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Dr Steinbock is CEO and founder of DifferenceGroup. He is an internationally recognized expert of the multipolar world. He focuses on international business, international relations, investment and risk among the major advanced ... more

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Trump's Futile Quest For A Renminbi Plaza Accord
Recent US media reports claim China may depreciate its renminbi to cope with shrinking exports. Yet, economic realities are precisely the reverse. Worse, trade wars are about to hit American consumers.
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Why Rising Living Standard In China Offers Global Hope
As living standard rises in China, its global contribution continues to increase. And that means potential for growth, poverty reduction and prosperity in emerging and developing world - new hope.
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Climate Gains In The West, Exported Pollution In The Rest
Exported pollution from advanced economies penalizes the rest of the world and distorts climate gains.
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From US-Sino Talks To New Trade Wars, Weakening Global Prospects
Recently, the IMF cut global growth forecasts. As US-Sino trade talks will give way to the next trade wars, new tariff wars will not resolve US deficits but will further impair global economic prospects.
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The Shift Of The Philippine Peso Regime
In the Aquino era, the focus was on financial flows, which rested on a strong peso. In the Duterte era, it is on the huge investment drive, which can live with a weaker currency. The peso’s political economy is shifting.
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China - A Critical Global Growth Engine, Despite Deceleration
In 2019, China has set a lower, flexible economic growth target at the range of 6.0% to 6.5%, while raising its tolerance of fiscal deficit at 2.8% of GDP.
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Philippines 2017, Or The Year Of Living Dangerously
Only the Philippines can determine its own future. Unipolar regime change plans should have no role in the multipolar 21stcentury – especially in Asia which is critical to global growth prospects.
The Iran Sanctions Act By US Congress - Versus The Multilateral Iran Accord
In a broad interview with Iran’s leading international news agency and international daily, Dr Steinbock takes a critical look at the at the new US Sanctions Act in light of the multilateral accord among US, Germany, UK, France, Russia and China.
Washington’s Post-Election Gridlock And Africa
After the bizarre 2016 election, Washington faces a slate of legal investigations, a massive political gridlock, the threat of new Cold Wars and possibly a contested election. What does it mean to Africa?
US 2016: Fight For Leadership Begins After The Election 
After the bizarre 2016 election, America will face a slate of investigations, political war of attrition in Washington and a new Cold War. The real fight begins after the election - which could be contested.

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