US-Turkish alliance reaches the point of no return

The sense of indignation among Turks should not be underestimated, which makes this an exceptional rupture By M.K. Bhadrakumar The Turkish lira fell 22% on Friday before recovering to 17% on the backdrop of the Trump administration’s announcement to double the tariffs on imports of Turkish steel and aluminum. The tariffs affect Turkish exports worth … Continue reading US-Turkish alliance reaches the point of no return

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Turkey Will Be Ground Zero in the Next Global Debt Crisis

BY JAMES RICKARDS Turkey is a beautiful country with a rich history including Greek, Roman and Muslim influences that make it one of the most fascinating places on Earth. It is literally a bridge between East and West: The mile-long Bosporus Bridge just north of Istanbul connects Europe and Asia across the Bosporus Strait. Turkey has … Continue reading Turkey Will Be Ground Zero in the Next Global Debt Crisis

Kazakh organisations form Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Association

By Zhazira Dyussembekova in Business ASTANA – In the midst of the worldwide blockchain and cryptocurrencies craze, Kazakhstan has realised the relevancy of the trend like never before. In mid-November, the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Association applied for state registration as a legal entity to promote the technology’s ideas and draft legislation in the field. The … Continue reading Kazakh organisations form Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Association

Lean times for Asia’s billionaires

Recent surveys show the region's pool of super-rich tycoons dipped last year due to sluggish economic growth and a commodity price slump By Alan Boyd Want to get super rich in Asia? You will need to live in Hong Kong, Beijing or Singapore, attend a university in the United States or the United Kingdom, and … Continue reading Lean times for Asia’s billionaires

De-Dollarization & Disintermediation – Russian Mobile Phone Operator Issues First Blockchain-Backed Bond

For months now Russia has been moving into the blockchain space in a serious way. I’ve talked about these moves in previous articles(here, here and yes, even here) But, the latest news is one that should have every one stand up and take notice. Russian Mobile phone operator, Megafon, issued RUB500 million in zero-coupon blockchain-based bonds recently. This was purely a … Continue reading De-Dollarization & Disintermediation – Russian Mobile Phone Operator Issues First Blockchain-Backed Bond