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Eurozone PMI vs GDP (Q3 2012)

The Markit “Purchase Managers Index” figures have proven to be very accurate indicators of how various major economies are performing, giving insight into whether we can expect expansion or contraction. The latest composite Eurozone figures are somewhat depressing, but may indicate that any recession the EZ may enter will be fairly shallow and *may* have […]

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Oxis Energy Raises £15million

In what is an amazing turnaround for Oxis Energy, the company has recently announced that Sasol – a South African petrochemical group – will invest fifteen million pounds & acquire a significant stake in the next-generation battery technology company. You can read the official announcement here: http://www.oxisenergy.com/downloads/sasol_OXIS.pdf Less than 30 months ago, I was part […]

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$200million to $500,000 in 4 years!

Back in 2008, Google offered Kevin Rose $200million for his Web business Digg … he didn’t accept the offer. Kevin started Digg on a shoestring in 2004 aged 27, and built a site allowing users to share and rank their favourite links. The idea was simple – good Web content would rise to the top […]

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A New Tech Bubble

In the last hour I heard that Facebook has bought Instagram for $1billion dollars. This is literally double the valuation that was set for Instagram by VC investors at the end of last week, who put in $50 million at a valuation of $500million! At the last count, Instagram had 30 million users. It recently […]

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