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Top 10 trends for 2017

Top 10 trends for 2017

Forecasting worldwide since 1980, never before have we observed so many key socioeconomic and geopolitical trend dynamics as those that will shape 2017 and beyond for both better and for worse. From Americans electing Donald Trump president – the darkest of dark-horse candidates whom the Trends Journal was the first publication to …

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EU orders Apple to pay Ireland up to €13bn in unpaid taxes

Ireland Apple unpaid taxes EU

Apple has been ordered to pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland after the European commission ruled that deals between Apple and the Irish tax authorities amounted to illegal state aid. The commission said Ireland’s tax arrangements with Apple between 1991 and 2015 had allowed the US company to attribute sales …

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China and Japan dump billions of dollars

Dollar being dumped Japan China

Over the past few years the dollar has staged an impressive comeback. Not because there’s anything fundamentally good about this currency’s future prospects, but because for the interim, most of the economies in world aren’t doing so hot. For a lot of investors, it is the lesser of many evils …

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Eurozone needs €2.4 trillion in QE, experts warn

ECB EU QE Mario Draghi

The eurozone will need at least another three years of quantitative easing and €2.4 trillion of firepower to revive its flagging fortunes, Standard & Poor’s has warned. With unemployment stubbornly high and growth still bouncing along the bottom seven years after the financial crisis, the European Central Bank will need …

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Who will profit from the wars in Iraq and Syria?

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If there’s one thing we should have learned over the past 13 years of war, it’s that war is good business for those in the business of war. Unfortunately, while profits for the Pentagon’s contractors increase, so does the cost to taxpayers in billions in waste, fraud, and abuse. As …

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Ex-UBS & Citigroup trader jailed 14yrs for Libor manipulation

Tom Hayes Libor manipulation interest rate

A former UBS and Citigroup yen derivatives trader, Tom Hayes, has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after becoming the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging the Libor interest rate. In a landmark case, 35yo Hayes was convicted of eight counts of conspiracy to defraud. Sentencing him at London’s Southwark crown court, Mr Justice …

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ECB to launch €1.1 trillion of quantitative easing

ECB Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has announced that he will pump €1.1tn at a rate of €60bn a month into financial markets until September 2016, in an attempt to prevent the fragile eurozone economy from grinding to a halt. In a keenly anticipated announcement at the ECB’s headquarters in …

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Why is Bill Gates investing in Monsanto and GMOs?

Bill Melinda Gates World Economic Forum

“The world today has 6.9 billion people and that’s headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.” ~ Bill Gates (video here) Bill Gates believes the density of the population in poor areas is too big, and …

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Joe Biden’s son joins Board of largest Ukraine gas producer

Robert Hunter Biden

The farce is complete… Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, has expanded its Board of Directors by bringing on Mr. R Hunter Biden as a new director. R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations. …

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Latin America stands up to Monsanto

Chile Monsanto

The market with the biggest potential for growth, as far as corporate agriculture is concerned, is putting its foot down and saying no. Chile, Colombia and a growing number of other Latin American countries are taking a stand against Monsanto and its ilk by rejecting advancements to further convert their …

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China calls for world to ‘de-Americanise’

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China’s official news agency has called for the creation of a “de-Americanised world”, saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands of a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government. Heaping criticism and caustic ridicule on Washington, the Xinhua news agency called the US a civilian slayer, …

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Genetically modified mosquitoes released in the millions with no risk assessment

Genetically modified mosquitoes

In case you didn’t know, genetically modified mosquitoes have been unleashed numerous times on planet Earth. Thus far, millions mosquitoes were released in various locations; Cayman Islands, Malaysia, and Brazil. Now, the GM mosquito creator Oxitec may release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fields of crops, including olives, citrus fruits, …

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5 Ways to Refinance Your Home When Your Credit Is Shot

You might be only a couple of years away from paying your mortgage loan off completely or have many decades before you will own your property free and clear. Obviously, you had to have had a decent credit rating in order to qualify for the purchase of a home, but …

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Top 10 emerging technologies of 2016 – World Economic Forum

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A diverse range of breakthrough technologies, including batteries capable of providing power to whole villages, “socially aware” artificial intelligence and new generation solar panels, could soon be playing a role in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges, according to a list published by the World Economic Forum. “Technology has a critical …

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Business Owners: The Pros and Cons of Line of Credit VS Business Loans

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Business owners are bound to find themselves in a cash crunch occasionally even if they are dogged disciples of financial prudency. An accident might foist an emergency need to purchase equipment or inventory on you. You might have accounts receivable that didn’t materialize in good time, you might find an …

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5 major earthquakes in 48 hours, experts warn mega quakes coming

Earthquakes

Over the past 48 hours, there have been five major earthquakes globally, and one prominent seismologist has declared that “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way. In fact, seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado has made headlines all over the world by warning that “current conditions might …

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