Emerging Markets and Currency Crisis

Recently, Emerging Markets has been a heavily discussed phenomenon in the world of investing and finance. Although we have witnessed the atrocious volatility of these markets, the potential for high gains continues to attract investors across the globe. This publication will educate on emerging markets, provide in-depth analysis for specific emerging market countries, and delve…

Judicial Reform in Eastern Europe

While Eastern Europe’s quarrel with Brussels does not receive the same press attention as issues such as Brexit, the parties’ inability to reach a solution is nevertheless geopolitically significant. Sparked by a refusal to provide refuge for Syrian migrants and perpetuated through policy and rhetoric that challenges the judicial principles of the European Union (EU),…

Saudi Arabia’s New Crowned Prince

Since the Third Saudi State in the early 20th Century, the Kingship has been handed down from brother to brother. Saudi Arabia saw a shift in power when Mohammed Bin Salman, son of the current king, was announced crown prince June of 2017, taking the position from his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef. Since MBS’s appointment,…

Guns, Growth, and Steel

“Absolutely Unacceptable.” Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland reacted firmly to the initial news of President Trump’s intention to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The move, revised this week, was executed under an often forgotten sixties-era trade law that permits the US President to unilaterally impose tariffs under the pretence of a national security…

The Franco-African Pivot

French President Emmanuel Macron has signalled his intention to make sweeping changes to France’s relationship with its many former colonies in Africa. As a presidential candidate Macron uniquely decried France’s colonial rule over Algeria as a “crime against humanity” during his visit to Algeria just over a year ago, a statement that elicited support throughout…

China’s Communist Party Structure

With yesterday’s announcement of China’s Politburo putting forward a motion to change the country’s constitution and remove the Chairman’s two-term limit, online blogs and news outlets are discussing the impact of President Xi’s indefinite administration on the future of China. However, China’s unique political system and various commission names can be confusing. For that reason,…

The Rise of the Dead

The financial system has a weak link. Ten percent of all public corporations in the US are weak and vulnerable while nine percent of non-financial European corporations have subpar interest coverage metrics. With the current upswing in the global economy, rising interest rates could trigger widespread defaults and economic failure. QGM Report – The Rise…