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A Cashless Society

A Cashless Society

In Sweden, about 80 percent of the transactions are made with credit cards, mobile phones or internet banking. One of the causes for this high percentage is the app Swish. This is a mobile app, developed by Swedish and Danish banks, which promotes a cashless […]

Investing in Cars

Investing in Cars

Most people tend to think that if they buy a car, the value will drop over time. The value of the car will of course drop because it is a ‘product’ which will age and will be used, perhaps getting damaged. Most cars (classic cars […]

2017’s Travel Trends

2017’s Travel Trends

With the summer holidays booked and only a few more months to go before the semester is over and we can finally leave the library, we have put together some interesting travel trends that are expected to play a big part in the hospitality industry […]

The Loss of the Dutch Populism

The Loss of the Dutch Populism

As everyone has noticed, the Dutch elections took place two weeks ago. The leading question before this election held place was if also the Netherlands were going to fall for the populism like we have seen in for example the Brexit and also the United […]

When I grow up I want to be a social media influencer?!

When I grow up I want to be a social media influencer?!

We have probably all heard about a new type of celebrities: the “instafamous”, or more widely known as social media influencers. These influencers can be defined as social media users with a large audience in an established and specific industry, who are able to influence […]

The good & the bad of Obama’s presidency

The good & the bad of Obama’s presidency

2008 was a remarkable year in the history of the United States. In that year, the first African-American was elected as President of the United States, mister Barack Obama. He beat senator John McCain from Arizona, in a convincing manner. After a presidency of four […]

10 hours a part, New Year’s Eve in Australia.

10 hours a part, New Year’s Eve in Australia.

Whilst we were celebrating New Year’s Eve in the cold Netherlands, one of our Asset | IB&M Members celebrated the same event a little bit earlier, in Australia! Because of all the students which are returning from, or leaving to, their exchange country, we decided […]

The effect of the Panama Papers

The effect of the Panama Papers

The Panama Papers are 11.5 million documents that were leaked in the beginning of April this year. The documents were created by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. These documents illustrate how wealthy and important individuals keep their financial information private. This topic does not […]

Will Trump make America great again?

Will Trump make America great again?

After a thrilling presidential race, Donald Trump was voted president of the United States of America on November 8, 2016. It all began one and a half year ago, on the 16th of June when Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy. After a fierce battle […]

The Disruptive Potential of Drones

The Disruptive Potential of Drones

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “drone”? I am sure, for many of you, it still has a negative connotation. You might think of warfare, espionage and surveillance. Indeed, drones were invented and first used for military and […]

An Interview with Ruud Sanders from AkzoNobel

An Interview with Ruud Sanders from AkzoNobel

On a rainy Thursday in January, we made our way from Tilburg to Arnhem, to one of the locations of AkzoNobel. AkzoNobel is a multinational company that specializes in paints, coatings and specialty chemicals. Their products can be found decorating and protecting buildings, bridges or transportation vehicles, […]

Hope for the Oil Industry

Hope for the Oil Industry

An interesting development came to light last week; or well, I hope you share the opinion that it is interesting. As most of you know, the oil price has been a continuous issue over the last year and half because of the market surplus. If you […]

Phosphate Quota Troubles Dutch Farmers

Phosphate Quota Troubles Dutch Farmers

The Netherlands, a country famous for their liberal approach to social issues, tulips, windmills and of course cheese, now faces new issues due to an excess in phosphate-rich cow manure. As a (founding) member of the European Union (E.U.), the Netherlands, just like any other […]

The Forever Oil Prices Battle

The Forever Oil Prices Battle

Why the oil price stays low for the coming years A further recovery in the oil price is expected to be still far away. After the massive drop in prices last year, oil prices reached the highest point in May since the slow recovery has […]

Blatter 1. Football 0.

Blatter 1. Football 0.

After a tumultuous week, its another dark day in football history. Sepp Blatter has once again been elected for the presidency of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Despite being opposed by HRH Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan and not receiving enough votes […]