In a context in which interest rates are low in developed countries, treasurers are facing the delicate issue of optimizing their treasury placements. Near-zero or negative interest-rate policies have created a situation in which no inflation growth has been produced, and spending and investment have not grown as expected.
The number of new oil and gas discoveries made over the last few years has declined. And fears of oil shortages are regularly returning—reminiscent of previous alarms about the planet’s shrinking black-gold reserves. On several occasions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) also issued alerts about slowdowns in investment.
On February 22, 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced the end of a long story with the agreement on trade facilitation, concluded in 2013, finally able to enter into force. Criticized for its paralysis for years, finally the agreement has been ratified by a two-thirds majority of member states;
Monsanto has agreed to sell itself to Bayer in exchange for an all-cash consideration of $128 per share. The buyout offer is a premium of 44 percent over where shares of Monsanto were a day before the negotiations began in May.
Why has Exxon Mobil not written down the value of its assets at a time when oil prices have plunged by more than 60 percent since 2014? The US Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the matter to see if the oil giant could be playing games
Dick Fuld, the man behind the wheel of Lehman Brothers when it went under in September 2008, had the reputation of being a ruler with an iron fist. On Wall Street, he was the most feared CEO due to his aggressive demeanor and unrelenting competitiveness.
If you were to ask a few ordinary investors where they would stash their money if a stock meltdown was coming tomorrow, the majority would tell you gold. For instance, following Brexit, gold soared more than 20 percent
The growth of Netflix has become synonymous with the doom predictions of the demise of cable television for some time now. Indeed, the concept behind Netflix is unique and runs counter to the underlying business model
For Eurozone diehards, there is no political or economic storm that the European Union (EU) cannot overcome. In the past, the European Central Bank (ECB) has proven its power in ensuring that the forces that bind the EU remain intact.
The government of Japan and the country’s central bank have signaled that there is a need for more monetary interventions to save the domestic economy from falling into a recession.