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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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Trump – From China to Iran to Venezuela – Threats and Sanctions Everywhere – A Chronicle of Disorganized Chaos Foretold

May 17, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Commentary, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Peter Koenig   As of May 10, Mr. Trump has arbitrarily increased tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US, worth about 200 billion dollars, from 10 % to 25%. It is an action without any foundation. An action that makes no sense at all, as China

Rappler Guilty of Treason

April 23, 2019 • Commentary, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (1)

By Tiberius, Ideology Editor It’s time to call traitors traitors. Accusing traitors of treason and treasonable behaviour rather than anything else is crucial in an environment in which the media is busy generating fake news and or analysing events in

How to Lead During Periods of Uncertainty

April 22, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Rita Trehan Business transformation expert, Rita Trehan, discusses the 7 actions that should be practised by CEOs and business owners to ensure their businesses prosper during periods of uncertainty.   It seems that uncertainty is “the new black”

Get That Wow Factor with Asia’s Top Executive Education Programmes

April 19, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Executive EducationComments (0)

Business leaders and management thinkers worldwide would want to up their stand in such a competitive market, and what better way to improve one’s knowledge and connections but with further education. “Developing good, innovative business strategies

Nurturing a Successful Business Through a Stable and Ethical System: An Interview with Mr. Ahmet Kudsi Arslan, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, KT Bank AG

April 18, 2019 • FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Responsible Finance, Top CFO/Financial Director InterviewsComments (0)

As the first bank in Germany and the Eurozone to introduce comprehensive financial products and services according to the ethical, sustainable and transparent Islamic banking principles, KT Bank AG continues to be a pioneer and leader in Islamic finance.

How to Find an Exceptional Criminal Defense Attorney for Driving Under the Influence Cases

April 12, 2019 • SPECIAL FEATURES, International LawComments (3)

A DUI (driving under the influence) charge is a really serious thing to face, and a conviction has both short and long term effects. So, long after your driving license is pulled for a set period of time, you’ve paid out for all related fees and fines, and

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

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

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,