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European Stock Winners and Losers

Italian stocks are on track to outperform Germany’s for the first time in 11 years

Choosing which European stocks to invest in used to be straightforward: either stable markets unscathed by the continent’s debt crisis or riskier countries whose shares were cheaper.  Thu.,  31 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070



And if voters approved the UK’s departure from the EU?

Rob Cox and Reynolds Holding discuss what a hypothetical CEO might tell employees of a London-based financial institution if voters approved the UK’s departure from the EU.  Wed.,  30 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070

China is cracking down on peer-to-peer lending

Thousands of online peer-to-peer lenders in China

China’s banking regulator, the CBRC, announced yesterday that they will place tougher restrictions on thousands of online peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders operating in the country, stating that firms will not be allowed to take deposits from the public, pool investors’ money or guarantee returns.  Tue.,  29 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070

Chinese Banks

Deutsche Bank sells China bank stake for up to $4 billion

Deutsche Bank says it has agreed to sell its stake in China’s Hua Xia Bank to a Chinese insurer in a deal worth between 23 billion and 25.7 billion yuan ($3.6 billion-$4 billion).  Tue.,  29 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070

The future of Bitcoin

Here’s one of the most interesting predictions for the future of bitcoin

What’s next for bitcoin? 2015 has seen the digital currency’s volatility stabilise and price jump, but it has also seen much of the hype dissipate. And there’s been a divergence between bitcoin and the technology that underpins it — blockchain.  Mon.,  28 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070

Automobile industry in India

Kwid’s Success Helps Renault Up by 92%

The biggest mover in the table, however, is Renault who almost doubled the sales since last year. At an astounding growth of 92%, the French manufacturer pulled out all the stops by completing sales of 7,200 units as opposed to 3,750 vehicles between 2013-14 with the newly arrived small car Kwid. … Mon.,  28 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070

Steel: Chinese Glut Critical

World steel chief calls Chinese glut ‘serious and critical’

The global steel industry is reeling amid a plunge in steel prices, a flood of low-priced imports from China and other countries, and a collapse in investment in pipes for oil drilling as a result of tumbling crude prices.  Sun.,  27 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070

48 things that changed the World

Goldman Sachs compiled an epic list of the 48 most important things that changed over the past 5 years

It’s the end of another year, and a time to reflect. oldman Sachs has done all the reflecting for us and boiled it down into this epic list of all the important things that have changed since 2010.  Sat.,  26 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070

Chinese show interest in Star Wars

Star Wars needs big sales in China if it’s to set a global box office record

The force is awakening in China. Proof? Around 700,000 online mentions of the new Star Wars movie since the start of December, according to a Reuters analysis of posts on the popular microblog Sina Weibo…  Fri.,  25 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070

Difference between Germany and others in Europe fades

Germany is over

Germany’s reign as Europe’s strongest economy is about to come to an end, according to this chart from Credit Suisse  Thu.,  24 december. 2015 22:26:19 -070