Oil prices are artificially Very High! – Trump

oil price.jpeg“Looks like OPEC is at it again,” he wrote. “With record amounts of oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!”

With this tweet, US President Donald Trump shifted his focus, even if momentarily, on the issue of the price of oil and the way OPEC controls it.… Be Informed

Northern Ireland’s Border remains an issue in BREXIT talks

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The U.K.’s two post-Brexit customs proposals to solve the Northern Ireland border issue have been rejected by the EU. Earlier this week, a report on The Telegraph, indicated that the proposal by Theresa May have been rejected.

Senior EU diplomatic sources told The Telegraph that Mrs May’s plan for avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland was subjected to a “systematic and forensic annihilation” this week at a meeting between senior EU officials and Olly Robbins, the UK’s lead Brexit negotiator.… Be Informed

Time Magazine unveils its annual list of the 100 most influential people

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Time magazine unveiled its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world Thursday, including record numbers of 45 women and 45 people under the age of 40.

“The TIME 100, always a reflection of its moment, looks quite different than in the past,” Time Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in a letter explaining how the magazine chose the 100 people on the list.… Be Informed

MiFID II – Burdens, Challenges or Opportunities?

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This year, Europe saw the update to the Markets in Financial Instrument Directive (MiFID II) come into force. Focusing on core principles of the creation of fairer, safer and more efficient markets, this broadest piece of financial industry legislation ever set to change market structures significantly.… Be Informed

North Korea will suspend nuclear and missile tests

North Korea will suspend nuclear and missile tests effective immediately and abolish a nuclear test site in the northern part of the country in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, state media said.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said in a statement his country no longer needs to conduct nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests because it has completed weaponizing nuclear arms, said the Korean Central News Agency.… Be Informed