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The Madness of King George

Its three months to the US midterm elections and like 2016 difficult to call. Michael Moore was one of the few who forecast Trump’s win in 2016, and did so in part by comparing the reaction off those attending campaign events of the two candidates. 371 more words

Global Affairs

Tax avoidance by oil companies

The Guardian today carries a report on attempts by giant oil companies to avoid paying tax in Vietnam on the sale of two oilfields.

The case, which is based on the provisions of the UK-Vietnam Bilateral Investment Treaty, is being filed by ConocoPhillips and Perenco and will be heard by the secretive United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. 87 more words

International Trade

Assessing the BRICS Johannesburg Summit, potential enlargement

By Selçuk Çolakoğlu
Professor of International Relations and Director of the Turkish Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, Ankara, Turkey

General Assessments of the Johannesburg Summit… 1,056 more words


Tariff reduction on renewables inputs for European decarbonization

On a new article co-authored with Svetlana Fedoseeva and published in Nature Sustainability, we propose a simple and direct measure to help Europe curb its CO2 emissions. 152 more words

Development Economics

Prediction: Weakness in the Turkish Economy will Spread to the European Union and Affect the United States; A Worldwide Depression Will Follow

American attacks on Turkey, including a 50% tariff on steel and multiple economic sanctions, have resulted in dramatic falls in the value of the Turkey currency, the lira, against the dollar.  163 more words


Top ten platforms that makes buying and selling of digital currency safe and easy .

One of the best digital currency that is selling is right now is bitcoin . the demand is increasing day by day , to this end buying and selling of bitcoin has become an investment opportunity . 90 more words


China plans another multibillion-dollar spending spree

Beijing announces plans to boost infrastructure investment despite debt crackdown and escalating trade tensions with the US

By Gordon Watts

It appears the best way to avoid a debt trap is to keep on spending. 793 more words