Amid increasing external uncertainty, slowing global economic growth, the Fed's interest rate cut and continuing downward pressure on the Chinese economy, the market is looking to see China further ease its monetary policy. How much room is there for monetary easing in China?
China has warned India of retaliatory sanctions if the country interferes with the normal operation of Huawei. India intends to build a 5G pilot network. However, so far the country's authorities have not responded whether or not to allow the participation of Chinese telecommunications companies, including Huawei.
A group of scientists from Roma Tre University and the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, led by Italian researcher Eleonora Rivalta from the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, has devised a model to predict where volcanic eruptions will occur and understand which path the magma will take.
Iran has warned Israel and the US about the formation of a US-led flotilla in the Persian Gulf. On Thursday, Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami said that it would have “disastrous consequences" for the region.
China and Pakistan will hold urgent negotiations on the situation around Jammu and Kashmir. This was announced on Wednesday, 7 August, by Pakistani media. Both China and Pakistan consider separate areas of Jammu and Kashmir as their territories.
The China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has shifted to lending in national currencies in order to reduce the negative impact of the US-driven trade war. The initiative could be boosted by the emergence of Beijing's alternative to SWIFT, largely regarded as a challenge to the dollar's dominance.
Newly released data shows that deaths from asthma in the UK are the highest they have been in more than ten years. More than 1,400 adults and children died from asthma attacks in 2018 - that's almost 3 people out of every 100,000. Respiratory Physiotherapist Alex Hough offers her perspective on why these avoidable deaths are on the rise.
Chinese officials allowed the country’s currency to drop below the psychologically important point of seven to the dollar on Monday. Dr Judd Patton, Professor Emeritus in Economics at Bellevue University, expressed his opinion about it.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid Wednesday on seven Mississippi poultry factories that detained some 680 workers may have been carried out, in part, as a scare tactic to deter future undocumented employees from mobilizing and filing lawsuits against their employers.
An increasing number of the world’s people are facing “extremely high” water stress, but a great deal can still be done to reverse the damage, Jodi Dean, a professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Fred Magdoff, professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont, told Sputnik Friday.
The next stop on the campaign trail for Democratic presidential hopefuls is the Iowa State Fair. While the rural, corn-growing state is popularly known as a conservative stronghold, progressive messages have long resonated with the misunderstood Iowan populace, according to a Sputnik reporter.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s move to separate the Buddhist-dominated Ladakh region from the disputed Jammu and Kashmir state has garnered much global attention. It triggered a verbal duel between India and China, despite their improved ties and understanding even during complex border skirmishes.
A recent poll indicates that one-quarter of Albertans want to be independent from the rest of Canada. Oil, apportionment and culture – these three words could explain the rise of the movement. To better understand the phenomenon, Sputnik has spoken to several activists, including the leader of the Alberta Independence Party.
Huawei has presented its mobile operating system dubbed Harmony as a possible replacement for Google's Android OS amid a crackdown on the Chinese tech giant by the US government. The possibility of losing access to Android and other Google services has forced Huawei to speed up the development and launch of its in-house Harmony OS.
The Greeks are pessimistic, and they don’t trust the European Union. A Eurobarometer study showed that in all EU member states, the majority of respondents "are optimistic about the future of the EU," apart from Greece.
Forbes has reported alleged plans by Facebook to "wiretap" WhatsApp and other messaging services thereby rendering their end-to-end encryption useless. While the tech giant rubbished the claim, concerns continue to mount over Facebook's use of surveillance techniques to track users.
The largest American fast food restaurant chains are continuing to expand in China despite the ongoing trade dispute that has now lasted more than a year and continues to worsen.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to hold talks with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the potential ramifications of a no-deal Brexit. Political commentator Keith Rowe expressed his opinion on the story.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detained some 680 Mississippi factory workers in the largest single-state immigration raid in US history Wednesday. ICE claims they are reviewing detainees’ “mitigating humanitarian situations” on a “case-by-case basis,” but fears of family separation and local economic depression are mounting.
The price of bitcoin has broken above $12,000 gaining over $2,000 of value in one week, bringing a possible end to a shaky time for cryptocurrency investors. Jonathan Davies Wealth Management expressed an opinion on this story.