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How short will the memory of Capital be?

Published at: 23-07-2021

Posted on: July 23rd, 2021 by RaduC No Comments

(R*) Much is being written about the impact that the pandemic is set to have on globalization and about international capital relocation. It refers to a return to regionalization, to the detriment of globalization, a process whereby people who put their money in China first, and in other corners of the developing  world, will bring […]

In the eye of the storm

Published at: 20-06-2021

Posted on: June 20th, 2021 by RaduC No Comments

We are increasingly convinced that we have left the pandemic behind. What was worse is now behind us and returning to normal life is just a matter of time. We are so convinced, that willingness to vaccinate is going down in most countries which until recently had massive vaccination rollouts. Romania is no exception, but […]

The Great Reset or the Great Hysteria?

Published at: 05-03-2021

Posted on: March 5th, 2021 by RaduC No Comments

In the past year a ghost has been haunting the public debate. Its name is “The Great Reset”, a concept talked about ever since the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos. It subsequently became the preferred topic of conspiracy theories. The ball was pushed rolling in this direction by political groups and media outlets […]

Finance Ministry thanks the Central Bank

Published at: 24-01-2021

Posted on: January 24th, 2021 by RaduC No Comments

The Finance Ministry thanked the Central Bank for its policy to devalue the RON, the national currency. “The Central Bank, as an independent institution sets its own policies, but a weaker RON will definitely have a positive impact on our country’s exports” stated the Finance Ministry official. What impression would this statement leave on you? […]

Inflation is undervalued

Published at: 17-01-2021

Posted on: January 17th, 2021 by RaduC No Comments

The latest inflation reports made newspapers say “The crisis has brought inflation to almost the best rate for the Romanian economy”, and analysts note that “The annual consumer price dynamics slowed down from 2.14% in November to 2.06% in December, the lowest since September 2017”. Indeed, the crisis, due to rock-bottom consumer spending, has taken […]

Central banks are betraying the cause. Why?

Published at: 27-12-2020

Posted on: December 27th, 2020 by RaduC No Comments

Central banks seem more and more inclined to reinvent the role they play in the economy. Their boldness is a result of the fact that, faced with the dramatic turn of events during the 2008 crisis they shattered all taboos which has failed to generate the negative impact foreseen by the economic theory. That only […]

Maslow suggests the model of economic comeback

Published at: 30-11-2020

Posted on: November 30th, 2020 by RaduC No Comments

At a time when most are wondering what the post-pandemic recovery would look like, a reasonable answer may be that no specific letter would provide a complete enough answer. Economies are made up of a large array of sectors and exiting the pandemic-induced crisis will have its sector-specific particularities that cannot be ignored. To identify […]

Can capitalism continue to provide wealth?

Published at: 19-07-2020

Posted on: July 19th, 2020 by RaduC No Comments

I am talking this week with Lucian Croitoru, advisor to the NBR governor, whose views, however, do not express the official position of his institution. RC: Lucian how outrageous is it that after we got out of the tragic experiment called communism, we ended up talking about the extent to which capitalism provides prosperity. LC: […]

This was not the plan…

Published at: 15-07-2020

Posted on: July 15th, 2020 by RaduC No Comments

Based on the spread rate and lack of specific information about the novel coronavirus, staying at home seemed like the only solution to prevent the situation from spinning out of control. All countries that enforced it early in the pandemic saw contamination peak at much lower levels than those hesitating or experimenting with herd immunity […]

Great powers learn to be humble

Published at: 01-05-2020

Posted on: May 1st, 2020 by RaduC No Comments

Throughout human history the great powers have always made sure to get the lion’s share. The “great power” status, whether the source of power lied in the economy or their military strength, turned the countries into more than regional or world leaders, but into targets of constant wooing by small and mid-sized countries that were […]

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