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1 year

Fintech and The European Monetary Union

During the past couple of months, the eurozone is witnessing a wave of populism following the rise of terrorism and the continuing sovereign debt crises. By entering the european monetary union, countries have not just given up their national currency, but have also equally given up their monetary policy freedom, leaving them only with fiscal policies to counter various shocks to their economy.

2 years

The Revival of Wall Street

97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up. Wall Street is considered one of the most iconic financial places on earth, where all dreams come true. It is the only place that people ride to in a Ferrari to get an advice from those who take a Subway.

2 years

Investors Clamour More Scrutiny to Tackle Excessive Corporate Pay

Large investors, including Fidelity International, Aberdeen Asset Management, Calpers, Standard Life and Henderson Global Investors are expected to crank up pressure on boards to reduce excessive pay and introduce greater transparency in 2017. 

2 years

Demonetisation is Holding Back India

A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves a thousand moments of regret. The same night that Donald Trump stunned pundits and became America’s President-elect, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped a bomb of his own when he announced that his country’s 500 and 1,000 rupee notes would become worthless little slips of paper.

2 years

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.

2 years

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. 

2 years

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.