The Fear of recession: Are the Gods coming to the rescue again ?

The markets are abuzz about the possibility of a global recession. And based on the economic indicators especially the tools used by the market participants to gauge or predict a possible recession, you could see a strong case there. Having said that, if you are student of recession and also life in general then, your…

Fundamentals: Understanding Humans and the Markets

Principles on which something is based are known to us as the concept of fundamentals. And the idea that, the core principles don’t change much, and therefore fundamentals are somehow God given, isn’t really a true assumption at all. Whether it’s our society or the financial markets. The core principles do change overtime, and the…

Talking about Economics, Science and Religion. And then adding humans to the equation.

So what do we know about science, economics and religion ? Well! for starters, science existed since the day Universe came into being, and therefore science has been around long before humans or human civilisation came into existence. Science is as old as the universe itself. There is science on Mars, but no economy. Also…

Understanding Emotional Capital

Most Humans are emotional animals, and not just humans, the statement is probably true for most living species on Earth. Unlike money, emotions are hard wired in the overall design of a human being, so separating emotions from a human being is, more or less equivalent to taking out the core of what is being…

The statistical data and the design of the modern economy

Our modern economic system is overload with all sorts of statistical data, all aimed at helping us better understand and interpret, the overall health and condition of the economy. And one of the top leading economic indicator to measure the health of an economy is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), used by central bankers around…

Making Sense of The Policy Debate Inside The Financial Market

There is no shortage of opinion in the market today on the current state of affairs of the global economy and most of the commentary as well as analysis seem to be centred around Central banks policies and its overall current impact assessment and on how things may play out going forward. The discussions are…

The Market’s Obsession With Credit Rating and Rating Agencies

We live in a complex and ever changing financial environment where the role and behaviour of the financial markets as well as its participants is under constant scrutiny like never before. And while the worst of the CRISIS is now behind us a post-crisis world economy is still struggling with a weak growth prospect. Although…

EUROPE in Rehab

Committing to and carrying out real structural reforms, managing citizens expectations, finding ways to grow the economy while keeping the spending on track is a BIG ask but it has been done before in Europe and it looks like this is what the policy makers in Germany want from their southern European partners. The question…

The SMEs Bank project – An Idea that could energize the SME sector in a gloomy outlook

In the past few weeks the markets have come to a realization that the developed world is struggling to generate growth and going forward the global growth projections put out by multilateral institutions including of the International Monetary Fund ( IMF ) and the World Bank paints gloomy picture. The growth outlook has been downgraded…