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How International Observers Undervalue the Chinese Bond Market

July 15, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock     Criticism is typical of vibrant international media. Yet, prejudiced biases in financial matters have the potential to harm investors worldwide. The Chinese bond market is a case in point.   Not only is China’s bond market growing explosively, but it has become diversified and provides broad investment options to both Chinese

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

July 3, 2018 • World Politics, AmericasComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                                                         For decades, the specter of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has haunted Mexico’s ruling elites. After July 1, …

United States Deficits 101

June 29, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depth, AmericasComments (0)

By Richard Westra Beginning in the 1980s the United States transitioned from its position as predominant national economy and workshop of the post-war world to a global economy, dependent on the world for the consumer goods demanded by its populace as

Trump’s Tariffs Undermining America’s Economic Future

June 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As President Trump is again suspending the opportunity for trade compromise, new US tariffs are not only alienating US allies and partners but undermining America’s own future prospects.   On Monday, US President Donald Trump

Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

May 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Global Capital Markets, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Francis Koh and Boris Liedtke Singapore like other ASEAN countries is also confronted with the universal challenge of retirement funding. Nonetheless, the authors argue that Singapore can address such headwind through a number of policy changes and that

The Gig Economy, Gigzombies, and Immigrants

May 28, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

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 threatening job security, the gigzombie who is the alienated worker in the gig economy, and misguided

How the Caribbean Government can Strategically Address the Different Challenges Facing the Region?

May 26, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Miguel Goede The Caribbean is a diverse group of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). While the region presents various growth opportunities, it is grappling with a number of challenges such as climate change, resulting in devastating hurricanes. By

IRAN : Why we really do need globalisation more than ever before

May 26, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen Globalisation has rapidly become the new buzzword driving isolationism and protectionism that has led to European citizens losing out to offshored jobs, reduced personal income, wealth and future prospects. And yet, the same ideology with

Shaping the Sustainable Energy Future

May 20, 2018 • Climate Change & Society, IndiaComments (0)

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. Energy – its production and consumption – becomes the central aspect of any strategy to effectively

The Koreas Unified and at Peace? – How about Syria, Iran and Venezuela?

May 9, 2018 • World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Peace – in the Koreas, is what the world expects; and Peace in the world is what humanity expects, the vast majority – 99.9% of the world population wants peace, but it’s the 0.1% that commands war and destruction, since war and