In this issue we have the pleasure of presenting two new Associates. We have strengthened our presence in Asia and the Middle East. In Lucknow India and Dubai in the UAE we have new highly experienced persons ready to assist our clients in their respective regions. Please see their presentations below. You can find more information on each of them on our home page and read their Press Releases.
Mr. Madhav Tadimeti is a Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Post Graduate Management Degree (MBA) Holder in Finance & Marketing, Diploma Holder in Industrial Safety (NEBOSH, UK), Trained in implementing ISO 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Management Systems & Trained as Green Belt in Lean 6-Sigma Projects.
He is an Operations Manager in an UAE-based Manufacturing Plant belonging to an Europe based Multinational and Transcontinental Business Giant with an Annual Turn Over of USD 200 M having 13 years of Experience in the Company being In-Charge & involved in various Wings of Plant Operations like Production, Stores & SHE (Safety) with Active Contribution to other Sections like Purchase & Supply Chain towards achieving highest levels in Operational Efficiency.
He has been an Active & Strong Part in the Development & Growth of the Company with the Annual Turnover increasing from USD 40 Million to the present USD 200 Million.
During last 12 years & during these 12 years, he has been successful in facing & undergoing all the Changes in the Size & Nature of Plant Operations with massive Dynamics in the Availability & Deployment of Resources especially the Manpower (Approximately 360 in Total with huge Permutations & Combinations) related to their Visa Status & Socio-Cultural Backgrounds owing to different Nationalities.
During last 13 years of his Service, he has been instrumental in getting the Senior Workforce & General Helpers to get elevated to the Levels of Supervisors Levels & Production Line Operators while reinforcing the Office Staff in Plant Operations through Development of Skillsets & Decision Making Capabilities which establishes & proves his Team Building & Leading Skills.
As an Independent Engineering / Technical Consultant & Investment Banker based in UAE, he has been very Efficient in getting the Business & Investment Opportunities (various Sectors of Business & Industry like Agriculture, Banking, Commercial Plantation, Education, HealthCare, Housing, Infrastructure, Oil / Gas Exploration, Power, Manufacturing, Mining, Telecom, Transport etc.) spread across the Globe to his World-Wide Clientele owing to his Strong Contacts & Links in various Countries / Continents of the Globe.
Mr. Anil Kumar Upadhyaya is based in Lucknow-India. He graduated from University of Allahabad in 1980 and started working as freelance economic consultant with German consulting firm Hager International GmbH for their German clients in India.
Main tasks to make joint ventures, technology transfer, market trends analysis and funding for their Indian companies.
He is also working with various other German consultants in India to help their German clients. As India is the biggest emerging market in Asia after China they are looking for more and more Foreign Direct Investment in India.
He is also giving advice on foreign direct investment in India for foreign companies as India is a major potential market for FDI investors and best choice for foreign companies after China in Asia.
He is covering sectors like real estate, smart cities, clean energy, auto-mobile, metro rail, railways, defence, chemical, hotel and resort, shipping, logistics, waste water management and solid waste management projects in India.
Helping clients looking for expansion in to the Indian market, market study, market analysis, market trends, connecting with Indian companies for JV’s, technology transfer and trade partners in India.
Mr. Anil has been to Sri Lanka, Nepal and Thailand and focuses on Asia, covering South Asia. South-East Asia means ASEAN countries who have done free trade agreements with India. Allowing foreign companies to export to India and imports from India may give tax benefits also doing business with India and ASEAN countries.
His main focus is India, South Asia and South-East Asia. Organising business meetings for their clients in India or overseas depending upon clients’ request. Fair Trade participation is also important for him and he attends business summits in India on behalf of clients and on request may provide background information after the summit is over.
Looking back on what I wrote before Brexit was a fact, it went as bad as it could possibly do. No use in recapitulating the many thousands who regretted their vote when they realised the consequences of actually leaving the union, consequences that are enormous and something we still have not seen the full effect from.
And then getting Shabby Boris as Foreign Secretary – his dreams of becoming the new PM smashed quite early in the aftermath, was a serious downturn for him stabbed in the back by his closest ally. I guess the new PM Mrs Theresa May have placed him there for a reason and it will be interesting to see how he handles this for him totally new position.
As expected Ukip leader Nigel Farage now leaves the ship after having accomplished what he set out for, is as disgusting as it can possibly be. Sad when people start to believe in easy solution sand populist propaganda.
Next step will be evoking §50 and as announced by the PM, April 2017 starts a process that might take two to three years. Believing that it is possible to replace the markets lost in Europe with China and India plus other third world markets is at the best naïve.
Western Europe has been without wars for over 70 years now. This is all thanks to the unions established after the 2nd world war. You are less likely to have your neighbour shooting at you if you have a prosperous business going on together. So like it or not, we need more Union not less if we are to build a better, more fair and less troublesome future.
People that believe that closed borders and no free trade is the future is walking backwards into tomorrow and the challenges ahead.
Looking back at all we have achieved by establishing EFTA on this side and NAFTA on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, with growth benefiting all people. This can only continue if we establish more openness and ability for free trade. It is very important to understand that it is not States or governments that trade between each other, it is the individuals in each country that stands for development and progress and the ability to exchange goods makes us all prosperous.
US Presidential Election
It is impossible not to say a few words about what goes on in the US and the candidates in place. Let me start by saying “How is it possible that such a Great Nation can end up with two so useless candidates?” Must be thousand candidates better suited for the job than these two.
Hillary Clinton should not have been allowed to stand in the first place. This will be the 3rd period with Clinton’s at the White House (if she wins) and the constitution is only open for two. A change here is imperative.
Having a President unable to distinguish between private and official correspondence is in itself reason enough not to vote for her. Why did the Democrats not use their eminent Foreign Minister, Secretary of State John Kerry as a candidate?
But obviously realising where we are, will she be better that the alternative, the bully Trump?
My concern is as always the economic side of things. No doubt that the US economy has improved and new jobs have been created. With Clinton at the wheel we will see more or less the same direction as now.
They will continue to borrow a lot and the world will be willing to lend them money. Ask yourself why?
Trump although being a business man understands very little of what makes the world go around. No-one has stolen American jobs and the Chinese are not devaluating their currency to take the better of the Americans. When his advisors on economy also comes up with what you may simply call a lot of crap, it starts to become pretty scaring.
We have still some time to go and it will be exciting to see the last debate and the results of the polls – although as we saw in the UK, Polls are one thing who’s voting and what they will vote something totally different.
Russia – still in Huge Trouble
When the old Soviet Union was dissolved on December 26, 1991, many with me thought we finally would see the world moving forward in peace and prosperity – these two factors are keys for that to happen, and for a while it looked very promising, but then we got Putin. He has a twisted idea about the West like that we are going to attach him.
He keeps on backing up the Syrian regime fully aware of that this will not give any solution to the problem.
He also keeps up the war against Ukraine and denies shooting down a civilian air-plane from Malaysia although overwhelming evidence was presented showing who the perpetrators were.
Financially they are badly hurt and sooner or later the people of Russia will arise again and get rid of this old fashioned Tsar type. But he is shrewd and scrupulous and will keep on working creating this terrible enemy – the West- and blaming us for all the miseries he has put the country into.
The big unanswered question is of course how long will he be able to keep it going – unfortunately for us all despots have a tendency of surviving far longer than they should.
Currency & Interest Rates
The US has been talking for quite some time (since 2015) of increasing their interest rate.
On September 21st they had their last meeting. The outcome from Mrs. Janet L. Yellen was as expected, with no increase and that calmed the markets.
NOK/USD is now trading at 8.00. Fairly stable on lower levels. The NOK has been the strongest European currency for many months and with an oil price around 50 USD it will strengthen even more.
EUR/USD has been fairly stable around 1.12 since the beginning of 2015. The expected fall in the Euro is still on hold. Deutsche Bank’s astronomic fine seems to be reduced with 2/3 so it seems like a drop as a consequence of this no longer is that threatening.
GB£/US$ trading at 1.27 has fallen from 1.6 early 2015. The Pound has hit an all-time low for decades Against NOK it has gone from 13.25 to 10.00. With the PM’s statement of bringing the Central bank back under political control this can only go one way. This is like socialist governments operated in the 60’s.
In order for our clients to enable themselves to get into a position where they actually can get an invitation to participate, get attention and achieve what they are looking for, we have established the EC 3 Steps Service Program for Trading Platforms.
Our different funding programs are meant to fit all companies, also listed ones. When both parties have agreed we will enter into an agreement, the EC 3 Steps Service Program for Trading Platforms, determining the steps and details for how we together shall achieve the goal set forth.
The 6x Return on Investment is a complex platform requiring quite some paperwork to get into position for an invitation to participate. However offers openings also for inexperienced participants. Investments from 100K USD. Only a limited number of participants will be granted access and we operate with first in gets the benefit of joining.
The E-wealth Platform consists of three Programs. One for Listed companies offering a very nice return (50%).
Then we have the 50 weeks trading window offering 75% ROI. There is also a special design for the Indian Market offering trading in Indian currency.
We can work with amounts from US$ 250,000 to 1B. 250K will gain access to our E-wealth Platforms with two different options.
Opening a Trading Account
If the applicant not have a trading account (MT4 account) offered from his own bank, we can assist in opening a trading account.
We never ask the client to transfer money directly to any trader. The money should always remain in the clients own account and under his control.
We have several options, also for US citizens. There is a moderate Fee for organising this service.
General Funding Requests
We have added even more major international funders to our already substantial list. One example; amount from 20 to 50 MUSD. One year grace period and up to 8 years repayment time. Alternatively exchange the cash injection to 25% equity to the lender.
Please contact one of our Associates or go to our website for more information – and send a request for the EC CIS, – to get started!