• Stock Market Live Quotes •
ATAF provides a detailed overview of most international Stock Market Quotes. All Stock Market information are updated in real-time upon current market activity.
The market data will be displayed as either a stock exchange-style running Live Ticker or as Market Overview Charts of the most relevant stocks.
Please click on following link for stock market live ticker.
Link: Running Stock Market Live Ticker
• Are You fooled by Facebook ? •
Why do you find more and more people on the Internet who call Facebook a Fakebook or even Fraudbook, because they feel of having been treated unfairly? Yes, we haven't made good experiences either with Facebook,
although we were never able to publish a posting since our FB account was blocked or disabled right after we had created a page for the Association (ATAF).
Facebook always said you can't use your account anymore because we didn't follow their Community Standards. All attempts to clarify this with Facebook remained unanswered or were ignored.
All this cannot happen just by coincidence and very obvious the Facebook censorship certainly did not like our America-friendly article,
because we really cannot find any other reason for this decision. Upon these circumstances we did an extensive research on the Internet and found,
there are a lot of people who have the same fate with Facebook and then we have decided to use other messenger services.
In the wake of reports that Facebook censors conservative voices, a well known media figure met with company chairman Mark Zuckerberg and emerged from the meeting, as he put it, "convinced that Facebook is behaving appropriately and trying to do the right thing." But nothing to see here, move along. Unfortunately, this is nonsense!
Very obvious the Facebook censorship in the news isn't about artificial intelligence but human intelligence, and its biases. In fact, the focus on technology could be an effort at Machiavellian misdirection:
"Watch what the machine is doing, watch the machine, so you don't see the man behind the curtain
Link: Beware of been fooled by Facebook !
• Say Goodbye to Globalization as the World has been
disordered in 2020 •
The last four-decade era of globalization may be coming to an end and the world would be
heading into an "Age of Disorder"
, which might will reshape both economies and politics, according to economic research analysts.
One of the key characteristics of the new era will be the reversal of unfettered globalization, as a team of analysts predicted. While they believe "the best combined asset price growth of any era in history,
with equity and bond returns very strong across the board"
since 1980, the "Age of Disorder"
is likely to break this trend.
The deteriorating of U.S.-China relations is another theme (out of eight) that will define the next distinct era of modern times, "which is hastened, but not caused by, the pandemic."
The analysts note that the Chinese economy will be closing the gap with the U.S. and could finally outperform it by the end of the decade.
Fortunately, this economic standoff is unlikely to trigger a real military conflict between the two states, as usually happens when a rising power tries to challenge the ruling one. Economic war - with tariffs, sanctions, and attacks in the technology sphere - will go on instead, the analysts believe. No matter who wins the 2020 presidential election in the U.S., the rift between the two superpowers will grow.
Link: Say Goodbye to Globalization in 2020
• America is very, very bullish on the Economy in 2020/21 •
Business leaders predict the United States will swiftly dig itself out of the deep economic impact by the Coronavirus pandemic.
About 70% of US executives surveyed are expecting the American economy will recover from the current recession within one year, according to a survey of some 400 economic decision makers.
Approximately 80% of those CEOs, founders and other high-level executives are very confident in the US economy despite the pandemic impact.
The findings paint a surprisingly bullish view from those executives given the impact in the US economy and even warnings from some health experts of a supposed second wave of Coronavirus infections. If that optimism translates to fewer layoffs and more investment, it could help limit the economic damage during the current crisis.
Link: America is very, very bullish on the Economy in 2020/21
• COVID-19: Perfect Incubator for International Corruption •
During COVID-19 outbreaks we see health systems struggle as they handle the increased pressure on resources. In recent days many have flagged how this brings to light weak points within a health system, such as workforce shortages and poor access to medicines. As we have observed that corruption is another of these weak points.
What came first and has caused or affected the world economy, the latent economic recession (2018 - 2019) in Europe or the COVID-19 impact in 2020 ? Obviously there is a close link between the EU recession and COVID-19 !
A recent market research has highlighted the true extent of the cost of corruption in Europe, with new estimates showing that up to €990 billion in GDP terms is lost annually.
An international anti-fraud consulting group found several concerned issues while surveying 56 countries around the world in April/May 2020 to understand fraud in healthcare services which had affected COVID-19 response negatively in those countries.
Link: COVID-19: Perfect Incubator for International Corruption
• High Demand ... Low Supply - Investing in a Better Future •
Historically a fragmented market, but Senior Housing is fast becoming a highly desirable asset class for all kind of investors. Our real estate developer partners seek opportunities to enhance the resident experience and level of care for those enjoying their golden years of life.
Their senior housing model is to partner with experienced developers and operators on projects in urban and suburban markets that enjoy attractive demographics and a limited supply of class-A senior housing communities.
The Baby Boomer generation is emerging into the age of retirement. The number of Americans aged 65 and older will increase to more than 79 million by 2035. Today there are many varieties of senior housing options. As the market seeks to meet this demand, senior housing will be one of the greatest investment opportunities over the next 30 years.
The mission is to build top quality, private-pay senior living communities that offer a luxurious and caring environment in the independent living, assisted living, and memory care.
Link: Senior Living Community & Life Care Services 2020
• 30 Great Reasons to Move to America in 2020 •
Why should you move to or live in the United States of America?
America ... the country of dreams and opportunities, where anyone can hit the big time if they work hard enough. It's a place where success is celebrated, positivity is a way of life and opportunity is a reality.
If you're reading this article, then there's every chance that living in America has been a lifelong dream for you and a dream that you'd finally like to turn into reality.
Sure, there are a significant amount of reasons one may want to move to America. It is common for individuals to move based on a job opportunity, a loved one, or simply because they are seeking to live out the 'American Dream'. The United States has a long tradition of welcoming people from all backgrounds and cultures and is a great place for people that are looking to live out of their home country.
Link: 30 Great Reasons to Move to America in 2020
• Great Opportunity to Go to America in 2020 •
The time is right to move and to live in the United States of America.
America ... the country of dreams and great opportunities, where anyone can enjoy the good time of life.
It's a place where success is celebrated, positivity is a way of life and opportunity is a reality.
If you're willing and ready to move to the United States, then there's every chance that living in America will come true and for real.
Sure, there are some good new alternatives to move to America.
Either for individuals or business people you can take this great opportunity, especially nowadays.
The United States has very good opportunities of welcoming people with skilled backgrounds and good business experiences or investing in new enterprises.
Link: Great Opportunity to Go to America in 2020
• The Great American Comeback 2020 •
The U.S. Economy is Booming in 2020 !!!
The great American jobs creation machine is booming like never before, just this February's jobs figures showing far more strength than expected and previous months January and December have been raised higher than forecasted.
America's economy under the current administration is booming on an historic high, perhaps the greatest it's ever been.
Link: The U.S. Economy is Booming in 2020
• Worst Economic Recession since Great Depression •
Coronavirus: 'World faces Worst Economic Recession in 2020 since Great Depression'
The world has changed dramatically in the four months since the last update of the World Economic Forecast in January. A rare disaster, a coronavirus pandemic, has resulted in a tragically large number of human lives being lost.
As countries implement necessary quarantines and social distancing practices to contain the pandemic, the world has been put in a Great Lockdown. The magnitude and speed of collapse in activity that has followed is unlike anything experienced in our lifetimes.
Link: The Great Depression Europe 2020
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will have a severe impact on economy and GDP growth across the world in 2020
The growth projections of GDP with annual percentage change for year 2019, 2020 and 2021 are shown in the following
Link: Latest World Economic Outlook upon COVID-19 Impact 2020
• The Great Depression Europe in 2020 •
Does Europe is going again into a Great Depression ?
Europe's future of an independent economy stands on an edge or is already in a deadlock today.
The European scenario of the EU has put the European economy into a quite difficult imbalance, which will not bring any improvement so quickly under the current circumstances.
Link: The Great Depression Europe in 2020
• Does the Euro will Crash in 2020 ? •
8 reasons why the EU is about to crash !
The topic of "Euro Crash" has long been hidden by the media. But ten years after the collapse of the U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers, the global financial system is more shaky than ever.
The EU and Germany are still strucked and a new crash is imminent, which could overshadow everything that has happened before!
Please click on link below and check those possible reasons why the EU is about to crash.
Link: Does the Euro will Crash in 2020 ?
• Reputational Risk and Crisis Management Services •
A Strategic Risk Consulting Services (SRCS) provides reputational risk and crisis management services with industry-focused consulting, brokerage, and claims advocacy services, and leverage data, technology, and analytics to help reduce clients' total cost of risk.
SRCS uses a professional team approach to address the clients' risk management needs. Each client relationship is coordinated by a client executive, who draws from our many industry and risk specialties to assemble the resources to analyze, measure, and help manage multiple risks.
To further support the clients' strategic, operational, and risk management goals, SRCS provides consulting, brokerage, and claims advocacy services through dedicated global risk specialties and industry practices. A professional consulting team applies deep experience and knowledge of clients' industries to provide broad-based risk coverage and reduce the clients' total cost of risk.
Link: Reputational Risk and Crisis Management Services
• America, the World's largest Market 2020 •
There is no Better Place to Start a Business, than in the United States
The United States is consistently ranked among the best internationally for its overall competitiveness and ease of doing business.
Backed by a regulatory environment that is particularly conducive to starting and operating a business, U.S. business culture encourages free enterprise and competition.
As a stable democracy with a transparent and predictable legal system, all companies - regardless of national origin - compete on an even playing field.
Link: America, the World's largest Market 2020
• America's Top States for Business in 2020 •
The rankings of Doing Business in the U. S. by States, based on measures of competitiveness in several categories.
Each category is weighted according to how frequently each state use them as a selling point in economic development marketing.
The criteria was developed with guidance from a diverse array of business and policy experts and official government sources, along with input from the states themselves and based on publicly available data from a variety of sources.
Link: America's Top States for Business in 2020
• Comparison United States & European Union 2020 •
The Comparison shows the difference between the United States and the European Union
The comparison is based on the following factors like
Link: Comparison United States & European Union 2020
• Best Countries for Doing Business 2020 •
How is a nation's ease of doing business measured?
Each year the World Bank publishes "Doing Business Index", an index measuring the ease of doing business in a given country.
The higher a country's Doing Business Index, the friendlier or easier its regulatory environment for doing business.
The measurement is based on the following ten factors like
starting a business,
dealing with construction permits,
enforcing contracts and
Link: Best Countries for Doing Business 2020
• Average Annual Income Rankings by Country 2019 •
The average annual income is a measure of total income after taxes divided by total number of employees employed for full-time and full-year equivalent employees in the economy of the country.
An overview of different countries shows the average annual income compared to the GDP per capita.
Link: Average Annual Income by Country 2019
• Best Countries for Business in Europe for Investors 2019 •
The rankings of Doing Business in Europe by countries for investors is based on measures of competitiveness in several categories.
Each category is weighted according to how frequently each country use them as a selling point in economic development marketing.
The criteria was developed with guidance from a diverse array of business and policy experts and official government sources, along with input from the countries themselves and based on publicly available data from a variety of sources.
Link: Best Countries for Business in Europe 2019
• Top Ten Risks for Doing Business in Europe 2020 •
The following risks are identified as biggest risk for doing business across Europe, with economic and political risks increasing.
Those main risks are like cyberattacks,
energy price shock,
data fraud or theft,
failure of national governance,
unemployment or underemployment,
large-scale of involuntary migration, and
profound social instability.
Link: Top Ten Risks for Doing Business in Europe 2020
• Global Health Index 2019 •
The Global Health Index (GHI) is a comprehensive assessment of global health care security.
The index, which ranks 195 countries and territories by their health care system, is based on a study that surveyed health security
and capabilities across six categories and 65 different metrics.
The average overall Global Health Index (GHI) score is 40.2 out of possible 100.
Although 86% of countries invest local or donor funds in health security, few countries pay for health security gap assessments and action plans out of national budgets.
The higher a country's scores, the more healthy a country is working !
Link: Global Health Index 2019
• World Corruption Index 2019 •
Each year all countries are scored on how corrupt their public sectors are seen.
The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople,
uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of all countries are scored below 50 in 2019, with an average score of just 43.
Here you can check which country you better don't deal with !!!
Link: World Corruption Index 2019
• List of Countries by Unemployment Rate 2020 •
Unemployment (or joblessness) occurs when people are without jobs and they have actively sought work. Therefore, the unemployed in a country are those with age, ability and desire to work (labor force) but do not have a job.
The number of unemployed in a country usually was expressed in terms of the labor force, and it is called unemployment rate. The unemployment rate is a percentage and it is calculated by dividing the number of unemployed people by all individuals currently in the labor force.
Link: Unemployment Rate by Country 2020
• We want to know what You think ! •
Survey of Best States for Doing Business in either America or Europe
Please share with us your opinion about your doing business experiences.
You are welcomed to participate this anonymous online survey. It will take less than a minute.
We value your feedback. Please click on link about that region you are experienced in either
to get started. We look forward to hearing your opinions !
We thank you in advance for your participation ........
and mind sharing your honest feedback.
Link: Participate Now