Bangladesh: Skirting the Issues at the UN

Expand Tear gas is seen while police take their position in the street of Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 8, 2018.   © 2018 Reuters / Mohammad Ponir Hossain (Geneva) – The Bangladesh delegation to the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva on May 14,…

Argentina Haunted By Ghosts Of Crises Past

The last two weeks have seen Argentina’s peso plummet 20% against the US dollar, as despite billions being blow by BRCA intervening to support the collapsing currency (and hopes of an IMF bailout), it remains at a record low… And as the central bank pukes…

This Is The Best Indicator For Imminent Emerging Market Turmoil

The past month has seen a flurry of dramatic correlation shifts and changes across key US and global assets – traditionally an indication that a major market transition is upon us – with the most notable move being the sudden positive correlation spike between the…

The “Dark Arts” Of Artificial Intelligence (Or Can Machines Really Think?)

Authored by Alasdair Macleod via GoldMoney.com, Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen as both a boon and a threat. It uses our personal data to influence our lives without us realising it. It is used by social media to draw our attention to things we are…

Indonesian President Jokowi to Ban Child Marriage

Expand A girl is seen through a fence before prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia September 12, 2016.  © 2016 Reuters When celebrating R.A. Kartini, a Javanese feminist (1879-1904) who wrote about women’s rights in the early…

NEW YOUTUBE BLACKLIST – Creator flagged by Youtube to be REMOVED from Network

There’s a New Youtube Blacklist affecting creators. So far I have seen confirmation from a creator and a Multi Channel Network that Youtube has started flagging channels to be removed from their Networks. This means that creators will lose access to tons of benefits and…

WTI/RBOB Slide After Surprise Crude Build

The last two days have seen WTI/RBOB prices soar (as trade-war fears ebb and Saudi hopes for higher prices) but they gave a little back after API reported a surprise crude build and notable Gasoline build.   API Crude +1.758mm  (-1.25mm exp) Cushing +1.452mm (+2mm…