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Euro: the second most important currency

Euro: the second most important currency

Posted on August 12, 2018
The euro may only exist since 1999 but it instantly became the second most important reserve currency of the world behind the US dollar. In its success the Deutsche Mark had a key role, but there were other factors, too.

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How much is Apple’s $1 trillion?

How much is Apple’s $1 trillion?

Posted on August 08, 2018
Apple became the first US company that is worth more than 1 trillion dollars. Amazon is also on its way to reach the magic number. Still, that’s a figure hard to grasp, so we looked for some comparisons to better understand how much Apple’s really worth.

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The era of „cheap money” is over

The era of „cheap money” is over

Posted on July 29, 2018
In 2018 global markets reached an important milestone. As the most important central banks stop their large-scale asset purchasing (QE) programmes, it seems that the era of cheap money is over. In the meanwhile, shortage of labour, wage inflation, and general inflation are also appearing. This means that we can expect higher rates, tighter monetary policies. Government bonds can also become more important to investors.

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Wealthiest people: tech is taking over

Wealthiest people: tech is taking over

Posted on July 25, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, overtook Warren Buffet as the third richest person of the world. This means that for the first time in history, the three wealthiest people are all from the tech world. But not only founders do good: US-based tech companies are skyrocketing just as well.

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The world biggest importers

The world biggest importers

Posted on July 22, 2018
After the map of the top 10 exporters of the world, now we can see the map of the biggest importers as well. Unsurprisingly, the leading 10 is the same on both lists, but there are changes in their order. Let’s see the top 10 and the differences, too.

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