Think Tanks
Sea-Tac moves a step closer to funding aviation biofuels   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Carbon War Room
Source: Biomass Magazine - Carbon reduction leaders Carbon War Room and SkyNRG join with the Port of Seattle to announce recommendations for long-term funding mechanisms that could supply all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) with...
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Council on Foreign Relations - Global Governance Update - August 2014   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: Cfr.org - It has been a busy summer for the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program. With renewed interest in regulating the world's oceans, as evidenced by Secretary of State John Kerry's Our Ocean conference in...
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Dow Closes Down 800 Points as Yield-Curve Inversion Sparks Recession Fear   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: TheStreet.com - Stocks finished sharply down Wednesday as weak economic data from China, GDP contraction in Germany, and the first inverted U.S. yield curve in more than 12 years stoked fears of a global recession. Stocks finished sharply lower...
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9 key countries are on the verge of recession, driving fears the U.S. could follow   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Washington Post - Poet John Donne famously wrote, “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” It seems that Wall Street and the White House are increasingly going to have to ponder something similar:...
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Washout Wednesday   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Nasdaq - US bond markets are flashing recessionary red as the inversion of the 2/10 yield curve, a quirk that has preceded every recession in modern history, triggered a massive exodus from the equity markets into US bonds, which are...
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Belt and Road Initiative buying China global trading clout   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: SeafoodSource - Originally known as “One Belt, One Road,” China has steadily refined its plans since they were announced, and now the Council on Foreign Relations has described it as “the most ambitious infrastructure...
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Relentless rise of consumer debt in Russia fuels bubble fears for some   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Reuters - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Natalia Leontyeva, a Siberian sales manager, bought a second hand car in 2013 with a loan worth about four monthly salaries. She now owes the equivalent of at least four years of earnings, one of a growing...
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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Remained Unchanged in May   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : The Conference Board
Source: PR Newswire - NEW YORK, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. was unchanged in May, remaining at 111.8 (2016 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in April, and a 0.2 percent...
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Fight climate change by eating meat, say Ottawa farmers   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: cbc.ca on MSN.com - Although it stopped short of explicitly advocating switching to a vegan or vegetarian diet, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommended reducing meat consumption. "It hurts my soul to hear that we're viewing red...
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New Delhi Remains Washington’s Best Hope in Asia   
(Thursday - August 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: Foreign Affairs - ROBERT D. BLACKWILL is Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was U.S. Ambassador to India from 2001 to 2003 and Deputy National Security Adviser to U.S. President George...
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