Finance and Economics



The Petroyuan Is Here and Global Oil Markets Have Reacted Positively

This morning, history was made as China began trading Yuan denominated oil futures contracts on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange. According to Liu Shiyu, the Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), “We have the confidence, determination and ability to build a crude oil futures market with Chinese characteristics, and make due […]


Here’s How to Save Facebook and Political Transparency Without Encroaching on Individual Rights or Business Opportunities

The problem with Facebook, like so many other corporations is that it got greedy and tried to do too many things all at once and when all such ethical options were exhausted, they went into the unethical. There is no doubt that, as Julian Assange and Edward Snowden both have […]



Trump’s Takes Trade War Directly To China – And American Businesses That Rely on Chinese Products

Reports from the White House indicate that the US Treasury Department is finalising a much hyped $30 billion anti-Chinese tariff initiative which will target a wide variety of goods. Trump recently announced the finalisation of a 25% tariff on steel imports with an accompanying 10% tariff on aluminium.  As Canada, […]


Everything You Need to Know About Free Trade vs. Protectionism in The Age of Xi and Trump

Among other things, Donald Trump’s Presidency has provided an opportunity for the US and the wider world to re-educate itself about fundamental principles of war and peace, trade, monetary policy and national identity. This is because, rather than simply try to manage existing trends, Trump has challenged the prevailing orthodoxy […]



Your Guide to Dispelling Every Western Myth About China

From 1945 to the present day, the US and its close European allies have developed a geopolitical narrative which in the minds of its authors, offered a blueprint for international peace and prosperity. According to this narrative, confrontational multi-party democracy, a rejection of constitutional secularism, an internally de-regulated market, an […]


Venezuela’s US-backed Opposition Tries to Stop El Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s El Petro cryptocurrency continues to make waves after a highly successful pre-sale which generated $735 million in less than 24 hours. But while President Nicolas Maduro has welcomed El Petro as a means to take on the “superman” that is the US Dollar, his US-backed opposition who themselves know […]