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Category Archive for 'Social Observations'

So something has caught your eye around you? Could I have then caught your eye catching someone else’s eye? Maybe I overheard the conversation or observed a change in weather, either way, anything that affects us socially would be posted here and hopefully help us all to keep an open eye on the world around us.

The Egyptian Stock Exchange remains closed to this date despite increased domestic stability. This is disconcerting given the external interest shown in a resurgent and democratic Egypt. Markets should be open and able to price both downside risks and upside potential.

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A quick post reviewing Facebook’s possible market capitalisation. Not new news but a recent online video, included in the post, might peek your interest over the numbers at hand.

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Events in the Middle East are proving exciting to both political and market watchers globally. The rise of democracy is both a fruitful base for economic development but also, potentially, a new a source of uncertainty that must be priced-in accordingly. However, Egypt’s relatively peaceful political transition may just prove to be the right base to build upon, both economically and politically, for the coming century.

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The Gridlock Yield

The US Government showdown promises to be a headline grabber over the next few months. But could a gridlock yield positive news for the global economy?

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Self-interested opportunistic motivation is often maligned, no more so than through the recent crisis, but its net effects are worth remembering during these hard times. As Europe is now reviewing its past, and the cost thereof, over the recent market turmoil, it is worth pausing and remembering what it is that markets offer us and attempt to remain focused on its net offering to us all: that of economic prosperity.

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Opportunities arise and disappear but they are always around, sometimes in the most unexpected places and often in the most unexpected ways.

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The French Oil blockage seems to be unlocking slowly with the government now prodding markets to take advantage from European supply. There is a question about how this might affect the consumer and the broader supply/demand fundamentals as currently 1,84 million bbls/day of refined capacity is now offline.

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