June 27, 2019 · 3 MIN READ
One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy venture that aims to redraw global trade routes. It is estimated to cost more than $1 trillion USD, making it arguably the largest overseas investment programs ever undertaken by a single country. This could likely change the global eco-economic and geopolitical balance of power.
Dec 14, 2018 · 2 MIN READ
The latest estimate from the World Bank puts global GDP at roughly $80 trillion in nominal terms for 2017. This chart from HowMuch.net uses data from the World Bank to visualize the entire global economy by GDP in 2017 in one chart.
Dec 14, 2018 · 3 MIN READ
There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. Google.com, for example, has an astounding 28 billion visits per month.
Dec 06, 2018 · 2 MIN READ
The company is expected to go public as early as the first quarter of 2019 and its valuation is expected to exceed the $15.1 billion it previously was estimated to be worth.
Nov 23, 2018 · 4 MIN READ
Toys “R” Us Filed for Bankruptcy in Sept. 2017, Crippled by Competition and Debt. Who will move in to fill the space under your tree?
Mar 11, 2018 · 2 MIN READ
China’s legislative body, the National People’s Congress, has voted overwhelmingly to remove presidential term limits from its constitution, giving President Xi Jinping “the right to remain in office indefinitely.” The vote was widely regarded as a rubber-stamping exercise. Two delegates voted against the change and three abstained, out of 2,964 votes.
Mar 5, 2018 · 2 MIN READ
Tariffs are a political tool that has been used throughout history to restrict the flow of imports into a country. A defiant President Trump tweeted on Friday, March 2, 2018, “trade wars are good, and easy to win”. China has clearly indicated that if necessary they will take action.
Dec 23, 2016 · 4 MIN READ
This image of the Korean Peninsula at night is a graphic visualization of the huge gap in economic development between North and South Korea. We see with even more clarity the isolation of North Korea in direct contrast to the prosperity of the South.