Donald Trump keeps on saying stupid, hateful things. About Mexicans, women, John McCain, Megyn Kelly... And he keeps on leading the Republican presidential race. Gosh, could there be a correlation?
When power is available, it can be expensive: In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, consumers pay as much as 20-50 cents per kilowatt-hour against a global average close to 10 cents.
Adults who lived through the Cultural Revolution are only too aware of the mercurial horror of past Communist rule. A high school student told me that his father urged him to study in America because of the restrictions on freedom.
Where you register and what you ask for has everything to do with where you come from, what you need, and where you live. You have to choose to register someplace that has things you need and want, but also that your wedding guests can actually afford.
If there was one virtue that China projected, it was an economy that could handle like a BMW, and go from 0 to 7.5 percent growth in 3 months.
China has taken extraordinary measures to prop up the market yet they are already failing and once again we are rapidly approaching another test of the 200-day moving average.
Popular opinion suggests any slowdown in resource demand from China, which is becoming more desperate in its attempts to revive its flagging economy, will be especially bad for a commodity-dependent economy such as Canada's.
Bombast and appeals to nationalism make all the sense in the world as part of a campaign to recruit young people. However, the undeniably martial tone of the video, combined with references to blood and genes, will hardly contribute to China's efforts to dispel rising apprehensions about its future intentions.
HONG KONG -- Does the average app designer in Silicon Valley understand the cultural context of a 13-year-old Cambodian girl and the needs and wants of a billion others half a world away? This is a divergence that obscures a truth that technological cheerleaders rarely admit -- that proper investment in technology (in toilets rather than telecoms, for instance) has been deemed less important than searching for the massive valuation of a company whose social utility is marginal at best.
Currencies are melting down all over. For a long time, Morgan Stanley (MS) has kept a list of emerging market currencies that were running ...
Unless China dramatically scales back its para-military patrols, military exercises, and construction activities across disputed waters, any Filipino leader will undoubtedly face an uphill battle, if not domestic backlash, in exploring a more pragmatic relationship with Beijing.
The tension is tangible and contagious. Personally, I have had outbursts of rage here that have never happened outside of Chinese borders. Towards taxi drivers. Landlords. Cashiers. When the tension passes, I stop and wonder where it came from.
As pollution in China reaches crisis proportions, leading to a drag on the economy and a rise in social unrest, the government is taking bold steps to remedy the "airpocalypse" situation through a full-scale "war on pollution." One of the biggest challenges, however, will be the ability to finance this green revolution.
At a time when income inequality is running rampant in the U.S., workers don't need even more "free" trade agreements that will further strip this nation's economy of middle-income jobs.
China's recent currency devaluation and financial controls are part of an immense leap forward in accelerating the adaptation of China to a changing world economy. We shall see if their leadership works out the growing pains. I am betting they will.
Currency manipulation violates free market principals, but for China, doing it makes sense. This potent action by a major economic competitor raises the question of when the United States government is going to stop pretending currency manipulation doesn't exit.