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Global geopolitics and its effect on Huawei

Shrey Srivastava 17th January 2019   The news coming out of Berlin is the latest in a long string of blows for the Chinese telecoms company Huawei. The German government has announced that it is to ban Huawei from supplying its 5G phone network in the country, following that of America and Britain after being …

NHS 10-year plan: Promises and Challenges

Cong Minh Nyugen 18/01/19   The new plan indicates an additional 20 bn pounds to the NHS by 2023, a third of which will be spent of improvements GP consulting, community care, and mental health[1]. This means a shift of the budget away from hospitals, which is taking up around 50% of the £114 bn …

J Sainsbury and Asda Stores Limited to potentially merg

Shrey Srivastava 30th December 2018   Merger Details: J Sainsbury plc J Sainsbury plc is the holding company for Sainsbury’s, the second largest chain of supermarkets in the UK by market share, currently at 16.9% [1]. It is also comprised of two other segments: Sainsbury’s Bank and Sainsbury’s Argos. Smaller but still significant are the …

Huawei’s CFO arrested: US-China tech Cold War?

Wenqian Zeng 12th December 2018   On 1st December 2018 [1], CFO Meng Wanzhou of Huawei – China’s telecommunication giant – was detained in Vancouver, Canada during a flight transfer under US’s request. US authorities have claimed that Meng has helped Huawei avoid US sanctions on Iran by informing financial institutions that a Huawei Subsidiary, …

Market Summary 13/12/18

Market Summary Cong Minh Nyugen 13th December 2018   The US’s favourable labour market condition and falling import prices put upward pressure on the interest rate: On Thursday, the Labour Department stated a decrease in the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefit to the 49-year-low at the same time when import prices plunges the …

Market Summary 4/12/18

Shrey Srivastava 4th December 2018   Trump eases on China China’s currency the renminbi has seen its biggest two day rise in more than 10 years as US President Donald Trump has signalled his intentions to reduce the pace of tariff increases on certain key materials and products coming in from China[1].   Boost for …

What can we learn about investment from the ‘forced hugging scandal’ of Ted Baker?

Cong Minh Nguyen 06/12/2018   On Monday, Ted Baker’s share price dropped significantly by 13 percent as the City was digesting the luxury retail company’s harassment allegations around Ray Kelvin, the CEO. Such scenario highlighted the risk of investing in companies being strongly associated with one person regardless of his or her talents. “… a …

BDO to merge with Moore Stephens

Wenqian Zeng 28/11/18   Merger Details: BDO LLP Binder Dijker Otte LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm offering advisory, audit & assurance, tax services. It is the UK member of BDO Global. There have a wide range of industry specialists including financial services, health care, private equity, public sector, real estate etc to …

Trump and the puzzle of oil prices

Cong Minh Nguyen 28/11/2018   Recently, Donald Trump celebrated the collapse in oil prices that started in early October: Trump cheered his optimism from a fall in U.S net imports of oil this summer U.S. to under 2 million barrels per day: “Oil Prices getting lower. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and …

Market Summary 28/11/18

Wenqian Zeng 28th November 2018   Falling prices of Bitcoin After trading of a peak of $19,000 in December 2017, Bitcoin’s trading price has now plumeted to just $4,600, a drastic fall of nearly 70% this year1 .This likely indicates the end of Bitcoin, as many investors lose confidence in the cryto currency.   Judging …