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BOOK REVIEW: SHOGUN

Greetings my fellow collective members, it has been a long-time coming since I have written on here. Since graduating I have traveled immensely, started a new job, got promoted at that job, and have bene grinding to make a career start. That said, as A Rod told me recently, I ama  writer at heart and miss writing creatively, so will attempt to do so here.

Right before graduation, I was planning a six-week trip in Europe and the Middle East. I figured I would want to have some…

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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/trump-knows-he-is-in-big-trouble-now-that-democrats-control-the-house.html

 

The controversy in regards to president Trump and his statement when answering questions was certainly something. President Trump made a comment of slef celebration ensuring his victory of the Republican party, however the white House is…

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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/midterm-elections-not-seen-impacting-us-china-trade-war.html

 

All the talk in the United States this week has been about the midterm elections that took place.  I was interested on how the midterm elections would affect the world economy, especially when it comes to trade.  I was surprised to see in this article…

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                On November 5, 2018, the New York Times posted an article titled, “Iran Sanctions Explained: U.S. Goals, and the View from Tehran” written by Rick Gladstone. The United States imposed several severe economic penalties against Iran in regards to the Iranian nuclear agreement of 2015. The major industries affected by President Trump’s penalties are Iran’s shipping and banking, but more importantly, their oil industry.

                President Trump believes that by…

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Big Soda Fights Like Big Tobacco

Today (November 6th) is a big day for the big soda companies. For the past few years, there has been a lot of push to tax soda just like taking tobacco. When America discovered that tobacco, shockingly, was bad for you they taxed it to the gills to try and steer Americans away from smoking. Today, they are trying to do the same thing with soda. 

Today obesity, just like tobacco, is beginning to share the limelight and Americans are coming around to the idea that maybe we…

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Summary:

The article makes a persuasive case that the world could become a far more dangerous place if the Trump administration seriously disrupts the global consensus that has been in place for decades.

The main example was the U.S-China Tariff war as the United States imposed new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods. The Chinese authorities quickly retaliated…

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Rise of Muhammad bin Salman

Since rise of Muhammad bin Salman, dramatic changes happened in economic and culture of Saudi Arabia. He wasted little time consolidating his power. From detention more than 200 princes, ministers and businessmen in one side to approval of women drive and public cinemas in another side. He and his allies control all branches of the security services. He presents himself as a youthful reformer. Saudi people might think Muhammad bin Salman is a superhero, powerful and modern crown prince with…

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In 2018, the biggest news is the trade war. This war has many side-effects between China and U.S, which are export and import rate, the stock market, and currency. This battle is not the only impact on those two countries, It also bringing effect to others countries.

 

This article is talked about the franc, that the trade war would effect on Swiss franc if the global trade…

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In early September, President Trump announced he had plans to impose new tariffs on imported goods from China. These tariffs started out at 10% and were said to gradually be increased to 25% by January 1, 2019 on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Officials said this would allow time for people to adjust as well as for China to reconsider. President Trump’s reasoning for the increase tariffs were to send a message to China regarding its unfair commercial trade practices and a White House…

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Establish business in danger zones

Lets change the taste a bit and talk about the dark side of global economy. Huge opportunities were found in danger zones, such as vicious politics-North Korea, or countries under war- Afganistan,Ukrain, or chaotic society-Pakistan. However risk is even higher, I would like to discuss some protocols we should follow when establishing business in danger zones, if we are brave enough.

First lets begin with my own story in Pakistan. In 2012 I decide to establish a small business with a…

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/simonmoore/2018/08/07/how-to-prepare-for-a-market-crash/#4404c01c2e06

As I was searching for topics to post, I found a good one that has been on the general public's mind for years now (or at least the people who felt the pain of the crash of 2008). "When is the next stock market crash?" I also found a ton of different articles of…

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China's Potential Trick in the Trade Wars

David Lynch of The Washington Post points out a largely unnoticed tactic the Chinese are able to use in the current trade wars. Something the Chinese government has used in the past on South Korea. Boycotting travel to the United States. Although many believe prohibiting travel to the US would anger too many Chinese middle-class citizens making it almost impossible, the trick remains up their sleeve to be used.

According to this article the US greatly benefits from Chinese tourists who…

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Should amazon be more tightly regulated?

Amazon is too big, too successful, and too dominant in many sectors, should amazon be more tightly regulated?

Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, and since then, has diversified into several markets sectors, including retail and grocery. One of the market strategies employed by Amazon can be described as being “self-styled servants of the consumer as they have ushered in an age of low prices for virtually all commodities on their platforms. Amazon accounts for nearly half of all…

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Stanley Black and Decker's CEO, Don Allan Jr, believes so. The Connecticut based company is a big advocate for continuing the manufacturing trend for the nutmeg state. Their decision to place the new hub in Hartford was a sign of support for the struggling state. With the new revolution upon us, internet of things, with robots, artificial intelligence, and additive manufacturing creates a huge opportunity for the manufacturing state. 

Allan does have a few concerns for the state…

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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/29/americas-global-trade-war-arrives-at-wto-as-members-dispute-us-tariffs.html ;

As the tensions continue mount in the trade war between America and the rest of the world (especially China), the dispute has finally made its way to the World Trade Organization as seven countries, including Meciso, Canada, China, and…

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Global Growth is ‘Probably Not Enough' to Withstand a Trade War, IMF's Christine Lagarde Warns

Earlier this week, the International Monetary Fund reduced its global growth forecast to 3.7%. If the projections are true, this will mark the same rate of growth for three consecutive years. The growth of the global economy is hitting a plateau, and the Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, does not think it is strong enough to withstand rising trade…

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Canada became the second country in the world after Uruguay by legalizing recreational use of marijuana on October 17, 2018. Before cannabis was legalized the average price per gram was about $6.79 and after it was legalized the price was ranged Can$5.25 per gram in Quebec to $18.99 per gram in Saskatchewan. People queued for hours to purchase legal cannabis in front of stores and it is reported that at some places ran out of it in half business day. In Ontario,…

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