All Sorts of Things

Random posts on all sorts of things designed to inform and provoke.

Category Archives: Global Economy

United States: Delaying Implementation of IMF Requested Financial Transparency Regulation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has blamed the United States for not implementing regulations that would stop the use of shell and front companies as recommended by the Financial Action … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Technology: Choice of Margins vs. Market Penetration for Apple

The conventional wisdom regarding Apple is that it has lost its way and these complaints have only grown louder following the release of the company’s two new iPhones, the 5S … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

India: Economy Slows but Defense Sales Retain Potential

Reflecting the structural weakness of the Indian economy, the country’s currency (Indian rupee) has fallen 20 percent since the beginning of the year. Consequently, the initial $37.7 billion defense budget … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Saudi Arabia: The Syria Bombing’s Biggest Benefactor and Beneficiary

Last week, I wrote a post on how it was unclear how Jordan would benefit from the US bombing Syria. Today, I want to focus on the one country that … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dubai: Here We Go Again

A few years ago, when the Arab emirate of Dubai was facing the brunt of the global financial crisis, the government of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum blamed rampant real … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pakistan: Islamabad should Negotiate an Agreement with the Taliban

Over the past few months, Pakistan has undergone the first democratic transition in its history. Unfortunately, this change has done nothing to solve the country’s problems, which include, but are … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

India: If it was the US, there would be no Economic Doldrums

After many years of warnings and dire predictions, the bad news for the Indian economy is finally coming true. I have to admit that as one of the soothsayers who … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment