BRICS Association Launching New International Reserve Currency

August 10, 2022

At the 14th BRICS summit, the international grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the association’s intention to develop a new international reserve currency most likely intended to target the U.S. dollar’s dominance as a world currency.

Zammit-Lucia: Analysis of the Future of ESG

August 10, 2022

Dr. Joe Zammit-Lucia writing in CEOWorld discusses the recent article in the Economist dissecting the future of Environmental, Society and Governance (ESG) and goes further, suggesting the failures of ESG are not simply the in the results but the framework itself.

EU Sanctions lead to Russian Gas Cut Off through Ukraine

August 10, 2022

Russian oil supplier Transneft, who supplies oil through the southern Druzhba pipeline servicing Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic has stopped delivery citing issues with EU financial sanctions.

Leadership of Afghanistan Remains Defiant Against International Law

August 10, 2022

The leadership of Afghanistan’s Islamic Emirate has reiterated that the regime remains committed to sharia law and, therefore, will continue to reject any compromises in governance, human rights, economic development, and security that require Islamist conformity with in international law in the geopolitically crucial South Asian country. 

 

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  • DeSantis Unveils Plans to Fight ‘Woke’ Financial Institutions

    August 10, 2022

    Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared his support for a series of legislative proposals put forward to protect Floridians and Florida-based institutions from being blacklisted by financial institutions who use woke and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) metrics.

     
  • Deibert: Spyware is Threat to Human rights and Democracy

    August 10, 2022

    As countries around the world struggle with the rapid growth of unregulated, powerful surveillance tools, cybersecurity expert Ron Deibert warns that the mercenary spyware industry is “one of the greatest contemporary threats to civil society, human rights and democracy”.

     
  • BRICS Association Launching New International Reserve Currency

    August 09, 2022

    At the 14th BRICS summit, the international grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the association’s intention to develop a new international reserve currency most likely intended to target the U.S. dollar’s dominance as a world currency.

     
 
  • Japan Begins to Turn From ESG Investing

    August 09, 2022

    Five years after the launch of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainable development goals (SDG), Japan has begun to shows signs of a pivot away from these types of investments as Japanese mainstream media increasingly questions the wisdom of these policies.

     
  • Zammit-Lucia: Analysis of the Future of ESG

    August 09, 2022

    Dr. Joe Zammit-Lucia writing in CEOWorld discusses the recent article in the Economist dissecting the future of Environmental, Society and Governance (ESG) and goes further, suggesting the failures of ESG are not simply the in the results but the framework itself.

     
  • Rapoza in Forbes: Analysis of impact SEC Climate Disclosure Requirements will have on U.S. agriculture

    August 03, 2022

    Kenneth Rapoza writing for Forbes analyses how environmental policies to fight climate change are having a negative effect for farmers, negatively affecting the supply chain and forcing offshoring of locally grown food.

     
 
  • EU Sanctions lead to Russian Gas Cut Off through Ukraine

    August 09, 2022

    Russian oil supplier Transneft, who supplies oil through the southern Druzhba pipeline servicing Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic has stopped delivery citing issues with EU financial sanctions.

     
  • Russia Blacklists 39 Brits Including Politicians, Business people and Journalists

    August 03, 2022

    Adding to the list of 200 British citizens banned from entering Russian territory, the country has added an additional 39 individuals including prominent politicians and journalists, due to, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, their contribution « to London’s hostile course aimed at demonizing of our country and its international isolation.”

     
  • Spain Orders Temperature Limits for Businesses to Conserve Energy before Winter

    August 03, 2022

    Aiming to reduce gas consumption by 7 percent in an effort to save energy before the winter, Spain's government ordered all businesses to limit their temperatures, air conditioning cannot be lowered below 27 degrees Celsius (80°F) in summer and heating cannot exceed 19 degrees Celsius (66°F) this winter.

     
 
  • Leadership of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Remains Defiant Against International Law

    August 10, 2022

    The leadership of Afghanistan’s Islamic Emirate has reiterated that the regime remains committed to sharia law and, therefore, will continue to reject any compromises in governance, human rights, economic development, and security that require Islamist conformity with in international law in the geopolitically crucial South Asian country. 

     
  • Security Environment in African Sahel Continues to Worsen Because of Islamist Extremism

    August 09, 2022

    According to africacenter.org, the trendlines are negative for the security environment in the African Sahel region, due to Intensifying and expanding Islamist extremism that includes a broad swathe of countries extending from the northern Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Aden on the Indian Ocean.  

     
  • Islamists Regaining Power in Sudan

    August 09, 2022

    Islamists in Sudan are regaining power in state positions and politics with Islamists returning to key positions in the military, intelligence, and diplomatic services, forming a new umbrella political coalition known as the “Broad Islamist Current”, and turning the strategically located East African country away from its brief, recent course of integration into international organizations.