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Crème de la Crème of the World Automakers: The Most Expensive Car Brands in the World - 10/07/2015

Interbrand consultancy company has published a ranking of the most valuable brands in the world. The list, which consists of the 100 largest companies, includes 14 automakers. The most expensive occurred to be Toyota - the Japanese brand was estimated at 49 billion dollars. For the first time, Mini came in the list, which, according to estimates of Interbrand’s analysts, is worth about 4.2...

EU Economy in September: Unemployment is Flatlining yet Consumer Prices are Going Down - 09/30/2015

Consumer prices in the euro area in September 2015 decreased by 0.1% compared to September last year, said Eurostat. The deflation in the euro area has been recorded for the first time since March 2015. In August, inflation stood at 0.1% in annual terms. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, on average, forecasted zero inflation in September. The main components of inflation in September in the...

Saudi Arabia Withdrew More Than $ 70 billion of Foreign Funds - 09/29/2015

Foreign assets of Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), performs the role of the central bank, decreased by $ 72.8 billion from III quarter of 2014, when oil prices began falling down. This figure is almost equal to the sum of $ 71 billion, by which decreased its reserves, placed in foreign securities. Money is needed in Saudi Arabia to finance the budget deficit and the military campaign in...

Chocolate Crisis, or What to Expect from Cocoa Beans Prices - 09/28/2015

Cocoa beans rose by 13% from the beginning of the year, approaching four-year high level. The rise in prices is caused by investors' concerns about supply shortages of cocoa in the coming year. The drought in West Africa and heavy rains in South America will cause global supply deficit in amount to 250 thousand tons of cocoa. And by 2020, the shortage of cocoa on the market may be a reason for...

High-Skilled Digital Marketer: Most Wanted - 09/25/2015

According to BCG’s research, many companies feel lack of digital skills necessary for effective marketing in today's rapidly changing environment; it affects a range of skills and marketing channels. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is an international company, a leading consultant on business strategy specializes in management consulting, conducted a study called "The revolution in digital...

Japan Automakers are Affected by 'Diesel-Gate'; Germany is Under Threat Too - 09/24/2015

This morning, the Japanese Nikkei index fell nearly 3% after investors have arranged the sale of Japanese automotive companies’ shares. Market participants fear that the scandal surrounding the Volkswagen, caused by the concealment of the exhaust, may have a negative impact on the Japanese automotive market. Meanwhile, some analysts have expressed fears that the scandal with Volkswagen could harm...

Why the Richest Chinese Businessman Divests Himself of His Chinese Assets - 09/21/2015

In difficult business situations, we take the example of successful businessmen. If you are not sure whether to continue to invest in China, look what Li Ka-shing, Asia's richest man, has been doing since 2011. He has sold 16 billion dollars-assets in China and transferred the money to Europe, arguing that it is more profitable. The largest deal was the sale of the Hong Kong Pharmaceutical via AS...

Food is Falling in Price at the World Market - 09/16/2015

Experts have registered the sharpest drop in food prices since the 2008 crisis. They explain this not only by the excess supply due to good harvests. Bad for farmers, good for consumers: food got cheaper on the world market. The trend to lower prices has been observed since 2011, as evidenced by the monthly index of food prices, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)....

Jeffrey Brown: Oil Exporters Will Turn into Importers - 09/15/2015

Despite the fact that recent headings draw many attention to the volatility of the energy market, it is important to monitor its development strictly in focus. This is especially important since many screaming headlines in the media have been wrong in recent times, says petroleum geologist Jeffrey Brown. As for the fact that world oil production has ceased to grow over the past decade, despite...

On the Verge of Risk: What Has the Morrow in Store for the Global Economy? - 09/14/2015

Security and political risks can seriously affect the world economy. The probability of these risks and the extent of how they may affect the global economy, are seriously different. Taking into account these risks, Economist Intelligence Unit compiled a list of the top five risks, which "can seriously change the situation in the economy and business in the next two years". These scenarios were...
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