19 Oct 2017

China to give foreigners greater access to banking sector: Chief regulator

“China’s top banking regulator said on Thursday (Oct 19) that the country will further open up its banking system to foreign investors, who have failed to make inroads into the highly regulated sector and seen their market share decline.” Source: China to give foreigners greater access to banking sector: Chief

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06 Oct 2017

‘Internet disruptions in sub-sahara Africa cost $237million’

“Internet shutdowns in Sub-Saharan Africa have cost the region up to US$ 237 million since 2015.” Source: ‘Internet disruptions in sub-sahara Africa cost $237million’ – CIPESA [The Morning Call] | Africanews

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06 Oct 2017

What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?

“On October 5, China delivered a second batch of arms to the Philippines in a handover ceremony attended by officials on both sides. The development was yet another sign of Beijing’s growing security ties with Manila, a longtime U.S. treaty ally, in spite of the challenges that still remain.” Source:

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29 Sep 2017

Making a fortune from arranging private bitcoin transactions

“Exchanges aren’t the only way to trade bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. Some websites help to arrange private transactions between buyers and sellers.” Source: Making a fortune from arranging private bitcoin transactions

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26 Sep 2017

North Korean gas prices reported surging after new sanctions

“Fuel prices in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang soared last week, the Voice of America reported Saturday, in what may be a sign that international sanctions targeting the country’s oil supply are starting to bite.” Source: North Korean gas prices reported surging after new sanctions- Nikkei Asian Review

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19 Sep 2017

First Bitcoin-Only Real Estate Transaction Completed in Texas

“In a new and interesting twist, an entire real estate transaction has taken place via Bitcoin. In other words, you can now buy your house with Bitcoin…at least in Texas. The transaction was for the purchase of a newly built custom home, and the full purchase price was transferred to the

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18 Sep 2017

Africa’s Ties to North Korea Extend Beyond Isolated Military Deals

“As the U.N. investigates at least seven African countries for possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea, many other countries across the continent have, in recent years, deepened their economic ties to the reclusive Asian regime.” Source: Africa’s Ties to North Korea Extend Beyond Isolated Military Deals

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18 Sep 2017

S. Korea’s direct investment in China plunges 44 pct amid THAAD row

“South Korean companies’ investment in China declined 43.7 percent in the first seven months of this year amid a prolonged diplomatic dispute over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system, central bank data showed Sunday.” Source: S. Korea’s direct investment in China plunges 44 pct amid THAAD row

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14 Sep 2017

US clears record total for arms sales in FY17

“The U.S. State Department has set a new one-year record for clearing weapon sales, with $75.9 billion cleared by the department and announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in fiscal 2017.” Source: US clears record total for arms sales in FY17

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08 Sep 2017

Venezuela’s monthly inflation rises to 34 percent: National Assembly

“Venezuela’s monthly inflation rate jumped to 33.8 percent in August, with food price rises reaching hyper-inflationary levels above 50 percent, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Thursday.” Source: Venezuela’s monthly inflation rises to 34 percent: National Assembly

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