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Coronavirus vs Oil

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The oil prices have fallen following a four-month slump due to fears of weak demand, driven by the Coronavirus that is slowing China’s oil demand, as ten cities (with a population of 30 million) have been quarantined off. Since news of the Coronavirus striking, the oil prices have dropped below $60, the price of WTI […]

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What a tweeter!!!

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Following a recent interview with a financial trader working with a global oil company, he informed me that Trump’s tweets were flashed on a wall and each one flashed on to the screens. This I found incredibly interesting as President Trump is the first major leader to tweet and tweet in volume. Donald has tweeted […]

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Changes….

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With all the expansions happening at Marlin Selection and the acquisition of HD search, I have recently moved across to the commercial side of the business. Initially, I had started my role at Marlin as part of the ops, risk and finance team, where it was more structured – meaning, there were job descriptions, job ads, […]

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New Year, New Job ?

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Enjoying the Christmas break? Mulling your career over a mince pie? The busiest time of the year to look for a job is January and February. Hiring Managers are also at their busiest time, new targets, new roles: – growth.   November and December could be the best time to reach out and beat the […]

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Hiring Senior Executives Before Christmas

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Normally at this time of year the job market quietens down as thoughts turn to year end reviews and strategy planning for the year ahead. This would be especially true of senior executive role’s as expected bonus’s are usually a more significant portion of total compensation compared to more junior colleagues and bonuses are traditionally […]

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Oil: The rise and the fall…

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The volatility in the oil market expressed from the start of the week till now has seen a rise of 20% and a fall of 6%. Earlier this week, one of the world’s most important oil processing plants was attacked, resulting in The Abqaiq facility increasing by 20% in oil prices, as the attack brought […]

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Rebalancing the imbalance

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    Research suggests that graduates of STEM subjects (Science/ Technology/Engineering/ Mathematics) can expect to earn 10% more than all other graduates, whilst mathematics graduates can earn 13.9% more and with mathematicians pursuing careers in finance, they also have the potential to shape and determine our economy. However, these subjects are dominated by male students. […]

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Efficiency in the workplace

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  No longer are employees expected to work all hours of the day, slaving away for a greedy corporate machine that sees them as nothing but soulless profit generators and fleshy cogs in their commercial schemes. The scales have tipped dramatically towards favourable and flexible working environments, with some companies even taking the drastic step […]

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Currency and vacations

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              One of many ways we are being affected by a no-deal Brexit is the fall in value of the pound. The pound which was once traded at about $1.50 against the dollar, before the referendum has dropped by a staggering 2.4% since Monday. In 2016, before the referendum, […]

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Too Big to Fail

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                                  Sub Prime to Commodity Trading Houses “We must limit the perception that some institutions are either too big or too interconnected to fail” – Henry Hank Paulson Sub Prime affected the investment banks and government to such an […]