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January 11th, 2020
Brexit & Offshore Finance

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexit will be a boon to the offshore finance industry in the short term, at least

Will Brexit be advantageous to offshore finance? The answer could well be yes.

The European Union is pro-regulation of offshore finance for obvious reasons. The EU is much less of a deregulated economy than a Post Brexit UK is likely to become.

January 4th, 2020
The tail wags the dog

By Dickson C. Igwe

Will there be a vast war in the Middle East? The Trump Administration has killed Quassem Suleimani, Iran’s top military leader in an airstrike. This is the biggest escalation in tensions since the Iran hostage crisis 40 years past. Iran’s leaders have vowed a harsh response.

December 28th, 2019
BREXIT & a new special relationship

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexiters are clearly upbeat at this dawn of a new decade. Remainers/Europhoiles like this Old Boy are disappointed. There is a feeling in the air that the UK has changed for good- and not necessarily for the better.

December 21st, 2019
A Christmas Story

By Dickson C. Igwe

OK. Life, death and Christmas are interwoven themes. And the songwriter states that: "Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year." And it certainly is. One can literally smell when Christmas is in the air. Christmas and New Years are magical times.

December 14th, 2019
The Thrift Paradox

By Dickson C. Igwe

There are two types of player in the market economy: the producer and the consumer. Producers and consumers can be further described as savers and spenders; and lenders and borrowers. This is an important dichotomy of the marketplace.

December 7th, 2019
What happens after Britain leaves the EU?

By Dickson C. Igwe

Now Jack the Bohemian is clearly a Brexiter. He is nuanced, cultured, and urbane in his style, but battle-hardened when standing up for England and quitting the European Union.

November 30th, 2019
A Virgin Islands Treasury note - Part A

By Dickson C. Igwe

A Virgin Islands treasury note for specific projects is an effective means of finance and development, in a world of low-interest rates. A Virgin Islands Bond, well managed and trusted, could become legal tender for business deals internally, and on the international money and stock markets.

November 16th, 2019
Jack the super wealthy & the working poor

By Dickson C. Igwe

Austere trickledown economics has created a world Oligarchy. The world is ruled by the super-wealthy. A great irony with globalization is that it has re-established the exponential social inequalities inherent in both ancient and recent history.

November 9th, 2019
The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships & a stint in trade school

By Dickson C. Igwe

The skills and vocations are the future of a socially and economically prosperous Virgin Islands- not simply academia.

November 2nd, 2019
Trump, Brexit & the working class

By Dickson C. Igwe

Austere, trickledown economics has created a world Oligarchy. The world is ruled by the super-wealthy. Now this Old boy has been labelled a racist for his pointing out the fact that politics in the USA and UK today is driven by race, ethnicity, and social class, principally.

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