Posted on October 25, 2015
After 5 years of negations, Japan, the United States of America and 10 other countries signed the treaty of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This is the largest economic (trade and investment) agreement of human history: the TPP – if local legislations ratify it– can affect 40 percent of the global GDP.
Posted on October 18, 2015
One of the hardest questions to answer is this: which payment (credit or debit) card is the best to have? There is no easy answer to the problem, since the card networks rarely tell us exact numbers concerning their cards and a lot depends on the user as well. One thing seems sure though: MasterCard and Visa are the biggest.
Posted on October 11, 2015
Cash had a great year so far, might outperform both the stock and bond market, which has not happened since 1990. It is all down to the fact that liquidity has peaked and to the concern that Fed would raise rates.
Posted on October 04, 2015
In the last two weeks Volkswagen’s clean diesel scandal made a huge mess on the market which can bring significant changes in the automotive industry in the near future. It is obvious that there are lots of skeletons in the cupboard, VW-group’s brands (like Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat) announce one after another which of their cars are involved in the scandal, and here we are talking about millions of vehicles. We can clearly see the problems on their stocks as well: in two weeks the company lost 35 percent of its stock value, which leads to a breath-taking 26 billion Euro loss. The scandal took its toll on other parties of the industry as well.
Posted on September 27, 2015
Nowadays easy and almost permanent access to the internet makes our lives easier in many ways. We can do the groceries without leaving our homes, we can watch films or stream music while commuting. The same goes for banking: even in the ‘90s most of us didn’t even think about starting a transaction or checking our account balance without going into a bank’s branch - but that is so last century.