The Power of Oil – OPEC Taking Control

Bouncing like a fracking crane, fluctuating oil prices are a constant feature of the modern market. There is little that is more important than oil prices, given that they affect so many industries and intrude into all nations. A major player in this phenomenon is the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an intergovernmental … Continue reading The Power of Oil – OPEC Taking Control

A Blurry Line: Copyright Infringement and Willy Moon’s suit

A few nights ago, social media was set ablaze after Natalia Kills (no idea who she is) passionately affirmed her unwavering support for “creative integrity and intellectual property” as a judge on the X Factor NZ. The Jessie J tribute act berated and accused contestant, Joe Irvine, of copying the dress sense and style of … Continue reading A Blurry Line: Copyright Infringement and Willy Moon’s suit

Part One: Go Greece Lightning – Why EU Must Say ‘Good Riddance’ to Greece

In the first of a two-part instalment, this article will discuss the benefits of Greece leaving the EU. A quick assessment of the relationship between Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel will tell you that their relationship won’t reach Danny Zuko - Sandy Ollson levels of happiness. Rather, with Greece’s deteriorating financial situation testing the resolve … Continue reading Part One: Go Greece Lightning – Why EU Must Say ‘Good Riddance’ to Greece

TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?

If you haven’t heard of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership don’t worry – you’re not really meant to have. The TTIP is a series of trade negotiations, primarily for the purpose of cutting tariffs and regulatory barriers to trade between the US and EU, making the access to each other’s markets easier for companies. … Continue reading TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?