Binance Teeters as Regulators Close-in on Troubled Exchange

Crypto is having another ‘moment’. Wim Romeijn takes a look for… Binance, the largest exchange for trading digital currency

Coal, Ja Bitte, Nuke, Nein Danke: Germany’s Other Sort of Nuclear ‘Disaster’ is Unfolding

Coal is a dirty source of fuel, and brown coal is the worst of the lot — yet, as Wim

Behind Schedule and Running Out of Ideas: Germany is On-Track for a Homegrown Infrastructure Crisis

A once-immaculate transport system is now underfunded and overstretched, reports Wim Romeijn. The trains in Germany no longer run on

The Week That Was… 39

Wim Romeijn looks at the financial talking and turning points of the world over the past seven days. Carbon Emission

Accenture on Generative AI: Surfing the Next Wave of Digital Transformation

Artificial intelligence is here to stay, and, with suitable caution that should be a good thing, argues Bashar Kilani. Generative

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Argentina: The $50-bn-Man Axel Kicillof, 51, is justifiably proud of his reign as finance tsar in the two successive administrations

A Coup Remembered: 50 Years Later, Chile Still Split Over Pinochet Legacy

On this day fifty years ago, a pleasant pre-spring Tuesday, democracy fell to armed force in Chile. Absconded in La

The American Economy is Holding Strong — and Getting Greater Still

Wim Romeijn’s recent analysis indicates that shopping addiction is a primary driver of the American economy. However, other factors contribute

On Freeters and Other Exotic Creatures in a Land of Plenty

The sustainability of Japan’s society is in doubt for various reasons, writes Wim Romeijn. China, Europe, and even the United

China Syndrome: A Wilting Economy, Financial ‘Long-Covid’, a Collapsing Property Sector — and the Spectre of Deflation Hovering Nearby

The global economy is supported by four pillars; two are wobbly, reports Wim Romeijn, and one is being rebuilt. The

Inverted Yield Curves and Central Bankers Pull Focus to the Tetons as BRICS Founders

Another day, another financial event — the 46th US Federal Reserve Summer Symposium — for Wim Romeijn to ponder… As

South Africa Looks on While Brazil and India Face Off China and Russia

Johannesburg BRICS Summit (22-24 August 2023) Is the Johannesburg summit anything more than just a chatgroup meeting for importers and