Vietnamese firm offers lessons in ‘competing with giants’

The family-owned Tan Hiep Phat Beverage Group hopes to increase its revenue to US$3 billion by 2027 – and its focus is almost entirely on targeting consumers in an increasingly sophisticated domestic market By Kenny Hodgart   We’re sitting by the ocean, a wayward thump of a beach volleyball from one of Danang’s swankier resorts, … Continue reading Vietnamese firm offers lessons in ‘competing with giants’

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Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Nearly six hundred years ago, huge Chinese fleets plied the Indian Ocean sailing as far as Arabia and the East African coast. The epic seaborne expeditions carried out between 1405 and 1432 under Adm. Cheng Ho and during the glorious Ming Dynasty were larger and far more encompassing than … Continue reading Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

It’s not a gas – time for Europe to stand up to US hawks on Russia

Neil Clark is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and blogger. He has written for many newspapers and magazines in the UK and other countries including The Guardian, Morning Star, Daily and Sunday Express, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Spectator, The Week, and The American Conservative. He is a regular pundit on … Continue reading It’s not a gas – time for Europe to stand up to US hawks on Russia

Deutsche: The Fed Has Created “Universal Basic Income For The Rich” And Now It Can’t Get Out

by Tyler Durden Two weeks after Aleksandar Kocic highlighted the moment in 2012 when the market stopped caring about newsflow and reality, and, in a word "broke" with pervasive complacency setting in regardless of macro uncertainty... ... Deutsche Bank's post modernist master of stream-of-consciousness narrative is back with a new essay dissecting his favorite topic, the interplay between … Continue reading Deutsche: The Fed Has Created “Universal Basic Income For The Rich” And Now It Can’t Get Out

Guam eyes end to American colonial rule

As Guam celebrate Liberation Day, political leaders on the Pacific island say it is time to decide whether to remain a US colony or become an independent nation Debate about independence has raged for decades but legal complications mean plans to take the issue to a vote have stalled several times. Former senator Eddie Duenas … Continue reading Guam eyes end to American colonial rule