As the world progress towards the month of August – a predominantly holiday month in the Western world I had a feeling that things would slow down in the markets. After all the traders also need a break right ? But i was wrong, my inexperience in analysing the Financial Markets was thoroughly exposed by … More The Big Commodities Fall – Gold Loses its sheen !
In this post I would like to focus on a country which has dominated the World Economy like no other country in the last 30 years. I can’t think of any conversation or discussion happening on world stage in the last decade or so where China is not mentioned. After all its a country which … More China’s Slowing Economy & The Stock Market Turmoil – Dragon stops breathing fire
In my previous posts on Eurozone, I highlighted the creation of the single currency, the effects of a single monetary union without a common fiscal union and explained the Greece Crisis. The current Greece crisis is a classic case of Political Compulsions and Brinkmanship trampling Economic rationalities. The event some years back when Greece asked … More Eurozone IV – Britain’s Shakespearian dilemma " To be or not to be " in European Union
In my two previous posts on the Eurozone i had written about the formation of the Eurozone, its benefits, Constraints & the challenges confronting it. The economic crisis of 2008-09 being the biggest challenge so far confronting the monetary union. But the challenge which has occupied much of the media space and the discussions in … More Eurozone III – Greece Farce " To be in Euro or not to be "
In my first post on Eurozone i highlighted the creation of the block, its merits and constraints. Now lets turn our attention to the first major challenge before the Eurozone and its implications. All of us are aware of the Financial crisis of 2008-09 that saw collapse of Lehmann Brothers, bail out of AIG and … More Eurozone – The Financial Crisis of 2008-09 & its impact.
Good Morning from a sunny Barcelona ! I have been saying this for last two years to mine friends in Europe and elsewhere. I often get a response from mine Northern European friends that its not sunny in their region and they are still waiting to see the sun. Lets take this non uniformity in … More Eurozone – Benefits & Constraints of a large monetary Union
In the first part of the blog i highlighted to importance of Crude Oil from an end consumer point of view. In this blog i will highlight issues which concern Policy makers and Business stakeholders. Policy makers from Oil producing and exporting countries along with Oil companies have an obvious interest in having a higher … More Crude Oil & its global significance II
After my initial blog on M&A deals i decided to take a short break from finance and discuss a topic which resonates with a wider audience. I can’t think of any other issue or product than Crude oil or simply Oil. We learnt in school than water is the most important liquid for survival. I … More Crude Oil & Its Significance in Geopolitics – I