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The Asian Trade Wars that will affect High Tech and the World

It is hard to get a tweet in between President Trump and his infinite trade war rhetoric with Europe over cars and airplanes, with foreign producers of steel, and with China over just about everybody else. However, brewing beneath the surface in Asia is a terse confrontation between Japan and South Korea, adversaries of centuries past. If you don’t think ...

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China has surpassed the World Bank as the World’s Largest Creditor

The opaque lending of China to developing countries has missed the eyes of the World Bank and other regulatory institutions. The reporting is far from transparent, as one would assume that the Chinese prefer to do their credit work under the radar. With that said, let’s try to establish some data points. “Between 2000 and 2017, other countries’ debt owed ...

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OPEC Meeting Overshadowed by G20 Meeting

Last week’s G20 meeting got all of the attention from investors and the media. Well, actually it was the meeting between President Trump and President Xi that got all of the attention. The two leaders did agree to a truce in the tariffs, and that was a positive step, but it certainly didn’t mark the end of the trade war. ...

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Why Should We Educate the International Students?

In the latest tit for tat going on between Trump and Beijing, education is being thrown in the mix. The influx of Chinese students to our upper-tier universities has caused the administration to take a closer look at why we allow some 360,000 Chinese students on to our campuses. The parable of giving a man a fish, and he will ...

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Why the U.S. Dollar is the Global Currency of World Trade

Those that despise the U.S. around the world wish nothing more than the demise of our natural monopoly on the numeraire, and its place as trade reserve extraordinaire. Dollar denominated global transactions account for roughly 60 percent of reserves, with the euro falling a distant second at 20 percent of reserves, dwindling down to a few rubbles and yuan from ...

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