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2019-20, Issue One

November 11, 2019

I am not the first to raise an eyebrow at Donald Trump’s questionable leadership style. However, amidst the petulant tweets, sexist remarks and naming a fellow global leader “rocket man”, there lies a more damaging philosophy that continues...

November 11, 2019

Marks & Spencer’s performance has suffered recently, culminating in investors losing faith and the high street retailer being relegated from the FTSE 100 Index in September. Its profits dropped in the first half of its financial year, and t...

November 10, 2019

A surging digital payments industry in India is leading the transition into a cashless society, opening up a plethora of investment opportunities in the world’s largest democracy. Convenience for consumers, operational efficiency for busine...

October 28, 2019

Andrew Benito, whose career to date includes working at the Bank of England, Banco de España, the IMF and Goldman Sachs – after having completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D in Economics at Warwick – spent an afternoon with The Review and WFS. He of...

February 15, 2019

The UK automotive manufacturing industry saw 1.67m cars built in 2017, with the sector contributing £21.5bn to British GDP in 2015. With 180,000 people directly employed in automotive manufacturing and a further 640,000 in support industrie...

February 15, 2019

What lies behind the yield curve?

The so-called ‘yield-curve’ is probably the most popular market predictor for economic health. This curve is measured by subtracting current short-term government bond rates from those offered on longer-term...

February 15, 2019

2018 was the worst year for China economically in the past decade. Economic growth in the third quarter sank to 6.5% and the forecast for 2019 is even lower, at 6-6.5%. Apple’s revision of its sales forecast for China warns investors that a...

February 15, 2019

Beyond H.C Andersen, Carlsberg, and LEGOs, the one thing which sets Denmark apart from the rest of the world is the concept of ‘hygge’. Hygge explains a cosy state of being, a feeling of contentment and well-being; it is your hands wrapped...

February 15, 2019

With the country drowning in debt, a mere 2 months of imports worth of foreign reserves, currency being the weakest it’s been in decades and security issues around the disputed area Kashmir, the future seems bleak for Pakistan.

July 2018 saw...

February 15, 2019

Big-oil titan ExxonMobil became the first company to locate the long sought-after oil wells off the coast of Guyana in 2015, and they found it in abundance; an estimated 5bn barrels of oil lie beneath the seabed off the coast of the small,...

February 15, 2019

The dominance of the oil barons has come to an end. For nearly a century the black oil was at the centre stage of global events: war, technological advancement - it was the fuel for the world economy and partially still is. - looking at the...

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