Human Capital: An asset class in its own right

You are wealthy. You just haven’t realised it yet. The traditional way people think about their wealth tends to focus on their accumulated financial assets, i.e. savings, investments, pension, property or any other claim on ownership. Think of this as your financial capital. However,…

Thoughts on Donald Trump’s “America First”

“Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength” – Donald Trump Donald Trump has many people worried. For whatever Trump may have said to win the election, nobody is really sure what he stands for. The celebrity billionaire is new to politics, something which…

ECB monetary policy: key comments from Draghi

Following the European Central Bank’s latest monetary policy committee meeting, ECB President Mario Draghi reassured investors of his commitment to do more if needed to achieve “a sustained adjustment in the path of inflation consistent with its inflation aim”. Interest rates to stay low:…

Jumping in the deep end in Mexico

Tulum, Mexico. Hola, me llamo Vicente. ¿Cómo estás? My host family, a Mexican couple around 60 years old, Laura and Eduardo, smile at me as they welcome me in Spanish, little of which I actually pick up. Mild panic sets in as I realise…

World Bank forecasts higher global economic growth

The World Bank has embraced the early year optimism on the outlook for the global economy. In their latest quarterly economic report, the World Bank forecasts a moderate acceleration in global economic growth, up from an estimated post-crisis low of 2.3% in 2016 to…

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