Volkswagen: the scandal explained

On Sunday 20th of September, the world’ second largest carmaker Volkswagen admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in the US: indeed, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), several cars sold in America were equipped with software in diesel engines that could detect if tests on the implicated vehicles were being run, adjusting gas emission accordingly […]

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Bitcoin: Property, Currency or Commodity?

On September 18th 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has decreed Bitcoin a commodity, while other U.S. agencies defined it as a property and as a currency. Who is right?  It is common knowledge that Bitcoin, the world’s first peer-to-peer digital currency, was created by a Japanese hacker called Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. Since […]

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Brazil Economy: Is the Samba over?

It has been a tough year for emerging economies. Lately, China has been hit by a huge stock market storm, experiencing a loss of 40% since peaking in June (the largest drop since 2008). Questions about its economic health have been raised, given the government reaction with panicked interventions. This was a terrible year for […]

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Hp Spinoff

In July 2015, the American Global Information Technology Company Hewlett-Packard, better known as HP, has released more details about its impending spinoff, announced on October 2014. The operation, that is expected to close by the end of the fiscal year 2015, will result in two publicly traded companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), for the fast […]

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