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Has Brexit Killed the LSE’s Latest Merger Attempt?

Has Brexit Killed the LSE’s Latest Merger Attempt?

Almost a year ago, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Deutsche Boerse), proposed a merger in order to combine British, German, and Italian exchanges to create a large European market that could compete with the United States. This proposal has been widely criticised for creating a monopoly in certain sectors of...
Ronald Trump and Maggie May?

Ronald Trump and Maggie May?

I would like to preface this article with an apology. Sadly, there is no photo of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May holding hands without copyright restrictions so I am unable to display it here for your viewing pleasure. However, I am able to provide you with the link to the terribly cute...
Laughing all the way to the Polls

Laughing all the way to the Polls

It is a well-known fact that people often use laughter and humour to cope with uncomfortable or stressful situations. Whether it be a random giggling fit at a funeral or a joke about how screwed you are for the upcoming chemistry exam, it’s the same odd phenomenon. Now it seems this trend has absorbed an...
Putting the ‘Rat’ in Rato

Putting the ‘Rat’ in Rato

Needless to say the past two decades have been turbulent financially, and this has resulted in a general loss of trust in the ‘executive class’ globally due to their shortcomings (albeit this is thanks to a few terribly bright individuals). It is no surprise that this group of global executives and business leaders seems incorrigible. The bankrobbers of the Wild...
Who is part of Modi’s India?

Who is part of Modi’s India?

Narendra Modi’s India has been praised for its efforts to open itself to wider markets and allow greater foreign investment. Although this may be more pertinent to those looking in on India from the outside, the internal struggles that have bubbled to the surface reveal a lot about Modi’s vision, or at least his ambivalence,...
America’s Entrance into the Big Leagues of Liquid Natural Gas and Energy Exports

America’s Entrance into the Big Leagues of Liquid Natural Gas and Energy Exports

After developing significant infrastructure, and partnerships, the United States has entered the business of exporting Liquid Natural Gas en masse. This entry will create many jobs and could help raise export rates, but it has not been well-received by other large players in the energy sectors, because they hoped to prevent the United States from...
Clinton or Trump: Can either handle foreign policy in the White House?

Clinton or Trump: Can either handle foreign policy in the White House?

If one looks at the base facts the situation seems quite clear, these two seem most likely to be the choices for President of one of the most influential nations in the world, and it seems that their foreign policy experience has not gotten proper lip service. Hillary Clinton, coming from a career centered in...
An American Bull in a China Shop: Can the United States Create a Winning Team in South-East Asia?

An American Bull in a China Shop: Can the United States Create a Winning Team in South-East Asia?

The United States under President Obama has taken a much greater interest in China’s rise, both economically and militarily, than previous administrations, which also involves increasing its influence in the region as a whole.[1] Unilaterally this can be observed by the United States’ progressively more frequent naval drills and patrols in the region and a...
How Powerful is One Statistic?

How Powerful is One Statistic?

As of 4 October, 2015 the World Bank has announced that the percentage of the world’s population living in extreme poverty (defined as less than $1.90 a day) has dipped below 10% for the first time.[1]  Specifically, the rate of extreme poverty decreased to 9.6% from 12.8% in 2012.[2] However, what does this number mean?...