Sonntag, 11. August 2013

Showdown around Snowdon

The recent developments have shown that one man (Edward Snowdon) can cause a new "ice age" between the USA and the Russian Federation, just because of the fact that he gets temporary asylum in Russia. That marks a turning point in the relations between these two countries which were not even best friends before the Snowdon-incident occurred. It becomes obvious how different these two countries are and how much they are still in rivalry. The economical bonds between Russia and the USA will not be in peril through that but the "Showdown around Snowdon" signalize more a political and diplomatic issue. Of course in the long run an economical negative outcome can derive from this tense situation but albeit this fact, the USA and Russia are to dependent on each other economy-wise and need each other as a sales market for their resources and products. And none of these two countries wants to deepen the economic crisis which hold the world still in its grip. Russia still relies strongly on its only real resource, it's vast amount of natural resources, and the USA will further try to make the world belief that its image of the land of the free and of boundless opportunity is still real and active.
So for the months to come I don't foresee any stark changes in policy for the economies of these two countries who are so dependent on the thrive of their economies, not to loose ground on the battlefield of global markets, its players and dynamics.

© by Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann
Global Philosopher

Freitag, 2. August 2013

Vienna, the Most Liveable City in the World

Vienna is the most liveable city in the world, according to the Mercer study which is published every year. For the last years, Vienna holds this top rank. Whoever comes to Vienna for work or for leisure, will soon realize (that means see and feel) that Vienna is holding this rank for some reason. The public safety is high, as well as the cleansiness, and quality of water, which comes directly from the center of the Austrian alps thanks to the realization of an ambitious aqueduct-project built in the 19th century to provide fresh alpine water to the citizens of Vienna. You have green rolling hills beginning on the outskirts of the city center.

And most of all it is a very good spot to do business and for making money. Vienna is located in Central Europe on the the cross-roads between East and West, North and South in Europe. The infrastructure level in Vienna is top-notch and you can set up a business much more easilier than in Germany. Therefore many German companies have moved to Austria to avoid the burecratic hussles in Germany.

So if you want to combine a very safe, clean and economically properous and stable business environment with an international and high end 'arts & culture feel' then move with your company to Vienna or invest in this beautiful city or just experience this jewel with your spouse or fiancée. Just as Billy Joel has put it in his famous song: 'Vienna waits for you'...

© by Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann
Global Philosopher