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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

Kabul bombings a dark day for Afghanistan and Joe Biden — and a harbinger of worse to come

Aug 28, 2021 05:30 am UTC| Politics

US President Joe Biden is facing the worst moment of his presidency. Thirteen US troops and at least 60 Afghan civilians have been killed in a suicide bomb attack outside Kabuls main airport, for which Islamic State has...

Global Geopolitics Series

Afghanistan only the latest US war to be driven by deceit and delusion

Aug 22, 2021 01:26 am UTC| Politics

In Afghanistan, American hubris the United States capacity for self-delusion and official lying has struck once again, as it has repeatedly for the last 60 years. This weakness-masquerading-as-strength has repeatedly...

Global Geopolitics Series

As the Taliban's grip on Afghanistan tightens, New Zealand must commit to taking more refugees

Aug 22, 2021 01:05 am UTC| Politics

With a Defence Force Hercules now en route to Afghanistan to assist with rescue and evacuation, New Zealand joins a 60-country response to the unfolding calamity. Yet doubt still surrounds just who is eligible for the...

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...

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Economy

Coinbase drops lending program due to SEC's lawsuit threat

Coinbase dropped its plan to launch a lending program after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) threatened it with a lawsuit The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange said that as it continues to seek...

Nike retains top spot among most marketable sports brands for 2021

US sportswear giant Nike has retained the top spot in SportsPros list of the Worlds 50 Most Marketable (50MM) brands, holding off challenges by rival sportswear brand and second-placer Adidas, Emirates, Santander, and Red...

Michael Jordan raises stake, assumes adviser role in sports gambling firm Sportradar

NBA legend Michael Jordan will increase his investment in Sportradar Group AG, the leading global provider of sports betting and entertainment products and services, and will serve as a special adviser to the companys...

UK industry group warns CO2 crisis poses a risk of meat shortage

An industry group has warned of carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage in the UK within the week due to a sharp rise in gas prices that could result in meat supply issues. The gas price hie has forced domestic energy suppliers...

Cargill to pay farmers $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions reduced

Cargill is planning to pay farmers $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions they reduce through regenerative agricultural practices. The company intends to pass the green credits on to its customers. The Cargill...

Politics

Nancy Pelosi, G7 Speakers visit 'Coronation Street' set following summit

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among her fellow presiding officers in the G7 in attendance at the summit in the United Kingdom. Following the summit, the group was shown around the set of the popular British tv series...

Joe Biden: Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu mocks widely debunked manipulated video of POTUS

A manipulated video showing US President Joe Biden seemingly falling asleep during his meeting with the new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made the rounds on right-wing social media. The manipulated video also...

Capitol insurrection: Former aide to Mike Pence says ex-VP is as responsible for the political violence

Former vice president Mike Pence was among the individuals being targeted by the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol last January 6. However, despite Pences inevitable refusal to overturn the electoral results, Pences...

Kamala Harris to appear on 'The View' this week

This week, Vice President Kamala Harris will be making another stop by the popular daytime talk show, The View. Harris will be making her first appearance on the show as vice president on Friday. Harris will be...

Science

S. Korea's POSCO, Hyundai to use oyster shell waste for steelmaking

S. Korean steelmakers POSCO and Hyundai Steel Co. will start using oyster shells as a secondary base material for producing steel. Both firms have been developing a recycling technology with a local oyster shell...

S. Korea to develop solar-powered drone that could carry 20 kg to stratosphere

South Korea will invest 37.47 billion won in developing a solar-powered drone that could carry over 20 kilograms in the stratosphere and with natural disaster monitoring capability by 2025. The drone will serve as an...

S. Korean scientists develop 3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

A group of South Korean scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore managed to develop 3D printing ink material from sunflower pollen. The research team led by professor Cho Nam-joon first incubated...

Kumho Petrochemical to produce eco-friendly rubber compound out of rice bran

Kumho Petrochemical Co. will produce an eco-friendly synthetic rubber compound made of rice bran-based bio-silica. Silica improves fuel efficiency, braking power, and wear resistance of synthetic rubber for...

From CRISPR to glowing proteins to optogenetics – scientists' most powerful technologies have been borrowed from nature

Watson and Crick, Schrdinger and Einstein all made theoretical breakthroughs that have changed the worlds understanding of science. Today big, game-changing ideas are less common. New and improved techniques are the...

Technology

Telegram update introduces new themes for private chats

The latest update on Telegram appears to be focused on giving users more options to customize their chats. People can now apply new themes to private chats, as well as use animated emojis and enable read receipts for group...

OnePlus 9T will not be released this year

To those waiting for the OnePlus 9T, it is time to reconsider their smartphone upgrade plans. The company recently announced the device is not in the pipeline. For years, OnePlus has had two major smartphone launch...

Google Pixel foldable phone codenamed ‘Passport’ will reportedly launch in late 2021

Talks about Googles rumored foldable smartphone have been renewed recently after a couple of potential clues surfaced online. Now, a long-time renowned leaker has weighed in, reporting that a device codenamed Passport is...

‘League of Legends’ will have heavier punishments for repeat ‘leavers’ and AFK offenders

Abruptly leaving a match or moving away from the keyboard (AFK) could affect other players, especially in online multiplayer games like League of Legends. So for repeat offenders, Riot Games confirmed it is planning to...

Samsung Galaxy S22 benchmark test hints at the use of Snapdragon 898 SoC

A Geekbench test result reportedly done for a device believed to be Samsung Galaxy S22 has appeared in the wild. And it could be one of the earliest confirmations that it will be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 898 SoC,...
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