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Welcome to your daily briefing, where we bring you stories from the forefront of finance, technology, and market analysis, sent directly to your inbox.

In today's roundup, we take a series of financial news and tech stories from different corners of the world, including Do Kwon's extradition from Montenegro, the collapse of China's Zhongzhi Enterprise Group, intrigue in the Australian lithium mining industry, and proscribed trade between Turkey and Russia.


November 27 REX Wire Market Outlook

In our regularly weekly market overview, we look at how a weaker dollar is helping push risk assets close to all-time highs. Bitcoin has enjoyed a particularly strong rally, and while it's now overbought, there are no guarantees it's due a correction yet.

November 27 REX Wire Market Outlook
Risk assets soar, but bitcoin is heavily overbought - what’s next as the cycle progresses?

Australia's Lithium Mining Turmoil Amid Global Green Shift

Australian billionaires, including Gina Rinehart, are reshaping the lithium mining landscape in Western Australia by obstructing multinational takeovers and investing in emerging projects, amidst surging global demand for this crucial battery component.

Australia’s Lithium Mining Turmoil Amid Global Green Shift
Australian billionaires disrupt lithium mining deals, challenging global firms amid a boom in this key battery mineral.

Chinese Shadow Bank Investigated For Criminal Activity

Zhongzhi Enterprise Group (ZEG), which has a $36 billion shortfall, is the latest major institution to attract the authorities' attention. Problems in the shadow banking sector now threaten to spread to the wider economy.

Chinese Shadow Bank Investigated For Criminal Activity
Following the collapse of Evergrande, another huge shadow bank is experiencing serious solvency problems.

Surge In Turkey-Russia Military Goods Trade Raises Global Concerns

Turkey's exports of military-linked goods to Russia have significantly increased, causing concern among US and its allies. This growth in trade undermines efforts to limit Moscow's military capabilities and highlights regulatory gaps in international sanctions enforcement.

Surge In Turkey-Russia Military Goods Trade Raises Global Concerns
Turkey’s exports of military-linked goods to Russia surge, raising global security concerns amidst the Ukraine conflict.

India's Battle Against Escalating Digital Fraud

India faces increasing digital fraud with the rise of digital banking and payment systems. Efforts by law enforcement and the RBI focus on enhancing public awareness and system security, amid growing cybercrime concerns.

India’s Battle Against Escalating Digital Fraud
India grapples with a surge in digital fraud, highlighting challenges in cybersecurity as digital banking grows.

Rethinking OpenAI's Strategy Amidst Leadership Turbulence

OpenAI, under CEO Sam Altman, faces governance and strategic direction challenges. The board must address overextension risks and refine the company's focus, balancing ambitions in AI marketplaces, enterprise software, and hardware against its research-oriented mission.

Rethinking OpenAI’s Strategy Amidst Leadership Turbulence
OpenAI’s leadership changes and business strategy face scrutiny as it navigates governance and market positioning challenges.

Montenegro Approves Extradition Of Crypto Mogul Do Kwon

Do Kwon, involved in the catastrophic collapse of TerraUSD, is cleared for extradition by Montenegro to face fraud charges in the US or South Korea. His arrest followed a global manhunt and legal scrutiny over the cryptocurrency's failure and market impact.

Montenegro Approves Extradition Of Crypto Mogul Do Kwon
Do Kwon, linked to the $40 billion TerraUSD collapse, faces extradition to the US or South Korea on fraud charges.

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