A change in the Narrative Among the many eyebrow-raising, bizarre, and interesting developments (zero-interest rate policies, negative yielding bonds, rise of populism) that have occurred since 2010, one of them that really defined this current decade is the death of the 'peak-oil' narrative. Remember those days when people were talking about how there could be … Continue reading These reasons are getting me interested in the energy sector
Is Defense a growth industry in Asia-Pacific?
When well-known talk show host Charlie Rose sat down with the late Lee Kuan Yew (the first Prime Minister of Singapore) back in early 2009, he asked Mr Lee what he would like to convey or ask the newly-elected US president Barrack Obama. Mr Lee's question to President Obama was direct and surreptitiously grim: "How would you defend … Continue reading Is Defense a growth industry in Asia-Pacific?
Something’s melting Down Under
"Don't worry about the world ending today, it's already tomorrow in Australia" ~ Charles Schulz Australia is a beautiful country, blessed with abundant resources and natural wealth, and was once an important outpost of Imperialist Britain in the Far East a century ago during the Victorian Era - forging an identity for the basis of the … Continue reading Something’s melting Down Under
When will the BOJ commit Seppuku?
May 1945. The Soviet Red Flag of the sickle and hammer flew over the Reichstag in Berlin. The guns of war fell silent for the first time since September 1939. As the Allies declared Victory in Europe (VE), Japan remained the sole Axis member to resist the Allied nations (led by the United States and … Continue reading When will the BOJ commit Seppuku?