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The Great Dollar Debacle

October 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, Commentary, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The share of U.S. dollar in international payments is disproportionate relative to America’s eroding global position and depends on international goodwill that Washington is shunning. U.S. dollar is changing from a safe haven to a safe house that’s costly and vulnerable. The end of America’s “exorbitant privilege” looms in the

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How Will the New NAFTA Deal Impact Global Economies?

October 23, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement, is a treaty between the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada. It is considered the world’s largest trade agreement. Between the three of them, the countries have a gross domestic product (GDP)

Islamic Economics in Presidential Election 2019: Synthesis of Tension in Political Islam in Indonesia

October 13, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Ahmad Dahlan The issue of political Islam and the state in Indonesia apparently continues to roll ahead of the 2019 presidential election as President Joko Widodo from the Indonesian Democratic Struggle Party (PDIP) took Professor Ma’ruf Amin as a vice

The Demise of Global Britain

October 5, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen The almost universal collapse of British foreign policy could not have been timed any more accurately than right now – a time of real and perceived deepening uncertainties around the world. Graham Vanbergen argues that Without Brexit,

Opportunities and challenges of international retailing in China

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Strategies for the Changing World, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Lisa Qixun Siebers The performance of foreign retailers in China has shown a reversed U shape since their market entry in the 1990s. By the destruction of digitalisation, large retail giants continue to reduce both the number and the size of their stores,

How to keep the Philippine economic future on track

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock               The Philippines is on the right path, if the government can continue to balance between strong growth amid international uncertainty, while pushing reforms that raise living standards. Inflation and foreign

Dubai is boosting startups and SMEs – Are you capitalising?

October 2, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Middle East & Africa, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Neil Petch In this article, the author outlines the latest and most exciting entrepreneur-friendly initiatives from the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), and summarise how they can help catalyse your business activities in the UAE. It’s

Hindu Nationalism and the Consolidation of Hate Politics in India

October 1, 2018 • Commentary, IndiaComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui When we look back, since the demolition of the Babri Masjid a quarter of century ago, it seems a well-planned and well-thought act, as it paved the way for the dramatic rise to power of Hindu nationalists. It raises a question: is there

How China’s Simultaneous Carrots and Sticks Work in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

By Huong Le Thu China’s applies simultaneously dual tactics of coercion and inducement to assert its position regionally and globally. Demonstrations in Vietnam and the Philippines only confirm that the harder China pushes, the more agitated responses from

How US Trade War Is Spreading from Goods to Services

August 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock Trump tariff wars are entering a new, far more dangerous phase. As the White House is expanding its tariff wars, collateral damage is about to spread from goods to services – much of it in the U.S.   After months of trade threats,