Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (July 11 - 17, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.
In recent months, concern has intensified among the world’s financial experts and news media that overheated asset markets – real estate, equities, and long-term bonds – could lead to a major correction and another economic crisis.
From the standpoint of savers, the ECB’s negative interest rate play simply emphasizes the plain and obvious fact that this whole accommodative monetary policy with its “lower-for-longer” philosophy, has been hammering the living daylights out of savers.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (14-07-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.
Eurozone leaders continue to debate how best to reinvigorate economic growth, with French and Italian leaders now arguing that the eurozone’s rigid “fiscal compact” should be loosened. Meanwhile, the leaders of the eurozone’s northern member countries continue to push for more serious implementation of structural reform.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (July 4 - 10, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.
It is all too easy for international banks who do business with dictators for decades to fall into the trap of believing that their sins, assuming they commit any, will never return to haunt them. The brutal truth, however, is that dictators have a habit of eventually toppling and their corrupt dealings, all of which have to be routed through the global banking system one way or another, suddenly start to come under forensic scrutiny.
On a trip to Budapest last month I caught the BA in-flight magazine Business Life, and one article in particular stood out. The title shouted in large font “Who Needs Banks? The rise of crowdfunding”. The article went on to describe the growth in direct lending such as P2P and crowdfunding, saying how lack of supply was causing more and more small businesses to turn to this disintermediated form of finance.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (07-07-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.
For most of the past five decades, Malaysia has lived up to its billing as an “Asian Tiger”. However in recent weeks economic commentators have argued the Malaysian miracle is at risk of unraveling – or that the outlook for the ex-Tiger is looking distinctly cloudy.