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China buys western press

China and the Western Press

Buying influence Part III louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 29th 2022– Edwards, like other former employees of China’s state-media companies, felt that the vast majority of his work was about domestic signalling, or telegraphing messages that demonstrated loyalty to the party line in order to curry favour with senior officials.  Any thoughts of how his work was…
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Dragon Propaganda

China’s buys influence in Western Press

Part II louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 28th 2022– At the same time, Beijing is also seeking to shift the global centre of gravity eastwards, propagating the idea of a new world order with a resurgent China at its centre. Of course, influence campaigns are nothing new; the US and the UK, among others, have aggressively courted…
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Stemming China’s influence

And Other Things eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 27th 2022–The members of the G7 aim to raise $600 billion in five years in private and public funds to finance infrastructure in developing countries, the White House reports. The US is responsible for $200 billion, the European Union for $300 billion. The G7 initiative will be titled Partnership…
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Latin America

Warning from Latin America

Economic stagnation, popular frustration and polarization eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 19th 2022– When they vote in a presidential run-off election this weekend [ June 18/19th 2022 ] Colombians face a difficult choice between two ill-qualified populists.  The choice between presidential candidates in Colombia has become worryingly familiar in all of Latin and South American elections.  On the left, Gustavo…
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Technology Stocks falling

Technology companies are suddenly faced with falling valuations and investors stepping on the brakes.

This leads to redundancies in a sector that until recently could not be counted on. FD / J.Houtman J-F.van Wijnen S. van Gils  eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 28th 2022–A number of tech companies that enjoyed pandemic-related surges are facing a correction, due to a number of factors, from rising inflation, economic distress, the on-going wars and…
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Monique Pool

Suriname: Economic Development and Wildlife Conservation

Monique Pool – Funder of Green Fund Heritage Suriname Here is my chat with Monique Pool, the founder of Green Heritage Fund Suriname. We talked about everything from economic development to how urbanization is affecting the country’s wildlife. Monique told me that Suriname is one of the 3 carbon negative countries (along with Butan and…
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Oystein Olsen warns on Stagflation

Norwegian State Fund Former Director

Warning: Stagflation eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 3d 2022– The Norwegian state fund, with 1.2 trillion dollars (more than 1.1 trillion euros) in resources, the largest of its kind in the world, warns of stagflation. Due to high inflation, low interest rates and high stock prices, many risks lurk, of which stagflation is the greatest danger. That’s…
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Unified South Amerian Currency

Lula’s advisors: unified currency for Latin America

And Suriname ? eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 3d 2022–Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and his economic team would push for a unified regional currency like the Euro to end South America’s inclination to the US dollar should he win the Oct. 2 elections over the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, it was reported Monday. We…
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Global Energy Spending this year

How much is a trillion ? eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, April 21 2022– Surging oil, gas and power prices together with the European Union (EU)’s goals of becoming less dependent on Russian supplies and post-Covid-19 pandemic inflation will catapult global energy spending this year to $2.1 trillion, Rystad Energy research shows. A concern in energy markets is…
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Hope for Suriname's Economy

Perhaps, Quizás, Who Knows

Finally Hope for Suriname ? Only and Exclusively If Managed Well eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, April 21 2022– For the second time in history the U.S.of A., could perhaps play a role of importance in Suriname. The first time was when bauxite was discovered in the early 1900 hundreds and Suriname played a crucial part, by delivering aluminium…
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