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Is the centre of global finance gradually moving from Wall Street to China? Goldman's vice chairman Mark Schwartz has been sent to Beijing, the new battleground for foreign banks. China is dominating Asia IPOs and the street has decided that's where the money is. Devote 3 minutes to watching Breakingviews' Wayne Arnold and Wei Gu talk about why the focus is moving to Beijing:
When it comes to capital markets Chins today is where the US was in the late 70s. For anyone, apart from multinational companies, to raise capital is almost impossible. But then came the 80s and suddenly virtually all US companies could. China is now going through a similar transition. So for international banks being downgraded by rating agencies, such as Moody's, the timing is perfect for moving in.
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The prospect of war with Iran is headline news. But how prepared are we for cyber threats? Or worse, the prospect of cyber space turning into a nuke? Devote four minutes to listen to what a high level delegation from Europol, Israel, NATO, the EU and US has to say on cyber security:
According to a new report on cybersecurity by Security & Defence Agenda, a think tank in Brussels, Sweden, Finland and Israel are best prepared for cyber attacks. Better even than the United States, Germany and Britain, which is alarming since the latter three are more likely to be targeted than Sweden and Finland. India, Brazil and Mexico on the other hand, rank near the bottom.
More than half the respondents believe a cyber arms race is already going on and 36% are of the opinion that cybersecurity is more ...Read More
Tehran says it not only will, but is ready to, counter attacks from Israel and the United States. They are angry about the new sanctions and have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz. Devote 6 minutes to watching an interesting video with Seyed Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran explaining how Iran looks at the current stand off:
After watching the video do you believe Iran is not only stronger, but also more of a threat, than the West wants to believe? Is Tehran capable of causing more trouble than the world needs at the moment? Do you agre with Seyed Mohammad Marandi that it's actually the United States that's being provocative? Who's actually at fault here, Iran, the US, both of them or a more complicated scenario?
With Iranian scientists being assassinated and the reg...