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Will mythical creatures transcend traditional retail banks? By Justin Knight

Following an £85m Series E equity investment last week, Monzo has joined Revolut as the second challenger bank to reach the elusive ‘Unicorn’ status. A Unicorn is a privately-owned start-up company with a value exceeding £1bn. As the name suggests; Unicorns are not easy to come by. Since the term was coined in 2012, fewer…
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El Niño: Could early Soybean harvests prolong the Sino-US trade war? By Azman Rahman

As November briskly reaches its conclusion, the latest round of trade negotiations between the United States and China will soon commence. In two-week’s time (November 30th-December 1st), the leaders of the world’s largest economies will gather together in Buenos Aires, Argentina to partake in the G20 summit. Though previous negotiations have been largely unsuccessful, many…
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Marijuana Stocks: An Overview and Future Prospects by Prince Soni

On 20th June 2018, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announced the legalization of recreational marijuana in the country starting 17th Oct 2018. Following this announcement, there was an obvious hope for investors to benefit from this potential marijuana market boom, which did occur. Between 20th June and 15th Oct, Canopy Growth Corp (CGC), Canada’s…
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Brexit’s effect on the pharmaceutical industry by Malaviga Gopalakrishnan

With only 4 months left until the proposed date for Brexit, many industries are still uncertain regarding future trading relations. Three days ago, Theresa May had released her draft agreement with the EU which has led to a series of resignation. If the draft doesn’t gain enough support from the MPs, it is very possible…
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The Future of India’s Sugar Industry by Bhawesh Vasnani

Sugar is an ingredient which has thousands of applications in our globalized economy. It is widely used by large corporations such as Coca-Cola and is imported in large volumes by various countries all around the world. India is the world’s second largest producer of sugar (Bloomberg, 2018). Recently, however, sugar futures have started falling, and…
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Easy on those brakes Fed! By Alexander Le Grys

To say 2018 has been a solid year for the US economy would be an understatement. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1969. The stock market is at near record highs. Even President Donald Trump’s tax cuts have contributed to raising annual quarterly growth to over 4%. However, the Federal Reserve Chairman, Mr Jerome Powell,…
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Pharma Meets Social Media: Untapped Potential by Estia Ryan

The pharmaceutical industry isn’t traditionally thought of as embracing social media for change. A recent study however shows the huge potential for the market: 80% of social media users also look for health information online. 90% of 18-24 year-olds rely on social media in some form to educate themselves on health. Social media however goes…
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The Emerging Winners and Losers in the U.S.-China Trade War, by Ethan Bradshaw

Trump’s increasingly aggressive, indiscriminate and arguably erroneous trade war with China shows no sign of cooling off. The U.S.’s last round of tariffs was imposed on $200bn worth of Chinese imports and China took little time to retaliate. This ongoing tit-for-tat provides little comfort to American importers, Chinese manufacturers and especially emerging Asian economies who…
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Bitcoin: Game over? By Luke Rochussen

October 31st 2018 marked a momentous day around the world. No, not Halloween, but the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin. On this day 10 years ago, Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive Bitcoin founder, published a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” Today, Bitcoin is very much in the mainstream and has given rise to a…
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Energy bills to be capped in new year by Durrat Adnan

From 1st January, the new energy price cap on gas and electricity bills will come into force, saving consumers a total of £1bn. This would mean savings for 11 million customers on average, £76 a year. Every year in April and October, according to the latest estimated costs of supplying gas and electricity, the price…
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