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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

Ukraine war: Why the missile incident in Poland is a warning of things to come

Nov 24, 2022 06:26 am UTC| Politics

Since the beginning of November, Russia has engaged in its largest ever missile strike against Ukraines infrastructure. On Nov. 15, 2022, two civilians were killed by a stray missile in Przewodów, on Polands...

Global Geopolitics Series

The G20 may be a talk fest, but it's a talk fest we need at a time of growing division

Nov 15, 2022 16:38 pm UTC| Politics

Last Friday, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese jetted off for a marathon of international summits, the most significant of which will be the G20, held in Bali. Forged during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine recap: the approach of 'General Winter' and what it means for the conflict

Oct 31, 2022 08:51 am UTC| Insights & Views

The next couple of weeks is likely to see Ukraines weather taking a turn for the worse, bringing first rain and then, as temperatures plummet, increasingly heavy snowfalls. General Winter has always had an important part...

Global Geopolitics Series

Should the West negotiate with Russia? The pros and cons of high-level talks

Oct 31, 2022 08:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

With progressive members of the US Congress recently calling for a resumption of direct talks between the West and Vladimir Putins Russia, its a good time to consider how such talks could look and what might be gained or...

Global Geopolitics Series

Why the US should tread carefully as it weighs supporting armed intervention in Haiti again

Oct 31, 2022 08:44 am UTC| Politics

Haiti appears to be on the precipice of foreign intervention yet again. Gangs have been blockading the countrys biggest fuel terminal since mid-September 2022, strangling Haitis food and energy supplies. The World Food...

Global Geopolitics Series

Could Russia collapse?

Oct 31, 2022 08:37 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Among the many questions asked about Russias disastrous war against Ukraine, one of them is posed only very rarely: can Russia survive what seems increasingly likely to be a humiliating defeat at the hands of its smaller...

Global Geopolitics Series

A game of numbers: How air defense systems work and why Ukraine is eager for more protection

Oct 19, 2022 08:51 am UTC| Insights & Views

Ukraine has received a broad array of military supplies from the U.S. and other allies. Recently, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made an urgent plea specifically for additional air defense resources from the West...

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Economy

Sandbox Network announces restructuring plans to recover losses and grow the company

Sandbox Network, the South Korea-based digital entertainment company that provides multi-channel network services for digital content, announced its corporate restructuring plans for the company to survive. Sandbox...

NCSoft’s ‘Lineage’ game franchise reaches new milestone by hitting $10B sales since launch

NCSoft Corp., the South Korean video game developer and publisher headquartered in Pangyo, Seongnam, revealed it has achieved a new milestone since the company was established. The company said that it has been 24 years...

LG CNS’ AI English learning app rebranded as ‘Buttertime’

LG CNS has rebranded its artificial intelligence (AI) based English education app that can predict TOEIC and OPIC test scores. The information technology subsidiary of the LG Group is now calling the said language learning...

Striking cargo truckers reveal failed talks, Korean industrial businesses put to a halt

Thousands of truckers in South Korea are on strike, and on Monday, Nov. 28, the group and government officials held a 2-hour meeting. Unfortunately, the two camps were not able to reach an agreement, and a threat of...

KFC, Pizza Hut owner Yum Brands and Goldman Sachs’ PIA bid to acquire Korea’s Mom's Touch

Moms Touch, a chicken burger chain based in South Korea, is up for sale and many companies are interested. Bidders are placing their bids, and in the latest update, a lot of international private equity firms also joined...

Politics

Russia-Ukraine war: US considers sending 100-mile strike weapons to Ukraine

The US Pentagon is considering a proposal by defense manufacturer Boeing to send strike weapons that could reach behind Russian lines to Ukraine. The proposal comes amidst the increasing need for more sophisticated weapons...

US Supreme Court to hear 2016 New York corruption cases

The United States Supreme Court is set to hear two cases dating back to 2016 that could make it difficult to pursue public corruption prosecutions. The eventual rulings would affect the three people charged in corruption...

US talks with Russia on Griner, Whelan release ongoing, says diplomat

The talks between Washington and Moscow over securing the release of detained American nationals Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan are still ongoing, according to a diplomat. Despite ongoing negotiations, the US says Russia...

Iran rejects UN probe into protests

Iran rejected the United Nations investigation into the ongoing protests taking place across the country. Officials said Tehran does not intend to cooperate with the UNs fact-finding probe citing the political nature of...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, according to study by the Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research ...

Technology

Twitter is rolling out Blue, Gold, and Grey verification plans after suspending Twitter Blue

Twitter announced it may debut its new verification plans soon. Based on the account type, Elon Musk said they would roll out the blue, gold, and gray badges for platform users. The Twitter chief executive officer said...

CD Projekt considers more TV series adaptations following ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ success

Many video game fans might agree that Cyberpunk 2077 has already had its redemption, especially after its latest major update that coincided with the release of the Netflix anime adaptation Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Now,...

Xiaomi 13 release date: Company confirms launch event this week for the flagship series and MIUI 14

Smartphone makers are in a race to unveil new flagship devices powered by a next-generation chip from Qualcomm. And Xiaomi confirmed that its Xiaomi 13 lineup, likely to include Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, will be launched this...

‘Gran Turismo’ PC port is possible but not without some compromises, series creator confirms

Sony has made it clear that more of its first-party games for PlayStation will be released to PC, and that could include Gran Turismo. Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the racing sim series, confirmed the possibility of...

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’ is getting a spin-off campaign about Ghost, leaker claims

Infinity Ward is reportedly developing a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II spin-off campaign focused on the fan-favorite character Simon Ghost Riley. But it might not be an entirely standalone premium game. Leaker...
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