Blog/World Trade

Debt Diplomacy – Is China the East IMF?

The International Monetary Fund is not the only option for countries in desperate need of funding. The Financial Times recently reported that China has been sending [...]

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Late Queen Elizabeth II to be Removed from Currencies

As in late times, as rulers come and go, the currency changes to reflect the change of power. In ancient Rome, for example, they would announce the coming of a new [...]

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India’s Rice Exports in Jeopardy

India is the largest rice exporter in the world. The nation saw the highest volume of rice exported last year at 18.75 million metric tons. In contrast, the [...]

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Taiwan Panders to US with “Democracy Chips”

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is eager to strengthen relationships with the US by producing more semiconductor chips. The US recently set aside funds [...]

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North Korea Forms Alliance with Russia

On Korea’s liberation day, President Vladimir Putin responded to Kim Jong-Un’s request to join the fight in Ukraine. In a letter to the North Korean dictator, [...]

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The Rhine Drought

The drought across Europe has caused substantial problems. In Germany, the Rhine has all but evaporated. Freights have been forced to reduce their loads across the [...]

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China Banking Crisis & the Unsuspecting World

While authorities have accused a private financial group of misleading members of the public with promises of high-return wealth management products, what is not [...]

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Friend-Shoring: How to Lose Trading Partners and Isolate Nations

The supply chain crisis is an ongoing disaster that has greatly contributed to inflation. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been touting the idea of [...]

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The Untold War in Syria and Deserted Pipelines

We’ve heard of the refugees and people fleeing Syria for a better life, but the media rarely reports how dire the situation has become. Reuters recently reported [...]

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Oversaturated Retail

Smartphones were in short supply at the end of 2021. I mentioned that Counterpoint Research lowered their forecast of global smartphone shipments from 1.45 billion [...]

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