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EDPR Acquisition of Sunseap: The Dawn of Solar-Powered Energy in the Asia Pacific?

On 3rd November 2021, the world’s fourth-largest renewable energy producer, EDP Renewables (EDPR), agreed to acquire a majority stake in the Singapore-based energy system developer Sunseap for a total of 810 million USD. The deal will result in EDPR owning at least 87.4% of shareholdings, which could potentially increase to 91.4%, depending on the willingness…
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What did the Bank of England’s recent interest rate decision mean for the bond markets?

On 4th November, the Bank of England (BOE) announced that its base interest rate will remain at 0.1%. This was a surprise to investors as policymakers had made statements that suggested a contractionary monetary policy would be adopted instead. The impact of the Bank of England’s decision was noticeable in bond markets both domestically and…
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Fossil Fuels – Invest or Divest?

Fossil fuel divestment is the selling of assets related to the extraction and emission of fossil fuels, and it is often accompanied by the redirection of funds into clean energy investment. This practice has been growing in popularity as socially responsible investing has risen in importance, with companies shifting focus towards Environmental, Social and Corporate…
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THE EFFECTS OF RISING WAGES ON AMAZON’S LOW-COST BUSINESS MODEL

With the unexpected turn of events of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and families were forced to adapt to the new normal, which included working from home and utilising online platforms to get their day-to-day requirements. While the pandemic has seen the closures of numerous companies in various sectors across the globe, Amazon, among other…
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Facebook Changes Username to Meta: What Does the Future of the Internet Hold?

On 28th October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a drastic change in their corporate identity. This started with a change in the company’s name to Meta Platforms Incorporated, hereunder referred to as ‘Meta’. In the founder’s letter published on Meta’s website, it was implied that the intuition behind the rebrand was to apply the corporation’s…
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Cryptoization – The growth of crypto adoption and its use in emerging markets

The past year has seen what the International Monetary Fund has labelled as “cryptoization” in their recent October report; the rapidly growing crypto footprint across emerging market economies, where the use of cryptocurrency for everyday transactions has dramatically increased. IMF researchers have discovered that the top five countries using or owning crypto assets in 2021…
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The Digitalisation of Healthcare:Is AI diagnosis the key to a broader distribution of healthcare?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already changing healthcare as we know it. When it comes to identifying numerous life-changing diseases, studies indicate that deep learning or machine-based algorithms beat medical professionals. For example, one international dermatology study, spanning Germany, France and the US, used a deep learning neural network to identify skin cancer. It fed the…
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Doctor Copper Rises

Informally known as Doctor Copper for its uncanny ability to determine the health of a global economy, the third most used metal in the world is likely to play an ever more pivotal role in coming years. As a highly efficient conductor and one of the few materials that can be 100% recycled, its wide…
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The return of Air India into private hands

Since its nationalisation in 1953, Air India has not had consistent success under state control. It has accumulated losses currently worth $9.5 billion and has struggled to compete, especially following the emergence of low-cost carriers (LCC), which now dominate India’s airline industry. Therefore, in June 2017 the Government of India approved its privatisation and have…
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Green Hydrogen: The past, present, and future of the promising renewable

Renewable or ‘green’ hydrogen is a renewable energy source created through the electrolysis of water. Using renewable energy, hydrogen electrolyzers are used to ‘split’ water into both oxygen and green hydrogen, which can then be transformed into electricity or synthetic gas. The ‘green’ distinction is important as it is markedly different from its ‘grey’, ‘blue’…
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