Economics of the Standoff Between Turkey and the Netherlands

As the diplomatic squabble between Turkey and the Netherlands continues to fester, concerns are raised about whether — and to what extent — the tensions will harm bilateral relations, particularly in economics where the two countries have robust trade and investment connections. For Turkey, the Netherlands offers a large and expanding export market. Trade between … Continue reading Economics of the Standoff Between Turkey and the Netherlands

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Lord Rothschild Given Control Over Greek Economy

The Financial Times has confirmed that the Rothschild family will be placed in charge of the Greek economy with immediate effect.  According to reports, Lord Rothschild will become the new economic adviser to Greece, controlling the country’s debt and negotiations with creditors. The Greek government are rushing to finalize the appointment before talks with Eurozone … Continue reading Lord Rothschild Given Control Over Greek Economy

Mafia, Guns And Clans: The Big Libyan Oil Heist

Libya’s oil production problems extend far beyond whether the forces of Tripoli or Benghazi secure ultimate control over the country: Clan-based militias are running their own smuggling operations, and their mafia reach is said to extend as far as the Coast Guard—and even into Europe. This smuggled oil is making its way into Europe, and … Continue reading Mafia, Guns And Clans: The Big Libyan Oil Heist

Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma, attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 18, 2017 © Ruben Sprich / Reuters

Nobody ‘Stealing’ Your Jobs, You Spend Too Much on Wars, Alibaba Founder tells US

Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder Jack Ma believes that improper distribution of funds and hyper inflated US military spending, not globalization or other countries “stealing” US jobs, is behind the economic decline in America. The Chinese business magnate earlier in January met with US President-elect Donald Trump, who has bemoaned the loss of American industry … Continue reading Nobody ‘Stealing’ Your Jobs, You Spend Too Much on Wars, Alibaba Founder tells US

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China Connects East & West with Longest Bullet Train Line

One of the world's longest high-speed railways has started operating in China, linking the country's prosperous eastern coast to the less-developed southwest, the state Xinhua news agency has reported. https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/813935313613570048 The 2,264-kilometer Shanghai-Kunming rail line runs across the five provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan. It cuts the travel time from Shanghai to … Continue reading China Connects East & West with Longest Bullet Train Line

US Dollar is Losing Ground in Southeast Asian Countries

One of the world’s most important processes in recent years has been the weakening of the US dollar on the international currency market and the desire of many countries to abandon it in order to release their economies from US influence. The United States is resisting this process. Recently, the US created the Trans-Pacific Partnership: … Continue reading US Dollar is Losing Ground in Southeast Asian Countries

Saudi Arabia’s Social Stability to Fall Apart

Geopolitical Futures’ George Friedman has warned that Saudi Arabia’s inability to keep oil prices up to $90 a barrel will frustrate the kingdom’s effort to balance its books, meaning it is only a matter of time before “Riyadh’s unique social stability comes apart.” A country of over 31 million, Saudi Arabia is ruled by six royal family … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s Social Stability to Fall Apart