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The Predicted 2020 Global Recession

December 1, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CommentaryComments (2)

By Graham Vanbergen There has been much speculation recently in the press about the impending global crash and the inevitable fallout it will cause. The author analyses some of the reasons being given from some of the most well known economists around the world and has some more bad news for us all. The predicted …

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Behind Path Withdrawal: User-Generated Content, Fad-Trend-Megatrend and Individualist-Collectivist Behavior

December 1, 2018 • Digital Transformation, CommentaryComments (0)

By Jaya Addin Linando When Path announced that it will close down its operation, many internet users were shocked as Path was one of the most popular applications few years ago and once reportedly valued at $500 million. This article aims to analyse the

North Rhine-Westphalia: Investors’ First Choice in Germany

November 21, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Global Insights, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

­­North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is strong, dynamic and ideally located. The state is the most important economic region in Germany and has for years been one of the most popular locations for foreign companies in Europe. For them, the location is a real

Into New Markets: Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, CEO at QFC, on the Growth Opportunities and Ways to Invest in Qatar

November 15, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Editor’s Choice, Middle East & Africa, Top CFO/Financial Director Interviews, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Financial Centre. We touch on the industries in Qatar that present abundant opportunities for companies wishing to expand in the Arab world and what makes

The United States of America – the Real Reason Why They Are Never Winning Their Wars

November 14, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Commentary, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Koenig This essay is inspired by Professor James Petras’ article, describing that the US never wins wars despite trillions of investments in her war budget and obvious military superiority    Professor Petras is of course right, the United

The Economic Costs of Corruption in Philippines

November 12, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Commentary, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                 The recent $200 million customs debacle may be just a tip of the iceberg. Due to illicit financial flows, Philippines has lost almost $10 billion annually. Tax evasion may be as costly. In this status quo, only

Brazil – Bolsonaro Towards a Military Dictatorship – Worse than 80 Years Ago

October 31, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig One week before the second round of voting in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the extreme right-wing candidate from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), against Fernando Haddad from the Worker’s Party (PT), Lula’s Party, for Brazil’s Presidential

Khashoggi versus 50,000 Slaughtered Yemeni Children

October 31, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The European Parliament has asked last October 25 for an immediate embargo on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, hence sanctioning the Kingdom of rogue Saudi Arabia which is joining the United States and Israel as the main purveyor of crime

The Great Dollar Debacle

October 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Americas, Commentary, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The share of U.S. dollar in international payments is disproportionate relative to America’s eroding global position and depends on international goodwill that Washington is shunning. U.S. dollar is changing from a safe haven to a safe

Platform Strategy and Uber’s Exit from China

October 6, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley This article assesses the necessary conditions for effective platform strategy by considering the evolution of the ride hailing industry and Uber’s late entry to China. Conclusions include the consequences of being slow in markets dominated