A checkered story Over the years, North Korea has gained millions of dollars through the export of weapons and missiles and its involvement in other illegal activities such as drug smuggling, endangered wildlife products, counterfeit goods. However, there are only a handful of cases that suggest that these illicit networks have been directed towards the export of nuclear technology or materials to other states. North Korean technicians have helped Pakistani to produce krytrones, probably in 90 krytrones devices are used to trigger the detonation of a nuclear device. Hexafluoride cylinders later in the 1990s, North Korea has transferred low-enriched uranium (UF6) in Pakistan, where theRead More →

The casino hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, with all their glitzy delights, are not just entertainment palaces. These are miniature monitoring states. A typical installation could be armed with thousands of cameras, which monitor players as they enter, while playing and when they leave. The images are stored as potential evidence and are monitored by internal security forces who are ready to send a timely response in case of problems. “In Las Vegas, everyone has to see everyone,” said Robert De Niro in the 1995 drama “Casino.” Dealers look at the players, bosses look at people looking at sellers and “eyes in the sky,”Read More →

Summer seems to be over, but the UK market has taken off recently, with an FTSE 100 index ranging between 7350 and 7450 in recent months. However, it fell below 7,300 after the Bank of England Monetary Policy Commission met in mid-September, with the strengthening of the pound by more than 1.5 cents, a possible increase in rates in the “coming months “. A stronger pound makes life more difficult for the export-oriented blue chips that make up the index. In Interactive Investor, Wild Lee commented: “After a strenuous 2,000-point march between February 2016 and the June stock market record spread its rest moving sidewaysRead More →

For most of the third quarter, we believe that we have focused almost exclusively on increasing yields on developed country bonds and the US dollar. After what we feel forever, we believe that the market evidence of a change is much stronger towards the last quarter of the year and that the fundamental case is still generally favorable to this thesis. We maintain that if we are right about the bond and currency markets, this is of great importance to stock investors, corporate bonds and emerging market bonds. Now we can not be fanatical about the White House’s view that real growth will accelerate toRead More →