Global Economy: China’s Relationship to Oil Markets

Global Economy: China’s Relationship to Oil Markets China is the fourth largest producer of oil in the world. China’s oil industry is currently flourishing, exporting around 6.7 million barrels of oil a day in 2015. China’s biggest crude oil companies are state owned. Sinopec is one of the largest of the companies and has the […]

Is the World Ready For A Self-Driving Taxi?

  Is the World Ready For A Self-Driving Taxi? The self-driving taxi revolution has taken the world of technology by a storm. Companies such as Google,  Lyft, GM and Uber have been racing to get these autonomous vehicles out on the road by 2020. This new automatic concept is solid evidence of how fast technology […]

Major New Study Says GMO Crops Are Safe to Eat

In the heated debate over whether GMO foods pose a risk to human health, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine just released an extensive study showing genetically modified foods are in fact safe to eat. The almost 400-page report reviewed more than 900 studies and data covering 20 years in order to come […]

Guns in America: Inalienable Right or Inalienable Disaster?

Guns in America: Inalienable Right or Inalienable Disaster? Nothing is hotter in American domestic policy than the issue of gun control. In most western, developed nations, guns are illegal and very difficult to obtain. Yet in America, guns are about as easy to buy as a nice pair of shoes. In the state of Tennessee, […]

Britain’s EU Referendum – What To Know

On Thursday 23 June, the British public will cast their vote on whether to continue to be part of the European Union or to go their separate ways. The discussion around the issue has been heated and the polls are predicting a close battle. Why is the vote taking place? The upcoming referendum is not […]

Bill Clinton’s Role in Election 2016

  As Hillary Clinton looks to be destined to be the Democratic nominee for the US presidential election later this year, questions surrounding her husband’s role are heating up. Is the former president set to take a prominent role in the campaign? Bill Clinton is unlikely to have a permanent cabinet position in the event […]

Is the World Ready For A Self-Driving Taxi?

  Is the World Ready For A Self-Driving Taxi? The self-driving taxi revolution has taken the world of technology by a storm. Companies such as Google,  Lyft, GM and Uber have been racing to get these autonomous vehicles out on the road by 2020. This new automatic concept is solid evidence of how fast technology […]

Global Economy: China’s Relationship to Oil Markets

Global Economy: China’s Relationship to Oil Markets China is the fourth largest producer of oil in the world. China’s oil industry is currently flourishing, exporting around 6.7 million barrels of oil a day in 2015. China’s biggest crude oil companies are state owned. Sinopec is one of the largest of the companies and has the […]
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  • March 1, 2017
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European Union: Liberal Institutions in a Time of Illiberalism

European Union: Liberal Institutions in a Time of Illiberalism It seems a long way away from the days that the EU was being touted as a future superpower. Following the presidential election victory of Donald Trump on 8th November, many are now turning to the possibility of Europe following a similar populist path. Italy’s upcoming […]
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  • November 16, 2016
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Brexit: The European Union and Misunderstood Sovereignty

Brexit: The European Union and Misunderstood Sovereignty Sovereignty was defined by prominent political geographer, John Agnew as based on the legitimate exercise of power which has been traditionally conceived as territorially rigid. This would explain the Brexit idea of sovereignty. The belief that leaving the EU would represent a return to full British sovereignty. To […]
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  • November 16, 2016
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Did The Olympics Help Brazil’s Economy?

Did the Olympics Help Brazil’s Economy? We have now seen the closing ceremony for the summer Olympics 2016 in Brazil, but the national economic outlook is looking gloomy.  According to various economists and news articles, Brazil’s economy is in deep turmoil on two fronts: world economy and global politics.  Interest rates are as high as […]
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  • August 27, 2016
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What is the Bank of Korea?

The Bank of Korea is the central bank of South Korea. It was established in 1950 and has a primary responsibility of achieving price stability targets that control of inflation. One of the ways of doing this is keeping in check the rate at which money is borrowed or lent in addition to market prices […]
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  • August 27, 2016
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Brexit: What is Next for Great Britain’s Economy?

Brexit:  What is Next for Great Britain’s Economy? The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and is the basic model on which most of the banking systems in the world are based. Just like any other central bank, the Bank of England is purposed to maintain monetary and financial stability […]
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  • August 25, 2016
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Bank of Canada: Higher Interest Rates Soon?

Bank of Canada:  Higher Interest Rates Soon? Last month, the Central Bank of Canada (BOC) announced its latest monetary policies and its next targets for the next two years in a statement.  BOC Governor Stephen Poloz delivered a somewhat optimistic but mixed speech to journalists when presenting the July 2016 report on the Canadian economy. […]
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  • August 25, 2016
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People’s Bank of China: More Stimulus Ahead?

People’s Bank of China: More Stimulus Ahead? People’s Bank of China plays the role of guiding monetary policy for the Chinese economy with the aim of maintaining the stability of yuan and promoting growth. China has maintained an artificially low yuan against the dollar for several years.  The People’s Bank of China started a quantitative […]
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  • August 24, 2016
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Olympics Medals Through The Years

Olympics Medals Through the Years At the very first Olympic Games back in 776 BCE, contenders did not get any medals. Rather the top competitors were crowned with olive wreaths. This practice continued until the Roman Emperor Theodosius banned the Games. The Olympics were then revived in the end of the 19th century in the […]
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  • June 24, 2016
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Is the World Ready For A Self-Driving Taxi?

  Is the World Ready For A Self-Driving Taxi? The self-driving taxi revolution has taken the world of technology by a storm. Companies such as Google,  Lyft, GM and Uber have been racing to get these autonomous vehicles out on the road by 2020. This new automatic concept is solid evidence of how fast technology […]
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  • May 23, 2016
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