A new era for Finland
Finland stands at a historic crossroads. Abandoning its decades-long stance of neutrality following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Nordic nation now has its sights set on NATO membership. As the country enters a new phase in its history, Sanna Marin is the bold leader driving it forwards
Wall Street’s banking icon
One of the world’s best-known bankers has become the longest-serving CEO on Wall Street. Known for his charismatic charm, ‘fortress balance sheet’ and driving a shift towards conscious capitalism, it’s little wonder that Jamie Dimon has become the posterboy for America’s banking industry
Why more institutional investors are joining DeFi
The opportunities available in decentralised finance (DeFi) have made the sector increasingly attractive to institutional investors. However, it is DeFi’s transformation to become more accessible that has driven investors to the decentralised markets in the last year
Legalisation of cannabis leads to growth across Europe
Once all but unthinkable, a wave of legislation legalising the consumption and sale of cannabis is now rolling out across Europe – and with...
Top 5 financial services that are ripe for automation
AI and automation will enable financial services institutions to redefine their resourcing models, freeing up their best talent to focus on higher-value work
Brokers promoting Forex PAMM and copy trading
The future of the forex market looks bright, with a range of managed account services that provide investors with a wealth of opportunities
Big business must reinvent capitalism to address environmental concerns
Sustainability is the buzzword of our times and rightly so, as a post-pandemic world comes to grips with a climate crisis that threatens not...
Can we tame inflation?
With inflation rates rising and interest rates remaining stubbornly low, policymakers have some tough decisions to make
Betting on a meta future
Many believe the metaverse is set to take off in a big way. That brings with it substantial opportunities for businesses as well as investors – but only if it can be successfully regulated
Events, such as the Russia-Ukraine war, spiraling global debt and the looming climate crisis, are exposing a systemic failure to appropriately analyse geo-political risk
Driving towards a connected and green ecosystem
The roadmap to an innovative future in the automotive industry is one that is continually adapting as sustainability and technological advancements both play their...
Embedded finance brings fresh opportunities apenty
With the introduction of embedded finance and banking-as-a-service, vast opportunities have arisen to integrate services and offerings and hyper-personalise our digital experiences
Top 5 ways that GDPR has impacted digital banking
GDPR has created a more challenging regulatory landscape. However, it also presents new opportunities for the digital banking sector
Our tax system is in urgent need of an overhaul
Tax rules are stacked in favour of the rich and unless there is meaningful change we could be heading for disaster
The end of an economic illusion
The stories that governments make up about inflation have been a way of pulling the wool over their eyes, for stimulus spending cannot continue forever and will only push inflation higher if it does
US stops playing by the rules
Just five countries voted against a UN resolution to condemn Russian aggression, with China a notable abstention. With the US freezing Russia’s foreign-exchange reserves, it is setting a precedent that might make reserve currency holders, like China, nervous
The carbon price solution
We are now in a race against time to mitigate the effects of climate change. Calls for phasing out fossil-fuel subsidies and introducing a carbon price were largely ignored in 2015, but the financial markets must answer those calls now
Start-up culture goes global
The rapid expansion of mobile internet has provided better accessibility to a global market, sparking a start-up revolution. But while high-growth companies are appearing all over the world, they rely on local ecosystems that support entrepreneurial activities
Can technology reduce bias in the hiring process?
The pandemic has precipitated the current digital revolution – Evren Lucas asks if we can use ‘the great resignation’ as a means to reset...
Top 5 emerging fintech hubs across the globe right now
Fintech companies are bringing disruption to all segments of finance, from payments to wealth management. A number of cities are poised to unlock business...
Breaking new ground in the wine industry
Advancements in de-alcoholising technology have helped to revolutionise the zero- and low-alcohol wine market. Opportunities abound to innovate and rethink approaches in this challenging...
Where next for VR?
It’s shaping up to be a big year for VR with Meta’s entry-level Quest 2 selling well and a ‘pro’ headset in Project Cambria...
Can neobanks take on the old guard?
Digital banks have gained momentum in the past few years amid the global turmoil caused by the pandemic. They now face regulatory headwinds as...
Plan ahead by investing early in young employees
Has the ‘Great Resignation’ provided the push that companies need to rethink starting salaries? It might just be the starting point for drastically improving...
Top 5 ways that the finance industry can prepare for AI
The rise of artificial intelligence is inevitably going to have a disruptive effect on businesses across every sector, but further transformation is expected
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- Where next for VR?
- Shaking up the cross-border payment experience
- Can neobanks take on the old guard?
- Breaking new ground in the wine industry
- Can technology reduce bias in the hiring process?
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