A Postcard from Malaysia

By Dan Steinbock Not so long ago, Malaysia was set to lose years of economic progress. Today, following the re-imposition of economic discipline, the country...

Darker Clouds over Europe

By Dan Steinbock Not only is Europe’s expansionary cycle fading, but the region is about to face challenges that it has to tackle amid growing...

Philippine Peso Stability Relies on Duterte’s Infrastructure Success

By Dan Steinbock                                       Recent concerns about peso’s depreciation have been exaggerated. In the most dangerous international environment since the postwar era, there...

From ASEAN Economic Development to Militarization

By Dan Steinbock               In Africa, the Trump administration is setting a precedent by replacing economic development with militarization. In Asia, it seeks to couple...

Japan’s “Comfort Women” Asian Protests and Imperial Japan’s Sexual Slavery

By Dan Steinbock   Recently, another Philippine statue commemorating Filipino “comfort women” has been removed. As international pressure is rising, it is time for Abe...

Global Economic Outlook after Trump-Xi Timeout

By Dan Steinbock As many hoped, the highly anticipated Trump-Xi meeting in the Buenos Aires G20 Summit resulted in a truce. The devil is in...

The Economic Costs of Corruption in Philippines

By Dan Steinbock                 The recent $200 million customs debacle may be just a tip of the iceberg. Due to illicit financial flows, Philippines has...

The Great Dollar Debacle

By Dan Steinbock The share of U.S. dollar in international payments is disproportionate relative to America’s eroding global position and depends on international goodwill that...

How to keep the Philippine economic future on track

By Dan Steinbock               The Philippines is on the right path, if the government can continue to balance between strong growth amid international uncertainty, while pushing...

The Four Steel Men Behind Trump’s Trade War

By Dan Steinbock In just a few months, the Trump administration has undermined more than seven decades of U.S. free trade legacies. Who are the...

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