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Google Confirms Project Dragonfly Analyses & Assessments

Google Confirms Project Dragonfly

After months of speculation about a search service specifically for China, Google has confirmed that this service – Project Dragonfly – has been developed, alarming the public and its employees about…

 Indian Tariffs on Non-Essentials Analyses & Assessments

Indian Tariffs on Non-Essentials

The finance ministry of India increased customs duties on “non-essential” items, including washing machines, air conditioners, footwear, gemstones and jet fuel. The objective of the increase is to…

Japan conducts naval drill with British Warships Analyses & Assessments

Japan conducts naval drill with British Warships

Tokyo’s largest warship, the Kaga, joined naval drills with Britain’s HMS Argyll in the Indian Ocean before it sailed into the South China Sea. Japan is the third largest economy in the world by…

John Bolton issues stern warning to Tehran Analyses & Assessments

John Bolton issues stern warning to Tehran

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Iran's rulers that there will be "hell to pay" if they harm the US, its citizens or allies. Iran’s current nuclear program involves several…

WhatsApp working with Reliance Jio to stop fake news Analyses & Assessments

WhatsApp working with Reliance Jio to stop fake news

Facebook’s WhatsApp is working closely with Reliance Jio to spread awareness of false messages, weeks after the Indian telecoms operator opened up the messaging service to tens of millions of…

China Rejects U.S. Warship’s Visit to Hong Kong Analyses & Assessments

China Rejects U.S. Warship’s Visit to Hong Kong

Beijing has denied entry to USS Wasp, an amphibious assault warship, to visit Hong Kong in the light of heightened tensions between US and China. Incumbent US President Donald Trump has been vocally…

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…