It’s been a full-on week for central banks this week, with monetary policy firmly in the spotlight.
The US Federal Reserve kicked off proceedings with Wednesday’s meeting. It kept rates steady with the lower bound at 5.25% and the upper bound at 5.50%. However, is prepared to hike rates again in November.
As the move was widely forecast by analysts and priced in by markets, investors were more interested in what Chair Jerome Powell and Fed policymakers signalled for Read More
20 Years of Insights: Building Strong Global Connections for Success
The ability to build meaningful connections is essential for the success of any global company. Since founding the deVere Group more than 20 years ago, I've had the privilege of leading teams across different continents and cultures.
Through this experience, I've learned what I believe are valuable lessons. Lessons on how to build deeper and more open communication to create stronger Read More
Shareholder Surge, Valuation Recovery Remains Elusive
Tuesday’s Apple iPhone 15 event will boost prices for shareholders but won’t be enough to recover its stock market valuation. A valuation which declined by over 6% or close to $200 billion in two days last week.
Reports that government workers in China have been banned from using iPhones led to a drop in stock prices.
The latest iPhone showcase, 'Wonderlust,' will unveil new hardware on Read More
The Urgency of Climate Action
The upcoming G20 summit in India at the weekend needs a concrete plan for scaled-up green financing for the Global South as a crucial strategy to tackle climate change.
As we’re seeing, climate change isn’t a threat anymore. It’s a reality. Rising global temperatures, extreme weather events, melting ice caps, and sea-level rise are already impacting communities, ecosystems, and economies worldwide.
The Global Read More
Lithuania is the best-placed country in the region to overcome the economic fallout from the war in Ukraine, in my opinion.
Over the last week, the war has intensified. This has sent shockwaves through the economies of neighbouring nations, creating a ripple effect that requires immediate attention.
Lithuania hasn’t been spared from the effects of the crisis, with economic disruptions posing considerable challenges.
Yet, as I was quoted by London Loves Read More
I'm incredibly proud to have been named one of CEO Views's Best Inspiring Leaders to Watch 2023.
This is particularly special as to be an inspiring leader, you need great people around you, which is what we have at deVere.
Strong, visionary leadership is about making team members feel valued and heard. Supporting and communicating with people within the organisation is critical to building great ideas.
Motivation is also a critical part of inspiring leadership. With Read More
As the latest inflation data confirmed, China fell into deflationary territory in July, with consumer prices down 0.3% from last year. Investors worldwide need to prepare for the fallout and revise their strategies.
China's government has been minimising deflation fears, with People's Bank of China and National Bureau of Statistics officials saying there is no foundation for long-term price drops.
As I was quoted by CBS News, amongst other media, Read More
Referrals are a potent tool for driving growth and expanding your client base. As a financial adviser, asking clients for referrals should be a vital aspect of your business strategy.
They're a testament to the trust and credibility you've earned from your existing clients. When satisfied clients recommend your services to their friends, family, or colleagues, it showcases your expertise and your positive impact on their lives.
Potential clients are more likely to trust the Read More
As heatwaves continue across the northern hemisphere and extreme temperatures are breaking records across the globe, I believe Bitcoin can help to mitigate the climate change crisis.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency is emerging as a possible solution to the global climate change emergency. Indeed, Bitcoin can fuel positive change and help the fight against climate change.
As I said to Bitcoin Insider, Korea IT Times, and Technuter, amongst other media outlets, Read More
In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, the pursuit of success is often seen as an individual aspiration.
However, success carries a deeper obligation - to ourselves, our loved ones, and society. While the definition of success may vary from person to person, the inherent responsibility to fulfil your potential and strive for greatness remains constant.
Achieving success pushes us beyond our comfort zones and challenges us to grow as individuals. By pursuing success, Read More
I believe the significance of having a home we love cannot be overlooked when it comes to achieving our professional and personal goals.
Our living space serves as the foundation for our daily lives, influencing our mindset, motivation, and overall well-being.
A home we love has the power to motivate and energise us, driving us towards achieving our professional goals.
When our living space reflects our aspirations and vision, it constantly reminds us of Read More
Investors will face three key challenges during the remainder of the year: inflation, a slowing global economy and high stock valuations.
Now we’re in the second half of the year, investors will be studying the market outlook, macro risks and forecasts.
As I talked about on CNBC Africa and was quoted by Advisorpedia and Mena FN, amongst other media, up to now, 2023 has been a better year for economies around the world than many had forecast. That Read More