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    Solar could make your Electricity Bill Zero: But Pols, Utilities are Conspiring Against You

    TheLipTV: “Solar panels are being denied to certain states as utilities companies and politicians are looking out for their own interests in an effort to eliminate the competition. We look why homes are being prevented from supplying stored energy, in this Lip News clip with Lissette Padilla and Mark Sovel.” TheLipTV: “Solar Panels Denied to Homes by Utility Companie...more

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    History and Betrayal: UNSCOP and Palestine, 1947

    By William Polk The British Foreign Secretary told Parliament on February 18, 1947 that “there is no prospect of resolving this conflict by any settlement negotiated between the parties.” Further, he said, according to the League of Nations mandate, the legal basis for Britain’s rule over Palestine, Britain did not have the authority to partition the country as everyo...more

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    Can Iraqi forces take back Saddam’s Birthplace from ISIL?

    Joint Iraqi and Kurdish forces began moving into Tikrit on Tuesday night into Wednesday after victories over the so-called Islamic State of Syria and the Levant in villages around Amerli, including Sulaiman Bek. Several previous attempts to take Tikrit this summer have failed. On Monday, allied Iraqi forces cleared the Shiite Turkmen town of Amerli of ISIL guerrillas. The some 15,0...more

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Asia

  • East Asia Forum

    Why Japan’s collective self-defence is so politicised

    Author: T J Pempel, Berkley On 1 July, the Abe Cabinet issued a reinterpretation of Japans longstanding self-imposed ban on the right of collective self-defence. It was justified as a minimalist countermeasure to the increasingly severe security environment posed by a rising China and an unpredictable, nuclearised North Korea. But the reinterpretation fell well short of Prime Minister...more

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  • Ajay Shah's blog

    What does algorithmic trading do to market quality?

    by Nidhi Aggarwal and Susan Thomas. Electronics unsettled the world of organised financial markets when the trading floor and dealers became obsolete. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, this was the subject of great debate. `Program trading' and `portfolio insurance' were believed to have exacerbated the crash of October 1987. Many people believed that human ma...more

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    Laying down the law at the Communist Party plenum

    Author: Carl Minzner, Fordham Law School On 29 July, Chinese authorities announced the long-expected news that former security tsar and Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang is under investigation for Communist Party disciplinary violations. Simultaneously, it was revealed that the party plenum in October would — for the first time — focus on ‘ruling China according to ...more

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Emerging Markets

  • Ajay Shah's blog

    What does algorithmic trading do to market quality?

    by Nidhi Aggarwal and Susan Thomas. Electronics unsettled the world of organised financial markets when the trading floor and dealers became obsolete. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, this was the subject of great debate. `Program trading' and `portfolio insurance' were believed to have exacerbated the crash of October 1987. Many people believed that human ma...more

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  • Michael Pettis' CHINA FINANCIAL MARKETS

    What does a “good” Chinese adjustment look like?

    I have always thought that the soft landing/hard landing debate wholly misses the point when it comes to China’s economic prospects. It confuses the kinds of market-based adjustments we are likely to see in the US or Europe with the much more controlled process we see in China. Instead of a hard landing or a soft landing, the Chinese economy faces two very different options, and these...more

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  • Zambian Economist

    Mangango, PF and 2016 elections

    By Michael ChishalaOn 20 August 2014 (the day after the Mangango by-election), an article was published on Zambian Economist (ZE) Facebook page claiming that "...if elections were held today across the country, PF would win it comfortably because they continue to consolidate the rural vote, capitalising on their better organisation and financial resources." Furthermore, "It also means th...more

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