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Russia President Putin Calls For Blockchain-based International Payment System

beincrypto.com Russian President Vladimir Putin said there is a need for a new and independent international settlement system amidst the sanctions and restrictions placed on his country.…

Zero-Covid Protests in China Shake Global Markets

nytimes.com Zero-Covid protests rock China, and Western markets Protests across China over the country’s strict zero-Covid policies shook up global markets over worries that the…

Western journalists covering China protests "beaten" and "intimidated"

newsweek.com Chinese police have been accused of physically assaulting and intimidating Western journalists covering the country's widespread anti-government demonstrations as they…

Iran says it has proof that Western states were involved in protests By Reuters

investing.com DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran has proof that Western nations were involved in protests that have swept the country, the foreign ministry said on Monday. The protests, sparked by the…

“Instructions from Kiev”: Ukraine Propaganda Messaging

nakedcapitalism.com Below we are reproducing a post from Ukraine Telegram, along with an assessment from Colonel Douglas Macgregor. A long-standing military colleague sent the material to…

Would you buy a made-in-China electric car? They’re coming

washingtonpost.com The car, which is designed in Sweden, doesn’t widely advertise that it is manufactured in China. But its arrival on the U.S. market is a sign of China’s ambitions to become…

Qatar World Cup provides rare source of unity to Arab states

ft.com Anger at western hectoring and giant-killing performances have fostered a sense of solidarity

China poses increasing threat in military space race, top U.S. general says

cnbc.com Nina Armagno, director of staff of the U.S. Space Force, said Beijing had made significant progress in developing military space technology, including in areas such as…

Seven days that could unravel the global oil market

ft.com As western countries prepare to impose a price cap on Russian crude, many of the industry’s norms are being undermined

NATO’s looming fault line: China

politico.eu Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. NATO allies finally agreed earlier this year that China is a “challenge.” What that means is anyone’s…

Rio Tinto reaches historic agreement with Juukan Gorge group By Reuters

investing.com MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Global miner Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) Ltd has reached a restitution agreement with an Aboriginal group whose rock shelters in Western Australia it…

Will Unrest In China Spook Markets?

forbes.com China has been hit by twin shocks. First of all the rate of COVID infections has spiked dramatically higher, pushing above levels seen at the last peak and this suggests…

Better Buy After Q3 Results: Energy Transfer Or Western Midstream? (NYSE:ET) (WES)

seekingalpha.com Summary - Energy Transfer and Western Midstream are among the very cheapest high-yield midstream businesses with investment-grade credit ratings. - ET is larger, better…

Vladimir Putin’s Red Lines, War Aims Shift in Ukraine

wsj.com President Vladimir Putin‘s invasion of Ukraine has been punctuated by frequent Russian threats to escalate the war. Many have been later dialed down or ignored, leaving the…

A Ukrainian attempt to retake Crimea would be bloody and difficult

economist.com A Ukrainian attempt to retake Crimea would be bloody and difficult And Western support can hardly be relied on VLADIMIR PUTIN hoped to take over Ukraine in ten days. Nine…

Wealth and income inequality have been falling

marginalrevolution.com And that is bad! (Never reason from an income inequality decline.) Despite a recent rebound, equity prices are still down considerably from their peaks, and of course that…

Six Months After The Russians Shot Down Ukraine’s Last Naval Rescue Helicopter, the U.K. Is Sending Replacements

forbes.com The United Kingdom is sending three Westland Sea King helicopters to Ukraine. The 1970s-vintage rotorcraft, which once served in large numbers in the Royal Air Force and…

No, Britain’s Economy Isn’t On The Rocks

forbes.com How bad is Britain’s economy? It depends on what you read. For instance, the Atlantic magazine headlined a recent feature “How the U.K. Became One of the Poorest Countries…

Huge COVID protests erupt in China's Xinjiang after deadly fire By Reuters

investing.com (Reuters) - Rare protests broke out in China’s far western Xinjiang region, with crowds shouting at hazmat-suited guards after a deadly fire triggered anger over their…

Covid Protests Erupt in China’s Xinjiang After Fatal Blaze

asiafinancial.com Protestors confronted hazmat-suited guards in China’s far western Xinjiang region after a deadly fire sparked anger over the country’s continuing Covid-19 lockdowns as…

Sweden's central bank dumps Australian bonds over high emissions

theguardian.com Sweden’s central bank said on Wednesday it had sold off bonds from Western Australia and Queensland, and the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta, because it felt that…

Buying an electric car? These models are made in China

washingtonpost.com Economy China is already a huge manufacturer of electric vehicles for its own market, and it is increasingly eyeing sales to overseas buyers, too. Made-in-China EVs are…

Clothes Pile Up At Bangladesh Warehouses As Western Imports Collapse

zerohedge.com Clothes Pile Up At Bangladesh Warehouses As Western Imports Collapse Exactly half a year ago, on May 23, we warned that as the "bullwhip effect" was set to end with a bang,…

Russian tech giant Yandex reportedly looking to break free from its home country

engadget.com Over the past years, Russian search and tech giant Yandex made an effort not to fall behind its Western counterparts and had developed its own smart devices, self-driving…

The West struggling agree on a price that would actually pile pressure on the Kremlin

cnn.com Allies of Ukraine want to put a price limit on Russian oil. But there’s a problem: They can’t agree on a number that would actually pile pressure on the Kremlin. The West’s…

EU, U.S. edging toward trade spat when both want unity instead

theglobeandmail.com The European Union and the United States are treading precariously close to a major trans-Atlantic trade dispute at a time when the two Western giants want to show unity in…

Another Black Friday, Another Day Of Global #MakeAmazonPay Protests

forbes.com It’s November 25, 2022, one of the biggest shopping days of the year for the Western world, and that means Amazon workers around the globe are demonstrating once again to…

Iran Strengthens Military Presence on Iraq Border in Push Against Kurdish Groups

wsj.com Iran is deploying armored and special units along its western border to prevent the infiltration of Kurdish opposition groups based in Iraq, a top commander of the…

Russia is running out of ammo: How much longer can it keep fighting?

newsweek.com The U.S. has cast doubt over whether Russia has enough artillery to keep up a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, with Moscow burning through more ammunition than it can…

EU, US edging toward trade spat when both want unity instead

go.com BRUSSELS -- The European Union and the United States are treading precariously close to a major trans-Atlantic trade dispute at a time when the two Western giants want to…

Western Digital Stock Set For Bounce After Weak Post-Earnings Performance?

forbes.com Western Digital Corp stock (NASDAQ Now, is WDC stock set to continue its underperformance or could we expect a bounce back? We believe that there is an average 54% chance of…

Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine is pushing out one of Russia's biggest tech giants

yahoo.com Yandex, Russia's biggest tech giant, wants to cut ties with the country, according to the NYT. Yandex's parent company has concerns about the impact of the Ukrainian war on…

Fire Kills 10 in Xinjiang, Raising Questions About Lockdown

nytimes.com Ten people were killed and nine injured after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Xinjiang, a far western Chinese region, officials said, where Covid-19 lockdowns…

Oil prices rise, but Chinese demand concerns linger

theglobeandmail.com Oil prices rose on Friday in thin market liquidity, closing a week marked by worries about Chinese demand and haggling over a Western price cap on Russian oil. Brent crude…

Russia's justice ministry adds Meta to 'extremist' list

reuters.com Nov 25 (Reuters) - Russia's justice ministry added Facebook-owner Meta Platforms (META.O) to its register of extremist organisations on Friday, the Kommersant newspaper…

EXPLAINER: What's the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban? - The Associated Press

apnews.com EXPLAINER: What’s the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban? FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Western governments are aiming to cap the price of Russia’s oil exports in an attempt…

China’s Xinjiang Region Has Been Locked Down for Months, Casting Shadow Over Zero-Covid Easing

wsj.com As Covid-19 cases trigger a fresh wave of lockdowns in China’s major cities, those living in towns across the country’s remote western region of Xinjiang say they have been…

Russian tech giant wants out of the country as Ukraine war rages on

insider.com Yandex, Russia's biggest tech giant, wants to cut ties with the country, according to the NYT. - Yandex's parent company has concerns about the impact of the Ukrainian war…

Oil up amid wrangling over Russian oil price cap

arabnews.com MELBOURNE: Oil prices rose in Asia on Friday, despite thin market liquidity, after a week marked by worries about Chinese demand and haggling over a Western price cap on…

EXPLAINER: What's the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban?

apnews.com EXPLAINER: What’s the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban? FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Western governments are aiming to cap the price of Russia’s oil exports in an attempt…

Why A Gradual Approach To Tackling Corruption Might Make More Sense

forbes.com The continuing controversy over the staging of the Football World Cup in Qatar serves to underline the difficulty of applying sets of rules and attitudes across the world.…

Iran arrests outspoken player Voria Ghafouri amid World Cup scrutiny

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Russia, China join forces against push to punish Iran

newsweek.com As the West sought to punish Iran over its violent crackdown on protesters this week, Russia and China banned together to show support in hopes of deepening the allegiance…

Ukraine's finance minister says reconstruction costs are rising By Reuters

investing.com By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Ukraine's Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko has said more Western aid is needed to help it meet its growing reconstruction costs following…

Texas weather forecast as freak snow storm could blight Thanksgiving travel

newsweek.com Western Texas and eastern New Mexico have been warned to expect up to eight inches of snow on Thursday and Friday, risking disruption for those traveling over the…

Effect of interest rate hikes on Canadian economy will be more powerful than people think, Poloz says

theglobeandmail.com Former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says the effect of interest rate hikes will be larger than people anticipate. Speaking at a conference in Ottawa hosted by…

U.S. President Biden says Russian oil price cap in play By Reuters

investing.com NANTUCKET, Massachusetts (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday a price cap on Russian oil being proposed by the United States and its Western allies was in play,…

U.S. President Biden says Russian oil price cap in play

reuters.com NANTUCKET, Massachusetts Nov 24 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday a price cap on Russian oil being proposed by the United States and its Western allies was in…

Western officials need banks’ help to keep money flowing to Russia

economist.com Western officials need banks’ help to keep money flowing to Russia Or at least to certain parts of its economy When western firms fled Russia after its invasion of Ukraine,…

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