AI bubble about to burst?

The recent surge of interest in artificial intelligence (AI) has ignited a significant rally in technology stocks. Firms engaged in AI development, such as semiconductor producers crucial to AI technology and cloud service providers offering the necessary computing infrastructure, have experienced significant returns. The stock market is abuzz with excitement over artificialRead More →

Carbon waste

Norway has a long history of carbon management. For nearly 30 years, it has captured and reinjected carbon from gas production into seabed formations on the Norwegian continental shelf. Norway’s government wants to show the world it is possible to safely inject and store carbon waste under the seabed, sayingRead More →

Tech bubble

As tech giant Nvidia soars on hype around artificial intelligence (AI), and as global stock indexes claim record highs, debate has grown about whether the stock market has entered a ‘bubble.’ An AI bubble of boom We are reminded of the dotcom bubble where investment was rife in anything tech – so, areRead More →

Water scarcity

Water scarcity is a pressing global issue and has far-reaching consequences across various industries. One sector significantly affected is semiconductor manufacturing. How does water scarcity pose a threat to the production of essential microchips. Water in Semiconductor Manufacturing Ultra-pure water is a critical resource in semiconductor fabrication plants (fabs). It is usedRead More →

Alien investing

AI ‘trading bots’ are software programs that use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse market data, generate trading signals, and execute trades automatically. ‘I meant Artificial Intelligence Investing not ‘Alien’ Investing (AI)’ AI trading bots are becoming more popular among investors who want to take advantage of the speed, accuracy, andRead More →


A Downgrade Amidst Economic Slowdown In a significant development that has raised concerns among investors and policymakers worldwide, China’s debt outlook has been downgraded as the country grapples with a slowing economy. This move reflects growing apprehensions about the sustainability of China’s economic growth and its ability to manage itsRead More →

Ex bank boss pay-deal

Dame Alison Rose, the former chief executive of NatWest Group, will lose out on £7.6m after she admitted to discussing the closure of Nigel Farage’s bank account with a BBC journalist. Another word for getting the sack? She ‘resigned’ from the banking group in July 2023, after the former UkipRead More →

Stocks drop

If the Israel-Hamas conflict further intensifies, the risks to the global economy are growing, economist Mohamed el-Erian reportedly said Monday 30th October 2023. The impact on global markets was initially limited, as investors viewed the conflict as contained. However, the prospect of a regional spillover has added to a senseRead More →

Stocks roller coaster

Some analysts say yes! Buying the dip means purchasing an asset, usually a stock, when its price has dropped. The expectation is that the drop is a short-term anomaly, and the asset’s price will soon go back up. It is a strategy that some traders and investors use to take advantage ofRead More →

UK government incompetence

Utterly shocking eye watering covid fraud related losses incurred through government incompetence. The UK covid fraud amount is not a single figure, but rather a sum of various losses due to fraud and error across different government schemes and programmes. List of government failures and waste £21bn of public moneyRead More →

Buy signal?

Inflation and interest rate correlation The stock market is influenced by many factors, such as economic data, earnings reports, geopolitical events, investor sentiment, and technical indicators.  Some analysts have suggested that the recent sell-off in the market may have created some oversold conditions that could lead to a relief rallyRead More →

UK taxes high!

It has been suggested Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson have overseen biggest tax rises since the Second World War ‘Fiscal responsibility’ – code words for ‘cock-up!’ Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have stressed the need for ‘fiscal responsibility’ amid still-high inflation and rising debt costs. According toRead More →

Consultants and doctors joint strike

British Medical Association-organised strike Consultants and junior doctors in England are holding their first joint strike in the history of the NHS. Waiting list The latest data from NHS England, states the number of people waiting to start routine hospital treatment is at a record high of 7.68 million at the endRead More →