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New Delhi cuts Iran oil imports Analyses & Assessments

New Delhi cuts Iran oil imports

India does not plan to buy any Iranian oil in November, raising the prospect that Tehran will lose another major customer as U.S. sanctions hit. India and Iran have long-standing historical and…

US approves $330m military sale to Taiwan Analyses & Assessments

US approves $330m military sale to Taiwan

The US risks more tensions with China over the arms deal with Taiwan. Taiwan is a self-ruling state which China claims as a part of its territory under the ‘One China’ policy. The United States did…

Abe expresses hope for global trade Analyses & Assessments

Abe expresses hope for global trade

Japan will advocate for free trade as a country that has enjoyed the benefits of the post-war years according to the Japanese PM. He also expressed his determination to meet with North Korean leader…

Sweden’s PM Loses No-Confidence Vote Analyses & Assessments

Sweden’s PM Loses No-Confidence Vote

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a confidence vote in Parliament on Tuesday after far-right Sweden’s Democratic-backed centre-right alliance bid to oust the Social. Europe is at the centre…

Fintech: for Millennials Only? Analyses & Assessments

Fintech: for Millennials Only?

Fintech is widely seen as a disruptor of the traditional asset management industry with their heavy use of technology, low overhead and their millennial appeal. However, it remains to be seen if…

‘Special Vehicle’ to facilitate business with Iran Analyses & Assessments

‘Special Vehicle’ to facilitate business with Iran

The European Union said late Monday that it would establish a special payment channel to allow European and other companies to legally continue financial transactions with Iran while avoiding…

Is Bitcoin Actually Innovative? Analyses & Assessments

Is Bitcoin Actually Innovative?

Bitcoin’s trading frenzy and rising prices have attracted a great deal of attention and lured an increasing number of investors. However, widespread adoption will require true convenience and…

IL&FS cause liquidity crunch Analyses & Assessments

IL&FS cause liquidity crunch

The risking risk of loan default by the Infrastructure Leasing & Financies Services Limited firm raises concerns about market stability, which will be affected by the company’s failure to repay…

Uganda in high alert over Ebola Analyses & Assessments

Uganda in high alert over Ebola

Authorities in Uganda are on high alert after the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a severe illness in…

South Africa’s Economic Rescue Analyses & Assessments

South Africa’s Economic Rescue

South Africa is in a recession for the first time since the financial crisis of 2008. The President’s platform has been in economic recovery since he began his term, but he has failed to revitalize…

Maldivian opposition declares victory Analyses & Assessments

Maldivian opposition declares victory

Maldives opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory in the country's presidential elections on Sunday. The vote, seen as a referendum on democracy, will decide whether…

Sino-US Trade War Alarms Japan Analyses & Assessments

Sino-US Trade War Alarms Japan

The recent trade tensions between the U.S. and China has been escalating, with detrimental effects on Japan and other countries that trade extensively with the two. Manufacturers in Japan are…

The 73rd UN General Assembly Debate Analyses & Assessments

The 73rd UN General Assembly Debate

Leaders from around the world will meet in New York on September 25th for the Annual General Debate at the United Nations. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Myanmar'…

World Oil demand to peak at 104.4mn bpd: UNIPEC Analyses & Assessments

World Oil demand to peak at 104.4mn bpd: UNIPEC

China International United Petroleum & Chemicals Co., Ltd. (UNIPEC) announced that the world oil demand will peak at 104.4 million barrels per day (bpd) in the mid-2030s. This is up from the…

Mike Pompeo condemns China’s treatment of Uyghurs Analyses & Assessments

Mike Pompeo condemns China’s treatment of Uyghurs

The United States denounced China's treatment of its Uighur Muslims in unusually strong terms, adding to a growing list of disputes in increasingly turbulent relations between the two powers. The…

Pompeo promises action against Venezuela Analyses & Assessments

Pompeo promises action against Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowing to take a "series of actions" against the government of Nicolas Maduro in the “best interest” of Venezuelans. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is located in…

Germany approves arms sales to Saudi Arabia Analyses & Assessments

Germany approves arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The German government has approved the delivery of controversial weapons systems to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, despite a January ban on arms sales to countries embroiled in…

Trump hails ‘diplomatic success’ with North Korea Analyses & Assessments

Trump hails ‘diplomatic success’ with North Korea

The US leader now boasts of his friendly, working relationship with North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un. This comes just one year after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury…

U.N. chief urges Myanmar government to free journalists Analyses & Assessments

U.N. chief urges Myanmar government to free journalists

UN Secretary General has called for Suu Kyi-led government to free reporters from Reuters who were arrested for reporting in the Rakhine state. The Rohingya are an ethnic Muslim minority group from…

Global financial crisis in 2020 Analyses & Assessments

Global financial crisis in 2020

The multinational investment bank and financial services company, JPMorgan has predicted that the next global financial crisis will strike again in 2020. Though it has been over a decade since the…