• Thought Starters

    ASEAN Unicorns: Scaling New Heights

    Credit Suisse have put together this research report covering the growing list of South-East Asian unicorns (unicorns is the term used for private startups valued at $1 billion or more). The list of companies is impressive (and growing).

    13th Oct, 2021

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    Why this Facebook Scandal is Different

    Facebook has been jumping from one scandal to the next for the past five years. Political interference, fake news, vaccine misinformation, antitrust concerns. In this context, the latest scandal - a whistleblower revealing the company knew its products could cause meaningful harm - does not seem to be that different. Especially as this is not the first whistleblower in Facebook’s history.

    11th Oct, 2021

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    Apple's 'Fortress of Secrecy' is Crumbling from the Inside

    Long-time Apple watchers have noticed a change at the $2 trillion company. Employees are organising and pushing back on an executive team that has traditionally held a very tight grip on the decision-making at the company. One thing is being blamed for this power shift - Slack.

    10th Oct, 2021

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    J.P. Morgan's Guide to the Markets: Q4 2021

    Every quarter, J.P. Morgan publish a guide to the markets - a deck filled with charts and data that offer plenty of inside on where the market is and where it may go. After an incredible 18 months of stock market growth, a number of indicators suggest that the market could be quite expensive

    9th Oct, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    Evergrande: What happens next?

    Over the past few weeks, the world has been watching the Chinese real estate market and wondering if the debt problems there will spread to the rest of the economy, or even the rest of the world. In this explainer, the authors try to unpack what could happen next and why the possibility of an Evergrande collapse may not be the catastrophic event some market watchers predict.

    8th Oct, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    Planet Squid Game

    Netflix’s latest smash hit was somewhat unexpected. Squid Game, the 9-part series out of South Korea has been described as a combination of Parasite and Hunger Games and currently enjoys a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Just two weeks after its premiere, it has become the #1 Netflix show in 90 counties, including the US.

    7th Oct, 2021

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    Google Search's Next Phase: Context is King

    Google’s Senior VP in charge of Search likes to say that “search is not a solved problem”. There’s no doubt that Google moved the world a lot closer to solving that problem by indexing the world’s information and making it searchable.

    6th Oct, 2021

  • Thought Starters

    Inside the Mind of a Bear

    Marc Faber is a Swiss economist, who has earned the nickname ‘Dr Doom’. He is known for consistently making bearish calls about upcoming market crashes - some of which have been right but many of which have been wrong. Famously, Faber predicted a market crash in the 1980’s, which eventually was proved correct in 1987, and in the 2000’s was bearish on the US housing market, which came true in the 2008 GFC.

    3rd Oct, 2021

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    The Scientist and The A.I-assisted, Remote-Control Killing Machine

    For the past two decades, Israel’s intelligence services have been focused on preventing Iran developing a nuclear weapon. These efforts have introduced the world to a number of new technologies, for example the Stuxnet virus that infected Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, and seen a number of key Iranian scientists assassinated, latest estimates are six nuclear scientists and 17 members of the Iranian missile development team.

    2nd Oct, 2021

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    We're All Fighting the Giant: Gig Workers Around the World are Organising

    After decades of attrition, the union movement is having a moment. In the US, the fight for a $15 minimum wage has reinvigorated the movement and globally, the rise of the gig worker is seeing a new, global movement emerge. A lot of this movement is focused on the food delivery industry.

    1st Oct, 2021

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