May 07

Australia and China – the Relationship

By Gerry Brady | Blog

The links between Australia and China started in the early 1850s when many Chinese immigrants came to Australia as indentured labourers working as shepherds, rural labourers, cooks and gardeners. In 1853, the first boatload of Chinese miners arrived in Victoria. Between 1854 and 1855, about 31,000 Chinese people arrived on the Australian goldfields. So Chinese […]

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May 02

Inconvenient Truth – Rare Earths Roadblock

By Gerry Brady | Blog

The industrialized society we live in induces magical thinking. For example, many children (and many adults) have no idea where food comes from. In a rather brilliant article published way back in 2014 in the Sydney Morning Herald —  “In 2010, as part of his Food Revolution, Jamie Oliver stood in front of a classroom […]

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Apr 04

Property and Security Tokenization

By Gerry Brady | Blog

The property industry is ripe for disruption. Many other industries have already seen the huge impact of new technologies and new business models. The taxi industry has been disrupted by the arrival of Lyft and Uber — companies that own no cars. And the accommodation industry has been disrupted by Airbnb — a company that […]

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Mar 24

Multiple Disruptions in the Crypto World

By Gerry Brady | Blog

Some people say that the world of Crypto and its so-called “cryptocurrencies” are a disruption to the conventional currency system.  Last week, the world of Crypto was disrupted itself by five events of some significance. The first event to take note of was the decision by the Chicago Board of Exchange CBOE to halt its Futures […]

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Mar 24

Italy Turns to China

By Gerry Brady | Blog

An event of great Geo-political and economic significance took place on Saturday 23rd March. The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with President of China Xi Jinping in Rome that links Italy and China in the Belt and Road Initiative (the BRI). Growth in trade and investment is the aim […]

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Mar 15

Building The Future

By Gerry Brady | Blog

In complex systems, the Interaction Between Variables is much more important than any one variable. Which future do you prefer? More Politics Technology Money Energy Conflict or More Art Gardens Music Literature Drama Cooking Caring If you missed out on Gerry Brady’s presentation from our latest event, or want to explore the topic a little […]

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Mar 10

Interest rates at 20% in the USA

By Gerry Brady | Blog

Central bankers used to be the “inflation fighters” back in the good old days of the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. Just like a team of well coordinated fire fighters dressed in fire protection suits and helmets battling an out-of-control enemy, they launched raids on rising CPI inflation by raising interest rates over and over again, […]

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Mar 07

Robots are Coming

By Gerry Brady | Blog

Last year, over 28,000 new robots were installed in the United States alone in non-automotive roles. The car companies have led the charge in robotization in the past but robots are now invading outside the car manufacturing plants. The annual growth rate outside the car plants is above 16%. At that rate, the number of […]

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Mar 07

US Energy Crisis

By Gerry Brady | Blog

It is now fashionable to call America the new energy “powerhouse”. The fracking companies in the USA have certainly been producing more oil and gas over the last 10 years with their new technologies to extract energy from “tight” places. They have done this by pumping huge amounts of oil, sand and chemicals below ground. […]

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Mar 07

BRICS Bank Issues Green Bonds

By Gerry Brady | Blog

The BRICS New Development Bank, based in Shanghai, has just issued Chinese Yuan denominated Bonds to raise 3 Billion Yuan. This money will be used for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in emerging economies. They are called “green” bonds. The BRICS Bank was established in 2014 and formally opened for business a year later. The […]

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