Finance

While the whole world has seen its own individual economies falling into a hard and fast recession in 2020, it is perhaps the US’s recession that catches the most market interest. What prospects does the US have at the moment for a recovery?...

Humanity's technological innovation has been a constant ever since we have discovered fire. However, it really started speeding up in the last several centuries. From the discoveries of things like the printing press and steam engine to modern technologies, the innovation...

There is no denying the high amount of volatility that markets have seen in the first half of 2020. With the sudden imposition of lockdowns that the global pandemic caused, markets reacted almost maniacally to the constant unpredictability of the news flow. While economies were...

Around the world, governments and countries are grappling with a sudden downturn in their GDP due to lockdown measures enforced by the COVID19 pandemic. The severity of these measures varied from country to country, but for the most part, developed economies have all seen such...

Covid-19 has had a massive impact on the global economy and unfortunately, we may have only seen the tip of the iceberg. It’s difficult to predict the full effects of the pandemic but according to World Bank forecasts, the global economy will shrink by 5.2...

Digital currencies, and their underlying technology, the blockchain, have been one of the biggest topics of the last decade — not only in the technology sector, but also in the financial one. Cryptocurrencies offer to be a new native digital asset class with more immediate...

The speed with which the Coronavirus has spread has affected so many parts of the world in so many ways. The economic implications of enforced lockdowns have sent markets into turmoil as investors struggle to react to the pace and implementation of financial aid packages...

At first glance, the world of finance might seem completely different from what it was a few decades ago. After all, we can now make payments via the internet, send money between accounts, purchase stuff online, invest, trade currencies, and more. However, a deeper, more...

In times before a global pandemic, there were three theoretical reasons that a country would want to devalue its currency. But what would happen if the US dollar started to lose its value? As the world’s reserve currency, when the Dollar is weaker, it can...

The cryptocurrency industry is getting stronger and stronger with every passing year. While most financial institutions and banks have tried to ignore it for as long as possible, this is no longer something they can afford to do. Fortunately for them, there are plenty of...

Since March, focus has been firmly on Covid-19 but there is further financial regulation scheduled to be introduced in the remainder of 2020 and 2021 which firms need to be aware of. Both the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and the PRA (Prudential Regulation Authority) have...

It is hard to summarize succinctly what has happened in the financial markets and various stock exchanges around the world since Covid19 became a worldwide pandemic. Even six months on from the first death the disease caused, we are still in the thick of troubles...

Back when cryptocurrency originally emerged, it did so quietly. The news did not take long before it started to spread, but even that took a long time to happen. It only emerged in its full glory in 2017, thanks to the Bitcoin bull run. However, while...

Covid-19 and the regulatory impact on financial markets The impact of Covid-19 on the global financial market has been huge – some stock exchanges saw their fastest drop in history and analysts say banks’ performance in equity and debt markets is already on a par with...