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US influence shrank dramatically in the Mideast

From the decisive clout of America in the Middle East in past decades, it remains today little apart from continued, interested, conditional support from the Sunni Gulf monarchies. In addition to traditionally hostile-to-US countries including Syria and Iran, former stalwart prominent allies like Turkey and […]

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China Sea, the next likely epicenter of volatility

While President-elect Donald Trump was holding a press conference during which he denounced accusations of alleged “Russian blackmail” against him as “a disgrace”, Exxon Mobil former CEO Rex Tillerson was answering Senators’ questions in view of his confirmation to the most prominent post of the […]

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Who is Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s Senior Advisor?

US President-elect Donald Trump announced he will name his 36-year-old son-in-law Jared Kushner a senior advisor to the POTUS. Married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka since 2009, Kushner has been a prominent member of Trump’s inner circle during the presidential campaign and the transition, in charge […]

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Forest, a quiet and sustainable investment for 2017

You enjoy nature and prefer concrete investments? Investing in forests can be the most appropriate solution for you as an investor who’s looking for a stable, financial markets-uncorrelated product with limited return on investment (ROI) but attractive tax cuts. Forestry groups allow you to invest […]

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Growth after Brexit undermines the European Union (EU)

The much-anticipated disaster that would inevitably follow the vote in favor of the Brexit – the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU) – is long overdue. After economic growth was revised upward by at least 0.1 percentage point for Q3 2016, setting the […]

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Considering Syria’s win, Putin sends troops home

“Russian defense ministry has started to reduce military forces deployed in Syria,” allegedly said the Russian military Chief of Staff General Valery Guerassimov. The bulk of the Russian carrier battle group that came into action only about seven weeks ago, including aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, […]

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Deflation risk in the euro zone ruled out for now

According to the latest data delivered by Eurostat, the European Union’s (EU) statistical agency, consumer prices have increased at a record pace since September 2013 among the 19 euro area member countries. The energy sector, marked by the rise in oil prices (WTI) from about […]

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India should grow 7.6%, with higher trade risk

“India’s economy is projected to sustain a 7.6% growth rate in both fiscal years 2016-17 and 2017-18,” according to a year-end report issued by the United Nations (UN). On this occasion, Cyceon reminds a previous assessment saying that India’s economic future somehow depends on China’s,...

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Bad pass for American retail department stores

While President-elect Donald Trump promises to increase US economic growth, the DJIA reaches new record high and the majority of macroeconomic indicators are positive, the retail sector may have delivered data that could spoil the party. Indeed, sales of Macy’s (M) fell by 2.1% in […]

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Room for Russian farm and food exports growth

In August 2016, wheat price went below 4 dollars a bushel for the first time since 2006 after huge harvests and good weather. Taking advantage of the West’s economic sanctions, Russia modernized its agriculture and delivered the largest harvest in the past 25 years with...

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Trump’s Art of the Deal or non-stop initiative

The President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, often recalls how the 1980s were essential to building his real estate “empire.” At that time, he had chosen to favor a precise tactic in all his “deals”, namely to take the risk – or the advantage […]

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What does the Bitcoin’s record high indicate?

As concern grows over a new banking crisis in Europe given the volume of non-performing loans valued at a total 1.1 trillion dollars by KPMG, new developments may challenge the future of the banking sector as a whole. Indeed, the price of the digital crypto-money...

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We dislike the truth and love to be fooled (Luciano Floridi)

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a member of Google‘s advisory panel on the right to be forgotten, Luciano Floridi stressed on the relevance of the philosophy of information with a view to adapting to the infosphere within which there are so […]

Why would a Black American vote Donald Trump? (Leo Dunson)

Sgt. Leo Dunson is a Las Vegas-based U.S. Army veteran, a musical artist and a writer. Dunson received national media attention after he, a multi-awarded Black American who was deployed to Iraq assigned to a combat team with the 17th Infantry Regiment, explained his thousands […]

Inside Donald Trump’s presidential campaign (Scott Uehlinger)

Scott Uehlinger, a US Service Academy graduate, served ten years in both the US Navy and merchant service. Entering the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1996, he served abroad in US embassies located in the former Soviet Union for years. A Russian speaker, he retired […]