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Global Capital Markets

Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

May 30, 2018

By Francis Koh and Boris Liedtke Singapore like other ASEAN countries is also confronted with the universal challenge of retirement funding. Nonetheless, the

Emerging Trends

Insurtechs: Threat or Opportunity for Insurance Incumbents?

May 31, 2018

By Karel Cool, Christophe Angoulvant and Brian Rogers The article gives data on global investment in InsurTech ventures and discusses the most common

On Brexit

The European Divorce: How will Brexit Affect People on Both Sides?

July 4, 2018

The Brexit is one of the most highly contested political events of our time. It is fraught with difficulty, confusion, and uncertainty. When Britons voted to

On Donald Trump

Helsinki – Trump and Putin – a Showdown for Summer Doldrums or a Genuine Attempt Towards Peace?

July 20, 2018

By Peter Koenig The Helsinki Summit – or the Treason Summit, as some call it – of the 16th of July, has come and gone. It left a smell of burning hot air

On Duterte and the Philippines

How TIME’s Bremmer Got Duterte Wrong

May 28, 2018

By Dan Steinbock Today, global dominant media is often exploited as a tool of coercive diplomacy. The recent Time commentary on the Philippines president is a

Governance & Regulation

Crypto Craze Creates Tax Problems, Especially for Americans

May 20, 2018

By Robert W. Wood Although some countries do not tax crypto gains, IRS has been clear that crypto is a property for tax purposes. Americans who fail to comply

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Climate Change & Society

Shaping the Sustainable Energy Future

May 20, 2018

By Amit Kumar At WEF 2018, climate change was talked about as one of the three global threats. Climate change concerns are also closely linked to the SDGs.

World Development

The Gig Economy, Gigzombies, and Immigrants

May 28, 2018

By Anthony A. Gabb The author tracks key economic forces that have resulted in technological innovations which have given birth to the gig economy that is

Digital Transformation

Insurtechs: Threat or Opportunity for Insurance Incumbents?

May 31, 2018

By Karel Cool, Christophe Angoulvant and Brian Rogers The article gives data on global investment in InsurTech ventures and discusses the most common

Americas

Dr Steinbock Update: Mexico’s Historical Election and Obrador’s Triumph

July 3, 2018

By Dan Steinbock                                                                         For decades, the specter of



China

How International Observers Undervalue the Chinese Bond Market

July 15, 2018

By Dan Steinbock     Criticism is typical of vibrant international media. Yet, prejudiced biases in financial matters have the potential to harm investors

Betting Big on CPEC

April 3, 2018

Middle East & Africa

We Won’t Get Fooled Again…Or Will We?

April 20, 2018

By Richard Westra With the suspected chemical attack in the remaining rebel-held suburbs of Damascus on 4 April, it is apparent that the use of chemical

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