Eastern Powers and Global Markets

— Keenan PWM Blog Post — The way I see it now, the market is being influenced by highly suspicious, yet unlikely, circumstances. Putin and Moscow are flexing their muscles in the areas surrounding the Ukraine. Will history repeat itself again with Putin taking over more of the Ukraine, like he did in Crimea? Or… Read more »

Good Fences Don’t Make Good Neighbors

— Keenan PWM Blog Post — Recently, we have seen an escalation of shared interest between Russia and China. Putin and Xi Jinping have been dancing closer and closer to each other on the world’s Geo-political stage. Not only have they negotiated deals on gas and vowed cooperation with a common link of currencies, but… Read more »

The Evergrande Effect, Hong Kong & The Move Toward Maoism In The PRC

— Keenan PWM Blog Post — 1) Will this be the Lehman Brothers of China and resultant contagion worldwide? 2) How does this effect the property sectors in Mainland China and Hong Kong? 3) What is the short term and long-term effect of the “Socialization” of China’s Industries? — 1A) An answer to the first… Read more »

The Dilemma of China’s Political Future

China has been experiencing a rash of internal and external challenges. At first the challenges have been manageable but now we can see that these issues are affecting the future of China Inc. Most certainly in the short term but now it seems China is making a fundamental shift to what I think is an… Read more »

Hong Kong Turmoil

Sudan For a few minutes, it looked as though there was a chance for Sudan to transition from one of the world’s worst trouble spots to a democratic government. Long term leader Omar al-Bashir was forced from office, his piles of loot seized, and a transitional council set up. But two months later, it is… Read more »

Hong Kong Part 2

03/20/19 I have returned from my trip to Hong Kong. The 13 hour time difference resulted in a prolonged adjustment—when I was there in the 80’s, I was in my twenties and more flexible with these changes! Now in my sixties, I am still adjusting after a week. Hong Kong was every bit as exciting… Read more »

Hong Kong or Bust

2/24/19 I will be returning to Hong Kong in 3 weeks. This is the culmination of a 30 plus year Odyssey of getting clients and making connections. But most significantly, I want to experience first hand what has happened in the years since 1997, when Hong Kong transitioned from a British colony to a part… Read more »

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