The Power of Investors can Save the Planet!

Many businesses can self-sustain yet many others cannot operate without a good initial investment to boost them. Not all businesses though love investors, no matter what the size of the business is, because investors give the money in exchange for not only returns but also power and control. Recently, the iconic Michael Dell had a notorious dispute with Carl Icahn […]

SMEs and Access to Finance

What are SMEs? It has been a debate among businessmen and policymakers to get a specific definition of SMEs. It depends on: number of employees, size of invested capital and fixed capital, hence they have many different classifications. SMEs and Economic Development Although we could not reach a solid conclusion of their definition, we absolutely cannot deny their role in the […]

Uncertainty

Business is all about uncertainty, a positive form of uncertainty where potential, opportunity and innovations around every corner would take economies places and make a huge leap towards the future of humanity. And with this uncertainty come some acceptable risks and threats that add to the thrill but also add to the magnitude of opportunity; an easy target is never […]

Life of an Egyptian with a Dollar Tag

Egyptian, living in Egypt & earning a living in Egyptian Pound, but what if I look at all my money with a dollar lens on? What if I convert every Egyptian Pound value I see to its USD equivalent? The USD rate is affecting our life now more than never, and it’s getting only more significant. And since it’s already affecting […]

Harvard Researcher & AUC Professor on What to Expect after Floating Egyptian Pound

“Fasten your seat belt, Egypt, and brace yourself for some turbulence,” this is how Dr. Ayman Ismail, Business Administration Professor at the American University in Cairo (AUC) started his post. Here is a quick brief on what to expect when authorities announce the floating of the Egyptian Pound rate, expected soon according to various resources. US Dollar Exchange Rate To Spike […]

Dollars Go Where The Egyptian Government Flushes Them

It’s the government’s job to set the monetary policy and what this means is setting pressuring powers over currency flows. Intentions put aside, actual pressuring powers are what we are analyzing here. Away From Banks Dollars are definitely being pushed outside banks. Of course the government intends to push them into banks but the current policies are definitely going against that. One would […]

Return

Seeking financial return isn’t greed. It’s just a survival tool, no matter how hard or not you try. We will reflect on the Return concept and options, in a very local manner, local to Egypt and in a very simple way. Verb To Invest It’s a verb, an action. You invest, you get return. That’s not really a revelation, is it? […]

Dollar Routes in Egypt

If we agree that everybody is an investor in a way or another, then everybody is definitely concerned by the US Dollar exchange rate, simply because it affects prices in a many ways: prices of commodities, loans, services and others. Supply & Demand define prices changes. To be more accurate, in Egypt it’s availability that matters most. It’s then important […]

“The Big Short” Short Review

As a Wall Street company, we love giving critiques on the new hit Wall Street movie The Big Short, starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Brad Pitt. Our review is based on academic factors from a normal audience viewpoint. The review has definitely some Wall Street flavor, coming from us. The Movie in Brief In short, the movie portrays the […]