Economics

China and Thailand: Tank Tracks and Train Tra...

tr6632While Thailand undergoes a sensitive transition with the October funeral for its head of state, the widely respected and revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Southeast Asia constitutional monarchy, home to 70 million and one of…

China-Ruble Settlement and the Dollar System

45324241The Peoples’ Bank of China has just announced a payment-versus-payment (PVP) system for Russian ruble and Chinese yuan transactions. The stated aim is to reduce currency risks in their trade. The only conceivable risk would be from…

A Greek Recovery That Cannot Come in This Cli...

4531231231Here in Greece the people on the street are fed up with politicians, all of them. A land with as much potential for growth as any, is hard pressed to maintain its dignity, culture, and sense of worth. And waiting in the wings, the same sharks that bit into Greece before…

The Transforming China-Pakistan Economic Corr...

CPECIn May, 2017 the Prime Minister of India refused to participate in the founding meeting in Beijing of the ambitious Belt-Road Initiative (BRI), the network of high-speed rail and deep water port linkages across the Eurasia land mass…

India in Search of Alternatives to OBOR

453342342As is well known, India is the main competitor of China in Asia. This has recently been most evident in the way India has related to the Chinese One Belt and One Road Initiative. Realizing the importance of international transport corridors…

Even After Sanctions, North Korea has a Lot t...

5674523234Politics of sanctions is not known to have been an effective source of bringing about political change. This is particularly evident from the way Iran has thwarted the US and EU sanctions in the last decade or so, and this is even…

EU is About to Put an End to China’s Ca...

4524234234In late August, German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries issued an official letter to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in which she…

Russia’s Interesting New Oil Geopolitics

7454835435Since the 1928 Red Line Agreement between British and French and American oil majors to divide the oil riches of the post-World War I Middle East, petroleum or more precisely, control of petroleum has constituted the thin-red-line of modern geopolitics. During the Soviet time Russian…

Gold Oil Dollars Russia and China

45232342342The 1944 Bretton Woods international monetary system as it has developed to the present is become, honestly said, the greatest hindrance to world peace and prosperity. Now China, increasingly backed by Russia—the two great…

Under the US Radar: The BRICS

534231231As the ninth annual BRICS gathering, held this year in China, comes to an end, it’s time to point out that these five nations representing some 23% of the worlds economy and 43 % of its population, is almost totally absent from the Western…

Russia vs US Economic War: Who’s Going ...

5231231231Full scale economic war in between America and Russia is underway. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said so, and the US administration and the American congress voted it in with new sanctions…

“Too Much Coal” – Grabbing Energy Marke...

4521323123After a two year slump, coal, iron, and everything related to mining is seeing a boom. Entities on the New York Stock Exchange linked to the extraction of minerals from the earth are seeing their profits go up. Like most things in…


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