Dan Steinbock

Dan Steinbock

Dr Dan Steinbock is an internationally recognised expert of the multipolar world. He focuses on international business, international relations, investment and risk among the major advanced economies and large emerging economies; as well as multipolar market trends. His commentaries are published across all world regions. For more, see www.differencegroup.net

Latest from Dan Steinbock

The View | As a financial crisis looms and refugee crises worsen, the world seems to have forgotten the lessons of 1945

Global growth is unlikely to recover soon, given not only the US-China trade war but also geopolitical tensions. Around the world, the number of forcibly displaced people has hit a record high.

Global growth is unlikely to recover soon, given not only the US-China trade war but also geopolitical tensions. Around the world, the number of forcibly displaced people has hit a record high.

22 Oct 2019 - 5:39AM
The View | US-China trade war is pushing the world economy closer to the edge. The longer it goes on, the harder it will be to undo the damage

Compared to pre-2008 crisis levels, world economic growth has already plummeted by half and is at risk of a long-term, hard-to-reverse stagnation. Returning to global integration and multilateral reconciliation could dramatically change the scenario.

Compared to pre-2008 crisis levels, world economic growth has already plummeted by half and is at risk of a long-term, hard-to-reverse stagnation. Returning to global integration and multilateral reconciliation could dramatically change the scenario.

20 Jun 2019 - 10:29PM
The View | Japan faces an urgent economic problem, but a sales tax hike is not the solution

Tokyo plans to proceed with a sales tax increase in October, despite signs of economic weakness and signals of an end to monetary easing. But, instead of penalising the middle class, it should be solving Japan’s structural problems.

Tokyo plans to proceed with a sales tax increase in October, despite signs of economic weakness and signals of an end to monetary easing. But, instead of penalising the middle class, it should be solving Japan’s structural problems.

1 May 2019 - 10:08PM
Opinion | Will Trump push for an ‘America first’ trade agreement in Asia modelled on his new Nafta deal?

Dan Steinbock says the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement could become a template for major trade deals the Trump administration wants to execute around the world, but it will not be an easy sell.

Dan Steinbock says the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement could become a template for major trade deals the Trump administration wants to execute around the world, but it will not be an easy sell.

25 Oct 2018 - 12:27PM
The end of US internationalism: how Trump’s ditching of the Iran nuclear deal affirms American unipolarity – with Obama’s help

The end of US participation in the Iran nuclear deal seals the conclusion of American interest in upholding a multipolar world order, but it was achieved thanks to a loophole Obama left behind.

The end of US participation in the Iran nuclear deal seals the conclusion of American interest in upholding a multipolar world order, but it was achieved thanks to a loophole Obama left behind.

25 May 2018 - 6:37PM
What Transparency International’s corruption index doesn’t see

Transparency International’s annual measure of corruption is flawed because it only measures public sector corruption and is biased towards advanced economies’ interests.

Transparency International’s annual measure of corruption is flawed because it only measures public sector corruption and is biased towards advanced economies’ interests.

16 Mar 2018 - 12:00PM
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Why is China being penalised for its debt problem, but advanced economies aren’t?

China’s debt-to-GDP ratio is in fact no higher than those of major countries that enjoy a higher credit rating. And, unlike these other economies, China can look forward to years of solid growth

China’s debt-to-GDP ratio is in fact no higher than those of major countries that enjoy a higher credit rating. And, unlike these other economies, China can look forward to years of solid growth

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The beginning of Japan's third lost decade

Japan's fiscal discipline is worsening. In the coming years, the consequences will be felt in Japan, the region and worldwide. In the past quarter, the economy fell into recession.

Japan's fiscal discipline is worsening. In the coming years, the consequences will be felt in Japan, the region and worldwide. In the past quarter, the economy fell into recession.

21 Nov 2014 - 5:09AM
Hong Kong's stark choice: gradual integration or slow decay

Hong Kong's lingering turmoil suggests that its economic future is not assured. Recently, the People's Daily accused Washington of colluding with Occupy Central protest organisers to try and foment a "colour revolution".

Hong Kong's lingering turmoil suggests that its economic future is not assured. Recently, the People's Daily accused Washington of colluding with Occupy Central protest organisers to try and foment a "colour revolution".

20 Oct 2014 - 5:08AM
China's push to strengthen its SMEs is gaining momentum

China is not known for its resilient small- and medium-sized enterprises - yet. Still, for July, the SMEs' PMI figure suggests that China's internal economic growth is gaining momentum.

China is not known for its resilient small- and medium-sized enterprises - yet. Still, for July, the SMEs' PMI figure suggests that China's internal economic growth is gaining momentum.

19 Aug 2014 - 3:26AM
Shooting down America's claims of 'soaring' Chinese military spending

It has become an annual ritual. The US Department of Defence recently released its report to Congress on China's "military and security developments", which was followed by Beijing's comment that it overstated the "so-called Chinese military threat".

It has become an annual ritual. The US Department of Defence recently released its report to Congress on China's "military and security developments", which was followed by Beijing's comment that it overstated the "so-called Chinese military threat".

30 Jun 2014 - 3:03AM