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Coworking Spaces vs Traditional Offices: The New Phase of the Office Industry

September 01. 2021
I want to start with a quote by Daniel Ismail, the senior analyst and head of office-sector coverage for Green Street, a commercial real estate analytics firm.

IOCs Looks to Startups for Ideas on Low Carbon Emission

August 20. 2021 The giant international oil companies are seeking solutions to their overdependence on fossil fuels. The British Petroleum Company, Exxon Mobil, And Chevron have taken bold steps to back their intentions with actions–they have invested heavily in startups that can develop long-lasting solutions to carbon activities. This decision to increase investments in their venture capital arm came due to pressure from stakeholders, government, and non-governmental organizations to drastically reduce carbon emissions. Reports have surfaced th...

The Future for Aviation Industry Investors in a Battered Post-Covid19 Market

August 11. 2021
The aviation industry is unarguably one of the industries worst hit from Covid-19 when the virus literally brought the entire world to a standstill.

Venture Capital in Cannabis Industry Across Europe

August 06. 2021
European investors have shown an increasing willingness to take part in the cannabis industry, pitting their lot against those of U.S. investors in particular. Venture capital firms, in particular, are taking notice and responding accordingly; many have set up special units to focus on studying the marketing opportunities generated by legalization in Europe. The cannabis industry is expected to grow to become a lucrative business with high returns. The rise of the Cannabis Market Since 2017, national governments across Europe have ...

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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Global HNWI Population Ticks Up Despite Pandemic-Led Recession

July 28. 2021
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wealth Report (WWR), prepared and published by Capgemini. Capgemini has been reporting remarkable wealth increases for much of this period, but no one would have expected the same trend for 2020. Yet, 2020 could go down in history as the year in which the global high-net-worth individual (HNWI) grew by the most considerable margin. According to the 2021 edition of WWR, the HNWI population expanded 6.3%. The wealth expansion rate in APAC is slowing down Because of the growth, there ...

How Significant Is Education in Individuals’ Journey to Billionaire Status?

July 27. 2021
You have probably heard this line before that highly educated individuals tend to earn a better income and generate more wealth. However, a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis established that “correlation is not causation.” One of the central arguments of the study is that “a college degree itself does not magically confer all of the benefits that college grads typically enjoy.” Interestingly, this perspective of a college education has been the driver of many fallacies. One of them is: “If you get a college degree, you...

DiDi Global’s Qing Liu’s Billionaire Ambitions Dashed, Is A Trend Emerging?

July 27. 2021
On June 30, 2021, DiDi Global Inc. (NYSE: DIDI) shared exciting news about its intention to list in the US equities market. The company said in a press release that it had sold 317 million American Depositary Shares (ADS) at $14 per share. Interestingly, the initial plan was to issue 288 million ADS. According to the company, the deviation from the planned deal size became necessary after investors oversubscribed its order book. Interestingly, one can easily explain the investor excitement – DiDi is China's largest ride-hailing company. ...