Tale of Two Countries: the Two Koreas

There are dates that go down in history and some will be remembered as landmark signals of changing times. Russia has the upper hand in Syria. The USA is not as gung-ho as they might have led the rest of the world to believe about starting another war. Russia and China have both given lessons…

Mega Putin Rich

If Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama can get through their tiff over Bachar al-Assad and stop pulling the covers to their own side of the geopolitical bed, then the Russian leader may just up sticks and move into the US where he will be able to spend his money rather than making out that he…

Summers in Time for Fall

Don’t you just love it when you’re going to throw a surprise party and there’s always one guest that fouls up and sets the cat amongst the pigeons to tell the person the party is being thrown for what is going to happen? Scuppered and had the ground cut beneath you before you know what’s…

Happy Birthday Lehman Brothers

Anniversaries and celebrations of past historic events are part and parcel of our everyday lives. We celebrate to remember and to grow up, to change and to learn from what happened. But sometimes that just doesn’t mean very much apart from the fact that that we spend endless amounts of time reassessing the moments that…

Extortionate Telecom Prices Over

The lush years of European telecoms companies are soon to be a thing of the past. But, finally the consumer will benefit from greater harmonization as the European Commission is set on banning roaming charges that all Europeans have to put up with when travelling to foreign countries within the European Union. As from July…

IMF Ready to Help Emerging Markets

At the World Economic Forum in Dalian in China the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Zhu Min stated: “If a country has payment problems, which will cause not only financial instability but systemic instability as well, and if a country is willing to request service from the Fund, those are the basic…