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Private Equity: Past Performance is Not a Guide to the Future

December 3, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, In-depth, Global Capital Markets, Global InsightsComments (0)

By John Colley With risks being inherent in  investing especially in today’s business climate where they are emerging at ever-increasing speeds, there seems little prospect of previous performance being achieved again in the future, take for example the case of private equity. As the author argues, the sheer volume of money at PE’s disposal is …

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Capitalism, Globalisation and Inequality

December 3, 2018 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, In-depth, CommentaryComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui With rising global inequality and environmental crises, capitalism is unable to resolve the crises and thus has become an obsolete social system – The author discusses the history and impacts of capitalism, trends in globalisation, and

A Disintegrating “New Old World” Between Final Surrender and Necessary Re-foundation

December 3, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, In-depth, EuropeComments (0)

By Tommaso Visone This article aims to analyse the ongoing disintegration of what Perry Anderson called the “New old world” in order to show how this process could be transformed in a constituent path able to guarantee to democracy a new continental and

The Great Dollar Debacle

October 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, 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

Cheers to a New Era: The Development of Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

July 26, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, In-depth, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

Singapore is a great place for investors because of the country’s good legal and political environment. Like Luxembourg, it has a stable political and social environment and a strong economy and can regulate its investors in a responsive and experienced

The Return of the Feudal World?

July 26, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Hulsman and Boris Liedtke In today’s post-industrial economy, it is evident that world politics is under radical restructuring. More precisely, as the authors argue, the model of nation-state has come under attack from below – in the form of a

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

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

The Costs of Mass Deportations

September 27, 2017 • Editor’s Choice, In-depth, AmericasComments (0)

By Mark Humphery-Jenner The Trump administration has committed to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. However, such wide-reaching deportations are costly. Deportations carry significant direct costs. Wholescale deportations undermine the US labour

Return of Sovereign France

April 9, 2017 • World Politics, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In France, President Hollande’s utter failure to foster broad consensus for structural reforms has paved the way for a contested election. While public debate focuses on Emmanuel Macron as the saviour of France, the real story is that