For those interested in the China going global phenomena there are more and more books and websites to choose from, viewing this subject from the point of view of business, politics and economics. Below I explain why these five books are essential reading. … Read More ›
The Suez Canal When it first opened in the 1860s the Suez Canal revolutionised international trade by cutting the travelling distance from India and the Far East to Europe at a stroke. The new route also altered the world’s geo-political… Read More ›
Thought provoking talk by Parag Khanna – on the future of countries, how borders are more fluid than we realise.
Exciting News! I am giving an after dinner speech at the CNI Leaders Dinner at the Park Lane Hilton, Mayfair, London on Wednesday 12 June, it will be attended by leading figures from government, finance and business from across Asia… Read More ›
I have just returned from a trip to Egypt, Israel and Palestine and being a fan of dry, dusty desert landscapes I was struck by the beauty of the Negev Desert in the South of the country. I listened with… Read More ›
Key trade routes have helped to define economic and cultural history, providing wealth and cultural exchange, but also causing war and repression. Here I look at five key historical trading relationships from ancient times to the modern day. The Silk… Read More ›
In July 2012, the EU ordered its financial institutions to stop doing business with Iran, coming soon after an oil embargo, the move made buying, insuring and paying for the country’s big export earner – crude oil, increasingly difficult. Despite… Read More ›