malaysia

The Real Trade War

By |2019-05-06T15:56:58-04:00May 6th, 2019|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

The competition was fierce. Vying for the eventual affections of Indonesia’s traveling public, Japan and China were locked into an auction of one-upmanship. Businesses from both countries had submitted bids to build the first high speed rail line in the growing emerging market center. As a first step, there would be bullet train service between [...]

No Sign of Stimulus, Or Global Growth, China’s Economy Sunk By (euro)Dollar

By |2019-03-14T17:47:55-04:00March 14th, 2019|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

Najib Tun Razak was elected as Malaysia’s Prime Minister in early 2009. Taking office that April amid global turmoil and chaos, Najib’s first official visit was to Beijing in early June. His father, also Malaysia’s Prime Minister, had been the first among Asian nations to open formal diplomatic relations with China thirty-five years before. Celebrating [...]