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Is diesel technology a dead-end? The VW emission scandal may help innovation

Is diesel technology a dead-end? The VW emission scandal may help innovation

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.

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The Fed did not raise interest rates

The Fed did not raise interest rates

Posted on September 18, 2015
As Innovative Securities predicted, the Fed did not hike the interest rates. The main reason for the delay was the low inflation. In our market analysis a week ago we also pointed out the importance of inflation in the decision making. There were some other reasons we believed would the delay of the hike.

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Capital outflows evoke the times of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy

Capital outflows evoke the times of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy

Posted on September 05, 2015
Recently, investors have been worrying about market turmoil and falling stock prices that's why foreign portfolio investment turned negative. In addition, a surge of capital outflows has risen on Black Monday the same amount as recorded for the autumn of 2008, during the week of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.

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Falling Oil Prices – The Winners and Losers

Falling Oil Prices – The Winners and Losers

Posted on August 31, 2015
Oil prices have been falling to record lows for the last few months. This is even more striking, since in the last 6 years we got used to high prices for crude, sometimes over $100. Lately, prices are nearly reaching $40 per barrel, usually staying at around $45-50. Although many analysts believe that prices will not stay this low, there are already both winners and losers.

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