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Our take on the latest news and events within the corporate world.

September 2022

September Market Commentary

August started with US Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan. We comment on China’s reaction below – and we also describe the environmental and economic challenges facing the country. With domestic crises brewing at home, some commentators have noted the convenience of an external crisis for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). “The position of the Chinese…

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Business Bosses are Pessimistic: Are they Right?

At the beginning of July, an article appeared in City AM, stating: ‘UK business bosses most pessimistic since the start of the pandemic’. It started by describing business leaders as ‘disheartened’, saying that ‘soaring inflation and Brexit pains’ had ‘crippled confidence’. (In the interests of balance and fairness, we should point out here that City…

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Will Russia Really Turn off Europe’s Gas?

At the end of July, Gazprom – the largest publicly listed natural gas supplier in the world and majority-owned by the Russian state – stopped supplying gas to Latvia. It had earlier reduced its supplies to Germany, prompting many German cities and states to cut consumption. Turning off the hot water and heating in public…

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