On October 7, 2008 the then Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Tom McKillop, telephoned the then British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alastair Darling,…View More The Global Financial Crisis a Decade On: Has the Turmoil Ended?
Here’s a thought; There is almost an undoubtedle chancethat something you have used today is madefrom the hands of modern-day slaves. Commonly used materials such…View More Who Picked Your Cotton?
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, announced recently that she would back a second referendum on whether Britain should leave the EU. Facebook and Google are…View More A Brave New Interconnected World
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The ‘trade war’ between China and the United States appears to be the first confrontation between two figures, both of whom are determined to challenge…View More Sino-US Trade War in the eyes of China: ‘we would fight to the end’
As the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq enters its final stages, the eyes of the world have begun to…View More The Future of Kurdistan: A New Nation or a Failed State?
The value of one bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, recently surpassed six thousand US dollars, a new high, raising the question as to why,…View More Bitcoin: A Better Way to Pay
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced 24 February that there would be a referendum on UK membership to the European Union. Recent fears regarding immigration…View More Brexit: Straining the Anglo-American Economic “Special Relationship”
The story of global commodities cast a dark shadow over much of 2015 and this gloominess looks likely to continue in 2016. The price of…View More Tales from the Bottom of the Barrel: What’s Happening to Oil?
From its tumultuous conception in 1830, Venezuela has never reached a state of complete economic stability. However, the country is currently facing its worst crisis…View More Is Venezuela on the Road to Disaster?
David Cameron’s promised referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union represents both a turning point and return to the past in the…View More Brexit: An Economic Catastrophe
On 12 October, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (colloquially just the…View More Angus Deaton: Who is he and Why Does he Matter?