Monthly Archives: April 2012

US bank mergers 1990 – 2009

A great infographic from the Federal Reserve showing how over thirty five banks became 4. Advertisements

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US debt will hit debt ceiling on September 14

The United States is set to hit it’s current debt ceiling on September 14, 2012. The article, from the Market Oracle, focuses on whether gold is about to have another run, but we’re going to look at another part of … Continue reading

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Australia’s employment outlook

Australia. Dubbed ‘The lucky country’, the Aussies managed to avoid major recession during the global financial crisis, and have continued to prosper in the following years during the global recovery. The country however is in an interesting position however, as … Continue reading

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Top 25 global startup hotspots

Everyone’s heard of Silicon Valley and know that it’s a magnet for technological startup’s.┬áBut for investors and entrepreneurs who don’t want to leave home, head all the way to California, or are interested in less software focused startups where else … Continue reading

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Islamic finance numbers may surprise.

Islamic finance continues to grow strongly, and with the exception of 2008-2009, when most of the world experienced a financial dip, the growth has almost been a straight line. Today’s chart comes from The Economist: From The Economist article: “THE … Continue reading

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The world’s 3rd largest Social Network is Pinterest

With the news that Facebook is eyeing more than a $10 billion IPO, and twitter still growing strongly, it’s worth considering which company is the 3rd largest social network in the world. It’s probably not a company you’ve heard very … Continue reading

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Which country burns the most oil?

Whether we’re at the historically significant point of peak oil or not, one thing is for sure, many countries are burning it and consuming it more than ever before. We stumbled across an article from The Economist, Burning Their Wealth. … Continue reading

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