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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

US-Russia summit: ignoring climate change was a missed opportunity for real cooperation

Jul 18, 2021 10:40 am UTC| Politics

When Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin met in Geneva in June, many expected the new US president to restart a serious dialogue with Moscow and end the downward spiral of the US-Russia relationship. Tensions between the two...

Global Geopolitics Series

The Biden-Putin summit: no magic reset of relations, but no hitting the snooze button, either

Jun 20, 2021 12:23 pm UTC| Politics

Much speculation surrounded the lead up to the just concluded summit in Geneva between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Coming after a NATO meeting where Biden reaffirmed his...

Global Geopolitics Series

With new Atlantic Charter, Biden and Johnson reset the special relationship

Jun 14, 2021 04:32 am UTC| Politics

Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill first met in the summer of 1941 on HMS Prince of Wales to create the Atlantic Charter, establishing the terms of their countries relationship in war, and, as it was to prove, in...

Global Geopolitics Series

G7 summit: what to expect from Boris Johnson as Joe Biden visits the UK

Jun 07, 2021 23:42 pm UTC| Politics

Joe Bidens first trip to the UK as US President this week is bound to produce hundreds of hot takes on the state of the so-called special relationship, most looking for signs either of its continuing strength or its more...

Global Geopolitics Series

TikTok and geopolitics: how 'digital nationalism' threatens to entrench big tech

May 23, 2021 03:28 am UTC| Technology

The massive digital platform market has until recently been dominated by a handful of US-based companies such as Facebook and Google. However, as foreign governments and competing platforms try to erode this domination,...

Global Geopolitics Series

China does not want war, at least not yet. It's playing the long game

May 09, 2021 09:03 am UTC| Politics

Talk of war has become louder in recent days, but the drumbeat has been heard for some time now as Chinas military capabilities have grown. China does not want war, at least not yet. Its playing the long game and its...

Global Geopolitics Series

Unblocking the passage from India

May 09, 2021 08:51 am UTC| Insights & Views

It became clear this week repatriation flights for Australians stranded in India would have to resume ASAP after May 15, whatever the COVID situation in that country. By going too far in its effort to stop individuals...

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Economy

Instant noodle export in South Korea reached new high record amid the pandemic

South Korea is a country where instant noodles are very much loved by its citizens. In fact, there is no home in the country that does not have even a pack of instant noodles that they called ramyeon. New record for the...

Australian activewear company fined AU$5 million for declaring its clothes can prevent the spread of COVID-19

Lorna Jane, an Australian activewear company, was recently fined AU$5 million after claiming that its new line of active clothing can stop the spread of COVID-19. The firm said that its clothing could eliminate the virus,...

Cheerios, Harley-Davidson, Kimberly Clark were forced to raise prices due to inflation

Cheerios, Harley-Davidson, Kimberly Clark, and Whirlpool are just some of the companies in the United States that are raising the prices of their products. The price increases were said to be due to higher costs of...

GM, Cruise sue Ford for alleged copyright infringement over ‘BlueCruise’ term

GM and its subsidiary Cruise LLC have sued Ford Motor over the use of the BlueCruise name that refers to the hands-free driving technology. The filing of the lawsuit was revealed on Saturday, July 24. Copyright...

Politics

Joe Biden heckled at Virginia campaign rally for Terry McAuliffe

Both political parties are gearing up for what is going to be a cutthroat 2022 election race. While campaigning for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, US President Joe Biden was faced with hecklers at the...

Nancy Pelosi appoints Rep. Adam Kinzinger to Jan. 6 select committee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has most of the 13-member panel that will investigate the January 6 insurrection. Pelosi announced this week that she has appointed another House Republican to fill in another spot for the...

Kevin McCarthy pressured by House Freedom Caucus to force vote to oust Nancy Pelosi

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is facing pressure from many as of late, especially towards the formation of the House Select Committee to probe the January 6 insurrection. Now, the House Freedom Caucus is...

North Korea: Crackdown on South Korean influence continues as women forced to call lovers 'male comrades'

Pyongyang has taken efforts to diminish its fears of its citizens getting influenced by South Korean culture. North Korea further continues its crackdown on South Korean influence in the isolated nation, by forcing women...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

‘Final Fantasy 16’ producer says English dub recording is being prioritized

Final Fantasy 16 is possibly one of the most anticipated games for the new-generation consoles, even though Square Enix has yet to announce some details about the title. Luckily, fans recently got a small update about its...

Valve confirms Steam Deck has an FPS limiter

Valve has offered some clarifications on the expected performance of the upcoming Steam Deck. Some PC gamers were a little concerned when it was implied in an earlier interview that the device would be targeting 30 frames...

Apple Face ID could reach the Mac lineup in a couple of years

Apples facial recognition technology called Face ID is currently limited to the premium iPhones and iPad Pro, but that may not be the case in the coming years. The use of Face ID is expected to expand to Mac devices, but...

‘Genshin Impact’ leaks reveal details about Raiden Shogun, Watasumi area, and new fishing mechanics

The latest patch for Genshin Impact was just released, but leaks about the content arriving in version 2.1 are already all over the internet. It has been reported that a new playable character will be released, along with...

‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla – Siege of Paris’ could be released in early August

It has been a while since Ubisoft announced that the next Assassins Creed: Valhalla DLC would be titled Siege of Paris. The developer has yet to provide a release date, however, it appears that the information was briefly...
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