Shanghai skyline at night

‘Ground-breaking’ link to free-up Sino-British stock exchange trade

THE BRITISH Treasury has announced a stock link to allow UK-listed firms to become the first foreign entities to list in mainland China. Chancellor Philip...
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Dependence on commodities leaves countries ‘vulnerable to shocks’ and ‘weakened’

THE NUMBER of countries dependent on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, according to a recent UNCTAD report. UNCTAD (United Nations Conference...
US-China Trade War

Tariff tussle resumes as US vows to impose new taxes on Chinese imports

THE TRADE war between the US and China is back, with fresh tariffs threatened by America and tit-for-tat retaliations likely to follow. The issue, which...
Jet Airways Boeing 777

Debts too heavy for airline to retain its international flights

INDIAN AIRLINE Jet Airways is reported to have suspended its international flights. Click here to see stock prices for the companies mentioned in the article The...
India Compass Future

New policies for a young country: India moves into the mainstream with more aid...

By LAKSHAY MATHUR ALMOST 65 percent of India’s 1.3 billion population is below the age of 35, and government alone cannot satisfy the career prospects...
Boeing Share Price

Boeing stocks fall fast as news of tragic Max 8 crash is shared

By Richard Thomas IN THE age of the Internet and social media, responses to developments, incidents and accidents around the world are having increasingly rapid...
2018 performance - all asset classes

The Year That Wasn’t (but really, really wanted to be)

Nearly all financial and commodity markets stumbled in 2018. Canada-based STUART DUNN, chairman of the Holdun Family Office, looks back at a year some...
TPP-11 signatories

To TTP or not to TTP

BV staffer Richard Thomas peruses the latest development in the on-going saga of Britain’s EU-exit — and discovers new potential for UK trade In an...
US-China Trade War

China gives US a level glare over mooted extra tariffs

‘Precise’ response promised in escalating trade war TARIFFS are back in the headlines as China threatens to impose more of its own taxes on US...
Desert, Drought

The most precious resource of them all in short supply for India

Resource-rich country is plagued by shortage of safe water supplies INDIA — the world’s seventh biggest economy — boasts impressive reserves of 87 natural resources, but one...