Tag Archives: Investments

Mastering the market cycle: getting the odds on your side by Howard Marks

Overview: A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER Named one of the Best Business Books of 2018 by Business Insider The legendary investor shows how to identify and master the cycles that govern the markets. We all know markets rise and fall, but when should you pull out, and when should …
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A man for all markets: beating the odds, from Las Vegas to Wall Street by Edward O. Thorp

Overview: The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you …
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OECD – G20 Innovation Report 2016

The G20 Innovation Report 2016 of the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development has been prepared at the request of G20 Leaders (Hangzhou Summit Communique, 4‐5 September 2016). This report is based on material from the OECD’s Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015 (with data updates where available) and the forthcoming Science, Technology and Innovation …
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Alternative Investments 2020

The World Economic Forum has just published the report, “Alternative Investments 2020: The Future of Capital for Entrepreneurs and SMEs.” The study highlights new alternative sources of capital and examine their potential for broader industry disruption in the future. Over the past decade, the external environment for alternative investments has seen enormous changes. The areas …
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Other people’s money: the real business of finance by John Kay

Overview: The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship …
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2014 AFIRE Foreign Investment Survey

According to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) London has overtaken New York as the best city in the world to make investments in real estate. Madrid and Munich appeared among the top ten global cities, eclipsing Washington, D.C. The US remains the most stable and secure country for investment by a …
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Exploring the eurozone

Accenture has just published the report “Exploring the Eurozone: take cover or take advantage.” According to the survey, half of eurozone-based companies are actively seeking acquisitions within the eurozone in response to the currency and debt crisis. The survey of 450 business leaders in countries in and outside the eurozone also reveals that although 44 …
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Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2010

The Trade and Investment Division at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has just published the “Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2010”. The study describes and analyzes the developments in both intraregional and interregional trade and investment since mid-2009. The study is intended to deepen understanding of regional …
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Consumer Markets Scoreboard

The fourth Consumer Markets Scoreboard published by the European Commission reveals that investments, real estate services and internet service provision are the three services markets most likely to be failing consumers across the EU. Among the goods markets that scored lowest are the meat market, second-hand cars and clothing and footwear. For the first time, …
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