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The World is Dedollarizing

July 20, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig What if tomorrow nobody but the Unites States would use the US-dollar? Every country, or society would use their own currency for internal and international trade, their own economy-based, non-fiat currency. It could be traditional currencies or new government controlled crypto-currencies, but a country’s own sovereign money. No longer the

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China-US Trade War: Japan G20 Déjà vu?

July 9, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Editor’s Choice, Americas, China, Commentary, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus This past June 29, 2019 Trump and China president, Xi, met again at the G20 in Japan in the midst of a potential further escalating the trade war. Has anything changed as a result of their meeting? Or is it just deja vu of their prior G20

Trump and the Taiwan Gambit

June 20, 2019 • Commentary, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Taiwan has become a new “eastern pivot” for Donald Trump. Against all international laws and UN charters, he is approaching Taiwan, as indicating to the world that regardless of the established world rules which make Beijing, the Peoples

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

May 9, 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

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,

Venezuela – US Attack Imminent?

March 2, 2019 • World Politics, International Relations, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Imagine, the President of the self-declared, exceptional and unique Superpower, Donald Trump of the United States of America, has the audacity to threaten the Venezuelan military with their lives, if they keep standing behind the

Uber: Pressure to Perform

February 19, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Commentary, Global Capital Markets, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley News that Uber’s 2018 third quarter losses have widened to $1.1 Bn with slowing sales growth, are signs of a much more difficult future for ride hailing. The concept of low cost, easily summonsed, responsive taxi services provided by part