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February, 2019

  • 4 February

    Brexit and all the other stuff

    Tuesday last week, the British parliament took another debate about the Brexit, including a new round of ballots in an attempt to find a way forward, though that didn’t change much.

January, 2019

  • 29 January

    China’s economic downturn

    China is again in the headlines with fears of lower growth– this will happen for sure, but the long-term change in consumption in China becomes a much greater challenge.

  • 14 January

    Middle-class beats high tech II

    A global long-term development, or mega trend, appears to have accelerated through 2018 and the speed currently continues, opening-up new opportunities.

  • 7 January

    German central bank remains optimistic

    Just before Christmas, the German central bank published its monthly report with a bright outlook for the German economy several years ahead – but that was not enough to reassure the financial markets.

December, 2018

  • 10 December

    Crucial FDA role in public safety

    Last week, media reported that a number of people died after imbibing that popular coconut-based alcoholic beverage called “lambanog”.

  • 10 December

    Warning from the Bank of Italy

    Teaser: The Italian central bank recently published a report that barely pleased the government of Rome, though it is worth the read.

  • 3 December

    U.S. 10-year yield to hit 4 percent in 2019

    Teaser: 2019 is waiting just around the corner, and when listening to different forecasts, one could get the impression that next year will be the most boring year in the financial markets throughout decades, though I doubt.

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.