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Making student loans more affordable could be detrimental to the economy

Making student loans more affordable could be detrimental to the economy

Mohamed El-Erian is Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz

Regulations are needed to prevent would-be crowdfunding investors from being swindled

Regulations are needed to prevent would-be crowdfunding investors from being swindled

Robert J Shiller is Nobel Laureate in Economics and Professor of Economics at Yale University

Corrupt policies mean that interpreting a nation's financial standing can be a minefield

Corrupt policies mean that interpreting a nation's financial standing can be a minefield

Dani Rodrik is Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government

Our intervention in poor countries is stopping their governments improving

Our intervention in poor countries is stopping their governments improving

Angus Deaton is the 2015 Nobel Laureate in economics

The fall of the BRICS shows that the US is still indispensible to the world economy

The fall of the BRICS shows that the US is still indispensible to the world economy

Ana Palacio is a member of the Spanish Council of State

The chopping and changing of Australia's government makes it look like a pantomime

The chopping and changing of Australia's government makes it look like a pantomime

Gareth Evans is Chancellor of The Australian National University

Canada proves that state intervention in real estate is not necessarily a bad thing

Canada proves that state intervention in real estate is not necessarily a bad thing

David Orrell is a mathematician and author of Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order

Nuclear fusion could work - but only if we cough up some money

Nuclear fusion could work - but only if we cough up some money

Steven Cowley is CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Professor of Physics at Imperial College London

The IMF got it wrong when it came to Greece's government debt crisis

The IMF got it wrong when it came to Greece's government debt crisis

Ngaire Woods is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government

Could profit sharing end disparity in US worker pay?

Could profit sharing end disparity in US worker pay?

Laura Tyson is a professor at the University of California

Strategy

While companies that damage their own reputations have no one to blame but themselves, whole industries can be thrown into disrepute on the actions of a few rogues

Five biggest industry-damaging scandals

While companies that damage their own reputations have no one to blame but themselves, whole industries can be thrown into disrepute on the actions of a few rogues

The reputation of a company is fragile and difficult to repair. Bad publicity for an already struggling business might be enough to send them under. But sometimes a disaster can be so huge an entire industry can be cast in a negative light. While not enti...

Despite its prevalence, the valuation practice is an unregulated beast. The International Valuation Standards Council and Sir David Tweedie are going to change that

Why setting values for financial instruments is so difficult

Despite its prevalence, the valuation practice is an unregulated beast. The International Valuation Standards Council and Sir David Tweedie are going to change that

Valuation is at the harder end of economics, and it is only getting harder. As financial instruments become more complex and esoteric, assigning values for them to be bought and sold becomes increasingly difficult. A fact compiled by the lack of an intern...

The new administration in Argentina hopes to end a long-running dispute with bondholders that rejected restructuring debt swap options

Argentina seeks compromise with holdout creditors

The new administration in Argentina hopes to end a long-running dispute with bondholders that rejected restructuring debt swap options

Argentina’s recently elected new government hopes to end its long-running legal dispute with US hedge fund creditors. Speaking at Davos, Argentina’s finance minister, Alfonso Prat-Gay, said that his country would honour the debts that it owes to bondh...

Employees must tell the emperor when he has no clothes

With the recent accusations of wrongdoings of the VW CEO and announcements from the US Justice Department to seek more individual prosecutions for executive misdemeanour, it’s clear the global corporate culture needs a change. But who needs to alter behaviour, leaders or employees?

Back to school

With unemployment figures creeping up across the globe, employers are demanding more from candidates. Business schools have responded by creating industry-specific MBAs, writes Nash Riggins

MBA graduates turning backs on finance for voluntary sector

Increasing number of graduates are shunning big salaries for the third sector

From humble origins in the 1990s, Nastrac has grown into a global consultancy firm. CEO Nina Alag Suri explains how she built the company from the ground up

CEO of Nastrac on winning Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

From humble origins in the 1990s, Nastrac has grown into a global consultancy firm. CEO Nina Alag Suri explains how she built the company from the ground up

Economic effectiveness: how an interim manager can help

Interim managers have the intuition and strategy to help businesses realise their goals even in times of economic conservatism

Leadership development through coaching: a case study

The Defence Acquisition University is an example of how professional coaching schemes can work alongside training and development programmes to produce impressive results

Dealing with poverty in developed nations

World Finance speaks with Hernando de Soto, renowned Peruvian economist on what’s holding back the West today

Indivisible labour, Les Mis, and a global lack of infrastructure

World Finance speaks with Hernando de Soto, renowned Peruvian economist, on what’s holding back the impoverished today

Bongani encourages Angolan transparency

Those investing in emerging economies must generate a greater sense of trust and abide by sustainable principles if they are to yield positive returns. Bongani Investment Group is doing just that

A novel way of raising capital and enhancing customer loyalty is being offered in the UK in the form of mini-bonds, but some argue they offer little return for their considerable risk

Crowdcube breathes fresh air into investing

A novel way of raising capital and enhancing customer loyalty is being offered in the UK in the form of mini-bonds, but some argue they offer little return for their considerable risk

Magellan sees container investments grow rapidly

The capital market has never before seen the variety of products that are available today, and demands on these investments vary; as do their reputations. Containers have been an attractive alternative for 30 years

Pay secrecy could soon be a thing of the past

The policy of complete pay transparency is a huge departure from accepted motivational structure, but some companies are starting to consider what the benefits of opening up incentive schemes might be

While companies that damage their own reputations have no one to blame but themselves, whole industries can be thrown into disrepute on the actions of a few rogues

Five biggest industry-damaging scandals

While companies that damage their own reputations have no one to blame but themselves, whole industries can be thrown into disrepute on the actions of a few rogues

Johnson: British Virgin Islands must innovate to remain competitive

The BVI is reshaping itself as a one-stop shop for offshore financial services, beyond its original incorporations focus

Reviving Germany’s banking giant

Deutsche Bank has recently faced the wrath of re-fanged post-crash regulators. With a long and rocky history, its new chief executive has the task of restoring confidence in the German financial institution