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Whose Private-Sector Debt Will Implode Next: US, Canada, China, Eurozone, Japan?

The Financial Crisis in the US was a consequence of too much debt and too much risk, among numerous other factors, and the whole house of cards came down. Now, after eight years of experimental...

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Three Developments in Europe You may have Missed

The focus in Europe has been Catalonia’s push for independence and the attempt by Madrid to prevent it. Tomorrow’s ECB meeting, where more details about next year’s asset purchases, is also awaited. There are three...

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An air traveller’s travails

Flyers have been in the news. First there was an unshaven legislator from a western state. He got into a flight to the seat of power, and ensconced himself in a snug front seat in...

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Shale’s Lesson for Creditors and Debtors

The heavy hand of past borrowings continues to hang over us. China’s explosion of debt is worrisome. The bad loans being carried by European banks may be a factor restraining the willingness to lend. The...

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What would say an Indian sage to Emmanuel Macron

There was once a young king, even younger than Emmanuel Macron, who conquered power thanks to a sagacious adviser. The young king was called Chandragupta, and he was about to inaugurate the reign of the...

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Europe: More energy-efficient, but still import-dependent

Total energy use in the European Union is slightly lower today than it was in 1990, but fossil fuels remain king, and dependency on fuel imports has grown. Climate and geopolitical risks have grown in...

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Where Do US Companies Hire Abroad?

The US economy created roughly nine million net new jobs since the start of 2009.  Through organic growth and acquisition, majority-owned affiliates of US multinational companies have also expanded their employment outside the US. It is...

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Crude Oil Markets Smell a Rat

“The worst is over.” That has been the meme in the oil business in the second quarter. Folks in Houston’s and Calgary’s office sector, companies that supply the oil patch, and everyone else associated with...

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China’s road to high-tech supremacy

China wants to become a leading high-tech power by 2049. To achieve this goal, Chinese businesses are acquiring firms and know-how in the West. But many industry experts are concerned about the development. Chinese President...

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Brexit: Neither “Remainder” nor “Left-over” are mere economic identities

Dire economic arguments against Britain’s exit from the European Union ignore the reality of society and may stoke precisely what they believe they are seeking to avoid. Liberalism in an age of market fundamentalism The...

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Brexit Dominates

The risk that the UK votes to leave the EU next week is the dominant force in the capital markets. It is a continuation of what was seen at the end of last week. Sterling...

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China, Steel & Spare capacity: First Skirmishes in Long Battle

For various reasons, well beyond the scope of this short note, China has amassed huge industrial capacity, well beyond its ability to absorb. In part, that is one of the challenges that the “One Belt...