Finance

Snap Inc: The Next Big Technology IPO in 2017

Snap Inc. aims to reach the next upper echelon by evolving from a messaging platform into a content and media powerhouse that could one day eclipse its $25 billion initial public offering valuation in 2017. Evan Spiegel, the company’s 26-year-old founder, is expected to figure prominently in conversations with investors during the marketing process, known as a roadshow, claiming that they are the next Facebook, not the next Twitter.

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The High-Frequency Trading Conundrum

Over the past decade, technological progress in trading systems has changed the trading landscape forever. The significant growth of algorithmic trading and the introduction of new high-speed trading platforms are challenging more market operators including investors and regulators. 

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Fierce Competition for Aramco's IPO

Aramco is expected to double Alibaba’s IPO by offering 5% of the company to institutional investors, initially in Riyadh and possibly raise a record $100 billion. In the past few months, Saudi Arabia set the investment world on fire over the possible sale of shares in the world’s largest oil company, Aramco. 

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The European Union in Late Modernity

The European Monetary Union (EMU) is the largest and most ambitious monetary union attempted so far. It is a continuous process, whose value derives from the ever-changing, dynamic and often polarising relationships between member states that sustain the circulation of the euro.

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