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  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 1 Feb 2015

    The bull case for the US dollar rests on two legs. The first is that the policy response to the crisis has produced superior economic results in the US that would lead to the Fed raising rates later this year. The second was the ongoing challenges faced by Europe and Japan.  For several months, both legs had strengthened. Read more

  • By: East Asia Forum | Date: 31 Jan 2015

    For the West, democracy is not only a core value but also represents the best possible form of government for all nations.  This notion determined how the Western media perceived, interpreted and covered events in the 2014 Hong Kong protest. Read more

  • By: East Asia Forum | Date: 31 Jan 2015

    Regardless of whether or not the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be successfully concluded by its deadline of 31 December 2015, we should not be solely obsessing about its ability to deliver its ‘single market’ objective on time: the AEC project has broader strategic objectives too, and on that front, it has been a success. Read more

  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 31 Jan 2015

    The US dollar turned in a mixed performance in the last week of January.  It slipped against the euro, yen, sterling and the Swedish krona, while rising against the other G10 currencies. The Swiss franc was the weakest of the majors, losing about 4.5% of its value against the dollar, encouraged by signs the Swiss National Bank may have intervened. Read more

  • By: Eurasianet.org | Date: 30 Jan 2015

    The water level continues to rise in the Northern Aral Sea thanks to the Kokaral Dam and 13-kilometer dike at the southern edge of the recovering lake. As the northern part of the Aral Sea, once the world’s fourth-largest lake, continues to expand, the fishing industry is slowly returning as well.www.eurasianet.org/node/71781 Read more

  • Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
    Wendell Philips
    He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.
    James A. Garfield
    The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
    Edmund Burke