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Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

To Buy Or Not To Buy A Crisis?

Jeezuz, it feels like it’s been ages. My apologies for the lack of articles of late. I’ve been spending a bit of time lately hurtling through the air in pressurised tin cans breathing recycled fart. Speaking of which, last week we had a little round of drinks on a rooftop

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Why the Singapore Dollar is Staring Into the Abyss

Singapore is regarded as the “safe haven” or Switzerland of Asia. While on the surface Singapore is the economy to which most others can only aspire to one day become, beneath the scenes is a very fragile economy highly dependent on the cost of capital staying low or at least

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9 Reasons We Passed on This Deal

Ideas…like grains of sand on the beach. I’ve mentioned this before in my post “8 Reasons Not to Sign an NDA” and it bears repeating. Unless you have a proprietary product involving intellectual property, a scientific process or something which is entirely unique and therefore valuable, you are immediately devaluing

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Why Some Places Are Thriving While Others Are Blowing Up!

In December 2010 a jobless Tunisian graduate burnt himself to death. Having been forcibly prevented from the dangerous and criminal act of selling vegetables from a cart without the proper “license”, he took drastic action. The chain reaction which followed, now affectionately referred to as the “Arab Spring”, likely would

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Predicting Prosperity Part II

Last week we discussed some of the trends which shaped history, and how technology and geographical location played a role. Today we talk about what we think are some of the most important factors to consider in PREDICTING prosperity going forward (crystal balls be damned). I make a living without the need

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