Philippine Peso Stability Relies on Duterte’s Infrastructure Success

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

How US Trade War Is Spreading from Goods to Services

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By Dr. Dan Steinbock Trump tariff wars are entering a new, far more dangerous phase. As the White House is expanding its tariff wars, collateral...

Trading the Global Future

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By Dr. Dan Steinbock PART I: Bad Timing (This is the first of a three-part series.)  In this commentary, Dr Dan Steinbock argues that Trump's tariff...

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