At 45,000 Years Shipping Is One Of World’s Oldest Industries

October 2, 2017 Containerization

Shipping is one of the world’s oldest industries, with a long-standing history dating back tens of thousands of years. It is believed that as many as 45,000 years ago, the people – who lived in what is know modern day Australia – would have used boats to find and transport food resources. Approximately four to …

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Sharp Cooling In Chinese Outbound Mergers And Acquisitions

September 25, 2017 Investments

China’s plan to invest in strategic industries across the globe is experiencing some international challenges. Foreign regulators are increasing blocking new deals, and in doing so are delivering the second major blow to outbound investment, following Beijing’s crackdown on the overseas corporate acquisitions in 2016. Last year Beijing issued new rules that identified investment in …

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EU Screening of Foreign Direct Investment Meets Resistance

September 18, 2017 Investments

A sharp increase in Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) into Europe over the past couple of years has fueled concerns that the European Union could be selling out technological know-how or strategic assets. In comparison, the Chinese market is far more restrictive to outside investment, and talks on an investment treaty between Brussels and Beijing …

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How To Avoid Over-Diversifying Your Investment Portfolio

September 11, 2017 Investments

If you over-diversify your investment portfolio, the result will be a large collection of small, fragmented holdings. This means that the contribution of an investment that has generated good returns in the past could become insignificant in your portfolio. As well, you can expect that with an over-diversified portfolio, management costs and taxes will reduce …

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Three Legitimate Reasons To Sell An Investment

September 4, 2017 Investments

The wonderful and terrifying thing about investing is that you have two opportunities to be right and two opportunities to be wrong on every investment you make; when you buy and when you sell. There are plenty of books and research papers written about what to buy investments, but very few about when to sell …

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Should You Rely On Money Managers For Alternative Investments?

August 27, 2017 Investments

With interest rates at historic lows and inflation moving ever-closer, an increasing number of investors are turning to alternative investments for higher returns. However, with so many options, some investment-seekers are wondering if they should rely on a money manager for alternative investing advice or portfolio management. The reality is that investing is a skill that can …

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Commodities Like Shipping Containers Becoming More Popular

August 21, 2017 Investments

Given that most mainstream investments have struggled through the global economic downturn experienced over the last few years, commodities – like shipping containers, are becoming increasingly popular. Institutional investors, such as endowment and pension funds, are allocating more money towards this class of assets to benefit from their long-term advantages. By allocating across a broader …

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46 Percent Of Investors Believe Stock Market Is Overvalued

August 14, 2017 Investments

Professional investors see the stock market as being “higher than it should be.” According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey, 46 percent of respondents believe that stocks are overvalued. The turn in fund manager sentiment comes amid a bevy of warnings from big market names that there’s danger ahead. Even …

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China Wants To Be More Appealing To Foreign Investors

August 7, 2017 Investments

In an effort to build a more open economy, the Chinese government has made commitments to create “a stable, fair, transparent and predictable business environment.” It is hoped that doing so will promote the sustainable and healthy development of the Chinese economy, and make the country more appealing to foreign investors. This means opening up …

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Shipping Will Experience Favorable Growth In Coming Years

August 1, 2017 Containerization

The global container shipping market is set to experience favorable growth in the coming years, driven by factors such as increasing maritime trade, growing containerization in developing regions, lower oil prices, and an upsurge in disposable income.

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