viernes, 17 de agosto de 2018

2018/08/10 - Political Anticipation - A GEAB by LEAP Press review

GEAB Bestof Edition - Summer 2018
LEAP (Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique) has released on August 1st a special edition entitledBestof GEAB Summer 2018 with excerpts of what the GEAB readers considered to be as some of the best articles within the last 12 months.
Europe, Middle East, India, Arctic, governance, new finance, energies, innovations, paradigm shift… this special issue available in five languages sums up a year of anticipations, an extremely useful retrospective of the LEAP's experts confidential analyses and reports.

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Here are some titles of the Bestof not to miss:
2018-2020 Financial Crisis: Turning a Dollar Rain into a Wealth Harvest;
- The armies of the Almighty Dollar to the rescue of the US indebtedness-financing system;
- Member States ready to dismantle the EU;
- Polarisation of trade agreements models within the transatlantic axis;
- The Great Petro-Yuan Temptation;
- Brexit : Back to the Commonwealth alongside a deep trade partnership with the EU;
- NEOM, between a New Jerusalem and the Library of Alexandria
- Arctic Ocean, 2020-2050: New maritime routes and a geopolitical game-changer;
And many, many more !
Both Sides of Brexit Can Finally Agree: It’s a Joke
The companies Bloomberg is following through the Brexit process describe the divorce: “omnishambles,” “farcical” and “a joke.” And that includes the company whose chief favors leaving the European Union. rexit is misguided. “Everyone involved seems to be out for their own power and their own self-aggrandizement... (Bloomberg)

Was The Aramco IPO Destined To Fail?
Since late 2016 the financial media has been abuzz about what would likely be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) ever: The sale of 5 percent of the world’s largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, which is wholly owned by the government of Saudi Arabia. The IPO with its required disclosures would shed light on the inner workings of the company... (Oilprice)

Iceland Wants Foreigners to Stop Buying Its Land
A little over a century ago, a young woman named Sigridur Tomasdottir threatened to throw herself into the icy gorge of Iceland’s iconic Gullfoss waterfall in a bid to stop English businessmen from turning it into a hydroelectric dam... (Bloomberg)

Pompeo announces $113 million in new US initiatives in ‘Indo-Pacific’
Building on President Donald Trump’s “Indo-Pacific” strategy, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced $113 million in new regional investments focused on technology, energy and infrastructure... (CNBC)

Qualcomm drops US$44 billion NXP bid after failing to secure Chinese antitrust regulator’s nod
Deadline for the takeover agreement expired at noon Hong Kong time without any word from China’s antitrust regulator, crucial for the deal to be effective in the world’s biggest consumer market... (SCMP)

Galileo satellite launch brings European GPS closer
Europe’s very own version of GPS is a big step closer to completion today with the launch of four more Galileo navigation satellites. The constellation now comprises 26 satellites, with 24 being the magic number needed for full services to begin... (Euronews)

U.S. and Russia not so cosy now
Less than a month after Presidents Trump and Putin’s oh-so-cosy meeting in Helsinki, relations between Washington and Moscow seem to be spiraling out of control again. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has issued an unusually stark warning to the United States this morning, saying Moscow would consider additional U.S. sanctions... (Reuters)

Russian meddling in Greece divides traditional Orthodox allies
As Orthodox Christian nations on the frontiers of Europe, Russia and Greece have long enjoyed close ties. The recent name dispute with Macedonia, however, has led to a falling out between the two countries. It sounds like a plotline straight out of a James Bond film, but in reality, it’s fueled a diplomatic row between former friends... (Deutsche Welle)

Turkish inflation rises to 15.85 pct in July
The annual inflation in Turkey surged to 15.85 in July, according to official data released on Aug. 3. A rise in general index was realized in Consumer Price Index [2003=100] in the previous month by 0.55 percent, in December of the previous year by 9.77 percent, in same month of the previous year by 15.85 percent...  (Hurryiet Dailynews)

Iranian protesters attack Islamic school as sanctions loom
There is growing anger in Iran over rising inflation and the plunging value of the currency, the rial. The rising tensions come against the backdrop of looming US sanctions that are due to take effect. Anti-government demonstrators in several cities stretched into a fourth day in Iran, with protesters attacking an Islamic seminary west of the capital, Tehran... (Deutsche Welle)

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