Global Stocks Hit Record High, Set For Longest Winning Streak Since 2015

With the USD just off 10-month lows, there continues to be an easing of loosening of financial conditions for emerging markets which also supports equities. After decent gains in Asia on the back of positive signs from China this week, MSCI's world stocks index looked set for a ninth day of gains which would mark its longest winning streak since October 2015.

Qatar, Saudi Arabia To Islamize One Of Europe's Greatest Cathedrals

In Islamic symbolism, Córdoba is the lost Caliphate. Political authorities in Córdoba dealt a blow to the Catholic Church's claim of ownership of cathedral by declaring that "religious consecration is not the way to acquire property". The Catholic Church has taken a position. As the Bishop of Córdoba, Demetrio Fernandez, said, "sharing the space with Muslims would be like a man sharing his wife with another man".

Visualizing "Things To Come" - A Timeline Of Future Technology

Making predictions about future technology is both fun and notoriously difficult, since failing to adapt to changing industry paradigms can completely decimate a business venture, turning it into the next Blockbuster, Kodak, or Sears...

Why People Love And Hate Trump

Trump's low approval ratings are being driven by his unconventional style and non-normative pattern of White House behaviour rather than his actual policies and views.

What Bond Traders Are Most Worried About Right Now

The latest BofA credit investor survey finds that while geopolitical risk remains credit investors' top concern not surprisingly oil prices moved into second place, while - with the rally in financial markets - asset bubbles jumped into third position.