Econned: How unenlightened self interest undermined democracy and corrupted capitalism
Australia iron ore industry: after the boom, beyond the bust
Saudi Arabia’s oil strategy: impact on the US shale oil and gas industry
Saudi Arabia’s decision to maintain its production output and not support oil prices is driven by the desire of the country to kill the USA’s oil and gas shale industry. This article will analyse the current situation and assess whether this has been successful.
Game of oil: Saudi Arabia’s massive geopolitical bet
China energy rebalancing: revolution or evolution?
China at a financial crossroad
Global inequalities are accelerating
“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.” – Pope Francis, 2013
RMB internationalization: the Hong Kong offshore RMB center (Part 2)
RMB Internationalization: a bumpy ride (Part I)
RMB internationalization is a relatively new project initiated by the head of the Chinese Central Bank Mr Zhou Xiaochuan back in 2009. The inclusion of RMB has recently been granted to be part of the IMF currency basket. The goals of this article are firstly to analyze the factors leading to the process of “currency internationalization” and secondly to evaluate where the RMB internationalization currently stands
China’s global M&Ms trade war
The continuous decrease of China’s industrial indexes in recent months has made China’s economic slowdown increasingly obvious. This decrease results from a declining share of investments in GDP, the will of government to shift its economic model toward more domestic consumption, services and higher value added industries, but also the […]
Skyscrapers, bubbles and downturns: is history about to repeat itself in China?
The origin of financial crises
How Asia works
Australia ‘s false blessing: iron ore exports to China
In the past few years, Australia has undoubtedly benefited from the “Chinese miracle” by exporting its metals to China, growing at an astonishing rate of double or near double digit growth. As China rebalances, Australia may find itself with massive oversupplies -and no clients.
Is the PBoC reversing its monetary policy stance?
The hidden side of the Fed “Tapering”
Monetary policy: tools and implications
What to expect for China in 2014 ?
The Euro: From the dream of convergence to the nightmare of a debt crisis
Sino-Australian Trade: Mining Boom and Beyond
Australia has been heavily relying on Chinese growth in the last decade. But as the Middle Kingdom is slowing down faster than anticipated, what does it mean for Australia? In this article, we will focus on the relationship between China and Australia, and especially Chinese investments in Australia.
Sino-Japanese Bilateral Trade: An Asymetrical Relationship
Abenomics: the last chance for Japan to end 15 years of deflation
A brief review of Abenomics, its main components and the current challenges that Japan faces. Will the current monetary policy save the country ? It seems that for now, it has worked. However, this is mainly due to a devaluation of the Yen. At the same time, structural issues have not yet been adressed.
The Speed Traders
Written in 2011 by Edgar Perez, American author and entrepreneur, this book has become an international reference on High-Frequency Trading, financial regulation and international economics. In his book Dr. Perez explains us the use of sophisticated technological tools and computer algorithms to trade securities on a rapid basis, as well as its impact on financial markets.
US Federal Reserves’ Quantitative Easing: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Last month, the Fed mentioned the possibility of tappering off its QE somewhere in 2014 should they decide to do so. Can the Fed actually exit from its ultra-accomodative monetary policy ? Let’s take a look of the implication for stocks, bonds and the world economy of such a shift !
Chinese banking system trembles on Shibor’s surge
La crise des dettes souveraines
“La crise de la finance globalisée a été lourde de conséquences pour les États des pays développés. Afin d’éviter un effondrement de l’activité, ils ont accepté, à la fin des années 2000, de laisser leurs déficits budgétaires se creuser. Ce faisant, ils ont aussi jeté les germes d’une autre crise, celle des dettes souveraines.”