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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

EU warns of decisive action against US over trade disputes

Jul 07, 2020 06:29 am UTC| Economy

The EU is threatening to take decisive action against the US over its unwillingness to settle the issue of aircraft subsidies and its plan to conduct new investigations in trade deficits. The aircraft trade dispute...

Global Geopolitics Series

Israel's proposed annexation of the West Bank could bring a 'diplomatic tsunami'

Jul 02, 2020 15:56 pm UTC| Politics

In a deadly game of Middle East cat and mouse, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing to weigh his options in pushing ahead with plans to extend Israeli sovereignty over territories occupied by Israel in...

Global Geopolitics Series

Nepal is caught in the middle of India-China border tensions

Jun 26, 2020 06:58 am UTC| Insights & Views

A tense military standoff between China and India over a disputed border area in the Himalayas has put much of the region on edge. Not least in Nepal, which has its own ongoing land dispute with India and where concern is...

Global Geopolitics Series

China and India's deadly Himalayan clash is a big test for Modi. And a big concern for the world.

Jun 21, 2020 11:31 am UTC| Insights & Views

`Sometime on Monday, an Indian army patrol skirmished with Chinese troops in the Galwan River Valley, high in the Himalayas. According to reports, no guns were involved, but the fight left at least 20 Indian soldiers...

Global Geopolitics Series

Tensions rise on the Korean peninsula – and they are unlikely to recede any time soon

Jun 21, 2020 11:29 am UTC| Politics

After a period of relative quiet, North Korea again commandeered news headlines with the dramatic, if symbolic, demolition of the Inter-Korean Liaison Office in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarised...

Global Geopolitics Series

Why countries should leverage universities as a new force in global diplomacy

Jun 21, 2020 03:33 am UTC| Economy

States have long been the main actors in international relations. But they are finding it increasingly difficult to deal by themselves with multiple contemporary issues such as climate change, pandemics, terrorism and...

Global Geopolitics Series

EU to legislate against Chinese takeovers

Jun 18, 2020 01:18 am UTC| Law

The European Union is drawing up new rules to keep Chinese and US-subsidized companies from taking over its key industries or winning public contracts. While the proposals main target is China, the new rules apply to...

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Economy

US investment banks take funding intended for small businesses

Investment banks advising on corporate dealmaking received tens of millions of dollars from the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which were earmarked to assist small businesses in the pandemic-induced...

Canada urged to focus on boosting economy than managing debt

Analysts say Canada should focus on implementing measures to boost economic growth and incentives to get people back to work instead of managing its budget deficit. Due to the countrys growing debt, Fitch downgraded...

EU warns of decisive action against US over trade disputes

The EU is threatening to take decisive action against the US over its unwillingness to settle the issue of aircraft subsidies and its plan to conduct new investigations in trade deficits. The aircraft trade dispute...

S. Korea posts record-high forex reserves of $410.75-B

South Koreas foreign exchange reserves reached a record high of $410.75 billion in June, having gained $3.44 billion from May due to profits and investment returns from overseas assets and a weak dollar. The June...

International banks sue Argentine soy crusher for diverting funds

International creditor banks are suing Argentine soy crusher Vicentin of diverting hundreds of millions of dollars and have asked a US court to subpoena records as part of a lawsuit, including wire transfers and bank...

Politics

Joe Biden: Former VP assembles aides for Pennsylvania campaign

The Biden campaign is zeroing in on the swing states for the upcoming elections in November. This time, the former vice president has taken on several aides to lead the charge in his campaign in Pennsylvania. The Hill...

Melania Trump: Former aide to FLOTUS to write a tell-all book

There have been quite a few books written about first lady Melania Trump, the latest being by Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan called The Art of Her Deal. Now, another book is being written about the first lady, but...

Donald Trump: POTUS says waving of the Confederate flag is "freedom of speech"

100% uniqueness President Donald Trump has recently ripped into NASCAR for its decision to ban the Confederate flag in its events following the changes sparked by the death of George Floyd to put an end to the...

Melania Trump’s Independence Day dress makes headlines, prompts fact-check reports

United States First Lady Melania Trump has received both applause and criticisms for her fashion choices over the years. However, her eve of Independence Day dress garnered social media attention for quite a unique reason...

Science

Black hole: Scientist addresses the concern that the universe could collapse into a supermassive black hole

There have been many theories suggesting what could happen when the universe has reached its final or ultimate end or at least what would happen once the Sun dies out. One scientist, in particular, weighed in on the...

Archaeologists discover remains of guillotine victims inside a chapel in France

Being executed by guillotine seems like the most gruesome type of execution there is for its bloody nature. Archaeologists have recently uncovered the skeletal remains of around 500 victims of the deadly machine inside the...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope photographs a supernova remnant

Along with the creation of celestial objects such as stars, destruction is also present in the form of violent supernovas that would follow dying stars. The Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture a remnant from a...

Archaeologists find proof of tooth decay and cavities in 9,000-year-old discoveries

It is clear that many problems that were once prevalent in ancient times are no longer a problem today and vice versa. However, there are some problems that, as archaeologists have found, have been actually been present...

Technology

‘World of Warcraft’ bonus events reward players with passive reputations buffs

World of Warcraft players looking to improve their in-game reputation faster than the normal process will have several chances to do it until next week. All they have to do is join special events, including the Cataclysm...

‘The Sims 5’: Would EA launch it on Nintendo Switch?

EA and Maxis life simulation series has to be one of the most popular video game franchises ever. It is then only natural for fans anticipating the release of The Sims 5 to ask if the next installment would mark the IPs...

‘Kingdom Hearts 4’: What ‘Re:Mind’ tells fans about Sora’s fate and the franchise’s future

The wait for Kingdom Hearts 4 has officially started when players complete the missions and stories in the KH3: Re:Mind DLC released earlier this year. Fans should make sure they explore all the endings included in the...

‘GTA 6’: Is the next game already in development?

This year, the GTA V title will officially become a game that is supported by three generations of consoles from both Sony and Microsoft. Fans may find it exciting or disappointing depending on how much they want to get a...
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