Global Markets

  • Global Cocoa Market Overview: Trends and Future Outlook

    The cocoa market has witnessed a drastic price increase, with recent figures reaching up to $12,000 per tonne. This rise is mainly attributed to significant production decreases in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which account for more than half of the global supply. These countries are facing severe challenges such as adverse weather conditions and aging…

    Global Cocoa Market Overview: Trends and Future Outlook
  • The Growing Risk of Greenflation: A Focus on Critical Minerals

    The surging demand for critical minerals crucial to the development of renewable energy technologies is significantly heightening the risk of greenflation, according to the International Energy Agency’s “Energy Technology Perspectives 2023” report. This risk arises from an expected disparity between the demand for and supply of key minerals such as nickel and lithium, anticipated to…

    The Growing Risk of Greenflation: A Focus on Critical Minerals
  • Red Sea Crisis: Global Trade, Shipping, and Commodity Markets

    The Red Sea Crisis ignites a seismic shift in global trade as Houthi attacks on shipping routes have led to a drastic 82% reduction in container tonnage through the Suez Canal. Starting in November 2023, these disruptions have compelled a significant rerouting of maritime traffic around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, impacting the global supply…

    Red Sea Crisis: Global Trade, Shipping, and Commodity Markets
  • The Rise of Tesla: How theElectric Car Company is Changing the Automotive Industry

    ExxonMobil shakes up the energy game with its impressive $59.5 billion acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources. Against a climate-conscious setting, the deal aims to redefine Exxon’s position in the Permian Basin, holding 40% of US oil production. Fueled by geopolitical events and soaring profits, the move is a strategic bet on operational efficiency, cost savings,…

    The Rise of Tesla: How theElectric Car Company is Changing the Automotive Industry
  • Beyond Brexit: Outlook and Risks for the U.K. Economy

    The path of UK economic output in 2020 mirrored that of the eurozone. In the first half of the year, a deep contraction preceded a sizeable rebound in the third quarter as virus restrictions were partially eased. In the summer, the government’s ”Eat Out to Help Out” initiative to support the hospitality industry, paired with…

    Beyond Brexit: Outlook and Risks for the U.K. Economy
  • 2022 Markets, PE, and M&A Outlook

    2021 was a year of record equity markets performance on top of a trailing economy, but 2022 might be a completely different landscape for global markets. The private equity industry had a record dry powder in 2021, especially for strategic spin-offs. This trend is likely to be continued in 2022. In the M&A industry, ESG…

    2022 Markets, PE, and M&A Outlook