China’s new normal freaks out financial markets

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172 words In just seven days, one went from a systematic playing down of China’s economic and financial environment to a realization as unanimous as quick according to which this environment strongly deteriorated and ...

Can none agreement at COP21 be possible?

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173 words The 21st UN Conference on Climate (COP21) will take place from November 30 to December 11, 2015 in Paris, France. It has become a priority of French President François Hollande who said ...

Why is Alexis Tsipras’ resignation embarrassing?

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163 words Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on August 20, 2015 his resignation and called for the holding of anticipated general election which is likely to take place by mid-September 2015. “(I want) ...

Republicans are working hard against Iran Deal

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195 words Soon, the US Congress will have six weeks to study, validate or reject the Iran Nuclear Deal signed last month between the P5+1 and Iran. It is noticeable that despite recess, opponents ...

François Hollande’s France is in a tight spot

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198 words France’s economic and social crisis seems endless, one can think while reading the major daily newspapers of Europe’s second largest economy. Growing insecurity and migratory crisis, further infuriating a people who is ...

International concerns and nostalgia in Mali

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187 words MINUSMA peacekeepers deployed around the town of Kidal, in north Mali, to prevent the continuation of a bloody confrontation allegedly caused by a cease-fire violation between pro-Mali government and rebel armed groups. ...

Japan’s situation adds to Asia’s instability

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179 words Chinese financial markets have entered for several weeks in a worrying downward spiral that could be both the beginning of the bursting of a financial bubble and the early signs of a ...

United States, Russia took new steps in the Arctic

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208 words According to US official sources, approximately 20% of the world’s oil and gas supplies could be found in the Arctic region. Now that the region has become a strategic issue, data delivered ...

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Democrat Barbara Mikulski is 34th member of US Senate to commit to voting for Iran Deal, enough to assure President Barack Obama will prevail in effort to push nuclear agreement through Congress.

Bill Gross told Bloomberg Business that if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates in September 2015, policy makers are increasingly likely to wait at least six months before a second hike.

Tangible results have been achieved for a political deal in Libya, but concrete solutions to the conflict will only be reached when all parties agree on a final draft, said UN Envoy Bernardino Leon.

Iran’s “economy is and will continue to be in a significant hole even after sanctions relief occurs,” US President Barack Obama said.

Rumors have been growing about a possible QE4 by the Fed, considering the impact of BRICS, especially China, lower economic growth forecast.

Brazil, former star among the BRICS, has technically entered into recession with its GDP plunging by 1.9% in Q2 2015. Canada took a similar path.

China is moving to a “new normal,” of slower yet safer and more sustainable growth. This involves giving the market a more decisive role in the economy, wrote the IMF in its annual assessment of the economy.

Republicans made “statements (which) misrepresent the way in which we will undertake this important verification work” of Iran’s nuclear program, said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced resignation on August 20, 2015 as he called for snap elections. “(I want) to submit all of what I did to the Greek people so that it decides anew,” Tsipras said.

Tension has been mounting dramatically between the two Koreas. North has declared itself in a “quasi-state of war” with South and ordered troops to get ready for combat.

Greece has repaid on August 20, 2015 a €3.4 billion loan to the European Central Bank (ECB) on time, following the German parliament's approval of a €23 billion third bailout package.

Meanwhile ROK and the US are conducting joint military exercises, North and South Korea have been exchanging fire along the countries’ western border. There might be concern too about progress allegedly made by the North in the field of submarine ballistics.

Currency war is ongoing. Kazakhstan’s currency, the tenge, has plunged in value by 23% against the dollar (USD) after the government decided to move to a free float.

David Petraeus – former CIA Director – was fired for almost nothing compared to this,” a US-based source commented on the private e-mail server of Hillary Clinton, Democratic Candidate for the 2016 presidential election.

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