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When protecting the environment gets expensive: Romania sued by mining company in new ISDS case

Romania sued by Canadian mining company for failing to approve open-pit gold mine.

Liquidity: Setting the Stage for the Hunt

Sensing the ripening opportunity for shorting in the illiquid high yield bond and ETF markets, the lead wolves amongst the hedge funds are preparing for the kill.

July 26, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Will Robo Cars Ever Be Intelligent Enough, Or Is That the Right Question?

The debate over whether software equipped robo-cars will ever become intelligent enough to handle the complex interactions on our streets and replace human drivers misses the opportunity to reframe the question and try to solve a simpler problem.

July 19, 2015
In-depth topic: Automation
Transportation

Liquidity – the Next Deadly Buzzword Part 2

Concerned by the dearth of liquidity, the investment community is quietly engaged in disaster preparation. How should an individual investor prepare also for the eventuality?

July 4, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Liquidity – the Next Deadly Buzzword Part 1

This series explores how market liquidity has been drying up in recent years, sowing the seeds for a much more violent rout when the next financial crisis arrives, how the investment community is quietly preparing for the eventuality and what you should do about it.

July 4, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Bail-In Mechanism to be Implemented Across All EU

EU banks are given two months to put in place bail-in mechanisms

June 20, 2015
In-depth topic: Bank bail-in
Finance & Economy

Texas Gold Depository: Possession in a World of Counterparty Risks

Texas has decided to build the first state level gold depository, casting a most tangible vote of no confidence yet on a monetary world careening towards a reset and where possession is the ultimate insurance in a world of re-hypothecated ownership.

June 19, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy, Gold

Iceland’s Post Financial Crisis Economic Recovery

Hit by the global banking crisis in 2008, Iceland took a drastically different path from the rest of the Western economies captured by banking interests. Six years later the country stands to show the world what success looks like by doing the right thing.

June 13, 2015
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

The Future of Driverless Cars

Google’s first driverless car report offers interesting insights into the rapidly evolving technology trend of autonomous vehicles. The future of robo cars, however, is already here.

June 11, 2015
In-depth topic: Automation
Transportation

No Money Down – the Allure and Dangers Of Municipal Development Projects

Lured by no-money-down and an immediate boost in property tax revenue, a city often approves development projects which end up with negative returns down the road. This concept only becomes obvious after digging into the income and expenses over a lifecycle of a project.

May 25, 2015
In-depth topic: Urban planning
Urban development