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.
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you some of the biggest news stories from the past five days (June 27 - July 3, 2014) in finance and business – essential reading to keep you up to date with the latest topics.
Paul Kagame has held the presidency of Rwanda since 2000. A soldier and rebel leader who forced his predecessor from office with a string of military successes, Kagame's vision for Rwanda is to make it a lower middle income country by 2020.
Will Thailand's coup be a rerun of the coup in 2006, or will the generals manage to demonstrate that they have learned a few lessons?
Each week QFINANCE.com brings you five things to look out for in the week ahead (30-06-2014). Essential news that will shape the week and help you keep ahead in the world of business and finance.
One of the problems that any industry involved in export faces in Africa is that local banks tend to be cash-constrained, and this lack of liquidity is compounded by the Basel III regulations. They have to hold additional capital reserves for every risky trade they make.