Bouncing like a fracking crane, fluctuating oil prices are a constant feature of the modern market. There is little that is more important than oil prices, given that they affect so many industries and intrude into all nations. A major player in this phenomenon is the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an intergovernmental … Continue reading The Power of Oil – OPEC Taking Control
Yo, Mr White – Should Drugs Be Legalised?
OT Genesis claims that he’s “in love with the Coco” – but it’s not just him, many people are, and it’s not just coco. Long has it been since the ‘hippy’ movement of the 60s and 70s which emerged as a counterculture movement rejecting the mores of mainstream American life, but the question of drug … Continue reading Yo, Mr White – Should Drugs Be Legalised?
A Blurry Line: Copyright Infringement and Willy Moon’s suit
A few nights ago, social media was set ablaze after Natalia Kills (no idea who she is) passionately affirmed her unwavering support for “creative integrity and intellectual property” as a judge on the X Factor NZ. The Jessie J tribute act berated and accused contestant, Joe Irvine, of copying the dress sense and style of … Continue reading A Blurry Line: Copyright Infringement and Willy Moon’s suit
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, just a drone. The use of drones is better associated with conflict, as they play a prominent role in American military strategy. In the UK, the use of civilian drones is a nascent industry, which the lawmakers are looking to regulate effectively in order to ensure … Continue reading Drone Deal?
On Friday 27th February, the US Commerce Department revealed the economy grew by 2.2% in the final quarter of 2014, weaker than the estimated 2.6%. Fine margins though it may be, the slowdown in the economy was more pronounced than previously thought. The concerns stem from the fact that the fourth quarter growth had been … Continue reading Growing Pains
Part One: Go Greece Lightning – Why EU Must Say ‘Good Riddance’ to Greece
In the first of a two-part instalment, this article will discuss the benefits of Greece leaving the EU. A quick assessment of the relationship between Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel will tell you that their relationship won’t reach Danny Zuko - Sandy Ollson levels of happiness. Rather, with Greece’s deteriorating financial situation testing the resolve … Continue reading Part One: Go Greece Lightning – Why EU Must Say ‘Good Riddance’ to Greece
Are You Fracking Serious?
Before I’m accused of using any profanities, check that word again – yes, its fracking. This is the process of drilling down into the earth and injecting a high-pressure fluid into the rock which exposes the gas inside. Drilling companies have exclaimed that trillions of cubic feet of shale gas may be recoverable from underneath … Continue reading Are You Fracking Serious?
TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?
If you haven’t heard of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership don’t worry – you’re not really meant to have. The TTIP is a series of trade negotiations, primarily for the purpose of cutting tariffs and regulatory barriers to trade between the US and EU, making the access to each other’s markets easier for companies. … Continue reading TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?