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The RBA wants to cut unemployment, and nothing — not even soaring home prices — will stand in its way

May 09, 2021 09:21 am UTC| Economy Central Banks

Ahead of the definitive official read of the economy from the treasury in the budget on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank has given us two special insights into its own thinking in the space of 14 hours. They suggest that...

The Bank of Canada must seize the pandemic moment and do more for Canadians

May 09, 2021 09:17 am UTC| Economy Central Banks

The Bank of Canada, like central banks around the world, is currently facing enormous upheaval and uncertainty due to the enduring COVID-19 pandemic. Will its leadership seize the moment as an opportunity to innovate...

Bank Indonesia keeps key interest rate on hold at 3.75 pct

Dec 17, 2020 12:57 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The Indonesian central bank stood pat today, maintaining the policy rate at 3.75 percent. Bank Indonesia maintained its growth projections at -1 percent to -2 percent for 2020, and 4.8 percent to 5.8 percent for the next...

Philippine central bank cuts key policy rate by 25 bps, likely to further cut rates in 2021

Nov 19, 2020 17:30 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The Philippine central bank, BSP, lowered its overnight reverse repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 2 percent. The curt was linked to unfavourable external and domestic factors, such as elevated global uncertainty,...

Bank Indonesia lowers interest rate by 25 bps to 3.75 pct, unlikely to cut further

Nov 19, 2020 16:25 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Indonesian central bank lowered its key policy rate by 25 basis points to 3.75 percent. Todays cut is the first since July. The decision to cut rate reflects a desire to help the economic rebound and comes on the back of a...

Bank of Thailand keeps key policy rate on hold at 0.50 pct

Nov 18, 2020 12:30 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The Thai central bank stood pat today during its meeting, as expected. In a unanimous decision, the policy rate was kept on hold at 0.50 percent. This meeting was the first under Governor Sethaput SuthiwartNarueput and the...

5 ways the Reserve bank is going to bat for Australia like never before

Nov 04, 2020 00:17 am UTC| Economy Central Banks

The most important of the five measures the Reserve Bank announced on Tuesday is the one that wont whirr into place for a very long time. Others start immediately. On Thursday the bank will wade into the market and...

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Economy

Epic Games reportedly trying to make a deal with Sony for PlayStation exclusives

Epic Games reportedly offered a stunning $200 million to Sony so it can bring its games to its store. This information was revealed while the Fortnite game developer is in the middle of a court battle with Apple. Epic...

Starbucks may pull out from Facebook for this reason

Starbucks is said to be mulling on pulling out from Facebook. The coffee chain giant is thinking about leaving because of hate comments on posts. Starbucks reason for considering Facebook exit Fox Business reported...

Discord is evolving beyond messaging and games

Discord was only launched in 2015, and today, it has millions of users already. The instant messaging and digital distribution platform quickly became popular as video gamers and other big communities find it the best...

Why states didn't go broke from the pandemic

During the summer of 2020, there were many news reports about the impending state fiscal crisis due to the pandemic. A July 7 article on CNBC with the headline Cuts to basic services loom as coronavirus ravages local...

Politics

Ivanka Trump humiliation: Vivica A. Fox says former WH adviser made a 'racial insult' towards her in Celebrity Apprentice

Prior to becoming a White House adviser, and before her fathers ascent into the presidency, Ivanka Trump was a known fixture in her fathers reality show, The Apprentice. Actress Vivica A. Fox recently recalled a moment...

Donald Trump social media ban: Twitter suspends account publishing ex-POTUS' statements

Former President Donald Trump has been out of social media for several months following his permanent or indefinite suspensions from most social media platforms, most especially Twitter. Recently, the platform suspended...

World War 3 threat: Experts warn US and China may engage in military conflict in Africa

Over the years, relations between China and the US have been rocky, especially over certain issues. However, fears of possible world war have been stoked as experts have warned that Africa may be the continent that gets...

Joe Biden to give commencement address at Coast Guard Academy graduation

Joe Biden will be making a commencement address at the upcoming Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony. Bidens upcoming address would be his second time giving a speech at the academys ceremony. The Coast Guard Academy...

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

Microsoft has reportedly purchased ‘Starfield’ ad time for 2021

Bethesda and Xbox remain mum on the details of the formers newest IP, titled Starfield, headed to the gaming market. Recent reports have it that there is a good chance for it to be released in 2021 has Microsoft has...

PS5 shortage expected to continue through 2022

Many video game fans around the world are still engaged in closely watching updates from PS5 restock trackers due to the continuing limited supply of Sonys latest-generation console. Unfortunately, the situation is not...

WhatsApp users yet to agree to May 15 changes get ‘limited functionality’

WhatsApps controversial change of policies is back on the headlines as it is going to be implemented a few days from now. Users can expect to have access to limited functionality for the next few weeks after May 15 should...

Only 13% of iOS 14.5 users worldwide allowed apps to track them

An analytics firm reported that a very small number of Apple mobile device users have agreed to allow apps to track them. The information comes two weeks after the widely anticipated and debated iOS 14.5 feature App...

Samsung Electronics to share 505 patented technologies to S. Korean SMEs

Samsung Electronics will share its 505 patented technologies with local small and medium enterprises via a government technology transfer program to overcome the market challenges triggered by the pandemic. The list of...
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