Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Big money available in Australia

If you are working in defense industry, Australia is your next eldorado ! 

2016 Global trading bellwether

Are we facing conditions which could be worse than the 2008 financial crisis ? Maersk group which owns the world's largest container shipping company, believes it. 

Maersk is seen as a bellwether for global trade and it grew almost flat last year (between 0 and 1) against double digit before the financial crisis. It forecast a 1-3% growth this year, well below the post crisis trends.

Global trade conditions were abnormal last year with imports to Europe, Brazil, Russia and West Africa all falling. Low oil price is also considered as a main issue. 

Keep an eye on 2016 Maersk growth figures to confirm or not the trend.

Roberto De Primis.

Would you pay online with a selfie ?

Mastercard has just trialed the "selfie-pay" system in the US and the Netherlands and will launch it in the U.K. in the following days. Thanks to your smartphone, you buy and confirm your order with a selfie. The image taken is compared with an image stored in Mastercard's database. This system should be available in 14 other countries around summer 2016.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Better than AirBnB

Ever wonder if there are great (luxurious) alternative for AirBnb ? Here are some of the best pick around the world :  

Monday, February 22, 2016

Iranian car market industry worth attention

A few years ago, French car maker Peugeot withdrew from Iran because of increasing international sanctions against Tehran. 

This move triggered huge loss for the Iranian car maker Khodro whit whom Peugeot had a joint venture. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Saudi Arabia stability at stake

With the oil price constantly falling, some oil countries such as Venezuela and Saudi Arabia are facing huge troubles. The latter one is really experiencing a moment of truth and will have to manage social and political stability. Indeed, Riyadh has just decided to cut subsidies in order to slash spending. The cut will cost the average household an extra $140 per month (rise of water, electricity and petrol prices).

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Invest in your own island

In troubled financial times with low interest rates and stock market in turmoil, you should think to diversify your investments. We all know that real estate is a key investment but think differently this time and invest in an island. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fashion and hijab

Genuine creativity is what makes ideas brighter and sometimes more fashionable. 

One young model Yasemine Kanar (also know as Yazthespaz), has found her way to target the Muslim market.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

China's new friends in Latin America

Between 2010 and 2014, China lent $90bn to Latin America. Some of these "investments" are
highly ideological when we consider Venezuela and Ecuador.  

But clever China is now pivoting from oil-dependent countries (Venezuela among others) because of the steep drop of oil price. 

Nowadays, Beijing consider these countries as weak partners and not assets anymore. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Everybody wants Iran even Arts

After the nuclear agreement reached a few weeks ago between Iran and other nuclear superpowers,
Tehran sees other opportunities, among others inside the Arts business.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

After 40 years, the US are again an oil exporter country.

In the 70s, The US banned oil export because of the oil and gas crisis. In early January 2016, for the first time in 40 years, a ship full of US crude oil has left the country bounded to Europe.  

After years of Gulf oil dependence, it's a concrete sign of the recent U-turn regarding energy security and supply (post 9/11).

Roberto De Primis.   

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Private jet : Uber is in the air

The rise of Uber taxi service around the world was just the beginning of something bigger. 

And now it's time to share even private jet. With a simple app, you can find bargain price for private jet across the world.