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Asian Markets Set to Explode
Peter Brandt, “classical chartist,” professional commodities trader, and one of Barry Ritholtz’ 30 most influential finance sources believes his charts (view here and here) are screaming that Asian equity markets are either in or will enter a “parabolic bull trend” for the ages. Mr. Brandt is a technical analyst not...Read More
The central bank of Malaysia’s deputy governor, Dr. Sukhdave Singh, believes it highly probable that the 21st century will belong to the Chinese yuan (also referred to commonly as the renminbi). According to Malaysia’s The Star, Dr. Singh believes that if liquidity was supported by more currencies, then the...Read More
GIC, Singapore’s dynamic sovereign wealth fund, warns in its annual report of a more “challenging” investment environment ahead. The next decade could be tough, according to the S.E. Asian SWF, as global central banks change policy, raise interest rates, and wind down QE (Quantitative Easing) programs. In other words,...Read More
Although still under military rule after a coup d’état launched in May of this year by the Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand is still a place of value for those looking to set up a base in Asia. Bangkok, the capital city, dropped 22...Read More
South Korea’s economy is without a doubt export driven. It’s also the first major economy to report trade figures each month, so if you want to take the global economy’s temperature, you start with South Korea. And doing so now shows that things are looking pretty good in the...Read More
Am I Hot or Not?
Imagine for a moment there existed a handful of companies (an oligopoly) whose sole intent was to calculate, judge, and rate you. Your likes, your appearance, everything you’ve posted on your social media accounts, hell everything you’ve ever posted online (in addition to various “non-disclosed” means)… all would be...Read More
On the heels of the recent historic move made by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) to launch a competitor to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), another South American country—and current “foe” of the United States—wants to formally cooperate with China as well....Read More
It Pays to Choke in China
Who says air pollution doesn’t pay? Apparently, the American beverage behemoth Coca-Cola is treating its expat staff living and working in China to an “environmental hardship allowance” to help entice new and retain current members in country. Chronic air pollution is making many cities in China the least favorite...Read More
It appears that the currency wars are heating up, with the planned launch of a new rival to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and maybe even the U.S. dollar. This should not come as that much of a surprise for those paying attention, as China and Russia...Read More
The property bubble in Kuala Lumpur may very well implode late this year or early next with an oversupply of new high-end condominiums expected to hit the market this year and for several years to follow. A local property consultant has labelled the situation outright “frightening.” Malaysian property consultant...Read More