Money Banking

While we all interact with it on a daily basis, not many of us actually understand the inner workings of the commercial banking system. Shrouded in mystery, the banking system operates almost independently of the Federal Government. While the nimble mind may believe the President or Prime Minister holds the highest and most powerful position…

The Rise of the Dead

The financial system has a weak link. Ten percent of all public corporations in the US are weak and vulnerable while nine percent of non-financial European corporations have subpar interest coverage metrics. With the current upswing in the global economy, rising interest rates could trigger widespread defaults and economic failure. QGM Report – The Rise…

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

You’ve probably seen Bitcoin in the news. During the last twelve months the highly coveted cryptocurrency has been making headlines by reaching fresh highs, with investors and speculators boasting about 900% returns. If you’ve been intrigued by the digital cryptocurrency but haven’t had the resources or time to understand it, the technology behind it, or…

China – The Next Innovation Hotspot for the World?

Western perception of China is that it is “closed, its firms are cosseted and their talent is for mimicry” (The Economist). In China, Google is replaced by Baidu, Facebook by Renren and Uber by Didi. This presentation introduces the importance of technological progress in creating long-term economic growth and analyzes China’s transition from technology mimicry…

Nigeria – An Emerging Marketplace

Since Nigeria’s election in 2015, the government has identified reducing corruption as one of its main priorities. However, in the face of political tensions, economic unsurety, and growing violence, Nigeria is facing challenges from all fronts in its battle against corruption. With over 4.6 million people displaced in the country and an ever-increasing unemployment rate,…