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
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

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.

25 Oct 2018 - 12:27PM
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.

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.

25 May 2018 - 6:37PM
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.

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.

16 Mar 2018 - 12:00PM
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.

China and the US both have a role in promoting free trade in the Asia-Pacific region
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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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

Asia’s poorer nations will pay the highest price for Trump’s climate U-turn
As Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve prepares to tighten its belt, the world is poised to feel the squeeze
New aircraft carrier is no reflection of China’s military aggression, as a study of military spending makes clear
The rise and demise of Asia’s four little dragons
Hobbled at home, expect a president Clinton to be hawkish on foreign policy
Why time is running out for Japan’s economy
What could we expect from Hillary Clinton as US president?
Asia won’t be spared the waves from the Brexit vote

                  Can the next Philippine president keep the economy growing?
Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump takes the White House, pragmatism is likely to be the eventual winner
Guangdong moves into the future as it builds a post-industrial society
Why the real shadow banking risks are in the US and Europe, not China
Hong Kong must deepen integration with mainland China to survive the erosion of its maturing economy
Asia's catch-up with the West runs into a growth bottleneck
Why aggressive privatisation in the reform of state-owned enterprises is not for China
Will Shanghai Disneyland lead the charge for Asian theme parks?
Opening up, Myanmar finds itself in a tough balancing act
Through Greece, China's EU strategy is winning friends
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.

21 Nov 2014 - 5:09AM
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.

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".

20 Oct 2014 - 5:08AM
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".

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.

19 Aug 2014 - 3:26AM
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.

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".

30 Jun 2014 - 3:03AM
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".

Renminbi's volatility simply growing pains of emerging international role

The recent volatility of the renminbi does not herald its weakening, but the increasing opening of the currency and still another milestone in its international ascent.

27 Jun 2016 - 11:50AM
Renminbi's volatility simply growing pains of emerging international role

The recent volatility of the renminbi does not herald its weakening, but the increasing opening of the currency and still another milestone in its international ascent.

Politics undermining Japan's economic rejuvenation

After two "lost decades", Japan began its bold but risky reforms a year ago. The new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, pledged to do "whatever it takes" to achieve the 2 per cent inflation target, seeking to double the monetary base by the end of this year.

24 Mar 2014 - 3:33AM
Politics undermining Japan's economic rejuvenation

After two "lost decades", Japan began its bold but risky reforms a year ago. The new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, pledged to do "whatever it takes" to achieve the 2 per cent inflation target, seeking to double the monetary base by the end of this year.

Asia will be tomorrow's driver of global innovation

In 2012, foreign direct investment into emerging economies exceeded that into advanced economies for the first time. One reason is the shift of global innovation to Asia, and China in particular.

10 Feb 2014 - 2:46AM
Asia will be tomorrow's driver of global innovation

In 2012, foreign direct investment into emerging economies exceeded that into advanced economies for the first time. One reason is the shift of global innovation to Asia, and China in particular.

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