Global poverty – Are we closing our eyes?

How do you map health clinics or water delivery sources in a slum? Humanitarian agencies will be seeking answers to these and other questions as vulnerable populations settle in a sea of shacks on the outskirts of cities and towns across the world in the next few years. [...]

Africa growing faster than Asia?

The fastest growing country in the world is actually Angola. No you didn’t get it wrong. China comes second followed by Nigeria, Ethiopia, Chad, Mozambique and Rwanda, all growing at least 8% a year. So has Africa’s time finally come and will the continent now forge ahead? [...]

Investors have lost confidence in politicians – Have you?

The recent inability of US politicians to compromise have lead to US credit rating being downgraded. Add to that European politicians’ inadequate response to the debt crisis in the euro zone and it’s understandable markets are in turmoil. Politicians all over the world really need to step up to the plate and do something drastic to reduce the risks to the global economy. [...]

Economic crash in China – or again – in the US?

Looking at recent predictions about where the Chinese and US economies are heading really echoes the cold war. But the arguments are valid and if either, or both of them, crash it would badly destabilize the entire global economy. [...]

America China – The Power is Moving!

According to the OECD, Western countries’ debts in 2008 were equivalent of to 100% of their GDP. China on the other hand has a deficit equivalent of 21 percent of GDP. So not only is the Chinese economy performing very well, they are also partly bankrolling the West. And money talks. [...]

Interconnected for better or for worse?

Understand how the markets work, but isn’t it incredible that a financial crisis made in America can even hit Saudi Arabia. Not only is the kingdom on the other side of the globe, it also has more money than any other country in the world. [...]

Obama acting like a Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Many of us, even Obama himself, thought the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee awarded him the price prematurely. But by signing a landmark strategic nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia he is actually beginning to live up to the committees expectations. [...]