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  • Year of the SPACs?

    Companies looking to go public have more than one way to achieve their goal, including through Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), a method that has come to prominence in recent years.

  • The Fed May Lack the Flexibility That Other Central Banks Enjoy

    Central Banks Introduce Hawkishness On 21 April, the Bank of Canada was the first industrial country's central bank to signal a reduction in stimulus and a normalisation of monetary policy. Since then, there has been a hint of hawkish sentiment from the Bank of England by chief economist Andy Haldane who views inflation as an increasing threat. We have also seen a positive statement from the Reserve Bank of New…

  • China Leads the Way in Recovery

    It has been a few months since we saw the first reports of economic recovery in China. If we look at the GDP stats, China's significant down fall was first quarter of 2020, at the outbreak of Covid, which was compensated in the next two quarters. Another indicator of recovery has been the decline in the jobless rate. During the worst of covid lockdown in the spring of 2020, between…

  • The RBA Response to Covid Supported Employment

    Australian Unemployment and the RBA's Response During the Covid Pandemic The Reserve Bank of Australia or RBA is Australia's central bank. It is the custodian of the country's monetary policy and aims to contribute to: The stability of the currency of Australia; The maintenance of full employment in Australia; and The economic prosperity and welfare of the people of Australia. As the central bank decides on and institutes its various…

  • The Global Semiconductor Shortage – Causes and Solutions

    Chip Shortage is becoming an issue for various industries worldwide - it has major real-world consequences and is expected to last for at least two more years. What are Semiconductors? Semiconductors, at their core are simply silicone with transistors build into it them, are advanced microchips that power almost every electronic devices being made today. It is not an overstatement to say semiconductors, or computer chips, power the modern world.…

  • Geely Taking Aim at Tesla?

    Yes, they are! And they are not alone. It's not a secret that China is quickly becoming the biggest and most competitive market for Electric Vehicle ("EV"). Other brands like [Nio, Xpeng, BYD] are also in fierce competition with the American giant. Although primarily targeting the Chinese market, these companies have also managed to spark worldwide attention. In fact, the legendary investor Warren Buffet, claims his most profitable investment in…

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