American Economy Showing Strength, Brexit Still a Worry for Banks

The American economy is roaring ahead, showing increasing signs of strength. So far, the year has been quite kind as far as the economy goes. The strength of the American economy, in particular, is boosting Europe and other markets. With stock markets at or near historical highs, international investors and wealth managers have also enjoyed [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

Prince Philip “Retires”, Current Royal Leaders In Twilight

Last week, reports of an “unusual” meeting among Royal staff had many fearing that one of the members of British Royalty may have perished. The elderly Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were, as usual, among the prime suspects. These rumors turned out to be nothing but speculation. However, Prince Philip did announce that he will [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

Britain Aims for Snap Elections, Unlikely to Slow Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for snap elections in an effort to expand her influence over parliament and thus the government. While the move caught some off guard, with May having previously denied the possibility of snap elections, in hindsight it makes a lot of sense. May is looking to expand the Conservatives’ power [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

European Economy Growing, Greece Problem Bubbling Up, Brexit Intensifying

It’s a mix week as far as European news goes. The European Union’s economy is showing increased strength, which is certainly good news for workers and businesses alike. Yet while the economy is picking up steam, politics is only growing more complicated. EU members are toughening their positions on Brexit, while the Greek debt crisis [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments|0 Comments

Immigrant Battle Brewing In USA as Nationalism Rises Across The Country

Nationalism is rising in the European Union, and United States. The so-called collective “West” has suffered a lot of turbulence. The exact sources of this turbulence is hard to pin down. Part of it seems to be the movement into a post-industrial society. As factories have shut down in the United States and across Western [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

Merkel To Run For Fourth Term, But Will She Win?

Could Angela Merkel be the next Hillary Clinton? Merkel has announced that she will seek a fourth term in what is expected to be a hotly contested election cycle. While many observers have lauded Merkel’s leadership, citizens across the world are looking for change and to upset the political order. When it comes to Germany, [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|business topics, Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

UK’s High Court: British Parliament Must Approve Brexit

The Pro-Brexit hardliners now in charge of the UK government suffered a bit of a set back in its quest to exit the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May had been trying to avoid what could potentially be a messy parliamentary battle over the pending withdrawal. Many in the British parliament wish to remain in [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

Banks: Brexit to Cost Tens of Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Revenues

Brexit could cost as many as 70,000 jobs and banks may lose 40 billion pounds worth of revenues. Such losses could prove catastrophic for a country that has already been struggling with sluggish economic growth and the fallout from the Brexit Vote. Yet the worst may just be beginning. The above data is according to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Financial, Governments, International|0 Comments

Pound Sterling Crushed, Drops To Historical Lows

The pound sterling was crushed last week, dropping to a 31 year low against the United States dollar. Unsurprisingly, much of the pessimism appears to have been caused by still lingering concerns over the health of the United Kingdom's economy and its post Brexit future. Last week, the pound dropped to $1.2739 dollars. Not since [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Financial, International|0 Comments

Liam Fox: Trade Will Be At Least As Free After Brexit

The United Kingdom's international trade secretary, Liam Fox, has come on record stating that he believes that trade will be “at least as free” after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Foxs believe that trade with the European Union will remain open. He also stated that the U.K. will be able to negotiate more [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Governments, International|0 Comments