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Asia Letter, Q1 2018:
    Asia Picks Up the Slack


“In this issue of our quarterly Asia Letter by Scott Foster, he proposes an alliance that we’ve been dreading since the rapprochement between China and Russia….There may be worse news than seeing Japan and China working together on a new axis, but if so, I don’t know what it is. “


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Operation BedBug

China’s Stealth Campaign
       to Buy the World’s Hotels

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Theft Nation

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China: Innovator or Thief?

“50% of [China’s recent] growth has been founded on stealing [W]estern business ideas, via old-fashioned industrial espionage and more sophisticated state-sponsored hacking.”


SNS was first to recognize the pattern. Ongoing coverage: Chinese Economy Facing Collapse | BBC Business Daily | Chinese & US Markets: Part One | Part Two | Part Three

SNS Calls the Crash:
Peak Pricing, Not Peak Oil

The most important economic prediction
of the decade

“$50/bbl should do it. … And since this will change almost everything in global economics, it seems worth sharing… I don’t think oil is ever coming back.”

– 7/12/14, Mark Anderson, SNS Global Report

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