China fastest growing global superpower

In The Long Game, Rush Doshi, advisor on China in the Biden White House, draws from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents, leaked materials, and memoirs by party leaders, to demonstrate that China is in fact playing a long, methodical game to replace America as a regional and…

Inflation rises to 4.2 per cent

UK inflation rate rises at highest in a decade at 4.2 per cent in October, amid fears over Covid recovery. Th jump, driven largely by rising fuel and energy costs, which puts further pressure on households across the UK. Demand for gas is pushing up energy prices worldwide, recovering from Covid pandemic. The shortages of…

Hong Kong: Freedom under Communist regime

The rise of China and the fall of Hong Kong to authoritarian rule and the outlook for freedom under the communist regime are told with complete insight in this new history by Michael Sheridan, drawing on eyewitness reporting over three decades, interviews with key figures and documents from archives in China and the West. Sheridan’s…

Index Funds democratised by finance

Financial Times journalist Robin Wiggleworth, reveals the secret history of Index Funds, bringing to life the colourful characters behind their birth, growth and evolution into a world-conquering phenomenon, a story of the most pressing financial uncertainties of our time. In 1971, an unlikely group quietly assembled in the financial industry’s backwaters, unified by the heretical…

Shaping of the Free market

In 1966 two columnists from Newsweek magazine to debate the world of business and economics. Two most influential economist Paul Samuelson was an authority on Keynesian economics which supported the management of the economy along lines prescribed by John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory, and Milton Friedman, little known at that time outside conservative academic circles,…

Pandora Papers, financial secrets of global elite exposed

Pandora Papers The latest Pandora papers exposes offshore dealings and secret financial documents of presidents, prime ministers and royalties. Thirty five current and former leaders and more than 300 public officials are featured in the files from offshore companies, dubbed the Pandora Papers.King of Jordan amassed £70m secret UK and US properties empire. Blairs saved…

Incisive portrait of a big tech tycoon

Entrepreneur, Peter Thiel, a right wing student at the Stanford University in the 1980 as a burgeoning conservative, and a tech investor from Silicon Valley over the past two decades, became the ardent backer of Donald Trump. The Contrarian is the biography of venture capitalist Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial and hugely influential power broker…

Insight into the pandemic shutdown

The new virus news emerging from China in December 2018, risk-averse financial markets were alert to its potential for disruption. Yet they could never have predicted the total economic collapse that would follow Covid-19’s wake, as stock markets fell faster and harder than at any time since 1929, currencies across the world plunged, investors panicked…

Spoon full of sugar could cost lot more

Nany-state scheme would cost shoppers £4.8billion a year according to John O’Connell head of the  Taxpayer’s alliance who said “ This is yet another case of middle-class meddling that will hit the poorest families hardest”. The processed food market is valued £200 billion and the food and drink service sector is close to 70 billion.…

Amazon invest $1bn in India- a key growth market

Jeff Bezos, Amazon boss has announced £770m ( $1bn) investment in India, digitising small and medium businesses allowing them to sell and operate online, saying the country is a key growth market. Speaking in New Delhi he said the 21st century is “going to be the Indian century”. The e-commerce billionaire’s three-day visit to India…