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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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