Global Finance School Blog

Why You Should Consider Purchasing Property Abroad
Recently, a report mentioned that foreign investments in commercial real estate in the US touched a record $38.7 billion in 2013. Chinese companies alone invested about $14 billion in the US last year. This year, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) forecasts foreign investment into the US to touch $50 billion. Similarly, Asian investors are equally keen...
The Top 8 Countries for Investing in Real Estate
In October, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its quarterly update on the latest trends in the housing market across the globe. Titled “Global Housing Watch”, the report elaborates on the IMF’s Global House Price Index. This index tracks the average real house prices across 50 countries. After a steep decline during the Great...
5 Questions You’ll Encounter in an Interview for a Finance Job
Many people eye jobs in the financial sector because they find it lucrative. Not only do you get to work in one of the most important departments of a company, but also get to utilize your inherent skills at numbers in your job. If you, like many people, keep scanning the stock market during the course of the day, then a job in finance will give...
Top 10 Careers in Finance You Should Know About
Several financial experts have made gloomy predictions for the months ahead. The series of political flashpoints from Ukraine to Hong Kong – not to mention the crisis in Iraq and Syria is not good news for the financial markets. The emergence of the Eurozone crisis is yet another indicator of low global growth. In addition, the outbreak of Ebola...
How to Know Whether You’re Cut Out for Being A Manager
Not many team members would think twice if someone offered to promote them to team managers. A promotion as a team manager does have several benefits associated with it. At the very least, it acts as an affirmation of your skills and abilities, as well as recognition given by the management for your performances as a team member. The promotion...
7 Top Skills that Make a Good Manager
Many team members harbor thoughts about taking on positions of leadership and authority. That is natural because many of them possess varying degrees of ambition. However, not all of them possess the objectivity or the maturity to evaluate their claims to positions of authority honestly. That too, when compared to the claims of their co-workers....
9 Things to Consider When Investing in a Stock
When investing in stocks, timing is everything. The right decision at the right time is what makes investing in stocks a profitable proposition. Timing your decision too late could be expensive – whether you plan to buy or sell shares. Timing it too soon, could mean that you do not get the best value from your investment. Several people invest...
The Five Other Chinese Stocks You Should Know About
 Back in 1999, not many people might have taken note when a former teacher named Jack Ma launched a business-to-business portal via the website Alibaba.com. Yet 15 years later, the scenario has changed drastically. The success of Alibaba’s recent IPO in the US, where it made $25 billion in September, made it the largest IPO in history. This...
The Benefits of Starting Your Own Business Venture
Starting your own business is certainly not a cakewalk. It involves many skills, as well as patience, creativity, determination and a business sense. People who maintain fulltime jobs often daydream about starting their own business. However, not many of them get around to taking action on making something concrete from their fanciful ideas. Of...
6 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Businesses
Not many employees will readily agree that their jobs are exciting. The vast majority of people working in regular jobs often find themselves grumbling about everything that their job is not. Yet, when it comes to taking concrete steps and doing something about it, many shy away from the challenge. The few, who take up the challenge, move away...