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The Pandora Papers Leak Sheds Light on Wealth Planning for World’s Rich

October 12. 2021
The Pandora Papers leak exposes how wealthy elite worldwide hide substantial assets in financial secrecy jurisdictions to escape paying due taxes at home.

Rising Demand for Automotive PCBs Is Minting New Billionaires in Asia

October 11. 2021 Global electric vehicle (EV) sales jumped 160% in the first half of 2021 from the year prior. According to Power Technology, an industry publication, China claims the top EV market spot so far, where consumers bought 1.1 million EV units between January and July 2021. A combination of government subsidies and pandemic-led disruptions inspiring EV demand China has, for instance, been at the leading edge of the EV revolution for some time now, thanks primarily to government initiatives.

Is Climate Change Fueling a Property Boom Worldwide?

October 08. 2021 Few topics in the public discourse today generate more fear than climate change. According to a recent United Nations report, extreme sea-level events associated with tropical cyclones are at the highest peak in the past decade because of climate change. Thus, areas hit by the storms are suffering both property and human life losses. Cooler areas are teeming with climate migrants Since 1969, the earth has been warming up rapidly as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere build up. Because the planet stores 90% of the ex...

For Family Offices, IPOs Remain an Excellent Exit Strategy

October 07. 2021 This year’s SPAC boom was big news, seeing more than 600 blank-check companies raise at least $182 billion between January and April 2020. According to Bloomberg, family offices were the most significant driving force behind the SPAC economics. Traditional IPOs are still fashionable But it was not long before the SPAC mania ran into headwinds, such as clogged deal pipelines and closer monitoring by authorities following Bill Hwang’s Archegos scandal. In other words, the same reasons that made blank-check companie...

Indian Investment Landscape

Indian Investment Landscape

MarketCurrents welcomed Bharat Bhise of Bravia Capital in New York as well as Nitai Utkarsh of HeroMoto Corp’s family office based out of Delhi. Sumehr Sondhi moderated this panel on The Indian Investment Landscape.

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Why the Idea of Billionaires Protecting Nature is Contentious

October 04. 2021 Jeff Bezos, former Amazon CEO and the world’s wealthiest individual, has an Earth Fund to protect land and water. The $10 billion funding commitment is the largest of its nature, especially considering that more donors are joining the chorus. Biodiversity conservation is in vogue Climate change is the hottest topic right now in many boardrooms and government offices. Leaders across many political and business divides are offering financial and reputational heft to help save the world from extinction. For example, J...

Investors On High Alert as the Evergrande Debt Crisis Threatens China’s Economy

September 30. 2021 Uncertainties in China’s business environment linger on as authorities ramp up the regulatory clampdown launched last year. One of the operation’s stated aims is to redistribute wealth for shared prosperity. But unfortunately, the new rules that regulators instituted to that end adversely affected heavily indebted companies, including the Evergrande Group. The Evergrande debt crisis underscores the dangers of a debt-fueled growth model Evergrande is a real estate colossus in China whose property portfolio accounts...

South Asia Countries Start Lifting Stringent COVID-19 Restrictions

September 23. 2021 Countries in SouthEast Asia are increasingly feeling the effects of stringent COVID-19 restrictions. Economies are slowly creeping into recession even as factory shutdowns continue to have a ripple effect worldwide, creating untenable supply chain hiccups. Stringent COVID-19 restrictions impact While the stringent COVID-19 restrictions have had to remain in place given the low vaccination rates in some countries, it’s becoming clear they are not tenable. Stretched state finances and dwindling monetary policies are f...