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November, 2018

  • 5 November

    A ballot in December that can change EU

    On Monday, the 29th October, a bomb was thrown in German politics. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she is stepping down as chairman for her party, CDU.

October, 2018

  • 22 October

    TPP – 11 is the upcoming free-trade zone

    Teaser: The global trade routes are currently challenged due to increased import tariffs and movement within the free-trade zones, though it also opens new opportunities.

  • 15 October

    The quiet life of the greenback

    Teaser: The USD-PHP exchange has continuously gone up throughout 2018 partly due to a weaking peso. But even though the U.S dollar is fairly stable in a certain way compared to other major currencies, it is showing signs of weakness.

  • 1 October

    From Asian dragons to drags

    Teaser: The notorious high-growth large Asian economies will explore more headwind –India is especially in a worry.

September, 2018

  • 24 September

    This is how the next economic crisis will be

    Teaser: Lately, there have been many comments about the next global financial crisis to the 10-year “anniversary”, but a new crisis is building, though very slowly.

  • 17 September

    Excitement over China’s growth

    China’s government expects a GDP growth of 6.5 pct. this year and a number of economists even predict 6.6 pct., though it could suddenly turn out to be too optimistic.

  • 10 September

    Dado Banatao: A Horatio Alger Hero of Modern Times

    By Don Greggy Licaros One great American author who continuously gives inspiration to the youth is Horatio Alger Jr.

  • 10 September

    The Turkish crisis spirals further

    Teaser: One Emerging Market country that causes general headwind is Turkey, and this will not stop in the near future. Almost every day, bad economic stories are churned-out from Turkey. It seems like an economic implosion is happening all of a sudden. The truth is that the country is at minimum, exploring a really serious currency crisis with deeply negative …

  • 3 September

    Philippine economy feels the stress

    Teaser: For several years now, the Philippines has been one of the countries with the highest GDP growth in the world and the government is pushing for the story to continue, but right now there is a backlash.

August, 2018

  • 27 August

    US central bank on track in Jackson Hole

    Teaser: During the weekend, many of the world’s important central bankers met in Jackson Hole, where the opening speech was awaited with much excitement in the financial markets.