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Bain & Company: Luxury goods market will be growing to 2025 - 11/16/2018

The international consulting company Bain & Company calculated that the world market for luxury goods was growing in 2018. The total volume of the market amounted to € 1.2 trillion, which is 5% more than a year earlier. Researchers believe that due to the growing demand from Asia, the growth trend will continue until 2025. The report says that market growth has been noted in almost all...

Is it possible to transfer oil trade to cryptocurrency? - 11/15/2018

The authorities of Venezuela, ignoring the Western media, which claim that Petro does not exist, intend to bring this coin to a new level. PDVSA has already started to pay its employees in Petro, and also plans to transfer all payments related to sale of oil in this cryptocurrency. PDVSA is the main oil company of the country. It coordinates all its key actions with opinion of the government of...

Global corporations are shifting to flexible office models - 11/14/2018

The market for flexible office spaces is growing rapidly and has great potential for development. A sense of community among employees is the main benefit of the transition to this model. According to experts, personal productivity will increase. The demand for a flexible workspace, when an employee is not assigned a workplace, is growing, according to a study by consulting company Knight Frank....

Will OPEC be destroyed? - 11/13/2018

The oil market is waiting for global shocks. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) may cease to exist. Saudi Arabia has long been playing its own game, and key decisions are made de facto without taking into account views of the majority of other cartel members. The United States is also calling to disband the organization. A serious reshuffle is waiting for existing order in...

What an investor should expect from the US elections - 11/09/2018

The elections in the US on November 6 somewhat changed the political landscape in the country: Republicans enhanced influence in the Senate, and the Democrats went to the House of Representatives. What does this mean for the markets? On the Election Day, US President Donald Trump said that everything went "with great success." However, the facts suggest otherwise. Democrats managed to get a...

China to become the most popular tourist destination - 11/08/2018

Already by 2030, China will become the most popular tourist destination in the world, overcoming the current leader, France, follows from a report by Euromonitor International. At the same time, European countries are doing everything to keep the flow of arriving tourists, despite the uncertainty around Brexit, the crisis with migrants, saturation of the market and growing attractiveness of Asian...

Emerging markets show net outflow for the first time since 2016 - 11/07/2018

In the third quarter, developing markets recorded the first net outflow of funds since the end of 2016 - minus $ 21 billion (including $ 44 billion in September, while in August there was an inflow of $ 11 billion), the Washington Institute of International Finance (IIF) counted. The reasons for the trend change are trade differences between the US and China, the decline in the growth rate of the...

Morgan Stanley lowers oil prices forecast for 2019 due to high stocks - 11/06/2018

Analysts at Morgan Stanley lowered the forecast for oil prices for reference brands for 2019, as supplies continue to be higher than expected volumes. Now, the analysts expect that Brent oil will cost an average of $ 77.5 per barrel from the fourth quarter of this year to the end of the third quarter of 2019 compared to the previously estimated $ 85 per barrel. In October-December of the next...

Turkey vs Cyprus: the conflict over gas fields is intensifying - 11/05/2018

The gas conflict between Turkey and Cyprus is heating. In the end of January, the navy seals of Turkey for the first time intervened in it, and Turkish military ships invaded Cyprus exclusive economic zone (EEZ). There were two more conflicts last month. The dispute flared up because of the gas blocks, that is, the zones of different posession in the waters around Cyprus. The Turkish government...

World stock exchanges lose $5 trillion in October - 11/02/2018

Last October was one of the worst in recent years for the stock markets of the world. As a result of a series of collapses, the total value of shares in the markets slipped by about $ 5 trillion, of which nearly $ 2 trillion fell on US companies. Analysts noted multi-year lows on the indices, but they hope that the October events are not indicators of a more significant correction in the stock...
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