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economyMost fragile economies after Turkey are Argentina, Columbia, South Africa

Although there has been a lot of recovery from the 2008 financial crisis there are still many countries with fragile economies. Argentina has 29% inflation and 9.1% unemployment. South Africa has 27% unemployment and there were predictions that some cities …

chinaUS and China are working toward a November meeting to settle the trade war

Chinese and U.S. negotiators are mapping talks and meetings that will lead to a planned trade summit in November where President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping would resolve the Trade War. The existing tariffs represent a relatively small portion …

energyNuclear energy generation should add 26 GWe in 2018 and 2019

Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year and reached 2506 TWh. At the end of 2017 the global nuclear capacity of the 448 operable reactors stood at 392 GWe, up 2 GWe compared with the …

energyGlobal Solar and Wind has to increase by about five times to provide all of annual increase in electricity

Global solar power is projected to go from 500 TWh in 2018 to about 900 TWh in 2022. Global wind power is projected to go from 1200 TWh in 2018 to about 1600 TWh in 2022. This will cost over …

economyResearchers projected post-2008 crisis growth onto the world through 2100 and then talked about 7% economic cost of climate damage

A research paper claims that if the world stays at 2 degrees celsius of warming versus going up to 4 degrees celsius of warming then the world economy will be US$17.5 trillion per year stronger in 2100. At 4 degrees …

chinaGlobal Renewable power spending has been virtually flat for seven years and most countries will need expensive grid upgrades to handle more solar and wind

Global investment in renewable energy (Solar, Wind, Hydro and biofuel) edged up 2% in 2017 to $279.8 billion, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.2 trillion. The level of global renewable power spending has been virtually flat for seven years. …

internetNational Internet speeds

Singapore has had the fastest fixed broadband internet speed for the last 12 years. Singapore has an average download speed of 181 Mbps. The USA has moved up to the sixth fastest in fixed broadband with an average download speed …

energyUS hard oil sanctions on Iran will reduce oil exports by 1 million bpd but not hitting collapsing Venezuela

The US government forecasts new sanctions on Iran will cut Iran’s oil exports by 700,000 to 1 million barrels a day. Iran exported an average of about 2.1 million barrels of oil per day over the last year. Iran has …

asiaEven with shift to electric cars Asia’s economies will need more oil

China and Asia have had the economic growth for the last few decades and the growth in oil demand. US fracking has supplied 6 million barrels per day of the total 10.5 million barrels per day of increased oil demand. …

airplanesUSA, Russia and China next generation fighters will have Photonic radar for long range detection of stealth planes

Russia, China and the USA will have ultra-high resolution photonic radar on future planes to spot and target stealth fighters. Russia has started to invest in military applications of photonic radar technology. The Pentagon has a lead with photonic radar …