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

Otaviano Canuto: The Dollar’s ‘Exorbitant Privilege’ Remains

Otaviano Canuto discusses the ongoing role of the greenback in international monetary systems… There has been talk of “de-dolarisation” of

Argentina Looks to Eccentric Outlier For an Economic Fix

A far-Right libertarian candidate has burst from nowhere to claim centre stage in Argentina’s election race. Javier Milei, a 52-year-old,

Behold the New War: Same as the Old War, but it Comes with an App

On the battlefields of Ukraine, massive military kit is trumping technology, reports Wim Romeijn. On the undulating plains of eastern

A One-Day Commitment for a Lifetime of Freedom

The gateway to a Greek golden visa in just one day? Emelia Beeson reports on a rapid route to the

Oh Dear: The Sound of Your Keystrokes Could Leave You Wide-open to a Cyberattack

A simple video call could open your laptop to hackers, experts warn… University researchers have created an AI system to

Trusting AI in International Trade — the Road to Failure, or the Future?

Lord Waverley dons his techie hat and has a closer look at the potential applications of artificial intelligence… Generative AI