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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 crisis is reminding Nato why it was formed in the first place

Jan 26, 2022 04:39 am UTC| Politics

As Russian troops mobilise near Ukraines border and appear poised to invade, so the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) has assumed its traditional role as a bastion of European defence. That mission the one for...

Global Geopolitics Series

In Kazakhstan, Russia follows a playbook it developed in Ukraine

Jan 10, 2022 13:54 pm UTC| Politics

Add Kazakhstan to the list of former Soviet republics whose independence is now being threatened by Russia. Russian leader Vladimir Putin is using a similar playbook in Kazakhstan to one that he has used over almost a...

Global Geopolitics Series

The U.S. failed in Afghanistan by trying to moralize with bullets and bombs

Jan 10, 2022 13:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Last August, the world watched the chaotic and painful American departure from Afghanistan. It led to a profound reckoning: how could two decades of war end in such humiliating defeat at the hands of Taliban...

Global Geopolitics Series

Can China win back global opinion before the Winter Olympics? Does it even want to?

Jan 03, 2022 12:11 pm UTC| Politics

The Beijing Winter Olympics are only weeks away and China has been forced on the defensive by a diplomatic boycott called by the US, UK, Australia and other western countries. There had been pressure for Western...

Global Geopolitics Series

Does the US have the right to sail warships through the South China Sea? And can China stop them?

Dec 20, 2021 09:59 am UTC| Politics

Images of what appeared to be US warships emerged from China last month, but they were not anywhere near an ocean. In fact, they were thousands of kilometres away, in a desert in western China. Military experts said the...

Global Geopolitics Series

Releasing US$9.5 billion in frozen assets can't help the Afghan people as long as the Taliban remain in power

Dec 20, 2021 09:55 am UTC| Economy

Afghanistan is in a major humanitarian crisis: the health sector is failing, the economy is collapsing, and amid the COVID pandemic, famine is inflicting ever-larger numbers of casualties. According to the most recent...

Global Geopolitics Series

'One China' principle: what this interesting aspect of diplomacy means for China and Taiwan

Dec 04, 2021 01:56 am UTC| Politics

The tense triangular relationship between the US, China and Taiwan has emerged once again amid escalating military tensions across the Taiwan Strait. The status of the small, densely populated island off the southeast...

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Economy

McDonald’s misses earnings estimates due to rising costs, pandemic woes

McDonalds fell short of its revenue, and profit estimates, and the company cited rising costs and low sales turnout in its more than 4,500 store outlets in China and Australia. It said that the issues brought by the...

Nike appoints Ann Miller as new executive vice president

Nike, the American footwear and sports apparel company, announced it had promoted Ann Miller to be its new executive vice president and general counsel. Her assignment is set to take effect on Feb. 17. Portland Business...

S. Korea’s Largest Solar Farm Begins Operations

South Koreas largest solar power plant that covers an area of 1.42 million square meters, encompassing four towns in the southwestern county of Shinan has begun operations. The solar farm, which holds a capacity of 150...

S. Korean institute develops chimney smoke fine dust filtration system

The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials had developed a system that filters fine dust in the white smoke emitted from thermoelectric power plants and waste incinerating facilities through simultaneous cooling and...

Politics

Donald Trump 'strong-armed' the RNC into paying his legal fees

Former President Donald Trump is facing several lawsuits and investigations, a few of which were related to the 2020 elections and his efforts to overturn the election results. Attorney Tristan Snell explained how Trumps...

Mark Meadows aide testified before Jan. 6 committee

The congressional committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection is steadily making more and more progress into piecing together the events that took place. Another development to the panels probe is that they...

Kamala Harris to play important role in selecting new SCOTUS justice

Speculations have now begun as to who US President Joe Biden will be nominating as the next Supreme Court justice. Vice President Kamala Harris is set to play a key role in the selection of the next justice of the high...

Joe Biden, Drew Barrymore, others to honor Betty White in tv special

US President Joe Biden will take part in a television special honoring actress and comedienne Betty White, who passed away in December. Biden will be alongside many other celebrity guests in the special that is set to air...

Science

Hyundai Steel develops high crack resistance steel plates for EVs

Hyundai Steel Co. had developed a premium 1.5GPa martensitic (MS) steel plate for eco-friendly vehicles, which has a higher crack resistance than any other in the same product category. South Koreas No. 2 steelmaker...

Japanese lunar exploration firm Ispace plans first moon landing by private firm

Ispace Inc. will execute the worlds first moon landing by a private company through its unmanned lunar lander, which will be launched by the end of this year from the US. It will carry lunar probes developed separately...

SK Chemicals to ramp up production of chemically-recycled PET for food containers

SK Chemicals Co. has ramped up its production of chemically-recycled (CR) PET for the food container market, made by chemically decomposing waste plastics to turn them into pure raw materials and then used for...

S. Korean researchers develop portable ‘electronic nose that checks meat freschness

The Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology developed a portable electronic nose that can check in real-time whether meat has spoiled. The research team developed the electronic nose by creating two...

S. Korean scientists develop protein absorbent that collects rare earth elements from steel slag

A Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology research team has developed a protein absorbent that can collect rare earth elements from steel slag, an industrial by-product. The research team succeeded in selectively...

Technology

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G will reportedly launch on February 11

It now looks like February is going to be a huge month for people looking to upgrade to a new mid-range phone as well. A recent leak suggests the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G could be announced in February. To recap, the first...

‘Death Stranding’ PC gamers will only pay $10 for the Director’s Cut upgrade

PC gamers finally have a release date for the Death Stranding: Directors Cut on Steam, and it is happening quite soon. Another good news is that players who have already purchased the base game do not have to buy the...

‘Hyper Scape’ servers to shut down on April 28

Ubisoft announced on Thursday that it would stop the development of Hyper Scape in the coming months. That also means its servers will be shut down soon, leaving its loyal fans only a few months left to keep playing the...

Epic Games Store will continue offering weekly free games in 2022

Epic Games Store users will continue getting one of the best deals throughout 2022 as Epic Games announced that the weekly free game giveaways will still be available on its digital storefront. Players have also been...
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