World Geopolitics Update: 10/11/2017


U.S. flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump met top defense officials to discuss how to respond to any threat from North Korea. Tensions have soared between the…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed on Tuesday to scrap the agency’s Obama-era carbon cutting plan


WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed on Tuesday to scrap the agency’s Obama-era plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, as the Trump administration seeks to slash fossil fuel regulation. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a notice that the agency intended to repeal and replace…

Minutes of the Monetary Policy Meeting of the Reserve Bank Board – 6 Dec 2016


Sydney – 6 December 2016 Members Present Philip Lowe (Governor and Chair), Guy Debelle (Deputy Governor), John Akehurst, Kathryn Fagg, John Fraser (Secretary to the Treasury), Ian Harper, Allan Moss AO, Heather Ridout AO, Catherine Tanna Others Present Christopher Kent (Assistant Governor, Economic), Chris Ryan (Acting Assistant Governor, Financial Markets), Luci Ellis (Head, Financial Stability Department), Alexandra Heath (Head, Economic Analysis Department) Anthony Dickman (Secretary), Andrea Brischetto (Deputy Secretary) Domestic Economic…