Proposed SEC rule for protecting consumers from emerging market ETF reallocation

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            In November 2019, exchange-traded fund (ETF) index-providers began allocating between 33% and 37% of their emerging market funds to Chinese companies, resulting in more than $400 million flowing into the country.[1] The trend is on track to continue: US portfolio investment in the Chinese market could increase to more than US $1 trillion by […]

Trade War: Origins and Tentative Future

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Donald Trump’s election overturned many assumptions about US foreign policy, leading to great uncertainty among the international community as to whether the US would continue to stand by the institutions that support the rule of law across the world. As Trump’s inauguration approached, and his rhetoric grew increasingly combative, Xi Jinping announced at the January […]

Why more EU countries might soon join the Belt & Road Initiative

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Earlier this week, Italy announced that it will be joining Xi Jinping’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). Today, Lichtenstein became the second European Union country to join the hugely ambitious project. I was initially surprised to see a second EU country join so quickly after Italy, especially considering that many online publishings were of the […]