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Don’t forget SMEs in Business and Climate

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465 words “The human environmental and financial cost of climate change is fast becoming unbearable,” warned United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in September 2014. “To ride this storm we need all hands on ...

2nd phase of Africa’s smartphone wave started

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398 words It’s common to say that Africa has become one of the fastest, if not the fastest, growing markets for mobile phones in the world. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the ...

Narrow opportunity to avoid the Brexit

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469 words Financiers, investors and bankers pushed a sigh of relief when David Cameron and the Conservatives have won the latest general elections in the United Kingdom (UK) by a large margin and have ...

Towards a globalized Future of systemic crisis

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1144 words Alain Chouet, a former top ranking official with the French foreign intelligence service (DGSE), thinks one has to prepare in the future for adaptation or resistance systemic crisis inherent in globalization. If ...

Storm failed to sweep aside Russia’s economy

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301 words Less than three months ago, one would have been either crazy or intrepid to invest in Russia in 2015, after the ruble (RUB) had fallen sharply against the dollar (USD) and the ...

China, India work to build the Asian Century

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494 words Chinese President Xi Jinping has welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his home province’s capital Xi’an; famous around the world for its Terracotta Warriors Museum. Modi’s visit has been an occasion ...

How does Goldman Sachs & Co. assess the Grexit?

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466 words The endless Greek crisis has generated much comment from institutions like the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Their general perception, like most of ...

Bond Crash is neither obvious nor ongoing

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421 words “It’s time to rethink the bond market, Bonds are quietly crashing around the world, Is the huge bond wave about to crash?” here are some of the most striking business media headlines ...

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Chinese professors among 6 defendants charged with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from Avago Technologies and Skyworks Solutions for benefit of People’s Republic of China.

No permission will be given to (the opposite party to the nuclear talks) for inspecting any of the military sites as well as for interviewing nuclear scientists and (scientists in) other sensitive disciplines,” said Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Have the 4 years since the sovereign debt crisis led to nothing? German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) he can’t say Greece won’t default this time.

North Korea (DPRK) said it can conduct “any underwater operation with world-level strategic weapons capable of striking and wiping out in any waters hostile forces.”

The Office of the US Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Osama Bin Laden.

Over half the accounts of UK customers of the Israeli contracts for difference (CFD) company Plus500 have been suspended on alleged concerns that the accounts may be used for money laundering.

One more alert after shares in China’s solar energy company Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd. whose meteoric rise had troubled market analysts, nearly halved in value during its annual shareholders’ meeting in Hong Kong.

Patrick Drahi’s group Altice has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 70 percent of the share capital in Suddenlink, the 7th largest US cable operator with 1.5 million residential and 90,000 business customers.

According to a research note released by Deutsche Bank, if the Federal Reserve, led by Chair Janet Yellen, decides to push back an initial rate hike past September 2015, it ultimately could hurt stocks.

$545 million: UBS AG has agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud for conduct in the LIBOR matter, pay a $203 million fine to the US DOJ and accept a three-year term of probation. UBS will also pay a penalty of $342 million to the Fed and has agreed to undertake a series of remedial measures.

Japan, the world’s 3rd-biggest economy, said its economy expanded at a faster-than-expected 2.4 percent annual rate in January-March 2015, thanks largely to a rebound in housing construction.

Airbus, Finmeccanica and Dassault Aviation welcomed the signature of the trinational declaration of intent by Germany, Italy and France for the European MALE drone development.

“It is (…) not clear that the ability to lower key ECB rates deep into negative territory would by itself help ensure a faster return to growth in the euro area,” said Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

The European Central Bank (ECB) is not ready to pull the plug on Greece – not yet at least, wrote the New York Times (NYT).

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