Which countries are dumping the dollar and why? (RT.com)

I was interviewed among other experts for this article that has been published on RT.com.  The European Union is considering switching payments from the US dollar to the euro after Washington threatened to target European firms working in Iran, according to reports. The measure may help the EU to retain one of the world’s largest … Continue reading

Interview on Saudi TV Al-Ikhbariya on the outlook for the global economy and capital markets

China in Africa : the France 24 Debate.

    Why the backlash against Beijing? François Picard’s panel pays close attention to the terms and conditions attached to the $20bn in loans pledged by China’s new president to Africa, and to the true pros and cons of a China-Africa relationship that continues to grow. Solange GUO CHATELARD. Associate at the Max Planck Institute … Continue reading

The West and the Rest in a multipolar world

When Nassim Taleb, the ex-trader turned philosopher, used the metaphor of the Black swan in his eponymous essay published in 2007, to describe events whose probability of occurrence was so ridiculous by conventional theories that they  were almost entirely ruled out by economists and financial markets, he could have barely anticipated the success of this metaphor as it came … Continue reading

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