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Facing A Slower Chinese Economy, Xi Needs A Winning Party Plenum

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND held its forecasts for China’s GDP growth this year and next unchanged in its latest quarterly economic outlook even as it trimmed those for the world economy. 839 more words


KEXIM Capitalizing on Revisions to Korean ECA Legislation

Last week Magic Circle firm Freshfileds Bruckhaus Deringer hosted an International Project Finance Association (IPFA) conference in Seoul’s Yeoeuido Conrad Hotel.  The event soon turned into a KEXIM love-fest.   1,178 more words

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Our So-Called Foreign Policy: Cracks in the U.S. China Policy Consensus?

Sitting here in a suburb of Washington, D.C., it’s impossible to know how the Hong Kong democracy protests will end. A little easier is gauging their implications for U.S. 910 more words


Universal Barter & Trade Economic System

In My last blog post I revealed money to be a terror weapon used by government to universally enslave every human being on this planet, as well as 100% inherently and intrinsically worthless. 2,225 more words


North Korea Travel Log

The final frontier.  That’s what comes to mind when asked how it felt to travel to Pyongyang and back (for my first time) last week.  After having spent perhaps far too much time thinking, reading and talking about North Korea in the past decade +, my five-day sojourn was nothing less than the adventure of a lifetime.   2,576 more words

North Korea

Changing everything?

Over the last week I’ve been reading Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything. It has been published now, one presumes, to link in with the major climate summit to be held in New York next Tuesday at which Ban Ki-Moon hopes various nations will set out bold new policy proposals which can form part of a binding climate treaty at the Nov/Dec 2015 Paris conference. 1,589 more words

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