Korea opportunities

This year marks 70 years since the division of Korea, South Korea’s president, Park Geun-hye, is pushing the idea of unification as a “bonanza”. For the North, whose minuscule economy is roughly 40 times smaller than that of the South and is only beginning to show signs of reform, that would certainly be the case. … More Korea opportunities

Eating snakes,Eating Grass, wads of cash…where does it all end?

At a South African church rightly called “Incredible Happenings”, the pastor believes that he can exorcise demons from his female followers by sticking his fingers in their private parts in full view of his congregation. In a popular church based in Nigeria – where 84 people died after the collapse of one of the church buildings – … More Eating snakes,Eating Grass, wads of cash…where does it all end?

Outstanding Controversies on the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Outstanding controversies on the trade deal include access to Canada’s agriculture market, Australian concerns over American pharmaceutical patent rules, Peru’s rain forest management, Chinese components in Vietnamese textile exports and labor organizing rights in Vietnam and Mexico. The dispute over access to Canada’s protected dairy and poultry markets is so fierce that some participants say … More Outstanding Controversies on the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

China and India ‘co-leaders of a post-American world order”

Over the past 20 years, there has been a marked increase in economic co-operation between China and India. From very modest beginnings, bilateral trade reached the $60 billion mark and many observers believe that that figure could well double by 2020. A number of projects are now underway to create joint ventures in fields such … More China and India ‘co-leaders of a post-American world order”