19.03.2018 – Russian Presidential Elections – Aftermath?


I find myself on the third floor of a glassy mansion on the 2449 and I can’t stop thinking of this post I read by Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group who reports that no European Leader has congratulated Vladimir Putin … Continue reading

Chinese Text Mining Challenge


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Mining text in Chinese language can be quite challenging. For learning purposes, I developed a real-time RSS Chinese News Feed that can perform statistical analysis of unstructured data (word count, frequencies plots and clusters). The picture below shows successful encoding of linguistic … Continue reading

2017 – Business and Industry Events in Luxembourg


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June 2017 in Review   June 21th 2017 3×3 Fintech Lecture Series “Corporate Innovation, collaborative infrastructure, changing market dynamics’ organised by University of Luxembourg, SNT and LHoFT, June 20th 2017 Cisco Spark and Spark Board Demo organised by Dimension Data Luxembourg … Continue reading

IT Consulting, Systems Integration and Outsourcing


In December 2016, I joined CGI Global as Solution Consultant in Data Analytics. CGI Group Inc., more commonly known as CGI, is a Canadian global information technology consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, and solutions company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As of December … Continue reading

Weekends in Luxembourg


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Weekend’s pick in Luxembourg are Luxembourg #Art#Prize winner John Haverty’s exhibition at #gallery @hervelancelin   #European#courtofJustice openday at @EUCourtPress opening season at Junglister #golfclub enjoy #Luxembourg  

What’s happening to US Democrats now? – Part I

“While thousands march in US cities to protest against Trump’s presidency” [4], the general feeling “amid the wreckage of Hillary Clinton’s loss”[1] in Tuesday’s presidential election is that the democrats “screwed up” [3] and they are now facing extremely difficult times, with the party being severely split internally “between the establishment wing, embodied by Clinton, and the party’s more liberal members, many of whom aligned with Sen. Bernie Sanders” [1].

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According to many, Hilary Clinton has committed a series of “strategic mistakes that sealed her fate” [5]. But Clinton has blamed FBI director James Comey for her stunning defeat.

“Clinton’s aides also believe that the renewed attention to the email story helped dampen enthusiasm among her base voters”. However, “Democrats have long complained that the campaign failed to address the email issue swiftly over a year ago, and those frustrations bubbled over after her loss Tuesday”[5].

Meantime Sen. Bennie Sanders, sustains the problem were wealthy donors. He said: “You can’t tell working people you’re on their side while at the same time you’re raising money from Wall Street and the billionaire class. [..] The Democratic Party has to be focused on grass-roots America and not wealthy people attending cocktail parties.” [1]

With many advocating for a party’s new direction, concerns arise and debates intensifies around the 1M$ question: Who is going to lead DNC (the Democratic National Committee) now? [6]

“The contest to replace interim chairwoman Donna Brazile now appears to be a wide-open affair. Brazile stepped in for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who announced her resignation in July after the release of a trove of hacked emails” [1].

Had Hilary won the elections, she would have been expected to name a political ally. But  Hilary lost and despite several favourable sentiment pools preceding Tuesday, Hilary is not perceived very well at the moment.

A list of possible candidates pops up in the news. Among these, Keith Ellison, Minnesota congressman, supported by Senators Charles Schumer, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and Former Vermont governor Howard Dean, who served as DNC chairman a decade ago, and lately announced “plans to try to regain the position as a full-time role”[1].

Stay tuned. More to follow…


Green Finance in China – Timeline, Government Commitment and Early Indicators


In July 2007 the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the PBC, and the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) jointly released the Opinions on Implementing Environmental Protection Policies and Laws to Avoid Credit Risks (Ministry of Environmental Protection Document [2007] No.108), which … Continue reading

Financial Regulation, Internet Banking and FinTech in China


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Recently, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), who are collectively known in China as the “Yi Hang San Hui” (one central bank, three commissions), … Continue reading