Weekly Financial Market Reports

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May 08, 2019
The Wesfarmer-Kidman Buyout causes Shockwaves in the Lithium and Battery Metals space

Current global market analysists predict that the supply of lithium is inadequate to deal with increasing demand with a global shortage predicted. In particular, Tesla has warned this may be on the horizon due to underinvestment in the mining sector according to sources at a closed-door mining conference in Washington, United States. A Tesla manager […]

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Mar 28, 2019
No gays, ghosts or nudity: selling a film to Chinese markets

Since the beginning of the Chinese film industry there has been a regime of censorship within the People’s Republic and todays mega blockbusters which can gross billions of dollars are no exception. The Chinese movie industry is no stranger to importing massive blockbusters and tweaking those movies for distribution in China in accordance with their […]

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Mar 25, 2019
North Korean talks with the United States went about as well as their ability to repay debt

  The recent breakdown of talks between North Korea and the United States have once again brought the North Korean regime into the limelight. Fairly recently around 28 February president Trump stated: “There is tremendous potential in North Korea and I think he [Kim] is going to lead it to a very important thing economically. […]

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Mar 11, 2019
5 things you need to know before the markets open in Australia and around the world.

1. What you need to know about the US China trade war The Oxford dictionary defines a trade war as “a situation in which countries try to damage each other’s trade, typically by the imposition of tariffs or quota restrictions”[1]. The escalating situation between China and the United States that has been transpiring goes far […]

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Feb 22, 2019
5 things you need to know before the markets open in Australia and around the world.

1. Samsung Unveil Galaxy S10 Lineup Including Foldable Phones and 5G This week Samsung announced its new lineup of Galaxy S10 smartphones at its “Unpacked” press event in San Francisco. The electronics giant is aiming to respond to a year of slower sales growth by launching innovative new features ahead of its rivals, providing more […]

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Feb 08, 2019
5 things you need to know before the markets open in Australia and around the world.

1. Bolivia Chooses Chinese Consortium To Help Launch $2.3bn Lithium Project The Bolivian government announced on Wednesday its choice of a Chinese partner to help in local lithium production, giving China a potential foothold in access to the vast untapped reserves of the valuable electric battery metal. Xinjiang TBEA Group Co Ltd will take a 49 […]

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Feb 03, 2019
5 things you need to know before the markets open in Australia and around the world.

1.Trump Set for US-Economy-Defining Trade War Talks with China US and Chinese officials are set to meet in Washington, DC, on Wednesday with the continuation of trade talks on top of the agenda. The goal is to end the trade war before the US increases tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods on March […]

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Jan 27, 2019
5 Things you need to know before the markets open in Australia and around the world

1. $41 Billion Flash Crash of Jardine Matheson sees Goldman, Morgan Stanley Ask for Trade Cancellations Jardine Matheson this week briefly lost $41 billion of market value, with those who sold losing approximately $9 million in minutes. Leading banks have responded by asking counterparties to cancel or amend trades. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have […]

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Jan 20, 2019
5 Things you need to know before the markets open in Australia and around the world

1. Ten Technologies That Could Save the World  After decades of rapid acceleration of technology, do we finally have the tools at our disposal to transform the future?  Pressure on firms and consumers alike seems to be increased from all angles, including issues such as climate change, pollution, food security, and the pervasiveness of plastics. […]

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Jan 14, 2019
5 things you need to know before the markets open in Australia and around the world

1.Ministers Plead with MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit Deal British government ministers have renewed pleas to MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Commons vote. No 10 has sounded the alarm on reports that MPs aim to take control of the Brexit process if Mrs May’s deal is voted down. […]

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