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Who Will Be the Next Fed Chief – And Why It Matters

October 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Janet Yellen’s term is ending at the Federal Reserve. With new appointments, President Trump can indirectly shape US monetary policy for years to come – for better or worse.    Serving as the “epitome of calm”, Fed chief Ben Bernanke responded to the global financial crisis by cutting the federal funds rate …

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How To Fight Corruption in the Philippines

October 9, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

Interview with Dr. Dan Steinbock Despite opposition, President Duterte’s Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the anti-corruption agency must be independent.   On October

Trump’s Fall                      

September 22, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Americas, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         As violent demonstrations linger domestically and nuclear risks loom abroad, the White House has flamed new domestic divisions, while paving the way for

Trump’s Path to IP Wars

September 20, 2017 • Columns, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As the White House is about to escalate trade friction in intellectual property, it has opted for a flawed, partisan approach.     In mid-August, President Trump asked US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a veteran Reagan

The Great Shift of Global Economic Power

September 7, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                 BRIC economies continue to grow. In the late 2020s, the size of China’s economy will surpass that of the US. By the early 2030s, the BRICs’ combined economic power will surpass that of major advanced

From the Trans-Atlantic Axis and the Trans-Asian Axis          

August 16, 2017 • Columns, Asia - Pacific, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock     The ASEAN faces old and new challenges, and a huge long-term opportunity. The next three decades could witness the shift of global economic momentum from the Trans-Atlantic axis to the Trans-Asian axis.   Recently, the

The Lessons of Terrorism in Mindanao

August 8, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The Ramawi terror did not come out of the blue. It is a result of decades of economic polarisation, political exclusion, neglect of terrorism by the Aquino administration, and ISIL’s collapse in Syria and Iraq. If the stabilisation fails

The Myths and Realities of Duterte’s Infrastructure Initiative

August 2, 2017 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Columns, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock A huge upgrade of infrastructure is vital for Philippines economic future. That’s why it is contested by entrenched interests, including foreign powers. This is the first in a series of occasional commentaries about the Philippines

Why Jobs Growth No Longer Induces Wage Growth in America

July 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Americas, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

Or The Eclipse of the Phillips Curve in America By Dan Steinbock While the Fed’s continued tightening may suppress growth in emerging economies, US labor market may not be as strong as recent reports suggest.   US experienced strong job growth in June,

US-China Ties in the Shadow of the Mueller Investigation

June 26, 2017 • Columns, World Politics, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         In the foreseeable future, the Trump administration will be constrained by the special counsel’s Russia investigation. How will it impact the White House’s