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2019-20, Issue 2

November 27, 2019

With many European economies stuck in a low growth, low inflation and low interest rate environment, it is difficult not to start drawing comparisons with Japan’s economic performance over the last few decades – a process some economists ha...

November 27, 2019

I’ve always believed that, paradoxically, Brexit will only bolster the EU. In a calculated move, we will be (and have been) offered a deal so undesirable as to deter anti-EU movements in other countries. Such punitive disposition echoes the...

November 27, 2019

It’s hard to imagine the world in 2049. But China can, and they’re investing over $1 trillion in it. They call it: the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Introduced in 2013 by the leader of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, the BRI is...

November 27, 2019

Despite UK house prices growing at just 1.4% in the year to April 2019, the housing crisis persists. Compared with the 1990s, 25 to 34-year-olds are twice more likely to rent privately, which has led to a distinct age gap in home ownership....

November 27, 2019

With vegans making up nearly 2% of the UK population, and 16% of food products launched in the UK within the last year being vegan, it’s clear to see that the meat-free revolution is here to stay. These changing consumption trends are havin...

November 14, 2019

Just as we thought our worries from the last crisis was over, there have been multiple warning signs that the next one is imminent; inverted yield curves, eurozone slowdown, static low interest rates, and even the creation of instruments su...

November 12, 2019

With the UK general election kicking off in proper this week, the three parties currently polling highest have been quick to roll out lavish spending promises which would represent a significant break from nearly a decade of Coalition and C...

November 12, 2019

With the largest ever climate strike gathering 7.6 million people in September and activism having a direct impact on capital markets, the awareness surrounding this issue is increasing and the threat to financial stability is unmistakable....

November 12, 2019

Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest company, has been eyeing up a potential IPO for some time, as part of the Crown Prince’s strategy to diversify the Saudi economy. Investors value this IPO in excess of $100bn, the largest in history. Howeve...

November 12, 2019

In just a few short months, the buzz surrounding WeWork has seemingly transitioned from big dreams to bankruptcy. The rentier firm’s rapid fall from grace has shocked real estate markets as WeWork, the former venture capital darling and cur...

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...

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The Review is the official publication of the Warwick Finance Societies - providing readers with a comprehensive insight into the world of finance and the major factors it is shaped by. Our writing team meets regularly to debate and exchange ideas, allowing us to critically analyse ongoing developments in business, policy and financial markets