Archive for December 2018

Tesla on the Up? By Shawn Lim

Despite the recent equity sell-off in October (due to rising interest rates and trade tensions between the US and China), it seems that Tesla overcame the odds by surprising investors with a record quarter. Short sellers took a huge hit as the Tesla Inc stock rose sharply over the past few weeks, from $260.00 to…

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Blockchain: How it works by Mattia Tino

Over the past two years, everyone has heard about the rise and fall of currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. Experts call them “Cryptocurrencies” and behind their operations, is an extremely complex engineering structure.  The software, blockchain, may rewrite the way which we manage transactions. Blockchain is a ledger, a register, which records transactions which…

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Who Owns your House? And Why Does It Matter? By Kevin Owens

Lately, the “American Dream” is starting to look a bit different than it did for previous generations. The colloquial saying refers to a utopic idea, which often includes homeownership, a goal shared not only by young people in the United States, where the phrase is commonly quoted, but around the world. Many factors affect house…

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New ‘Premium Economy’ Class On Flights by Aminah Ayub

The price difference between economy and business class seats on flights is staggering. Ticket prices vary depending on route and demand, but, on United Airlines, a seat in economy class (for a long haul flight) can cost you $1,071 compared to a business class at $7,050. Recently, United Airlines has introduced a new class of service…

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Deutsche Bank’s woes continue by Luke Rochussen

On Wednesday, shares in Deutsche Bank fell to a new record low as the criminal investigation into the suspected money laundering activities of the bank’s wealth management unit continued. Then, on Thursday, the share price dropped even further following revelations that Deutsche Bank may have processed an additional €31bn of questionable funds in the Danske…

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A decade of recovery for private equity by Justin Knight

In essence: private equity (PE) refers to ownership of a company that is not publicly traded. However, since the boom of transactions funded by significant proportions of debt during the early 1980s, the term has come to describe a firm which pursues this particular type of investment strategy. A Leveraged buyout (LBO) is a type…

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The Modernisation of Saudi Arabia’s Economy. By Kusum Sull

Saudi Arabia’s competitive economic edge for the last several decades has undoubtedly been due to its vast oil reserves. However, as major economies continue to shift their focus towards more sustainable commodities, Saudi Arabia has recognised the need to modernise their own economy rightly so. Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s reforms to progress the Saudi…

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