Anis Chowdhury

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    Vigil for independence: Viva Venezuela

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on March 17, 2019

    VENEZUELA is on the brink of a US ‘takeover’. The dominant narrative, through western press, is of dismal failures of a ‘corrupt authoritarian regime.’ Thus,...

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    Everything that can go wrong

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    PUBLIC-PRIVATE Partnerships are being promoted as a ‘win-win’ strategy to deliver sustainable development despite all the evidence to the contrary. Public-private hospital partnerships are generally...

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    Growing inequality threatens democracy

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 02:00am on October 30, 2018

    ECONOMIC inequality — income disparity and wealth concentration — has been on the rise since the early 1980s in nearly all world regions and has...

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    A looming catastrophic global financial crisis?

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on September 14, 2018

    FOR a while a number of leading financial luminaries like Goerge Soros, Bill Gates and pundits, have been predicting another financial crisis....

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    Global economy more vulnerable a decade on

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 30, 2018

    TEN years ago the world awakened about the reality of a financial crisis, rapidly engulfing the world, and turning into a ‘Great Recession’.....

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    China holds trump card in Trump’s trade war

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 23, 2018

    ‘CHINA is winning Trump’s trade war’, the prestigious Washington Post headlined on 20 May....

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    Washington’s angst

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 07, 2018

    THE ‘Made in China 2025’ plan, announced in October 2015, is Beijing’s roadmap for the future of China’s manufacturing sector. The plan targets 10 emerging...

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    Economic independence and political sovereignty

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 05:01pm on March 27, 2018

    THIS was how the legendary revolutionary Che Guevara highlighted the critical importance of economic independence for political sovereignty 58 years ago on March 20, 1960...

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    The political economy of Trump’s trade war

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on March 06, 2018

    PRESIDENT Trump’s latest bombshell of a 25 per cent tariff on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium imports has raised the spectre of a...

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    Democracy: how is it doing?

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on February 04, 2018

    LATE last year (on November 15), the Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) launched the first issue of its flagship publication,...