Our World: January 2017

2017 has started with significant changes in our world. Here is what happened in a few countries around the world.

USA: Trump changes

Trump orders travel ban in to the US for seven Muslim-majority nations. Read more…

Other changes in the Trump era: taxes, climate and healthcare. Read more…

The world has mixed reactions to Trump until now. Read more…

Cartoon depiction of the implication of Trump’s orders. Read more…

Canada: Challenging times after Quebec city attack

Quebec city mosque shooting kills six people. Read more…

Mexico: Plans about the wall

Wall between US and Mexico still in discussion. Read more…

Europe: Brexit plans evolve

Brexit negotiations continue. Read more…

India: Demonetization woes

India is still recovering from the Prime Minister’s demonetization policy. With elections coming up, the Election Commission has appealed to the Reserve Bank of India to raise the daily withdrawal limit for election candidates. Read more…

China: Bonds gain more global traction

The Chinese mainland is home to the world’s second-largest stock market and the third-largest bond market…the inclusion of RMB bonds into global indexes will help raise the profile of the China market among investors. Read more…

Iraq: Retaliates America travel ban and more on Mosul

Reciprocal travel ban on Americans unless Trump revokes executive order. Read more…

Eastern Mosul was liberated from ISIS in January and locals are wary of religious observance after IS rule. Read more…

Africa: African Union

Chad’s Foreign Minister, Moussa Faki, is new AU Commission chairperson. Read more…

Australia: Talks with US about dual nationals over travel ban

If you are a dual citizen of one of those countries travelling to the US from outside those countries then the order does not apply to you. Read more…


News from around the world: 31 January 2017

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