A ghost in the Street?

Today, is Tech day. Snapchat’s parent company will be trading today in the New York Stock Exchange with a price tag of $17.0 per share for a total valuation of $24 billion. It is the most awaited and the largest IPO since Alibaba started trading in 2014 with a valuation of $168bn. American capital marketsContinue reading “A ghost in the Street?”

Bond activity after the American election

Trump’s victory in November led up to sudden changes in financial markets. Firstly, the fiscal spending he promised has led to higher commodities price as the US government will ask for more commodities to build more facilities. The future tax reduction under Trump’s administration results in repatriation of dollars that strengthens the US currency. TheContinue reading “Bond activity after the American election”

The Power of Sight: Essilor Luxottica Merger

Companies Overview Luxottica: Global leading Italian Company in design, production and distribution of high-technical quality fashion, luxury, sport and performance eyewear with a brand-names portfolio consisting of Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples e Alain Mikli. It also includes prestigious licenses as well as brand like Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Michael Kors,Continue reading “The Power of Sight: Essilor Luxottica Merger”

The NPLs in the Italian Banking System

The 2008 financial crisis has caused a great depression in the global economy and it has been particularly severe in Italy. Consequently, the banking system has suffered deeply the effects of the prolonged recession. The amount of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) has increased constantly, and now it has reached a dimension big enough to undermine theContinue reading “The NPLs in the Italian Banking System”

Everything happening in the Markets: Winners and Losers of 2016

Here’s a look at some of the best and worst performing assets in global financial markets as 2016 ends. Currencies British pounds are almost unanimously rated to be the worst performing currency in the year of 2016, which suffered significant devaluation due to the Brexit referendum on 23rd June, 2016. Overnight GBP plummeted, a priceContinue reading “Everything happening in the Markets: Winners and Losers of 2016”

Credibility of Central Banks – A comprehensive analysis of ECB and FED effectiveness

On the 1st of January 1999, the ECB assumed responsibility for monetary policy in the euro area, with the primary objective of maintaining price stability, keeping the euro area’s target inflation rate (calculated using the Harmonized Index of Consumer Price, HICP) below, but close to 2% over the medium term. This objective has even been reinforced withContinue reading “Credibility of Central Banks – A comprehensive analysis of ECB and FED effectiveness”

Breakfast with: Maxime Sbaihi, Eurozone Economist at Bloomberg

Breakfast with: Maxime Sbaihi, Eurozone Economist at Bloomberg Maxime is an economist with a strong educational background (ESCP, MiM 2010). He has many years of working experience in the finance industry, both in Paris and London and across different institutions such as S&P, BNP, CA and Oddo & Cie. He also worked as an adviserContinue reading “Breakfast with: Maxime Sbaihi, Eurozone Economist at Bloomberg”

Breakfast with: Salvatore Cicu, European Parliament

“Breakfast With” is the brand new section of our blog. Within this part of our newsletter, we would like to interview influential European leaders from fields including Politics, Economics, Science and Technology. Dear Mr. Cicu, first of all many thanks for giving us the opportunity to interview you. Undersecretary at Minister of Treasury and later Defense,Continue reading “Breakfast with: Salvatore Cicu, European Parliament”

Breakfast with: Caterina Chinnici, Eurodeputy

“Breakfast With” is the brand new section of our blog. Within this part of our newsletter, we would like to interview influential European leaders from fields including Politics, Economics, Science and Technology. 1 – Dear Mrs. Chinnici, first of all many thanks for giving us the opportunity to interview you. As daughter of the Magistrate RoccoContinue reading “Breakfast with: Caterina Chinnici, Eurodeputy”

Is Helicopter Money the Hidden Ammunition of Central Banks?

In a general condition of weak economic growth and low oil prices pushing down inflation, the central banks are trying to convince investors that they are not short of options. In this context, “helicopter money” has become an extensively discussed topic by several experts. This term is connected to central banks giving money to theContinue reading “Is Helicopter Money the Hidden Ammunition of Central Banks?”