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Crypto Craze Creates Tax Problems, Especially for Americans

May 20, 2018 • Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

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 may face huge criminal tax charges. To resolve the tax problems faced by crypto investors, the IRS has two programs – the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program …

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The Future of Bitcoin Governance and Trading

April 19, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By John Christopher Norwood Bitcoin exploded into headlines and investment portfolios in 2017, and rightly so. Business Insider reports that the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency today started the year at a value of just under $1,000 and skyrocketed

Yellen’s Twin Legacies – Powell’s Dilemma

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Commentary, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus As Yellen leaves the Powell Fed with two contradictory legacies, the question of the day is which will the Powell Fed now follow? Does it continue Yellen’s policy of relatively slow and occasional rate hike? Or does it raise rates faster, and

AIIB: Experiments in Scaling-up Development Finance

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Daniel Poon Since its launch in January 2016, what are the significant developments on the operations of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)? In this article, the author discusses the operational features of AIIB and provides insights into the

Why We Need to Reform Financial Regulation

February 1, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Markus Demary The US Republican Party plans to repeal the Obama-era financial regulation. While their approach will bring regulatory relief to financial firms, it will also increase the risks of financial crises. Introducing regulatory relief through a

A Review of Central Bankers at the End of Their Rope By Dr. Jack Rasmus

January 20, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Book Review, Commentary, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Lawrence Souza   Introduction If you talk to some monetary, fiscal, macroeconomic, and financial institutional and capital market economists, some would argue that Central Banks are at the end of their rope; have lost their credibility and risk losing

Telesur: The Real Causes of Deficits and the US Debt

December 9, 2017 • Governance & Regulation, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus   With the Senate and House all but assured to pass the US$4.5 trillion in tax cuts for businesses, investors, and the wealthiest 1 percent households by the end of this week, phases two and three of the Trump-Republican fiscal strategy

Will Central Banks Survive Mid-21st Century?

September 17, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus The global economy has its eyes on the gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In this article, Dr. Jack Rasmus comprehensively elaborates on the central banks’ nine-year experiment, its inevitable transformation, and

Developments in Global Tax Transparency and the Need for Effective Dialogue Part 2

May 26, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

  By Philip Marcovici This is Part Two of the article. Part One introduced the topic of tax transparency, and the global move towards automatic information exchange. Part One discussed some of the many abuses of bank secrecy by legacy private banks and

From State of Exception to Anti-Coup Dictatorship in Erdoğan’s Turkey  

May 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Governance & Regulation, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Volga Can Ozben and Richard Westra Volga Can Ozben and Richard Westra maintain Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a poster case for the modern state of exception. This is a condition where constitutional and legal provisions in democracies, designed to