Global Rebalancing / 10.18.17

Japan’s new satellite

Global Rebalancing / 10.02.17

MiFID to redraw investor research in EU

An overhaul of Eurozone financial-services rules going into effect next year will impact the way investors pay for analyst research, according to Bloomberg.

Global Rebalancing / 09.25.17

Japan and India seek to strengthen ties

Reuters reports that on Sept. 14, the leaders of India and Japan agreed to deepen defense ties and push for more cooperation with Australia and the United States, as they seek to counter growing Chinese influence across Asia.

Global Rebalancing / 09.20.17

Nonstop flights from Australia to New York?

For many years, executives at Australian carrier Qantas Airways Ltd. have coveted a nonstop offering from Sydney and Melbourne to London. Now, as technology has matured, Qantas executives finally see the potential to realize that dream, reports Bloomberg.

Global Rebalancing / 09.12.17

A group effort on transforming energy

Thirty-five countries, including the U.S., China and Russia, are collaborating on a project that could transform energy production, according to CNBC.

Global Rebalancing / 08.30.17

Disputing NAFTA

The Wall Street Journal reports that talks to remake the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) started with an early dispute – over how to settle disputes.

Global Rebalancing / 08.23.17

German Election 2017

After the recent populist upheavals, what can the upcoming German elections tell us about the next big shifts in geopolitics? Left versus right - or center versus extremes?

Global Rebalancing / 08.16.17

Trouble for Venezuela crude?

New sanctions could be on the way for Venezuela’s oil industry as the country’s controversial president, Nicolas Maduro, retaliated against opposition leaders after prevailing in a disputed July referendum, according to MarketWatch.

Global Rebalancing / 08.08.17

Fossil fuel phase-out

The U.K. will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040, according to Green Car Reports.

Global Rebalancing / 07.26.17

Home away from home?

Foreign purchases of U.S. residential real estate surged to the highest level ever in terms of number of homes sold and dollar volume, reports CNBC.

Global Rebalancing / 07.25.17

New European defense partnership

France and Germany unveiled plans in July to develop a European fighter jet, burying past rivalries as part of a raft of measures to tighten defense and security cooperation, reports Reuters.

Global Rebalancing / 07.18.17

Trade pact for Japan and European Union

Japan and the European Union (EU) agreed to a free trade pact on July 6, 2017, to create the world's biggest open economic area and signal resistance to what they see as U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist turn, reports Reuters.

Global Rebalancing / 07.06.17

India’s e-commerce boom

On the Internet, nothing travels faster than a tip on how to score a bargain. And, according to Forbes, as online sales grow in India – and price-sensitive Indian consumers looking at ways to shave costs – Internet merchants are offering discounts to anyone willing to punch in a secret coupon code and sign up as a member on their sites.

Global Rebalancing / 06.28.17

Foxconn eyes seven states for investment

The Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple iPhones in China, is looking at seven states in the American heartland where it would invest $10 billion or more to manufacture flat-panel screens and related equipment.

Global Rebalancing / 06.21.17

A bite out of Apple?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the top player in Africa’s fast-growing smartphone market isn’t Apple or Samsung. It’s Transsion, an obscure Chinese manufacturer that won customers by offering handsets with features targeted to local markets.

Global Rebalancing / 06.06.17

U.K. Election 2017

Polls predict the Tories will likely increase their majority in the upcoming U.K. general election, but the Conservative Party isn't taking anything for granted. The fate of Brexit negotiations is at stake.

Global Rebalancing / 06.01.17

An Australian Amazon?

Amazon is preparing to bring its full retail offering to Australia, according to the Wall Street Journal, signaling a major competitive threat to the country’s retailers and an important new beachhead for its global distribution network.

Global Rebalancing / 01.17.17

Japan dethrones China

According to Reuters, China will soon be dethroned by Japan as the top holder of U.S. government debt. Why? The Chinese central bank has been dipping into its foreign exchange reserves to support the yuan, while its Japanese counterpart has been content to allow the yen to weaken.

Global Rebalancing / 10.18.16

An aging base

Japan's small firms, many of which are “mom-and-pop” operations, are dying out as their aging owners struggle to find successors, according to Reuters.

Global Rebalancing / 08.30.16

An Indian engineer shortage

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” program, designed to bring more high-grade manufacturing to the subcontinent, is facing a labor shortage, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Global Rebalancing / 09.15.15

Iron Ore Woes

Indian Railways has slashed the cost of transporting iron ore exports for the first time since March of 2012, according to The Economic Times.