COVID-19: Will We Learn the Lessons?

Mar 27, 2020

Many Western governments are willing to climb any mountain and pay any price to save lives. In the process, many of them are also politicizing their response to the coronavirus pandemic while acting too late and too meekly, setting the stage for what is yet to come. The West can learn a lot from...

Don’t Worry! Goldman Sachs Is Monitoring the Markets
Mar 19, 2020

Don’t Worry! Goldman Sachs Is Monitoring the Markets

COVID-19 Outbreak Takes the Recession Debate to Brand New Territory
Mar 19, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak Takes the Recession Debate to Brand New Territory

Will Coronavirus Break the Financial Market’s Hubris?
Mar 12, 2020

Will Coronavirus Break the Financial Market's Hubris?

What Stock Market Awaits Gen Z in the 2020s?

What Stock Market Awaits Gen Z in the 2020s?

Mar 12, 2020

The dawn of a new decade always comes alongside predictions of how the stock market will perform over the next 10 years. The start of the 2020s has not been an exception, with analysts predicting everything from a roaring bull market to a global recession, in some cases sequentially. This...

As Coronavirus Spreads, the Gulf’s Economic Prognosis Is Not Healthy

As Coronavirus Spreads, the Gulf’s Economic Prognosis Is Not Healthy

Mar 11, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to impact markets and national and global economies, it is worthwhile noting that Gulf economies were already slowing before the virus hit the region. A comprehensive assessment by London-based Capital Economics, released on February 25 but based on statistics up to...

Better Insurance Can Build Economic Resiliency in Latin America

Better Insurance Can Build Economic Resiliency in Latin America

Mar 10, 2020

At a time when commodity markets are slowing down, when China and the United States are quarreling to reshape global supply chains to their benefit, with climate change adversely affecting emerging markets and the coronavirus outbreak threatening business continuity worldwide, Latin American...

The Gig Economy Takeover: Will It Last?

The Gig Economy Takeover: Will It Last?

Feb 06, 2020

The gig economy has exploded over the last decade, and now it seems like you can’t throw a rock without hitting someone who makes a living through it. Companies like Uber and Lyft rely on gig workers as an integral part of their business model, and increasingly more businesses are starting to...

Why Is a US Company Helping Saudi Arabia Solve Its Housing Crisis?

Why Is a US Company Helping Saudi Arabia Solve Its Housing Crisis?

Jan 28, 2020

While Saudi Arabia powers forward on mega projects favored by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the push to build more than 1 million affordable homes for the kingdom has had its struggles. The housing minister, Majid al-Hogail, outlined some of the difficulties in an interview in...

Need Lithium and Other Metals? Time to Invest in Latin America

Need Lithium and Other Metals? Time to Invest in Latin America

Dec 20, 2019

Since the beginning of European colonialism in the 16th century, adventurers and investors have responded to the opportunities that exist to control entire zones where they can freely extract raw materials without being bothered by the local populations who may find them invasive. The traditional...

A Billionaire’s Daughter Knows What Happiness Is

A Billionaire’s Daughter Knows What Happiness Is

Nov 20, 2019

Andy Serwer, editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance, has just addressed an open letter to Donald Trump. He begins by congratulating the billionaire president of the United States on the current success of the American economy before segueing into a polite but acerbic critique of Trump’s legacy, in...

Jamie Dimon’s Allergy to Vilification

Jamie Dimon’s Allergy to Vilification

Nov 14, 2019

The public must decide: Should billionaires be taxed out of existence, banished from the republic or forced to do the bidding of the poor one day in the year in a modern version of the medieval “Feast of Fools”? Put another way, the media have decided that the fisticuffs, in particular between...

A Gen Zer’s Perspective on Climate Change Reform

A Gen Zer’s Perspective on Climate Change Reform

Oct 08, 2019

Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, American muckraker Upton Sinclair published “The Jungle,” a searing account of the savage working conditions in Chicago’s meatpacking industry. Such a mind-boggling exposé of exploited workers laboring amid rotten, contaminated and diseased meat,...

Understanding the Financial News: Are Truisms True?

Understanding the Financial News: Are Truisms True?

Sep 25, 2019

Interviewed on CNBC, Leon Cooperman, described by Marketwatch as the “billionaire boss at Omega Advisors,” complained ominously about the prospect of Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders being elected US president. He explained why it would be bad for the economy. The author of the article,...

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