If you're interested in starting your venture abroad, there is no better option than Berlin. Besides being an amazing, international city with easy access to markets in Europe, the city also aims to be the most popular destination for startups. SoundCloud, GetYourGuide, and Rocket Internet are a few of the successful companies that have made their home there.
Germany, and the EU as a whole, are becoming more welcoming to new businesses. With new pressure to compete with the
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron's speech on trade in Paris in 2017 showcased his country's leadership on the very issues the U.S. is now hiding from. From increasing free trade, enhancing sovereignty and security, to promoting innovation, it's Europe's every intention to replace the U.S. as the leader of the free world.
The U.S.'s new aggressive protectionism, lamenting $500 billion in tariffs and removing itself from the Asia/Pacific free trade pact, TPP, cements
When people hear news of eroding corporate culture, it's not uncommon to associate that with the likes of major financial institutions, a.k.a., Wall Street. It was them that brought us the Great Financial Crisis in 2008, as banks created bad debt and resold them as high-grade investments (^1). What may be less known, however, in the wake of the #metoo movement, is that Wall Street is again at the forefront of sexual harassment and bad behavior, re-illuminated by the recent in
The World Cup is more than just a $14.5 billion expense to the host nation. In 2018, over 3.4 billion people are expected to be viewing the event generating $6 billion in revenue (^1). The question worth asking is, with half of the world's population viewing and money moving with it, are there investment opportunities worth considering?
At the last world cup in 2014, Brazil's GDP only grew by 1% after contributing $12 billion to infrastructure for the games. There were also
A lot has happened with news of tariffs and the threat of a trade war. The U.S. dollar, as a consequence, rose against a basket of currencies as high as 6.6% since mid-April. A diversified investment portfolio that’s rightly invested in foreign developed and emerging stocks, suffered 6.5% and 10%, respectively, as a result. A strengthening dollar was to be expected as talk of tariffs hit headlines. Tariffs increase the price of imported goods so much that it significantly cur