Financial Repression of Last Resort

Financial Repression of Last Resort

Last week I published an email to clients which made the central point that inflation has a reflexive political component to it which creates incentives for politicians push back against fiscal expansions. I added that we were likely to see an increase in ‘deficit hawk politics’ in the US following the midterm elections. This morning I want to expand a... [ more ]

Deficit Hawk Austerity

The ‘Shift to Fiscal’

<Extract from our weekly email to Clients>   The ‘shift to fiscal’ – we’ve all heard the argument, in fact, many of you have made it to me over the last year or so – and it tends to go a little something like this: “the world has changed post-covid, politicians have learnt that deficits don’t matter, from now on... [ more ]


A snapshot of political risk in Central Asia

An earlier Pozières Consulting article highlighted that the Belt and Road Initiative’s (BRI) country-specific and regional risks are being overlooked. These included disputes over borders, land and water. The Fergana Valley in Central Asia provides a snapshot of these specific political risks surrounding the BRI. Intersected by Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the Fergana Valley is a historic crossroads of trade... [ more ]

Trade War Blacklisted China Pozieres

China’s “Unreliable Companies” list – Blacklist or Be Blacklisted

Tensions between China and the United States continue to grow as China recently threatened to blacklist foreign companies as a retaliatory measure in response the Huawei export ban. Resulting in the loss of all its U.S. partners, the ban is proving to be detrimental to the tech giant’s business. Huawei’s newly earned title of “undermining American interests” also had global... [ more ]


A New Dawn for South Africa’s international strategy – Political Risk

Given the forthcoming national and provincial elections, this year will inevitably be dominated by domestic politics. But 2019 should be a year in which South Africa capitalises on new international opportunities and carefully repositions itself as a credible and legitimate voice in global affairs. Earlier this month, South Africa rejoined the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term as... [ more ]

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China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ already fraying in Sri Lanka – Political Risk

It’s been a difficult week for China as leaders from the Asia Pacific region gathered in Port Moresby for the APEC summit. A war of words between Vice-President Mike Pence and President Xi Jinping dominated the summit as Pence took aim at China for what he called “debt diplomacy. Pence warned APEC leaders not to swap sovereignty for investment and... [ more ]

Trade War Blacklisted China Pozieres

China in two minds over Trade War

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight” – Sun Tzu   “No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.” – Helmuth von Moltke   It has become increasingly clear that the Chinese leadership has been caught off guard by the erratic trade policies of the Trump administration. Beijing’s recent refusal to sit down for continued... [ more ]


One Belt One Road – The Looming Political Risk

China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative will be the greatest infrastructure investment project of our time – or something along those lines. This has become the standard mantra in investing and media circles and can be heard almost as often as the deflected answer to any Bitcoin related question – “Blockchain a revolutionary technology”. We often hear that OBOR... [ more ]


Market Watch – Trade Wars

Trump is making yet more headlines today with a threat to impose $60 billion worth of trade tariffs on China. This has been the nightmare scenario of many market participants of late. History demonstrates that trade wars are hugely destructive and generally result in an aggregate loss for all parties. Paired with the tech stock slump yesterday which saw Facebook... [ more ]

Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt (HCMC) zählt fast 7,7 Millionen Einwohner und erlebt derzeit eine Phase dynamischen Wirtschaftswachstums, industrieller Expansion und veränderter Landnutzung, was die Stadt zu einem attraktiven Geschäftsstandort macht und ihren Reichtum steigert. Siemens ist seit 1979 in Vietnam präsent und dort seit 1993 offiziell niedergelassen.

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) with its nearly 7.7 million inhabitants is witnessing a dynamic phase of economic growth, industrial expansion and land use change which is transforming the city's fortunes and attracting business opportunities. Siemens has been present in Vietnam since 1979 and was officially established since 1993.

Vietnam Search Fund

Vietnam Search Fund with Pozières Capital Management Pozières Consulting is working with Pozières Capital Management in the launch of a venture-backed Search Fund in Vietnam. As one of the fastest growing countries in the world, Vietnam is fast becoming the hub for innovative start-ups in South East Asia. Pozières Consulting is seeking alumni and ambitious recent MBA graduates who are... [ more ]