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Geo-economics Publications

The GPI draws on both a rich pool of international thinkers, academics, and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including international affairs, banking and finance, industry, technology and science, media and international organisations. What we all have in common is a strong belief that new and fresh ideas are needed for a rapidly changing world, and a shared dedication to devising innovative yet practical policy solutions to that can make a real difference.

UK Autumn Financial Statement

Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement will be judged in terms of its perceived ability to lift the UK economic growth rate. The signs are not propitious, most economic commentators, taking account of the lack of growth over the past two quarters,...
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A Perfect Economic Storm Can Bangladesh Cope with the Shocks?

The economic turbulence that Bangladesh is currently going through has caused a rapid increase in food and energy prices. This has affected low and middle-income families who spend a large share of their income on food. With huge uncertainties, how...
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In Thailand, China’s EV makers have found a refuge from EU subsidy probe

The European Union’s call to investigate Beijing’s use of state subsidies in the production of Chinese electric vehicles, along with the possibility of tariffs on EV exports to Europe, comes as Chinese carmakers diversify their manufacturing of EVs into Southeast Asia. Chief...
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The USA’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Overestimating the China threat and ignoring East Asian reality

What the USA has labelled the Indo-Pacific (I-P) has become a central arena in the USA’s conflict with China. A conflict that has rapidly developed over the last 5 years from a trade dispute to a broad and increasingly ideologically...
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Handing over Governance to the Technocrats

The recently published Bank of England (BoE) update on its secondary objectives: a secondary competition objective (SCO and a secondary competitiveness and growth objective (SCGO), both delivered via the Bank’s Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) role is a significant annual event...
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The Future Impact of the BRICS: A Reality Check

The recent meeting of the BRICS in South Africa, or to give its full title – The BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Universal Security, and Innovative Growth – witnessed its substantial enlargement, from the initial five countries of Brazil, Russia,...
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The Intensifying Semiconductor War against China

There is little doubt that on October 7th, 2022, by intensifying and widening its export controls the US engaged in a “hot war” against China by attempting to destroy that country’s  capacity to develop further its semiconductor industry. The US...
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A Future Multipolar World

The contemporary geopolitical world is unipolar, with the US (aided by its Western allies) attempting to impose a specific ideological polity on the rest of the world. The analysis developed in this paper is that such an absolutist political approach...
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EU Rules On Crypto-assets Elevate The Bloc As Sector’s Key Global Trading Hub

The European Union’s (EU) regulation on markets in crypto-assets (MiCA) brings crypto-assets, crypto-assets issuers and crypto-asset service providers under a harmonized legal framework covering this sector for the first time.  Given the global nature of crypto-markets, it is anticipated that...
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Upcoming Z/Yen Webinar on CBDCs with Dr Michael Lloyd

GPI Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Dr Michael Lloyd, will speak at an upcoming Z/Yen webinar on “Global Financial Challenges – The Role Of Central Bank Digital Currencies“, which will be live streamed on the 15th of March 2023 from...
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From Rags to Stitches: Examining Bangladesh’s RMG Sector

Post-independence, Bangladesh has quickly transformed itself into a manufacturing powerhouse in readymade garments (RMG), the country’s highest export income earner. Despite the impressive economic growth, devastating fires and building collapses have become all too common in Bangladesh. Is the RMG...
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Drone Collaborations: Harvesting the Civilian Benefits of UAVs

This article[i] outlines how collaborative initiatives in the emerging drone industry in Europe, supported by the institutions and executive agencies of the European Commission, may encourage new developments of various industrial use cases in order to strengthen the “green” markets...
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Tweedledum & Tweedledee: An Assessment of Conservative Party Economics

In September 2022 a new Conservative government led by Liz Truss embarked on a new path for economic policy, ostensibly challenging “Treasury orthodoxy”, leaving aside the fact that they never defined what Treasury orthodoxy was. The initiative did not start...
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The Money Illusion: Trust In Public And Private Money

This article was originally published by Z/Yen. There is much discussion about trust in money these days, especially, towards the end of 2022, in relation to crypto-currencies and to some stablecoins. Indeed, money, though intangible, is all about trust. This...
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The Future of Money: Central Bank Digital Currencies

The article (link) examines the rationale behind the exploration by the vast majority of the world’s central banks of introducing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The phenomenon is discussed in the context of a number of key issues: a) the...
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