1. IMF has just released a very upbeat World Economic Outlook but has warned recession can hit sooner than many expect.  "The next recession may be closer...
      


  2. Relations between the UK and the EU are not at the highest level. The key question is what will be the cost of the...
      


  3. By the latest information Turkey plans direct military action against territory held by Kurdish militia, potentially opening a new front in Syria’s civil war....
      


  4. Donald Trump SNUBS Theresa May for second time - but WILL meet Merkel and Macron Oh, no! Whatever are we going to do now?
      


  5. Every day I find it astonishing that Yemen is of virtually no interest to anyone, including the markets. When one of these ballistic missiles...
      


  6. Toyota Motor Corp. has ended talks with the Environmental Protection Agency to overhaul internal management practices at the agency. The decision comes more than a month after EPA...
      


  7. Jack Gerard, the head of the main lobbying group for the oil and natural gas industry, announced he is stepping down in August.  In a...
      


  8. The world's biggest cobalt producer is a very unstable place at the moment and the situation will likely continue deteriorating just as demand for...
      


  9. Okay, I realize this is off the beaten path for this forum, but this is just too weird. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-17/koreas-to-march-under-one-flag-at-olympics-opening-ceremony-jcj37ai4?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social What is going on here??  


  10. Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers said it planned to launch attacks on the country’s oil sector in the next few days.“This round of...
      


  11. More fun in Libya: Two militias battling it out in the capital, at a main airport today--20 people reported killed. And the kicker: Both...
      


  12. A few weeks ago, Sudan and Turkey signed a naval agreement. That angered Cairo and an ongoing dispute over a dam Ethiopia is building...
      


  13. A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump to reconsider the omission of climate change from his...
      


  14. A series of mysterious attacks against the main Russian military base in Syria, including one conducted by a swarm of armed miniature drones, has...
      


  15. Good for a laugh, this one:  Recorded drunk outside a strip club, Netanyahu's son apparently talks about the gas deals Israeli closed, prostitutes and hits...
      


  16. President Donald Trump said that he actually cares about the environment and that his only misgivings about the Paris Agreement are that it treated...


  17. Vladimir Putin is running this year for the last time. Sure, he will win but this means he needs to start looking for a...
      


  18. Iran--or at least the spokesman of its nuclear energy agency--is apparently ready to respond in-kind if Trump decides to reimpose US sanctions on Tehran by...
      


  19. Transparency Int'l published list of most corrupt countries... 1. North Korea 2. Somalia 3. South Sudan 11. Iraq 23. Zimbabwe 44. Nigeria 46. Iran 46. Russia 98. China 98. India 102. Turkey 113.South Africa 115. Saudi Arabia 117....
      


  20. Iraq’s parliament voted to ban Kurdish engineering firm Kar Group from operating Kirkuk’s oil fields, following Iraq’s recapture of the Kurdish-held oil region in October. The...
      


  21. The latest non-news that everybody suspected but was never confirmed has just been confirmed. I wonder how this would sit with the rest of...
      


  22. North Korea has said yes to talks with South Korea after Seoul and Washington agreed to postpone a joint drill. I can't help but...
      


  23. Just one day after U.S. president accused Pakistan and government in Islamabad for support terrorist, Pakistan's Central Bank announced how will be replacing dollar...
      


  24. Iraq goverment is under new challenge. Western allies wants to see pro iranians Shi‘ite militia commanders out of game.  They are openly loyal to...
      


  25. U.S. delegation met with Iraqi Oil Minister al-Luaibi to discuss getting involved in Iraq's energy sector. Iraq's oil ministry says the US is keen on strengthening ties...


  26. Days after announcing a formal decree launching the country’s asset-based cryptocurrency, the Petro, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hiring miners across the country to...
      


  27. Relations between the US and Turkey are bound to deteriorate further after a US court found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran circumvent sanctions...
      


  28. Senior official from the U.S. Africa Command AFRICOM told local media that Islamic State (IS) in Libya may be planning an attack on the country’s...
      


  29. One take on oil prices is that oil bulls are loving Trump's foreign policy because it promises to keep all things geopolitical in the...
      


  30. President Trump has tweeted the following: "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.”...