Category: Business

Articles relating to issues facing a particular business, sector or
industry, e.g. industry changes, merger and acquisitions, IPO

OPEC: Failed Cartel or Rising Phoenix?

The fate of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries as a super cartel and oil market influencer since it was founded in the 1960s is impinged on the burning question that all industry analysts, traders and spectators are asking, “Will OPEC…

Have we reached peak clean energy?

The growth of the clean energy industry over the past decade has been phenomenal. The latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance put investment into low-carbon energy technologies such as wind and solar power last year at $287bn. This represents…

Ethiopia: Africa’s China?

Over the last twenty years or so, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, and Angola have been Africa’s fastest growing economies. As a country possessing few natural mineral resources, Ethiopia’s 9.6% average GDP growth over the last few years has been truly impressive….

CMTrepenurs – Charlie’s Designs

Charlie A. Bolivare design style reflects how we live our lives today. He mixes periods, styles and ideas whose rules are self evident: elegance and classic modernity. Charlie’s Designs LLC ( is an interior design consultancy, creating classic contemporary interiors,…

Will markets play the Trump card?

The US presidential election is as close as it has ever been in recent times (Hilary Clinton – 44% , Donald J. Trump – 42%) which has lead to market volatility, most notably within FX and equities. Donald Trump, whose…

The mechanics of leaving the EU – explaining Article 50

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty 1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements. 2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention….

The Death of the High Street Bank?

Ever since the recession, the UK high street has been crippled with store closures and with the advent of online shopping; retailers have seen sales plummet as customer footfall has fallen. The effects have been felt throughout the economy and…

Should Britain leave the Eur-no?

The UK’s EU referendum is one of the key near-term global political uncertainties. The general consensus is that the referendum will be held on either the 23rd or 20th June after the UK government pledged to hold it by the…

Brussels Calls for Tougher Tax

Belgium has been ordered to recover over 700m euros from multinational organisations that have been using a loophole to reduce their exposure to taxation within the EU. These measures come about as a result of the EU’s aim to close…

Technology – the Unicorn Boom

Unicorns are everywhere but not in the way you might think. Firstly, what is a unicorn?! Unicorn is the term (made popular by investor Aileen Lee, the founder of Cowboy Ventures) used to describe private start-up companies with a valuation…

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