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Development Should Guide US-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty Review

March 20, 2019 • International Relations, Commentary, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock     In times of great uncertainty, strategic ambiguity offers little clarity. The review of the U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty should be guided by the quest for sovereignty and economic development.   During his recent visit in the Philippines, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad met Murad Ebrahim, the Filipino Muslim

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The Shift of the Philippine Peso Regime

March 20, 2019 • Commentary, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In the Aquino era, the focus was on financial flows, which rested on a strong peso. In the Duterte era, it is on the huge investment drive, which can live with a weaker currency. The peso’s political economy is shifting. Recently,

Venezuela – US Attack Imminent?

March 2, 2019 • World Politics, International Relations, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Imagine, the President of the self-declared, exceptional and unique Superpower, Donald Trump of the United States of America, has the audacity to threaten the Venezuelan military with their lives, if they keep standing behind the

Stay Ahead of the Next Disrupt Change Through Research-Based Excellence

February 25, 2019 • FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Top CFO/Financial Director InterviewsComments (0)

As one of the Top 15 business schools in Europe, EDHEC Business School – operating from Paris, Nice, Lille, London and Singapore, has spelled out its educational credo as “professional development through research-based excellence”, and the EDHEC PhD

On the Delicate Art to Balance Trust and Control to Promote Performance

February 24, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Governance & Regulation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By David de Cremer and Jakob Stollberger In every relationship, trust plays a valuable role to ensure that both ends are not met with infidelity and injustice. Successful companies for that matter compel their employees to apply trust and control on a

What You Must Know Before Playing a Free Spins No Deposit Casino Game

February 22, 2019 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

Online casinos are hugely popular these days, providing a convenient, low stress and fun way to play your favorite slots or table games. Many online casinos offer a free play/practice option on certain titles for those who like to try things out, but of

Uber: Pressure to Perform

February 19, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Commentary, Global Capital Markets, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley News that Uber’s 2018 third quarter losses have widened to $1.1 Bn with slowing sales growth, are signs of a much more difficult future for ride hailing. The concept of low cost, easily summonsed, responsive taxi services provided by part

Corruption and Economic Mismanagement in Developing Countries

February 14, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, In-depthComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui Corruption is a considerable challenge for Governments especially in the developing countries. It has become more serious over the last twenty-five years or so with globalisation and deregulation, which have led to an increased reliance on

2019: Year of the App Bubble Crash? How History Repeats Itself.

February 14, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Digital Transformation, Editor’s ChoiceComments (0)

By John Colley “When it comes to investment markets, history has a habit of repeating itself again and again and again…” 2000 was remembered as the year that the dot-com bubble burst sending significant numbers of businesses to the wall. It also

Japan’s “Comfort Women” Asian Protests and Imperial Japan’s Sexual Slavery

January 15, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Commentary, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock   Recently, another Philippine statue commemorating Filipino “comfort women” has been removed. As international pressure is rising, it is time for Abe government to acknowledge its wartime history. Most of Japan recognizes it. In