Samsung released its brand new foldable phone on Wednesday

Sooner or later, the smart phone as we know it today will be old and unfashioned. But what is the future gonna look like. Its an evolution and a new chapter in mobile begun today with Samsungs brand new foldable phone.

The GalaxyFold is Samsungs most significant leap forward, completely reinventing the shape of mobile with their first-ever foldable 7,3 inch Super AMOLED infinite-Flex Display. Their brand new foldable phone comes out ten years after the first Galaxy. They didnt just change the shape of the phone, but they changed the shape of tomorrow.

Samsung`s new gadget has a very special display that can fold open and be used like a tablet og this innovative product is the first of its kind. A new chapter has begun and other companies will follow very soon.

The new foldable phone is released at a time were both Samsung and Apple are struggling to get paid in the higher price range like $1000 to $2000. Samsungs new foldable phone will cost up to about $2000 and that can be a big challenge for Apple if they dont react fast.

Samsung first made known a prototype of the Galaxy Fold in November last year and now it is on the market. It operates on a version of Google Android that automatically adjusts for both tablet and phone modes.

The Apple stocks is up about 9 percent so far this year and it has declined to about $171 from its peak in October of last year. Now, they have a real big challenge, but it can also be a huge opportunity. What is Tim Cook`s next move?

Samsung plummeted about 20 percent last year, but the stock is now up more than that, so the company has faced a sharp recovery from the crash. They are leading the race over Apple with their flexible OLED technology.

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President Vladimir Putin said their missiles will target the United States and not just countries where their missiles are stationed

Vladimir Putin has been a president in Russia for two decades. He was elected for the first time in 1999, which is the same year the EU started with its own currency. Last year, Putin was reelected to another six-year term and some people say he can be a president as long as he want.

But that was then. Now, he`s popularity has plunged 17 percent which is the lowest since 2012. The trust in Putin dropped because he signed a controversal law on pension reform, and was not a popular decision among the Russian community.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual state of the nation address to parliament, and he said their missiles will target the United States and not just countries where their missiles are stationed.

He not only issued fresh threats against the United States, but also promised to increase social benefits to raise living standards. More than one in five Russians are living in poverty according to a research liked to Kremlin.

This is similar to the yellow vest protesters in France where a nationwide protests in Russia broke out last year over the government`s plans to raise the age of eligibility for pensions. But there is a big difference between France and Russia.

Putin emphasized the need to combat poverty, saying that 19 million of Russia`s 147 million people live below the official poverty line currently the equivalent of around $160 a month. A november 21 report revealed that 22 percent of Russians fall into the «poverty zone,» meaning they are unable to buy anything beyond basic staples needed for subsistence.

About 200,000 kids are still going to schools where there is no heating, running water, or indoor plumbing.

So, the poverty line goes straight up while Putin`s popularity goes down.

Russia are struggling with the economy because they still faces international sanctions for its annexation of Ukraine`s Crimean Peninsula in March 2014, as well as its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Elsewhere, Putin said a railway link to Ukraine`s Crimean Peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, will start working this year.

Putin repeated Russian assertions that the U.S withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty to develop its missile-defense system. «We don`t want confrontation, particularly with such a global power as the United States,» he said, but at the same time, he criticized what he described as the «destructive» U.S policy of targeting Russia with sanctions.

He said Russia wanted friendly relations with the United States and remained open for arms-control talks with Washington. Vladimir Putin added that some U.S policymakers were «obsessed with U.S exceptionalism» before warning they should calculate the risks before taking any steps.

«It`s their right to think how they want. But can they count? I`m sure they can. Let them count the speed and the range of the weapons systems we are developing,» Putin told Russia`s political elite to strong applause.

On February 2, the United States launched the six-month process to leave the INF Treaty, after Washington and NATO repeatedly accused Moscow of violating the accord by developing the 9M729 cruise missile, also known as the SSC-8.

Russia, which denies the accusation, said it was also withdrawing from the INF Treaty, which banned both countries from developing, producing, and deploying ground-launched cruise or ballistic missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers.

Russia`s weapon systems will be capable of striking not only missile launchers, but also at decision-making centers. Russia will either survive as a sovereign state or it won`t exist at all. «Some countries can exist as vassals, but Russia cannot,» Putin said.

President Vladimir Putin boasted that Russia had «colossal» resources to invest, using money «earned», not borrowed.

Putin also promised tax breaks, lower mortgage rates, and housing subsidies for families with several children. The tax burden on developers will be eased to encourage them to expand housing construction, he said.

Putins`s speech comes amid anxieties among Russians about the state of the economy, emerging from a recession largely caused by Western sanctions and low oil prices, but it’s not the first and last time we will hear him talk about Russia in 2019.

The address is one of three regularly scheduled national appearances Putin makes each year. The others are question-and-answer session with the public and a stage-managed annual press conference.

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Socialism vs Capitalism

Bernie Sanders announced earlier today that he is running for presidency 2020. He is a democratic socialist on the left side who is fighting against president Donald Trump who is a Republican, businessman and a capitalist on the right side. Left vs Right. Socialism vs Capitalism.

President Donald Trump had a very strong and powerful state of the union speech a few days ago. In the speech, he made it clear that the U.S will never be a socialist state. The contrast between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders could not be clearer.

We all know that the «hate Trump media» are working close with people on the left side, and we all know that the «hate Trump media» are attacking him every day. We also know that FBI and the Deep State are on the same team. They try to destroy him.

Bernie Sanders said in his speech on Tuesday that people are living in a pivotal and dangerous moment in American history. Furthermore, he said «We are running against a president who is a pathological liar. A fraud. A racist. A Sexist. A Xenophobe, and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction.

This is exactly what the «hate Trump media» have told us in years now and Mr Sanders obviously share this ideas.

He said «I am running for president because now more than ever we need leadership that brings us together. Not divides us up. Women and men, black, white, latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, native-born and immigrant; Now is the time for us to stand together.»

«I`m running for president because we need leadership that will fight for working families and the shrinking middle class. Not just the 1%»

«We need a president who understand that we can create millions of good-paying jobs. Rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and constructing the affordable housing we desperately need.»

«I`m running for president because we need trade policies that reflect the interest of workers and not multinational corporations. We need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.”

«I`m running for president because we need to understand that artificial intelligence and robotics must benefit the needs of workers. Not just corporate America and those who own that technology.»

At the end of the speech, Mr Sanders said; «together we can create a nation that leads the world in the struggle for peace and for economic, racial, social and environmental justice. And together, we can defeat Donald Trump and repair the damage he has done to our country.»

President Donald Trump are working hard to make America great, but according to Bernie Sanders, he have destroyed the country. Whaaaaat?

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Euro Area`s main import partners are the United Kingdom with 10% and China with 12% of total imports

A no-deal Brexit is not only bad for the United Kingdom but also for the Euro Area. They will both loose on it and that`s why a win-win should be a goal for them both. Populist-Italy is already into a recession, and other Euro Area-countries can follow.

Main imports in Euro Area are energy, manufactured goods and machinery. Main import partners are China with 12 percent of total imports and United Kingdom with 10 percent. Imports rose 1,9 percent in December 2018, while exports fell 2,5 percent in the same period.

According to Comtrade`s database, United Kingdom take most of their imports from Germany. 14 percent of their import comes from Germany and a no-deal Brexit means less German cars sold in the U.K. Total value of German imports came in at $89.23B in 2017.

9,5 percent of the import comes from China and 9,4 percent comes from the United States. Both of them outside of the Euro Area. The value of the import from China was 59,78B, and 59,75B from the U.S in 2017.

When it comes to export, the U.K`s biggest trading country is the United States which account for 14 percent. Second is Germany with 11 percent with France on third with 7,6 percent. Total value of exports to the U.S is $59,09B. Germany; $46,64B.

As you can see, the U.K are in balance with the U.S but when it comes to Germany they buy twice as much as the sell to the Germans. In other words they have a trade deficit with Germany. A no-deal Brexit can end up with less BMW and WV cars and more Tesla`s in the U.K.

German factories will lose money and market shares while other brands and countries will prosper. We will face a radical shift in the trade balance.

56 percent of the U.K exports goes to Europe while 40 percent goes to Asia and America. The economy is slowing down and the British economy grew by 0,2 percent on quarter in the three months to December last year. In comparison; the U.S economy advanced an annualized 3,4 percent.

The U.K trade deficit decreased to GBP 0,32 billion in December of 2018. Imports declined 1,6 percent to GBP 55,85 billion and exports fell at a slower 1 percent to GBP 52,62 billion. Balance of trade reached an all time low of -5749 GBP million in October of 2013.

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No-deal Brexit means less Italien Prosecco for the Britons

No deal is not only bad for the United Kingdom but also for the European Union as well. No deal will make them both suffer economically. Populist-Italy is already into a recession and a no deal will not make it any better.

A no deal means less Italian Prosecco for the U.K. Britons bought a record 164 million bottles of champagne and sparkling wine last year, but the effects of Brexit has hit Prosecco long time ago. For the first time in over a decade, exports of Prosecco to the U.K are slowing.

Prosecco is made from Glera grapes grown in the area surrounding the village of Prosecco near Trieste in north-east Italy. In 2015, Prosecco overtook champagne as Britain`s favorite sparkling wine, but it seems like the popularity has peaked for a while.

According to UHY Hacker Young, the Prosecco sales increased by only 5% compared with the previous year which is the smallest annual sales growth since 2011. A 5% decrease in sales isn`t bad, but it is bad compared to several yars of double-digit growth, and this can only be the beginning if we se a no deal between the U.K and the E.U.

Britons consumed 112,7 million bottles of DOC Prosecco in 2016 and exports to the U.K, U.S and Germany accounted for 75% of the sales.

If Boris Johnson want a bottle of Prosecco on Valentines day, he have a great chance to buy it at a normal price, but it can be one of the last chances because a no-deal Brexit will stifle trade and limit choice.

A deal win-win deal will help them both. Italy will sell more bottles of Prosecco and Britons will continue to enjoy a wide range of quality sparkling wines on Christmas eve later on this year. A deal without tariffs.

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