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The Economic Performance of Modi’s Government in India: The Politics of the Hindu Right

May 18, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, IndiaComments (1)

By Kalim Siddiqui In this article, the author examines the economic performance of Modi’s government, which came to power in 2014, and also analyses the politics of the Hindu Right, especially since the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) gained a majority in the last parliamentary election in India.  The BJP came to power in 2014 because it …

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China-US Trade War: Hiatus or Busted Deal?

May 14, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, China, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus   This past week the US and China failed to reach agreement on a new trade deal, despite high-level China representative Lie He meeting in Washington on Thursday-Friday, May 9-10.  In the wake of the meeting, Trump and his administration

Toward Japan’s Economic End-Game

May 9, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As the spotlight has been on Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito, the economy is coping with half a decade of Abenomics, monetary injections, huge debt – and a proposed sales tax that could make things a lot worse by the fall.   Ever

The Philippines Emerges as New Bitcoin Hub

May 8, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

Major Philippines bank Union Bank launches cash-crypto ATM https://t.co/cH35aYPKlh — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) 11 February 2019 Bitcoin has been welcomed as a completely new concept in financial transactions as well as investment and trading, but it

Probing the Minds of Elected Women Representatives on Village Councils in India

April 12, 2019 • India, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Samir Sathe The psychological construct of the Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) is a significantly relevant and yet surprisingly ignored subject in India. This article is a synopsis of some of the pathbreaking findings of a probe into the minds of

From Cool Britannia to Fool Britannia

April 4, 2019 • Commentary, Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen  It took just twenty years to go from the euphoria of Cool Britannia to Fool Britannia in the guise of the economy destroying and politically toxic ideology of Brexit. The author explains what may be lurking around the corner in the years

The Looming UK Brexit Mess

March 7, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock After the misguided referendum three years ago, the Brexit end-game is about to begin. In the UK, it means political division and fiscal erosion. Moreover, global growth prospects will not remain immune to turmoil in the world’s fifth

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

Indonesia is Giving Proof of a Zakat Paradigm Shift

February 12, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Greget Kalla Buana The similarities between the foundation goals of SDGs and zakat resulted in a paradigm shift, and Indonesia is providing evidences of its occurrence.   The Government of Indonesia has launched the book ‘Fikih Zakat on Sustainable

Darker Clouds over Europe

February 4, 2019 • Columns, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock Not only is Europe’s expansionary cycle fading, but the region is about to face challenges that it has to tackle amid growing political fragmentation. Italy slipped into recession in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to new data. France