from India Insight:

Liquor retailers toast online model in India

October 17, 2013

When Dhruv Khandelwal started working as an equity research analyst after finishing his MBA in the United States, he wanted to start an Indian financial services website. That changed when Khandelwal and his friends ran out of beer on a Sunday afternoon.

from MacroScope:

Portugal crisis to test ECB´s strategy

July 3, 2013

Portuguese bond yields surged to more than 8 percent as a government crisis prompted investors to shun the bailed-out country, raising concerns about another flare-up in the euro zone debt saga.

from Global Investing:

Three snapshots for Friday

April 20, 2012

Although the focus has been on Spanish debt auctions this week as this chart shows Italy has much further to go in meeting this year's funding needs.

from Global Investing:

European corporate bonds flourishing

February 22, 2012

A new set of data from Thomson Reuters sheds light on blossoming European corporate bond activity.

from Global Investing:

Funding stress in the FX swap market

November 23, 2011

Signs of the wholesale funding stress are cropping up in the FX swaps market, with the premium for swapping euro LIBOR into dollar LIBOR over 3 months (so-called cross currency swap) rising to 141.5 basis points, which is the post-Lehman Brothers high.

from Entrepreneurial:

Seattle startup raises $1.3 million to encrypt the cloud

October 7, 2011

Kory Gill’s “a-ha” moment came in the form of a lightning bolt that struck his Seattle home and fried his computers. In the aftermath, his wife’s main concern was whether their digitally stored family photos had survived the blast.

from Entrepreneurial:

Twilio raises second microfund from angels McClure, Conway

By Guest Contributor
September 23, 2011

-- Alastair Goldfisher is a contributor for PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. He was also part of the judging panel at the Twilio Conference with Paul Singh of 500 Startups and Manu Kumar of K9 Ventures. This article originally appeared here. --

from Entrepreneurial:

Why venture capitalists invest in pigs, not chickens

September 12, 2011

-- Jeff Bussgang is a former entrepreneur and partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. This article originally appeared on his blog Seeing Both Sides. The views expressed are his own. --

from Entrepreneurial:

Why governments don’t get startups

By Guest Contributor
September 5, 2011

– Steve Blank is a serial entrepreneur. He teaches at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley’s Haas Business School and at Columbia. He is the author of “The Four Steps to the Epiphany” and “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost”. This article originally appeared here. The views expressed are his own. –

from Entrepreneurial:

The entrepreneur’s equivalent of “10,000 hours”

August 26, 2011

– Mark Suster is a former serial entrepreneur and a partner at Los Angeles-based GRP Partners. This article originally appeared on his blog “Both Sides of the Table”. The views expressed are his own. –