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In today's roundup, the EU cracks down on major porn sites, enforcing tougher rules on age verification. Meanwhile, Germany takes a bold step in the Ukraine conflict, targeting Russian assets worth €720 million for seizure. As global energy markets evolve, signs indicate we may be nearing the peak oil era, challenging OPEC+'s dominance. In financial news, recent inflation trends might be misleading investors, suggesting a possible underestimation of future rate cuts. Finally, a court takes decisive action against the founders of Three Arrows Capital, freezing over $1 billion in assets amidst the firm's bankruptcy crisis.
EU's Digital Services Act Targets Major Porn Sites For Stricter Regulation
The EU is set to enforce the Digital Services Act on major porn sites like Xvideos, Pornhub, and Stripchat, imposing stricter age verification and content moderation. These sites, now classified as "very large online platforms", must comply with new measures to tackle illegal content, facing potential hefty fines for non-compliance.
Germany Intensifies Sanctions Against Russia With €720 Million Asset Seizure Bid
German prosecutors aim to confiscate €720 million from a Russian institution, marking a shift from freezing to seizing assets. This aggressive step against Russia's NSD, under EU sanctions since June 2022, reflects a stronger stance in response to the Ukraine conflict.
Global Energy Shifts Signal Approaching Peak Oil Era
Global energy dynamics are shifting, with OPEC+ losing its market grip and renewable energy gaining momentum. The US's increased oil production and Europe's efficiency gains in energy use, coupled with a resilient global market to disruptions, herald the nearing of the peak oil era.
Investors May Be Overlooking Recent Inflation Slowdown
Inflation metrics show signs of cooling, challenging investors' perceptions. Europe focuses on year-over-year data, while the US uses seasonally adjusted month-to-month analysis. Wage growth slowdown and disinflation trends suggest that the market may be underestimating the potential for future rate cuts.
Court Freezes $1 Billion In Assets Linked To 3AC Founders
A British Virgin Islands court has frozen over $1 billion in assets of Three Arrows Capital's co-founders following the crypto hedge fund's bankruptcy. The order aims to secure assets for creditor obligations and hold founders accountable for the firm's financial decline.
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