update – Global 5000 companies growth

As the 2015 results are being announced during this earnings season, we have been updating records as filings have come in and took a look at the first batch of 670 companies. The chart tells the story that has been the focus of Wall Street recently – i.e. the...

When Global Industry Growth Slows

In the current global market environment as we begin 2016, there is concern over the slumping price of oil, a slower growth rate in China and the end of the stock market ‘bull’ cycle — among other concerns. The corporate markets have seen a flood of...

Volkswagen with so much to lose – Why?

The news this week that Volkswagen has been up to no good in order to evade US emissions rules has many scratching their head. Why?  With so much to lose in terms of brand value, stock market valuation, most likely some jobs and their reputation among buyers . . . it...