October 29, 2018 | Aleksandr Gevorkyan - Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Johns University
Despite the independence premium in national policy and in parallel with evidence suggesting recent strong economic growth the post-socialist economies are yet to achieve the ideals announced at the outset of market reforms. Ironically, the most unfortunate economic plan was the 1990s script of transition from planned economy to free market in the EE and FSU...
October 28, 2018 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
“Teach a parrot the terms ‘supply and demand’ and you’ve got an economist.” That parrot can explain to us what is happening with commodity prices. While, on the demand side, factors common across commodities can be highlighted, different supply conditions have mattered predominantly in most commodity price trajectories.
Extreme returns, reduced financial risks, well, every firm proceed with an outlook that revolves around such forecasts during capital budgeting. The term associated with such actions is corporate financing.
October 19, 2018 | Matteo Carbone - Insurtech Thought Leader, Keynote speaker and writer on insurance innovation
As of today, 22% of Italian households that have no home insurance are inclined to buy it—if it were connected insurance. This was the starting point of July’s meeting of the Observatory on Telematics, Connected Insurance and Innovation, an Ania–Bain think-tank, which has put together executives from 30 insurance groups within the Internet of Things (IoT) sector to discuss the great potential of connected insurance, as well as the challenges it poses to the insurance business.
October 17, 2018 | Jouko Ahvenainen - Serial-entrepreneur and co-founder, Grow VC Group
Blockchain, ICOs and digital securities (e.g. cryptocurrencies) have become the new kids on the finance block – and of course opinion is divided. Some believe they will take over the entire finance industry in a few years and make all traditional finance instruments and institutions obsolete. Others see ICOs and cryptocurrencies as the biggest bubble and/or scam of our time – in the US, there are now plaintiff lawyers that only focus on ICO lawsuits.
October 16, 2018 | Warren Coats - Monetary Policy Expert, Advisor for Central Banks
To understand the relationship between our fiscal deficit and trade balance, it is essential to understand the macro level relationship of our trade deficit to the other broad categories of our national income and expenditures.
October 16, 2018 | Matteo Carbone - Insurtech Thought Leader, Keynote speaker and writer on insurance innovation
The insurance sector has entered a phase of profound transformation. Numerous Insurtech startups—around 1,000 according to Venture Scanner map—have popped up to challenge the traditional model by generating more than 16 billion dollars in the last years from insurance companies.
The principle behind every negotiation, every integration is the market share or better terms, ‘the growth strategy’. Also, it is a well-known fact that every organization pursuits for a competitive marketplace to magnitude their business growth. Considering the modern economic times, the organizations will be granted with only two options, it’s either a merger or an acquisition.