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.
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.
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.
Bitcoin is taking the world by storm. The digital currency most fervent supporters celebrate it as something akin to a monetary messiah. Money is changing as electronic and mobile communication devices have become a new interface for storing, spending, paying and keeping track of transactions. We are heading to a new era of digital non-state currencies.