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  • By: East Asia Forum | Date: 24 Jan 2015

    Amid a recovering world economy beset by risks, the outlook for Asia–Latin America economic ties seems bright. Asia needs commodities for its dynamic global factory and Latin America has abundant natural resources. Asia needs food for its large population and Latin America has fertile agricultural land. Read more

  • By: East Asia Forum | Date: 24 Jan 2015

    China and the US are entering a new and troubling phase of cybersecurity. The recent crash of North Korea’s internet network reveals just how inexperienced world leaders are in dealing with cyber conflict. Read more

  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 24 Jan 2015

    The US dollar extended its gains against all the major currencies and most emerging market currencies over the past week.  The ECB's asset purchase program was a key driver, but the euro, though it fell a little more than 5.5 cents from the mid-week high to Friday's low, was not the weakest of the majors.  That distinction goes to the dollar bloc. Read more

  • By: Deena Zaidi | Date: 24 Jan 2015

    Greece joined the Eurozone as its 12th member in 2001 but was the first to be bailed out in 2010 ever since the Eurozone crisis in 2009. Read more

  • By: Eurasianet.org | Date: 23 Jan 2015

    The combination of Western sanctions and the collapse of oil prices is exposing deep structural problems in Russia’s economy, and it is showing the petro-state model of governance developed by Vladimir Putin is unsustainable. Yet just because Putin’s system can’t last doesn’t mean its demise is imminent. Read more

    • Date: 24 Jan 2015

      Amid a recovering world economy beset by risks, the outlook for Asia–Latin America economic ties seems bright. Asia needs commodities for its dynamic global factory and Latin America has abundant natural resources. Asia needs food for its large population and Latin America has fertile ...Read more

    • Date: 22 Jan 2015

      A lot of people make the claim that the true value of higher education is in the intangible skills and lessons a student picks up along the way. I'd tend to agree, with the caveat that it strongly depends on the specific type of education. But along these lines, one area in which the concept ...Read more

    • Date: 24 Jan 2015

      The US dollar extended its gains against all the major currencies and most emerging market currencies over the past week.  The ECB's asset purchase program was a key driver, but the euro, though it fell a little more than 5.5 cents from the mid-week high to Friday's low, was not the weakest ...Read more

    • Date: 7 Jan 2015

      In 2009, US trucking company YRC Worldwide faced ruin as it struggled to restructure its debt. With tens of thousands of jobs at stake, the Teamsters union, led by James Hoffa, accused some YRC bondholders of sabotaging restructuring negotiations by purchasing credit default swaps (CDS) on their ...Read more

    Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
    Wendell Philips
    He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.
    James A. Garfield
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    Edmund Burke