Money Matters

The last time that we were in debt-deflation was the 1930s. It took extreme policy measures to end debt deflation back then. Not the New Deal, not the Rentenmark but…
Friday March 20 - March 26, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 12)
I’m increasingly described these days as a perma-bear or something of a pessimist. I think this is a little unfair because as I often point out, I’ve only been bearish…
Friday March 13 - March 19, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 11)
In the Chinese system, 2015 is referred to as the Year of the Goat, Sheep or sometimes Ram. Officially, 2015 belongs to the sign wèi, which is identified with the…
Friday March 6 - March 12, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 10)
You see, there was one tiny flaw in the plan […]. It was b*******s. - Captain Edmund Blackadder1 Post-World War II, there was a determination that the horrors that had…
Friday February 27 - March 5, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 9)
With the Thai government making several announcements regarding residents’ visas over the past few months, it’s probably an opportune moment to explain the different types of permit or visa. As…
Friday February 20 - February 26, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 8)
I recently noticed a report which concluded that members of Generation X are poorer than those from the Baby Boom generation. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ financial security and mobility project…
Friday February 13 - February 19, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 7)

Thailand in 2015: What next?

Friday, 13 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 7 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Once again it’s the time when finance experts try to make predictions for the new year. Global economy is turning Japanese The global economic backdrop in 2015 remains a debt…
Friday February 6 - February 12, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 6)

2015 Global Outlook: Hazimemaste!

Friday, 06 February 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 6 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
It was a great pleasure to speak with the economist Prof. Steve Keen at the IDEA economics Asia launch in December. Steve is one of only 13 economists in the…
Friday January 30 - February 5, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 5)

Abe Nonsense?

Friday, 30 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 5 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Many of Shinzo Abe’s fellow party members disagreed with his decision1 when he dissolved the Diet in November. But the gamble paid off and he has won another term to…
Friday January 2 - January 8, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 1)
Amidst all the brouhaha surrounding the proposed changes to the Foreign Business Act (FBA), and before that the changes to short-term tourist visa rules, one important development could easily be…
Friday December 26 - January 1, 2015 (Vol. XXII No. 52)

Oil price drop could fuel crisis

Friday, 26 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 52 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
Like the man parading up and down the high street with a sandwich board, for most of 2014 I’ve been harping on about us coming to the end of the…
Friday December 19 - December 25, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 51)

All’s well that ends well?

Friday, 19 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 51 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
In mid-November, UK Ambassador Mark Kent used his blog page on the FCO website1 to criticise proposed changes to Thailand’s Foreign Business Act (FBA). It was the first time I’d…
Friday December 5 - December 11, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 49)

UK Parliament debates Money Creation

Friday, 05 December 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 49 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
The UK Parliament held a debate recently on Money Creation and Society. This was the first time money creation had been debated in the House of Commons since 1844. The…
Friday November 28 - December 4, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 48)
November is a time of year when many Europeans and Americans reflect on Armistice Day, a commemoration of the end of the First World War. Having grown up in the…
Friday November 21 - November 27, 2014 (Vol. XXII No. 47)
We’ve just passed the 85th anniversary of Black Tuesday, the pinnacle of the Wall Street Crash, when 16 million shares were traded in one day. Have economists, central banks and…
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