ATF Contributor

ATF Contributor


China’s response to the pandemic and how the ‘stars have aligned’  

China’s response to the pandemic and how the ‘stars have aligned’  

Facts speak for themselves when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. For China, culturally, a top-down model works better for dealing with a virus. From the moment the first cases of Covid-19 were identified in Wuhan, in December 2019, China initiated rigorous public health measures, such as lockdowns and widespread …

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NYSE set to remove China's CNOOC from board

NYSE set to remove China's CNOOC from board

The New York Stock Exchange on Friday decided to begin formal delisting of Chinese state oil giant CNOOC based on an update to an executive order signed by former U.S. President Donald Trump in November.Prohibitions on CNOOC will take effect on March 9, 60 days after the company was added …

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The trend is not your friend and the dollar will be weak in 2021 

The trend is not your friend and the dollar will be weak in 2021 

Investors betting on ‘trends’ have been disappointed over the last four years. After rallying by 30% between mid-July 2014 and December 2016, the US dollar has been range-bound. It weakened in 2017 but it rebounded strongly in 2018, consolidated in 2019 and, after an initial rally in 2020, it is …

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Eastern innovators see the big picture with global connectivity

Eastern innovators see the big picture with global connectivity

The world has been focused on live video like never before over the nine months that Covid-19 has restricted business and social activities. But what people forget is that while Western video conferencing utilities such as Zoom and Bluejeans – the generation 2.0 of livestreaming video – have enjoyed astronomical …

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Shell launches major cost-cutting drive to prepare for energy transition

Shell launches major cost-cutting drive to prepare for energy transition

Royal Dutch Shell is looking to slash up to 40% off the cost of producing oil and gas in a major drive to save cash so it can overhaul its business and focus more on renewable energy and power markets, sources told Reuters.Shell's new cost-cutting review, known internally as Project …

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Crypto scammers target Indian PM’s Twitter account

Crypto scammers target Indian PM’s Twitter account

The Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hacked, the social media giant confirmed Thursday.Tweets were sent from the prime minister’s feed asking for charitable donations using a cryptocurrency, but have since been taken down.“We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised …

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DeFi cryptos gain serious traction

DeFi cryptos gain serious traction

Decentralised finance (DeFi) projects have been gaining some serious market traction over the past few months, collectively reaching a value of $9.02 billion.Aave continues to be the largest DeFi project, with $1.71bn locked in, followed by MakerDAO with $1.43bn, Balancer at $1.36bn, Curve Finance at $1.26bn, yearn.finance at $953.6 million …

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