Can managing climate change ever be good business?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 11, 2021


/IT’S THE BUSINESS Can managing climate change ever be good business? It should be, as noted by a recent report commissioned by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Titled ‘Managing Climate Risk in the US Financial System’, the report assesses the current situation as alarming for more than just the physical costs of the damage … Continue reading “Can managing climate change ever be good business?”

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Brexit has made the pound as volatile as bitcoin. But that’s better than enforced stability

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2019


    Someone had an interesting take on the effect of Brexit uncertainty on the pound. It’s been as volatile as cryptocurrency. Indeed, the yo-yoing on Brexit (will it be deal, no-deal?) has been giving bitcoin a bit of a run for their money on volatility. On the day a new withdrawal agreement was struck … Continue reading “Brexit has made the pound as volatile as bitcoin. But that’s better than enforced stability”

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Who fills that hole if US dollar is no longer dominant?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2018


Everyone has their own theory, some better informed than others. Hardly anyone (except the Russians and Iranians) is betting on cryptocurrency to replace the mighty dollar. Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary could have been a glittering affair, full of promise. But as has been noted by those who follow these things, Bitcoin has not lived up to … Continue reading “Who fills that hole if US dollar is no longer dominant?”

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Bitcoin is the new hawala — no more, no less

by Rashmee

Posted on January 8, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The Egyptians, Saudis, Turks and Lebanese are officially frowning on bitcoin, the cryp­tocurrency or elec­tronic form of money that almost no one but the very nerdy (or the very volatile) would seriously consider as an invest­ment. The Indians are similarly unimpressed, citing pretty much the same reasons as the Lebanese, namely that digital money carries … Continue reading “Bitcoin is the new hawala — no more, no less”

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Beware of Greeks bearing bitcoin & examine the digital currency’s image

by Rashmee

Posted on June 19, 2015


Bitcoin’s surging price on account of Greeks fleeing control (and order) is both an advertisement and a warning. For, the decentralized digital currency is in the enviable but slightly dodgy position of being the last resort for Greeks to circumvent capital controls. That’s good. And bad. It’s fine if you’re Greek and your country is … Continue reading “Beware of Greeks bearing bitcoin & examine the digital currency’s image”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK