, and Yemen. Looking back on those turbulent events, its...

Global Geopolitics Series

The nuclear weapons ban treaty is groundbreaking, even if the nuclear powers haven't signed

Jan 22, 2021 07:27 am UTC| Law

Today, many around the world will celebrate the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to enter into force in 50 years. The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted at the United Nations...

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Economy

Sanofi spending S$638 million for vaccine production in Singapore

Sanofi confirmed on Monday, April 12, that it is investing in Singapore for its vaccine production in the region. The French drugmaker is spending S$637 million or around 400 million that will be given out in over five...

Goldman Sachs confirms the opening of its new office in Birmingham

Goldman Sachs announced on Tuesday, April 13, that it will be opening its new office in Birmingham in the U.K. The investment bank and financial service company stated that it is taking this step to expand in...

Toshiba: Oasis says CVC’s $20 billion offer to buy the Japanese company is too low

Toshiba received a buyout proposal from CVC Capital Partners amounting to $20 billion. This is said to be equivalent to 5,000 per share, but the companys investor Oasis Management stated that this is too low. Toshibas...

Hyundai Motor looking to collaborate with Samsung SDI for EV batteries

Hyundai Motor is taking steps to realize its plans for a shift to totally eco-friendly vehicles and for this, it wants to collaborate with Samsung SDI. Thus, the companies are reportedly looking forward to signing a...

Politics

Donald Trump 2024: Nikki Haley will not run if ex-POTUS decides to run for office again

Even as former President Donald Trump has suggested every now and then about running for office again in the 2024 elections, several Republicans are being touted as possible contenders for the party. One possible...

Nancy Pelosi takes a swipe at the "squad" in upcoming book

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses her colleagues in an upcoming book by USA Today journalist Susan Page. When it came to New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad, Pelosi had some blunt remarks...

Joe Biden nominates Chris Magnus and Ur Jaddou to CBP and USCIS

Joe Biden is announcing his nominations for key positions in other agencies and this week he has announced his picks for two immigration agencies. Biden is nominating Chris Magnus and Ur Jaddou to lead the CBP and the...

Kamala Harris says Daunte Wright's family 'deserve answers' following the recent shooting

As the trial of Derek Chauvin over the murder of George Floyd is underway, another incident has occurred when Daunte Wright was shot and killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week. Vice president Kamala Harris condemned...

Science

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. And the majority of human-induced methane emissions comes from livestock. About 70% of...

Researchers have grown 'human embryos' from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by reprogramming cells from human skin. The breakthrough potentially opens up new ways to study the earliest phases of human development, learn more...

Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan blasted off from the Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon in their lunar module Challenger on December 14 1972. Five days later, they splashed down safely in the Pacific, closing the Apollo...

As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about Mars from meteorites found on Earth

NASAs Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars this morning, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of...

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Technology

iPhone 13 leaked renders show dual-camera is aligned diagonally

The upcoming iPhone 13 series is highly anticipated to sport the same design as its predecessor iPhone 12. However, a new leak suggests that the next base model could sport slight changes, especially in the rear...

‘BioShock 4’ developer’s job listing for Senior Writer hints at an open-world setting

Fans of the retrofuturistic-themed video game series BioShock have known for a while that a fourth main title installment is underway. Updates on the progress of its development have been scarce, but developer Cloud...

Top-tier iPad Pro could face delayed launch or limited availability due to Mini-LED shortage

Apples next lineup of iPad Pro tablets is some of the most anticipated tech products right now, especially with rumors that its 12.9-inch model would adopt Mini-LED displays. However, suppliers are reportedly facing parts...

Apple confirms ‘Spring Loaded’ event is set for April 20

After weeks of information leaks going back and forth about Apples spring event, the tech giant has finally confirmed that a product launch is slated later this month. While the company has provided key details about the...
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