Syria and the Embattled Pound

by Jamie Lee-Brown Yet another front has opened up in the Syrian War. The conflict’s latest casualty — the Syrian Pound — is creating a division in the rebel-held north around Aleppo. The din of opposition voices calling for the adoption of the Turkish Lira in place of the embattled Pound is growing increasingly audible.…

China’s economy – As gloomy as it seems?

by Catherine Lankes The Chinese economy is experiencing a slowdown, transforming the economic wunderkind of the past three decades into an unpredictable teenager. Now, in 2016, China is mired in debt, with a current debt growth rate of 11%. The Renminbi has weakened considerably, following Beijing’s mismanagement of the currency. The property market is in…

St. George Does Business with the Dragon

George Osborne © Flickr.com by Filippo Amodeo Grabau On his trip to China in September 2015, surrounded by the electrifying atmosphere of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, referred to the reestablishment of the “UK-China relationship for many years to come” as the “Golden Era.” He said this with the intention…

Super Power Tools: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are a Means to Accomplishing America’s Global Ambitions

by Jamie Lee-Brown and Dominik Draxler A Brief History of TPP The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is, on paper, an attempt to breathe life into the biggest international trade deal seen in two decades. It has been billed as a chance to boost the world economy by $223 billion by 2025, to introduce the world to…