Investing in Silver Still 40% Off The Peak

Investing in Silver demand has grown for the second year running in 2019, say leading analysts, with investor sentiment towards the metal turning positive as bullion prices have risen. Global sales of silver investment bars and coins will likely show “healthy gains” and rise 7% across full-year 2019, according to specialist consultancy Metals Focus, reaching…

The Fusion Energy Dream Is Inching Towards Reality

After decades of disappointingly slow but steady progress, the race for fusion energy dream is now fully on, with governments, scientific institutions and private enterprises pouring billions of dollars into this potentially world-altering technology. Fusion is the process that occurs in stars, such as our sun, when hydrogen atoms fuse together, producing helium — and…

The Push for Adopting Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles HFCV in Singapore

As Singapore seeks to move away from its dependence on gas towards renewable energy sources like solar, the transport sector is similarly undergoing the same shift towards alternative fuel sources. Alongside the increasing electrification in the transport sector, there has been renewed interest in the use of Hydrogen fuel cells vehicles, a move which may…

The Future of Hydrogen- Seizing Today’s Opportunities

This is a summary of the report prepared by the IEA for the G20 and Japan. The time is right to tap into hydrogen’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future. At the request of the government of Japan under its G20 presidency, the International Energy Agency (IEA)…

India’s Federal Bank Teams Up With Ripple For International Payments

As of early January 2019, Ripple had announced that it surpassed 200 partners as it adds 13 financial institutions as customers for its payment network, RippleNet. Ripple consolidating traditional financial markets is an interesting use case for blockchain for the real world. Federal Bank in India has partnered with blockchain payments company Ripple to facilitate…

Lessons For Forever – Jim Rogers

One of the most dangerous things you can do as an investor is to make money – because of what you might do next. And… has the world’s debt been put to good use? It doesn’t seem that way. Those are a few of the messages of legendary investor (and fellow Singapore resident) Jim Rogers,…

$80 Billion Bullet Train Scandal in Japan

A scandal threatens to put the brakes on Japan’s plan to build the world’s fastest train. To surpass the nation’s famous bullet train, the project incorporates magnetic-levitation technology that promises to cut journey times from Tokyo to Osaka by more than half, to just over an hour. The $80 billion project carries the government’s added…

India, Japan Draw Closer on China Unease

A meeting between the leaders of Japan and India in mid-November is set to build on security and economic cooperation to help counter China’s increasing sway in the Asian region. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet his Japanese counterpart, Yoshihiko Noda, in Tokyo in the middle of the month (Update:  Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan…

China’s String of Pearls & India’s Look East

For years China has been pursuing its policy of a string of pearls; which meant having naval stations around the Indian subcontinent as a means of encircling India.  The building of a port in the Sri Lankan town of Hambantota, Gwadar in Pakistan, courting the island states of Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius and not to mention…

Of War Games & Defence Diplomacy

Indian armed forces have chalked out a stunning round of combat exercises with foreign forces over the coming several months to use “defence diplomacy” as a tool to bolster national security as well as promote strategic cooperation. Defence ministry officials say the 1.13-million Army alone has planned 14 to 18 exercises with countries ranging from…