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China’s Future Political and Economic Moves

Commentary: President Xi wants to avoid China losing its dominant role in the world as a result of the now hopefully ended pandemic. Indeed, he wants to redesign it at a time when, due to past and present mistakes, the productive, social and healthcare system of the United States and part of the EU shows strong failures

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The Oil Market Crisis

Commentary: In the darkest phase of the crisis, the objective of the financially sound OPEC countries will be diversification from oil to more technologically advanced and expanding sectors, without neglecting the oil sector. For the less financially sound countries, it will be about implementing great political reforms, which may at least stabilize the countries floundering in severe economic crisis, or having their oil assets quickly sold by the richest Arab countries.

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The Chinese Debt Issue

Commentary: According to financial and economic analysts, the economic crisis from Covid-19 will not lead to recession in China, but even to a very strong public economic stimulus and hence to greater future short-term debt. Some professional Western investors are wondering whether the Chinese economy can carry the new debt burden, which is necessary to push the economy forward, during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

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China and Covid-19

Commentary: Currently the relationship between politics and economy is changing in China, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic is stepping up the privatization of the Chinese economy and the new relationship between the political centre and the economic decision-making process. The pandemic shows that nowadays, irrespective of our ideology of reference, borders are much vaguer and more porous than we imagined.  

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Khalifa Haftar’s Latest Declarations

Commentary: The rational way to solve the Libyan proxy war would be to determine the birth of a Libyan federal state, with areas controlled by local players in stable coordination with their international contacts and counterparts. But the possibility of a new unitary state in Libya, like Gaddafi’s, is becoming increasingly remote.

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A New Mediobanca for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Commentary: We officially propose the establishment of a medium-long term credit bank dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises. You can have access to it with the same criteria as an ordinary industrial credit bank, which can lead the most promising SMEs to be listed on the stock exchange or can possibly organize an effective market for the minibonds issued by any small and medium-sized enterprise  
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