Investing & Markets

Smartest Money Isn’t Buying (Yet)

As Warren Buffett takes centre stage this afternoon at 4 pm EST (9 pm BST) to host the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting, I’m looking forward to hearing his perspective on the coronavirus pandemic and implication for investors. Buffett has been surprisingly quiet over the past few months as the U.S. markets crashed and rebounded […]

FCA acts to improve competition in the investment platforms market

‘While the market is working well for most of its consumers, the package we’ve announced today should make it less expensive and time-consuming for investors to shop around and move to the platform that best meets their needs. As part of that, we believe it is right that we restrict exit fees, so people can […]

More than 3,500 UK bankers paid €1m a year

The EBA has analysed the data provided to it for the year 2017, and compared it to the 2016 data. The main results of this analysis are as follows: – the number of high earners who have been awarded EUR 1 million or more in annual remuneration slightly increased for 2017, from 4 597 in […]

World’s first trillion dollar techco

History is made today with Apple Inc. becoming the first technology company in the world to reach a trillion dollar market value. Although it’s not the first company as some media outlets are reporting as PetroChina briefly hit a trillion dollar market cap in 2007 before the credit crisis. Nevertheless, I’m ecstatic and happy for Apple. Both […]

Discover a World of Opportunities

This week the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Scottish Business Network (SBN) will be hosting Scottish International Week. An amazing forum to learn and interact with some of Scotland’s leading businessmen and women with a track-record of success in new markets such as the Europe, North America, Middle East, and China. The forum will be held throughout the week, starting today […]

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Foreign Investors

Tadawul, Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, opened up to foreign investors. The Tadawul is not only the largest stock market in the Middle East with a total market capitalization of over US$550 billion but is one of the largest of the emerging market exchanges. Foreign investors interested to trade on the Tadawul must fi rst register […]