From being an obscure clause originally designed to protect foreign investors from weak local legal systems, the Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions embedded in many trade agreements are increasingly used by multinationals to bypass domestic legal systems.
Romania sued by Canadian mining company for failing to approve open-pit gold mine.
Sensing the ripening opportunity for shorting in the illiquid high yield bond and ETF markets, the lead wolves amongst the hedge funds are preparing for the kill.
The debate over whether software equipped robo-cars will ever become intelligent enough to handle the complex interactions on our streets and replace human drivers misses the opportunity to reframe the question and try to solve a simpler problem.
Concerned by the dearth of liquidity, the investment community is quietly engaged in disaster preparation. How should an individual investor prepare also for the eventuality?
This series explores how market liquidity has been drying up in recent years, sowing the seeds for a much more violent rout when the next financial crisis arrives, how the investment community is quietly preparing for the eventuality and what you should do about it.
EU banks are given two months to put in place bail-in mechanisms
Texas has decided to build the first state level gold depository, casting a most tangible vote of no confidence yet on a monetary world careening towards a reset and where possession is the ultimate insurance in a world of re-hypothecated ownership.
Hit by the global banking crisis in 2008, Iceland took a drastically different path from the rest of the Western economies captured by banking interests. Six years later the country stands to show the world what success looks like by doing the right thing.
Google’s first driverless car report offers interesting insights into the rapidly evolving technology trend of autonomous vehicles. The future of robo cars, however, is already here.