Archive for December 8th, 2015

Differing IMF forecasts of Gross Planet Product..

December 8, 2015

Well, I didn’t know there is an economic term like Gross Planet Product.

Prof. Peter A.G. van Bergeijk of Erasmus University brings this term in this article. Basically, it is GDP of the entire world. Prof. says that there is a difference in GPP at current prices and GPP at constant prices + inflation. The first one shows a decline and latter shows a rise!:

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Teaching Corporate finance basics via a verse..

December 8, 2015

The Pfizer reverse merger for tax gains is one of those classic corporate finance cases. Jessica Einhorn, (former dean at Johns Hopkins University) has a verse on corp fin. She has prepared similar verses on central banks, unemployment and bicoins as well..

Rise of startups in online lending (peer to peer lending)

December 8, 2015

Gulzar points to this interesting story from ET on rise of online lending platforms. They are also called as peer to peer lending platforms. Here the platform connects the  borrower with the bank after doing a good check on the borrower using data analytics and so on.

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