2017 Market Outlook

2016 was an eventful year for markets with negative investor sentiment stemming from China’s ailing economy, political referendums/elections and global central bank decisions at the forefront of this. I certainly was shocked by the results of the Brexit referendum and…

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….

What do the Italian Referendum results mean for Europe?

Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reforms package was rejected by the Italian public on Sunday the 4th of December, with the No vote gaining 59.11% of the vote. In a crucial time for Italy as a country, with an imminent banking crisis…

Parliamentary Sovereignty and Brexit

I never really liked Public Law during my LLB Law degree at the University of Birmingham, so let’s just say my lecturers would be glad to see me taking such a keen interest. I recall writing an essay on Parliamentary…

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 (http://www.charlies-designs.com) is an interior design consultancy, creating classic contemporary interiors,…

Matchmaking & Market design

The peculiar thing about autumn is that people seem to have an increased desire to be in relationships relative to the earlier seasons – the phenomenon coined as Cuffing Season. Given this is Capital Moments, I tried to see if…

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…

Challenges ahead for Europe

Europe seems to be fighting problems on all fronts, ranging from migration, to the economy, along with a handful of other difficulties. The continent is like no other; the range of countries with their own history, culture and language all…

Brexit Immigration Conundrum – A football solution?

This week, we’ll see another set of four games involving the Premier League teams, Tottenham, Leicester, Arsenal and Manchester City, playing in Europe. Four English teams in the UEFA Champions League with squads of 25 players each, but only 8*…

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