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Nevada Gigafactory Critical to Tesla’s Future

The Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada, soon to be the world’s biggest building, is a huge roll of the dice for Elon Musk.

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Wall Street and Trump: Two Erratic Forces, Acting in Sync

U.S. stock prices have exhibited a pattern of behavior as erratic as that of the U.S. commander in chief.

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How the German Economy Is Falling Behind

With growth deteriorating, the day of reckoning for Germany’s economic policymakers is approaching fast.

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Rare Earths: China’s Strongest Card

The U.S. imports 80% of its rare earths from China, but accounts for just 4% of China’s rare earths exports. This gives China a significant advantage.

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Reforming South Africa’s Economy

The successful unbundling of utilities giant Eskom would aid badly needed structural reforms in the South African economy.

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The Big Brexit Mess

UK poll shift sends clear message to the two major parties – sort Brexit out fast.

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Saudi Arabia Vs. Iran and Qatar (cont.)

Saudi natural gas ambitions are likely to have geopolitical impact.

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Three Reasons for Hope for US-EU Trade

Despite Trump’s apparent obsession with German cars and the German trade surplus, political support in the U.S. for a trade war against the EU is much weaker than for getting tough on China.

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US-EU Trade Talks: Two Giants at Loggerheads

Look for significant noise, but not for a genuine trade war across the Atlantic.

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Are the World Bank and IMF Failing the World?

Amidst Trump administration flame-throwing, top experts worry about the ability of the main multilateral institutions safeguarding the global economy.

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